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Awards & Festivals:Grammy Awards:42nd (2000):Winners, Results & Commentary

42nd Annual Grammy® Award Winners

Some of the awards are handed out before the show goes to air. Some of the winners so far include Santana, who has won Rock Duo/Group w/Vocal, Pop Collaboration w/Vocals and Pop Instrumental Performance.

Will Smith opened the show with a live performance.

The host for the show was Rosie O'Donnell. She made several cracks about celebrities in the news including Sean Combs and Whitney Houston.

The first presenters were David Duchovny and Jennifer Lopez, who was in a barely-there dress. They presented the Best R&B Album to TLC for Fanmail.

The next live performance (fourteen to go...) was by the Dixie Chicks.

The next presenters were Ray Romano, Kevin James and Martina McBride. They presented the Best Country Album to the Dixie Chicks for their album Fly.

The next big live performance of the night was a tribute to Latin music that featured Marc Anthony, Ricky Martin and members of the Buena Vista Social Club.

Mary J. Blige and 'N Sync presented the award for Best Male Pop Vocal to a very surprised Sting.

Whitney Houston was the next live performer. Rosie introduced her as a "...big fan of the Doobies".

Jamie Foxx, Busta Rhymes and Jane Krakowski were the next presenters. They gave the Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal to Whitney Houston. Whitney thanked both God and Jesus. Apparently the Holy Ghost didn't work on her album. Rosie commented that she was sure that God was busy doing other things besides helping Whitney win.

The Backstreet Boys were up next to sing a tribute to Male Vocal Groups which they ended with one of their own songs.

Faith Hill was the next live performer. Have you noticed yet that the huge majority of categories were handed out before the telecast? The show's become one big concert interspersed with the odd trophy.

Clint Black, Lisa Hartman Black and Ray Benson were the next presenters. The winner of Best Female Country Vocal was Shania Twain. Clint joked she wasn't there because she was having her belly waxed.

TLC were up next to perform Unpretty and No Scrubs.

The next presenters were Macy Gray, Andy Williams and Phil Collins. They presented the Song of the Year to Itaal Shur and Rob Thomas for writing Santana's Smooth.

Sting performed next.

The Record of the Year trophy was presented by Vince Gill, Gloria Estefan and Neil Diamond. The winner was Smooth by Santana Featuring Rob Thomas.

Rosie then introduced Kid Rock, whose performance she said answered her prayers "for a band that combined rap, heavy metal and a foul-mouthed midget."

Shirley Manson and Michael Clarke Duncan presented the award for Best Rap Duo or Group to The Roots Featuring Erykah Badu.

Britney Spears was the next performer. Rosie joked that compared to her AMA outfit, Britney was wearing an Amish frock this evening.

Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge and Sarah McLachlan presented the Best New Artist award to an exceedingly surprised Christina Aguilera. Christina said she really believed she had no chance of winning.

The next live performance was by a group of fantastic musicians in their early teens that were introduced by the President of the Recording Academy, Michael Greene.

The Lifetime Achievement honors went to Harry Belafonte, Woody Guthrie, John Lee Hooker, Mitch Miller and Willie Nelson. The Trustee Award was given to Phil Spector and Clive Davis.

Billy Joel then came out to introduce the Grammy Legend Award winner to Sir Elton John. He said they not only played piano, wrote and sang, but they had both been taken to the cleaners by former managers, an experience he wished they didn't have in common.

Elton then performed with the Backstreet Boys.

We had a couple of live performances next: Three fiddlers and a bass (Joshua Bell, Edgar Meyer, Sam Bush, and Mike Marshall) followed by a jazz jam by George Benson, Diana Krall and Erykah Badu.

Finally the best moment of the evening, a live performance of Smoothby Carlos Santana and Rob Thomas which received a standing ovation.

Bob Dylan and Lauryn Hill presented the last award of the night, the Grammy for Album of the Year to Santana's Supernatural. Carlos said that music is the vehicle for healing. Clive Davis said that Carlos was an inspiration to musicians, saying that he not only shows how long a career can last, but also how long it can soar.

Below are the winners in all of the categories.

Category 1 - Record Of The Year

Category 2 - Album Of The Year

Category 3 - Song Of The Year

Category 4 - Best New Artist

Category 5 - Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

Category 6 - Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

Category 7 - Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal

Category 8 - Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals

Category 9 - Best Pop Instrumental Performance

Category 10 - Best Dance Recording

Category 11 - Best Pop Album

Category 12 - Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance

Category 13 - Best Female Rock Vocal Performance

Category 14 - Best Male Rock Vocal Performance

Category 15 - Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal

Category 16 - Best Hard Rock Performance

Category 17 - Best Metal Performance

Category 18 - Best Rock Instrumental Performance

Category 19 - Best Rock Song

Category 20 - Best Rock Album

Category 21 - Best Alternative Music Performance

Category 22 - Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Category 23 - Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

Category 24 - Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal

Category 25 - Best R&B Song

Category 26- Best R&B Album

Category 27 - Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance

Category 28 - Best Rap Solo Performance

Category 29 - Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group

Category 30 - Best Rap Album

Category 31 - Best Female Country Vocal Performance

Category 32 - Best Male Country Vocal Performance

Category 33 - Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal

Category 34 - Best Country Collaboration With Vocals

Category 35 - Best Country Instrumental Performance

Category 36 - Best Country Song

Category 37 - Best Country Album

Category 38 - Best Bluegrass Album

Category 39 - Best New Age Album

Category 40 - Best Contemporary Jazz Performance

Category 41 - Best Jazz Vocal Performance

Category 42 - Best Jazz Instrumental Solo

Category 43 - Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Individual or Group

Category 44 - Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance

Category 45 - Best Latin Jazz Performance

Category 46 - Best Rock Gospel Album

Category 47 - Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album

Category 48 - Best Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Gospel Album

Category 49 - Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album

Category 50 - Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album

Category 51 - Best Gospel Choir Or Chorus Album

Category 52 - Best Latin Pop Performance

Category 53 - Best Latin Rock/Alternative Performance

Category 54 - Best Traditional Tropical Latin Performance

Category 55 - Best Salsa Performance

Category 56 - Best Merengue Performance

Category 57 - Best Mexican-American Performance

Category 58 - Best Tejano Performance

Category 59 - Best Traditional Blues Album

Category 60- Best Contemporary Blues Album

Category 61 - Best Traditional Folk Album

Category 62 - Best Contemporary Folk Album

Category 63 - Best Reggae Album

Category 64 - Best World Music Album

Category 65 - Best Polka Album

Category 66 - Best Musical Album For Children

Category 67 - Best Spoken Word Album For Children

Category 68 - Best Spoken Word Album

Category 69 - Best Spoken Comedy Album

Category 70 - Best Musical Show Album

Category 71 - Best Soundtrack Album

Category 72 - Best Instrumental Composition Written For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media.

Category 73 - Best Song Written For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media.

Category 74 - Best Instrumental Composition

Category 75 - Best Instrumental Arrangement

Category 76 - Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)

Category 77 - Best Recording Package

Category 78 - Best Boxed Recording Package

Category 79 - Best Album Notes

Category 80 - Best Historical Album

Category 81 - Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

Category 82 - Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

Category 83 - Remixer of the Year, Non-Classical

Category 84 - Best Engineered Album, Classical

Category 85 - Producer Of The Year, Classical

Category 86 - Best Classical Album

Category 87 - Best Orchestral Performance

Category 88 - Best Opera Recording

Category 89 - Best Choral Performance

Category 90 - Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra)

Category 91 - Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra)

Category 92 - Best Chamber Music Performance

Category 93 - Best Small Ensemble Performance (with or without Conductor)

Category 94 - Best Classical Vocal Performance

Category 95 - Best Classical Contemporary Composition

Category 96 - Best Classical Crossover Album

Category 97 - Best Short Form Music Video

Category 98 - Best Long Form Music Video