47th Annual Grammy Awards

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47th Annual Grammy Awards
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DateFebruary 13, 2005
Location Staples Center, Los Angeles
Hosted by Queen Latifah
Most awards Ray Charles (5)
Most nominations Kanye West (10)
Television/radio coverage
Network CBS

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". [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.

Queen Latifah American musician and actress

Dana Elaine Owens, known professionally as Queen Latifah, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actress, and producer. Born in Newark, New Jersey, she signed with Tommy Boy Records in 1989 and released her debut album All Hail the Queen on November 28, 1989, featuring the hit single Ladies First. Nature of a Sista' (1991) was her second and final album with Tommy Boy Records.

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Performers

Jennifer Lopez American actress, singer, dancer and producer

Jennifer Lynn López is an American actress, singer, dancer, and producer. In 1991, López began appearing as a Fly Girl dancer on In Living Color, where she remained a regular until she decided to pursue an acting career in 1993. For her first leading role in the 1997 Selena biopic of the same name, López received a Golden Globe nomination and became the first Latin actress to earn over US$1 million for a film. She went on to star in Anaconda (1997) and Out of Sight (1998), later establishing herself as the highest-paid Latin actress in Hollywood.

James Brown American singer, songwriter, musician, and recording artist

James Joseph Brown was an American singer, songwriter, dancer, musician, record producer and bandleader. A progenitor of funk music and a major figure of 20th-century music and dance, he is often referred to as the "Godfather of Soul". In a career that lasted 50 years, he influenced the development of several music genres.

Norah Jones American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist

Norah Jones is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. She has won multiple awards and has sold more than 50 million records worldwide. Billboard named her the top jazz artist of the 2000–2009 decade. She has won nine Grammy Awards and was ranked 60th on Billboard magazine's artists of the 2000–2009 decade chart.

Winners and nominees

Bold type indicates the winner out of the list of nominees.

General

Record of the Year
Ray Charles American musician

Ray Charles Robinson was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and composer. Among friends and fellow musicians he preferred being called "Brother Ray". He was often referred to as "The Genius". Charles started losing his vision at the age of 5, and by 7 he was blind.

Albert Harry Schmitt is an American recording engineer and record producer. He has won over twenty Grammy Awards for his work with Henry Mancini, Steely Dan, George Benson, Toto, Natalie Cole, Quincy Jones, and others.

Lets Get It Started 2004 single by The Black Eyed Peas

"Let's Get It Started" is a song by American group The Black Eyed Peas, released as a single on June 22, 2004. The track was the fourth single released from the band's 2003 album Elephunk and is a re-worked version of the album's third track "Let's Get Retarded". This version was included as a bonus track on the 2004 re-issue of the album.

Album of the Year
Song of the Year
Best New Artist

Alternative

Best Alternative Music Album

Classical

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

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

Dance

Best Dance Recording

Best Electronjjnic/Dance Album

Gospel

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

Jazz

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

Latin

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

New Age

Best New Age 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 Pop Vocal Album

Best Pop Instrumental Album

Polka

Best Polka Album

R&B

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

Rap

Best Rap Solo Performance
Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Best Rap Song
Best Rap Album

Reggae

Best Reggae Album

Rock

Best Solo 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

Traditional pop

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

World

Best Traditional World Music Album

Best Contemporary World Music Album

Spoken

Best Spoken Word Album

Music video

Best Short Form Music Video

Best Long Form Music Video

Packaging and notes

Best Recording Package

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package

Best Album Notes

Production and engineering

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

Surround sound

Best Surround Sound Album

Special merit awards

Grammy Hall of Fame Award

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

MusiCares Person of the Year

In Memoriam

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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