44th Annual Grammy Awards

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44th Annual Grammy Awards
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DateFebruary 27, 2002
Location Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Hosted by Jon Stewart
Most awards Alicia Keys (5)
Most nominations U2 (8)
Television/radio coverage
Network CBS

The 44th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 27, 2002 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The main recipient was Alicia Keys, winning five Grammys, including Best New Artist and Song of the Year for "Fallin'". U2 won four awards including Record of the Year and Best Rock Album. [1] while opening the show with a performance of "Walk On".

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Award Winners

General

Record of the Year
Walk On (U2 song) song of U2

"Walk On" is a song by Irish rock band U2. It is the fourth track on their tenth studio album, All That You Can't Leave Behind (2000), and was released as a single on 19 November 2001, the record's second in Canada and the fourth in the rest of the world. The song was written about a Burmese academic Aung San Suu Kyi, who was the chairperson of the National League for Democracy and was placed under house arrest from 1989 until 2010 for her pro-democracy activities, which led to the song being banned in Burma. In 2002, the song won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year at the 44th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony, marking the first time an artist had won the award for songs from the same album in consecutive years.

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 quality 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 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.

Album of the Year
Song of the Year
Best New Artist

Alternative

Best Alternative Music Album

Blues

Children's

Comedy

Classical

Composing and arranging

Country

Film/TV/media

Folk

Gospel

Historical

Jazz

Latin

Musical show

Music video

Best Short Form Music Video
Best Long Form 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 Vocal
Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals
Best Pop Instrumental Performance
Best Dance Recording

Steve Hodge (mixer), Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (producers), & Janet Jackson (producer & artist) for "All for You"

Best Pop Vocal Album
Best Pop Instrumental Album

Production and engineering

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 Album

Rap

Best Rap Solo Performance
Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
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 Rock Instrumental Performance
Best Hard Rock Performance
Best Metal Performance
Best Rock Song
Best Rock Album
Best Alternative Music Album

Spoken

Traditional Pop

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

World

Special merit awards

Lifetime Achievement Award
Trustees Award
Tech Award
MusiCares Person of the Year
Recording Academy's Governors Award

Trivia

Host Jon Stewart also did a skit mocking the new airport security measures put into place following September 11.

Notes

A ^ Award recipients also include Alison Krauss & Union Station, Chris Sharp, Chris Thomas King, Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch, Harley Allen, John Hartford, Mike Compton, Norman Blake, Pat Enright, Peasall Sisters, Ralph Stanley, Sam Bush, Stuart Duncan, The Cox Family, The Fairfield Four, The Whites & Tim Blake Nelson as the artists.

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References

  1. "2001 Grammy Award Winners". Grammy.com. Retrieved 1 May 2011.