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Don't miss the 2006 Grammy Awards on Wednesday. The band are nominated for five Awards and will also perform - including a duet with Mary J Blige.

U2 are nominated in five categories for How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (see the list at the bottom of this story). Although the album was released in 2004, it was too late to qualify for last year's Awards. But Vertigo, the first single, was in time to qualify and last year it was nominated in three categories - and won all three categories.

Here's our report

In fact the band have had a steady stream of nominations in this most prestigious bash of the music industry calendar.

Here's our report of the 2002 Awards when the band won Four Grammy's.

The year before it was Beautiful Day that won big. Watch the band accepting their awards and performing in this great video.

The 2006 Awards take place next Wednesday, February 8th, at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles. We'll bring you news as the Awards are announced and you can also watch it live on CBS Television Network from 8 p.m. (ET/PT).

And just to refresh your memory, here's the categories the band are nominated in - and who the competition is!

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
The Emancipation of Mimi - Mariah Carey
Chaos And Creation in The Backyard - Paul McCartney
Love Angel Music Baby - Gwen Stefani
How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb - U2
Late Registration - Kanye West


SONG OF THE YEAR (Songwriters award)
Bless The Broken Road - Rascal Flatts
Devils & Dust - Bruce Springsteen
Ordinary People - John Legend
Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own - U2
We Belong Together - Mariah Carey


BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCAL
Speed of Sound - Coldplay
Best of You - Foo Fighters
Do You Want To - Franz Ferdinand
All These Things That I've Done - The Killers
Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own - U2


BEST ROCK SONG (Songwriters award)
Best of You - Foo Fighters
Beverly Hills - Weezer
City of Blinding Lights - U2
Devils & Dust - Bruce Springsteen
Speed of Sound - Coldplay


BEST ROCK ALBUM
X&Y - Coldplay
In Your Honor - Foo Fighters
A Bigger Bang - The Rolling Stones
How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb - U2
Prairie Wind - Neil Young

Steve Lillywhite, who produced the first three U2 albums and How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb is also nominated - for his work with U2 and with Jason Mraz.


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