February 12, 2007 12:00 PM

“Black Horse and the Cherry Tree”

How perennial Grammy fave Crow got nominated for an obscure track when Corinne Bailey Rae didn’t make the cut for “Put Your Records On” is beyond us. At least U.K. imports Bedingfield and Tunstall provide some much-needed fresh blood. Pink once again showed plenty of pop smarts on “Stupid Girls,” and it would be nice to see her get some love for last year’s underappreciated I’m Not Dead. But this category belongs to Xtina, who, embracing her inner Chaka on a fierce funk workout, demonstrated that—sorry, ladies—ain’t no other singer like her.

Best Male Pop Vocal

James Blunt

“You’re Beautiful” []

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