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

  • Buy Supernatural Smooth
    Santana Featuring Rob Thomas
    Matt Serletic, producer; David Thoener, engineer/mixer
    Track from: Supernatural
    [Arista Records]

Category 2 - Album Of The Year

  • Supernatural
    Clive Davis & Carlos Santana, producers; Steve Fontano, engineer/mixer
    [Arista Records]

Category 3 - Song Of The Year

  • Smooth
    Itaal Shur & Rob Thomas, songwriters (Santana Featuring Rob Thomas)
    Track from: Supernatural
    [Arista Records]

Category 4 - Best New Artist

  • Christina Aguilera

Category 5 - Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

  • I Will Remember You
    Sarah McLachlan
    Track from: Mirrorball
    [Arista Records]

Category 6 - Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

  • Brand New Day
    Track from: Brand New Day
    [A&M Records]

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

  • Maria Maria
    Track from: Supernatural
    [Arista Records]

Category 8 - Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals

  • Smooth
    Santana Featuring Rob Thomas
    Track from: Supernatural
    [Arista Records]

Category 9 - Best Pop Instrumental Performance

  • El Farol
    Track from: Supernatural
    [Arista Records]

Category 10 - Best Dance Recording

  • Believe
    Track from: Believe
    [Warner Bros. Records]

Category 11 - Best Pop Album

  • Brand New Day
    Kipper & Sting, producers; Neil Dorfsman & Simon Osborne, engineers/mixers
    [A&M Records]

Category 12 - Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance

  • Bennett Sings Ellington - Hot & Cool
    Tony Bennett
    [RPM Records/Columbia]

Category 13 - Best Female Rock Vocal Performance

  • Sweet Child O' Mine
    Sheryl Crow
    Track from: Big Daddy - Music From The Motion Picture (Various Artists)
    [C2 Records/Sony Music Soundtrax]

Category 14 - Best Male Rock Vocal Performance

  • American Woman
    Lenny Kravitz
    Track from: Austin Powers The Spy That Shagged Me
    [Maverick Records]

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

  • Put Your Lights On
    Santana Featuring Everlast
    Track from: Supernatural
    [Arista Records]

Category 16 - Best Hard Rock Performance

  • Whiskey In The Jar
    Track from: Garage Inc.
    [Elektra Entertainment Group]

Category 17 - Best Metal Performance

  • Iron Man
    Black Sabbath
    Track from: Reunion
    [Epic Records]

Category 18 - Best Rock Instrumental Performance

  • The Calling
    Santana Featuring Eric Clapton
    Track from: Supernatural
    [Arista Records]

Category 19 - Best Rock Song

  • Scar Tissue
    Flea, John Frusciante, Anthony Kiedis & Chad Smith, songwriters (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
    Track from: Californication
    [Warner Bros. Records]

Category 20 - Best Rock Album

  • Supernatural
    Clive Davis & Carlos Santana, producers; Steve Fontano, engineer/mixer
    [Arista Records]

Category 21 - Best Alternative Music Performance

  • Mutations
    [DGC Records]

Category 22 - Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

  • It's Not Right But It's Okay
    Whitney Houston
    Track from: My Love Is Your Love
    [Arista Records]

Category 23 - Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

  • Staying Power
    Barry White
    Track from: Staying Power
    [Private Music]

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

  • No Scrubs
    Track from: Fanmail
    [LaFace Records]

Category 25 - Best R&B Song

  • No Scrubs
    Kevin "Shekspere" Briggs, Kandi Burruss & Tameka Cottle, songwriters (TLC)
    Track from: Fanmail
    [LaFace Records]

Category 26- Best R&B Album

  • Fanmail
    Dallas Austin, producer; Carlton Lynn, engineer/mixer
    [LaFace Records]

Category 27 - Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance

  • Staying Power
    Barry White
    [Private Music]

Category 28 - Best Rap Solo Performance

  • My Name Is
    Track from: The Slim Shady LP
    [Aftermath/Interscope Records]

Category 29 - Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group

  • You Got Me
    The Roots Featuring Erykah Badu
    Track from: Things Fall Apart
    [MCA Records]

Category 30 - Best Rap Album

  • The Slim Shady LP
    Jeff Bass, Marky Bass & Eminem, producers; Mr. B, engineer/mixer
    [Aftermath/Interscope Records]

Category 31 - Best Female Country Vocal Performance

  • Man! I Feel Like A Woman!
    Shania Twain
    Track from: Come On Over
    [Mercury Records Nashville]

Category 32 - Best Male Country Vocal Performance

  • Choices
    George Jones
    Track from: Cold Hard Truth
    [Asylum Records]

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

  • Ready To Run
    Dixie Chicks
    Track from: Fly AND FROM Runaway Bride
    [Monument Records AND Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax]

Category 34 - Best Country Collaboration With Vocals

  • After The Gold Rush
    Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt & Dolly Parton
    Track from: Trio II
    [Asylum Records]

Category 35 - Best Country Instrumental Performance

  • Bob's Breakdowns
    Asleep At The Wheel Featuring Tommy Allsup, Floyd Domino, Larry Franklin, Vince Gill & Steve Wariner
    Track from: Ride With Bob
    [DreamWorks Records Nashville]

Category 36 - Best Country Song

  • Come On Over
    Robert John "Mutt" Lange & Shania Twain, songwriters (Shania Twain)
    Track from: Come On Over
    [Mercury Records Nashville]

Category 37 - Best Country Album

  • Fly
    Dixie Chicks
    Blake Chancey & Paul Worley, producers; John Guess & Billy Sherrill, engineers/mixers
    [Monument Records]

Category 38 - Best Bluegrass Album

  • Ancient Tones
    Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
    [Skaggs Family Records]

Category 39 - Best New Age Album

  • Celtic Solstice
    Paul Winter & Friends
    [Living Music]

Category 40 - Best Contemporary Jazz Performance

  • Inside
    David Sanborn
    [Elektra Entertainment Group]

Category 41 - Best Jazz Vocal Performance

  • When I Look In Your Eyes
    Diana Krall
    [Verve Records]

Category 42 - Best Jazz Instrumental Solo

  • In Walked Wayne
    Wayne Shorter
    Track from: Heroes (J. J. Johnson)
    [Verve Records]

Category 43 - Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Individual or Group

  • Like Minds
    Gary Burton, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Roy Haynes & Dave Holland
    [Concord Jazz]

Category 44 - Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance

  • Serendipity 18
    The Bob Florence Limited Edition
    [MAMA Records]

Category 45 - Best Latin Jazz Performance

  • Latin Soul
    Poncho Sanchez
    [Concord Picante Records]

Category 46 - Best Rock Gospel Album

  • Pray
    Rebecca St. James
    [ForeFront Records]

Category 47 - Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album

  • Speechless
    Steven Curtis Chapman
    [Sparrow Records]

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

  • Kennedy Center Homecoming
    Bill & Gloria Gaither And Their Homecoming Friends
    [Spring House Music Group]

Category 49 - Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album

  • Christmas With Shirley Caesar
    Shirley Caesar
    [Myrrh Records]

Category 50 - Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album

  • Mountain High...Valley Low
    Yolanda Adams
    [Elektra Entertainment Group]

Category 51 - Best Gospel Choir Or Chorus Album

  • High & Lifted Up
    The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir; Carol Cymbala, Choir Director
    [Atlantic Records]

Category 52 - Best Latin Pop Performance

  • Tiempos
    Rubén Blades
    [Sony Discos]

Category 53 - Best Latin Rock/Alternative Performance

  • Resurrection
    Chris Perez Band
    [Hollywood Records]

Category 54 - Best Traditional Tropical Latin Performance

  • Mambo Birdland
    Tito Puente
    [RMM Records]

Category 55 - Best Salsa Performance

  • Llego...Van Van: Van Van Is Here
    Los Van Van
    [Havana Caliente/Atlantic Records]

Category 56 - Best Merengue Performance

  • Pintame
    Elvis Crespo
    [Sony Tropical Records]

Category 57 - Best Mexican-American Performance

  • 100 Años De Mariachi
    Plácido Domingo
    [EMI Latin/Saragoza]

Category 58 - Best Tejano Performance

  • Por Eso Te Amo
    Los Palominos
    [Sony Discos]

Category 59 - Best Traditional Blues Album

  • Blues On The Bayou
    B.B. King
    [MCA Records]

Category 60- Best Contemporary Blues Album

  • Take Your Shoes Off
    The Robert Cray Band

Category 61 - Best Traditional Folk Album

  • Press On
    June Carter Cash
    [Risk/Small Hairy Dog Records]

Category 62 - Best Contemporary Folk Album

  • Mule Variations
    Tom Waits
    [Anti/Epitaph Records]

Category 63 - Best Reggae Album

  • Calling Rastafari
    Burning Spear
    [Heartbeat Records]

Category 64 - Best World Music Album

  • Livro
    Caetano Veloso
    [Nonesuch Records]

Category 65 - Best Polka Album

  • Polkasonic
    Brave Combo
    [Cleveland International Records]

Category 66 - Best Musical Album For Children

  • The Adventures Of Elmo In Grouchland
    Various Artists
    Andy Hill, producer
    [Sony Wonder]

Category 67 - Best Spoken Word Album For Children

  • Listen To The Storyteller
    Wynton Marsalis, Graham Greene & Kate Winslet
    Steven Epstein & David Frost, producers
    [Sony Classical]

Category 68 - Best Spoken Word Album

  • The Autobiography Of Martin Luther King, Jr.
    LeVar Burton
    [Time Warner Audiobooks]

Category 69 - Best Spoken Comedy Album

  • Bigger & Blacker
    Chris Rock
    [DreamWorks Records]

Category 70 - Best Musical Show Album

  • Annie Get Your Gun
    Stephen Ferrera & John McDaniel, producers; (Irving Berlin, lyricist & composer) (The New Broadway Cast Including Bernadette Peters & Tom Wopat)
    [Angel Records]

Category 71 - Best Soundtrack Album

  • Tarzan - M/P
    Phil Collins
    [Walt Disney Records]

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

  • A Bug's Life - M/P Score
    Randy Newman, composer
    [Walt Disney Records]

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

  • Beautiful Stranger (From Austin Powers The Spy Who Shagged Me)
    Madonna & William Orbit, songwriters (Madonna)
    [Maverick Recording Company]

Category 74 - Best Instrumental Composition

  • Joyful Noise Suite
    Don Sebesky, composer (Don Sebesky)
    Track from: Joyful Noise: A Tribute To Duke Ellington
    [RCA Victor/BMG Classics]

Category 75 - Best Instrumental Arrangement

  • Chelsea Bridge
    Don Sebesky, arranger (Don Sebesky)
    Track from: Joyful Noise: A Tribute To Duke Ellington
    [RCA Victor/BMG Classics]

Category 76 - Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)

  • Lonely Town
    Alan Broadbent, arranger (Charlie Haden Quartet West Featuring Shirley Horn)
    Track from: The Art Of The Song
    [Verve Records]

Category 77 - Best Recording Package

  • Ride With Bob
    Ray Benson & Buddy Jackson, art directors (Asleep At The Wheel)
    [DreamWorks Records Nashville]

Category 78 - Best Boxed Recording Package

  • Miles Davis - The Complete Bitches Brew Sessions
    Ron Jaramillo & Arnold Levine, art directors (Miles Davis)
    [Columbia/Legacy Records]

Category 79 - Best Album Notes

  • John Coltrane - The Classic Quartet - Complete Impulse! Studio Recordings
    Bob Blumenthal, album notes writer (John Coltrane)
    [Impulse! Records]

Category 80 - Best Historical Album

  • The Duke Ellington Centennial Edition - The Complete RCA Victor Recordings (1927 - 1973)
    Orrin Keepnews & Steven Lasker, compilation producers; Paul Brizzi, Dennis Ferrante & Steven Lasker, mastering engineers (Duke Ellington)
    [RCA Victor/BMG Classics]

Category 81 - Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

  • When I Look In Your Eyes
    Al Schmitt, engineer (Diana Krall)
    [Verve Records]

Category 82 - Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

  • Walter Afanasieff
    * Am I The Only One (Marc Anthony) (T)
    * The Animal Song (Savage Garden) (S)
    * Christmas With Babyface (Babyface) (A)
    * Classics In The Key Of G (Kenny G) (A)
    * I Count The Minutes (Ricky Martin) (T)
    * The Island (Barbra Streisand) (T)

Category 83 - Remixer of the Year, Non-Classical

  • Club 69 (Peter Rauhofer)
    * Believe (Club 69 Future Anthem Mix) (Cher) (S)
    * Body (Club 69 Future Mix) (Funky Green Dogs) (S)
    * Five Fathoms (Club 69 Future Club Mix) (Everything But The Girl) (S)
    * I Will Go With You (Con Te Partir ) (Club 69 Future Mix) (Donna Summer) (S)
    * It's Not Right But It's Okay (Future Club Mix) (Whitney Houston) (S)
    * Nothing Really Matters (Club 69 Vocal Club Mix) (Madonna) (S)

Category 84 - Best Engineered Album, Classical

  • Stravinsky: Firebird; The Rite Of Spring; Perséphone
    Markus Heiland, engineer (Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor)
    [RCA Victor Red Seal]

Category 85 - Producer Of The Year, Classical

  • Adam Abeshouse
    * Chopin: Etudes - The Complete Piano Works, Vol. Ten (Opp. 10, 42; Op. Posth.) (Garrick Ohlsson, piano)
    * Handel/Schoenberg/Spohr/Elgar: Works For String Quartet And Orch. (The Lark Quartet; Jean-Louis LeRoux, conductor)
    * Handel: With Valour Abounding (Selections From Solomon; Joseph And His Brethren; Joshua, Etc.) (John Elwes, tenor)
    * Hindemith: Quartet For Clarinet, Violin, Cello And Piano/Shostakovich: Piano Quintet In G Min., Op. 57 (Gilbert Kalish, piano; Boston Sym. Cham. Players)
    * Schickele On A Lark (Sextet; String Quartet No. 2 "In Memorium"; Quintet No. 2 For Piano And Strings) (The Lark Quartet; R. Rinehart, viola; J. Lichten, cello; P. Schickele, piano)

Category 86 - Best Classical Album

  • Stravinsky: Firebird; The Rite Of Spring; Perséphone
    Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Andreas Neubronner, producer (Vance George, choir director; Joyce Keil, choir director; Stuart Neill, tenor; Sharon J. Paul, choir director; Ragazzi, The Peninsula Boys Cho.; San Francisco Sym. Cho.; San Francisco Girls Cho.; Stephanie Cosserat, narrator; San Francisco Sym.)
    [RCA Victor Red Seal]

Category 87 - Best Orchestral Performance

  • Stravinsky: Firebird; The Rite Of Spring; Perséphone
    Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor (Joyce Keil, choir director; Stuart Neill, tenor; Sharon J. Paul, choir director; Ragazzi, The Peninsula Boys Cho.; San Francisco Sym. Cho.; San Francisco Girls Cho.; Stephanie Cosserat, narrator; San Francisco Sym.)
    [RCA Victor Red Seal]

Category 88 - Best Opera Recording

  • Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress
    John Eliot Gardiner, conductor; Ian Bostridge; Bryn Terfel; Anne Sofie von Otter; Deborah York; Nicholas Parker, producer (Monteverdi Cho.; London Sym. Orch.)
    [Deutsche Grammophon]

Category 89 - Best Choral Performance

  • Britten: War Requiem
    Robert Shafer, conductor; Joan McFarland, choir director; Betty Scott, choir director (Richard Clement, tenor; Christine Goerke, soprano; Richard Stilwell, baritone; Maryland Boy Cho.; Shenandoah Conservatory Cho.; The Washington Cho.; The Washington Orch.)
    [The Washington Chorus]

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

  • Prokofiev: Piano Cons. Nos. 1 & 3/Bartók: Piano Con. No. 3
    Martha Argerich, piano; Charles Dutoit, conductor (Orch. Sym. de Montreal)
    [EMI Classics]

Category 91 - Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra)

  • Shostakovich: 24 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87
    Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano

Category 92 - Best Chamber Music Performance

  • Beethoven: The Violin Sonatas (Nos. 1-3, Op. 12; Nos. 1-3, Op. 30; "Spring" Sonata, Etc.)
    Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin; Lambert Orkis, piano
    [Deutsche Grammophon]

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

  • Colors Of Love (Works Of Thomas, Stucky, Tavener, Rands, Etc.)
    Chanticleer; Joseph Jennings, conductor
    [Teldec Classics International]

Category 94 - Best Classical Vocal Performance

  • Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn
    Thomas Quasthoff, baritone; Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo soprano (Claudio Abbado, conductor; Berliner Phil.)
    [Deutsche Grammophon]

Category 95 - Best Classical Contemporary Composition

  • Boulez: Répons
    Pierre Boulez, composer (Vincent Bauer, vibraphone; Florent Boffard, piano; Pierre Boulez, conductor; Frédérique Cambreling, harp; Michel Cerutti, cimbalom; Daniel Ciampolini, xylophone & glockenspiel; Ens. InterContemporain; Andrew Gerzso, electro-acoustic realization; Dimitri Vassilakis, piano) Track from: Boulez: Répons (Répons; Dialogue de l'ombre double)
    [Deutsche Grammophon]

Category 96 - Best Classical Crossover Album

  • Schickele: Hornsmoke (Piano Con. No. 2 In F Maj. "Ole"; Brass Calendar; Hornsmoke - A Horse Opera)
    The Chestnut Brass Co.; Peter Schickele, piano & narrator (Cynthia Carr, horn)
    [Newport Classic]

Category 97 - Best Short Form Music Video

  • Freak On A Leash
    Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris & Todd McFarlane, video directors; Terry Fitzgerald & Bart Lipton, video producers
    [Immortal/Epic Records]

Category 98 - Best Long Form Music Video

  • Bands Of Gypsys - Live At Fillmore East
    (Jimi Hendrix)
    Bob Smeaton, video director; Neil Aspinall & Chips Chipperfield, video producers
    [MCA Records/Experience Hendrix]