2007 Grammy Award Winners

2007 Grammy Award Winners

  • Winners Announced: February 11, 2007
  • Held at: Staples Center, Los Angeles
  • Host: no official host
  • Eligibility Year: October 1, 2005 – September 30, 2006


  • The Dixie Chicks were the big winners of the night, taking home five awards including Album of the Year for Taking the Long Way.
  • Not Ready to Make Nice, also by the Dixie Chicks, won both Record of the Year and Song of the Year, making a strong political statement.
  • Mary J. Blige was another notable winner, bagging three awards including Best R&B Album for The Breakthrough.
  • Justin Timberlake snagged two awards, including Best Dance Recording for the hit SexyBack.
  • The iconic Tony Bennett Duets: An American Classic earned Tony Bennett two Grammys, and it was a unique collaborative project featuring various artists across genres.
  • The Best New Artist category had an unusual mix of genres represented, with British soul singer Corinne Bailey Rae and American rapper Lupe Fiasco among the nominees. Carrie Underwood took home the prize.
  • The Red Hot Chili Peppers also had a successful night, winning four awards, including Best Rock Album for Stadium Arcadium.
  • Shakira’s Hips Don’t Lie featuring Wyclef Jean was a notable snub, not winning any awards despite its massive commercial success.
  • John Mayer won Best Pop Vocal Album for Continuum, further solidifying his status as a pop and blues sensation.
  • Rick Rubin won Producer of the Year, Non-Classical, partly for his work on the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Stadium Arcadium.

2007 Grammy Winners

Album of the Year:
Taking the Long Way – Dixie Chicks
Record of the Year:
Not Ready to Make Nice – Dixie Chicks
Song of the Year:
Not Ready to Make Nice – Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines, Emily Robison and Dan Wilson (Dixie Chicks)
New Artist:
Carrie Underwood
Female R&B Vocal Performance:
Be Without You – Mary J. Blige
Pop Vocal Album:
Continuum – John Mayer
Pop Collaboration With Vocals:
For Once in My Life – Tony Bennett and Stevie Wonder
Country Album:
Taking the Long Way – Dixie Chicks
Rap Album:
Release Therapy – Ludacris
Rock Album:
Stadium Arcadium – Red Hot Chili Peppers
R&B Album:
The Breakthrough – Mary J. Blige
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical:
Rick Rubin
Traditional Pop Vocal Album:
Duets: an American Classic – Tony Bennett
Female Pop Vocal Performance:
Ain’t No Other Man – Christina Aguilera
Male Pop Vocal Performance:
Waiting on the World to Change – John Mayer
Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal:
My Humps – Black Eyed Peas
Pop Instrumental Performance:
Mornin’ – George Benson (& Al Jarreau)
Pop Instrumental Album:
Fingerprints – Peter Frampton
Rock Instrumental Performance:
The Wizard Turns On … – the Flaming Lips
Rock Song:
Dani California – Flea, John Frusciante, Anthony Kiedis and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers);
Solo Rock Vocal Performance:
Someday Baby – Bob Dylan
Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal:
Dani California – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Hard Rock Performance:
Woman – Wolfmother
Metal Performance:
Eyes of the Insane – Slayer
Alternative Music Album:
St. Elsewhere – Gnarls Barkley
Dance Recording:
Sexy Back – Justin Timberlake and Timbaland
Electronic/Dance Album:
Confessions on a Dance Floor – Madonna
Rap Solo Performance:
What You Know – T.I
Rap Performance by a Duo or Group:
Ridin – Chamillionaire featuring Krayzie Bone
Rap/Sung Collaboration:
My Love – Justin Timberlake featuring T.I
Rap Song:
Money Maker – Christopher Bridges and Pharrell Williams (Ludacris featuring Pharrell)
Urban/Alternative Performance:
Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
Male R&B Vocal Performance:
Heaven – John Legend
R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals:
Family Affair – (Sly and the Family Stone), John Legend, Joss Stone With Van Hunt
Traditional R&B Vocal Performance:
God Bless the Child – George Benson and Al Jarreau featuring Jill Scott
R&B Song:
Be Without You – Johnta Austin, Mary J. Blige, Bryan-Michael Cox and Jason Perry (Mary J. Blige)
Contemporary R&B Album:
B’Day – Beyonce
Traditional Blues Album:
Risin’ With the Blues – Ike Turner
Contemporary Blues Album:
After the Rain – Irma Thomas
Female Country Vocal Performance:
Jesus, Take the Wheel – Carrie Underwood
Male Country Vocal Performance:
The Reason Why – Vince Gill
Country Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal:
Not Ready to Make Nice – Dixie Chicks
Country Collaboration With Vocals:
Who Says You Can’t Go Home – Bon Jovi and Jennifer Nettles
Country Instrumental Performance:
Whiskey Before Breakfast – Bryan Sutton and Doc Watson
Country Song:
Jesus, Take the Wheel – Brett James, Hillary Lindsey and Gordie Sampson (Carrie Underwood)
Bluegrass Album:
Instrumentals – Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder
Contemporary Jazz Album:
The Hidden Land – Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
Jazz Instrumental Solo:
Some Skunk Funk – Michael Brecker
Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group:
The Ultimate Adventure – Chick Corea
Large Jazz Ensemble Album:
Some Skunk Funk – Randy Brecker With Michael Brecker, Jim Beard, Will Lee, Peter Erskine, Marcio
Jazz Vocal Album:
Turned to Blue – Nancy Wilson
Instrumental Composition:
A Prayer for Peace – John Williams, composer (John Williams), from “Munich — Soundtrack.”
Instrumental Arrangement:
Three Ghouls – Chick Corea, arranger (Chick Corea), from “The Ultimate Adventure.”
Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s):
For Once in My Life – Jorge Calandrelli, arranger (Tony Bennett and Stevie Wonder), from “Duets: an American Classic.”
Gospel Performance:
Victory – Yolanda Adams
Gospel Song:
Imagine Me – Kirk Franklin (Kirk Franklin)
Rock or Rap Gospel Album:
Turn Around – Jonny Lang
Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album:
Wherever You Are – Third Day
Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Gospel Album:
Glory Train – Randy Travis
Traditional Gospel Album:
Alive in South Africa – Israel and New Breed
Contemporary R&B Gospel Album:
Hero – Kirk Franklin
Short Form Music Video:
Here It Goes Again – OK Go
Long Form Music Video:
Wings for Wheels: The Making of Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen
Producer of the Year, Classical:
Elaine Martone
 Classical Album:
Mahler: Symphony No. 7 – Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor, Andreas Neubronner, producer (San Francisco Symphony)
Orchestral Performance:
Mahler: Symphony No. 7 – Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor (San Francisco Symphony)
Opera Recording:
Golijov: Ainadamar: Fountain of Tears – Robert Spano, conductor, Kelley O’Connor and Dawn Upshaw; Valerie Gross and Sid McLauchlan, producers (Women of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra)
Choral Performance:
Part: Da Pacem – Paul Hillier, conductor (Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir)
Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra):
Messiaen: Oiseaux Exotiques (Exotic Birds) – John McLaughlin Williams, conductor; Angelin Chang (Cleveland Chamber Symphony)
Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra):
Chopin: Nocturnes – Maurizio Pollini
Chamber Music Performance:
Intimate Voices – Emerson String Quartet
Small Ensemble Performance:
Padilla: Sun of Justice – Peter Rutenberg, conductor (Los Angeles Chamber Singers’ Cappella)
Classical Vocal Performance:
Rilke Songs – Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (Peter Serkin), track from Lieberson: Rilke Songs, The Six Realms, Horn Concerto
Classical Contemporary Composition:
Golijov: Ainadamar: Fountain of Tears – Osvaldo Golijov (Robert Spano)
Classical Crossover Album:
Simple Gifts – Bryn Terfel (London Voices; London Symphony Orchestra)
Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media:
Walk the Line – Joaquin Phoenix and Various Artists
Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media:
Memoirs of a Geisha – John Williams, composer
Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media:
Our Town (From Cars) – Randy Newman (James Taylor)
Musical Show Album:
Jersey Boys
Musical Album for Children:
Catch That Train – Dan Zanes and Friends
Comedy Album:
The Carnegie Hall Performance – Lewis Black
New Age Album:
Amarantine – Enya
Traditional Folk Album:
We Shall Overcome – the Seeger Sessions – Bruce Springsteen
Contemporary Folk/Americana Album:
Modern Times – Bob Dylan
Latin Pop Album (tie):
Adentro – Arjona
Limon Y Sal – Julieta Venegas
Latin Rock, Alternative or Urban Album:
Amar Es Combatir – Mana
Tropical Latin Album:
Directo Al Corazon – Gilberto Santa Rosa
Mexican/Mexican-American Album:
Historias De Mi Tierra – Pepe Aguilar
Tejano Album:
Sigue El Taconazo – Chente Barrera
Norteno Album:
Historias Que Contar – Los Tigres Del Norte
Banda Album:
Mas Alla Del Sol – Joan Sebastian
Latin Jazz Album:
Simpatico – the Brian Lynch/Eddie Palmieri Project
Native American Music Album:
Dance With the Wind – Mary Youngblood
Hawaiian Music Album:
Legends of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar — Live From Maui – Various Artists
Reggae Album:
Love Is My Religion – Ziggy Marley
Traditional World Music Album:
Blessed – Soweto Gospel Choir
Contemporary World Music Album:
Wonder Wheel – the Klezmatics
Polka Album:
Polka in Paradise – Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra
Spoken Word Album for Children:
Blah Blah Blah: Stories About Clams, Swamp Monsters, Pirates and Dogs – Bill Harley
Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books and Story Telling). (Tie):
Our Endangered Values: America’s Moral Crisis (Jimmy Carter) – Jimmy Carter. “With Ossie and Ruby: In This Life Together (Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee) – Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee
Recording Package:
10,000 Days – Adam Jones, art director (Tool)
Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package:
Stadium Arcadium – Flea, John Frusciante, Anthony Kiedis, Chad Smith and Matt Taylor, art directors (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Album Notes:
If You Got to Ask, You Ain’t Got It!” Dan Morgenstern, album notes writer (Fats Waller)
Historical Album:
Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry 1891-1922.
Engineered Album, Classical:
Elgar: Enigma Variations; Britten: the Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Four Sea Interludes – Michael Bishop, engineer (Paavo Jarvi and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra)
Engineered Album, Non-Classical:
At War With the Mystics – the Flaming Lips and Dave Fridmann, engineers (The Flaming Lips)
Remixed Recording, Non-Classical:
Talk (Thin White Duke Mix) – Jacques Lu Cont, remixer (Coldplay)
Surround Sound Album:
Morph the Cat – Darcy Proper, surround mastering