2001 Grammy Award Winners

2001 Grammy Award Winners


2001 Grammy Winners

2001 Grammy Award Winners – Key Details

  • Winners Announced: February 21, 2001
  • Held at: Staples Center, Los Angeles
  • Host: Jon Stewart
  • Eligibility Year: October 1, 1999 – September 30, 2000


  • Jon Stewart’s hosting debut was a big hit, cementing him as a top choice for emceeing awards shows.
  • The night belonged to Eminem and Elton John, who performed Stan together in a highly anticipated collaboration.
  • Destiny’s Child clinched two awards, including Best R&B Song for “Say My Name,” which helped solidify their place in pop history.
  • In a triumphant moment, U2’s Beautiful Day won Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.
  • The Best New Artist award went to Shelby Lynne, a controversial pick as she had been in the music industry for more than a decade.
  • Jazz legend Herbie Hancock added another Grammy to his collection, this time for Best Jazz Instrumental Album for Gershwin’s World.
  • The Best Alternative Music Album award went to Kid A by Radiohead, marking the band’s increasing influence in the American music scene.
  • Steely Dan made a surprise win for Album of the Year with Two Against Nature, beating out strong competitors like Eminem and Radiohead.
  • Dolly Parton received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, celebrating her contribution to country music.
  • Classical guitarist Sharon Isbin won her first Grammy for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance for her album Dreams of a World.
  • Madonna, often the queen of controversy, snagged the Best Song Written for Visual Media for her song “Beautiful Stranger,” featured in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.
Record of the Year:
Beautiful Day – U2
Album of the Year:
Two Against Nature – Steely Dan (Giant Records)
Song of the Year:
Beautiful Day – U2
New Artist:
Shelby Lynne
Female Pop Vocal:
I Try – Macy Gray
Male Pop Vocal:
She Walks This Earth (Soberana Rosa) – Sting
Pop Duo or Group with Vocals:
Cousin Dupree – Steely Dan
Pop Collaboration with Vocals:
Is You Is, or Is You Ain’t (My Baby) – B. B. King and Dr. John
Pop Instrumental:
Caravan – The Brian Setzer Orchestra:
Dance Recording:
Who Let the Dogs Out – Baha Men
Pop Instrumental Album:
Symphony No. 1 – Joe Jackson (Sony Classical)
Pop Vocal Album:
Two Against Nature – Steely Dan (Giant Records)
Traditional Pop Vocal Album:
Both Sides Now – Joni Mitchell (Reprise Records)
Female Rock Vocal:
There Goes the Neighborhood – Sheryl Crow
Male Rock Vocal:
Again – Lenny Kravitz
Rock Duo or Group with Vocals:
Beautiful Day – U2
Hard Rock:
Guerrilla Radio – Rage Against the Machine
Elite – Deftones
Rock Instrumental:
The Call of the Ktulu – Metallica with Michael Kamen conducting the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
Rock Song:
With Arms Wide Open – Scott Stapp and Mark Tremonti, songwriters
Rock Album:
There Is Nothing Left to Lose – Foo Fighters (RCA/Roswell Records)
Alternative Music Album:
Kid A – Radiohead (Radiohead)
Female R&B Vocal:
He Wasn’t Man Enough – Toni Braxton
Male R&B Vocal:
Untitled (How Does it Feel) D’Angelo
R&B Duo or Group with Vocals:
Say My Name – Destiny’s Child
R&B Song:
Say My Name – LaShawn Daniels, Fred Jerkins III, Rodney Jerkins, Beyoncé Knowles, LeToya Luckett, LaTavia Roberson, and Kelendria Rowland, songwriters
R&B Album:
Voodoo – D’Angelo (Cheeba Sound/Virgin Records America)
Traditional R&B Vocal Performance:
Ear-Resistible – The Temptations
Rap Solo:
The Real Slim Shady – Eminem
Rap Duo or Group:
Forgot about Dre – Dr. Dre featuring Eminem
Rap Album:
The Marshall Mathers LP – Eminem
Female Country Vocal:
Breathe – Faith Hill
Male Country Vocal:
Solitary Man – Johnny Cash
Country Duo or Group with Vocals:
Cherokee Maiden – Asleep at the Wheel
Country Collaboration with Vocals:
Let’s Make Love – Faith Hill and Tim McGraw
Country Instrumental:
Leaving Cottondale – Alison Brown with Béla Fleck
Country Song:
I Hope You Dance – Mark D. Sanders and Tia Sillers, songwriters
Country Album:
Breathe – Faith Hill (Warner Bros. Records)
Bluegrass Album:
The Grass Is Blue – Dolly Parton (Sugar Hill Records)
New Age Album:
Thinking of You – Kitaro (Domo Records)
Contemporary Jazz:
Outbound – Béla Fleck and the Flecktones
Jazz Vocal:
In The Moment Live in Concert – Dianne Reeves
Jazz Instrumental – Solo:
(Go) Get It – Pat Metheny
Jazz Instrumental, Individual or Group:
Contemporary Jazz – Branford Marsalis (Columbia Records)
Large Jazz Ensemble:
52nd Street Themes – Joe Lovano (Blue Note Records)
Latin Jazz:
Live at the Village Vanguard – Chucho Valdés
Rock Gospel Album:
Double Take – Petra (Word Records)
Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album:
If I Left the Zoo – Jars of Clay (Essential Records)
Southern Gospel, Country Gospel, or Bluegrass Gospel Album:
Soldier of the Cross – Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder (Skaggs Family Records)
Traditional Soul Gospel Album:
You Can Make It – Shirley Caesar(Myrrh Records)
Contemporary Soul Gospel Album:
Thankful – Mary Mary (Columbia/C2/Word Entertainment)
Gospel Album by a Choir or Chorus:
Live – God Is Working – Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir; Carol Cymbala, Choir Director (M2.0 Music)
Latin Pop Album:
Shakira – MTV Unplugged – Shakira
Latin Rock/Alternative Album:
Uno – La Ley
Tropical Latin Album:
Alma Caribeña – Gloria Estefan
Salsa Album:
Masterpiece/Obra Maestra – Tito Puente and Eddie Palmieri
Merengue Album:
Olga Viva, Viva Olga – Olga Tañón
Mexican-American Album:
Por Una Mujer Bonita – Pepe Aguilar
Tejano Album:
¿Qué Es Música Tejana? – The Legends
Traditional Blues Album:
Riding with the King – B. B. King and Eric Clapton(Reprise Records)
Contemporary Blues Album:
Shoutin’ in Key – Taj Mahal and the Phantom Blues Band (Hannibal Records)
Traditional Folk Album:
Public Domain – Songs from the Wild Land – Dave Alvin (HighTone)
Contemporary Folk Album:
Red Dirt Girl – Emmylou Harris (Nonesuch Records)
Native American Music Album:
Gathering of Nations Pow Wow – Various Artists (Soar)
Reggae Album:
Art and Life – Beenie Man (Virgin Records America)
World Music Album:
João Voz e Violão – João Gilberto (Verve Records)
Polka Album:
Touched by a Polka – Jimmy Sturr (Rounder Records)
Musical Album for Children:
Woody’s Roundup featuring Riders in the Sky – Riders in the Sky (Walt Disney Records)
Spoken Word Album for Children:
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (J. K. Rowling) – Jim Dale (Listening Library)
Spoken Word or Non-Musical Album:
The Measure of a Man (Sidney Poitier) – Sidney Poitier (Harper Audio)
Spoken Comedy Album:
Braindroppings – George Carlin (HighBridge Audio)
Musical Show Album:
Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida (Buena Vista Records)
Best Compilation Soundtrack Album:
Almost Famous – Various Artists (DreamWorks Records)
Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture or for Television:
American Beauty – Thomas Newman, Composer
Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television:
When She Loved Me (from Toy Story 2) – Randy Newman, songwriter
Instrumental Composition:
Theme from Angela’s Ashes – John Williams, Composer
Instrumental Arrangement:
Spain for Sextet and Orchestra – Chick Corea, arranger
Instrumental Arrangement with Accompanying Vocals:
Both Sides Now – Vince Mendoza, arranger
Best Recording Package:
Music – Kevin Reagan, art director (Maverick/Warner Bros. Records)
Best Boxed Recording Package:
Miles Davis and John Coltrane: The Complete Columbia Recordings 1955-1961 – Frank Harkins and Arnold Levine, art directors (Columbia/Legacy Recordings)
Best Album Notes:
Miles Davis and John Coltrane: The Complete Columbia Recordings 1955-1961 – Bob Blumenthal, album notes writer
Historical Album:
Louis Armstrong: The Complete Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings (Columbia/Legacy Recordings)
Best-Engineered Album – Non-Classical:
Two Against Nature – Phil Burnett, Roger Nichols, Dave Russell and Elliot Scheiner, engineers (Giant Records)
Producer, Non-Classical:
Dr. Dre
Remixer, Non-Classical:
Hex Hector
Best-Engineered Album – Classical:
Dvorák: Requiem, Op. 89; Sym. No. 9, Op. 95 – From the New World – John Eargle, engineer
Classical Producer:
Steven Epstein
Classical Album:
Shostakovich: The String Quartets – Emerson String Quartet (Deutsche Grammophon)
Orchestral Performance:
Mahler: Sym. No. 10 – Sir Simon Rattle (Berliner Phil.) (EMI Classics)
Opera Recording:
Busoni: Doktor Faust – Kent Nagano, conductor (Erato)
Choral Performance:
Penderecki: Credo – Helmuth Rilling, conductor (Oregon Bach Festival Cho.; Oregon Bach Festival Orch.)
Instrumental Soloist with Orchestra:
Maw: Violin Concerto – Joshua Bell, violin; Sir Roger Norrington, conductor
Instrumental Soloist without Orchestra:
Dreams of a World (Works of Lauro, Ruiz-Pipo, Duarte, etc.) – Sharon Isbin, guitar
Chamber Music:
Shostakovich: The String Quartets – Emerson String Quartet
Small Ensemble Performance (with or without Conductor):
Shadow Dances (Stravinsky Miniatures Tango; Suite No. 1; Octet, Etc.) – Juliane Banse, soprano; The 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic
Classical Vocal:
The Vivaldi Album (Dell’aura al sussurrar; Alma oppressa, etc.) – Cecilia Bartoli, mezzo soprano
Classical Contemporary Composition:
Crumb: Star-Child – George Crumb, Composer
Classical Crossover Album:
Appalachian Journey (1B; Misty Moonlight Waltz; Indecision, etc.) – Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Edgar Meyer. double bass; Mark O’Connor, violin (Alison Krauss, fiddle and vocals; James Taylor, vocals)
Music Video, Short Form:
Learn to Fly – (Foo Fighters), Jesse Peretz, video director
Music Video, Long Form:
Gimme Some Truth – The Making of John Lennon’s Imagine Album (John Lennon) – Andrew Solt, video director