43rd Annual Grammy Awards

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43rd Annual Grammy Awards
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DateFebruary 21, 2001
Location Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Hosted by Jon Stewart
Television/radio coverage
Network CBS

The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 21, 2001, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Several artists earned three awards on the night: Steely Dan's haul included Album of the Year for Two Against Nature ; U2 took home the Record of the Year and Song of the Year for "Beautiful Day"; Dr. Dre won Producer of the Year, Non-Classical and Best Rap Album for Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP ; Eminem himself also received three awards, out of four nominations; Faith Hill took home Best Country Album for the album Breathe , Best Female Country Vocal Performance for the song's title track and for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals with Tim McGraw for "Let's Make Love". [1] Madonna opened the show with "Music".

Staples Center multi-purpose arena in Los Angeles, CA

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Los Angeles City in California

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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 8.8 million residents respectively. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, and the country's second-most populous, after New York. 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 and the fifth-most densely populated county.

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Nominations and winners

General

Record of the Year
U2 Four-member Irish rock band, from Dublin

U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin formed in 1976. The group consists of Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr.. Initially rooted in post-punk, U2's musical style has evolved throughout their career, yet has maintained an anthemic sound built on Bono's expressive vocals and the Edge's effects-based guitar textures. Their lyrics, often embellished with spiritual imagery, focus on personal and sociopolitical themes. Popular for their live performances, the group have staged several ambitious and elaborate tours over their career.

Brian Eno English musician, composer, record producer and visual artist

Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno, RDI is an English musician, record producer, and visual artist. He is best known for his pioneering work in ambient music and contributions to rock, pop, electronic, and generative music. A self-described "non-musician", Eno has helped introduce a variety of conceptual approaches and recording techniques to contemporary music, advocating a methodology of "theory over practice, serendipity over forethought, and texture over craft" according to AllMusic. He has been described as one of popular music's most influential and innovative figures.

Daniel Lanois Canadian record producer, singer-songwriter, musician

Daniel Roland Lanois is a Canadian record producer, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter.

Album of the Year
<i>Two Against Nature</i> album by Steely Dan

Two Against Nature is the eighth studio album by Steely Dan. The album was released on February 29, 2000, by Giant Records. The album won the group four Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year. It marked the first Steely Dan studio album in 20 years, following 1980's Gaucho. It has been certified platinum in the United States.

Steely Dan American rock band

Steely Dan is an American rock band founded in 1972 by core members Walter Becker and Donald Fagen. Blending jazz, traditional pop, R&B, and sophisticated studio production with cryptic and ironic lyrics, the band enjoyed critical and commercial success starting from the early 1970s until breaking up in 1981. Throughout their career, the duo recorded with a revolving cast of session musicians, and in 1974 retired from live performances to become a studio-only band. Rolling Stone has called them "the perfect musical antiheroes for the Seventies".

Walter Becker American musician

Walter Carl Becker was an American musician, songwriter, and record producer. He was best known as the co-founder, guitarist, bassist, and co-songwriter of the rock band Steely Dan.

Song of the Year
Best New Artist

Alternative

Best Alternative Music Album

Blues

Best Traditional Blues Album
Best Contemporary Blues Album

Children's

Comedy

Classical

Composing and arranging

Country

Film/TV/media

Folk

Gospel

Historical

Jazz

Latin

Musical show

Music video

New Age

Best New Age Album

Packaging and notes

Polka

Best Polka Album

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

Brian Setzer for "Caravan" performed by the Brian Setzer Orchestra

Best Dance Recording

Michael Mangini, Steve Greenberg (producers and mixers) and Baha Men for "Who Let the Dogs Out" [2]

Best Pop Vocal Album
Best Pop Instrumental Album

"Symphony No. 1"-Joe Jackson

Production and engineering

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Best Engineered Album, Classical
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Producer of the Year, Classical
Remixer of the Year, Non-Classical

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 Traditional R&B Vocal Album
Best R&B Song
Best R&B Album

Rap

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

Reggae

Best Reggae Album

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

Spoken

Traditional pop

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

World

Best World Music Album

Special Merit Awards

Trivia

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