FYI — Eligibility “year” is 10/1/04 to 9/30/05. That’s why no Ariel Pink! Mariah, Kanye, and John Legend are today’s happy campers, with eight nods each. But here are the categories you might care (to argue) about:
RECORD OF THE YEARMariah Carey “We Belong Together”
Award to the Artist (and Producers/Engineers/Mixers).
Gorillaz Featuring De La Soul “Feel Good Inc”
Green Day “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams”
Gwen Stefanni “Hollaback Girl”
Kanye West “Gold Digger”
SONG OF THE YEARRascal Flatts “Bless The Broken Road”
Award to the Songwriter.
Bruce Springsten “Devils & Dust”
John Legend “Ordinary People”
U2 “Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own”
Mariah Carey “We Belong Together”
ALBUM OF THE YEARMariah Carey The Emancipation Of Mimi
Award to the Artist and Album Producer/Engineer/Mixer/Mastering Engineer/Jesus/Etc…
Paul McCartney Chaos And Creation In The Backyard
Gwen Stefani Love. Angel. Music. Baby.
U2 How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
Kanye West Late Registration
BEST NEW ARTISTCiara
Award to the act who establishes its public identity during the elibiligy period. Winner will never be heard from again.
Fall Out Boy
BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUMThe Arcade Fire Funeral
The nominating comittee never listened to the following albums, but some members read about Canada Rock in Newsweek and their grandkids like The O.C.
Death Cab For Cutie Plans
Franz Ferdinand You Could Have It So Much Better
The White Stripes Get Behind Me Satan
Other areas of note:Killers & White Stripes duke it out in Best Pop – Duo Or Group, but will lose to Maroon 5.
LCD Soundsystem nabbed two Dance noms.
Coldplay got serverd … only three nomiations (in the rock categories).
Gorillaz “Dirty Harry” competes in Best R&B Song!
Full list here.