2000 Grammy Award Winners

2000 Grammy Award Winners

  • Winners Announced: February 23, 2000
  • Held at: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
  • Host: Rosie O’Donnell
  • Eligibility Year: October 1, 1998 – September 30, 1999

2000 Grammys Trivia

  • The ceremony marked the debut of the Staples Center as the event’s venue, moving from its previous location, the Shrine Auditorium.
  • Carlos Santana’s Supernatural swept the awards with nine Grammys, tying Michael Jackson’s record for the most wins in a single night.
  • Eminem made headlines for winning Best Rap Album for The Slim Shady LP, amidst controversy over the album’s lyrical content.
  • TLC’s “No Scrubs” bagged Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group, strengthening the influence of R&B in mainstream music.
  • In a curious twist, Sting won Best Pop Vocal Album for Brand New Day while also securing the Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for the title track.
  • The Best New Artist category featured a notable lineup, including Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Kid Rock, Macy Gray, and Susan Tedeschi. Christina Aguilera took home the prize.
  • The year 2000 was significant for Latin music, as Ricky Martin performed “The Cup of Life,” energizing the genre’s presence in mainstream American music.
  • Diane Warren won Song of the Year for “You’ll Be In My Heart,” performed by Phil Collins for the Tarzan soundtrack.
  • As a sign of changing times, MP3.com received a special technical Grammy award, acknowledging the influence of digital media on the music industry.
  • Country legend Johnny Cash was awarded a posthumous Grammy for Best Male Country Vocal Performance for his rendition of “Solitary Man.”

2000 Grammy Winners

Record of the Year:
Smooth – Santana featuring Rob Thomas
Album of the Year:
Supernatural – Santana (Arista Records):
Song of the Year:
Smooth – Itaal Shur and Rob Thomas, songwriters
New Artist:
Christina Aguilera
Female Pop Vocal:
I Will Remember You – Sarah McLachlan
Male Pop Vocal:
Brand New Day – Sting
Pop Duo or Group with Vocals:
Maria Maria – Santana
Pop Collaboration with Vocals:
Smooth – Santana featuring Rob Thomas
Pop Instrumental:
El Farol – Santana
Dance Recording:
Believe – Cher
Pop Album:
Brand New Day – Sting (A&M Records)
Traditional Pop Album:
Bennett Sings Ellington Hot and Cool – Tony Bennett
Female Rock Vocal:
Sweet Child O’ Mine – Sheryl Crow
Male Rock Vocal:
American Woman – Lenny Kravitz
Rock Duo or Group with Vocals:
Put Your Lights On – Santana featuring Everlast
Hard Rock:
Whiskey in the Jar – Metallica
Iron Man – Black Sabbath
Rock Instrumental:
The Calling – Santana featuring Eric Clapton
Rock Song:
Scar Tissue – Flea, John Frusciante, Anthony Kiedis, and Chad Smith, songwriters
Rock Album:
Supernatural – Santana (Arista Records)
Alternative Music Performance:
Mutations – Beck
Female R&B Vocal:
It’s Not Right but It’s Okay – Lauryn Hill
Male R&B Vocal:
Staying Power – Barry White
R&B Duo or Group with Vocals:
No Scrubs – TLC
R&B Song:
No Scrubs – Kevin ‘Shekspere’ Briggs, Kandi Burruss, and Tameka Cottle, songwriters
R&B Album:
Fanmail – TLC (LaFace Records):
Traditional R&B Vocal Performance:
Staying Power – Barry White
Rap Solo:
My Name Is – Eminem
Rap Duo or Group:
You Got Me – The Roots featuring Erykah Badu
Rap Album:
The Slim Shady LP – Eminem
Female Country Vocal:
Man! I Feel like a Woman! – Shania Twain
Male Country Vocal:
Choices – George Jones
Country Duo or Group with Vocals:
Ready to Run – Dixie Chicks
Country Collaboration with Vocals:
After the Gold Rush – Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, and Dolly Parton
Country Instrumental:
Bob’s Breakdowns – Asleep At The Wheel featuring Tommy Allsup, Floyd Domino, Larry Franklin, Vince Gill, and Steve Wariner
Country Song:
Come On Over – Robert John Mutt Lange and Shania Twain, songwriters
Country Album:
Fly – Dixie Chicks (Monument Records):
Bluegrass Album:
Ancient Tones – Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder (Skaggs Family Records)
New Age Album:
Celtic Solstice – Paul Winter and Friends (Living Music)
Contemporary Jazz:
Inside – David Sanborn
Jazz Vocal:
When I Look in Your Eyes – Diana Krall
Jazz Instrumental, Solo:
In Walked Wayne – Wayne Shorter
Jazz Instrumental, Individual or Group:
Like Minds – Gary Burton, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Roy Haynes, and Dave Holland (Concord Jazz)
Large Jazz Ensemble:
Serendipity 18 – The Bob Florence Limited Edition
Latin Jazz:
Latin Soul – Poncho Sanchez
Rock Gospel Album:
Pray – Rebecca St. James (ForeFront Records)
Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album:
Speechless – Steven Curtis Chapman (Sparrow Records)
Southern Gospel, Country Gospel, or Bluegrass Gospel Album:
Kennedy Center Homecoming – Bill and Gloria Gaither and Their Homecoming Friends(Spring House Music Group)
Traditional Soul Gospel Album:
Christmas with Shirley Caesar – Shirley Caesar (Myrrh Records)
Contemporary Soul Gospel Album:
Mountain High . . . Valley Low – Yolanda Adams (Elektra Entertainment Group)
Gospel Album by a Choir or Chorus
High and Lifted Up – The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir; Carol Cymbala, Choir Director (Atlantic Records)
Latin Pop:
Tiempos – Rubén Blades
Latin Rock/Alternative:
Resurrection – Chris Perez Band
Tropical Latin:
Mambo Birdland – Tito Puente
Llego . . . Van Van: Van Van Is Here – Los Van Van
Pintame – Elvis Crespo
100 Años de Mariachi – Plácido Domingo
Por Eso Te Amo – Los Palominos
Traditional Blues:
Blues on the Bayou – B. B. King (MCA Records)
Contemporary Blues:
Take Your Shoes Off – The Robert Cray Band (Rykodisc)
Traditional Folk:
Press On – June Carter Cash (Risk/Small Hairy Dog Records)
Contemporary Folk:
Mule Variations – Tom Waits (Tom Waits)
Reggae Album:
Calling Rastafari – Burning Spear (Heartbeat Records)
World Music Album:
Livro – Caetano Veloso (Nonesuch Records)
Polka Album:
Polkasonic – Brave Combo (Cleveland International Records)
Musical Album for Children:
The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland – Various Artists (Sony Wonder)
Spoken Word Album for Children:
Listen to the Storyteller – Wynton Marsalis, Graham Greene, and Kate Winslet (Sony Classical)
Spoken Word or Non-Musical Album:
The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. – LeVar Burton (with Martin Luther King, Jr.) (Time Warner Audiobooks)
Spoken Comedy Album:
Bigger and Blacker – Chris Rock (DreamWorks Records)
Musical Show Album:
Annie Get Your Gun (Angel Records)
Best Soundtrack Album:
Tarzan – Phil Collins (Walt Disney Records)
Instrumental Composition for a Motion Picture or for Television:
A Bug’s Life – Randy Newman, Composer:
Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television:
Beautiful Stranger (from Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me) – Madonna and William Orbit, songwriters
Instrumental Composition:
Joyful Noise Suite – Don Sebesky, Composer
Instrumental Arrangement:
Chelsea Bridge – Don Sebesky, arranger
Instrumental Arrangement with Accompanying Vocals:
Lonely Town – Alan Broadbent, arranger
Best Recording Package:
Ride with Bob – Ray Benson, Sally Carns, and Buddy Jackson, art directors (DreamWorks Records Nashville)
Best Album Notes:
John Coltrane – The Classic Quartet-Complete Impulse! Studio Recordings – Bob Blumenthal, album notes writer
Historical Album:
The Duke Ellington Centennial Edition?The Complete RCA Victor Recordings (1927-1973) (RCA Victor/BMG Classics)
Best-Engineered Album – Non-Classical:
When I Look in Your Eyes – Al Schmitt, engineer (Verve Records)
Producer, Non-Classical:
Walter Afanasieff
Remixer, Non-Classical:
Club 69 (Peter Rauhofer)
Best-Engineered Album – Classical:
Stravinsky: Firebird; The Rite of Spring; Perséphone – Markus Heiland, engineer
Classical Producer:
Adam Abeshouse
Classical Album:
Stravinsky: Firebird; The Rite of Spring; Perséphone – Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor (RCA Victor Red Seal)
Stravinsky: Firebird; The Rite of Spring; Perséphone – Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor (Deutsche Grammophon)
Stravinsky: The Rake’s Progress – John Eliot Gardiner, conductor (Deutsche Grammophon)
Britten: War Requiem – Robert Shafer, conductor (The Washington Chorus)
Instrumental Soloist with Orchestra:
Prokofiev: Piano Cons. Nos. 1 and 3/Bartók: Piano Con. No. 3 – Martha Argerich, piano; Charles Dutoit, conductor
Instrumental Soloist without Orchestra:
Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87 – Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano
Chamber Music:
Beethoven: The Violin Sonatas (Nos. 1-3, Op. 12; Nos. 1-3, Op. 30; “Spring” Sonata, Etc.) – Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin; Lambert Orkis, piano
Small Ensemble Performance (with or without Conductor):
Colors Of Love (Works of Thomas, Stucky, Tavener, Rands, Etc.) – Chanticleer; Joseph Jennings, conductor
Classical Vocal:
Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn – Thomas Quasthoff, baritone; Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo soprano
Classical Contemporary Composition:
Boulez: Répons – Pierre Boulez, Composer
Classical Crossover Album:
Schickele: Hornsmoke (Piano Con. No. 2 in F Maj. ‘Ole’; Brass Calendar; Hornsmoke-A Horse Opera) – The Chestnut Brass Co.; Peter Schickele, piano and narrator
Music Video, Short Form:
Freak on a Leash – (Korn), Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris, Todd McFarlane, and Graham Morris, video directors
Music Video, Long Form:
Band of Gypsys – Live at Fillmore East – (Jimi Hendrix), Bob Smeaton, video director