The Grammys 2006

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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

  • 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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Late Registration

Gold Digger

  • Artist: Kanye West
  • Song: Gold Digger
  • From: Late Registration

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

  • Artist: John Legend
  • Song: Number One
  • From: Get Lifted

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

  • Artist: Keane
  • Song: Everybody's Changing
  • From: Hopes and Fears

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)

  • Artist: Sugarland
  • Song: Just Might (Make Me Believe)
  • From: Twice the Speed of Life

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

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Chicago Wind

Rebuild America First

  • Artist: Merle Haggard
  • Song: Rebuild America First
  • From: Chicago Wind

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

  • 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."

Advisory: This song contains adult language

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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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