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Originally published on Advocate.com February 23 2001 12:00 AM ET


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2001-02-23

Eminem–Elton John duet dominates Grammy Awards





Eminem may have lost the coveted Album of the Year award to Steely Dan’s Two Against Nature, but the rapper was clearly the main focus of attention at the 43rd annual Grammy Awards. Eminem’s controversial duet with Elton John on “Stan” was saved until the end of the show—and promoted at every commercial break—while protesters from gay and women’s advocacy groups picketed the singer outside. (A few gay counterprotesters were on hand as well, with signs reading “Faggots 4 Eminem.”) Questions pitched at the musicians on hand at the event were often about Eminem as well, prompting a variety of responses: Lesbian singer Melissa Etheridge defended Eminem’s First Amendment rights, while blues legend Taj Mahal said Eminem is “very funny.... I’m serious.” While accepting the Best Rap Album award for his multiplatinum The Marshall Mathers LP, which contains lyrics that some consider homophobic and misogynist, Eminem said, “Well, what should I say first? First of all I want to thank everybody who could look past the controversy and see the album for what it is and what it isn’t.” In all, the rapper took home three Grammys, including Rap Solo Performance for “The Real Slim Shady” and Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for “Forgot About Dre,” performed with his producer, Dr. Dre. Also taking home awards were the openly gay Elton John, who picked up a Musical Show Album Grammy for Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, and lesbian classical guitarist Sharon Isbin, winning Instrumental Soloist Performance (Without Orchestra) for Dreams of a World. The following is a complete list of winners from the 43rd annual Grammy Awards: 

Record of the Year: “Beautiful Day,” U2
Album of the Year: Two Against Nature, Steely Dan
Song of the Year: “Beautiful Day,” U2
New Artist: Shelby Lynne
Female Pop Vocal Performance: “I Try,” Macy Gray
Male Pop Vocal Performance: “She Walks This Earth (Soberana Rosa),” Sting
Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal: “Cousin Dupree,” Steely Dan
Pop Collaboration with Vocals: “Is You Is, or Is You Ain’t (My Baby),” B.B. King and Dr. John
Pop Instrumental Performance: “Caravan,” Brian Setzer Orchestra
Dance Recording: “Who Let the Dogs Out,” Baha Men
Pop Instrumental Album: Symphony No. 1, Joe Jackson
Pop Vocal Album: Two Against Nature, Steely Dan
Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Both Sides Now, Joni Mitchell
Female Rock Vocal Performance: “There Goes the Neighborhood,” Sheryl Crow
Male Rock Vocal Performance: “Again,” Lenny Kravitz
Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal: “Beautiful Day,” U2
Hard Rock Performance: “Guerrilla Radio,” Rage Against the Machine
Metal Performance: “Elite,” Deftones
Rock Instrumental Performance: “The Call of the Ktulu,” Metallica with San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
Rock Song: “With Arms Wide Open,” Scott Stapp and Mark Tremonti (Creed)
Rock Album: There Is Nothing Left to Lose, Foo Fighters
Alternative Music Album: Kid A, Radiohead
Female R&B Vocal Performance: “He Wasn’t Man Enough,” Toni Braxton
Male R&B Vocal Performance: “Untitled (How Does It Feel),” D’Angelo
R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal: “Say My Name,” Destiny’s Child
R&B Song: “Say My Name,” LaShawn Daniels, Fred Jerkins III, Rodney Jerkins, Beyonce Knowles, LeToya Luckett, LaTavia Robertson, and Kelendria Rowland (Destiny’s Child)
R&B Album: Voodoo, D’Angelo
Traditional R&B Vocal Album: Ear-Resistible, The Temptations
Rap Solo Performance: “The Real Slim Shady,” Eminem
Rap Performance by a Duo or Group: “Forgot About Dre,” Dr. Dre featuring Eminem
Rap Album: The Marshall Mathers LP, Eminem
Female Country Vocal Performance: “Breathe,” Faith Hill
Male Country Vocal Performance: “Solitary Man,” Johnny Cash
Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal: “Cherokee Maiden,” Asleep at the Wheel
Country Collaboration with Vocals: “Let’s Make Love,” Faith Hill and Tim McGraw
Country Instrumental Performance: “Leaving Cottondale,” Alison Brown with Béla Fleck
Country Song: “I Hope You Dance,” Mark D. Sanders and Tia Sillers (Lee Ann Womack)
Country Album: Breathe, Faith Hill
Bluegrass Album: The Grass Is Blue, Dolly Parton
New Age Album: Thinking of You, Kitaro
Contemporary Jazz Album: Outbound, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones
Jazz Vocal Album: In the Moment—Live in Concert, Dianne Reeves
Jazz Instrumental Solo: “(Go) Get It,” Pat Metheny
Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group: Contemporary Jazz, Branford Marsalis
Large Jazz Ensemble Album: 52nd Street Themes, Joe Lovano
Latin Jazz Album: Live at the Village Vanguard, Chucho Valdes
Rock Gospel Album: Double Take, Petra
Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album: If I Left the Zoo, Jars of Clay
Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Gospel Album: Soldier of the Cross, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder
Traditional Soul Gospel Album: You Can Make It, Shirley Caesar
Contemporary Soul Gospel Album: Thankful, Mary Mary
Gospel Choir or Chorus Album: Live—God Is Working, Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
Latin Pop Album: Shakira—MTV Unplugged, Shakira
Latin Rock/Alternative Album: Uno, La Ley
Traditional Tropical Latin Album: Alma Caribeña, Gloria Estefan
Salsa Album: Masterpiece/Obra Maestra, Tito Puente and Eddie Palmieri
Merengue Album: Olga Viva, Viva Olga, Olga Tañon
Mexican/Mexican-American Album: Por Una Mujer Bonita, Pepe Aguilar
Tejano Album: Que Es Mú;sica Tejana? The Legends
Traditional Blues Album: Riding With the King, B.B. King and Eric Clapton
Contemporary Blues Album: Shoutin’ in Key, Taj Mahal and the Phantom Blues Band
Traditional Folk Album: Public Domain—Songs From the Wild Land, Dave Alvin
Contemporary Folk Album: Red Dirt Girl, Emmylou Harris
Native American Music Album: Gathering of Nations Powwow, Various Artists
Reggae Album: Art and Life, Beenie Man
World Music Album: Joao Voz E Violao, Joao Gilberto
Polka Album: Touched by a Polka, Jimmy Stuff
Musical Album for Children: Woody’s Roundup Featuring Riders in the Sky, Riders in the Sky
Spoken Word Album for Children: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (J.K. Rowling), Jim Dale
Spoken Word Album: The Measure of a Man (Sidney Poitier), Sidney Poitier
Spoken Comedy Album: Braindroppings, George Carlin
Musical Show Album: Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida
Compilation Soundtrack Album: Almost Famous
Score Soundtrack Album: American Beauty
Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television, or Other Visual Media: “When She Loved Me,” Toy Story 2, Randy Newman (Sarah McLachlan)
Instrumental Composition: “Theme from Angela’s Ashes,” John Williams
Instrumental Arrangement: “Spain for Sextet & Orchestra,” Chick Corea
Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying a Vocalist(s): “Both Sides Now,” Vince Mendoza, arranger (Joni Mitchell)
Recording Package: Music
Boxed Recording Package: Miles Davis & John Coltrane: The Complete Columbia Recordings 1955-1961
Album Notes: Miles Davis & John Coltrane: The Complete Columbia Recordings 1955-1961
Historical Album: Louis Armstrong: The Complete Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings
Engineered Album, Non-Classical: Two Against Nature, Phil Burnett, Roger Nichols, Dave Russell, and Elliot Scheiner, engineers (Steely Dan)
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Dr. Dre
Remixer of the Year, Non-Classical: Hex Hector
Engineered Album, Classical: Dvorák: Requiem, etc., John Eargle, engineer (Zdenek Macal)
Producer of the Year, Classical: Steven Epstein
Classical Album: Shostakovich: The String Quartets, Emerson String Quartet
Orchestral Performance: Mahler: Sym. No. 10, Sir Simon Rattle (Berliner Philharmonic)
Opera Recording: Busoni: Doktor Faust, Kent Nagano; Kim Begley; Dietrick Fischer-Dieskau; Dietrick Henschel; Markus Hollop; Eva Jenis; Torsten Kerl; Martin Sauer, producer (Orchestra de l’Opera National de Lyon)
Choral Performance: Penderecki: Credo, Helmuth Rilling (Oregon Bach Festival Chorus; Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra)
Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra): Maw: Violin Concerto, Joshua Bell, violin; Sir Roger Norrington, conductor
Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra): Dreams of a World (Works of Lauro, Ruiz-Pipo, Duarte, etc.), Sharon Isbin, guitar
Chamber Music Performance: Shostakovich: The String Quartets, Emerson String Quartets
Small Ensemble Performance: Shadow Dances, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Classical Vocal Performance: The Vivaldi Album, Cecilia Bartoli, mezzo soprano
Classical Contemporary Composition: Crumb: Star-Child, George Crumb, composer
Classical Crossover Album: Appalachian Journey, Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Edgar Meyer, double bass; Mark O’Connor, violin
Short Form Music Video: “Learn to Fly,” Foo Fighters
Long Form Music Video: “Gimme Some Truth: The Making of John Lennon’s Imagine Album”



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