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

Album Of The Year
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below


OutKast (André 3000, Big Boi), artist. Brian Paturalski, Chris Carmouche, Darrell Thorp, Dexter Simmons, John Frye, Kevin Davis, Matt Still, Moka Nagatani, Neal H. Pogue, Padraic Kernin, Pete Novak, Reggie Dozier, Robert Hannon, Terrence Cash & Vincent Alexander, engineers/mixers. Bernie Grundman & Brian "Big Bass" Gardner, mastering engineers. André 3000, Big Boi & Carl Mo, producers.

Song Of The Year
Dance With My Father

Luther Vandross & Richard Marx, songwriters (Luther Vandross)

Luther Vandross & Richard Marx, songwriters.

Best New Artist


Evanescence (David Hodges, Amy Lee, Ben R. Moody II), artist.

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Underneath It All

No Doubt

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

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
Sting, Mary J. Blige
Whenever I Say Your Name

Mary J. Blige & Sting, artists.

Best Pop Instrumental Performance
Best Pop Instrumental Album
Mambo Sinuendo

Ry Cooder & Manuel Galbán

Manuel Galbán & Ry Cooder, artists. Jerry Boys, engineer/mixer.

Best Pop Vocal Album
Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams

Justin Timberlake, artist. Andrew Coleman, engineer. Serban Ghenea, engineer/mixer. Chad Hugo & Pharrell Williams, producers.

Best Dance Recording
Come Into My World

Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue, artist. Bruce Elliott-Smith, Cathy Dennis, Phil Larsen & Rob Davis, mixers. Cathy Dennis & Rob Davis, producers.

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Tony Bennett, T Bone Burnett
A Wonderful World

Tony Bennett & k.d. lang

Tony Bennett & k.d. lang, artists. Dae Bennett, engineer/mixer. T Bone Burnett, producer.

Best Female Rock Vocal Performance

Pink, artist.

Best Male Rock Vocal Performance

Dave Matthews

Dave Matthews, artist.

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Bruce Springsteen
Disorder In The House

Warren Zevon & Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen & Warren Zevon, artists.

Best Hard Rock Performance
Bring Me To Life

Evanescence Featuring Paul McCoy

Evanescence (David Hodges, Amy Lee, Ben R. Moody II) & Paul McCoy, artists.

Best Metal Performance
St. Anger

Metallica (Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield, Robert Trujillo, Lars Ulrich), artist.

Best Rock Instrumental Performance
Jeff Beck
Plan B

Jeff Beck , artist.

Best Rock Song
Jack White
Seven Nation Army

Jack White, songwriter (The White Stripes)

Jack White, songwriter.

Best Rock Album
Foo Fighters
One By One

Foo Fighters (David Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett), artist. Jim Scott, engineer/mixer. Nick Raskulinecz, producer.

Best Alternative Music Album

The White Stripes

White Stripes (Jack White, Meg White), artist. Liam Watson, engineer/mixer.

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
Dangerously In Love 2

Beyoncé Knowles, artist.

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
Dance With My Father

Luther Vandross

Luther Vandross, artist.

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
The Closer I Get To You

Beyoncé & Luther Vandross

Beyoncé Knowles & Luther Vandross, artists.

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance

Aretha Franklin, artist.

Best Urban/Alternative Performance
Hey Ya!


OutKast (André 3000, Big Boi), artist.

Best R&B Song
Beyonce, Jay-Z
Crazy In Love

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

Beyoncé Knowles, Jay-Z & Rich Harrison, songwriters.

Best R&B Album
Dance With My Father

Luther Vandross

Luther Vandross, artist. Ray Bardani, engineer/mixer.

Best Contemporary R&B Album
Dangerously In Love

Beyoncé Knowles, artist. Tony Maserati, engineer/mixer.

Best Female Rap Solo Performance
Work It

Missy Elliott

Missy Elliott, artist.

Best Male Rap Solo Performance
Lose Yourself

Eminem, artist.

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group
Shake Ya Tailfeather

Nelly, P. Diddy & Murphy Lee

Murphy Lee, Nelly & Sean Combs, artists.

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Beyonce, Jay-Z
Crazy In Love

Beyoncé Featuring Jay-Z

Beyoncé Knowles & Jay-Z, artists.

Best Rap Song
Lose Yourself

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

Eminem, Jeff Bass & L Resto, songwriters.

Best Rap Album
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below


OutKast (André 3000, Big Boi), artist. John Frye, engineer/mixer.

Best Female Country Vocal Performance
Keep On The Sunny Side

June Carter Cash

June Carter Cash, artist.

Best Male Country Vocal Performance
Vince Gill
Next Big Thing

Vince Gill, artist.

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
A Simple Life

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder

Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder (Paul Brewster, Mark Fain, Cody Kilby, Andy Leftwich, Jim Mills, Ricky Skaggs, Darrin Vincent), artist.

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
James Taylor, Alison Krauss, GRAMMY winner
How's The World Treating You

Alison Krauss & James Taylor, artists.

Best Country Instrumental Performance
Alison Krauss, GRAMMY winner, Alison Krauss & Union Station
Cluck Old Hen

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

Best Country Song
It's Five O'Clock Somewhere

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

Don Rollins & Jim Brown, songwriters.

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

Various Artists

Carl Jackson, producer. Luke Wooten, engineer.

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

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

Best New Age Album
Pat Metheny
One Quiet Night

Pat Metheny, artist. Steve Rodby, producer.

Best Contemporary Jazz Album
34th N Lex

Randy Brecker

Randy Brecker, artist. George Whitty, engineer/mixer. George Whitty, producer.

Best Jazz Vocal Album
A Little Moonlight

Dianne Reeves

Dianne Reeves, artist. Michael O'Reilly, engineer. Arif Mardin, producer.

Best Jazz Instrumental Solo
Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group

Wayne Shorter

Wayne Shorter, artist. Clark Germain, engineer. Dave Darlington & Robert Sadin, engineers/mixers. Robert Sadin, producer.

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Wide Angles

Michael Brecker Quindectet

Michael Brecker Quindectet (Michael Brecker), artist. Jay Newland, engineer/mixer. Gil Goldstein, producer.

Best Latin Jazz Album
Live At The Blue Note

Michel Camilo With Charles Flores & Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez

Charles Flores, Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez & Michel Camilo, artists. Robert J. Friedrich, engineer/mixer.

Best Rock Gospel Album

Audio Adrenaline

Audio Adrenaline (Tyler Burkum, Ben Cissell, Will McGinniss, Mark Stuart), artist. Nathan Dantzler, engineer. Jason Burkum, producer.

Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album
Worship Again

Michael W. Smith

Michael W. Smith, artist. Joel Singer & Rob Burrell, engineers. Ronnie Brookshire, engineer/mixer.

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

Randy Travis

Randy Travis, artist. Jason Lehning & Steve Tillisch, engineers. Kyle Lehning, engineer/mixer. Kyle Lehning, producer.

Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album
Go Tell It On The Mountain

The Blind Boys Of Alabama

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

Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album

Donnie McClurkin

Donnie McClurkin, artist. Charles Alexander, engineer/mixer.

Best Gospel Choir Or Chorus Album
A Wing And A Prayer

Bishop T.D. Jakes & The Potter's House Mass Choir

T.D. Jakes, choir director. Gerard Hairston & Malcolm Harper Jr., engineers. Kevin Bond & Ralph Cacciurri, engineers/mixers. Kevin Bond & Steve Lawrence, producers.

Best Latin Pop Album
No Es Lo Mismo

Alejandro Sanz

Alejandro Sanz, artist. Pepo Sherman & Rafa Sardina, engineers. Mick Guzauski, engineer/mixer. Lulo Perez, producer.

Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album
Cuatro Caminos

Café Tacuba

Cafe Tacuba (Elfego Buendia, Emmanuel Del Real, Jose "Joselo" Rangel, Quique Rangel), artist. Anibal Kerpel & Joseph Chiccarelli, engineers. Gustavo Santaolalla, producer.

Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album
Buenos Hermanos

Ibrahim Ferrer

Ibrahim Ferrer, artist. Jerry Boys, engineer/mixer. Ry Cooder, producer.

Best Salsa/Merengue Album
Regalo Del Alma

Celia Cruz

Celia Cruz, artist. Carlos Laurenz, Jake Tanner, Jon Fausty, Jorge G. Gómez, Jose Lopez, Luca Germini & Olga Santos, engineers. Jorge G. Garcia & Oscar Gómez, engineers/mixers. Oscar Gómez & Sergio George, producers.

Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album

Joan Sebastian

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

Best Tejano Album
Si Me Faltas Tu

Jimmy Gonzalez y El Grupo Mazz

Jimmy Gonzalez Y El Grupo Mazz (Albert "Rock" Flores, Jimmy Gonzalez, Michael Gonzalez, Danny Ortiz, Xavier Padilla, Art Ramirez, Johnny Rod), artist. Edward Perez & Ramiro Serna, engineers.

Best Traditional Blues Album
Blues Singer

Buddy Guy

Buddy Guy, artist. Jacquire King, engineer. Ed Cherney, engineer/mixer. Dennis Herring, producer.

Best Contemporary Blues Album
Let's Roll

Etta James

Etta James, artist. Donto James, engineer. Donto James, Josh Sklair & Sametto James, producers.

Best Traditional Folk Album
Wildwood Flower

June Carter Cash

June Carter Cash, artist. Chuck Turner, engineer/mixer. John Carter Cash, producer.

Best Contemporary Folk Album
The Wind

Warren Zevon

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

Best Native American Music Album
Flying Free

Black Eagle

Black Eagle, artist. J. Douglas Geist, engineer. Tom Bee, producer.

Best Reggae Album
Sean Paul
Dutty Rock

Sean Paul, artist.

Best Traditional World Music Album
Sacred Tibetan Chant

The Monks Of Sherab Ling Monastery

Monks of Sherab Ling Monastery, artist. Jon Mark, engineer. Jon Mark, producer.

Best Contemporary World Music Album
Voz D'Amor

Cesaria Evora

Cesaria Evora, artist. Stéphane Caisson, engineer. José da Silva, producer.

Best Polka Album
Jimmy Sturr
Let's Polka 'Round

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

Best Musical Album For Children
Bon Appétit!

Cathy Fink And Marcy Marxer

Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, artists. Bob Dawson & Jim Robeson, engineers.

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

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

Bill Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachev & Sophia Loren, artists. Jean-Marie Geijsen, engineer. Wilhelm Hellweg, producer.

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

Al Franken

Al Franken, artist. Paul Ruben, producer.

Best Comedy Album
Weird Al Yankovic
Poodle Hat

"Weird Al" Yankovic, artist. Rafael Serrano & Tony Papa, engineers.

Best Musical Show Album

New Broadway Cast With Bernadette Peters, Tammy Blanchard, John Dossett & Others

Jay David Saks, producer. Ken Hahn, Todd Whitelock & Tom Lazarus, engineers/mixers.

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

Various Artists

Randy Spendlove & Ric Wake, compilation producers. Joel W. Moss, engineer. 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

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

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

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

Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy & Michael McKean, songwriters.

Best Instrumental Composition

Wayne Shorter

Wayne Shorter, composer.

Best Instrumental Arrangement

Michael Brecker Quindectet

Gil Goldstein & Michael Brecker, arrangers.

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)

Joni Mitchell

Vincent Mendoza, arranger.

Best Recording Package

Ani DiFranco

Ani DiFranco & Brian Grunert, art directors.

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

Miles Davis

Howard Fritzson, Julian Alexander & Seth Rothstein, art directors.

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

Various Artists

Tom Piazza, album notes writer.

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

Various Artists

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

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Hail To The Thief


Darrell Thorp & Nigel Godrich, engineers.

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
Pharrell Williams
The Neptunes

The Neptunes

The Neptunes (Chad Hugo, Pharrell Williams), producer.

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
Beyonce, Jay-Z
Crazy In Love (Maurice's Soul Mix)

Beyoncé Featuring Jay-Z

Maurice Joshua, remixer.

Best Engineered Album, Classical
Richard King
Obrigado Brazil

Yo-Yo Ma

Richard King & Todd Whitelock, engineers.

Producer Of The Year, Classical
Steven Epstein

Steven Epstein

Steven Epstein, producer.

Best Classical Album
Mahler: Symphony No. 3; Kindertotenlieder

Michael Tilson Thomas & Michelle DeYoung

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

Best Orchestral Performance
Pierre Boulez
Mahler: Symphony No. 3

Pierre Boulez, conductor. Rainer Maillard & Wolf-Dieter Karwatky, engineers. Christian Gansch, producer.

Best Opera Recording
Janácek: Jenufa

Bernard Haitink, K. Mattila, J. Silvasti, E. Randová, A. Silja & J. Hadley

Bernard Haitink, conductor. Wolfram Graul, producer. Anja Silja, Eva Randová, Jerry Hadley, Jorma Silvasti & Karita Mattila, soloists. Jean Chatauret, engineer.

Best Choral Performance
Sibelius: Cantatas

Paavo Järvi, Ants Soots & Tiia-Ester Loitme

Ants Soots & Tiia-Ester Loitme, chorus masters. Paavo Järvi, conductor. Maido Maadik, engineer. Maido Maadik, producer.

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

Maxim Vengerov, Mstislav Rostropovich, conductor

Mstislav Rostropovich, conductor. Maxim Vengerov, soloist. Arne Akselberg, engineer. John Fraser, producer.

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

Emanuel Ax

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

Best Chamber Music Performance
Berg: Lyric Suite

Kronos Quartet & Dawn Upshaw

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

Best Small Ensemble Performance (with or without Conductor)
Chávez: Suite For Double Quartet

Jeff von der Schmidt & Southwest Chamber Music

Jeff Von Der Schmidt, conductor. Southwest Chamber Music, ensemble.

Best Classical Vocal Performance
Schubert: Lieder With Orchestra

Anne Sofie von Otter & Thomas Quasthoff

Anne Sofie von Otter & Thomas Quasthoff, soloists. Jürgen Bulgrin & Oliver Rogalla Von Heyden, engineers. Christopher Alder, producer.

Best Classical Contemporary Composition
Argento: Casa Guidi

Frederica von Stade

Dominick Argento, composer.

Best Classical Crossover Album
Yo-Yo Ma, Richard King
Obrigado Brazil

Yo-Yo Ma, artist. Jorge Calandrelli, conductor. Richard King & Todd Whitelock, engineers. Steven Epstein, producer.

Best Short Form Music Video

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash, artist. Mark Romanek, video director. Aris McGarry, video producer.

Best Long Form Music Video

(Sam Cooke)

Mary Wharton, Mick Gochanour & Robin Klein, video producers.