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Grammy Winners: You Heard Them on NPR

Feb 9, 2006

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Grammy was especially kind to Kanye West, U2, Alison Krauss and Kelly Clarkson Wednesday night. Comeback kid Mariah Carey didn't go home empty-handed, but she might have been a tad disappointed. Recent NPR coverage has featured a broad variety of Wednesday night's award winners through interviews, reviews and performances. Here are some highlights of past coverage of selected stars:

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Best Alternative Music Album   Get Behind Me Satan by The White Stripes

Best Traditional Blues Album   80 by B.B. King & Friends

Best Contemporary Blues Album   Cost Of Living by Delbert McClinton

Best Comedy Album   Never Scared by Chris Rock

Best Country Album   Lonely Runs Both Ways by Alison Krauss And Union Station

Best Bluegrass Album The Company We Keep by The Del McCoury Band

Best Female Country Vocal Performance   "The Connection" by Emmylou Harris, from the album The Very Best Of Emmylou Harris: Heartaches & Highways

Best Traditional Folk Album (Vocal or Instrumental.) Fiddler's Green by Tim O'Brien

Best Contemporary Folk Album (Vocal or Instrumental.)   Fair & Square by John Prine

Best Contemporary Jazz Album (For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.)   The Way Up by Pat Metheny Group

Best Jazz Vocal Album (For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)   Good Night, And Good Luck by Dianne Reeves

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance (For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)   "From The Bottom Of My Heart" by Stevie Wonder, from the album A Time To Love

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals (For a collaborative performance, with vocals, by artists who do not normally perform together. Singles or Tracks only.)   "Feel Good Inc." by Gorillaz Featuring De La Soul, from Demon Days

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance (For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)   "Devils & Dust" by Bruce Springsteen, from the album Devils & Dust

Best Traditional World Music Album (Vocal or Instrumental.)   In The Heart Of The Moon by Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate

Traditional Tropical Latin Album Bebo Valdes, Bebo De Cuba

Traditional Pop Tony Bennett, The Art of Romance

Polka Album Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra, Shake, Rattle and Polka!

Best Pop Instrumental Les Paul, Caravan

Pop Instrumental Album Burt Bacharach, At This Time

Rap Solo Performance Kanye West, "Gold Digger"

Hard Rock System of a Down, B.Y.O.B.

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