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The 46th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 8, 2004 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the previous year. The big winners were Outkast, who won three awards including Album of the Year & Beyoncé Knowles, who won five Awards. Tied for the most nominations, with six each, were Knowles, Outkast, and Jay-Z.[1]

46th Annual Grammy Awards
Date February 8, 2004
Location Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Television/radio coverage
Network CBS



Effects of the Super Bowl XXXVIII controversyEdit

Janet Jackson was originally scheduled to perform a tribute to Luther Vandross during the ceremony. However, due to an incident involving Jackson during the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show the previous week, where her breast was briefly revealed by Justin Timberlake, Jackson was blacklisted by CBS's parent company Viacom and her invitation to the ceremony was rescinded. Despite his involvement in the "wardrobe malfunction", Timberlake was still invited, and used one of his acceptance speeches to apologize for the incident. CBS also broadcast the ceremony on a five-minute tape delay.[2][3]

Winners and nomineesEdit

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

Reference for the nominations:[4]


Record of the Year
Album of the Year
Song of the Year
Best New Artist


Best Alternative Music Album


Best Traditional Blues Album

Best Contemporary Blues Album




Best Comedy Album

Composing and arrangingEdit

Best Instrumental Composition

Best Instrumental Arrangement

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)


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 Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media

Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media

Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media

  • John J. Kurlander (engineer), Peter Cobbin (engineer/mixer) & Howard Shore (composer) for The Lord of the Rings – The Two Towers


Best Traditional Folk Album

Best Contemporary Folk Album

Best Native American Music Album

  • Flying Free – Black Eagle


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

  • Bishop T.D. Jakes (choir director) & the Potter's House Mass Choir for A Wing and a Prayer


Best Historical Album


Best Jazz Instrumental Solo

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group

  • Clark Germain (engineer), Dave Darlington (engineer/mixer), Robert Sadin (engineer/mixer & producer) & Wayne Shorter for Alegría

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

  • Jose Angel Cabrera & Dennis Parker,(engineers), Daniel Estevez T. (engineer/mixer) & Joan Sebastian (producer & artist) for Afortunado

Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album

  • Anibal Kerpel, Joseph Chiccarelli (engineers), Elfego Buendia, Emmanuel Del Real, Gustavo Santaolalla, Jose "Joselo" Rangel, Quique Rangel (producers) & Café Tacuba for Cuatro Caminos

Best Tejano Album

  • Edward Perez, Ramiro Serna (engineers), Jimmy Gonzalez producer & Jimmy Gonzalez y El Grupo Mazz for Si Me Faltas Tu

Best Salsa/Merengue Album

  • Jon Fausty, Luca Germini, Jorge G. Gómez, Carlos Laurenz, Jose Lopez, Olga Santos, Jake Tanner, (engineers), Jorge G. Garcia (engineer/mixer), Oscar Gómez (engineer/mixer & producer), Sergio George (producer) & Celia Cruz for Regalo Del Alma

Musical showEdit

Best Musical Show Album

  • Todd Whitelock, Tom Lazarus (engineers), Ken Hahn (engineer/mixer) & Jay David Saks (engineer/mixer & producer) for Gypsy performed by the New Broadway cast with Bernadette Peters, Tammy Blanchard, John Dossett & others

Music videoEdit

Best Short Form Music Video

Best Long Form Music Video

New AgeEdit

Best New Age Album

Packaging and notesEdit

Best Recording Package

  • Ani DiFranco & Brian Grunert (art directors) for Evolve performed by Ani DiFranco

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package

  • Julian Alexander, Howard Fritzson & Seth Rothstein (art directors) for The Complete Jack Johnson Sessions performed by Miles Davis

Best Album Notes

  • Tom Piazza (notes writer) for Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: A Musical Journey performed by Various Artists


Best Polka 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

Production and engineeringEdit

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


Best Reggae Album


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 Spoken Word Album

  • Paul Ruben (producer) & Al Franken for Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right

Traditional popEdit

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album


Best Traditional World Music Album

  • Jon Mark (engineer & producer) & the monks of Sherab Ling Monastery for Sacred Tibetan Chant

Best Contemporary World Music Album

  • Stéphane Caisson (engineer), José da Silva (producer) & Cesária Évora for Voz D'Amor
      • Asha Bhosle was nominated for You've Stolen My Heart]], thus becoming the first ever Indian artist to earn a grammy nomination.

Special merit awardsEdit

Grammy Hall of Fame AwardEdit

MusiCares Person of the YearEdit


  • OutKast's Speakerboxxx/The Love Below became the first and only rap album to date to win Album of the Year.
  • Beyoncé became the fourth female artist to win a record five awards in one night. Prior to Beyoncé Norah Jones, Alicia Keys and Lauryn Hill had won five in one night. Since 2004 Amy Winehouse and Alison Krauss became the fifth and sixth artists respectively to tie this record. Beyoncé is the only one of these six artists who did not win a general field award out of her five wins. In 2010 Beyoncé broke this record. This record was later tied by Adele in 2012.
  • Justin Timberlake apologized for the Super Bowl halftime show the previous week in his acceptance speech that night. Janet Jackson however did not appear at the Grammy Awards.
  • As Evanescence were presented with the award for Best New Artist, rapper 50 Cent went up to the stage. 50 Cent was nominated for Best New Artist, losing to Evanescence.
  • Luther Vandross won four awards however he was unable to attend due to a stroke he suffered several months earlier. Celine Dion sang his song "Dance With My Father" with Richard Marx playing piano in tribute to Luther Vandross. The song was ultimately awarded the award for Song of the Year later that night. During the show they showed a videotaped clip that was pre-taped of him saying "Whenever I say goodbye it's never for long because I believe in the power of love". Vandross died the following year in 2005.
  • Warren Zevon who died in September 2003 was awarded two posthumous awards; Best Contemporary Folk Album for The Wind and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for his duet with Bruce Springsteen, Disorder in the House.
  • The show also featured a Tribute to The Beatles in honor of the 40 year anniversary of their arrival in America and their appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. During the show, both widows of deceased members – Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison – made an on-stage appearance.


  1. ^ "2003 Grammy Award Winners". Retrieved 1 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "MTV Under Attack by FCC". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2017-07-27. 
  3. ^ "Nipple Ripples: Revisiting Janet Jackson's Wardrobe Malfunction". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2017-07-28. 
  4. ^ "46th Annual Grammy® Awards Nominees Coverage". Retrieved 1 August 2017. 

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