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47th Annual Grammy Awards

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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]

47th Annual Grammy Awards
DateFebruary 13, 2005
LocationStaples Center, Los Angeles
Hosted byQueen Latifah
Most awardsRay Charles (5)
Most nominationsKanye West (10)
Television/radio coverage


Winners and nomineesEdit

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


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


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

  • "Ives: Songs (The Things Our Fathers Loved; The Housatonic At Stockbridge, Etc.)" – Susan Graham

Best Classical Contemporary Composition

  • "Adams: On The Transmigration Of Souls" – John Adams

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 Electronic/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

  • Polkas, Gritos y Accordeones – David Lee Garza, Joel Guzman & Sunny Sauceda

Best Salsa/Merengue Album

New AgeEdit

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 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 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 popEdit

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album


Best Traditional World Music Album

Best Contemporary World Music Album


Best Spoken Word Album

Music videoEdit

Best Short Form Music Video

Best Long Form Music Video

Packaging and notesEdit

Best Recording Package

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package

Best Album Notes

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

Surround soundEdit

Best Surround Sound Album

Special merit awardsEdit

Grammy Hall of Fame AwardEdit

Grammy Lifetime Achievement AwardEdit

MusiCares Person of the YearEdit

In MemoriamEdit



  1. ^ "2004 Grammy Award Winners". Retrieved 1 May 2011.