2003 Grammy Winners

46th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2003)

Sometimes a first performance can lead to a Second Coming.

Opening the 46th Annual GRAMMY Awards with the help of Beyoncé, the artist now currently known as Prince again proved himself to be a once and future musical royalty. Dressed in — what else? — purple, Prince teamed up with the recently solo Beyoncé for an inspired run through of three songs from Purple Rain, which 20 years after their release retained their power to thrill with soul and style. The medley of “Purple Rain,” “Baby, I’m A Star” and “Let’s Go Crazy” — weaving in a taste of Beyoncé’s “Crazy In Love” — featured actual pyrotechnics at the end, but there were musical fireworks right from the start. Things worked out pretty nicely for Destiny’s most famous child as well since Beyoncé became a big winner, later giving a stunningly artistic performance of “Dangerously In Love” and ultimately taking home five GRAMMYs for the night.

Ellen DeGeneres — one of many notable presenters during this host-less show — set the stage for a performance inspired by a significant musical anniversary. “On this night 40 years ago, the Beatles walked on the stage at the Ed Sullivan Theater and started a cultural revolution,” said DeGeneres of the Fab Four’s famed “Ed Sullivan Show” appearance. To honor the Beatle’s singular legacy, Sting, Dave Matthews, Pharrell Williams and Vince Gill came together to perform “I Saw Her Standing There.” Later, DeGeneres returned to honor the group with The Academy’s President’s Merit Award and introduce George Harrison’s widow Olivia Harrison and Yoko Ono, as well as taped comments from Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.

It wasn’t, however, all peace, love and sweet nostalgia at the 46th Annual GRAMMY Awards. The show took place just a week after Janet Jackson’s controversial Super Bowl half-time appearance, and that “wardrobe malfunction” controversy ran over into the GRAMMYs. In the end, Jackson — booked to introduce the show’s Luther Vandross salute by Alicia Keys and Celine Dion — chose not to appear. Her Super Bowl partner Justin Timberlake did appear — performing a rousing version of his “Señorita” with jazz great Arturo Sandoval, joining the Black Eyed Peas for “Where Is The Love” and winning two awards: Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. There was some further controversy when new rap icon 50 Cent seemed to protest his loss to Evanescence in the Best New Artist category by walking onto the stage anyway as they accepted their award.

President Neil Portnow — who had forcefully led The Academy through some tense moments with the network following the Super Bowl controversy — addressed the need for increased arts funding and spoke of the state of the music industry in his comments. Introducing The Academy’s new What’s The Download legal downloading public service initiative, Portnow proclaimed, “Our industry will emerge from what has been a perfect storm and we will reinvent and renew that which requires change.”

Among the most perfect performances of the night were Best Rock Album winners the Foo Fighters and jazz keyboardist Chick Corea performing the band’s “Times Like These” with some gorgeous jazzy textures, the White Stripes’ whipping up “Seven Nation Army” from the Best Alternative Music Album Elephant, and a performance that featured Jackson Browne, Emmylou Harris, Dwight Yoakam and Billy Bob Thornton in a touching farewell that capped the in memoriam segment to the late great Warren Zevon, who had passed away in September shortly after the release of his final album, The Wind, which took home two GRAMMYs. Then there was the taped message from an ailing Luther Vandross who found the strength to send out a little “Power Of Love” as only he could on a night that brought him four GRAMMYs including Song Of The Year for “Dance With My Father,” which he wrote with Richard Marx.

But on this night, no single performance could compare to one of the GRAMMY’s most ambitious and, yes, funky musical endeavors ever: an extraordinary salute to funk officiated by “Minister Samuel L.” Jackson and featuring Earth, Wind & Fire, OutKast (three-time winners of the night), Robert Randolph And The Family Band and George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic. Along with OutKast’s Speakerboxxx/The Love Below becoming the first rap album to ever win Album Of The Year at the end of the night, this rousing funk medley offered proof that we can still be one nation — even perhaps one world — under a groove.

Record Of The Year

Coldplay & Ken Nelson, producers; Coldplay (Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland, Will Champion, Phil Harvey & Chris Martin), Ken Nelson & Mark Phythian, engineers/mixers

Song Of The Year
Richard Marx, Luther Vandross
Dance With My Father

Richard Marx & Luther Vandross, songwriters (Luther Vandross)

Best New Artist
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
No Doubt
Underneath It All
Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
Sting, Mary J. Blige
Whenever I Say Your Name
Best Pop Instrumental Performance
Best Pop Instrumental Album
Ry Cooder, Manuel Galbán
Mambo Sinuendo

Ry Cooder, producer; Jerry Boys, engineer/mixer

Best Pop Vocal Album
Justin Timberlake, Chad Hugo, Pharrell Williams

Chad Hugo & Pharrell Williams, producers; Serban Ghenea, engineer/mixer

Best Dance Recording
Kylie Minogue, Cathy Dennis
Come Into My World

Rob Davis & Cathy Dennis, producers; Rob Davis, Cathy Dennis, Bruce Elliott-Smith & Phil Larsen, mixers

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Tony Bennett, k.d. lang, T Bone Burnett
A Wonderful World

T Bone Burnett, producer; Dae Bennett, engineer/mixer

Best Female Rock Vocal Performance
Best Male Rock Vocal Performance
Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Warren Zevon, Bruce Springsteen
Disorder In The House
Best Hard Rock Performance
Evanescence, Paul McCoy
Bring Me To Life
Best Metal Performance
Best Rock Instrumental Performance
Best Rock Song
Jack White
Seven Nation Army

Jack White, songwriter (The White Stripes)

Best Alternative Music Album
Jack White

Jack White, producer; Liam Watson & Jack White, engineers/mixers

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
Dangerously In Love 2


Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
Luther Vandross
Dance With My Father
Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
Luther Vandross
The Closer I Get To You

Beyoncé & Luther Vandross

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
Best Urban/Alternative Performance
Best R&B Song
Rich Harrison, Jay Z, Beyoncé Knowles
Crazy In Love

Rich Harrison, Jay-Z & Beyoncé Knowles, songwriters (Beyoncé Featuring Jay-Z)

Best R&B Album
Luther Vandross
Dance With My Father

Luther Vandross, producer; Ray Bardani, engineer/mixer

Best Contemporary R&B Album
Beyoncé Knowles, Tony Maserati
Dangerously In Love


Beyoncé Knowles, producer; Tony Maserati, engineer/mixer

Best Female Rap Solo Performance
Best Male Rap Solo Performance
Lose Yourself
Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group
Nelly, P Diddy, Murphy Lee
Shake Ya Tailfeather
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Jay Z
Crazy In Love

Beyoncé Featuring Jay-Z

Best Rap Song
Lose Yourself

Jeff Bass, Eminem & L Resto, songwriters (Eminem)

Best Rap Album
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below

André 3000, producer; John Frye, engineer/mixer

Best Female Country Vocal Performance
June Carter Cash
Keep On The Sunny Side
Best Male Country Vocal Performance
Vince Gill
Next Big Thing
Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Ricky Skaggs
A Simple Life

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
James Taylor, Alison Krauss
How's The World Treating You
Best Country Instrumental Performance
Best Country Song
Don Rollins
It's Five O'Clock Somewhere

Jim Brown & Don Rollins, songwriters (Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffett)

Best Country Album
Livin', Lovin', Losin' - Songs Of The Louvin Brothers

(Various Artists)

Best Bluegrass Album
Best New Age Album
Pat Metheny
One Quiet Night

Pat Metheny & Steve Rodby, producers

Best Contemporary Jazz Album
Randy Brecker, George Whitty
34th N Lex

Randy Brecker & George Whitty, producers; George Whitty, engineer/mixer

Best Jazz Vocal Album
Dianne Reeves
A Little Moonlight

Arif Mardin, producer

Best Jazz Instrumental Solo
Chick Corea

Chick Corea, soloist

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group
Wayne Shorter, Dave Darlington

Robert Sadin, producer; Dave Darlington & Robert Sadin, engineers/mixers

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Gil Goldstein

Michael Brecker & Gil Goldstein, producers; Jay Newland, engineer/mixer

Best Latin Jazz Album
Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez

Michel Camilo, producer; Robert J. Friedrich, engineer/mixer

Best Rock Gospel Album
Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album
Michael W. Smith
Worship Again

Michael W. Smith, producer; Ronnie Brookshire, engineer/mixer

Best Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Gospel Album
Randy Travis
Rise And Shine

Kyle Lehning, producer; Jason Lehning, Kyle Lehning & Steve Tillisch, engineers/mixers

Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album
Blind Boys of Alabama
Go Tell It On The Mountain

John Chelew, producer; Jimmy Hoyson, engineer/mixer

Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album
Donnie McClurkin

Donnie McClurkin, producer; Charles Alexander, engineer/mixer

Best Gospel Choir Or Chorus Album
Kevin Bond, Steve Lawrence
A Wing And A Prayer

T.D. Jakes, choir director; Kevin Bond & Steve Lawrence, producers; Kevin Bond, Ralph Cacciurri, Gerard Hairston & Malcolm Harper Jr., engineers/mixers (Bishop T.D. Jakes & The Potter's House Mass Choir)

Best Latin Pop Album
Alejandro Sanz, Rafa Sardina
No Es Lo Mismo

Lulo Perez & Alejandro Sanz, producers; Mick Guzauski, engineer/mixer; Rafa Sardina & Pepo Sherman, engineers

Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album
Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album
Ibrahim Ferrer, Ry Cooder
Buenos Hermanos

Ry Cooder, producer; Jerry Boys, engineer/mixer

Best Salsa/Merengue Album
Celia Cruz, Sergio George, Oscar Gómez
Regalo Del Alma

Sergio George & Oscar Gómez, producers; Jorge G. Garcia & Oscar Gómez, engineers/mixers

Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album
Joan Sebastian

Joan Sebastian, producer; Daniel Estevez T., engineer/mixer; Jose Angel Cabrera, engineer

Best Tejano Album

Jimmy Gonzalez, producer; Edward Perez & Ramiro Serna, engineers

Best Traditional Blues Album
Buddy Guy
Blues Singer

Dennis Herring, producer; Ed Cherney, engineer/mixer; Jacquire King, engineer

Best Contemporary Blues Album
Etta James
Let's Roll

Donto James, Etta James, Sametto James & Josh Sklair, producers; Donto James, engineer

Best Traditional Folk Album
June Carter Cash, John Carter Cash, Chuck Turner
Wildwood Flower

John Carter Cash, producer; Chuck Turner, engineer/mixer

Best Contemporary Folk Album
Warren Zevon, Jorge Calderón
The Wind

Jorge Calderón, Noah Scott Snyder & Warren Zevon, producers; Noah Scott Snyder, engineer/mixer

Best Native American Music Album
Black Eagle
Flying Free

Tom Bee, producer; J. Douglas Geist, engineer

Best Reggae Album
Sean Paul
Dutty Rock
Best Traditional World Music Album
Jon Mark
Sacred Tibetan Chant

Jon Mark, producer

Best Contemporary World Music Album
Cesaria Evora, José da Silva
Voz D'Amor

José da Silva, producer

Best Polka Album
Jimmy Sturr
Let's Polka 'Round

Joe Donofrio, Kenneth R. Irwin, Tom Pick & Jimmy Sturr, producers; Tom Pick, engineer

Best Musical Album For Children
Marcy Marxer
Bon Appétit!

Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, producers; Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer

Best Spoken Word Album For Children
Sophia Loren
Prokofiev: Peter And The Wolf/Beintus: Wolf Tracks

Bill Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachev & Sophia Loren (Kent Nagano; Russian National Orchestra)

Wilhelm Hellweg, producer

Best Spoken Word Album
Al Franken
Lies And The Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair And Balanced Look At The Right (Al Franken)

Paul Ruben, producer

Best Comedy Album
Weird Al Yankovic
Poodle Hat

Weird Al Yankovic, producer

Best Musical Show Album

Jay David Saks, producer; Ken Hahn, Tom Lazarus, Jay David Saks & Todd Whitelock, engineers/mixers (New Broadway Cast With Bernadette Peters, Tammy Blanchard, John Dossett & Others)

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media

(Various Artists)

Randy Spendlove & Ric Wake, compilation producers; Dan Hetzel, engineer/mixer

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

Howard Shore, composer; Howard Shore, producer; Peter Cobbin, engineer/mixer (Howard Shore)

Best Song Written For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
Michael McKean
A Mighty Wind (From A Mighty Wind)

Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy & Michael McKean, songwriters (The Folksmen, Mitch & Mickey, And The New Main Street Singers)

Best Instrumental Composition
Wayne Shorter

Wayne Shorter, composer (Wayne Shorter)

Best Instrumental Arrangement
Michael Brecker, Gil Goldstein

Michael Brecker & Gil Goldstein, arrangers (Michael Brecker Quindectet)

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
Vincent Mendoza

Vincent Mendoza, arranger (Joni Mitchell)

Best Recording Package
Ani DiFranco

Ani DiFranco & Brian Grunert, art directors (Ani DiFranco)

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package
Julian Alexander
The Complete Jack Johnson Sessions

Julian Alexander, Howard Fritzson & Seth Rothstein, art directors (Miles Davis)

Best Album Notes
Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues: A Musical Journey

Tom Piazza, album notes writer (Various Artists)

Best Historical Album
Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues: A Musical Journey

Steve Berkowitz, Alex Gibney, Andy McKaie & Jerry Rappaport, compilation producers; Gavin Lurssen & Joseph M. Palmaccio, mastering engineers (Various Artists)

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Nigel Godrich
Hail To The Thief

Nigel Godrich & Darrell Thorp, engineers (Radiohead)

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
The Neptunes
Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
Maurice Joshua
Crazy In Love (Maurice's Soul Mix)

Maurice Joshua, remixer (Beyoncé Featuring Jay-Z)

Best Engineered Album, Classical
Obrigado Brazil

Richard King & Todd Whitelock, engineers (Yo-Yo Ma)

Producer Of The Year, Classical
Steven Epstein
Best Classical Album
Michael Tilson Thomas, Michelle DeYoung
Mahler: Symphony No. 3; Kindertotenlieder
Best Orchestral Performance
Pierre Boulez
Mahler: Symphony No. 3

Pierre Boulez, conductor; Christian Gansch, producer; Wolf-Dieter Karwatky & Rainer Maillard, engineers (Vienna Philharmonic)

Best Opera Recording
Bernard Haitink, Karita Mattila
Janácek: Jenufa

Bernard Haitink, conductor; Wolfram Graul, producer; Jerry Hadley, Karita Mattila, Eva Randová, Anja Silja & Jorma Silvasti, soloists; Jean Chatauret, engineer (Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden)

Best Choral Performance
Paavo Järvi
Sibelius: Cantatas

Tiia-Ester Loitme & Ants Soots, chorus masters; Paavo Järvi, conductor; Maido Maadik, producer; Maido Maadik, engineer (Ellerhein Girls' Choir & Estonian National Male Choir; Estonian National Symphony Orchestra)

Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra)
Maxim Vengerov
Britten: Violin Concerto/Walton: Viola Concerto

Maxim Vengerov; John Fraser, producer; Arne Akselberg, engineer (London Symphony Orchestra)

Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra)
Haydn: Piano Sonatas Nos. 29, 31, 34, 35 & 49

Emanuel Ax, soloist; Grace Row, producer; Charles Harbutt, engineer

Best Chamber Music Performance
Dawn Upshaw
Berg: Lyric Suite

Kronos Quartet (Jennifer Culp, Hank Dutt, David Harrington & John Sherba) & Dawn Upshaw, artists; Judith Sherman, producer; Leslie Ann Jones, engineer

Best Small Ensemble Performance (with or without Conductor)
Southwest Chamber Music
Chávez: Suite For Double Quartet
Best Classical Vocal Performance
Thomas Quasthoff, Anne Sofie von Otter, Jürgen Bulgrin
Schubert: Lieder With Orchestra

Thomas Quasthoff & Anne Sofie von Otter, soloists; Christopher Alder, producer; Jürgen Bulgrin & Oliver Rogalla Von Heyden, engineers (Claudio Abbado; Chamber Orchestra of Europe)

Best Classical Contemporary Composition
Argento: Casa Guidi

Dominick Argento, composer

Best Classical Crossover Album
Obrigado Brazil
Best Short Form Music Video
Johnny Cash

Mark Romanek, video director; Aris McGarry, video producer

Best Long Form Music Video

(Sam Cooke)