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Grammy night winners and losers

Diana Forbes | Interrobang | Lifestyles | February 13th, 2006

U2, Kelly Clarkson and John Legend were the big winners at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards last Wednesday. The lack of a host and minimal speeches made the night more about the music than the artists egos, with the obvious exception of Kanye West and his giant “Thank You List.”

The biggest upset was by comeback diva Mariah Carey, who was shut out of record and album of the year even though The Emancipation of Mimi was the top-selling CD of 2005.

Kanye West

One of the biggest problems, which keeps getting worse every year, was the length of the show. At three and a half hours, it was hard for anyone to stay tuned, let alone stay entertained. To inform those who may have fallen asleep, channel surfed or had better things to do, here's the list of winners:

Album Of The Year: How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb, U2.

Record Of The Year: Boulevard Of Broken Dreams, Green Day.

Best New Artist: John Legend

Male R&B Vocal Performance: Ordinary People, John Legend.

Female R&B Vocal Performance: We Belong Together, Mariah Carey

R&B Performance By A Duo or Group With Vocals: So Amazing, Beyonce and Stevie Wonder

Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: A House Is Not a Home, Aretha Franklin

Urban /Alternative Performance: Welcome to Jamrock, Damian Marley

R&B Song: We Belong Together, Johnta Austin, Mariah Carey, Jermaine Dupri, Manuel Seal, songwriters (Mariah Carey)

R&B Album: Get Lifted, John Legend

Contemporary R&B Album: The Emancipation of Mimi, Mariah Carey

Pop Vocal Album: Breakaway, Kelly Clarkson.

Rap/Sung Collaboration: Numb/Encore, Jay-Z Featuring Linkin Park.

Song Of The Year: Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own, U2.

Female Pop Vocal Performance: Since U Been Gone, Kelly Clarkson.

Country Album: Lonely Runs Both Ways, Alison Krauss And Union Station.

Rap Album: Late Registration, Kanye West.

Rock Album: How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb, U2.

Rap Solo Performance: Gold Digger, Kanye West.

Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group: Don't Phunk With My Heart , The Black Eyed Peas.

Rap Song: Diamonds From Sierra Leone, D Harris And Kanye West.

Solo Rock Vocal Performance: Devils & Dust, Bruce Springsteen.

Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal: Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own, U2.

Hard Rock Performance: B.Y.O.B., System Of A Down.

Metal Performance: Before I Forget, Slipknot.

Rock Instrumental Performance: 69 Freedom Special, Les Paul And Friends.

Rock Song: City Of Blinding Lights, U2, - A Tribute to Mother Earth, Various Artists.

Comedy Album: Never Scared, Chris Rock
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