Grammy Nominations Announced Blige Chili Peppers Top The List

Los Angeles, CA (December 7, 2006)--Nominations for the 49th Annual Grammy Awards were announced today by The Recording Academy, reflecting a year in which multiple genres were represented in top categories, new up-and-comers were nominated alongside established artists and a diverse array of producers and other creative professionals garnered multiple nominations. Mary J. Blige tops the nominations with eight, while Red Hot Chili Peppers garner six, James Blunt, the Dixie Chicks, John Mayer, Danger Mouse, Prince, Rick Rubin, will.i.am and John Williams each earn five nods. Beyoncé, Bryan-Michael Cox, Gnarls Barkley, Israel Houghton, T.I and Justin Timberlake receive four each.
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Los Angeles, CA (December 7, 2006)--Nominations for the 49th Annual Grammy Awards were announced today by The Recording Academy, reflecting a year in which multiple genres were represented in top categories, new up-and-comers were nominated alongside established artists and a diverse array of producers and other creative professionals garnered multiple nominations. Mary J. Blige tops the nominations with eight, while Red Hot Chili Peppers garner six, James Blunt, the Dixie Chicks, John Mayer, Danger Mouse, Prince, Rick Rubin, will.i.am and John Williams each earn five nods. Beyoncé, Bryan-Michael Cox, Gnarls Barkley, Israel Houghton, T.I and Justin Timberlake receive four each.

The 49th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on "Grammy Sunday," Feb. 11, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and once again will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8 - 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

In the production and engineering categories, the following are this year’s nominations:

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical (An Engineer's Award. (Artists names appear in parenthesis):

Adieu False Heart: Gary Paczosa, engineer (Linda Ronstadt & Ann Savoy) [Vanguard Records]
At War With The Mystics: The Flaming Lips & Dave Fridmann, engineers (The Flaming Lips) [Warner Bros. Records]
Like Red On A Rose: Brandon Bell, Terry Christian & Gary Paczosa, engineers (Alan Jackson) [Arista Nashville]
The Phat Pack: Marcelo Penell, Dave Sharenow & Tommy Vicari, engineers (Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band) [Immergent]
Suitcase: Rik Pekkonen & John Porter, engineers (Keb' Mo')[Epic/One Haven/Red Ink]

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical (A Producer's Award. (Artists names appear in parenthesis):

Howard Benson
Every Man For Himself (Hoobastank) (A)
Flyleaf (Flyleaf) (A)
In With The Out Crowd (Less Than Jake) (A)
One-X (Three Days Grace) (A)
The Paramour Sessions (Papa Roach) (A)
Popaganda (Head Automatica) (A)
Saosin (Saosin) (A)

T Bone Burnett
Thunderbird (Cassandra Wilson) (A)
The True False Identity (T Bone Burnett) (A)
Walk The Line — Soundtrack (Joaquin Phoenix & Various Artists) (A)

Danger Mouse
Pieces Of The People We Love (The Rapture) (T)
St. Elsewhere (Gnarls Barkley) (A)

Rick Rubin
American V: A Hundred Highways (Johnny Cash) (A)
God's Gonna Cut You Down (Johnny Cash) (T)
Stadium Arcadium (Red Hot Chili Peppers) (A)
Taking The Long Way (Dixie Chicks) (A)
12 Songs (Neil Diamond) (A)

Will.i.am
About You (Mary J. Blige Featuring Will.i.am) (T)
Big Girls Don't Cry (Fergie) (T)
Damn Girl (Justin Timberlake Featuring Will.i.am) (T)
I Am Somebody (Santana Featuring Will.i.am) (T)
I Love My B**** (Busta Rhymes Featuring Kelis & Will.i.am) (T)
Mas Que Nada (Sergio Mendes Featuring The Black Eyed Peas) (T)
Timeless (Sergio Mendes) (A)

"These nominations truly reflect a diverse and vibrant community of music makers and creators who represent some of the most remarkable music of the year," said Recording Academy President Neil Portnow. "Once again, the Grammy Awards process has delivered a well-rounded group of excellent nominees, which promises music lovers a spectacular show filled with dynamic performances and 'Grammy Moments' that can only be seen on the Grammy Awards telecast."

In the General Field, nominees for Album Of The Year are Taking The Long Way by the Dixie Chicks, St. Elsewhere by Gnarls Barkley, Continuum by John Mayer, Stadium Arcadium by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and FutureSex/LoveSounds by Justin Timberlake. Nominees for Record Of The Year are "Be Without You" (Mary J. Blige), "You're Beautiful" (James Blunt), "Not Ready To Make Nice" (Dixie Chicks), "Crazy" (Gnarls Barkley) and "Put Your Records On" (Corinne Bailey Rae). The Best New Artist nominees are rock troubadour James Blunt, R&B singer Chris Brown, British singer/songwriter Imogen Heap, neo-soul singer Corinne Bailey Rae and country singer Carrie Underwood.

Check out a full and detailed list of the nominations at www.grammy.com/GRAMMY_Awards/49th_Show/list.aspx.