The Grammys 2006

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

  • Artist: Mariah Carey
  • Song: We Belong Together
  • From: The Emancipation of Mimi [Bonus Tracks]

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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Chaos and Creation in the Backyard

Fine Line

  • Artist: Paul McCartney
  • Song: Fine Line
  • From: Chaos and Creation in the Backyard

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

  • Artist: Gwen Stefani
  • Song: Hollaback Girl
  • From: Love.Angel.Music.Baby.

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

  • Artist: Sufjan Stevens
  • Song: Chicago
  • From: Illinois

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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