49th Annual Grammy Awards

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49th Annual Grammy Awards
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DateFebruary 11, 2007
Location Staples Center, Los Angeles
Most awards Dixie Chicks (5)
Most nominations Mary J. Blige (8)
Website http://www.grammy.com   Blue pencil.svg
Television/radio coverage
Network CBS

The 49th Annual Grammy Awards was a ceremony honoring the best in music for the recording year beginning September 15, 2005 and ending September 14, 2006 in the United States. The awards were handed out on Sunday, February 11, 2007 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Dixie Chicks were the night's biggest winners winning a total of five awards. Mary J. Blige received the most nominations, with eight. Don Henley was honored as MusiCares Person of the Year two nights prior to the show on February 9, 2007. The show won an Emmy for Outstanding Lighting Direction (electronic, multicamera) for VMC Programming.

Staples Center Arena in California, United States

Staples Center, officially stylized as STAPLES Center, is a multi-purpose arena in Downtown Los Angeles. Adjacent to the L.A. Live development, it is located next to the Los Angeles Convention Center complex along Figueroa Street. The arena opened on October 17, 1999, and is one of the major sporting facilities in the Greater Los Angeles Area.

Los Angeles City in California

Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the most populous city in California, the second most populous city in the United States, after New York City, and the third most populous city in North America. With an estimated population of four million, Los Angeles is the cultural, financial, and commercial center of Southern California. The city is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, Hollywood and the entertainment industry, and its sprawling metropolis. Los Angeles is the largest city on the West Coast of North America.

Dixie Chicks American country music band

Dixie Chicks are an American music group composed of founding members Martie Erwin Maguire and Emily Erwin Robison, and lead singer Natalie Maines. The band formed in 1989 in Dallas, Texas, and was originally composed of four women performing bluegrass and country music, busking and touring the bluegrass festival circuits and small venues for six years without attracting a major label. After the departure of one bandmate, the replacement of their lead singer, and a slight change in their repertoire, the Dixie Chicks soon achieved commercial success, beginning in 1998 with hit songs "There's Your Trouble" and "Wide Open Spaces".

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Performances

Artist(s)Song
The Police "Roxanne"
Mary J. Blige "Be Without You"
"Stay With Me"
Dixie Chicks "Not Ready to Make Nice"
Justin Timberlake "What Goes Around... Comes Around"
Beyoncé "Listen"
Smokey Robinson
Chris Brown
Lionel Richie
R&B Make Artists Tribute
Christina Aguilera Tribute To James Brown
"It's a Man's Man's Man's World"
Ludacris
Mary J. Blige
Earth, Wind & Fire
"Runaway Love"
James Blunt "You're Beautiful"
Gnarls Barkley "Crazy"
John Legend
John Mayer
Corinne Bailey Rae
"Coming Home"
"Gravity"
"Like A Star"
Red Hot Chili Peppers "Snow ((Hey Oh))"
Shakira
Wyclef Jean
"Hips Don't Lie"
Justin Timberlake
Robyn Troup
T.I.
"Ain't No Sunshine"
"My Love"
Carrie Underwood
Rascal Flatts
Tribute To Bob Wills & Don Henley
"San Antonio Rose", Underwood
"Desperado", Underwood
"Life In The Fast Lane", Underwood with Rascal Flatts

The performance of Roxanne by The Police to open the show promoted the start of their reunion tour.

Roxanne (song) 1978 single by The Police

"Roxanne" is a song by English rock band The Police. The song was written by lead singer and bassist Sting and was released in April 1978 as a single from their debut album Outlandos d'Amour. It was written from the point of view of a man who falls in love with a prostitute. On re-release in 1979, the song peaked at  No. 12 on the UK Singles Chart.

The Police English rock band

The Police were a British rock band formed in London in 1977. For most of their history the band consisted of Sting, Andy Summers (guitar) and Stewart Copeland. The Police became globally popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Emerging in the British new-wave scene, they played a style of rock influenced by punk, reggae, and jazz. Considered one of the leaders of the Second British Invasion of the US, in 1983 Rolling Stone labelled them "the first British New Wave act to break through in America on a grand scale, and possibly the biggest band in the world." The Police disbanded in 1986, but reunited in early 2007 for a one-off world tour that ended in August 2008.

Presenters

Burt Bacharach American pianist, composer and music producer

Burt Freeman Bacharach is an American composer, songwriter, record producer, pianist, and singer who has composed hundreds of pop songs from the late 1950s through the 1980s, many in collaboration with lyricist Hal David. A six-time Grammy Award winner and three-time Academy Award winner, Bacharach's songs have been recorded by more than 1,000 different artists. As of 2014, he had written 73 US and 52 UK Top 40 hits. He is considered one of the most important composers of 20th-century popular music.

Joan Baez American singer

Joan Chandos Baez is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and activist whose contemporary folk music often includes songs of protest or social justice. Baez has performed publicly for over 60 years, releasing over 30 albums. Fluent in Spanish and English, she has also recorded songs in at least six other languages. Although generally regarded as a folk singer, her music has diversified since the counterculture era of the 1960s, and encompasses genres such as folk rock, pop, country, and gospel music.

Natasha Bedingfield English singer and songwriter

Natasha Anne Bedingfield is an English singer and songwriter. Bedingfield released her debut album, Unwritten, in 2004, which contained primarily up-tempo pop songs and was influenced by R&B music. It enjoyed international success with more than 2.3 million copies sold worldwide. Bedingfield received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for the title track "Unwritten", and at the 2005 and 2006 Brit Awards she was nominated for Best British Female Artist. Unwritten also produced her only UK number one, "These Words".

Winners and nominees

Multiple nominees and wins (award wins/nominated)

Bold type indicates the winner out of the list of nominees.

General

Record of the Year
Not Ready to Make Nice 2006 Dixie Chicks song

"Not Ready to Make Nice" is a song co-written and performed by American country music band Dixie Chicks. It was released in June 2006 as the first single from the band's seventh studio album, Taking the Long Way. It remains the band's biggest hit in the US to date—it is their only song to be certified Platinum and reach the top five on the Hot 100. The song was written by Natalie Maines, Martie Maguire, Emily Robison, and Dan Wilson.

Rick Rubin American music producer

Frederick Jay Rubin is an American record producer and former co-president of Columbia Records. Along with Russell Simmons, he is the co-founder of Def Jam Recordings and also established American Recordings. With the Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Geto Boys, and Run-DMC, Rubin helped popularize hip hop music.

Richard Dodd British musician

Richard Dodd is a cellist, recording artist, musician in Bristol, England.

Album of the Year
Song of the Year
Best New Artist

Alternative

Best Alternative Music Album

Blues

Best Traditional Blues Album
Best Contemporary Blues Album

Country

Best Female Country Vocal Performance
Best Male Country Vocal Performance
Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
Best Country Collaboration with Vocals
Best Country Instrumental Performance
Best Country Song
Best Country Album
Best Bluegrass Album

Dance

Best Dance Recording
Best Electronic/Dance Album

Folk

Best Traditional Folk Album
Best Contemporary Folk/American Album
Best Hawaiian Music Album

Gospel

Best Gospel Performance
Best Gospel Song
Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album
Best Traditional Gospel Album
Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album

Jazz

Best Contemporary Jazz Album
Best Jazz Vocal Album
Best Jazz Instrumental Solo
Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Best Latin Jazz Album

Latin

Best Latin Pop Album:

Best Latin Rock, Alternative Or Urban Album:

Best Tropical Latin Album:

Best Mexican / Mexican-American Album:

Best Tejano Album:

Best Norteño Album:

Best Banda Album:

New Age

Best New Age Album

Pop

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals
Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
Best Pop Instrumental Performance
Best Pop Instrumental Album
Best Pop Vocal Album

R&B

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals
Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
Best Urban/Alternative Performance
Best R&B Song
Best R&B Album

Best Contemporary R&B Album

Rap

Best Rap Solo Performance

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

Best Rap Song

Best Rap Album

Reggae

Best Reggae Album

Rock

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance

Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal

Best Hard Rock Performance
Best Metal Performance
Best Rock Instrumental Performance

Best Rock Song

Best Rock Album

Traditional Pop

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Spoken Word

Best Spoken Word Album for Children

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Story Telling)

Best Comedy Album (For comedy recordings, spoken or musical)

Music Video

Best Short Form Music Video
Best Long Form Music Video

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