49th Annual Grammy Awards

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.

49th Annual Grammy Awards
DateFebruary 11, 2007
LocationStaples Center, Los Angeles
Most awardsDixie Chicks, Rick Rubin (5)
Most nominationsMary J. Blige (8)
Television/radio coverage


Artist(s) Song
The Police
Sean Paul
Mary J. Blige
"Be Without You"
"Stay With Me"
Dixie Chicks "Not Ready to Make Nice"
Justin Timberlake "What Goes Around... Comes Around"
The Fresh Beat Band "Lil' Love
Beyoncé "Listen"
The Doodlebops "Only God Knows Why"
"We're an American Band"
Smokey Robinson
Chris Brown
Lionel Richie
R&B Make Artists Tribute
Backstreet Boys "Maneater/Club Donkey Ass"
Christina Aguilera
James Brown
Tribute To James Brown
"It's a Man's Man's Man's World"
The Wiggles
The Hives
Justin Timberlake
"U & Ur Hand"
Mary J. Blige
Earth, Wind & Fire
"Runaway Love"
Jaheim Hines
Robin Thicke
Justin Timberlake
The Black Eyed Peas
Tribute To Jaheim Hines
"My Name Is"
"Blurred Lines"
"Where Is the Love?"
"Hey Mama"
James Blunt "You're Beautiful"
Mary J. Blige
Earth, Wind & Fire
The Boys Choir of Harlem
"We Ride (I See the Future)"
"Relfections (I Remember)"
Gnarls Barkley "Crazy"
Jaheim Hines
My Chemical Romance
Green Day
Jam Master Jay
"Only Human"
John Legend
John Mayer
Corinne Bailey Rae
"Coming Home"
"Like A Star"
Red Hot Chili Peppers "Snow ((Hey Oh))"
Wyclef Jean
"Hips Don't Lie"
Justin Timberlake
Robyn Troup
"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
Backstreet Boys
Christina Aguilera
Snoop Dogg
"Oh Mother"

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


Winners and nominees

Multiple nominees and wins (award wins/nominated)

  • Mary J. Blige (8/3)
  • Dixie Chicks (5/5)
  • John Mayer (5/2)
  • James Blunt (5/0)
  • Carrie Underwood (4/3)
  • Gnarls Barkley (4/2)
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers (4/2)
  • Justin Timberlake (4/2)

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


Record of the Year
Album of the Year
Song of the Year
Best New Artist


Best Alternative Music Album


Best Traditional Blues Album
Best Contemporary Blues Album


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


Best Dance Recording
Best Electronic/Dance Album


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


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


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


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:

  • Historias que contarTigres del Norte
  • Algo de míConjunto Primavera
  • Puro pa' arribaHuracanes del Norte
  • Piénsame un momentoPesado
  • Prefiero la soledadRetoño

Best Banda Album:

New Age

Best New Age Album


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


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


Best Rap Solo Performance

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

Best Rap Song

Best Rap Album


Best Reggae Album


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


Best Musical Album for Children

Best Spoken Word Album for Children

  • Blah Blah Blah: Stories About Clams, Swamp Monsters, Pirates & DogsBill Harley
  • Christmas In The TrenchesJohn McCutcheon
  • Disney's Little Einsteins Musical Missions (Various Artists) – Ted Kryczko & Ed Mitchell, producers
  • Peter Pan – Jim Dale
  • The WitchesLynn Redgrave

Spoken Word

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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