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And the winner is... 

Here's the complete Grammy Award winners' list in 100 categories. A reading of Harry Potter's prose, and sleeve notes for a jazz album are among the less-hyped winners


The Grammy awards have just been announced in Los Angeles. We checked the list to see if there was any Indian angle. The search result was zero! Vishwamohan Bhatt had, with the guitarist Ry Cooder, once won a Grammy in the World Music category, but this time around, there's no recognisably Indian name on the list.

The Grammy institution, supported by American music industry, hosts the most glittering music awards show every year.

About its effect on India, we heard this story from a music organiser who lived in Calcutta for a several decades:

"We invited Vishwamohan Bhatt from Jaipur for a concert in Calcutta. He came and played, and we paid him Rs 750. The following year he won the Grammy. We invited him again, but his fee had risen to Rs 75,000! We couldn't afford him any more."

A remote Indian connection is that Taj Mahal, the black singer who won the Best Contemporary Blues Album award for Shoutin' in Key, once recorded, for Waterlily Acoustics, with Vishwamohan Bhatt and Chitravina N Ravikiran.

The Grammies are presented in many categories, most of which never make it to the mainstream papers. Category 69, for instance, is devoted to 'Best Spoken Word Album for Children', which goes this year to Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire (J K Rowling), read out by Jim Dale. Another award goes to the best opera recording. Orchestra arrangement and sleeve notes also get noticed and honoured. The best film or television soundtrack also gets a Grammy.

Here's the complete list. Most Grammy titles are available with Tower Records

Amritamati S


Category 1 - Record Of The Year
Beautiful Day
Brian Eno & Daniel Lanois, producers; Steve Lillywhite & Richard Rainey, engineers/mixers
Track From: All That You Can't Leave Behind [Interscope Records]

Category 2 - Album Of The Year
Two Against Nature
Steely Dan
Walter Becker & Donald Fagen, producers; Phil Burnett, Roger Nichols, Dave Russell & Elliot Scheiner, engineers/mixers
[Giant Records]

Category 3 - Song Of The Year
Beautiful Day
U2, songwriters (U2)
Track From: All That You Can't Leave Behind
[Interscope Records; Publisher: Polygram Int'l Music Pub. B.V.]

Category 4 - Best New Artist
Shelby Lynne

Category 5 - Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
I Try
Macy Gray
Track From: On How Life Is
[Clean Slate/Epic Records]

Category 6 - Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
She Walks This Earth (Soberana Rosa)
Track From: A Love Affair - The Music Of Ivan Lins (Various Artists)
[Telarc Records]

Category 7 - Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Cousin Dupree
Steely Dan
Track From: Two Against Nature
[Giant Records]

Category 8 - Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
Is You Is, Or Is You Ain't (My Baby)
B.B. King & Dr. John
Track From: Let The Good Times Roll
[MCA Records]

Category 9 - Best Pop Instrumental Performance
The Brian Setzer Orchestra
Track From: Vavoom!
[Interscope Records]

Category 10 - Best Dance Recording
Who Let The Dogs Out
Baha Men; Steve Greenberg & Michael Mangini, producers/mixers
Track From: Who Let The Dogs Out
[S-Curve/Artemis Records]

Category 11 - Best Pop Instrumental Album
Symphony No 1
Joe Jackson
[Sony Classical]

Category 12 - Best Pop Vocal Album
Two Against Nature
Steely Dan
[Giant Records]

Category 13 - Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Both Sides Now
Joni Mitchell
[Reprise Records]

Category 14 - Best Female Rock Vocal Performance
There Goes The Neighborhood
Sheryl Crow
Track From: Live From Central Park
[A&M/Interscope Records]

Category 15 - Best Male Rock Vocal Performance

Lenny Kravitz
Track From: Greatest Hits
[Virgin Records America]

Category 16 - Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Beautiful Day
Track From: All That You Can't Leave Behind
[Interscope Records]

Category 17 - Best Hard Rock Performance
Guerrilla Radio
Rage Against The Machine
Track From: The Battle Of Los Angeles
[Epic Records]

Category 18 - Best Metal Performance

Track From: White Pony
[Maverick Recording Company]

Category 19 - Best Rock Instrumental Performance
The Call Of The Ktulu
Metallica With Michael Kamen Conducting The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
Track From: S & M
[Elektra Entertainment Group]

Category 20 - Best Rock Song
With Arms Wide Open
Scott Stapp & Mark Tremonti, songwriters (Creed)
Track From: Human Clay
[Wind-Up; Publisher: Tremonti/Stapp Music]

Category 21 - Best Rock Album
There Is Nothing Left To Lose
Foo Fighters
[RCA/Roswell Records]

Category 22 - Best Alternative Music Album
Kid A
[Capitol Records]

Category 23 - Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
He Wasn't Man Enough
Toni Braxton
Track From: The Heat
[LaFace Records]

Category 24 - Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
Untitled (How Does It Feel)
Track From: Voodoo
[Cheeba Sound/Virgin Records America]

Category 25 - Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Say My Name
Destiny's Child
Track From: The Writing's On The Wall
[Columbia Records]

Category 26 - Best R&B Song
Say My Name
LaShawn Daniels, Fred Jerkins III, Rodney Jerkins, Beyoncé Knowles, LeToya Luckett, LaTavia Roberson & Kelendria Rowland, songwriters (Destiny's Child)
Track From: The Writing's On The Wall
[Columbia Records; Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music, Inc./Rodney Jerkins Prod., Ensign Music Corp./Fred Jerkins Pub., Beyoncé Pub., LeToya Music Pub., Kelendria Music Pub., LaTavia Music Pub.]

Category 27 - Best R&B Album
[Cheeba Sound/Virgin Records America]

Category 28 - Best Traditional R&B Vocal Album

The Temptations
[Motown Records]

Category 29 - Best Rap Solo Performance
The Real Slim Shady
Track From: The Marshall Mathers LP
[Aftermath/Interscope Records]

Category 30 - Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group
Forgot About Dre
Dr. Dre Featuring Eminem
Track From: Dr. Dre - 2001
[Aftermath Entertainment/Interscope Records]

Category 31 - Best Rap Album
The Marshall Mathers LP
[Aftermath Entertainment/Interscope Records]

Category 32 - Best Female Country Vocal Performance
Faith Hill
Track From: Breathe
[Warner Bros. Records]

Category 33 - Best Male Country Vocal Performance
Solitary Man
Johnny Cash
Track From: American III - Solitary Man
[American/Columbia Records]

Category 34 - Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Cherokee Maiden
Asleep At The Wheel Track
From: Ride With Bob [DreamWorks Records Nashville]

Category 35 - Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
Let's Make Love
Faith Hill & Tim McGraw Track
From: Breathe [Warner Bros. Records]

Category 36 - Best Country Instrumental Performance
Leaving Cottondale
Alison Brown With Béla Fleck
Track From: Fair Weather [Compass Records]

Category 37 - Best Country Song
I Hope You Dance
Mark D Sanders & Tia Sillers, songwriters (Lee Ann Womack)
Track From: I Hope You Dance [MCA Nashville; Publishers: MCA Music Pub., Soda Creek Songs, Choice Is Tragic Music, Ensign Music Corp.]

Category 38 - Best Country Album
Faith Hill [Warner Bros. Records]

Category 39 - Best Bluegrass Album 
The Grass Is Blue
Dolly Parton
[Sugar Hill Records]
Category 40 - Best New Age Album
Thinking Of You
[Domo Records]
Category 41 - Best Contemporary Jazz Album
Béla Fleck & The Flecktones
[Columbia Records]
Category 42 - Best Jazz Vocal Album 
In The Moment - Live In Concert
Dianne Reeves
[Blue Note Records]
Category 43 - Best Jazz Instrumental Solo 
(Go) Get It
Pat Metheny
Track From: Trio 99>00
[Warner Bros. Records]
Category 44 - Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group 
Contemporary Jazz
Branford Marsalis
[Columbia Records]
Category 45 - Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album 
52nd Street Themes
Joe Lovano
[Blue Note Records]
Category 46 - Best Latin Jazz Album 
Live At The Village Vanguard
Chucho Valdés
[Blue Note Records]
Category 47 - Best Rock Gospel Album 
Double Take
[Word Records]
Category 48 - Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album 
If I Left The Zoo
Jars of Clay
[Essential Records]
Category 49 - Best Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Gospel Album 
Soldier Of The Cross
Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder
[Skaggs Family Records]
Category 50 - Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album 
You Can Make It
Shirley Caesar
[Myrrh Records]
Category 51 - Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album 
Mary Mary
[Columbia/C2/Word Entertainment]
Category 52 - Best Gospel Choir Or Chorus Album 
Live - God Is Working
Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir; Carol Cymbala, Choir Director
[M2.0 Music]
Category 53 - Best Latin Pop Album 
Shakira - MTV Unplugged
[Sony Discos]
Category 54 - Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album 
La Ley
[WEA Intl.]
Category 55 - Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album 
Alma Caribeña
Gloria Estefan
[Epic Records]
Category 56 - Best Salsa Album 
Masterpiece/Obra Maestra
Tito Puente & Eddie Palmieri
[RMM Records & Video Corp]
Category 57 - Best Merengue Album 
Olga Viva, Viva Olga
Olga Tañón
[WEA Latina]
Category 58 - Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album 
Por Una Mujer Bonita
Pepe Aguilar
[Discos Musart/Balboa Records]
Category 59 - Best Tejano Album 
¿Qué Es Música Tejana?
The Legends
[Freddie Records]
Category 60 - Best Traditional Blues Album 
Riding With The King
B.B. King & Eric Clapton
[Reprise Records]
Category 61 - Best Contemporary Blues Album 
Shoutin' In Key
Taj Mahal & The Phantom Blues Band
[Hannibal Records]
Category 62 - Best Traditional Folk Album 
Public Domain - Songs From The Wild Land
Dave Alvin
Category 63 - Best Contemporary Folk Album 
Red Dirt Girl
Emmylou Harris
[Nonesuch Records]
Category 64 - Best Native American Music Album 
Gathering Of Nations Pow Wow
Various Artists; Tom Bee & Douglas Spotted Eagle, producers
Category 65 - Best Reggae Album 
Art And Life
Beenie Man
[Virgin Records America]
Category 66 - Best World Music Album 
João Voz E Violão
João Gilberto
[Verve Records]
Category 67 - Best Polka Album 
Touched By A Polka
Jimmy Sturr
[Rounder Records]
Category 68 - Best Musical Album For Children 
Woody's Roundup Featuring Riders In The Sky
Riders In The Sky
[Walt Disney Records]
Category 69 - Best Spoken Word Album for Children 
Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire (J. K. Rowling)
Jim Dale
[Listening Library]
Category 70 - Best Spoken Word Album 
The Measure Of A Man (Sidney Poitier)
Sidney Poitier
[Harper Audio]
Category 71 - Best Spoken Comedy Album 
George Carlin
[HighBridge Audio]
Category 72 - Best Musical Show Album 
Elton John And Tim Rice's Aida
Guy Babylon, Paul Bogaev, Frank Filipetti & Chris Montan, producers; Tim Rice, lyricist; Elton John, composer (Original Broadway Cast)
[Buena Vista Records]
Category 73 - Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media 
Almost Famous
Various Artists; Danny Bramson & Cameron Crowe, producers
[DreamWorks Records]
Category 74 - Best Score Soundtrack Album For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media 
American Beauty
Thomas Newman, composer
[DreamWorks Records]
Category 75 - Best Song Written For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media. 
When She Loved Me (From Toy Story 2)
Randy Newman, songwriter (Sarah McLachlan)
[Walt Disney Records; Publisher: Walt Disney Music Co.]
Category 76 - Best Instrumental Composition 
Theme From Angela's Ashes
John Williams, composer (John Williams)
Track From: Angela's Ashes - Music From The Motion Picture
[Sony Classical/Sony Music Soundtrax; Publisher: Ensign Music Corp. & Songs Of Universal Inc.]
Category 77 - Best Instrumental Arrangement 
Spain For Sextet & Orchestra
Chick Corea, arranger (Chick Corea)
Track From: Corea. Concerto
[Sony Classical]
Category 78 - Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying A Vocalist(s) 
Both Sides Now
Vince Mendoza, arranger (Joni Mitchell)
Track From: Both Sides Now
Category 79 - Best Recording Package 
Kevin Reagan, art director (Madonna)
[Maverick/Warner Bros. Records]
Category 80 - Best Boxed Recording Package 
Miles Davis & John Coltrane: The Complete Columbia Recordings 1955-1961
Frank Harkins & Arnold Levine, art directors (Miles Davis & John Coltrane)
[Columbia/Legacy Recordings]
Category 81 - Best Album Notes 
Miles Davis & John Coltrane: The Complete Columbia Recordings 1955-1961
Bob Blumenthal, album notes writer (Miles Davis & John Coltrane)
[Columbia/Legacy Recordings]
Category 82 - Best Historical Album 
Louis Armstrong: The Complete Hot Five And Hot Seven Recordings
Steve Berkowitz, Seth Rothstein & Phil Schaap, compilation producers; Michael Brooks, Seth Foster, Ken Robertson, Tom "Curly" Ruff, Phil Schaap & Mark Wilder, mastering engineers (Louis Armstrong)
[Columbia/Legacy Recordings]
Category 83 - Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical 
Two Against Nature
Phil Burnett, Roger Nichols, Dave Russell & Elliot Scheiner, engineers (Steely Dan)
[Giant Records]
Category 84 - Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical 
Dr. Dre
B**** Please II (Eminem Featuring Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Xzibit & Nate Dogg) (T)
Chin Check (N.W.A.) (T)
Dr. Dre
2001 (Dr. Dre) (A)
Hello (Ice Cube Featuring Dr. Dre & MC Ren) (T)
I'm Back (Eminem) (T)
Kill You (Eminem) (T)
The Real Slim Shady (Eminem) (T)
Remember Me? (Eminem Featuring RBX And Sticky Fingaz) (T)
Who Knew (Eminem) (T)

Category 85 - Remixer of the Year, Non-Classical 
Hex Hector
Feelin' So Good (Hex Hector Club Mix) (Jennifer Lopez) (S)
Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche) (Hex Hector Radio Mix) (98°) (S)
I Learned From The Best (HQ2 Club Mix) (Whitney Houston) (S)
I Turn To You (Hex Hector Radio Mix) (Melanie C) (T)
Music (HQ2 Radio Mix) (Madonna) (S)
Spanish Guitar (HQ2 Club Mix) (Toni Braxton) (T)

Category 86 - Best Engineered Album, Classical 
Dvorák: Requiem, Op. 89; Sym. No. 9, Op. 95 "From the New World"
John Eargle, engineer (Zdenek Macal)
[Delos International]
Category 87 - Producer Of The Year, Classical 
Steven Epstein
Appalachian Journey (1B; Mist Moonlight Waltz; Indecision, Etc.) (Yo-Yo Ma, cello; E. Meyer, d/bass; M. O'Connor, violin)
Corea.Concerto ('Spain' For Sextet & Orch.; Piano Con. No. 1) (Chick Corea, piano/conductor)
Corigliano: Phantasmagoria (Fancy On A Bach Air; Fantasia On An Ostinato, Etc.) (Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Emanuel Ax & James Tocco, piano)
Dvorák: Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat, Op. 87; Sonatina in G, Op. 100; Romantic Pieces, Op. 75 (Emanuel Ax, piano; Isaac Stern, violin; Various)
Songs Without Words (Works Of Mendelssohn, Schubert/Liszt, Bach/Busoni) (Murray Perahia, piano)

Category 88 - Best Classical Album 
Shostakovich: The String Quartets
Emerson String Quartet; Da-Hong Seetoo & Max Wilcox, producers
[Deutsche Grammophon]
Category 89 - Best Orchestral Performance 
Mahler: Sym. No. 10
Sir Simon Rattle (Berliner Phil.)
Track From: Mahler: Sym. No. 10
[EMI Classics]
Category 90 - Best Opera Recording 
Busoni: Doktor Faust
Kent Nagano; Kim Begley; Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau; Dietrich Henschel; Markus Hollop; Eva Jenis;
Category 91 - Best Choral Performance 
Penderecki: Credo
Helmuth Rilling (Oregon Bach Festival Cho.; Oregon Bach Festival Orch.)
[Hänssler Classic]
Category 92 - Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra) 
Maw: Violin Concerto
Joshua Bell, violin; Sir Roger Norrington, conductor (London Phil. Orch.)
[Sony Classical]
Category 93 - Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra) 
Dreams Of A World (Works Of Lauro, Ruiz-Pipo, Duarte, Etc.)
Sharon Isbin, guitar
[Teldec Classics International]
Category 94 - Best Chamber Music Performance 
Shostakovich: The String Quartets
Emerson String Quartet
[Deutsche Grammophon]
Category 95 - Best Small Ensemble Performance (with or without Conductor) 
Shadow Dances (Stravinsky Miniatures - Tango; Suite No. 1; Octet, Etc.) (Buy)
Orpheus Chamber Orch.
[Deutsche Grammophon]
Category 96 - Best Classical Vocal Performance 
The Vivaldi Album (Dell'aura al sussurrar; Alma oppressa, Etc.)
Cecilia Bartoli, mezzo soprano (Arnold Schoenberg Chor; Giovanni Antonini; Il Giardino Armonico)
[Decca Records]
Category 97 - Best Classical Contemporary Composition 
George Crumb: 70th Birthday Album, Star-Child
George Crumb, composer (Joseph Alessi, trombone; Susan Narucki, soprano; Various Artists; Warsaw Phil. Cho.; Thomas Conlin; The Warsaw Phil. Orch.)
[Bridge Records]
Category 98 - Best Classical Crossover Album 
Appalachian Journey (1B; Misty Moonlight Waltz; Indecision, Etc.)
Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Edgar Meyer. double bass; Mark O'Connor, violin (Alison Krauss, fiddle & vocals; James Taylor, vocals)
[Sony Classical]
Category 99 - Best Short Form Music Video 
Learn To Fly
Foo Fighters
Jesse Peretz, video director; Tina Nakane, video producer
Category 100 - Best Long Form Music Video 
Gimme Some Truth - The Making Of John Lennon's Imagine Album
John Lennon
Andrew Solt, video director; Yoko Ono, Andrew Solt, Leslie Tong & Greg Vines, video producers
[Capitol Records]