44th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2001)

The first GRAMMY Awards ceremony after Sept. 11, 2001, began on a most fitting note with a powerful performance by U2, a band whose relationship with America had only deepened in the wake of the recent tragic events. Bono and company opened the 44th Annual GRAMMY Awards with a characteristically heartfelt version of “Walk On,” a song that despite being written before Sept. 11 somehow spoke to the need to press forward under even the most difficult of circumstances.

Jon Stewart — hosting for the second consecutive year at Staples Center in Los Angeles — pressed forward in his own comedic way with an entrance delayed by an onstage security check that left him standing in only his underwear and socks. “Remember when security was tight because Eminem was going to sing with Elton John?” Stewart quipped, referring to the controversial performance on the previous year’s GRAMMY show. “Those were the days, weren’t they, folks?”

The first award of the night — Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal — was presented by Britney Spears and “Friends” star Matthew Perry, who flirted in a good-natured way with the current teen superstar. “Matthew, this is awkward to say in front of the entire planet and all, but I guess I think of you as a ‘Friend,’” she explained gently. The pair then presented the award to U2 for “Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of.” Bono wryly explained that by winning a few awards, the band would now be allowed back into their native country Ireland, “So this is a public safety issue.” Ultimately, U2 would win four GRAMMYs on this night — including Record Of The Year for “Walk On.”

Another of the evening’s most memorable performances came from the movie Moulin Rouge. With minimal clothing and maximum soul, Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya and Pink then brought “Lady Marmalade” to life assisted by the great Patti LaBelle, who performed the original hit version with her group LaBelle in 1974. Stewart responded with one of his sharpest self-deprecating lines of the night: “I come out in my underwear, you don’t know what’s going on. They come out, you give them a standing ovation.” Stewart went on to confess, “I actually lost my virginity to that song — not the original, that version actually, a couple of months ago.” The women were perhaps more excited by the fact that “Lady Marmalade” won the GRAMMY for Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals.

Sept. 11, 2001, had been the planned date of the 2nd Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards and time was taken to acknowledge two of the winners from a telecast that had to be cancelled — Colombian rocker Juanes, along with Spaniard Alejandro Sanz who performed an exuberant “Quisiera Ser” with Destiny’s Child.

Other notable performances included an intense rendition of “No More Drama” by Mary J. Blige, New York homeboys Tony Bennett and Billy Joel dueting on “New York State Of Mind,” and Bob Dylan performing “Cry A While” in what appeared to be a big white box — paradoxically, a pretty out-of-the-box idea. Equally outstanding were performances from two of the night’s most notable winners. Alicia Keys — whose five awards for the evening were Song Of The Year, Best New Artist, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song and Best R&B Album (Songs In A Minor) — performed “Fallin’” flamenco-style. And the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack was brought to life onstage with the help of an ensemble of bluegrass greats including the legendary Ralph Stanley, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss and Gillian Welch and, of course, the Soggy Bottom Boys themselves. Indeed, after a huge crowd appeared onstage after the O Brother soundtrack won Album Of The Year, Stewart told the crowd, “I want to point out you get to come up if you worked on the album, not just if you heard it.”

It was not all laughs — when country great Alan Jackson performed “Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)” in front of children’s art created in reaction to Sept. 11, it was in the end an emotional but ultimately heartening reminder that the world had now begun turning again, even if it would never be the same.

Record Of The Year
Walk On

U2 (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen, Jr.), artist. Richard Rainey & Steve Lillywhite, engineers/mixers. Brian Eno & Daniel Lanois, producers.

Album Of The Year
Alison Krauss & Union Station, Emmylou Harris, T Bone Burnett
O Brother, Where Art Thou? - Soundtrack

Various Artists

Alison Krauss & Union Station (Barry Bales, Ron Block, Jerry Douglas, Alison Krauss, Dan Tyminski), Chris Sharp, Chris Thomas King, Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch, Harley Allen, John Hartford, Mike Compton, Norman Blake, Pat Enright, Peasall Sisters (Hannah Peasall, Leah Peasall, Sarah Peasall), Ralph Stanley, Sam Bush, Stuart Duncan, The Cox Family (Evelyn Cox, Sidney Cox, Suzanne Cox, Willard Cox), The Fairfield Four (Nathan Best, Isaac Freeman, Robert Hamlett, James Hill, Joseph Rice, Wilson Waters, Jr.), The Whites (Buck White, Cheryl White, Sharon White) & Tim Blake Nelson, artists. Mike Piersante & Peter Kurland, engineers/mixers. Gavin Lurssen, mastering engineer. T Bone Burnett, producer.

Song Of The Year
Alicia Keys, GRAMMY winner

Alicia Keys, songwriter (Alicia Keys)

Alicia Keys, songwriter.

Best New Artist
Alicia Keys, GRAMMY winner
Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys, artist.

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
I'm Like A Bird

Nelly Furtado

Nelly Furtado, artist.

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
James Taylor
Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight

James Taylor, artist.

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of

U2 (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen, Jr.), artist.

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
Christina Aguilera, Pink
Lady Marmalade

Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya & Pink

Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya & Pink, artists.

Best Pop Instrumental Performance
Best Dance Recording
All For You

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson, artist. Steve Hodge, mixer. Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, producers.

Best Pop Instrumental Album
No Substitutions - Live In Osaka

Larry Carlton & Steve Lukather

Larry E. Carlton & Steven Lukather, artists. Neil Citron, Steve Vai & Yoshiyasu Kumada, engineers. Steve Vai & Steven Lukather, producers.

Best Pop Vocal Album
Lovers Rock


Sade (Sade Adu, Paul S. Denman, Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman), artist. Mike Pela, engineer. Mike Pela, producer.

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Songs I Heard

Harry Connick, Jr.

Harry Connick Jr., artist. Gregg Rubin, engineer. Tracey Freeman, producer.

Best Female Rock Vocal Performance
Get Right With God

Lucinda Williams

Lucinda Williams, artist.

Best Male Rock Vocal Performance
Dig In

Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz, artist.

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal

U2 (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen, Jr.), artist.

Best Hard Rock Performance

Linkin Park

Linkin Park (Chester Bennington, Rob Bourdon, Brad Delson, Joseph Hahn, Mike Shinoda), artist.

Best Metal Performance


Tool (Danny Carey, Justin Chancellor, Adam Jones, Maynard James Keenan), artist.

Best Rock Instrumental Performance
Jeff Beck
Dirty Mind

Jeff Beck , artist.

Best Rock Song
Drops Of Jupiter

Charlie Colin, Jimmy Stafford, Pat Monahan, Rob Hotchkiss & Scott Underwood, songwriters (Train)

Charlie Colin, Jimmy Stafford, Pat Monahan, Rob Hotchkiss & Scott Underwood, songwriters.

Best Rock Album
All That You Can't Leave Behind

U2 (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen, Jr.), artist. Richard Rainey, engineer. Brian Eno & Daniel Lanois, producers.

Best Alternative Music Album

Coldplay (Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland, Will Champion, Chris Martin), artist. Ken Nelson & Michael H. Brauer, engineers. Ken Nelson, producer.

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
U Remind Me

Usher, artist.

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal

Destiny's Child

Destiny's Child (Beyoncé Knowles, Kelendria Rowland, Michelle Williams), artist.

Best R&B Song
Alicia Keys, GRAMMY winner

Alicia Keys, songwriter (Alicia Keys)

Alicia Keys, songwriter.

Best R&B Album
Alicia Keys, GRAMMY winner
Songs In A Minor

Alicia Keys, artist. Kerry "Krucial" Brothers, engineer.

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Album
At Last

Gladys Knight

Gladys Knight, artist.

Best Rap Solo Performance
Get Ur Freak On

Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott

Missy Elliott, artist.

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group
Ms. Jackson


OutKast (André 3000, Big Boi), artist.

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Let Me Blow Ya Mind

Eve Featuring Gwen Stefani

Eve & Gwen Stefani, artists.

Best Rap Album


OutKast (André 3000, Big Boi), artist. John Frye, engineer. David Sheats, producer.

Best Female Country Vocal Performance

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton, artist.

Best Male Country Vocal Performance
O Death

Ralph Stanley

Ralph Stanley, artist.

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Alison Krauss, GRAMMY winner, Alison Krauss & Union Station
The Lucky One

Alison Krauss & Union Station (Barry Bales, Ron Block, Jerry Douglas, Alison Krauss, Dan Tyminski), artist.

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow

Dan Tyminski, Harley Allen & Pat Enright (The Soggy Bottom Boys)

Dan Tyminski, Harley Allen & Pat Enright, artists.

Best Country Instrumental Performance
Steve Martin, Vince Gill
Foggy Mountain Breakdown

Earl Scruggs, Glen Duncan, Randy Scruggs, Steve Martin, Vince Gill, Marty Stuart, Gary Scruggs, Albert Lee, Paul Shaffer, Jerry Douglas & Leon Russell

Albert Lee, Earl Scruggs, Gary Scruggs, Glen Duncan, Jerry Douglas, Leon Russell, Marty Stuart, Paul Shaffer, Randy Scruggs, Steve Martin & Vince Gill, artists.

Best Country Song
Alison Krauss, GRAMMY winner
The Lucky One

Robert Lee Castleman, songwriter (Alison Krauss & Union Station)

Robert Lee Castleman, songwriter.

Best Country Album
Timeless - Hank Williams Tribute

(Various Artists)

Bonnie Garner, Luke Lewis & Mary Martin, producers.

Best Bluegrass Album
Alison Krauss, GRAMMY winner, Alison Krauss & Union Station
New Favorite

Alison Krauss & Union Station (Barry Bales, Ron Block, Jerry Douglas, Alison Krauss, Dan Tyminski), artist. Gary Paczosa, engineer.

Best New Age Album
A Day Without Rain


Enya, artist. Nicky Ryan, engineer. Nicky Ryan, producer.

Best Contemporary Jazz Album

Marcus Miller

Marcus Miller, artist. Khaliq-O-Vision & Ray Bardani, engineers. David Isaac, engineer/mixer. David Isaac, producer.

Best Jazz Vocal Album
The Calling

Dianne Reeves

Dianne Reeves, artist. Erik Zobler, engineer. George M. Duke, producer.

Best Jazz Instrumental Solo
Chan's Song

Michael Brecker

Michael Brecker, soloist.

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group
This Is What I Do

Sonny Rollins

Sonny Rollins, artist. Troy Halderson, engineer. Lucille Rollins, producer.

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Homage To Count Basie

Bob Mintzer Big Band

Bob Mintzer Big Band, artist. Tom Jung, engineer. Tom Jung, producer.

Best Latin Jazz Album

Charlie Haden

Charlie Haden, artist. Jay Newland, engineer. Gonzalo Rubalcaba, producer.

Best Rock Gospel Album

dc Talk

dc Talk (Toby McKeehan, Kevin Max Smith, Michael Tait), artist.

Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album
CeCe Winans
CeCe Winans

CeCe Winans, artist. F. Reid Shippen & Steve Bishir, engineers. Brown Bannister, producer.

Best Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Gospel Album
Bill & Gloria Gaither Present A Billy Graham Music Homecoming

Bill & Gloria Gaither & The Homecoming Friends

Bill Gaither & Gloria L. Gaither, artists. Chad Evans, engineer.

Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album
Spirit Of The Century

The Blind Boys Of Alabama

Blind Boys of Alabama (Caleb Butler, Jimmy Carter, Donald Dillion, Clarence Fountain, Ricky McKinnie, George Scott, Joey Williams), artist. Jimmy Hoyson & Larry Hirsch, engineers. John Chelew, producer.

Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album
Yolanda Adams
The Experience

Yolanda Adams, artist. Benjamin J. Arrindell, Biff Dawes & Derek Lewis, engineers.

Best Gospel Choir Or Chorus Album
Love Is Live!

Hezekiah Walker & LFT Church Choir

Hezekiah Walker, choir director. Greg Hartman & John Jaszcz, engineers.

Best Latin Pop Album
La Musica De Baldemar Huerta

Freddy Fender

Freddy Fender, artist. Joe Reyes, Michael Morales & Ronald Morales, engineers. Joe Reyes, Michael Morales & Ronald Morales, producers.

Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album
Embrace The Chaos


Ozomatli (Wil-Dog Abers, Ulises Bella, Kanetic Source, Andy Mendoza, Raul Pacheco, Justin Porée, Asdru Sierra, Jiro Yamaguchi), artist.

Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album
Dejame Entrar

Carlos Vives

Carlos Vives, artist. Javier Garza, John D. Thomas, Mike Couzzi, Ron Taylor & Scott Canto, engineers. Andrés Castro, Emilio Estefan Jr. & Sebastián Krys, producers.

Best Salsa Album

Roberto Blades

Roberto Blades, artist. Gustavo Celis & Ricky Blanco, engineers.

Best Merengue Album
Yo Por Tí

Olga Tañón

Olga Tañón, artist. Eric Schilling, engineer.

Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album
En Vivo...El Hombre Y Su Musica

Ramón Ayala y Sus Bravos Del Norte

Ramón Ayala Y Sus Bravos Del Norte (Fidencio Ayala, Jose Luis Ayala, Ramón Ayala, David Laure, Mario Marichalar, Raúl Rosales), artist. Edward Perez, Freddie Martínez, Jr. & Greg García, engineers. Freddie Martínez, Sr., producer.

Best Tejano Album
Nadie Como Tu


Solido (Rolando Benavidez, Ben De León, Amado Garza, Jr., Medardo Garza, Otoniel Peña, Jr.), artist. Edward Perez & Ramiro Serna, Jr., engineers.

Best Traditional Blues Album
Do You Get The Blues?

Jimmie Vaughan

Jimmie Vaughan, artist. Jared Tuten & John P. Hampton, engineers.

Best Contemporary Blues Album
Nothing Personal

Delbert McClinton

Delbert McClinton, artist. Don Smith & Richard Dodd, engineers. Gary Nicholson, producer.

Best Traditional Folk Album
T Bone Burnett
Down From The Mountain

(Various Artists)

T Bone Burnett, producer. Mike Piersante, engineer.

Best Contemporary Folk Album
Bob Dylan
Love And Theft

Bob Dylan, artist. Chris Shaw, engineer.

Best Native American Music Album
Bless The People - Harmonized Peyote Songs

Verdell Primeaux & Johnny Mike

Johnny Mike & Verdell Primeaux, artists. Jack Miller, engineer. Giuli Doyle & Robert Doyle, producers.

Best Reggae Album
Halfway Tree

Damian Marley

Damian Marley, artist. Arlick Thompson, engineer. Stephen Marley, producer.

Best World Music Album
Full Circle - Carnegie Hall 2000

Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar, artist. Tom Lazarus, engineer. Hans Wendl, producer.

Best Polka Album
Jimmy Sturr
Gone Polka

Jimmy Sturr, artist. Jim Uzwack, Kenneth R. Irwin & Tom Pick, engineers. Kenneth R. Irwin & Tom Pick, producers.

Best Musical Album For Children
Elmo And The Orchestra

(Sesame Street Characters)

Ed Mitchell, producer. Jimmy Hoyson & Ric Wilson, engineers.

Best Spoken Word Album for Children
Mama Don't Allow

Tom Chapin

Tom Chapin, artist. Rory Young, engineer. Arnold Cardillo, producer.

Best Spoken Word Album
Quincy Jones
Q - The Autobiography Of Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones, artist. Jeffrey S. Thomas & Steven Strassman, engineers. Elisa Shokoff, producer.

Best Spoken Comedy Album
Napalm & Sillyputty

George Carlin

George Carlin, artist. John Runnette, producer.

Best Musical Show Album
The Producers

Original Broadway Cast With Nathan Lane & Matthew Broderick

Mel Brooks, composer/lyricist. Hugh Fordin, producer. Cynthia Daniels, engineer.

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
T Bone Burnett
O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Various Artists

T Bone Burnett, compilation producer. Mike Piersante & Peter Kurland, engineers.

Best Score Soundtrack Album For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
Richard King
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Tan Dun

Tan Dun, composer. Lu Xiao Xing, Richard King & Xu Gou Qin, engineers. Steven Epstein, producer.

Best Song Written For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
Boss Of Me (From Malcolm In The Middle)

John Flansburgh & John Linnell, songwriters (They Might Be Giants (From Malcolm In The Middle))

John Flansburgh & John Linnell, songwriters.

Best Instrumental Composition
Cast Away - End Credits

Alan Silvestri

Alan Silvestri, composer.

Best Instrumental Arrangement
Béla Fleck
Claude Debussy "Doctor Gradus Ad Parnassum" From Children's Corner

Béla Fleck, Joshua Bell & Gary Hoffmann

Béla Fleck & Edgar Meyer, arrangers.

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
Drops Of Jupiter


Paul Buckmaster, arranger.

Best Recording Package
Amnesiac - Special Limited Edition


Stanley Donwood & Tchocky, art directors.

Best Boxed Recording Package
Brain In A Box - The Science Fiction Collection

Various Artists

Hugh Brown & Steve Vance, art directors.

Best Album Notes
Richard Pryor...And It's Deep Too! - The Complete Warner Bros. Recordings (1968-1992)

Richard Pryor

Walter Mosley, album notes writer. (TIE)

Arhoolie Records 40th Anniversary Collection - 1960-2000 The Journey Of Chris Strachwitz

Various Artists

Elijah Wald, album notes writer. (TIE)

Best Historical Album
Lady Day - The Complete Billie Holiday On Columbia 1933-1944

Billie Holiday

Michael Brooks & Michael Cuscuna, compilation producers. Darcy Proper, Harry Coster, Ken Robertson, Mark Wilder, Matt Cavaluzzo & Seth Foster, mastering engineers.

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Al Schmitt
The Look Of Love

Diana Krall

Al Schmitt, engineer.

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
T Bone Burnett
T Bone Burnett

T Bone Burnett, producer.

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
Thank You (Deep Dish Vocal Remix)


Deep Dish (Ali "Dubfire" Shirazinia, Sharam Tayebi), remixer.

Best Engineered Album, Classical
Richard King
Bernstein (Arr. Brohn & Corigliano): West Side Story Suite (Lonely Town; Make Our Garden Grow, Etc.)

Joshua Bell

Richard King, engineer.

Producer Of The Year, Classical
Manfred Eicher

Manfred Eicher

Manfred Eicher, producer.

Best Classical Album
Berlioz: Les Troyens

Sir Colin Davis, conductor; Michelle DeYoung, Ben Heppner, Petra Lang, Peter Mattei, Stephen Milling, Sara Mingardo & Kenneth Tarver

Ben Heppner, Kenneth Tarver, Michelle DeYoung, Peter Mattei, Petra Lang, Sara Mingardo & Stephen Milling, artists. Colin Davis, conductor. James Mallinson, producer. Simon Rhodes, engineer.

Best Orchestral Performance
Pierre Boulez
Boulez Conducts Varèse - Amériques, Arcana, Déserts & Ionisation

Pierre Boulez, conductor

Pierre Boulez, conductor. Jobst Eberhardt & Stephan Flock, engineers. Helmut Burk & Karl-August Naegler, producers.

Best Opera Recording
Berlioz: Les Troyens

Sir Colin Davis, conductor; Michelle DeYoung, Ben Heppner, Petra Lang, Peter Mattei, Stephen Milling, Sara Mingardo & Kenneth Tarver

Ben Heppner, Kenneth Tarver, Michelle DeYoung, Peter Mattei, Petra Lang, Sara Mingardo & Stephen Milling, artists. Colin Davis, conductor. James Mallinson, producer. Simon Rhodes, engineer.

Best Choral Performance
Bach: St. Matthew Passion

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor; Norbert Balatsch & Erwin Ortner, choir masters

Erwin Ortner & Norbert Balatsch, chorus masters. Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor. Michael Brammann, engineer. Martin Sauer, producer.

Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra)
Strauss Wind Concertos - Horn Concerto; Oboe Concerto

Daniel Barenboim, Dale Clevenger, Larry Combs, David McGill & Alex Klein

Alex Klein, Dale Clevenger, Daniel Barenboim, David McGill & Larry Combs, artists. Eberhard Sengpiel, engineer. Martin Fouqué, producer.

Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra)
Britten Cello Suites (1-3)

Truls Mork

Truls Mork, artist. Arne Akselberg, engineer. Arne Akselberg, producer.

Best Chamber Music Performance
Haydn: The Complete String Quartets

The Angeles String Quartet

The Angeles String Quartet (Brian Dembow, Stephen J. Erdody, Kathleen Lenski, Steven D. Miller, Sara Parkins), artist. Marc J. Aubort, engineer. Joanna Nickrenz, producer.

Best Small Ensemble Performance (with or without Conductor)
After Mozart - Raskatov, Silvestrov & Schnittke

Gidon Kremer & Kremerata Baltica

Gidon Kremer & Kremerata Baltica, artists. Philipp Nedel, engineer. Helmut Mühle, producer.

Best Classical Vocal Performance
Dreams & Fables - Gluck Italian Arias: Tremo Fra' Dubbi Miei; Di Questa Cetra In Seno

Cecilia Bartoli

Cecilia Bartoli, artist. Jonathan Stokes, engineer. Christopher Raeburn, producer.

Best Classical Contemporary Composition
Rouse: Concert De Gaudí For Guitar & Orchestra

Sharon Isbin

Christopher Rouse, composer.

Best Classical Crossover Album
Béla Fleck
Perpetual Motion - Scarlatti, Bach, Debussy, Chopin

Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer, Joshua Bell, John Williams & Evelyn Glennie

Béla Fleck, artist. Robert Battaglia, engineer. Edgar Meyer, producer.

Best Short Form Music Video
Weapon Of Choice

Fatboy Slim Featuring Bootsy Collins

Bootsy Collins & Fatboy Slim, artists. Spike Jonze, video director. Deannie O'Neil & Vincent Landay, video producers.

Best Long Form Music Video
Recording The Producers - A Musical Romp With Mel Brooks

Mel Brooks (Various Artists Including Nathan Lane & Matthew Broderick)

Mel Brooks, artist. Susan Froemke, video director. Peter Gelb & Susan Froemke, video producers.