Winners

48th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2005)

The 48th Annual GRAMMY Awards kicked off with one of the show’s most animated opening performances ever. The imaginary cartoon band Gorillaz and the legendary superstar Madonna engaged in a high-tech collaboration that mashed up the former’s global smash “Feel Good Inc.” featuring De La Soul and the latter’s resurgent retro hit “Hung Up,” all to fine and altogether funky effect.

Alicia Keys and Stevie Wonder then took the stage as the first presenters at this host-less GRAMMY show, using a lower-tech approach to soulfully set up the first GRAMMY Awards since the destruction of the Gulf Coast by Hurricane Katrina. “We can’t ignore that the past year has been a hard one for a lot of people including our friends from New Orleans — that most musical city — and the Gulf Coast,” Keys noted before she and Wonder reminded a watching world of music’s ability to lift us up to “Higher Ground.” This dynamic duo got the Staples Center crowd singing and clapping along to an a cappella version of “Higher Ground” that Wonder also dedicated to “the first lady of civil rights” Coretta Scott King, who died just days before the GRAMMY ceremony.

The pair then presented the first award of the evening for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance (“Since U Been Gone”) to Kelly Clarkson, whose later performance was introduced by a clip of her speaking of her dream to someday sing on the GRAMMYs — an inspiring self-introduction on a night that featured a few such moments. Bono, for example, set up U2’s performance this way: “U2 is not a rock band really. I think it’s like we’re a folk band or something — the loudest folk band in the world. But once in a while there arrives a song like ‘Vertigo’ that makes you want to burn your house to the ground.”

Indeed, U2 were burning brightly throughout this stunning GRAMMY night — winning five awards, including Album Of The Year and Best Rock Album (How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb), and Song Of The Year (“Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own”). “Being in a rock band is like running away with the circus, except you always think you’re gonna be the ringmaster,” Bono explained at one point. “You don’t expect that on more than a few occasions you may end up being the clown, the freak. But even that’s okay because you’re in show business.”

One of the other notable winners on this GRAMMY night was Mariah Carey who won three GRAMMYs, her first in fifteen years. Yet this was one of those nights when all the talk was not about the awards. Wittily and fittingly introduced by comedian Dave Chappelle in one of his first appearances on TV since famously leaving his beloved Comedy Central series (“Folks, the only thing harder than leaving show business is coming back”), the famously reclusive Sly Stone returned to show business, albeit briefly, at the end of a musical salute to his extraordinarily soulful music with the Family Stone that featured members of the original band along with Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Best New Artist John Legend, Joss Stone, Ciara, Maroon 5 and many other admirers.

Ellen DeGeneres, meanwhile, offered one of the most honest and minimal introductions in GRAMMY history, stating, “Our next performer needs no introduction,” before leaving the stage as Paul McCartney launched into a rousing rendition of “Fine Line” from his nominated Chaos And Creation In The Backyard album. McCartney then explained this was his first GRAMMY performance and, referring to a famous John Lennon line, now that he had “passed the audition” he’d like to rock a little, before offering a blistering take on the Beatles classic “Helter Skelter.” McCartney would later return to provide a brilliantly multigenerational highlight of the show when he joined Jay-Z and Linkin Park to mash up his classic “Yesterday” with “Numb/Encore” for a classic moment of GRAMMY musical harmony.

After many other highlights — including Kanye West and Jamie Foxx showing lots of cool old-school spirit in a big production number of “Gold Digger” — the show ended with a tribute to the sound and spirit of New Orleans. First, Recording Academy President Neil Portnow acknowledged the quick response of MusiCares in offering financial aid in the Gulf Coast. “Go to New Orleans,” Portnow declared before such Crescent City greats as Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas and Dr. John took the stage, along with The Edge, Elvis Costello, Yolanda Adams and Bonnie Raitt, among others. Then they were joined by Sam Moore and Bruce Springsteen to salute the late great Wilson Pickett with the nearly fitting “In The Midnight Hour,” a stirring ending to a night of great soul and substance.

Record Of The Year
 
winner
Green Day
Boulevard Of Broken Dreams

Green Day (Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Frank Edwin Wright III), artist. Chris Lord-Alge & Doug McKean, engineers/mixers. Green Day (Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Frank Edwin Wright III) & Rob Cavallo, producers.

Album Of The Year
 
winner
U2
How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb

U2 (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen, Jr.), artist. Carl Glanville, Flood, Greg Collins, Jacknife Lee, Nellee Hooper, Simon Gogerly & Steve Lillywhite, engineers/mixers. Arnie Acosta, mastering engineer. Brian Eno, Chris Thomas, Daniel Lanois, Flood, Jacknife Lee & Steve Lillywhite, producers.

Song Of The Year
 
winner
U2
Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own

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

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

Best New Artist
 
winner
John Legend
John Legend

John Legend, artist.

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
 
winner
Kelly Clarkson
Since U Been Gone

Kelly Clarkson, artist.

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
 
winner
Stevie Wonder
From The Bottom Of My Heart

Stevie Wonder, artist.

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
 
winner
Maroon 5
This Love

Maroon 5 (Jesse Carmichael, Ryan Dusick, Adam Levine, Mickey Madden, James Valentine), artist.

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
 
winner
Feel Good Inc.

Gorillaz Featuring De La Soul

De La Soul (Pasemaster Mase, Posdnuos, Trugoy The Dove) & Gorillaz (Damon Albarn, Jamie Hewlett), artists.

Best Pop Instrumental Performance
 
winner
Caravan

Les Paul

Les Paul, artist.

Best Pop Instrumental Album
 
winner
At This Time

Burt Bacharach

Burt Bacharach, artist. Allen Sides, engineer/mixer.

Best Pop Vocal Album
 
winner
Kelly Clarkson
Breakaway

Kelly Clarkson, artist. Serban Ghenea, engineer/mixer. Clive Davis, producer.

Best Dance Recording
 
winner
Galvanize

The Chemical Brothers Featuring Q-Tip

Kamal Fareed & The Chemical Brothers (Tom Rowlands, Ed Simons), artists. Steve Dub & The Chemical Brothers (Tom Rowlands, Ed Simons), mixers. The Chemical Brothers (Tom Rowlands, Ed Simons), producer.

Best Electronic/Dance Album
 
winner
Push The Button

The Chemical Brothers

The Chemical Brothers (Tom Rowlands, Ed Simons), artist. Steve Dub, engineer.

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
 
winner
Tony Bennett
The Art Of Romance

Tony Bennett, artist. Dae Bennett, engineer/mixer. Phil Ramone, producer.

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance
 
Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
 
winner
U2
Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own

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

Best Hard Rock Performance
 
winner
B.Y.O.B.

System Of A Down

System Of A Down, artist.

Best Metal Performance
 
winner
Slipknot
Before I Forget

Slipknot (Shawn Crahan, Chris Fehn, Paul Gray, Craig Jones, Joey Jordison, James Root, Corey Taylor, Mick Thompson, Sid Wilson), artist.

Best Rock Instrumental Performance
 
winner
69 Freedom Special

Les Paul & Friends

Les Paul, artist.

Best Rock Song
 
winner
U2
City Of Blinding Lights

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

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

Best Rock Album
 
winner
U2
How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb

U2 (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen, Jr.), artist. Carl Glanville, engineer. Steve Lillywhite, producer.

Best Alternative Music Album
 
winner
Jack White
Get Behind Me Satan

The White Stripes

White Stripes (Jack White, Meg White), artist. Matthew Kettle, engineer. John P. Hampton, engineer/mixer.

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
 
winner
Mariah Carey
We Belong Together

Mariah Carey, artist.

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
 
winner
John Legend
Ordinary People

John Legend, artist.

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
 
winner
Beyonce, Stevie Wonder
So Amazing

Beyoncé Knowles & Stevie Wonder, artists.

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
 
winner
A House Is Not A Home

Aretha Franklin, artist.

Best Urban/Alternative Performance
 
winner
Welcome To Jamrock

Damian Marley

Damian Marley, artist.

Best R&B Song
 
winner
Mariah Carey
We Belong Together

Jermaine Dupri, Johnta Austin, Manuel Seal, Jr. & Mariah Carey, songwriters (Mariah Carey)

Jermaine Dupri, Johnta Austin, Manuel Seal, Jr. & Mariah Carey, songwriters.

Best R&B Album
 
winner
John Legend
Get Lifted

John Legend, artist. Anthony Kilhoffer, engineer. Manny Marroquin, engineer/mixer.

Best Contemporary R&B Album
 
winner
Mariah Carey
The Emancipation Of Mimi

Mariah Carey, artist. Brian Garten & Dana Jon Chappelle, engineers. Philip Tan, engineer/mixer.

Best Rap Solo Performance
 
winner
Kanye West
Gold Digger

Kanye West, artist.

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group
 
winner
Black Eyed Peas
Don't Phunk With My Heart

The Black Eyed Peas (Will Adams, Allan Pineda, Stacy Ferguson, Jaime Gomez), artist.

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
 
winner
Jay-Z
Numb/Encore

Jay-Z Featuring Linkin Park

Linkin Park & Shawn Carter, artists.

Best Rap Song
 
winner
Kanye West
Diamonds From Sierra Leone

DeVon Harris & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West)

DeVon Harris & Kanye West, songwriters.

Best Rap Album
 
winner
Kanye West
Late Registration

Kanye West, artist. Andrew Dawson, Anthony Kilhoffer & Tom Biller, engineers. Mike Dean, engineer/mixer. Jon Brion, producer.

Best Female Country Vocal Performance
 
winner
Emmylou Harris
The Connection

Emmylou Harris, artist.

Best Male Country Vocal Performance
 
winner
Keith Urban
You'll Think Of Me

Keith Urban, artist.

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

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

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
 
winner
Faith Hill, Tim McGraw
Like We Never Loved At All

Faith Hill & Tim McGraw, artists.

Best Country Instrumental Performance
 
winner
Alison Krauss, GRAMMY winner, Alison Krauss & Union Station
Unionhouse Branch

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

Best Country Song
 
winner
Bless The Broken Road

Bobby Boyd, Jeff Hanna & Marcus Hummon, songwriters (Rascal Flatts)

Bobby Boyd, Jeff Hanna & Marcus Hummon, songwriters.

Best Country Album
 
winner
Alison Krauss, GRAMMY winner, Alison Krauss & Union Station
Lonely Runs Both Ways

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

Best Bluegrass Album
 
winner
The Company We Keep

The Del McCoury Band

Del McCoury Band (Michael Bub, Jason Carter, Del McCoury, Rob McCoury, Ronnie McCoury), artist. Neal Cappellino, engineer/mixer.

Best New Age Album
 
winner
Silver Solstice

Paul Winter Consort

Paul Winter Consort (Bill Cahn, Eugene Friesen, Scott Sloan, Paul Sullivan, Satoshi Takeishi, Glen Velez, Eliot D. Wadopian, Paul Winter), artist. Dixon Van Winkle, engineer/mixer. Dixon Van Winkle, producer.

Best Contemporary Jazz Album
 
winner
Pat Metheny
The Way Up

Pat Metheny Group

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

Best Jazz Vocal Album
 
winner
Good Night, And Good Luck.

Dianne Reeves

Dianne Reeves, artist. Edward Tise, engineer. Charles Paakkari & Leslie Ann Jones, engineers/mixers. Allen J. Sviridoff, producer.

Best Jazz Instrumental Solo
 
winner
Why Was I Born?

Sonny Rollins

Sonny Rollins, soloist.

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group
 
winner
Beyond The Sound Barrier

Wayne Shorter Quartet

Wayne Shorter Quartet (Brian Blade, John Patitucci, Danílo Perez, Wayne Shorter), artist. Rob Griffin, engineer/mixer.

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
 
winner
Overtime

Dave Holland Big Band

Dave Holland, artist. James Farber, engineer. Louise Holland, producer.

Best Latin Jazz Album
 
winner
Listen Here!

Eddie Palmieri

Eddie Palmieri, Sr., artist. Jon Fausty, engineer/mixer. Richard J. Seidel, producer.

Best Gospel Performance
 
Best Gospel Song
 
winner
Yolanda Adams
Be Blessed

James Harris III, James Q. "Big Jim" Wright, Terry Lewis & Yolanda Adams, songwriters (Yolanda Adams)

James Harris III, James Q. "Big Jim" Wright, Terry Lewis & Yolanda Adams, songwriters.

Best Rock Gospel Album
 
winner
Until My Heart Caves In

Audio Adrenaline

Audio Adrenaline (Tyler Burkum, Ben Cissell, Will McGinniss, Mark Stuart), artist. Jason Hall, engineer. David Leonard, engineer/mixer. Jay Joyce, producer.

Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album
 
winner
Lifesong

Casting Crowns

Casting Crowns (Hector Cervantes, Juan Devevo, Melodee Devevo, Megan Garrett, Mark Hall, Chris Huffman, Andy Williams), artist. Sam Hewitt, engineer/mixer. Mark Miller, producer.

Best Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Gospel Album
 
winner
Vince Gill
Rock Of Ages...Hymns & Faith

Amy Grant

Amy Grant, artist. Steve Bishir, engineer/mixer. Brown Bannister & Vince Gill, producers.

Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album
 
winner
Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs

Donnie McClurkin

Donnie McClurkin, artist. Greg Hartman, engineer. Kevin Bond & Ralph Cacciurri, engineers/mixers. Kevin Bond, producer.

Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album
 
winner
CeCe Winans
Purified

CeCe Winans, artist. Bill Whittington, engineer. Keith Thomas, producer.

Best Gospel Choir Or Chorus Album
 
winner
One Voice

Gladys Knight & The Saints Unified Voices

Gladys Knight, choir director. Elliot Peters, engineer/mixer.

Best Latin Pop Album
 
winner
Escucha

Laura Pausini

Laura Pausini, artist. Jon Jacobs, engineer. Dado Parisini, producer.

Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album
 
winner
Shakira
Fijación Oral Vol. 1

Shakira, artist. Kevin Killen, engineer. Rob Jacobs, engineer/mixer. Lester Mendez, producer.

Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album
 
winner
Bebo De Cuba

Bebo Valdés

Bebo Valdés, artist. Jim Anderson, engineer/mixer. Fernando Trueba & Nat Chediak, producers.

Best Salsa/Merengue Album
 
winner
Son Del Alma

Willy Chirino

Willy Chirino, artist. Luis J. Márquez & Richie Pérez, engineers. Cornell "Doc" Wily, engineer/mixer. Luis J. Márquez, producer.

Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album
 
winner
México En La Piel

Luis Miguel

Luis Miguel, artist. David Reitzas & Rafa Sardina, engineers/mixers.

Best Tejano Album
 
winner
Chicanisimo

Little Joe Y La Familia

Little Joe Y La Familia (Frank Cagigal, Thomas Cruz, Jesus Gaitan, Fabian Hernandez, Sam Jones, Joe Hernandez, Jesse López, Bill Perkins), artist. Bob Gallarza & Ernie Wells, engineers/mixers. Bob Gallarza, producer.

Best Traditional Blues Album
 
winner
B.B. King
80

B.B. King & Friends

B.B. King, artist. Nathaniel Kunkel, engineer/mixer.

Best Contemporary Blues Album
 
winner
Cost Of Living

Delbert McClinton

Delbert McClinton, artist. Matthew P. Andrews, engineer. Ray Kennedy, engineer/mixer. Gary Nicholson, producer.

Best Traditional Folk Album
 
winner
Fiddler's Green

Tim O'Brien

Tim O'Brien, artist. Gary Paczosa, engineer/mixer.

Best Contemporary Folk Album
 
winner
Fair & Square

John Prine

John Prine, artist. Gary Paczosa, engineer/mixer. Gary Paczosa, producer.

Best Native American Music Album
 
winner
Sacred Ground - A Tribute To Mother Earth

Various Artists

Jim Wilson, producer. Walker Barnard, engineer.

Best Hawaiian Music Album
 
winner
Masters Of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar - Vol. 1

Various Artists

Daniel Ho, Paul Konwiser & Wayne Wong, producers.

Best Reggae Album
 
winner
Welcome To Jamrock

Damian Marley

Damian Marley, artist. Marc Lee, engineer. James "Bonzai" Caruso, engineer/mixer. Stephen Marley, producer.

Best Traditional World Music Album
 
winner
In The Heart Of The Moon

Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté

Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate, artists. Jerry Boys, engineer/mixer. Nick Gold, producer.

Best Contemporary World Music Album
 
winner
Eletracústico

Gilberto Gil

Gilberto Gil, artist. Vitor Farias, engineer. Liminha, producer.

Best Polka Album
 
winner
Jimmy Sturr
Shake, Rattle And Polka!

Jimmy Sturr And His Orchestra

Jimmy Sturr, artist. Mark Capps, engineer. Joe Donofrio, Kenneth R. Irwin & Tom Pick, engineers/mixers. Joe Donofrio, Kenneth R. Irwin & Tom Pick, producers.

Best Musical Album For Children
 
winner
Songs From The Neighborhood - The Music Of Mister Rogers

Various Artists

Dennis Scott, producer. Gary Dales, engineer/mixer.

Best Spoken Word Album For Children
 
winner
Marlo Thomas & Friends: Thanks & Giving All Year Long

Various Artists

Christopher B. Cerf & Marlo Thomas, producers. Nick Cipriano, engineer.

Best Spoken Word Album
 
winner
Dreams From My Father (Senator Barack Obama)

Senator Barack Obama

Senator Barack Obama, artist.

Best Comedy Album
 
winner
Never Scared

Chris Rock

Chris Rock, artist. Scott Harding, engineer/mixer. Prince Paul, producer.

Best Musical Show Album
 
winner
Monty Python's Spamalot

Original Broadway Cast Including David Hyde Pierce, Tim Curry, Hank Azaria & Sara Ramirez

Eric Idle, composer/lyricist. John Du Prez, composer. Eric Idle & John Du Prez, producers. Frank Filipetti, engineer/mixer.

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

Ray Charles

James Austin, Stuart Benjamin & Taylor Hackford, compilation producers.

Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
 
winner
Ray

Various Artists

Craig Armstrong, composer. David Donaldson, engineer. Geoff Foster, engineer/mixer. David Donaldson & Taylor Hackford, producers.

Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
 
winner
Believe (From The Polar Express)

Alan Silvestri & Glen Ballard, songwriters (Josh Groban)

Alan Silvestri & Glen Ballard, songwriters.

Best Instrumental Composition
 
winner
Into The Light

Billy Childs Ensemble

Billy Childs, composer.

Best Instrumental Arrangement
 
winner
The Incredits

Various Artists

Gordon L. Goodwin, arranger.

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
 
winner
What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?

Chris Botti & Sting

Billy Childs, Gil Goldstein & Heitor Pereira, arrangers.

Best Recording Package
 
winner
The Forgotten Arm

Aimee Mann

Aimee Mann & Gail Marowitz, art directors.

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package
 
winner
The Legend

Johnny Cash

Ian Cuttler, art director.

Best Album Notes
 
winner
The Complete Library Of Congress Recordings By Alan Lomax

Jelly Roll Morton

John Szwed, album notes writer.

Best Historical Album
 
winner
The Complete Library Of Congress Recordings By Alan Lomax

Jelly Roll Morton

Anna Lomax Wood & Jeffrey Alan Greenberg, compilation producers. Adam Ayan & Steve Rosenthal, mastering engineers.

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
 
winner
Back Home

Eric Clapton

Alan Douglas & Mick Guzauski, engineers.

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
 
winner
Steve Lillywhite

Steve Lillywhite

Steve Lillywhite, producer.

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
 
winner
Superfly (Louie Vega EOL Mix)

Curtis Mayfield

Louie Vega, remixer.

Best Surround Sound Album
 
winner
Brothers In Arms - 20th Anniversary Edition

Dire Straits

Chuck Ainlay, surround mix engineer. Bob Ludwig, surround mastering engineer. Chuck Ainlay & Mark Knopfler, surround producers.

Best Engineered Album, Classical
 
winner
Mendelssohn: The Complete String Quartets

Emerson String Quartet

Da-Hong Seetoo, engineer.

Producer Of The Year, Classical
 
winner
Tim Handley

Tim Handley

Tim Handley, producer.

Best Classical Album
 
winner
Bolcom: Songs Of Innocence And Of Experience

Leonard Slatkin, Joan Morris & Christine Brewer

Carole Ott, Christopher Kiver, Jason Harris, Jerry Blackstone, Mary Alice Stollak & William Hammer, choir directors. Leonard Slatkin, conductor. Tim Handley, producer. David Lau, engineer.

Best Orchestral Performance
 
winner
Shostakovich: Sym. No. 13

Mariss Jansons

Mariss Jansons, conductor. Wolfgang Karreth, engineer. Wilhelm Meister, producer.

Best Opera Recording
 
winner
Verdi: Falstaff

Colin Davis, B. Bezdüz, M. J. Moreno, J. Henschel, M. Domashenko, A. Ibarra, C. Alvarez & M. Pertusi

Colin Davis, conductor. James Mallinson, producer. Ana Ibarra, Bulent Bezduz, Carlos Alvarez, Jane Henschel, Maria José Moreno, Marina Domashenko & Michele Pertusi, soloists. Jonathan Stokes & Neil Hutchinson, engineers.

Best Choral Performance
 
winner
Bolcom: Songs Of Innocence And Of Experience

Leonard Slatkin, Carole Ott, Mary Alice Stollak, Jason Harris, William Hammer, Christopher Kiver & Jerry Blackstone

Carole Ott, Christopher Kiver, Jason Harris, Jerry Blackstone, Mary Alice Stollak & William Hammer, choir directors. Leonard Slatkin, conductor. David Lau, engineer. Tim Handley, producer.

Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra)
 
winner
Beethoven: Piano Cons. Nos. 2 & 3

Martha Argerich

Claudio Abbado, conductor. Martha Argerich, soloist. Marco Galli, Ulrich Vette & Wolf-Dieter Karwatky, engineers. Christopher Alder & Elfride Foroni, producers.

Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra)
 
winner
Scriabin, Medtner, Stravinsky

Evgeny Kissin

Evgeny Kissin, soloist. Tony Faulkner, engineer. Jay David Saks, producer.

Best Chamber Music Performance
 
winner
Mendelssohn: The Complete String Quartets

Emerson String Quartet

Emerson String Quartet (Eugene Drucker, Lawrence Dutton, David Finckel, Philip Setzer), artist. Da-Hong Seetoo, engineer. Da-Hong Seetoo, producer.

Best Small Ensemble Performance (with or without Conductor)
 
winner
Pierre Boulez
Boulez: Le Marteau Sans Maître, Dérive 1 & 2

Pierre Boulez, Hilary Summers & Ensemble Intercontemporain

Hilary Summers, artist. Pierre Boulez, conductor. Ensemble InterContemporain (Odile Auboin, Vincent Bauer, Michel Cerutti, Samuel Favre, Marie-Therese Ghirardi, Emmanuelle Ophèle), ensemble. Stephan Flock & Wolf-Dieter Karwatky, engineers. Helmut Burk, producer.

Best Classical Vocal Performance
 
winner
Bach: Cantatas

Thomas Quasthoff

Thomas Quasthoff, soloist. Jürgen Bulgrin & Rainer Maillard, engineers. Christopher Alder, producer.

Best Classical Contemporary Composition
 
winner
Bolcom: Songs Of Innocence And Of Experience

Leonard Slatkin, Joan Morris & Christine Brewer

William Bolcom, composer.

Best Classical Crossover Album
 
winner
4 + Four

Turtle Island String Quartet With Ying Quartet

Turtle Island String Quartet (David Balakrishnan, Evan Price, Mark Summer, Mads Tolling) & Ying Quartet (David Ying, Janet Ying, Phillip Ying, Timothy Ying), artists. Jack Renner, engineer. Thomas C. Moore, producer.

Best Short Form Music Video
 
winner
Lose Control

Missy Elliott Featuring Ciara & Fat Man Scoop

Ciara Harris, Fat Man Scoop & Missy Elliott, artists. Dave Meyers & Missy Elliott, video directors. Joseph Sasson, video producer.

Best Long Form Music Video
 
winner
No Direction Home

Bob Dylan

Martin Scorsese, video director. Anthony Wall, Jeff Rosen, Margaret Bodde, Martin Scorsese, Nigel Sinclair & Susan Lacy, video producers.