42nd Annual Grammy Awards

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42nd Annual Grammy Awards
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DateFebruary 23, 2000
Location Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Hosted by Rosie O'Donnell
Television/radio coverage
Network CBS

The 42nd Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 23, 2000 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the year 1999. Santana was the main recipient with eight Grammys, tying Michael Jackson's record for most awards won in a single night. Santana's album Supernatural was awarded a total of nine awards. American teen singers Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera were both nominated for Best New Artist, ultimately won by Aguilera. [1]

Staples Center Arena in California, United States

Staples Center, officially stylized as STAPLES Center, is a multi-purpose arena in Downtown Los Angeles. Adjacent to the L.A. Live development, it is located next to the Los Angeles Convention Center complex along Figueroa Street. The arena opened on October 17, 1999.

Los Angeles City in California

Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the most populous city in California, the second most populous city in the United States, after New York City, and the third most populous city in North America. With an estimated population of nearly four million, Los Angeles is the cultural, financial, and commercial center of Southern California. The city is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, Hollywood and the entertainment industry, and its sprawling metropolis. Los Angeles is the largest city on the West Coast of North America.

California State of the United States of America

California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.6 million residents, California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento. The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second- and fifth-most populous urban regions, with 18.7 million and 9.7 million residents respectively. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, and the country's second-most populous, after New York City. California also has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, and its largest county by area, San Bernardino County. The City and County of San Francisco is both the country's second-most densely populated major city after New York City and the fifth-most densely populated county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs.

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Performances

Will Smith American actor and rapper

Willard Carroll Smith Jr. is an American actor, rapper and media personality. In April 2007, Newsweek called him "the most powerful actor in Hollywood". Smith has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards, and has won four Grammy Awards.

Freakin It 2000 single by Will Smith

"Freakin' It" is the third and final single taken from American rapper Will Smith's second studio album, Willennium. The single was released on March 22, 2000. The song was written and composed by Smith with a selection of other songwriters, including those of the Diana Ross chart single "Love Hangover," whose fast-paced bassline it samples, and was produced by two of those others, "Trackmasters" Samuel Barnes and Lennie Bennett. The single peaked at number 15 on the UK Singles Chart.

<i>Wild Wild West</i> 1999 American western comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld

Wild Wild West is a 1999 American steampunk western action comedy film co-produced and directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, produced by Jon Peters and written by S. S. Wilson and Brent Maddock alongside Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman, based on a story by Jim Thomas and John Thomas. Loosely adapted from The Wild Wild West 1960s TV series created by Michael Garrison, the film stars Will Smith and Kevin Kline as two rival U.S. Secret Service agents who put their differences aside and work together in order to protect U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant and the United States during the American Old West. The supporting cast features Kenneth Branagh, Salma Hayek, Ted Levine and M. Emmet Walsh, as well as featuring both an orchestral score by western film score veteran Elmer Bernstein and extensive visual effects courtesy of Industrial Light & Magic.

Award winners

A circle plateau with the winners of the most notable categories located in downtown Los Angeles 2000 Grammy Awards Plateau in downtown LA.jpg
A circle plateau with the winners of the most notable categories located in downtown Los Angeles

General

Record of the Year
Santana (band) American band led by Carlos Santana

Santana is an American rock band formed in San Francisco in 1966 by Mexican-American guitarist and songwriter Carlos Santana. The band has undergone multiple recording and performing line-ups in its history, with Santana the only consistent member. Santana had early success with their appearance at Woodstock in 1969 and their first three albums, Santana (1969), Abraxas (1970), and Santana III (1971). Other important core members during this period include Gregg Rolie, Mike Carabello, Michael Shrieve, David Brown, and José Areas, forming the "classic" line-up.

Rob Thomas (musician) American singer

Robert Kelly Thomas is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the lead singer of alternative rock band Matchbox Twenty. Thomas also records and performs as a solo artist, with "Lonely No More" released in 2005 becoming his biggest solo chart success. Thomas earned three Grammy Awards for co-writing and singing on the 1999 hit "Smooth" by Santana.

Matt Serletic is an American record producer and music executive. As a teenager, Serletic joined a band with members of Collective Soul, a group for which he would later produce. Serletic has worked with several other popular bands and artists for Atlantic Records, including Matchbox Twenty, Cher, Blessid Union of Souls, Edwin McCain, Stacie Orrico, Taylor Hicks, Rob Thomas, and singer/songwriter Angie Aparo. Serletic worked with American Idol winner David Cook on his second studio album. He also preceded Jason Flom as chairman of Virgin Records, a position he held from 2002-2005. He also worked with Joe Cocker, writing and producing his album, Hard Knocks.

Album of the Year
Song of the Year
Best New Artist

Pop

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals
Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals
Best Pop Instrumental Performance
Best Dance Recording
Best Pop Album
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance

Rock

Best Female Rock Vocal Performance
Best Male Rock Vocal Performance
Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
Best Hard Rock Performance
Best Metal Performance
Best Rock Instrumental Performance
Best Rock Song
Best Rock Album
Best Alternative Music Performance

R&B

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
Best R&B Song
Best R&B Album
Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance

Rap

Best Rap Solo Performance
Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
Best Rap Album

Country

Best Female Country Vocal Performance

Best Male Country Vocal Performance

Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal

Best Country Collaboration with Vocals

Best Country Instrumental Performance

Best Country Song

Best Country Album

Best Bluegrass Album

New Age

Best New Age Album

Jazz

Best Contemporary Jazz Performance

Best Jazz Vocal Performance

Best Jazz Instrumental Solo

Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Individual or Group

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance

Best Latin Jazz Performance

Gospel

Best Rock Gospel Album

Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album

Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album

Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album

Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album

Best Gospel Choir or Chorus Album

Blues

Best Traditional Blues Album
Best Contemporary Blues Album

Children's

Comedy

Classical

Composing and arranging

Film/TV/media

Folk

Best Traditional Folk Album
Best Contemporary Folk Album

Historical

Latin

Musical show

Music Video

Best Short Form Music Video

Best Long Form Music Video

Packaging and notes

Polka

Best Polka Album

Production and engineering

Reggae

Best Reggae Album

Spoken

World

Best World Music Album

Special merit awards

MusiCares Person of the Year

Designer: Raoul Pascual of WYNK Marketing. The design of the 42nd GRAMMY AWARDS logo, also known as the Millennium Logo (because it was the first music awards for the incoming 21st century), was commissioned to Mark Deitch and Associates. The actual design was conceived and executed by Raoul Pascual. Michael Green of the Recording Academy stipulated that the logo should encompass all forms of musical genre and (whatever the design) the GRAMMY logo had to be prominently featured. Raoul's concept was to represent music with some of its major instruments: the clarinet for woodwinds, the piano for percussion, the guitar for strings plus a microphone:

"I imagined all the instruments emanating from behind the logo. My problem was how to translate that into a visual. I designed black and white icons of the instruments using a vector program. I was working overtime and I was getting desperate. I was moving the different icons around the GRAMMY logo but none of the combinations seemed to work. As I picked up the guitar icon, I decided to pray and make a deal with God. I said 'if you bless me with a winning design, I will give you the glory every time I share how I designed the GRAMMY logo.' Suddenly, I inadvertently released my hold of the icon and it fell on top of the GRAMMY logo. I stared at the image on my screen and I saw my solution. I added the other icons and curved them to suggest movement from behind. Eureka! That was it!"

With suggestions from the staff and the people at the Recording Academy in the course of several weeks, the design underwent an evolution from a 2 dimensional rendering into 3D.

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