So this has turned into a coronation for Mary J. Blige and the Dixie Chicks. Re: Chicks. For a group of women who we're practically culturally obligated to make nice to, they sure do look like they could use a good clubbing. Mary J, whose performances, like her albums, can veer wildly from off-key, American Idol terrible to skin-tingling genius, at least had a good night. But someone needs to explain why, of all years, this year? Why not Mariah? Why not, dunno, Nelly Furtado? Someone who had a shitload of hit records or something?