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You probably can’t wait to see what we have to say about the just announced Grammy nominations for 2006. Oh, you just want the list, and couldn’t care less what a bunch of losers think? FINE!

Here's the big picture: Mary J. Blige is the top nominee with eight, while Red Hot Chili Peppers score six. James Blunt, the Dixie Chicks, John Mayer, Danger Mouse, Prince, Rick Rubin and will.i.am each earn five nods. Beyoncé, Bryan-Michael Cox, Gnarls Barkley, T.I and Justin Timberlake get four each. For a complete listing, click here.

Record Of The Year
Be Without You
Mary J. Blige

You're Beautiful
James Blunt

Not Ready To Make Nice
Dixie Chicks

Gnarls Barkley

Put Your Records On
Corinne Bailey Rae

Album Of The Year
Taking The Long Way
Dixie Chicks

St. Elsewhere
Gnarls Barkley

John Mayer

Stadium Arcadium
Red Hot Chili Peppers

Justin Timberlake

Song Of The Year
Be Without You
Johnta Austin, Mary J. Blige, Bryan-Michael Cox & Jason Perry, songwriters (Mary
J. Blige)

Jesus, Take The Wheel
Brett James, Hillary Lindsey & Gordie Sampson, songwriters (Carrie Underwood)

Not Ready To Make Nice
Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines, Emily Robison & Dan Wilson, songwriters (Dixie

Put Your Records On
John Beck, Steve Chrisanthou & Corinne Bailey Rae, songwriters (Corinne Bailey

You're Beautiful
James Blunt, Amanda Ghost & Sacha Skarbek, songwriters (James Blunt)

Best New Artist
James Blunt
Chris Brown
Imogen Heap
Corinne Bailey Rae
Carrie Underwood

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
Ain't No Other Man
Christina Aguilera

Natasha Bedingfield

You Can Close Your Eyes
Sheryl Crow

Stupid Girls

Black Horse And The Cherry Tree
KT Tunstall

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
You're Beautiful
James Blunt

Save Room
John Legend

Waiting On The World To Change
John Mayer

Jenny Wren
Paul McCartney

Bad Day
Daniel Powter

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
My Humps
The Black Eyed Peas

I Will Follow You Into The Dark
Death Cab For Cutie

Over My Head (Cable Car)
The Fray

Is It Any Wonder?

The Pussycat Dolls

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
For Once In My Life
Tony Bennett & Stevie Wonder

Mary J. Blige & U2

Always On Your Side
Sheryl Crow & Sting

Nelly Furtado & Timbaland

Hips Don't Lie
Shakira & Wyclef Jean

Best Pop Vocal Album
Back To Basics
Christina Aguilera

Back To Bedlam
James Blunt

The River In Reverse
Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint
[Verve Forecast]

John Mayer

Justin Timberlake

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Duets: An American Classic
Tony Bennett

Caught In The Act
Michael Bublé

Sarah McLachlan

Bette Midler Sings The Peggy Lee Songbook
Bette Midler

Timeless Love
Smokey Robinson

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance

Someday Baby
Bob Dylan

Route 66
John Mayer

Saving Grace
Tom Petty

Lookin' For A Leader
Neil Young

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal

How To Save A Life
The Fray

Steady, As She Goes
The Raconteurs

Dani California
Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Saints Are Coming
U2 & Green Day

Best Hard Rock Performance
Crazy Bitch

Every Day Is Exactly The Same
Nine Inch Nails

Lonely Day
System Of A Down



Best Metal Performance
Lamb Of God

Colony Of Birchmen

Lies, Lies, Lies

Eyes Of The Insane

Stone Sour

Best Rock Instrumental Performance
Chun Li's Flying Bird Kick
Arctic Monkeys

The Wizard Turns On...
The Flaming Lips

Black Hole Sun
Peter Frampton

David Gilmour

Super Colossal
Joe Satriani

Best Rock Song
Chasing Cars
Snow Patrol

Dani California
Red Hot Chili Peppers

Lookin' For A Leader
Neil Young

Someday Baby
Bob Dylan,

When You Were Young
The Killers

Best Rock Album
John Mayer Trio

Highway Companion
Tom Petty

Broken Boy Soldiers
The Raconteurs

Stadium Arcadium
Red Hot Chili Peppers

Living With War
Neil Young

Best Alternative Album
Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
Arctic Monkeys

At War With The Mystics
The Flaming Lips

St. Elsewhere
Gnarls Barkley

Show Your Bones
Yeah Yeah Yeahs

The Eraser
Thom Yorke

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
Ring The Alarm

Be Without You
Mary J. Blige

Don't Forget About Us
Mariah Carey

Day Dreaming
Natalie Cole

I Am Not My Hair

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
John Legend

So Sick

Black Sweat

I Call It Love
Lionel Richie

Got You Home
Luther Vandross

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
George Benson & Al Jarreau

Love Changes
Jamie Foxx f/Mary J. Blige

Everyday (Family Reunion)
Chaka Khan, Gerald Levert, Yolanda Adams & Carl Thomas

Family Affair
(Sly & The Family Stone), John Legend, Joss Stone w/Van Hunt
Track from: Different Strokes By Different Folks
[Epic/Legacy Recordings]

Beautiful, Loved And Blessed
Prince & Támar

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
Christmas Time Is Here
Anita Baker

God Bless The Child
George Benson & Al Jarreau f/Jill Scott

I Found My Everything
Mary J. Blige f/Raphael Saadiq

You Are So Beautiful
Sam Moore f/Billy Preston, Zucchero, Eric Clapton & Robert Randolph

How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
The Temptations

Best Urban/Alternative Performance
Gnarls Barkley

That Heat
Segio Mendes f/Erykah Badu & Will.i.am

Mas Que Nada
Sergio Mendes f/The Black Eyed Peas

Idlewild Blue (Don't Chu Worry 'Bout Me)


Best R&B Song
Be Without You
Johnta Austin, Mary J. Blige, Bryan-Michael Cox & Jason Perry, songwriters (Mary
J. Blige)

Black Sweat

Deja Vu
Shawn Carter, Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, Beyoncé Knowles, Makeba, Keli Nicole
& Delisha Thomas, songwriters (Beyoncé Featuring Jay-Z)

Don't Forget About Us
Johnta Austin, Mariah Carey, Bryan-Michael Cox & Jermaine Dupri, songwriters
(Mariah Carey)

I Am Not My Hair
Drew Ramsey, Shannon Sanders & India Arie Simpson, songwriters (India.Arie)

Best R&B Album
The Breakthrough
Mary J. Blige

Jamie Foxx

Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship


Coming Home
Lionel Richie

Best Contemporary R&B Album

Chris Brown
Chris Brown

20 Y.O.
Janet Jackson

Kelis Was Here
[Jive Records/Zomba Label Group/Dope Entertainment]

In My Own Words

Best Rap Solo Performance
Touch It
Busta Rhymes

We Run This
Missy Elliott

Kick, Push
Lupe Fiasco
Track from: Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor

Mos Def

What You Know

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group
Chamillionaire f/Krayzie Bone

Ludacris & Field Mob (f/Jamie Foxx)

Nelly f/Paul Wall, Ali & Gipp

Mighty "O"

Don't Feel Right
The Roots

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Smack That
Akon f/Eminem

Deja Vu
Beyoncé f/Jay-Z

Shake That
Eminem f/Nate Dogg

Jamie Foxx f/Ludacris

My Love
Justin Timberlake f/T.I.

Best Rap Song
It's Goin' Down
Chadron Moore & Jasiel Robinson, songwriters (Yung Joc)

Kick, Push
Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, songwriter (Lupe Fiasco)

Money Maker
Christopher Bridges & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Ludacris f/Pharrell)

Anthony Henderson, J. Slainas, O. Salinas & Hakeem Seriki, songwriters
(Chamillionaire f/Krayzie Bone)

What You Know
A. Davis & Clifford Harris, songwriters; (Donny Hathaway, Leroy Hutson & Curtis
, songwriters) (T.I.)

Best Rap Album
Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor
Lupe Fiasco

Release Therapy

In My Mind

Game Theory
The Roots


Best Female Country Vocal Performance
Miranda Lambert

I Still Miss Someone
Martina McBride

Something's Gotta Give
LeAnn Rimes

Jesus, Take The Wheel
Carrie Underwood

I Don't Feel Like Loving You Today
Gretchen Wilson

Best Male Country Vocal Performance
Every Mile A Memory
Dierks Bentley

The Reason Why
Vince Gill

The Seashores Of Old Mexico
George Strait

Would You Go With Me
Josh Turner

Once In A Lifetime
Keith Urban

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Not Ready To Make Nice
Dixie Chicks

Heaven's My Home
The Duhks

Little Big Town

What Hurts The Most
Rascal Flatts

Leave The Pieces
The Wreckers

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
Who Says You Can't Go Home
Bon Jovi & Jennifer Nettles

Tomorrow Is Forever
Solomon Burke & Dolly Parton

Calling Me
Kenny Rogers & Don Henley

Midnight Angel
Rhonda Vincent & Bobby Osborne

Love Will Always Win
Trisha Yearwood & Garth Brooks

Best Country Song
Every Mile A Memory
Brett Beavers, Dierks Bentley & Steve Bogard, songwriters (Dierks Bentley)

I Don't Feel Like Loving You Today
Matraca Berg & Jim Collins, songwriters (Gretchen Wilson)

Jesus, Take The Wheel
Brett James, Hillary Lindsey & Gordie Sampson, songwriters (Carrie Underwood)

Like Red On A Rose
Melanie Castleman & Robert Lee Castleman, songwriters (Alan Jackson)

What Hurts The Most
Steve Robson & Jeffrey Steele, songwriters (Rascal Flatts)

Best Country Album
Taking The Long Way
Dixie Chicks

Like Red On A Rose
Alan Jackson

The Road To Here
Little Big Town

You Don't Know Me: The Songs Of Cindy Walker
Willie Nelson

Your Man
Josh Turner

Best Traditional Blues Album
Brother To The Blues
Tab Benoit With Louisiana's Leroux

Bronx In Blue

People Gonna Talk
James Hunter

Guitar Groove-A-Rama
Duke Robillard

Risin' With The Blues
Ike Turner

Best Contemporary Blues Album
Live From Across The Pond
Robert Cray Band

Sippiana Hericane
Dr. John & The Lower 911

Keb' Mo'

Hope And Desire
Susan Tedeschi

After The Rain
Irma Thomas

Best Traditional Folk Album
I Stand Alone
Ramblin' Jack Elliott

Gonna Let It Shine

Adieu False Heart
Linda Ronstadt & Ann Savoy

We Shall Overcome The Seeger Sessions
Bruce Springsteen

A Distant Land To Roam
Ralph Stanley

Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album
Solo Acoustic Vol. 1
Jackson Browne

Black Cadillac
Rosanne Cash

Workbench Songs
Guy Clark

Modern Times
Bob Dylan

All The Roadrunning
Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
Brokeback Mountain
Various Artists

Various Artists

Grey's Anatomy - Volume 2
Various Artists

Little Miss Sunshine
Various Artists

Walk The Line
Joaquin Phoenix & Various Artists

Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
Can't Take It In (From The Chronicles Of Narnia - The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe)
Imogen Heap, songwriter (Imogen Heap)

I Need To Wake Up (From An Inconvenient Truth)
Melissa Etheridge, songwriter (Melissa Etheridge)

Our Town (From Cars)
Randy Newman, songwriter (James Taylor)

There's Nothing Like A Show On Broadway (From The Producers)
Mel Brooks, songwriter (Nathan Lane & Matthew Broderick)

Travelin' Thru (From Transamerica)
Dolly Parton, songwriter (Dolly Parton)

Best Album Notes
Fats Waller,
Good For What Ails You: Music Of The Medicine Shows, 1926-1937
Marshall Wyatt, album notes writer (Various Artists)

If You Got To Ask, You Ain't Got It!
Dan Morgenstern

Lost Sounds: Blacks And The Birth Of The Recording Industry 1891-1922
Tim Brooks

, Pirate Radio
Ben Edmonds

The Byrds,
There Is A Season
David Fricke

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
Howard Benson
Every Man For Himself (Hoobastank)
Flyleaf (Flyleaf)
In With The Out Crowd (Less Than Jake)
One-X (Three Days Grace)
The Paramour Sessions (Papa Roach)
Popaganda (Head Automatica)
Saosin (Saosin)

T Bone Burnett
Thunderbird (Cassandra Wilson)
The True False Identity (T Bone Burnett)
Walk The Line (Joaquin Phoenix & Various Artists)

Danger Mouse
Pieces Of The People We Love (The Rapture)
St. Elsewhere (Gnarls Barkley)

Rick Rubin
American V: A Hundred Highways (Johnny Cash)
God's Gonna Cut You Down (Johnny Cash)
Stadium Arcadium (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Taking The Long Way (Dixie Chicks)
12 Songs (Neil Diamond)

About You (Mary J. Blige f/Will.i.am)
Big Girls Don't Cry (Fergie)
Damn Girl (Justin Timberlake f/Will.i.am)
I Am Somebody (Santana f/Will.i.am)
I Love My B**** (Busta Rhymes f/Kelis & Will.i.am)
Mas Que Nada (Sergio Mendes f/The Black Eyed Peas)
Timeless (Sergio Mendes)

Music Video
8th Of November
Big & Rich
Robert Deaton, George Flanigen & Marc Oswald, video directors

When You Were Young
The Killers
Anthony Mandler, video director

Here It Goes Again
Dan Konopka, Damian Kulash, Jr, Timothy Nordwind, Andy Ross & Trish Sie, video directors

Dani California
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Tony Kaye, video director

Writing On The Walls

Best Long Form Music Video
Flow: Living In The Stream Of Music
Terence Blanchard
Jim Gabour, video director

Death Cab For Cutie
Noah Gelb, video producer

Demon Days - Live In Manchester
J.C. Hewlett, video director

I'm Going To Tell You A Secret
Jonas Akerlund
, video director

Wings For Wheels: The Making Of Born To Run
Bruce Springsteen
Thom Zimny, video director