|47th Annual Grammy Awards|
|Date||February 13, 2005|
|Location||Staples Center, Los Angeles|
|Hosted by||Queen Latifah|
|Most awards||Ray Charles (5)|
|Most nominations||Kanye West (10)|
The 47th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 13, 2005 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. They were hosted by Queen Latifah, and televised in the United States by CBS. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the previous year. Ray Charles, whom the event was dedicated in memory of, posthumously won five Grammy Awards while his album, Genius Loves Company , won a total of eight. Kanye West received the most nominations with ten, winning three. Usher received eight nominations and won three including Best Contemporary R&B Album for his diamond selling album Confessions . Britney Spears received her first Grammy of Best Dance Recording for her 2004 smash hit "Toxic".
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Bold type indicates the winner out of the list of nominees.
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Best Alternative Music Album
Best Classical Album
Best Orchestral Performance
Best Opera Recording
Best Choral Performance
Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with orchestra)
Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without orchestra)
Best Chamber Music Performance
Best Small Ensemble Performance (with or without conductor)
Best Classical Vocal Performance
Best Classical Contemporary Composition
Best Classical Crossover Album
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
Best Dance Recording
Best Electronjjnic/Dance Album
Best Gospel Performance
Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album
Best Rock Gospel Album
Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album
Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album
Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album
Best Gospel Choir or Chorus Album
Best Jazz Instrumental Solo
Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Best Jazz Vocal Album
Best Contemporary Jazz Album
Best Latin Jazz Album
Best Latin Pop Album
Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album
Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album
Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album
Best Tejano Album
Best Salsa/Merengue Album
Best New Age Album
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 Pop Vocal Album
Best Pop Instrumental Album
Best Polka Album
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals
Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
Best Urban/Alternative Performance
Best R&B Song
Best R&B Album
Best Contemporary R&B Album
Best Reggae Album
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Best Traditional World Music Album
Best Contemporary World Music Album
Best Spoken Word Album
Best Short Form Music Video
Best Long Form Music Video
Best Recording Package
Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package
Best Album Notes
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Best Engineered Album, Classical
Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Producer of the Year, Classical
Best Surround Sound Album
Estelle Axton, Danny Sugarman, Bruce Palmer, Johnny Ramone, Darrell "Dimebag" Abbott, Jim Capaldi, Artie Shaw, Barney Kessel, Elvin Jones, Illinois Jacquet, Michel Colombier, Alvino Rey, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Jan Berry, Terry Melcher, Laura Branigan, Cornelius Bumpus, Spencer Dryden, Elmer Bernstein, David Raksin, Jerry Goldsmith, Vaughn Meader, Rodney Dangerfield, Scott Muni, Johnny Carson, Skeeter Davis, Bill Lowery, Hank Garland, Arnold "Gatemouth" Moore, Ernie Ball, Tom Capone, Isidro Lopez, Robert Merrill, Renata Tebaldi, Fred Ebb, Cy Coleman, Paul Atkinson, Artie Mogull, Carole Fields Arnold, Rick James, Freddie Perren, Syreeta Wright and Ray Charles.
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