Los Angeles Balladeer Luther Vandross, recovering from a stroke, won four Grammys on Sunday including song of the year for "Dance With My Father," and Beyonce earned a record-tying five honors.
OutKast won album of the year for "SpeakerBoxxx/The Love Below" in a ceremony televised by CBS on a five-minute delay to avoid anything like Janet Jackson's Super Bowl flesh flash.
Despite a tightly scripted show devoid of outrageousness or spontaneity -- a marked contrast to today's pop scene -- Jackson's breast-baring last week at the hands of dance partner Justin Timberlake remained the major subplot, as CBS and Jackson offered conflicting reports about why she was not at the show.
"I know it's been a rough week on everybody," said Timberlake, stifling a self-deprecating laugh while accepting the best male pop vocal performance award for "Cry Me a River." He brought his mother as his date. "What occurred was unintentional, completely regrettable, and I apologize if you guys are offended."
Vandross won for best song, best R&B; album and best male R&B; performance for "Dance With My Father"; and best R&B; performance by a duo or group with vocals for "The Closer I Get to You," a remake he did with Beyonce.
He was unable to attend, but sent a videotaped message, his first public remarks since his April 2003 stroke.
"I wish I could be with you there tonight. I want to thank everyone for your love and support," said a weak-looking Vandross. "And remember, when I say goodbye it's never for long, because" -- and he sang -- "I believe in the power of love!"
Beyonce tied a record for female artists with her five awards, but won none of the top categories of song, record or album of the year.
The moody British rock band Coldplay, up against four hip-hop nominees for record of the year, won for their song "Clocks."
Rockers Evanescence won best new artist in an upset over rapper 50 Cent -- who briefly walked onstage as Evanescence accepted their award.
"Thank you, 50," said Evanesence's Amy Lee as the rap star smiled for the camera.
Rock singer Warren Zevon, who rushed to complete a final album before his September death from lung cancer, won his first two Grammy Awards. June Carter Cash also won two posthumous awards, and her husband Johnny Cash and former Beatle George Harrison were also honored after their deaths.
The 46th annual awards show began at 4:55 p.m. -- five minute before airtime -- with Prince performing "Purple Rain," marking the 20th year of the groundbreaking song and movie.
Beyonce, wearing a tight dress with a feather skirt that fleetingly revealed her pink panties, joined Prince on his hits and then sang her own "Crazy in Love," which won two trophies -- for best R&B; song and best rap/sung collaboration. Her boyfriend, Jay-Z, won two awards for collaborating on that hit.
Beyonce also won best female R&B; performance and best contemporary R&B; album for "Dangerously in Love," and best R&B; performance by a duo or group for her song with Vandross.
Her five trophies tied a record set by Alicia Keys, Norah Jones and Lauryn Hill for the most Grammys won by a female artist.
"This is unbelievable. Performing was enough for me," an excited Beyonce said.
OutKast, nominated for a leading six Grammys, won three: best album, best urban/alternative performance for "Hey Ya!" and best rap album for "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below."
Other multiple winners included Jack White of The White Stripes and Eminem, with two each, and bluegrass singer Alison Krauss, who had three.
Where was Janet?
Timberlake was all over the awards, performing on several songs and winning two trophies. CBS said in a statement that it had reservations about allowing him and Jackson to appear as planned, but ultimately "respected the Recording Academy's wishes to produce the program they originally intended."
CBS said it agreed to allow Timberlake and Jackson as long as they apologized on the air for their Super Bowl stunt.
But a statement from Jackson's camp said CBS and the Grammys first asked her not to attend, then reversed themselves and re-invited her, but she chose not to attend.
"She was never uninvited," insisted Jason Padgitt of the publicity firm Rogers & Cowan, which represents the Recording Academy. "She was always invited to be here and she chose not to be."
The incident bubbled beneath the surface all night. "I don't want to have the same thing happen that Janet had done," Christina Aguilera said while accepting the award for best female pop vocal performance in a dress cut so low, CBS briefly imposed a graphic across her chest. "But, uh, if I can keep it together ..."
Pharrell Williams, who along with Jay-Z and OutKast also had six nominations, won his first Grammy during the pre-telecast ceremony for his production work with Chad Hugo as white-hot hitmakers The Neptunes. They have produced songs for artists ranging from Justin Timberlake to Jay-Z in 2003 alone.
The Neptunes weren't even nominated last year, because the record companies they produced hits for forgot to put them on the ballot.
"I was a little upset last year," Pharrell acknowledged during his acceptance speech. He also used the opportunity to stand up for friends Jackson and Timberlake. "What happened at the Super Bowl was a bit much, but I happen to know both of those people ... and they've done great things to support people around the world."
Cash, and director Mark Romanek, won for best short form music video for the haunting song "Hurt." Cash's wife, who died a few months before him in 2003, won best traditional folk album for the posthumous release "Wildwood Flower" and best female country vocal performance for "Keep on the Sunny Side."
The most unusual winner was former President Bill Clinton, former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev and Sophia Loren, who won best spoken word album for children for their reading on "Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf/Beintus: Wolf Tracks."
|List of winners at Sunday's 46th Annual Grammy Awards:Album of the Year: "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below," OutKast.Record of the Year: "Clocks," Coldplay.Song of the Year: "Dance With My Father," Richard Marx and Luther Vandross (Luther Vandross).New Artist: Evanescence.Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal: "Disorder in the House," Warren Zevon and Bruce Springsteen.Female Country Vocal Performance: "Keep on the Sunny Side," June Carter Cash.Female Pop Vocal Performance: "Beautiful," Christina Aguilera.Male Pop Vocal Performance: "Cry Me a River," Justin Timberlake.Rap Album: "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below," OutKast.Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal: "Underneath It All," No Doubt.Contemporary R&B; Album: "Dangerously in Love," Beyonce.R&B; Song: "Crazy in Love," Shawn Carter, Rich Harrison, Beyonce Knowles and Eugene Record (Beyonce featuring Jay-Z).R&B; Album: "Dance With My Father," Luther Vandross.Female R&B; Vocal Performance: "Dangerously in Love," Beyonce.Male R&B; Vocal Performance: "Dance With My Father," Luther Vandross.R&B; Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: "The Closer I Get to You," Beyonce and Luther Vandross.Traditional R&B; Vocal Performance: "Wonderful," Aretha Franklin.Female Rap Solo Performance: "Work It," Missy Elliott.Male Rap Solo Performance: "Lose Yourself," Eminem.Rap Performance by a Duo or Group: "Shake Ya Tailfeather," Nelly, P. Diddy and Murphy Lee.Rap/Sung Collaboration: "Crazy in Love," Beyonce featuring Jay-Z.Rap Song: "Lose Yourself," J. Bass, M. Mathers and L. Resto (Eminem).Urban/Alternative Performance: "Hey Ya!" OutKast.Pop Collaboration With Vocals: "Whenever I Say Your Name," Sting and Mary J. Blige.Pop Instrumental Performance: "Marwa Blues," George Harrison.Pop Instrumental Album: "Mambo Sinuendo," Ry Cooder and Manuel Galban.Pop Vocal Album: "Justified," Justin Timberlake.Dance Recording: "Come Into My World," Kylie Minogue.Traditional Pop Vocal Album: "A Wonderful World," Tony Bennett and k.d. lang.Hard Rock Performance: "Bring Me to Life," Evanescence featuring Paul McCoy.Metal Performance: "St. Anger," Metallica.Rock Instrumental Performance: "Plan B," Jeff Beck.Alternative Music Album: "Elephant," The White Stripes.Female Rock Vocal Performance: "Trouble," Pink.Male Rock Vocal Performance: "Gravedigger," Dave Matthews.Rock Song: "Seven Nation Army," Jack White (The White Stripes).Rock Album: "One by One," Foo Fighters.Male Country Vocal Performance: "Next Big Thing," Vince Gill.Country Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal: "A Simple Life," Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder.Country Collaboration With Vocals: "How's the World Treating You," James Taylor and Alison Krauss.Country Instrumental Performance: "Cluck Old Hen," Alison Krauss and Union Station.Country Song: "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere," Jim "Moose" Brown and Don Rollins (Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett).Country Album: "Livin', Lovin', Losin': Songs of The Louvin Brothers," Various Artists.Bluegrass Album: "Live," Alison Krauss and Union Station.Short Form Music Video: "Hurt," Johnny Cash.Long Form Music Video: "Legend," Sam Cooke.Engineered Album, Classical: "Obrigado Brazil," Richard King and Todd Whitelock, engineers (Yo-Yo Ma).Producer of the Year, Classical: Steven Epstein.Classical Album: "Mahler: Symphony No. 3; Kindertotenlieder," Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Michelle DeYoung, mezzo soprano.Orchestral Performance: "Mahler: Symphony No. 3," Pierre Boulez, conductor (Vienna Philharmonic).Opera Recording: "Janacek: Jenufa," Bernard Haitink, conductor; Jerry Hadley, Karita Mattila, Eva Randova, Anja Silja and Jorma Silvasti; Wolfram Graul, producer.Choral Performance: "Sibelius: Cantatas," Paavo Jarvi, conductor; Tiia-Ester Loitme and Ants Soots, chorus masters (Ellerhein Girls' Choir & Estonian National Male Choir; Estonian National Symphony Orchestra).Chamber Music Performance: "Berg: Lyric Suite," Kronos Quartet and Dawn Upshaw, soprano.Small Ensemble Performance (with or without Conductor): "Chavez: Suite for Double Quartet," Jeff von der Schmidt, conductor; Southwest Chamber Music.Classical Vocal Performance: "Schubert: Lieder With Orchestra," Thomas Quasthoff, bass-baritone and Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo soprano.Classical Contemporary Composition: "Argento: Casa Guidi," Dominick Argento (Frederica von Stade, mezzo soprano; Eiji Oue; Minnesota Orchestra).Classical Crossover Album: "Obrigado Brazil," Jorge Calandrelli, conductor, Yo-Yo Ma, cello (Various Artists).Traditional Folk Album: "Wildwood Flower," June Carter Cash.Contemporary Folk Album: "The Wind," Warren Zevon.Native American Music Album: "Flying Free," Black Eagle.Reggae Album: "Dutty Rock," Sean Paul.Traditional World Music Album: "Sacred Tibetan Chant," The Monks of Sherab Ling Monastery.Contemporary World Music Album: "Voz D'Amor," Cesaria Evora.Polka Album: "Let's Polka 'Round," Jimmy Sturr.Musical Album for Children: "Bon Appetit!" Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer.Spoken Word Album for Children: "Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf/Beintus: Wolf Tracks," Bill Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachev and Sophia Loren.Spoken Word Album: "Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right (Al Franken)," Al Franken.Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra): "Britten: Violin Concerto/Walton: Viola Concerto," Mstislav Rostropovich, conductor; Maxim Vengerov, violin and viola (London Symphony Orchestra).Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra): "Haydn: Piano Sonatas Nos. 29, 31, 34, 35 and 49," Emanuel Ax, piano.Comedy Album: "Poodle Hat," "Weird Al" Yankovic.Musical Show Album: "Gypsy."Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: "Chicago," Various Artists.Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers," Howard Shore, composer.Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: "A Mighty Wind," Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy and Michael McKean, songwriters, track from "A Mighty Wind."Instrumental Composition: "Sacajawea," Wayne Shorter, composer (Wayne Shorter), from "Alegria."Instrumental Arrangement: "Timbuktu," Michael Brecker and Gil Goldstein, arrangers (Michael Brecker Quindectet), from "Wide Angles."Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s): "Woodstock," Vince Mendoza, arranger (Joni Mitchell), from "Travelogue."Recording Package: "Evolve," Ani DiFranco and Brian Grunert, art directors (Ani DiFranco).Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: "The Complete Jack Johnson Sessions," Julian Alexander, Howard Fritzson and Seth Rothstein, art directors (Miles Davis).Album Notes: "Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues: A Musical Journey," Tom Piazza, album notes writer (Various Artists).Historical Album: "Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues: A Musical Journey," Steve Berkowitz, Alex Gibney, Andy McKaie and Jerry Rappaport, compilation producers.Remixed Recording, Non-Classical: "Crazy in Love (Maurice's Soul Mix)," Maurice Joshua, remixer (Beyonce featuring Jay-Z).Engineered Album, Non-Classical: "Hail to the Thief," Nigel Godrich and Darrell Thorp, engineers (Radiohead).Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: The Neptunes.Latin Pop Album: "No Es Lo Mismo," Alejandro Sanz.Latin Rock/Alternative Album: "Cuatro Caminos," Cafe Tacuba.Traditional Tropical Latin Album: "Buenos Hermanos," Ibrahim Ferrer.Salsa/Merengue Album: "Regalo Del Alma," Celia Cruz.Mexican/Mexican-American Album: "Afortunado," Joan Sebastian.Tejano Album: "Si Me Faltas Tu," Jimmy Gonzalez y El Grupo Mazz.Rock Gospel Album: "Worldwide," Audio Adrenaline.Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album: "Worship Again," Michael W. Smith.Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Gospel Album: "Rise and Shine," Randy Travis.Traditional Soul Gospel Album: "Go Tell It on the Mountain," The Blind Boys of Alabama.Contemporary Soul Gospel Album: " ... Again," Donnie McClurkin.Gospel Choir or Chorus Album: "A Wing and A Prayer," The Potter's House Mass Choir.Traditional Blues Album: "Blues Singer," Buddy Guy.Contemporary Blues Album: "Let's Roll," Etta James.New Age Album: "One Quiet Night," Pat Metheny.Contemporary Jazz Album: "34th N Lex," Randy Brecker.Jazz Vocal Album: "A Little Moonlight," Dianne Reeves.Jazz Instrumental Solo: "Matrix," Chick Corea.Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group: "Alegria," Wayne Shorter.Large Jazz Ensemble Album: "Wide Angles," Michael Brecker Quindectet.Latin Jazz Album: "Live at the Blue Note," Michel Camilo with Charles Flores and Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez.|