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Encyclopedia > Grammy Awards of 2004

The 46th Grammy Awards were held on the February 8, 2004. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the previous year. This list includes only winners; for a full list of nominees, see [1]. The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music Awards, and the... February 8 is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Award winners:

  • Album of the Year
    • Carl Mo (producer), Vincent Alexander, Chris Carmouche, Terrence Cash, Kevin "KD" Davis, Reggie Dozier, John Frye, Robert Hannon, Padraic Kernin, Moka Nagatani, Pete Novak, Brian Paturalski, Neal Pogue, Dexter Simmons, {[Darrell Thorpe]] (engineers/mixers), Brian Gardner & Bernie Grundman (mastering engineers) & OutKast (producers & artists) for Speakerboxxx/The Love Below

For the UK award see The Record of the Year The Record of the Year is one of the two most prestigious Grammy Awards presented annually. ... Ken Nelson is a British record producer. ... From left: Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland, Chris Martin, and Will Champion Coldplay is a post-Britpop/alternative rock band from London, United Kingdom well known for their rock melodies and introspective lyrics. ... The Grammy Award for Album of the Year has been awarded since 1959. ... Big Boi (left) and André 3000 (right) possess musical styles that are often as different as their fashion senses. ... The Song of the Year is one of the two most prestigious awards in the Grammies, if not in all of the music industry. ... Richard Marx on the cover of his 1994 album Paid Vacation Richard Marx (born September 16, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois) is an adult contemporary singer and songwriter. ... Luther Vandross Luther Vandross (born Luther Ronzoni Vandross Jr. ... The Grammy for Best New Artist has been awarded since 1960. ... Evanescence is a rock band from Little Rock, Arkansas, consisting of: Amy Lee - Vocals and Piano (co-founder) John LeCompt - Guitar Rocky Gray - Drums William Boyd - Bass Terry Balsamo - Guitar (replacement for co-founder Ben Moody) Past Band members: Ben Moody - Lead guitar (co-founder - left October 2003) David Hodges...

Alternative

The Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album has been awarded since 1991. ... The White Stripes The White Stripes are a minimalist rock and roll duo from Detroit, formed in 1997, composed of Jack White and Meg White, who rose to prominence with their albums White Blood Cells and Elephant. ...

Blues

The Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album has been awarded since 1983. ... Buddy Guy Buddy Guy (born George Guy, July 30, 1936 in Lettsworth, Louisiana) is an American blues music and rock music guitarist, as well as a singer. ... The Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album has been awarded since 1988. ... Etta James on the cover of one of her albums Etta James (born January 25, 1938) is an American R&B and gospel singer. ...

Children's

The Grammy Award for Best Musical Album for Children has been awarded since 1994. ... The Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children has been awarded since 1994. ... William Jefferson Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. ... Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachyov (Gorbachev)   listen? (Russian: ; pronunciation: ) (born March 2, 1931), was leader of the Soviet Union from 1985 until 1991. ... Sophia Loren in 1955 Sophia Loren (born September 20, 1934) is considered to be the most famous Italian actress of all time and, at the age of 70, continues to be a top sex symbol. ... Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev (Russian: ) (April 271, 1891 – March 5, 1953) was a Russian composer who mastered numerous musical genres and came to be admired as one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. ... The Russian National Orchestra is an orchestra based in Moscow, Russia. ...

Classical

The Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance has been awarded since 1959. ... Pierre Boulez (IPA: /pjɛʁ. ... The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (in German: Wiener Philharmoniker) is the best known orchestra in Austria and one of Europes major ensembles. ... Gustav Mahler Gustav Mahler (July 7, 1860–May 18, 1911) was a Bohemian-Austrian composer and conductor. ... The Symphony No. ... The Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne-Sofie von Otter (born 9 May 1955) well-known opera singer and concert recitalist. ... The Vienna Boys Choir (German: Wiener Sängerknaben) is a choir of boy sopranos based in Vienna. ... The Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1959. ... The German bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff (born November 9, 1959) is generally regarded as one of the finest lieder singers of his generation. ... The Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne-Sofie von Otter (born 9 May 1955) well-known opera singer and concert recitalist. ... Franz Schubert Franz Peter Schubert (January 31, 1797 – November 19, 1828), was an Austrian composer. ... Claudio Abbado (born June 26, 1933) is a noted Italian conductor. ... The Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording has been awarded since 1961. ... Bernard Johan Herman Haitink (born March 4, Dutch conductor. ... Jerry Hadley is a world-renowned opera tenor, who was also a protegé, early in his long and distinguished career, of the legendary soprano, Dame Joan Sutherland, and her husband, Maestro Richard Bonynge. ... Karita Mattila (born September 5, 1960) is a Finnish operatic soprano. ... Anja Silja, German soprano, born April 17, 1940 in Berlin. ... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... ME!!!! ... Paavo Järvi (born 1962) is an Estonian conductor and Music Director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. ... A bust of Jean Sibelius at the Sibelius-monumentti in Helsinki. ... The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with orchestra) has been awarded since 1959. ... Mstislav Rostropovich Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich (Мстисла́в Леопо́льдович Ростропо́вич) (born March 27, 1927) is a Russian cellist and conductor, considered to be one of the greatest living cellists. ... Maxim Vengerov (born August 20, 1974 in the Siberian Federal District capital, Novosibirsk) is a Russian violinist. ... Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten (November 22, 1913 – December 4, 1976) was a British composer and pianist. ... William Turner Walton (March 29, 1902–March 8, 1983) was a British composer influenced by the works of Stravinsky, Sibelius and the jazz genre. ... The London Symphony Orchestra (frequently abbreviated to LSO) is one of the major orchestras of the United Kingdom. ... The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without orchestra) has been awarded since 1959. ... Emanuel Ax is a Polish-American pianist. ... Franz Joseph Haydn, (March 31 or April 1, 1732 – May 31, 1809) was a leading composer of the Classical period, called the Father of the Symphony and Father of the String Quartet. Although he has come to be popularly known as Franz Joseph Haydn (with many published scores and recordings... The Grammy Award for Best Small Ensemble Performance (with or without conductor) has been awarded since 1997. ... Carlos Chavez photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1937 Carlos Antonio de Padua Ch vez y Ram rez (June 13, 1899 - August 2, 1978) was a Mexican composer, conductor, teacher, journalist, and the founder and director of the Mexico Symphony Orchestra. ... The Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance has been awarded since 1959. ... The Kronos Quartet is a string quartet founded by violinist David Harrington in 1973. ... Dawn Upshaw (born July 17, 1960 in Nashville, Tennessee), is an American soprano. ... Alban Maria Johannes Berg (February 9, 1885 – December 24, 1935) was an Austrian composer. ... The Grammy Award for Best Classical Contemporary Composition was first awarded in 1961. ... Dominick Argento is an American composer, best known as a leading composer of lyric opera. ... Frederica von Stade (b. ... Eiji Oue (b. ... The Minnesota Orchestra is an American orchestra. ... The Grammy Award for Best Classical Album has been awarded since 1962. ... Michael Tilson Thomas (born December 21, 1944), nicknamed MTT, is an American conductor, pianist and composer. ... Gustav Mahler Gustav Mahler (July 7, 1860–May 18, 1911) was a Bohemian-Austrian composer and conductor. ... The Symphony No. ... The San Francisco Symphony is a major orchestra based in San Francisco, California. ... The Grammy Award for Best Classical Crossover Album has been awarded since 1999. ... Album cover Yo-Yo Ma (Chinese: 馬友友; pinyin: ) (born October 7, 1955) is a world-famous French-Chinese-American cellist. ...

Comedy

The Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album was awarded from 1959 to 1993 and in 2004. ... Alfred Matthew Weird Al Yankovic (born October 23, 1959) is a Grammy award winning American musician, satirist, parodist, accordionist, and television producer. ...

Composing and arranging

The Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media has been awarded since 1960. ... Wayne Shorter (born August 25, 1933 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American jazz composer and saxophonist. ... The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement has been awarded since 1963. ... Michael Brecker (born March 29, 1949) in Philadelphia, PA is an American jazz musician. ... The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) has been awarded since 1963. ... Self portrait by Joni Mitchell, on the cover of her album Both Sides Now Joni Mitchell, CC (born Roberta Joan Anderson on November 7, 1943, in Fort Macleod, Alberta), is a legendary Canadian musician and painter. ...

Country

The Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance was first awarded in 1965. ... June Carter Cash (born Valerie June Carter) (June 23, 1929 - May 15, 2003), middle daughter of Ezra (Eck) Carter and Maybelle Carter (Mother Maybelle), was a singer, songwriter, a member of the first country music recording stars, the Carter Family, and married to legendary singer Johnny Cash. ... The Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1965. ... Vince Gill Vince Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country music musician and singer. ... The Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal was first awarded in 1970. ... Ricky Skaggs (born July 18, 1954 in Lawrence County, Kentucky) is a country music musician, singer and composer. ... The Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals was first awarded in 1988. ... The Best of James Taylor album cover James Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Alison Krauss on the cover of her album Forget About It Alison Krauss and Union Station Alison Krauss, born July 23, 1971 in Decatur, Illinois, is a bluegrass singer and virtuoso fiddle player who grew up in Champaign, Illinois. ... The Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance was first awarded in 1970. ... Alison Krauss on the cover of her album Forget About It Alison Krauss, born July 23, 1971 in Decatur, Illinois, is a bluegrass singer and virtuoso fiddle player who grew up in Champaign, Illinois. ... The Grammy Award for Best Country Song (sometimes known as the Country Songwriters Award) has been awarded since 1965. ... Alan Jackson wearing his hat Alan Jackson (born October 17, 1958) is an American country music singer, and songwriter, originally from Newnan, Georgia. ... In License to Chill, Buffett paired with several famous country music stars on the albums songs. ... The Grammy Award for Best Country Album has been awarded since 1995. ... The Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album has been awarded since 1982. ... Alison Krauss on the cover of her album Forget About It Alison Krauss, born July 23, 1971 in Decatur, Illinois, is a bluegrass singer and virtuoso fiddle player who grew up in Champaign, Illinois. ...

Dance

The Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording has been awarded since 1998. ... Rob Davis is a British guitarist and songwriter. ... Cover of Dennis 1991 album Move to This Cathy Dennis (born March 25, 1969 in Norwich, England) is a singer, songwriter and record producer. ... Rob Davis is a British guitarist and songwriter. ... Cover of Dennis 1991 album Move to This Cathy Dennis (born March 25, 1969 in Norwich, England) is a singer, songwriter and record producer. ... Kylie Minogue in the music video for Slow (2003) Kylie Ann Minogue (pronounced: , to rhyme with vogue, born May 28, 1968) is an Australian singer and actress. ...

Film/TV/Media

I like to MOO MOO MOO and eat GRASS! ... Ric Wake is a record producer. ... The Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media has been awarded since 1988. ... Christopher Guest as Nigel Tufnel in This is Spinal Tap. ... Eugene Levy (born December 17, 1946) is a Jewish-Canadian actor, television director, producer and writer who is best known for his work in Canadian television series and American movies and television series. ... Michael McKean (born October 17, 1947) is an American actor, comedian, composer and musician, best known for his portrayal of Leonard Lenny Kosnowski on the sitcom Laverne and Shirley. ... A Mighty Wind was a movie released in 2003. ... A Mighty Wind was a movie released in 2003. ... A Mighty Wind was a movie released in 2003. ... The Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media has been awarded since 1960. ... Howard Shore Howard Leslie Shore (born October 18, 1946) is a film composer. ...

Folk

The Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album was first awarded in 1987. ... June Carter Cash (born Valerie June Carter) (June 23, 1929 - May 15, 2003), middle daughter of Ezra (Eck) Carter and Maybelle Carter (Mother Maybelle), was a singer, songwriter, a member of the first country music recording stars, the Carter Family, and married to legendary singer Johnny Cash. ... The Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album was first awarded in 1987. ... Warren Zevon Warren William Zevon (January 24, 1947 – September 7, 2003), born in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Grammy Award for Best Native American Music Album was first awarded in 2001. ...

Gospel

The Grammy Award for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album has been awarded since 1991. ... Michael Whitaker Smith (born October 7, 1957 in Kenova, West Virginia), often nicknamed Smitty, is an American singer, songwriter and keyboardist. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rock Gospel Album has been awarded since 1991. ... Audio Adrenaline Audio Adrenaline is a Christian rock band formed in the 1990s at Kentucky Christian College. ... The Grammy Award for Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album has been awarded since 1991. ... The Blind Boys of Alabama are a gospel music group from Alabama that first formed at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind in 1939. ... The Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album has been awarded since 1991. ... The Grammy Award for Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album has been awarded since 1991. ... Randy Bruce Traywick (born May 4, 1959 in Marshville, North Carolina) is an American country singer. ... The Grammy Award for Best Gospel Choir or Chorus Album has been awarded since 1991. ... Bishop T.D. (Thomas Dexter) Jakes is an American televangelist. ...

Historical

  • Best Historical Album
    • Steve Berkowitz, Alex Gibney, Andy McKaie, Jerry Rappaport (producers), Gavin Lurssen & Joseph M. Palmaccio (engineers) for Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: A Musical Journey performed by various artists

The Grammy Award for Best Historical Album has been presented since 1979. ...

Jazz

The Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo has been awarded since 1959. ... Chick Corea on the cover of sheet music book Chick Corea Collection Armando Anthony Chick Corea (born June 12, 1941) is an American jazz pianist/keyboardist and composer who is arguably best known for his work during the 1970s in the genre of jazz fusion, although his contributions to straight... The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Jazz Album, Individual or Group has been presented since 1959. ... Wayne Shorter (born August 25, 1933 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American jazz composer and saxophonist. ... The Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album has been presented since 1961. ... Michael Brecker (born March 29, 1949) in Philadelphia, PA is an American jazz musician. ... The Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album has been presented since 1977. ... Arif Mardin is a Turkish-born music producer who has worked with a wide range of artists, across many different styles and genres of music. ... Dianne Reeves, born in Detroit, Michigan in 1956, is an American jazz singer, known more for her live performances than her albums. ... The Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album has been presented since 1992. ... The Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album has been presented since 1995. ... Michel Camilo (1954 - ) is a pianist and composer from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. ...

Latin

The Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album has been awarded since 1984. ... Alejandro Sanz Alejandro Sanz, born Alejandro Sánchez Pizarro on December 18, 1968 in Madrid, Spain, is a Spanish pop/ballad musician. ... The Grammy Award for Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album has been awarded since 1984. ... Ry Cooder (born March 15, 1947) is a guitarist especially well known for his slide guitar work. ... Ibrahim Ferrer (February 20, 1927 – August 6, 2005) was a popular Afro-Cuban musician in Cuba. ... The Grammy Award for Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album has been awarded since 1984. ... Joan Sebastian is a popular Mexican singer and songwriter. ... The Grammy Award for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album has been presented since 1998. ... L to R: Joselo Rangel, Quique Rangel, Rubén Albarrán, Meme del Real Café Tacuba (often spelled Café Tacvba) is a musical group from Naucalpan, Mexico. ... The Grammy Award for Best Tejano Album has been presented since 1999. ... The Grammy Award for Best Salsa/Merengue Album was first awarded in 2004. ... Celia Cruz Celia Cruz (Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso) (October 21, 19241 – July 16, 2003) was a Cuban salsa singer who spent most of her career living and working in the United States. ...

Musical Show

  • Best Musical Show Album
    • Todd Whitelock, Tom Lazarus (engineers), Ken Hahn (engineer/mixer) & Jay David Saks (engineer/mixer & producer) for Gypsy performed by the New Broadway cast with Bernadette Peters, Tammy Blanchard, John Dossett & others

The Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album has been awarded since 1959. ... Bernadette Peters Bernadette Peters is the stage name of Bernadette Lazarra (born February 28, 1948 in Ozone Park, Queens, New York), an actress and singer. ...

Music Video

The Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video has been awarded since 1984. ... Mark Romanek (born 1959) is a music video director. ... Johnny Cash (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was a vastly influential singer and songwriter. ... The Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video has been awarded since 1984. ... The only book i ever read by robin klein was came back to show you i could fly.it sucked. ... Sam Cooke Sam Cooke (January 22, 1931 – December 11, 1964) was a hugely popular gospel music and R&B singer, born Sam Cook in Clarksdale, Mississippi. ...

New Age

The Grammy Award for Best New Age Album has been awarded since 1987. ... Pat Metheny in Melbourne, Florida, USA Patrick Bruce Metheny (born 12 August 1954 in Lees Summit, Missouri USA) is an American jazz guitarist and leader of the Pat Metheny Group. ...

Packaging and Notes

The Grammy Award for Best Recording Package has been presented since 1974. ... Ani DiFranco Ani DiFranco (pronounced AHH-nee) (born Angela Marie Difranco September 23, 1970) is a progressive singer, guitarist, and songwriter. ... The Grammy Award for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package has been presented since 1995. ... Miles Dewey Davis III (May 25, 1926 – September 28, 1991) one of the most influential and innovative musicians of the twentieth century, was a black jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. ... The Grammy Award for Best Album Notes has been presented since 1964. ...

Polka

  • Best Polka Album
    • Tom Pick (engineer & producer), Joe Donofrio, Kenneth R. Irwin (producers) & Jimmy Sturr (producer & artist) for Let's Polka 'Round

The Grammy Award for Best Polka Album was first awarded in 1986. ... Jimmy Sturr is a polka musician and leader of Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra. ...

Pop

The Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1966. ... Christina Aguilera from the 2002 Stripped promotional photoshoot Christina Maria Aguilera (born December 18, 1980, in Staten Island, New York), colloquially known as Xtina, is an American popular music singer and songwriter. ... The Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1966. ... Justin Timberlake Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American singer who came to fame as a vocalist in the pop band *NSYNC. Timberlake gained some notoriety for baring the breast of Janet Jackson during the 2004 Superbowl halftime show. ... The Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal has been awarded since 1966. ... No Doubt No Doubt is an American alternative rock group whose music was initially influenced heavily by ska, punk and New Wave. ... The Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals has been awarded since 1995. ... Sting circa 1987 Gordon Matthew Sumner, OBE (born October 2, 1951), best known by his stage name Sting, is an English musician and formerly bassist and lead singer of The Police. ... Mary J. Blige performs on the National Mall in Washington, DC Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971) is a popular African-American R&B and soul singer, songwriter and producer. ... The Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance has been awarded since 1969. ... George Harrison, MBE (February 25, 1943 – November 29, 2001) was a popular British guitarist, singer, songwriter, record producer, and film producer, best known as a member of The Beatles. ... The Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album was awarded in 1968 and since 1995. ... Charles Hugo, better known as Chad Hugo (born February 24, 1974 in Portsmouth, Virginia), is one half of the music production and writing duo The Neptunes. ... Pharrell Williams (born April 5, 1973 in Virginia Beach, Virginia) is one half of the primarily hip hop music production and songwriting duo, The Neptunes (with Chad Hugo). ... Justin Timberlake Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American singer who came to fame as a vocalist in the pop band *NSYNC. Timberlake gained some notoriety for baring the breast of Janet Jackson during the 2004 Superbowl halftime show. ... The Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album has been awarded since 2001. ... Ry Cooder (born March 15, 1947) is a guitarist especially well known for his slide guitar work. ...

Production and engineering

The Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical has been awarded since 1959. ... Radiohead and Travis producer Nigel Godrich (born in the UK in 1972) is a recording engineer and record producer. ... From left to right: Ed OBrien, Jonny Greenwood, Thom Yorke, Phil Selway and Colin Greenwood Radiohead are a British alternative rock band from Oxford. ... The Grammy Award for Best Engineered Recording, Non-Classical has been awarded since 1959. ... Richard King(July 10, 1824-April 14, 1885) was the founder of the King Ranch in South Texas, which at the time of his death in 1885 encompassed over 600,000 acres. ... Album cover Yo-Yo Ma (Chinese: 馬友友; pinyin: ) (born October 7, 1955) is a world-famous French-Chinese-American cellist. ... The Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical has been awarded since 2002. ... Maurice Joshua, born in Chicago, Illinois, is a remixer who is most known for his laid back and soulful house music style remixes. ... Beyoncé in 2004 with her five Grammys. ... Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... The Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical has been awarded since 1975. ... The Neptunes are Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, a duo of record producers based in their hometown of Virginia Beach, Virginia who created the sound for some of the most successful hip-hop artists (Nellys Hot In Herre, Jay-Zs Change Clothes, Snoop Doggs and Justin Timberlake... The Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical has been awarded since 1980. ... Steven Epstein is the name of several prominent people. ...

R&B

The Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1968. ... Beyoncé in 2004 with her five Grammys. ... The Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1968. ... Luther Vandross Luther Vandross (born Luther Ronzoni Vandross Jr. ... The Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal has been awarded since 1970. ... Beyoncé Knowles, on the cover of her debut solo album Dangerously in Love Beyoncé Giselle Knowles (born September 4, 1981 in Houston, Texas) is an American R&B and pop singer, actress, and chief songwriter, and producer in the group Destinys Child. ... Luther Vandross Luther Vandross (born Luther Ronzoni Vandross Jr. ... The Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1999. ... Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an iconic American gospel, soul and R&B singer born in Memphis, Tennessee, but raised in Detroit, Michigan. ... The Grammy Award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance has been awarded since 2003. ... Big Boi (left) and André 3000 (right) possess musical styles that are often as different as their fashion senses. ... The Grammy Award for Best R&B Song (sometimes known as the R&B Songwriters Award) has been awarded since 1969. ... Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... Rich Harrison is a Grammy winning record producer and song writer from Washington, DC. A classically trained pianist and trumpet player, from an early age Harrison demonstrated an exceptional ability to play anything he heard on the radio. ... Beyoncé Knowles, on the cover of her debut solo album Dangerously in Love Beyoncé Giselle Knowles (born September 4, 1981 in Houston, Texas) is an American R&B and pop singer, actress, and chief songwriter, and producer in the group Destinys Child. ... Eugene Record Eugene Record (December 23, 1940 – July 22, 2005) was lead vocalist of The Chi-Lites during the 1960s and 1970s. ... The Grammy Award for Best R&B Album has been awarded since 1995. ... Luther Vandross Luther Vandross (born Luther Ronzoni Vandross Jr. ... The Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album has been awarded since 2002. ... Beyoncé in 2004 with her five Grammys. ...

Rap

The Grammy Award for Best Female Rap Solo Performance has been awarded since 2003, alongside the Grammy Award for Best Male Rap Solo Performance. ... Missy Elliott on the cover of her album Missy Elliott (born Melissa Arnette Elliott on July 1, 1971 in Portsmouth, Virginia) is an African American singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer. ... The Grammy Award for Best Male Rap Solo Performance has been awarded since 2003, alongside the Grammy Award for Best Female Rap Solo Performance. ... Eminem Eminem is the stage name of Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972 in Saint Joseph, Missouri, USA), one of todays most controversial and popular rappers. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group has been awarded since 1991, alongside the Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance. ... P. Diddy Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969 aka P. Diddy, Puff Daddy, Sean Puffy Combs) is an African-American record producer, entrepreneur, and rapper. ... Murphy Lee (born Tohri Harper in 1983 in St. ... Rapper Nelly usually performs with a bandage under his left eye. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration has been awarded since 2002. ... Beyoncé in 2004 with her five Grammys. ... Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rap Song was first awarded in 2004. ... Eminem Eminem is the stage name of Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972 in Saint Joseph, Missouri, USA), one of todays most controversial and popular rappers. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rap Album has been awarded since 1996. ... Big Boi (left) and André 3000 (right) possess musical styles that are often as different as their fashion senses. ... Speakerboxxx/The Love Below is the name of the 2003 double album by the two members of the hip hop group OutKast, each disc a solo project. ...

Reggae

The Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album has been awarded since 1985. ... Sean Paul (real name Sean Paul Henriques, born 8th January, 1973) is a Jamaican (of Sephardic-Jewish, Portuguese, African and Chinese lineage) reggae singer. ...

Rock

The Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1980. ... M!ssundaztood album cover (2001) Alecia Moore (born September 8, 1979 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania), better known by her stage name P!nk (also written as Pink), is an American singer who gained prominence in early January of 2000. ... The Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1980. ... Dave Matthews, 2003 Dave Matthews (born January 9, 1967 in Johannesburg, South Africa) is the vocalist and guitarist from Dave Matthews Band. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal has been awarded since 1980. ... Bruce Springsteen on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. ... Warren Zevon Warren William Zevon (January 24, 1947 – September 7, 2003), born in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance has been awarded since 1980. ... Jeff Beck The electric guitarist Jeff Beck (born June 24, 1944) is a British rock musician who played in a number of influential bands in the 1960s. ... The Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance has been awarded since 1990. ... Evanescence is a rock band from Little Rock, Arkansas, consisting of: Amy Lee - Vocals and Piano (co-founder) John LeCompt - Guitar Rocky Gray - Drums William Boyd - Bass Terry Balsamo - Guitar (replacement for co-founder Ben Moody) Past Band members: Ben Moody - Lead guitar (co-founder - left October 2003) David Hodges... Paul McCoy, born in 1982, carries the lead vocals for the American Rock band 12 Stones, with guitarists, Eric Weaver, Greg Trammell and drummer, Aaron Gainer. ... The Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance has been awarded since 1990. ... Old logo, as used in Master Of Puppets, circa 1986. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rock Song has been awarded since 1992. ... Jack White (born John Anthony Gillis on July 9, 1975 in Detroit) is an American rock musician, producer, and actor, best known as leader of the rock duo The White Stripes. ... The White Stripes The White Stripes are a minimalist rock and roll duo from Detroit, formed in 1997, composed of Jack White and Meg White, who rose to prominence with their albums White Blood Cells and Elephant. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rock Album has been awarded since 1995. ... Dave Grohl on stage with the Foo Fighters Dave Grohl (born January 14, 1969 in Warren, Ohio) is a rock musician, who was the drummer of the grunge band Nirvana from 1990 until the band split up in 1994 after frontman Kurt Cobains death. ... Taylor Hawkins (born February 16, 1972 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA). ... Nathan Gregor Mendel (born December 2, 1968) is a rock bassist. ... Chris Shiflett is a well-known computer scientist, author, and speaker within the PHP community. ... Left to Right. ...

Spoken

The Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album has been awarded since 1959. ... A recent photograph of Al Franken (credit: Bill Hayward) // Al Franken (born May 21, 1951) is an American satirist, comedian, bestselling author, and radio host with a predominantly liberal point of view. ...

Trad Pop

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