50th Annual Grammy Awards

Final: The Idols were pretty much shut out of all their categories. (See below).   Daughtry, Fantasia and Mandisa were completely shut out.

The White Stripes, Foo-Fighters, Bruce Springsteen, Amy Winehouse, Alicia Keys–deserved their awards. Nothing more to say, really.

The 50th Annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast tonight by CBS 8 PM ET. Check out the list of Idol nominees. It’s pretty impressive. In all, there are 7 Idols nominated for awards: Carrie Underwood, Chris Daughtry, Fantasia, Kelly Clarkson, Mandisa, Jennifer Hudson and Ace Young.

Good luck to all the Idols up for awards tonight!

There is pre-Grammy live blogging at Billboard. Check out the bit with Ace Young. Grammy.com is posting the winners.

ETA: The Pre-Grammy Award Telecast is going on now. Many of the awards will be handed out before tonight’s live telecast.


  • Carrie Underwood WON Best Female Country Vocal Performance for “Before He Cheats”.
  • “Before He Cheats” by Carrie Underwood, written by Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins WON Best Country Song
  • …Love You I Do from Dreamgirls WON Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media the song is performed by Jennifer Hudson.


Awarded at pre-Grammy award show:

  • Isreal and New Breed, A Deeper Level, won Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album beating out Mandisa, True Beauty.
  • “Radio Nowhere” written by Bruce Springsteen won Best Rock song beating out Chris Daughtry, Gregg Wattenberg, Mark Wilkerson & Brett (Ace) Young for “It’s Not Over”
  • Maroon 5, “Make Me Wonder” won Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals beating out Daughtry for “Home”.
  • The White Stripes, “Icky Thump” won for Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals beating out Daughtry “It’s Not Over.”
  • “Lost Highway” by Willie Nelson and Ray Price won Best Country Collaboration With Vocals beating out both “Because of You” Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson and “Oh Love” Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood.
  • “No One” by Dirty Harry, Kerry Brothers, Alicia Keys won for Best R&B Song beating out Louis Biancaniello, Waynne Nugent, Erika Nuri, Kevin Risto, Janet Sewel & Sam Watters, who wrote Fantasia’s “When I See U”
  • Ne-yo won Best Contemporary R&B album for Because of You beating out Fantasia for Fantasia.

Awarded during the live broadcast:

  • “No One” by Alicia Keys won Best Female R&B Vocal Performance beating out Fantasia for “When I See U”
  • “Love” by the Beatles won Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media beating out Dreamgirls, featuring Jennifer Hudson.
  • “Rehab” by Amy Winhouse won Song Of The Year beating out “Before He Cheats” by Carrie Underwood, written by John Kear & Chris Tompkins.
  • Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, Foo Fighters won Best Rock Album beating out Daughtry, Daughtry.

Grammy Arrivals After the Jump!!! MORE: I’m adding Red Carpet and Backstage pics as they come in…

Fantasia looking mighty FINE!

Ace Young, pre-tuxedo. Hot.

Carrie Underwood: Uhhhh….NO.

Chris Daughtry: SHINY!


Carrie Underwood and Rhianna backstage

Carrie Underwood: Before He Cheats

Carrie Underwood: Where’s the Whip?

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