Destiny's darling nabs 5 kudos, Vandross takes 4

This article was updated at 10:48 p.m. and corrected on Feb. 9, 2004

HOLLYWOOD — The anticipated breakout for rap had a tempered party at the Grammys on Sunday as OutKast’s “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below” was the only big winner for the genre, taking home album of the year. The 46th annual Grammy Awards will instead be known as the Luther ‘n’ Beyonce love fest.

Beyonce won five awards and Luther Vandross four, including one each for their duet on “The Closer I Get to You,” which appeared on both of their 2003 albums.

For the first time in 14 years, the top four awards were given to different artists. The Vandross-Richard Marx composition “Dance With My Father” won song of the year, Evanesence was dubbed best new artist and Coldplay became the first British band to ever win record of the year. Last year, for example, saw Norah Jones and her collaborators steamrolling their way through the awards.

Their “Clocks,” a ubiquitous track on AC and rock radio last year, took the prize over OutKast’s “Hey Ya!,” Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” and Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love,” songs that equally blanketed radio airwaves in 2003.

Show chronicled the diversity of music released during the eligibility period — Oct. 1, 2002 to Sept. 30, 2003 — and as easy as it is to say the Grammys played it safe, there were no egregious victories.

Besides the R&B duo trophy, Columbia Records’ Beyonce, who ascended to superstardom leading Destiny’s Child, won female R&B vocal perf for “Dangerously in Love,” contemporary R&B album for “Dangerously in Love,” and R&B song and rap/sung collaboration for “Crazy in Love.”

Other trophies for Vandross, still recovering from a stroke suffered 10 months ago, were for song, R&B album and R&B male vocal for the J Records album “Dance With My Father” and its title track. Vandross appeared in short taped segment that followed a tribute to the singer performed by Celine Dion and Alicia Keys.

OutKast (LaFace Records) was joined by Alison Krauss (Rounder Records) as the night’s only triple winners. Michael Brecker, the late June Carter Cash, Eminem, Evanescence, OutKast, Wayne Shorter, Justin Timberlake, Jack White and the late Warren Zevon garnered two trophies each. Zevon (who was feted by a collection of friends and family), Evanescence and White, all picked up their first win.

The 46th annual Grammy Awards kudocast, held at Staples Center, were spread out in uncommon fashion: 17 performers were up for four or more Grammys and only singer Erykah Badu, rapper 50 Cent and conductor Jose Serebrier went away empty handed.

50 Cent, whose album “Get Rich or Die Tryin'” was 2003’s biggest seller, was extraordinarily hungry for a win — he walked onstage with Evanescence when they went up to accept the new artist trophy.

In the wake of Janet Jackson’s breast baring at the Super Bowl, the Grammys and CBS were in deep discussions all week long as Eye execs sought ways to avoid unexpected inappropriate incidents. Show started five minutes early to allow CBS to switch shots should trouble arise and the participation on the telecast of Jackson and her accomplice Justin Timberlake was debated into the weekend. Timberlake performed solo and with the Black Eyed Peas; Jackson did not appear on the telecast.

Kudoscast would have had a similar breast-baring dilemma — Christina Aguilera’s skimpy top didn’t provide ample coverage as she raced onstage and again at the podium, CBS quickly put up a graphic with her name and the award title and went with a tighter shot as she continued to adjust her clothing.

As part of the Jackson fallout, Jermaine Dupri resigned as president of the Grammys’ Atlanta chapter on Friday.

Timberlake won one of the first awards given out, male pop vocal perf, and offered an apology for his participation in the Jackson incident, reiterating “what occured was unintentional.” He said the Grammy win, was “officially the greatest moment of my life.”

Prince and Beyonce opened the telecast playing a hyperspeed medley from “Purple Rain,” which won three Grammys 20 years ago. Later perfs ranged from the White Stripes’ bruising medley of their “Seven Nation Army” and Son House’s “Death Letter Blues” to a funk tribute that featured Earth, Wind & Fire, OutKast, Robert Randolph and the Family Band and Parliament-Funkadelic to Sarah McLachlan and fiddler Alison Krauss dueting on the gentle “Fallen.”

The 40th anniversary of the Beatles’ first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” was celebrated with Sting, Dave Matthews, Vince Gill and Pharrell Williams banging out “I Saw Her Standing There.” Olivia Harrison and Yoko Ono accepted the award live for their late husbands; Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney gave thanks via video from England.

Lifetime achievement winners — Carole King and Gerry Goffin, the Funk Brothers, Van Cliburn, Doc Watson, Ella Jenkins, Artie Shaw, Marian McPartland — were mentioned by presenters throughout the ceremony. Jazz label owner and writer Orrin Keepnews was given a Trustees’ Award. Saxophonist Sonny Rollins received the John Coltrane Award.

In the world of film and television, the title track from the film “A Mighty Wind” upset Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” for song written for film, TV or other visual media. Eugene Levy was astounded, saying “The songs aren’t real.”

“Chicago” added yet another award to its mantle, a full year after its Oscar run. Soundtrack album won a Grammy for compilation producers Randy Spendlove and Ric Wake.

Contributors to “Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: A Musical Journey” took home two awards, historical album and album notes, as did the tribute disc “Livin’, Lovin’, Losin’ — Songs of the Louvin Brothers” which won country album and country collaboration. Yo-Yo Ma’s “Obrigado Brazil” picked up three wins.

Telecast featured 19 perfromances and 11 awards presentations.

This year’s pre-telecast, in which 94 awards were presented in 2½ hours, was held in the L.A. Convention Center adjacent to Staples Center. A first for the show, which included a 46-piece house band led by Patrice Rushen. Besides performing snippets as winners walked to the stage, band performed Jerome Kern’s “Yesterdays” with singer Dianne Reeves and trumpeter Nicholas Payton.

By moving that portion of the show fewer performers were on hand to accept trophies due to being involved in rehearsals at Staples.

And the winners are…

Record Of The Year
Crazy In Love, Beyoncé Featuring Jay-Z. Rich Harrison & Beyoncé Knowles, producers; Jim Caruana & Tony Maserati, engineers/mixers. Track from: Dangerously In Love [Columbia Records/Music World Music]
Where Is The Love, The Black Eyed Peas & Justin Timberlake. Ron Fair & will.i.am, producers; Dylan Dresdow & Tony Maserati, engineers/mixers. Track from: Elephunk [A&M Records]
WINNER: Clocks, Coldplay. Coldplay & Ken Nelson, producers; Coldplay, Ken Nelson & Mark Phythian, engineers/mixers [Capitol Records]
Lose Yourself, Eminem. Eminem, producer; Eminem, Steve King & Micheal Strange, Jr., engineers/mixers. Track from: 8 Mile – Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture (Various Artists) [Shady/Interscope Records]
Hey Ya!, Outkast. André 3000, producer; Kevin “KD” Davis, John Frye, Robert Hannon, Pete Novak & Neal Pogue, engineers/mixers.Track from: Speakerboxxx/The Love Below [Arista Records]

Album Of The Year
Under Construction, Missy Elliott. Craig Brockman, Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott, Erroll “Poppi” McCalla, Nisan & Timbaland, producers; Jeff Allen, Carlos “El Loco” Bedoya, Josh Butler, Senator Jimmy D, Guru, Timbaland & Mike Wilson, engineers/mixers; Herb Powers, mastering engineer. [Gold Mind/Elektra Entertainment Group]
Fallen, Evanescence. Dave Fortman & Ben Moody, producers; Jay Baumgardner, Dave Fortman & Jeremy Parker, engineers/mixers; Ted Jensen, mastering engineer. [Wind-Up Entertainment]
WINNER: Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, Outkast. André “3000” Benjamin & Antwon “Big Boi” Patton, producers; Vincent Alexander, Chris Carmouche, Kevin “KD” Davis, Reggie Dozier, John Frye, Robert Hannon, Padraic Kernin, Moka Nagatani, Pete Novak, Brian Paturalski, Neal Pogue, Dexter Simmons, Matt Still & Darrell Thorpe, engineers/mixers; Brian Gardner & Bernie Grundman, mastering engineers. [Arista Records]
Justified, Justin Timberlake. Brian McKnight, The Neptunes, Scott Storch, Timbaland & The Underdogs, producers; Andrew Coleman, Jimmy Douglass, Serban Ghenea, Dabling Harward, Steve Penny, Dave “Hard Drive” Pensado, Dave “Natural Love” Russell, Timbaland & ChrisWood, engineers/mixers; Herb Powers Jr., mastering engineer. [Jive Records]
Elephant, The White Stripes. Jack White, producer; Liam Watson & Jack White, engineers/mixers; Noel Summerville, mastering engineer. [V2/ThirdMan Records]

Song Of The Year
Beautiful, Linda Perry, songwriter (Christina Aguilera). Track from: Stripped [RCA Records; Publisher: Stuck In The Throat/Famous Music Corp.]
WINNER: Dance With My Father, Richard Marx & Luther Vandross, songwriters (Luther Vandross). Track from: Dance With My Father [J Records; Publishers: Uncle Ronnie’s Music, EMI April Music & Chi-Boy Music]
I’m With You, Avril Lavigne & The Matrix, songwriters (Avril Lavigne). Track from: Let Go [Arista; Publishers: Avril Lavigne Publishing, Hollylodge Music, Rainbow Fish, Warner-Tamerlane Publishing, Mr. Spock Music, Tix Music, Ferry Hill Songs & WB Music Corp.]
Keep Me In Your Heart, Jorge Calderón & Warren Zevon, songwriters (Warren Zevon). Track from: The Wind [Artemis Records; Publishers: Zevon Music & Googolplez Music]
Lose Yourself, J. Bass, M. Mathers & L. Resto, songwriters (Eminem). Track from: 8 Mile – Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture (Various Artists) [Shady/Interscope Records; Publisher: Eight Mile Style]

Best New Artist
WINNER: Evanescence
50 Cent
Fountains Of Wayne
Heather Headley
Sean Paul

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
WINNER: Beautiful, Christina Aguilera. Track from: Stripped [RCA Records]
Miss Independent, Kelly Clarkson. Track from: Thankful [RCA Records]
White Flag, Dido. Track from: Life For Rent [Arista Records]
I’m With You, Avril Lavigne. Track from: Let Go [Arista Records]
Fallen, Sarah McLachlan. [Arista Records]

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Any Road, George Harrison. Track from: Brainwashed [Capitol Records]
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, Michael McDonald. Track from: Motown [Motown Records]
Send Your Love, Sting. Track from: Sacred Love [A&M Records]
WINNER: Cry Me A River, Justin Timberlake. Track from: Justified [Jive Records]
Keep Me In Your Heart, Warren Zevon. Track from: The Wind [Artemis Records]

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Misunderstood, Bon Jovi. Track from: Bounce [Island Records]
Hole In The World, Eagles. [Eagles Recording Company]
Stacy’s Mom, Fountains Of Wayne. Track from: Welcome Interstate Managers [S-Curve Records]
Unwell, Matchbox Twenty. Track from: More Than You Think You Are [Melisma/Atlantic Records]
WINNER: Underneath It All, No Doubt. Track from: Rock Steady [Interscope Records]

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
Can’t Hold Us Down, Christina Aguilera & Lil’ Kim. Track from: Stripped [RCA Records]
La Vie En Rose, Tony Bennett & k.d. lang. Track from: A Wonderful World [RPM/Columbia Records]
Gonna Change My Way Of Thinking, Bob Dylan & Mavis Staples. Track from: Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs Of Bob Dylan (Various Artists) [Columbia Records]
Feel Good Time, Pink Featuring William Orbit. Track from: Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle – Music From The Motion Picture (Various Artists) [Columbia Records/Sony Music Soundtrax]
WINNER: Whenever I Say Your Name, Sting & Mary J. Blige. Track from: Sacred Love [A&M Records]

Best Pop Instrumental Performance
Patricia, Ry Cooder & Manuel Galbán. Track from: Mambo Sinuendo [Nonesuch Records]
WINNER: Marwa Blues, George Harrison. Track from: Brainwashed [Capitol Records]
Honey-Dipped, Dave Koz [Capitol Records]
Seabiscuit, Randy Newman. Track from: Seabiscuit – Soundtrack [Decca Records]
The Nutcracker Suite, The Brian Setzer Orchestra. Track from: Boogie Woogie Christmas [Surfdog Records]

Best Pop Instrumental Album
Peace, Jim Brickman. [Windham Hill]
WINNER: Mambo Sinuendo, Ry Cooder & Manuel Galbán. [Nonesuch Records]
Wishes, Kenny G. [Arista Records]

N.E.W.S., Prince. [NPG Records]
Night Divides The Day -The Music Of The Doors, George Winston. [RCA Victor]

Best Pop Vocal Album
Stripped, Christina Aguilera. [RCA Records]
Brainwashed, George Harrison. [Capitol Records]
Bare, Annie Lennox. [J Records]
Motown, Michael McDonald. [Motown Records]
WINNER: Justified, Justin Timberlake. [Jive Records]

Best Dance Recording
Love One Another, Cher. Chris Cox, Rick Nowels & Wayne Rodrigues, producers; Manny Marroquin, mixer. [Warner Bros. Records]
Easy, Groove Armada. Groove Armada, producers; Groove Armada, mixers. Track from: Lovebox [Jive Electro]
Die Another Day, Madonna. Mirwais Ahmadzaï & Madonna, producers; Mark “Spike” Stent, mixer. Track from: Die Another Day – Soundtrack (Various Artists) [Warner Bros. Records]
WINNER: Come Into My World, Kylie Minogue. Rob Davis & Cathy Dennis, producers; Rob Davis, Cathy Dennis, Bruce Elliott-Smith & Phil Larsen, mixers. Track from: Fever [Capitol Records]
Breathe, Télépopmusik. Fabrice Dumont, Stephan Haeri & Christophe Hetier, producers; Stephan Haeri, mixer. Track from: Genetic World [Capitol Records]

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
WINNER: A Wonderful World, Tony Bennett & k.d. lang. [RPM/Columbia Records]
The Last Concert, Rosemary Clooney. [Concord Records]
Bette Midler Sings The Rosemary Clooney Songbook, Bette Midler. [Columbia Records]
As Time Goes By…The Great American Songbook: Volume II, Rod Stewart. [J Records]
The Movie Album, Barbra Streisand. [Columbia Records]

Best Female Rock Vocal Performance
Are You Happy Now?, Michelle Branch. Track from: Hotel Paper [Maverick Recording Company]
Losing Grip, Avril Lavigne. Track from: Let Go [Arista Records]
WINNER: Trouble, Pink. [Arista Records]
Time Of Our Lives, Bonnie Raitt. Track from: Silver Lining [Capitol Records]

Righteously, Lucinda Williams. Track from: World Without Tears [Lost Highway Records]

Best Male Rock Vocal Performance
New Killer Star, David Bowie. Track from: Reality [Columbia Records]
Down In The Flood, Bob Dylan. Track from: Masked And Anonymous – Music From The Motion Picture (Various Artists) [Columbia Records/Sony Music Soundtrax]
If I Could Fall In Love, Lenny Kravitz. [Virgin Records America]
WINNER: Gravedigger, Dave Matthews. Track from: Some Devil [RCA Records/Bama Rags]
Return Of Jackie & Judy, Tom Waits. Track from: We’re A Happy Family: A Tribute To Ramones (Various Artists) [DV8/Columbia Records]

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Times Like These, Foo Fighters. Track from: One By One [RCA/Roswell Records]
There There, Radiohead. Track from: Hail To The Thief [Capitol Records]
Calling All Angels, Train. Track from: My Private Nation [Columbia Records]
Seven Nation Army, The White Stripes. Track from: Elephant [V2/ThirdMan Records]
WINNER: Disorder In The House, Warren Zevon & Bruce Springsteen. Track from: The Wind [Artemis Records]

Best Hard Rock Performance
Like A Stone, Audioslave. Track from: Audioslave [Epic/Interscope Records]
WINNER: Bring Me To Life, Evanescence Featuring Paul McCoy. Track from: Fallen [Wind-up Records]
Straight Out Of Line, Godsmack Track from: Faceless [Republic/Universal Records]
Just Because, Jane’s Addiction. Track from: Strays [Capitol Records]
Go With The Flow, Queens Of The Stone Age. Track from: Songs For The Deaf [Interscope Records]

Best Metal Performance
Did My Time, Korn. [Epic/Immortal Records]
mOBSCENE, Marilyn Manson. Track from: The Golden Age Of Grotesque [Nothing/Interscope Records]
WINNER: St. Anger, Metallica. Track from: St. Anger [Elektra Entertainment Group]
Smothered, Spineshank. Track from: Self-Destructive Pattern [Roadrunner Records]
Inhale, Stone Sour. Track from: Stone Sour [Roadrunner Records]

Best Rock Instrumental Performance
Instrumental Illness, The Allman Brothers Band. Track from: Hittin’ The Note [Sanctuary/Peach Records]
WINNER: Plan B, Jeff Beck. Track from: Jeff [Epic Records]
Session, Linkin Park. Track from: Meteora [Warner Bros. Records]
Squeeze, Robert Randolph & The Family Band. Track from: Unclassified [Warner Bros./Dare Records]
Essence, Steve Vai. Track from: Mystery Tracks Archives Vol. 3 [Favored Nations]

Best Rock Song
Bring Me To Life, David Hodges, Amy Lee & Ben Moody, songwriters (Evanescence Featuring Paul McCoy). Track from: Fallen [Wind-up Records; Publishers: Zombies Ate My Publishing, Forthefallen Publishing & Dwight Frye Music, Inc.]
Calling All Angels, Charlie Colin, Pat Monahan, Jimmy Stafford & Scott Underwood, songwriters. (Train) Track from: My Private Nation [Columbia Records; Publishers: EMI April Music, Inc. & Blue Lamp Music]
Disorder In The House, Jorge Calderón & Warren Zevon, songwriters (Warren Zevon & Bruce Springsteen). Track from: The Wind [Artemis Records; Publishers: Zevon Music & Googolplex Music]
WINNER: Seven Nation Army, Jack White, songwriter (The White Stripes). Track from: Elephant [V2/ThirdMan Records; Publisher: Peppermint Stripe Music]
Someday, Chad Kroeger, Mike Kroeger, Ryan Peake & Ryan Vikedal, songwriters (Nickelback). Track from: The Long Road [Roadrunner Records; Publishers: Warner-Tamerlane Publishing, Arm Your Dillo Publishing, Zero-G Music, Black Diesel Music & Lakediv, Inc.]

Best Rock Album
Audioslave, Audioslave. [Epic/Interscope Records]
Fallen, Evanescence. [Wind-up Records]
WINNER: One By One, Foo Fighters. [RCA/Roswell Records]
More Than You Think You Are, Matchbox Twenty. [Melisma/Atlantic Records]
The Long Road, Nickelback. [Roadrunner Records]

Best Alternative Music Album
Fight Test, The Flaming Lips. [Warner Bros. Records]
Hail To The Thief, Radiohead. [Capitol Records]
Untitled, Sigur Rós. [Fat Cat/MCA Records]
WINNER: Elephant, The White Stripes. [V2/ThirdMan Records]
Fever To Tell, Yeah Yeah Yeahs. [Interscope Records]

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
Rain On Me, Ashanti. [Murder Inc. Records]
Back In The Day, Erykah Badu. Track from: Worldwide Underground [Motown Records]
WINNER: Dangerously In Love, Beyoncé. Track from: Dangerously In Love [Columbia Records/Music World Music]
Ooh!, Mary J. Blige. Track from: Love & Life [Geffen Records]
I Wish I Wasn’t, Heather Headley. Track from: This is Who I Am. [RCA Records]

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
Step In The Name Of Love, R. Kelly. Track from: Chocolate Factory [Jive Records]
Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda, Brian McKnight. Track from: U Turn [Universal/Motown Records]
Superstar, Ruben Studdard. [J Records]
How You Gonna Act Like That, Tyrese. Track from: I Wanna Go There [J Records]
WINNER: Dance With My Father, Luther Vandross. Track from: Dance With My Father [J Records]

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
WINNER: The Closer I Get To You, Beyoncé & Luther Vandross. Track from: Dangerously In Love AND FROM Dance With My Father [Columbia Records AND J Records]
Where Is The Love, Stanley Clarke Featuring Glenn Lewis & Amel Larrieux. Track from: 1, 2, To The Bass [Epic Records]
Say Yes, Floetry. Track from: Floetic [DreamWorks]
I’ll Stay, Roy Hargrove & The RH Factor Featuring D’Angelo. Track from: Hard Groove [Verve Records]
Busted, The Isley Brothers With Ronald Isley aka Mr. Biggs Featuring JS. Track from: Body Kiss [DreamWorks]
Hands Up, TLC. Track from: 3D [Arista Records]

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
Hold Me, Earth, Wind & Fire. Track from: The Promise [Kalimba Records]
WINNER: Wonderful, Aretha Franklin. Track from: So Damn Happy [Arista Records]
Comin’ From Where I’m From, Anthony Hamilton. Track from: Comin’ From Where I’m From. [Arista Records]
Way Up There, Patti LaBelle. Track from: Church: Songs Of Soul & Inspiration. [UTV/DMI Records]
He Proposed, Kelly Price. Track from: Priceless [Def Soul]

Best Urban/Alternative Performance
Danger, Erykah Badu. Track from: Worldwide Underground [Motown Records]
Milkshake, Kelis. [Arista Records/Star Trak]
J’veux D’la Musique, Les Nubians. Track from: One Step Forward [OmTown/Higher Octave/Virgin Music France]
Forthenight, Musiq [Def Jam/Def Soul]
WINNER: Hey Ya!, Outkast. Track from: Speakerboxxx/The Love Below [Arista Records]

Best R&B Song
Comin’ From Where I’m From, Mark Batson & Anthony Hamilton, songwriters (Anthony Hamilton). Track from: Comin’ From Where I’m From [Arista Records; Publishers: Songs of Universal, Tappy Whyte’s Music & Bat Future Music]
WINNER: Crazy In Love, Shawn Carter, Rich Harrison, Beyoncé Knowles & Eugene Record, songwriters. (Beyoncé Featuring Jay-Z) Track from: Dangerously In Love [Columbia Records/Music World Music; Publishers: Beyoncé Publishing/Hitco South, EMI Blackwood Music, Dam Rich Music, EMI April Music, Carter Boys Publishing & Unichappell Music.]
Dance With My Father, Richard Marx & Luther Vandross, songwriters (Luther Vandross). Track from: Dance With My Father [J Records; Publishers: Uncle Ronnie’s Music, EMI April Music & Chi-Boy Music]
Danger, Erykah Badu, J. Poyser, B.R. Smith & R.C. Williams, songwriters (Erykah Badu). Track from: Worldwide Underground [Motown Records; Publishers: Rexamillons, Divine Pimp Publishing, Tribes of Kedar, Jaja Music, i-n-i Vibrations, Sadiyah’s Music & Janise Combs Publishing]
Rock Wit U (Awww Baby), A. Douglas, I. Lorenzo & A. Parker, songwriters (Ashanti). Track from: Chapter II [Murder Inc. Records]

Best R&B Album
Worldwide Underground, Erykah Badu. [Motown Records]
Bittersweet, Blu Cantrell. [Arista Records]
So Damn Happy, Aretha Franklin. [Arista Records]
Body Kiss, The Isley Brothers Featuring Ronald Isley aka Mr. Biggs. [DreamWorks]
WINNER: Dance With My Father, Luther Vandross. [J Records]

Best Contemporary R&B Album
Chapter II, Ashanti. [Murder Inc. Records]
WINNER: Dangerously In Love, Beyoncé. [Columbia Records/Music World Music]
Love & Life, Mary J. Blige. [Geffen Records]
Comin’ From Where I’m From, Anthony Hamilton. [Arista Records]
Chocolate Factory, R. Kelly. [Jive Records]

Best Female Rap Solo Performance
Got It Poppin’, Da Brat. Track from: Limelite, Luv & Nightclubz [So So Def/Arista Records]
WINNER: Work It, Missy Elliott. Track from: Under Construction [Gold Mind/Elektra Entertainment Group]
Came Back For You, Lil’ Kim. Track from: La Bella Mafia [Queen Bee/Atlantic Records]
Ride Wit Me, MC Lyte. Track from: Da Underground Heat Vol. 1 [SGI/CMM/BMG]
Go Head, Queen Latifah. Track from: She’s A Queen – A Collection Of Hits [Motown Records]

Best Male Rap Solo Performance
Pump It Up, Joe Budden. Track from: Joe Budden [Def Jam Recordings]
WINNER: Lose Yourself, Eminem. Track from: 8 Mile – Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture (Various Artists) [Shady/Interscope Records]
In Da Club, 50 Cent. Track from: Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ [Shady/Aftermath/Interscope Records]
Stand Up, Ludacris. [Def Jam South]
Get Busy, Sean Paul. Track from: Dutty Rock [VP/Atlantic Records]

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group
Gossip Folks, Missy Elliott Featuring Ludacris. Track from: Under Construction [Gold Mind/Elektra Entertainment Group]
Magic Stick, Lil’ Kim Featuring 50 Cent. Track from: La Bella Mafia [Queen Bee/Atlantic Records]
WINNER: Shake Ya Tailfeather, Nelly, P. Diddy & Murphy Lee. Track from: Bad Boys II Soundtrack [Bad Boy/Universal Motown Records]
Dipset (Santana’s Town), Juelz Santana Featuring Cam’Ron. Track from: From Me To U [Roc-A-Fella Records]
Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, Young Gunz. Track from: State Property Presents The Chain Gang Vol. II [Roc-A-Fella Records]

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
WINNER: Crazy In Love, Beyoncé Featuring Jay-Z. Track from: Dangerously In Love [Columbia Records/Music World Music]
Where Is The Love, The Black Eyed Peas With Justin Timberlake. Track from: Elephunk [A&M Records]
Luv U Better, LL Cool J Featuring Marc Dorsey. Track from: 10 [Def Jam Recordings]
Frontin’, The Neptunes Featuring Pharrell Williams & Jay-Z. Track from: The Neptunes Present…Clones [Arista Records/Star Trak]
Beautiful, Snoop Dogg Featuring Pharrell And Uncle Charlie Wilson. Track from: Paid Tha Cost To Be Da Bo$$ [Priority Records]

Best Rap Song
Beautiful, Calvin Broadus, Chad Hugo & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Snoop Dogg Featuring Pharrell & Uncle Charlie Wilson). Track from: Paid Tha Cost To Be Da Bo$$ [Priority Records; Publishers: Chad Chase Music, EMI Blackwood Music, Waters of Nazareth Publishing & My Own Chit Music]
Excuse Me Miss, Shawn Carter, Chad Hugo & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Jay-Z Featuring Pharrell Williams). Track from: The Blueprint² – The Gift & The Curse [Roc-A-Fella Records]
In Da Club, M. Elizondo, C. Jackson & A. Young, songwriters (50 Cent). Track from: Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ [Shady/Aftermath/Interscope Records; Publishers: High On Life Music, WB Music Corp., Ain’t Nuthin’ Goin’ On But F*****’ Music, Music of Windswept, Blotter & Elvismambo Music]
WINNER: Lose Yourself, J. Bass, M. Mathers & L. Resto, songwriters (Eminem). Track from: 8 Mile – Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture (Various Artists) [Shady/Interscope Records; Publisher: Eight Mile Style]
Work It, Missy Elliott & Tim Mosley, songwriters (Missy Elliott). Track from: Under Construction [Gold Mind/Elektra Entertainment Group; Publishers: Mass Confusion Music, WB Music Corp. & Virginia Beach Music]

Best Rap Album
Under Construction, Missy Elliott. [Gold Mind/Elektra Entertainment Group]
Get Rich Or Die Tryin’, 50 Cent. [Shady/Aftermath/Interscope Records]
The Blueprint² – The Gift & The Curse, Jay-Z. [Roc-A-Fella Records]
WINNER: Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, Outkast. [Arista Records]
Phrenology, The Roots. [MCA Music]

Best Female Country Vocal Performance
WINNER:Keep On The Sunny Side, June Carter Cash. Track from: Wildwood Flower [Dualtone Music Group]
On Your Way Home, Patty Loveless. Track from: On Your Way Home [Epic Records]
This One’s For The Girls, Martina McBride. Track from: Martina [RCA Records Nashville]
I’m Gone, Dolly Parton. Track from: Halos & Horns [Sugarhill Records]
Forever And For Always, Shania Twain. Track from: Up! [Mercury Nashville]

Best Male Country Vocal Performance
Annabelle, Ray Benson. Track from: Beyond Time [Audium Records]
WINNER: Next Big Thing, Vince Gill. Track from: Next Big Thing [MCA Nashville]
My Baby Don’t Tolerate, Lyle Lovett. Track from: My Baby Don’t Tolerate [Curb/Lost Highway Records]
She’s My Kind Of Rain, Tim McGraw. Track from: Tim McGraw And The Dancehall Doctors [Curb Records]
Brokenheartsville, Joe Nichols. Track from: Man With A Memory [Universal South]
Three Wooden Crosses, Randy Travis. Track from: Rise And Shine [Word/Curb/Warner Bros. Records Nashville]

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Red Dirt Road, Brooks & Dunn. Track from: Red Dirt Road [Arista Nashville]
I Believe, Diamond Rio. Track from: Completely [Arista Nashville]
My Front Porch Looking In, Lonestar. Track from: Greatest Hits (From There To Here) [BNA Records]
Colors, The Oak Ridge Boys. Track from: Colors [Spring Hill Music Group]
WINNER: A Simple Life, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder. Track from: Live At The Charleston Music Hall [Skaggs Family Records]

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
Temptation, June Carter Cash & Johnny Cash. Track from: Wildwood Flower [Dualtone Music Group]
It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere, Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffett. Track from: Greatest Hits Volume II [Arista Nashville]
Wurlitzer Prize (I Don’t Want To Get Over You), Willie Nelson & Norah Jones. Track from: Live And Kickin’ [Lost Highway Records]
Beer For My Horses, Willie Nelson & Toby Keith. Track from: Live And Kickin’ [Lost Highway Records]
WINNER: How’s The World Treating You, James Taylor & Alison Krauss. Track from: Livin’, Lovin’, Losin’ – Songs Of The Louvin Brothers [Universal South]

Best Country Instrumental Performance
Ain’t Chet Yet, Ray Benson. Track from: Beyond Time [Audium Records]
WINNER: Cluck Old Hen, Alison Krauss & Union Station. Track from: Live [Rounder Records]
Spaghetti Western Swing, Brad Paisley Featuring Redd Volkaert. Track from: Mud On The Tires [Arista Nashville]
Pick Along, Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson & Ricky Skaggs. Track from: The Three Pickers [Rounder Records]
Get Up John, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder. Track from: Live At The Charleston Music Hall [Skaggs Family Records]

Best Country Song
Beer For My Horses, Scotty Emerick & Toby Keith, songwriters (Willie Nelson & Toby Keith). Track from: Live And Kickin’ [Lost Highway Records]
Celebrity, Brad Paisley, songwriter (Brad Paisley). Track from: Mud On The Tires [Arista Nashville]
Forever And For Always, Robert John “Mutt” Lange & Shania Twain, songwriters (Shania Twain). Track from: Up! [Mercury Nashville; Publishers: Universal-Songs of PolyGram International & Loon Echo, Inc.]
WINNER: It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere, Jim “Moose” Brown & Don Rollins, songwriters (Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffett). Track from: Greatest Hits Volume II [Arista Nashville; Publishers: EMI April Music, Inc./Sea Gayle Music & R. Joseph Publishing]
Wave On Wave, Pat Green, David Neuhauser & Justin Pollard, songwriters (Pat Green). Track from: Wave On Wave [Republic/Universal South/Universal Records; Publishers: Greenhorse Music, EMI Blackwood Music, Cooke’s Trust Ltd. & Drum Groove Music]

Best Country Album
Cry, Faith Hill. [Warner Bros. Records Nashville]
My Baby Don’t Tolerate, Lyle Lovett. [Curb/Lost Highway Records]
Run That By Me One More Time, Willie Nelson & Ray Price [Lost Highway Records]
Live And Kickin’, Willie Nelson. [Lost Highway Records]
Up!, Shania Twain. [Mercury Nashville]
WINNER: Livin’, Lovin’, Losin’ – Songs Of The Louvin Brothers, Various Artists. Carl Jackson, producer [Universal South]

Best Bluegrass Album
WINNER: Live, Alison Krauss & Union Station. [Rounder Records]
It’s Just The Night, The Del McCoury Band. [McCoury Music/Sugar Hill Records]
Live At The Charleston Music Hall, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder. [Skaggs Family Records]
Christmas On The Mountain – A Bluegrass Christmas, Various Artists. Scott Rouse, producer. [Universal South]
One Step Ahead, Rhonda Vincent. [Rounder Records]

Best New Age Album
Inner Journeys: Myth & Legends, Cusco. [Higher Octave/AutoBahn Musik]
Solace, Michael Hoppé. [Spring Hill Music]
Red Moon, Peter Kater. [Silver Wave Records]
Sacred Journey Of Ku-kai, Kitaro. [Domo Records]
WINNER: One Quiet Night, Pat Metheny. [Warner Bros. Records]

Best Contemporary Jazz Album
WINNER: 34th N Lex, Randy Brecker. [ESC Records]
Rural Renewal, The Crusaders. [Verve/PRA Records]

Sonic Trance, Nicholas Payton. [Warner Bros. Records]
Timeagain, David Sanborn. [Verve Records]
Time Squared, Yellowjackets. [Heads Up International]

Best Jazz Vocal Album
Man In The Air, Kurt Elling. [Blue Note Records]
May The Music Never End, Shirley Horn. [Verve Records]
Nature Boy – The Standards Album, Aaron Neville. [Verve Records]
WINNER: A Little Moonlight, Dianne Reeves. [Blue Note Records]
North And South, Luciana Souza. [Sunnyside]

Best Jazz Instrumental Solo
WINNER: Matrix, Chick Corea, soloist. Track from: Rendezvous In New York [Stretch Records]
All Or Nothing At All, Joey DeFrancesco, soloist. Track from: Falling In Love Again [Concord Jazz]
Butch & Butch, Keith Jarrett, soloist. Track from: Up For It (Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock & Jack DeJohnette) [ECM Records]
Africa, Pat Martino, soloist. Track from: Think Tank. [Blue Note Records]
All Or Nothing At All, Mike Melvoin, soloist. Track from: It’s Always You [City Light]

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group
Rendezvous In New York, Chick Corea [Stretch Records]
The Grand Unification Theory, Stefon Harris [Blue Note Records]
Extended Play, Live At Birdland, Dave Holland Quintet [ECM Records]
Think Tank, Pat Martino [Blue Note Records]
WINNER: Alegría, Wayne Shorter [Verve Records]

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
You Call This A Living?, Wayne Bergeron Big Band [Wag Wecords]
Looking For America, The Carla Bley Big Band. [Watt Works/ECM Records]
WINNER: Wide Angles, Michael Brecker Quindectet. [Verve Records]
XXL, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band. [Silverline]
New York New Sound, Gerald Wilson Orchestra. [Mack Avenue Records]

Best Latin Jazz Album
Cuban Odyssey, Jane Bunnett. [Blue Note Records/EMI Music Canada]
WINNER: Live At The Blue Note, Michel Camilo With Charles Flores & Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez. [Telarc]
Birds Of A Feather, Caribbean Jazz Project. [Concord Picante]
Isla, Mark Levine & The Latin Tinge. [Left Coast Clave]
New Conceptions, Chucho Valdés. [Blue Note Records]

Best Rock Gospel Album
WINNER: Worldwide, Audio Adrenaline. [Forefront Records]
Red Letterz, Fresh I.E. [Soar]
Jekyll & Hyde, Petra. [Inpop Records]
Unclassified, Robert Randolph & The Family Band. [Warner Bros. Records/Dare]
Two Lefts Don’t Make A Right…But Three Do, Relient K. [Gotee Records]

Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album
Furthermore – From The Studio: From The Stage, Jars Of Clay. [Essential Records]
Adoration: The Worship Album, Newsboys. [Sparrow Records]
Stacie Orrico, Stacie Orrico. [ForeFront/Virgin Records America]
WINNER: Worship Again, Michael W. Smith. [Reunion Records]
Offerings II, Third Day. [Essential Records]

Best Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Gospel Album
Wondrous Love, Blue Highway. [Rounder Records]
The Walk, The Crabb Family. [Daywind Music Group]
A Cappella, Gaither Vocal Band. [Gaither Music Group]
Always Hear The Harmony: The Gospel Sessions, Engelbert Humperdinck, The Blackwood Brothers Quartet, The Jordanaires & The Light Crust Doughboys. [Art Greenhaw Records]
WINNER: Rise And Shine, Randy Travis. [Word Records]

Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album
It’s Your Time, Luther Barnes & The Sunset Jubilaires. [Atlanta International Record Company]
WINNER: Go Tell It On The Mountain, The Blind Boys Of Alabama. [Real World]
Shirley Caesar And Friends, Shirley Caesar & Friends, [Word Records]
Believe, Aaron Neville. [EMI Gospel]
Songs To Edify, The Sensational Nightingales. [Malaco Records]
Gotta Serve Somebody – The Gospel Songs Of Bob Dylan, Various Artists. Joel Moss, producer. [Columbia Records/Integrity]

Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album
Follow The Star, T. D. Jakes & Various Artists. [EMI Gospel/Dexterity Sounds]
WINNER: …Again, Donnie McClurkin. [Verity Records]
Make Me Better, Ann Nesby. [It’s Time Child Records/RT Entertainment]
The Gospel According To Jazz Chapter II, Kirk Whalum. [Squint Entertainment]
Bringing It All Together, Vickie Winans. [Verity Records]

Best Gospel Choir Or Chorus Album
Blessed By Association, John P. Kee, choir director; New Life. [Verity Records]
CeCe Winans Presents…The Born Again Church Choir, Cedric Sesley & Gavin Sesley, choir directors; Born Again Choir. [Puresprings Gospel]
Live In Nashville, Percy Gray, Jr., William Hamilton, Felica Welch & Feranda Williamson, choir directors; Chicago Mass Choir. [New Haven Records]
Speak Life, Joe Pace, choir director; Colorado Mass Choir. [Integrity Gospel]
WINNER: A Wing And A Prayer, Bishop T.D. Jakes, choir director; The Potter’s House Mass Choir. [EMI Gospel/Dexterity Sounds]

Best Latin Pop Album
Sincero, Chayanne. [Sony Discos]
Lo Que Te Conté Mientras Te Hacías La Dormida, La Oreja De Van Gogh. [Sony Music International]
Natalia Lafourcade, Natalia Lafourcade. [Sony Discos]
33, Luis Miguel. [WEA International]
WINNER: No Es Lo Mismo, Alejandro Sanz. [WEA International]

Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album
Proyecto Akwid, Akwid, [Univision Records]
WINNER: Cuatro Caminos, Cafe Tacuba. [MCA Records]
Siempre Es Hoy, Gustavo Cerati. [BMG Ariola Argentina]
Superriddim Internacional, El Gran Silencio. [EMI Latin]
Dance And Dense Denso, Molotov. [Surco/Universal Music Latino]
President Alien, Yerba Buena. [Razor & Tie/Fun Machine]

Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album
WINNER: Buenos Hermanos, Ibrahim Ferrer. [Nonesuch Records]
Poetas Del Son, Septeto Nacional Ignacio Piñeiro. [Le Chant Du Monde]
Pasado y Presente, Soneros De Verdad Presents Rubalcaba. [Pimienta Records]
Barbarito Torres, Barbarito Torres. [Pimienta Records/Havana Caliente]
Bajando Gervasio, Amadito Valdés. [Pimienta Records]

Best Salsa/Merengue Album
WINNER: Regalo Del Alma, Celia Cruz. [Sony Discos]
Latin Songbird – Mi Alma y Corazón, India. [Sony Discos]
Le Preguntaba A La Luna, Víctor Manuelle. [Sony Discos]
Tequila y Ron…A Tribute To José Alfredo Jiménez, Ismael Miranda. [Universal Music Latino]
Perseverancia, Tito Rojas. [MP-Musical Productions]
Musica Universal, Truco & Zaperoko. [Libertad Records]

Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album
Siempre Arriba, Bronco El Gigante De America. [Univision]
Nuestro Destino Estaba Escrito, Intocable. [EMI Latin]
La Reina Del Sur, Los Tigres Del Norte. [Fonovisa Records]
Imperio, Los Tucanes De Tijuana. [Universal Music Latino]
WINNER: Afortunado, Joan Sebastian. [Musart/Balboa Records]

Best Tejano Album
Frijoles Romanticos, Frijoles Romanticos. [Universal Music Latino]
Un Poco De Cambio, Eddie Gonzalez. [Sony Discos]
WINNER: Si Me Faltas Tu, Jimmy Gonzalez y El Grupo Mazz. [Freddie Records]
Despues De Todo, Milagro. [Fonosound]
Móntame, Bobby Pulido. [Universal Music Latino]

Best Traditional Blues Album
Rock ‘N’ Roll City, Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater Featuring Los Straitjackets. [Bullseye Blues and Jazz]
WINNER: Blues Singer, Buddy Guy. [Silvertone Records]
Goin’ To Kansas City, Jay McShann. [Stony Plain Records]
That’s Right!, Roomful Of Blues. [Alligator Records]
Lookin’ For Trouble!, Kim Wilson. [M.C. Records]

Best Contemporary Blues Album
So Many Rivers, Marcia Ball. [Alligator Records]
WINNER: Let’s Roll, Etta James. [Private Music]
The Road We’re On, Sonny Landreth. [Sugar Hill Records]
Rediscovered, Howard Tate. [Private Music]
Wait For Me, Susan Tedeschi. [Tone-Cool/Artemis Records]

Best Traditional Folk Album
WINNER: Wildwood Flower, June Carter Cash. [Dualtone Music Group]
Any Old Time, Steve Forbert. [Koch Records]

Bon Reve, Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys. [Rounder Records]
The Three Pickers, Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson & Ricky Skaggs. [Rounder Records]
Seeds: The Songs Of Pete Seeger, Volume 3, Pete Seeger & Friends. [Appleseed Recordings]

Best Contemporary Folk Album
Rules Of Travel, Rosanne Cash. [Capitol Records]
Stumble Into Grace, Emmylou Harris. [Nonesuch Records]
Looking For The Moon, Tom Paxton. [Appleseed Recordings]
World Without Tears, Lucinda Williams. [Lost Highway Records]
WINNER: The Wind, Warren Zevon. [Artemis Records]

Best Native American Music Album
Reveal His Glory, Tom Bee. [Red Sea/Soar]
WINNER: Flying Free, Black Eagle. [Soar]
Brotherhood, Black Lodge Singers. [Soar]
Sanctuary, R. Carlos Nakai. [Canyon Records]
Still Rezin’, Northern Cree. [Canyon Records]

Best Reggae Album
Friends For Life, Buju Banton. [VP/Atlantic Records]
Freeman, Burning Spear. [Burning Music Productions]
WINNER: Dutty Rock, Sean Paul. [VP/Atlantic Records]
Ain’t Givin’ Up, Third World. [Shanachie]
No Holding Back, Wayne Wonder. [VP/Atlantic Records]

Best Traditional World Music Album
Kassi Kasse, Kasse Mady Diabate. [Narada World]
Jíbaro Hasta El Hueso: Mountain Music Of Puerto Rico, Ecos De Borinquen. [Smithsonian Folkways Recordings]
The Rain, Ghazal. [ECM Records]
Capoeira Angola 2 – Brincando Na Roda, Grupo de Capoeira Angola Pelourinho. [Smithsonian Folkways Recordings]
Without You, Masters Of Persian Music. [World Village]
WINNER: Sacred Tibetan Chant, The Monks Of Sherab Ling Monastery. [Naxos World]

Best Contemporary World Music Album
WINNER: Voz D’Amor, Cesaria Evora. [Bluebird]
The Intercontinentals, Bill Frisell. [Nonesuch Records]
Nothing’s In Vain (Coono du Réér), Youssou N’Dour. [Nonesuch Records]
Specialist In All Styles, Orchestra Baobab. [World Circuit/Nonesuch]
Live In Bahia, Caetano Veloso. [Nonesuch Records]

Best Polka Album
Versalicious!, Eddie Blazonczyk’s Versatones. [Bel-Aire Records]
Polkas In Black And White, Jerry Darlak And The Touch. [Sunshine Diversified Ent.]
LynnMarie & The Boxhounds, LynnMarie. [Squeeze Records]
Just For You, Walter Ostanek & Bob Kravos. [Sunshine Records]
Strike Up The Band, Dennis Polisky & The Maestro’s Men. [Sunshine Diversified Ent.]
WINNER: Let’s Polka ‘Round, Jimmy Sturr. [Rounder Select]

Best Musical Album For Children
Baby’s Broadway Lullabies, Ilene Graff. [Brooklyn Boy Music Co., Inc.]
WINNER: Bon Appétit!, Cathy Fink And Marcy Marxer. [Rounder Kids]
Making Good Noise, Tom Chapin. [Gadfly Records]
Philadelphia Chickens, Various Artists. Sandra Boynton, producer. [Boynton Recordings]
When Bullfrogs Croak, Zak Morgan. [Zak Records]

Best Spoken Word Album For Children
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Eric Idle. [Harper Childrens Audio]
Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix, Jim Dale. [Random House Audio Publishing Group]
WINNER: Prokofiev: Peter And The Wolf/Beintus: Wolf Tracks, Bill Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachev & Sophia Loren (Kent Nagano; Russian National Orch.). [Penta Tone Music]
Tell Me A Scary Story, Carl Reiner. [Time Warner Audiobooks/Little Brown]
Winnie-The-Pooh, Jim Broadbent. [Harper Children’s Audio]

Best Spoken Word Album
Fear Itself (Walter Mosley), Don Cheadle. [Time Warner Audiobooks]
WINNER: Lies And The Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair And Balanced Look At The Right (Al Franken), Al Franken. [HighBridge Audio]
Living History (Hillary Rodham Clinton), Hillary Rodham Clinton. [Simon & Schuster Audio]
The Nikki Giovanni Poetry Collection (Nikki Giovanni), Nikki Giovanni. [Caedmon]
When You Ride Alone You Ride With Bin Laden (Bill Maher), Bill Maher. [New Millennium Audio]

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