After being absent from New York for four years,
The 45th annual Grammy’s show stealing moments went to Norah Jones, not the
many rappers that were nominated for awards.
Norah Jones, daughter of famed musician Ravi
Shankar, took home seven awards, topping Eminem and Ashanti for Best Album Of
The Year. Jones made history by tying Lauryn Hill and Alicia Keys for the most
wins by a female artist.
Busta Rhymes, P.Diddy, Cam’ron, Fat Joe, Missy
Elliot, Nas, Nelly, a scantily clad Foxy Brown and others were present, while
Queen Latifah co-hosted the awards.
Eminem walked away with two Grammy awards. His
The Eminem Show won for Best Rap Album, while his "Without Me,"
took the award for best Short Form Music Video.
“Instead of me coming out here and thanking
the people thanking the people I usually thank, because all those people that
had something to do with my album know who they are, I made me a little list
of emcees that I wanted to name off that inspired me to bring me where I am
today,” Eminem said. “Honestly, I wouldn’t be here with out them."
The rapper went on to name Master Ace, Run DMC,
The Beastie Boys, Nas, Jay-Z, Biggie Smalls, Tupac, Kool G Rap and other rappers
that influenced his career choice.
Missy Elliot scored Grammy gold for Best Female
Rap Solo Performance for "Scream a.k.a. Itchin’," Nelly snagged two
for Best Male Rap Solo Performance for "Hot in Herre" and Best Rap/Sung
Collaboration: "Dilemma," Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland.
Outkast and Killer Mike won a surprise victory
for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for "The Whole World."
While 50 Cent wasn’t at the Grammy’s, he was
represented by a most odd choice. “50 Cent wanted to be here but they kept
running him through the metal detectors because of all that lead is his ass,”
comedian and actor Robin Williams joked.
Here is a complete list of hip-hop and R&B
Rap Album: ‘‘The Eminem Show,’’
Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture,
Television or Other Visual Media: ‘‘Standing in the Shadows of Motown,’’
Reggae Album: ‘‘Jamaican E.T.,’’
Lee ‘‘Scratch’’ Perry.
Spoken Word Album: ‘‘A Song Flung up
to Heaven (Maya Angelou),’’ Maya Angelou.
Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: ‘‘Screamin’
and Hollerin’ The Blues: The Worlds of Charley Patton,’’ Susan
Archie, art director (Charley Patton).
Historical Album: ‘‘Screamin’
and Hollerin’ The Blues: The Worlds of Charley Patton,’’ Charley
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Arif Mardin.
Short Form Music Video: ‘‘Without Me,’’
Traditional Soul Gospel Album: ‘‘Higher
Ground,’’ The Blind Boys of Alabama.
Contemporary Soul Gospel Album: ‘‘Sidebars,’’
Traditional Blues Album: ‘‘A Christmas
Celebration of Hope,’’ B.B. King.
Contemporary Blues Album: ‘‘Don’t
Give up on Me,’’ Solomon Burke.
Jazz Instrumental Solo: ‘‘My Ship,’’
Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group:
‘‘Directions in Music,’’ Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker
and Roy Hargrove.
Large Jazz Ensemble Album: ‘‘What Goes
Around,’’ Dave Holland Big Band.
Latin Jazz Album: ‘‘The Gathering,’’
Caribbean Jazz Project.
Female R&B Performance: ‘‘He Think
I Don’t Know,’’ Mary J. Blige.
Male R&B Performance: ‘‘U Don’t
Have to Call,’’ Usher.
R&B Performance by a Duo or Group: ‘‘Love’s
in Need of Love Today,’’ Stevie Wonder and Take Six.
Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: ‘‘What’s
Going On,’’ Chaka Khan & The Funk Brothers.
Urban/Alternative Performance: ‘‘Little
R&B Song: ‘‘Love of My Life (An
Ode To Hip Hop),’’ Erykah Badu, Robert Ozuna, James Poyser, Raphael
Saadiq & Glen Standridge (Erykah Badu featuring Common).
R&B Album: ‘‘Voyage To India,’’
Contemporary R&B Album: ‘‘Ashanti,’’
Pop Instrumental Performance: ‘‘Auld
Lang Syne,’’ B.B. King.
Pop Instrumental Album: ‘‘Just Chillin’,’’
Female Rap Solo Performance: ‘‘Scream
a.k.a. Itchin’,’’ Missy Elliott.
Male Rap Solo Performance: ‘‘Hot in
Rap Performance by a Duo or Group: ‘‘The
Whole World,’’ OutKast featuring Killer Mike.
Rap/Sung Collaboration: ‘‘Dilemma,’’
Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland.