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All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen talks with NPR music reviewers Tom Moon, Will Hermes and Meredith Ochs about this year's Grammy Awards nominees. They offer their predictions for who will win, who should win and offer a lively debate on the value of the Grammys.

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The Grammys 2006

The Emancipation of Mimi

We Belong Together

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We Belong Together

  • from The Emancipation of Mimi [Bonus Tracks]
  • by Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey is up for several Grammys, including "Album of the Year" for The Emancipation of Mimi and "Record of the Year" for "We Belong Together."

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Late Registration

Gold Digger

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Gold Digger

  • from Late Registration
  • by Kanye West

Kanye West is also up for "Record" and "Song of the Year" for the CD Late Registration, featuring the cut "Gold Digger."

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Get Lifted

Number One

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Number One

  • from Get Lifted
  • by John Legend

John Legend is a nominee for the "Best New Artist" category for his break-out CD Get Lifted.

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Hopes and Fears

Everybody's Changing

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  • from Hopes and Fears
  • by Keane

Keane is also a nominee in the "Best New Artist" category for their album Hopes and Fears.

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Twice the Speed of Life

Just Might (Make Me Believe)

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Just Might (Make Me Believe)

  • from Twice the Speed of Life
  • by Sugarland

Sugarland is up for "Best New Artist" for their CD Twice the Speed of Life.

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Chicago Wind

Rebuild America First

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Rebuild America First

  • from Chicago Wind
  • by Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard is one of several artists who'll receive a Lifetime Achievement Grammy. He released a new CD in 2005, Chicago Wind.

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Chaos and Creation in the Backyard

Fine Line

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Fine Line

  • from Chaos and Creation in the Backyard
  • by Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney, who's never won a Grammy as a solo artist, is up for "Album of the Year" for Chaos and Creation in the Backyard.

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Love, Angel, Music, Baby

Hollaback Girl

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Hollaback Girl

  • from Love.Angel.Music.Baby.
  • by Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani is up for "Album of the Year" for Love, Angel, Music, Baby and "Record of the Year" for the song "Hollaback Girl."

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Illinois

Chicago

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Chicago

  • from Illinois
  • by Sufjan Stevens

Sufjan Stevens was overlooked by the Grammys this year. But a number of critics independently picked his CD, Illinois, as "Album of the Year" and Sufjan for "Best New Artist."

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