Guide to the 49th Grammy Awards

Posted Saturday February 10, 2007 3:15 AM GMT

Its time to get ready for what many deem 'music's biggest night'. The 49th Annual Grammy Awards will be presented from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. EST on Sunday, Feb. 11, broadcast live on CBS from LA to NYC. The show will see awards given in 13 major categories plus honorary tributes will be presented during the telecast. Awards in the remaining 95 categories will be presented in a non-televised ceremony from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. EST.

Mary J. Blige, whose album "The Breakthrough'' was perhaps the biggest in her career, was nominated for a leading eight Grammy Awards, including R&B album, record and song of the year. The Red Hot Chili Peppers were also multiple nominees, garnering six.

Other multiple nominees were the Dixie Chicks, British newcomer James Blunt, John Mayer, Prince, and the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am.

The Grammy's telecast has always been known for some excellent musical moments, reunions and cross-genre jams. That should once again be the case.

As reported by The Gossip Girls, The Police kick off Sunday night's show with a reunion performance. Rumors are rampant that the trio will announce a world tour on Monday February 12th.

So that you can get ready for the evening, scheduled combined performances will feature John Legend, John Mayer and Corinne Bailey Rae; Smokey Robinson, Lionel Richie and Chris Brown; Shakira and Wyclef Jean; Carrie Underwood and Rascal Flatts.

Other acts performing include Christina Aguilera, Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, The Dixie Chicks, Gnarls Barkley, Ludacris, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Justin Timberlake.

Following are listings for some of the major categories along with the nominees. Take your pick!!!

Record of the Year:

"Put Your Records On" by Corinne Bailey Rae
"You're Beautiful" by James Blunt
"Not Ready to Make Nice" by The Dixie Chicks
"Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley
"Be Without You" by Mary J. Blige

Album of the Year:

"St. Elsewhere" by Gnarls Barkley
"Taking the Long Way" by The Dixie Chicks
"Continuum" by John Mayer
"Statdium Arcadium" by Red Hot Chili Peppers
"Future Sex/ Love Sounds" by Justin Timberlake

Song of the Year:

"Jesus, Take the Wheel" by Carrie Underwood
"Put Your Records On" by Corinne Bailey Rae
"Be Without You" by Mary J. Blige
"You're Beautiful" by James Blunt
"Not Ready to Make Nice" by the Dixie Chicks

Best New Artist:

"Imogen Heap"
"Carrie Underwood"
"Chris Brown"
"James Blunt"
"Corinne Bailey Rae"

Best Rock Song:

"Lookin' for a Leader" by Neil Young
"Someday Baby" by Bob Dylan
"When You Were Young" by The Killers
"Chasing Cars" by Snow Patrol
"Dani California" by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Best Pop Vocal Album

"Back to Basics," Christina Aguilera
"Back to Bedlam," James Blunt
"The River in Reverse," Elvis Costello and Allen Toussant
"Continuum," John Mayer
"Future Sex/Love Sounds," Justin Timberlake.

Best Rock Album

"Try!" John Mayer Trio
"Highway Companion," Tom Petty
"Broken Boy Soldiers," The Raconteurs
"Stadium Arcadium," Red Hot Chili Peppers
"Living With War," Neil Young

Best R&B Album

"The Breakthrough," Mary J. Blige
"Unpredictable," Jamie Foxx
"Testimony: Vol. 1, Life and Relationship," India.Arie
"3121," "Prince
"Coming Home," Lionel Richie

Best Alternative Music Album:

"Show Your Bones" by The Yeah, yeah, yeahs
"At War with the Mystics" by The Flaming Lips
"St. Elsewhere" by Gnarls Barkley
"The Eraser" by Thom Yorke
"Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm not" by Arctic Monkeys

Country Album

"Taking the Long Way," Dixie Chicks
"Like Red on a Rose," Alan Jackson
"The Road to Here," Little Big Town
"You Don't Know Me: The Songs of Cindy Walker" Willie Nelson
"Your Man," Josh Turner

Best R&B Song:

"Don't Forget About Us" by Mariah Carey
"Deja Vu" by Beyonce feat. Jay-Z
"I Am Not My Hair" by India Arie
"Be Without You" by Mary J. Blige
"Black Sweat" by Prince

Best Rap Song:

"Ridin" by Chamillionare feat. Krayzie Bone
"Money Maker" by Ludacris feat. Pharrell
"Kick, Push" by Lupe Fiasco
"What you Know" by T.I.
"It's Goin Down" by Young Joc

Best Country Song:

"Every Mile a Memory" by Dierks Bentley
"I Don't Feel Like Loving you Today" by Gretchen Wilson
"Jesus, Take the Wheel" by Carrie Underwood
"What Hurts the Most" by Rascal Flatts
"Like Red on a Rose" by Alan Jackson