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|48th Annual Grammy Awards|
|Date||February 8, 2006|
|Location||Staples Center, Los Angeles|
|Most awards||U2 (5)|
|Most nominations||John Legend, Kanye West, Mariah Carey (8 each)|
|Website|| http://www.grammy.com |
The 48th Annual Grammy Awards took place on February 8, 2006, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Irish rock band U2 were the main recipients with five awards including Album of the Year. Mariah Carey, John Legend, and Kanye West were each nominated for eight awards and won three; Alison Krauss & Union Station also won three awards; and Kelly Clarkson won two. Green Day were amongst the big winners, winning the Grammy Award for Record of the Year.
|Artist (s)||Song (s)|
| Madonna |
De La Soul
|"Feel Good Inc."|
|John Legend||"Ordinary People"|
| U2 |
Mary J. Blige
|Kelly Clarkson||"Because of You"|
|Paul McCartney||"Fine Line"|
| Mariah Carey |
James 'Big Jim' Wright
Hezekiah Walker and The Love Fellowship Choir
|"We Belong Together"|
"Fly like a Bird"
| Keith Urban |
|"You'll Think of Me"|
"The Lucky One"
| Sly & the Family Stone tribute|
"If You Want Me to Stay""
"Dance to the Music"
"I Want to Take You Higher"
| Linkin Park |
|Bruce Springsteen||"Devils & Dust"|
| Kanye West |
Florida A & M University Marching 100
"Touch the Sky"
| Christina Aguilera |
|"A Song for You"|
| Allen Toussaint |
|"We Can Can"|
| Sam Moore |
an ensemble band
|"In the Midnight Hour"|
U2 was the night's top winner, with five awards. Their win for Album of the Year was their second win for that particular award. They previously won it back in 1988 for The Joshua Tree . They are the only rock act to have more than one Album of the Year win.
Top nominees included Mariah Carey, John Legend and Kanye West with eight each, but won only three awards each. Kelly Clarkson won two awards, becoming the first American Idol contestant ever to win a Grammy.
Multiple award winners (awards won/nominated):
Awards for composing and arranging:
Awards for soundtrack contributions:
Award for Musical theatre recording:
Awards for production and engineering: