45th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2002)

You could say that the 45th Annual GRAMMY Awards was the first show without a single official host, but in truth the host of the show was no less a shining star than New York City itself. At the end of a frigid and snowbound winter week, a galaxy of musical stars gathered inside the Big Apple’s famed Madison Square Garden to heat things up on an evening that marked the return of Music’s Biggest Night to Manhattan for the first time since the tragic events of Sept. 11. Fittingly, this emotional event would prove an altogether moving musical homecoming, and arguably the city’s first major positive event since the terrorist attacks.

This GRAMMY show began with a post-Graduate Dustin Hoffman introducing the first public performance of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel in a decade. The legendary duo broke their long and sometimes tense silence by performing a stunningly lovely acoustic version of their first hit, “The Sound Of Silence,” standing side-by-side on a tiny circular stage. Simon & Garfunkel’s moving reunion — later to be continued with a massively successful tour — had its roots in the pair being presented with The Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award. This honor began a conversation that gradually became reconciliation — a particularly meaningful one in the wake of recent events.

These two sons of New York City weren’t the only local heroes taking the stage at Madison Square Garden this special night — an impressive procession of great New Yorkers and lovers of the city from around the world joined them. For example, it was New York’s own Tony Bennett and Joe Pantoliano who introduced the subtle, jazzy performance of “Don’t Know Why” by Norah Jones, the woman who would own much of this notable GRAMMY night. “I want to tell you something about this lady,” Bennett told the crowd. “She is phenomenal — she is gonna be around a long time.” By the end of the night, Jones would earn five GRAMMYs, tying Alicia Keys and Lauryn Hill for the most wins in a year ever by a female artist (Beyoncé would join this elite group the following year), while Jones’ debut album, Come Away With Me, would earn an astounding overall total of eight awards this night.

Yet, on a night when one new musical star dominated the major awards so thoroughly, there was no shortage of stellar performances. Rookie Vanessa Carlton and Best New Artist nominee John Mayer formed a sort of singer/songwriters’ circle with an artist who Mayer rightly introduced as “the blueprint”: James Taylor, who teamed with renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma for a characteristically elegant rendition of “Sweet Baby James.” Later, members of the New York Philharmonic, under the baton of David Robertson, performed an inspired version of Leonard Bernstein’s “The Dance At The Gym (Mambo)” from West Side Story, and then joined with Coldplay for a rousing rendition of “Politik” (with the late Michael Kamen conducting). This bold and beautiful collaboration brought together — as John Leguizamo promised in his introduction — “two distinguished groups separated by a body of water but united by a shared passion for the endless possibilities of music.”

Two of the emotional highlights of the night came with the help of a rock legend not from New York, but just across the Hudson in the Garden State. First, Bruce Springsteen — who won three awards during the night — and the E-Street Band performed “The Rising,” his acclaimed response to the trauma of Sept. 11. Soon after, Springsteen, Steven Van Zandt, Elvis Costello and Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters — backed by No Doubt’s Tony Kanal on bass and Costello cohort Pete Thomas on drums — brought the GRAMMY’s first ever “In Memoriam” tribute to a blistering conclusion, playing the Clash’s apocalyptic punk anthem “London Calling” in honor of the group’s Joe Strummer, who had died just two months earlier.

Throughout this eclectic and emotional evening, respects were paid in varied ways. Accepting the GRAMMY for Best Rap Album (for The Eminem Show), Eminem took the opportunity to properly thank a long list of rap icons who had influenced him, including Run-D.M.C., the Beastie Boys, and Notorious B.I.G. Even more poignant was the presentation of a GRAMMY Legend Award to the Bee Gees, whose Maurice Gibb had died suddenly on Jan. 12, and which Ed Bradley proclaimed was offered “in recognition of a lifetime of the best sort of harmony.” The two surviving Brothers Gibb accepted their awards, joined by Maurice’s son Adam who accepted his father’s award with great dignity. “I know how much my dad loved doing what he did,” he explained, “and he would have loved being here right now. I know he’d want to thank one person and that’s my mom, because she was his rock.”

In the end, this moving night of music in New York City proved a fitting occasion for old friends to reunite and one to enjoy a true GRAMMY night to remember.

Record Of The Year
Norah Jones
Don't Know Why

Norah Jones, artist. Jay Newland, engineer/mixer. Arif Mardin, Jay Newland & Norah Jones, producers.

Album Of The Year
Norah Jones
Come Away With Me

Norah Jones, artist. Jay Newland & S. Husky Höskulds, engineers/mixers. Ted Jensen, mastering engineer. Arif Mardin, Craig Street, Jay Newland & Norah Jones, producers.

Song Of The Year
Don't Know Why

Jesse Harris, songwriter (Norah Jones)

Jesse Harris, songwriter.

Best New Artist
Norah Jones
Norah Jones

Norah Jones, artist.

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
Norah Jones
Don't Know Why

Norah Jones, artist.

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
John Mayer
Your Body Is A Wonderland

John Mayer, artist.

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Hey Baby

No Doubt

No Doubt (Thomas Dumont, Tony Kanal, Gwen Stefani, Adrian Young), artist.

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
Carlos Santana, GRAMMY winner
The Game Of Love

Carlos Santana & Michelle Branch

Carlos Santana & Michelle Branch, artists.

Best Pop Instrumental Performance
B.B. King
Auld Lang Syne

B.B. King, artist.

Best Pop Instrumental Album
Just Chillin'

Norman Brown

Norman Brown, artist. Paul Brown, engineer/mixer. Paul Brown, producer.

Best Pop Vocal Album
Norah Jones
Come Away With Me

Norah Jones, artist. Jay Newland & S. Husky Höskulds, engineers/mixers. Arif Mardin & Jay Newland, producers.

Best Dance Recording
Days Go By

Dirty Vegas

Dirty Vegas (Ben Harris, Paul Harris, Steve Smith), artist. Ben Harris, Paul Harris & Steve Smith, producers.

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Tony Bennett
Playin' With My Friends - Bennett Sings The Blues

Tony Bennett, artist. Joel Moss & Tom Young, engineers/mixers. Phil Ramone, producer.

Best Female Rock Vocal Performance
Steve McQueen

Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Crow, artist.

Best Male Rock Vocal Performance
Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
In My Place

Coldplay (Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland, Will Champion, Chris Martin), artist.

Best Hard Rock Performance
Foo Fighters
All My Life

Foo Fighters (David Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett), artist.

Best Metal Performance
Here To Stay


Korn (Jonathan Davis, Fieldy, James "Munky" Shaffer, David Silveria, Brian "Head" Welch), artist.

Best Rock Instrumental Performance
Approaching Pavonis Mons By Balloon (Utopia Planitia)

The Flaming Lips

The Flaming Lips, artist.

Best Rock Album
Bruce Springsteen
The Rising

Bruce Springsteen, artist. Brendan O'Brien & Nick Didia, engineers/mixers. Brendan O'Brien, producer.

Best Alternative Music Album
A Rush Of Blood To The Head

Coldplay (Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland, Will Champion, Chris Martin), artist. Ken Nelson & Mark Phythian, engineers/mixers. Ken Nelson, producer.

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
Mary J. Blige
He Think I Don't Know

Mary J. Blige, artist.

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
U Don't Have To Call

Usher, artist.

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Stevie Wonder
Love's In Need Of Love Today

Stevie Wonder & Take 6

Stevie Wonder & Take 6 (Alvin Chea, Cedric Dent, Joey Kibble, Mark Kibble, Claude V. McKnight III, David Thomas), artists.

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
What's Going On

Chaka Khan & The Funk Brothers

Chaka Khan & The Funk Brothers (Richard "Pistol" Allen, Jack Ashford, Bob Babbitt, Johnny Griffith, Joe Hunter, Uriel Jones, Joe Messina, Eddie Willis), artists.

Best Urban/Alternative Performance
Little Things

India.Arie, artist.

Best R&B Song
Love Of My Life (An Ode To Hip Hop)

Erykah Badu, Glenn Standridge, James Poyser, Madukwu Chinwah, Raphael Saadiq, Rashid Lonnie Lynn & Robert Ozuna, songwriters (Erykah Badu Featuring Common)

Erykah Badu, Glenn Standridge, James Poyser, Madukwu Chinwah, Raphael Saadiq, Rashid Lonnie Lynn & Robert Ozuna, songwriters.

Best R&B Album
Voyage To India

India.Arie, artist. Alvin Speights, engineer/mixer. Shannon Sanders, producer.

Best Contemporary R&B Album


Ashanti, artist. 7 Aurelius, Brian Springer & Milwaukee Buck, engineers/mixers. 7 Aurelius & Irv Gotti, producers.

Best Female Rap Solo Performance
Scream a.k.a. Itchin'

Missy Elliott

Missy Elliott, artist.

Best Male Rap Solo Performance
Hot In Herre


Nelly, artist.

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group
The Whole World

OutKast Featuring Killer Mike

Killer Mike & OutKast (André 3000, Big Boi), artists.

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

Nelly Featuring Kelly Rowland

Kelendria Rowland & Nelly, artists.

Best Rap Album
The Eminem Show

Eminem, artist. Steve King, engineer/mixer.

Best Female Country Vocal Performance
Best Male Country Vocal Performance
Give My Love To Rose

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash, artist.

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Dixie Chicks
Long Time Gone

Dixie Chicks (Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines, Emily Robison), artist.

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
Willie Nelson
Mendocino County Line

Willie Nelson & Lee Ann Womack

Lee Ann Womack & Willie Nelson, artists.

Best Country Instrumental Performance
Dixie Chicks
Lil' Jack Slade

Dixie Chicks (Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines, Emily Robison), artist.

Best Country Song
Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)

Alan Jackson, songwriter (Alan Jackson)

Alan Jackson, songwriter.

Best Country Album
Dixie Chicks

Dixie Chicks (Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines, Emily Robison), artist. Gary Paczosa, engineer/mixer. Lloyd Maines, producer.

Best Bluegrass Album
Lost In The Lonesome Pines

Jim Lauderdale, Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys

Clinch Mountain Boys (Jack Cooke, James Price, John Rigsby, James Alan Shelton, Steve Sparkman, Ralph Stanley II), Jim Lauderdale & Ralph Stanley, artists. David Castle, engineer/mixer.

Best New Age Album
Acoustic Garden

Eric Tingstad & Nancy Rumbel

Eric Tingstad & Nancy Rumbel, artists. Les Kahn, engineer/mixer.

Best Contemporary Jazz Album
Pat Metheny
Speaking Of Now

Pat Metheny Group

Pat Metheny Group (Richard Bona, Lyle Mays, Pat Metheny, Steve Rodby, Antonio Sanchez, Cuong Vu), artist. Rob Eaton, engineer/mixer.

Best Jazz Vocal Album
Al Schmitt
Live In Paris

Diana Krall

Diana Krall, artist. Al Schmitt, engineer/mixer. Tommy LiPuma, producer.

Best Jazz Instrumental Solo
Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group
Herbie Hancock
Directions In Music

Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker & Roy Hargrove

Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker & Roy Hargrove, artists. Doug Doctor, Jay Newland & Rob Griffin, engineers/mixers. Jason Olaine, producer.

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
What Goes Around

Dave Holland Big Band

Dave Holland Big Band (Dave Holland), artist. James Farber, engineer/mixer. Louise Holland, producer.

Best Latin Jazz Album
The Gathering

Caribbean Jazz Project

Caribbean Jazz Project (Dave Samuels, Dave Valentin), artist. Phil Magnotti, engineer/mixer.

Best Rock Gospel Album
Come Together

Third Day

Third Day (Tai Anderson, Brad Avery, David Carr, Mark Lee, Mac Powell), artist. James J Dineen III, engineer/mixer. Monroe Jones, producer.

Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album
The Eleventh Hour

Jars Of Clay

Jars Of Clay (Dan Haseltine, Charlie Lowell, Steve Mason, Matthew Odmark), artist. Jack Joseph Puig & Vance Powell, engineers/mixers.

Best Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Gospel Album
We Called Him Mr. Gospel Music - The James Blackwood Tribute Album

The Jordanaires, Larry Ford & The Light Crust Doughboys

Jordanaires (Neal Matthews Jr., Louis D. Nunley, Gordon Stoker, Ray Walker, Curtis Young), Larry Ford & The Light Crust Doughboys (Jim Baker, Jerry Elliott, Art Greenhaw, Marvin Smokey Montgomery, Bill Simmons, John Walden), artists. Adrian Payne, Chuck Ebert, Philip W. York, Robb Tripp & Tim Cooper, engineers/mixers.

Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album
Higher Ground

The Blind Boys Of Alabama

Blind Boys of Alabama (Bobby Butler, Jimmy Carter, Clarence Fountain, Ricky McKinnie, George Lewis Scott, Joey Williams), artist. Jimmy Hoyson, engineer/mixer. John Chelew, producer.

Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album


Eartha, artist. Chris Puram, Glaurys Ariass & Helsa Ariass, engineers/mixers. Glaurys Ariass & Helsa Ariass, producers.

Best Gospel Choir Or Chorus Album
Be Glad

The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir

Carol Cymbala, choir director. B.J. Goss, engineer/mixer.

Best Latin Pop Album


Bacilos (José Javier Freire, Andre Lopes, Jorge Villamizar), artist. Bob St. John, Eric Schilling, Gonzalo Vasquez, Gustavo Afont, Iker Gastraminsa, Jaime Lagueruela & Jon Fausty, engineers/mixers. Gonzalo Vasquez & Luis Ochoa, producers.

Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album
Revolución De Amor


Mana (Juan Calleros, Alex González, Fher Olvera, Sergio Vallin), artist. Benny Faccone, engineer/mixer.

Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album
El Arte Del Sabor

Bebo Valdés Trio With Israel López "Cachao" & Carlos "Patato" Valdés

Bebo Valdés Trio, artist. Catherine Miller, engineer/mixer. Nat Chediak, producer.

Best Salsa Album
La Negra Tiene Tumbao

Celia Cruz

Celia Cruz, artist. Jon Fausty & Maria DeJesus, engineers/mixers. Sergio George, producer.

Best Merengue Album

Grupo Mania

Grupo Mania (Alfred Cotto, Reinaldo Santiago, Hector "Banchy" Serrano, Oscar Serrano), artist. Manuel Antonio Tejada Tabar, Raphael Peña & Rolando Alejandro, engineers/mixers. Jose Lugo, producer.

Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album
Lo Dijo El Corazón

Joan Sebastian

Joan Sebastian, artist. Benny Faccone, Franco Giordani & John Karpowich, engineers/mixers.

Best Tejano Album

Emilio Navaira

Emilio Navaira, artist. Gustavo Alphonso Miranda, engineer/mixer. Manuel Herrera Maldonado, producer.

Best Traditional Blues Album
B.B. King
A Christmas Celebration Of Hope

B.B. King, artist. Anthony Daigle & John Holbrock, engineers/mixers.

Best Contemporary Blues Album
Don't Give Up On Me

Solomon Burke

Solomon Burke, artist. S. Husky Höskulds, engineer/mixer. Joe Henry, producer.

Best Traditional Folk Album

Doc Watson & David Holt

David Holt & Doc Watson, artists. Steven Heller, engineer/mixer. Steven Heller, producer.

Best Contemporary Folk Album
Alison Krauss, GRAMMY winner
This Side

Nickel Creek

Nickel Creek (Chris Thile, Sara Watkins, Sean Watkins), artist. Gary Paczosa, engineer/mixer. Alison Krauss, producer.

Best Native American Music Album
Beneath The Raven Moon

Mary Youngblood

Mary Youngblood, artist. Thomas A. Wasinger, producer.

Best Reggae Album
Jamaican E.T.

Lee "Scratch" Perry

Lee "Scratch" Perry, artist. Roger Lomas, engineer/mixer. Roger Lomas, producer.

Best World Music Album

Rubén Blades

Rubén Blades, artist. Edín Solís, Oscar Marin & Walter Flores, engineers/mixers. Edín Solís & Walter Flores, producers.

Best Polka Album
Jimmy Sturr
Top Of The World

Jimmy Sturr, artist. Jeremy Welch, Joe Donofrio, Kenneth R. Irwin & Tom Pick, engineers/mixers. Kenneth R. Irwin & Tom Pick, producers.

Best Musical Album For Children
Monsters, Inc. - Scream Factory Favorites

Riders In The Sky

Riders In The Sky (Paul Chrisman, Douglas Green, Fred LaBour, Joseph Miskulin), artist. Brent Truitt & Dan Rudin, engineers/mixers.

Best Spoken Word Album For Children
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly

Tom Chapin

Tom Chapin, artist.

Best Spoken Word Album
A Song Flung Up To Heaven

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou, artist. Charles B. Potter, producer.

Best Spoken Comedy Album
Robin Williams - Live 2002

Robin Williams

Robin Williams, artist. Nathaniel Kunkel, engineer/mixer. Peter Asher, producer.

Best Musical Show Album

Original Broadway Cast - Marissa Jaret Winokur & Harvey Fierstein

Marc Shaiman, composer/lyricist. Scott Wittman, lyricist. Marc Shaiman, producer. Pete Karam, engineer/mixer.

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
Standing In The Shadows Of Motown

The Funk Brothers & (Various Artists)

The Funk Brothers (Richard ''Pistol'' Allen, Jack Ashford, Bob Babbitt, Johnny Griffith, Joe Hunter, Uriel Jones, Joe Messina, Eddie Willis), artist. Allan Slutsky, Harry Weinger & Ted Greenberg, compilation producers. Kooster McAllister & Ted Greenberg, engineers/mixers.

Best Score Soundtrack Album For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
The Lord Of The Rings - The Fellowship Of The Ring

Howard Shore

Howard Shore, composer. John J. Kurlander, engineer/mixer.

Best Song Written For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
If I Didn't Have You (From Monsters, Inc.)

Randy Newman, songwriter (Randy Newman)

Randy Newman, songwriter.

Best Instrumental Composition
Six Feet Under Title Theme

Thomas Newman

Thomas Newman, composer.

Best Instrumental Arrangement
Six Feet Under Title Theme

Thomas Newman

Thomas Newman, arranger.

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
Mean Old Man

James Taylor

Dave Grusin, arranger.

Best Recording Package

Dixie Chicks

Kevin Reagan, art director.

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package
Screamin' And Hollerin' The Blues - The Worlds Of Charley Patton

Charley Patton

Susan Archie, art director.

Best Album Notes
Screamin' And Hollerin' The Blues - The Worlds Of Charley Patton

Charley Patton

David H. Evans Jr., album notes writer.

Best Historical Album
Screamin' And Hollerin' The Blues - The Worlds Of Charley Patton

Charley Patton

Dean Blackwood, compilation producer. Christopher King, David Glasser & Matt Sandoski, mastering engineers.

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Come Away With Me

Norah Jones

Jay Newland & S. Husky Höskulds, engineers.

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
Arif Mardin

Arif Mardin

Arif Mardin, producer.

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
Hella Good (Roger Sanchez Remix Main)

No Doubt

Roger Sanchez, remixer.

Best Engineered Album, Classical
Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony (Sym. No. 1)

Robert Spano & Norman Mackenzie

Michael J. Bishop, engineer.

Producer Of The Year, Classical
Robert Woods
Robert Woods

Robert Woods, producer.

Best Classical Album
Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony (Sym. No. 1)

Robert Spano, conductor; Norman Mackenzie, chorus director; (Christine Goerke & Brett Polegato)

Norman Mackenzie, artist. Robert Spano, conductor. Thomas Moore, producer. Michael J. Bishop, engineer.

Best Orchestral Performance
Mahler: Symphony No. 6

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor. Peter Laenger, engineer. Andreas Neubronner, producer.

Best Opera Recording
Wagner: Tannhäuser

Daniel Barenboim, conductor; Jane Eaglen, Waltraud Meier, Peter Seiffert, Rene Pape & Thomas Hampson

Jane Eaglen, Peter Seiffert, Rene Pape, Thomas Hampson & Waltraud Meier, artists. Daniel Barenboim, conductor. Christoph Classen, producer. Eberhard Sengpiel & Tobias Lehmann, engineers.

Best Choral Performance
Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony (Sym. No. 1)

Robert Spano, conductor; Norman Mackenzie, chorus director

Norman Mackenzie, artist. Robert Spano, conductor. Michael J. Bishop, engineer. Thomas Moore, producer.

Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra)
Richard King
Brahms/Stravinsky: Violin Concertos

Hilary Hahn, Sir Neville Marriner, conductor

Hilary Hahn, artist. Sir Neville Marriner, conductor. Richard King, engineer. Thomas Frost, producer.

Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra)
Chopin: Études, Op. 10 & Op. 25

Murray Perahia

Murray Perahia, artist. Andreas Neubronner, engineer. Andreas Neubronner, producer.

Best Chamber Music Performance
Beethoven: String Quartets ("Razumovsky" Op. 59, 1-3; "Harp" Op. 74)

Takács Quartet

Takács Quartet (Edward Dusinberre, András Fejér, Károly Schranz, Roger Tapping), artist. Simon Dominic Eadon, engineer. Andrew Keener, producer.

Best Small Ensemble Performance (with or without Conductor)
Tavener: Lamentations & Praises

Joseph Jennings & Chanticleer

Chanticleer, artist. Joseph Jennings, conductor. Preston Smith, engineer. Steve Barnett, producer.

Best Classical Vocal Performance
Bel Canto - Bellini, Donizetti & Rossini

Renée Fleming

Renée Fleming, artist. Jonathan Stokes, Neil Hutchinson & Tom Lazarus, engineers. Erik Smith, producer.

Best Classical Contemporary Composition
Tavener: Lamentations & Praises

Joseph Jennings & Chanticleer

John Tavener, composer. Preston Smith, engineer. Steve Barnett, producer.

Best Classical Crossover Album
André Previn
Previn Conducts Korngold - The Sea Hawk, Captain Blood, etc.

André Previn, conductor. Richard Lancaster & Ulrich Vette, engineers. Sid McLauchlan, producer.

Best Short Form Music Video
Without Me

Eminem, artist. Joseph Kahn, video director. Greg Tharp, video producer.

Best Long Form Music Video
Westway To The World

The Clash

The Clash, artist. Don Letts, video director.