A report on 49th Annual Grammy Awards

Ceremony honoring the best in music for the recording year beginning October 1, 2005 and ending September 30, 2006 in the United States.

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Blige during an interview in February 2022

Mary J. Blige

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American singer, songwriter, rapper, and actress.

American singer, songwriter, rapper, and actress.

Blige during an interview in February 2022
Blige in 1998
Blige in Hamburg, Germany, 2000
Blige performing during the NFL Kickoff Game in September 2003 in Washington, D.C.
Blige performing in July 2007
Blige performing at Bumbershoot in September 2010
Blige onstage at the Raggamuffin Festival in Sydney, Australia in January 2011
Blige performing State Dinner for President François Hollande of France, 2014

She received eight Grammy Award nominations at the 2007 Grammy Awards, the most of any artist that year.

T.I. performing in 2012

T.I.

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American rapper, record executive, businessman and actor.

American rapper, record executive, businessman and actor.

T.I. performing in 2012
T.I. at the Summer Jam concert in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on July 23, 2006.
T.I. in 2009.
T.I. performing in 2014.
T.I. in a 2019 interview
T.I. posing with ABC News photojournalist Joe Floccari.
Mug shot of T.I. in September 2003

"What You Know" won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance and was nominated for Best Rap Song at the 49th Grammy Awards.

Shakira for Vogue in 2021

Shakira

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Colombian singer.

Colombian singer.

Shakira for Vogue in 2021
Shakira before entering the stage to her Tour of the Mongoose in 2003
Shakira performing at the Rock in Rio festival in 2006
Shakira at the Rock in Rio festival in 2008
Shakira performing at the We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial in 2009
Shakira at a press conference for the 2014 FIFA World Cup closing ceremony
Led Zeppelin, Shakira's biggest influence early in her career
Statue of Shakira at Barranquilla, Colombia in March 2008
Shakira, Alejandro Sanz and Juan Carlos I, The King of Spain during the Ibero-American Summit of El Salvador

In February 2007, Shakira performed for the first time at the 49th Grammy Awards and earned the nomination for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for "Hips Don't Lie" with Wyclef Jean.

Beyoncé at The Lion King premiere in 2019

Beyoncé

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American singer, songwriter, producer, and actress.

American singer, songwriter, producer, and actress.

Beyoncé at The Lion King premiere in 2019
Beyoncé (center) at the final line-up of Destiny's Child, performing during their 2005 Destiny Fulfilled... and Lovin' It concert tour
Beyoncé performing "Baby Boy", which spent nine consecutive weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart
Beyoncé performing during The Beyoncé Experience tour in 2007
Beyoncé performing during the I Am... World Tour.
Beyoncé's sound became mellower with 2011's 4 which focused on traditional R&B styles. She performed the album during her 4 Intimate Nights with Beyoncé concert residency in August 2011
Beyoncé performing during The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour in 2013. The tour is one of the highest grossing tours of the decade.
Beyoncé performing alongside Bruno Mars at Super Bowl 50 halftime show in February 2016
Beyoncé performing during The Formation World Tour in 2016. The tour grossed $256 million from 49 sold-out shows.
Beyoncé performing during the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards
Beyoncé at the premiere of her 2006 film Dreamgirls
Beyoncé performing on the I Am... World Tour with Jay-Z, whom she married in 2008
Beyoncé has conducted several fundraising and donation campaigns during her tours
Beyoncé performing during her I Am... World Tour in 2009
Beyoncé (center) and her mother, Tina, (left) at the opening of the Beyoncé Cosmetology Center on March 5, 2010

At the 49th Annual Grammy Awards (2007), B'Day was nominated for five Grammy Awards, including Best Contemporary R&B Album, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for "Ring the Alarm" and Best R&B Song and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration"for "Déjà Vu"; the Freemasons club mix of "Déjà Vu" without the rap was put forward in the Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical category. B'Day won the award for Best Contemporary R&B Album. The following year, B'Day received two nominations – for Record of the Year for "Irreplaceable" and Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for "Beautiful Liar" (with Shakira), also receiving a nomination for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Pictures, Television or Other Visual Media for her appearance on Dreamgirls: Music from the Motion Picture (2006).

FutureSex/LoveSounds

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Second studio album by American singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake, released on September 8, 2006 by Jive Records and Zomba.

Second studio album by American singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake, released on September 8, 2006 by Jive Records and Zomba.

Timberlake in 2006
Timbaland guested on several dates on Timberlake's 2007 FutureSex/LoveShow worldwide concert tour. Timbaland, his protégé Danja, and Timberlake wrote and produced a majority of tracks that appeared on the album.
Rick Rubin produced "(Another Song) All Over Again", the only song on the album that was written on paper.
Timberlake performing at St. Paul, Minnesota, one of the venues of his first worldwide tour, the FutureSex/LoveShow

Aside from earning numerous best-of-the-decade lists, the album received several Grammy Award nominations, including Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album, while its first four singles won in their respective categories.

Taking the Long Way

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Seventh studio album by American country music group Dixie Chicks.

Seventh studio album by American country music group Dixie Chicks.

Right after the Dixie Chicks won five Grammy Awards and performed "Not Ready to Make Nice" at the 49th ceremony, the album and the single reached the #1 spot on the U.S. iTunes Music Store.

Artwork for US and some non-US editions

Continuum (John Mayer album)

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Third studio album by American singer-songwriter John Mayer, released on September 12, 2006, by Aware and Columbia Records.

Third studio album by American singer-songwriter John Mayer, released on September 12, 2006, by Aware and Columbia Records.

Artwork for US and some non-US editions

Upon its release, Continuum received generally positive reviews from critics, and earned Mayer several accolades, including a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance at the 49th Grammy Awards.

Underwood at the 2019 American Music Awards

Carrie Underwood

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American country singer.

American country singer.

Underwood at the 2019 American Music Awards
Underwood performing at the World Arena in December 2006
Underwood performing in Iraq in December 2006
Underwood at the American Idol Experience premiere in February 2009
Underwood at the 2009 American Music Awards
Underwood performing at the United States Naval Academy in April 2011
Underwood performing at the 2013 CMA Music Festival
Underwood performing at the Grand Ole Opry in December 2014
Underwood performs at Super Bowl XLIV in February 2010
Underwood performing during the Blown Away World Tour in May 2013

In 2007, at the 49th Grammy Awards, Some Hearts received four Grammy nominations and Underwood won her first two Grammy Awards: Best New Artist and Best Female Country Vocal Performance for "Jesus, Take the Wheel. By winning the Best New Artist Grammy Award, Underwood became only the second country artist to ever win the award in the 56-year history of the Grammy Awards, following LeAnn Rimes (1997). She sang the Eagles song "Life in the Fast Lane" alongside Grammy nominees Rascal Flatts. She also sang the Eagles' "Desperado" to honor Don Henley of The Eagles. She also paid tribute to Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys by performing "New San Antonio Rose". At the 50th Grammy Awards, in 2008, Underwood was nominated for two more Grammys: Best Female Country Vocal Performance, for "Before He Cheats" and Best Country Collaboration with Vocals, for "Oh, Love" a duet with Brad Paisley.

Legend at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards

John Legend

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American singer, songwriter, pianist, actor, and record producer.

American singer, songwriter, pianist, actor, and record producer.

Legend at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards
Legend performing at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania in 2009
Legend at the Citi Presents: Evenings with Legends show in 2014
Legend during an interview in 2019

At the 2007 Grammy Awards ceremony, the song "Heaven" was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, while lead single "Save Room" received a nod in the Best Male Pop Vocal category.

Danger Mouse performing with Broken Bells in 2010

Danger Mouse (musician)

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American musician, songwriter and record producer.

American musician, songwriter and record producer.

Danger Mouse performing with Broken Bells in 2010
Danger Mouse (left) and CeeLo Green performing as Gnarls Barkley in 2007

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