2004 Grammy Award Winners

2004 Grammy Award Winners

  • Winners Announced: February 8, 2004
  • Held at: Staples Center, Los Angeles
  • Host: No official host
  • Eligibility Year: October 1, 2002 – September 30, 2003


  • OutKast’s double album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below bagged the Album of the Year, marking a significant moment for hip-hop in the Grammys.
  • Beyoncé had a stellar night, winning five Grammys, including Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for Dangerously in Love 2.
  • Cold Mountain provided a rare moment for bluegrass music, as the song Scarlet Tide, co-written by Elvis Costello, won in the Best Song Written for Visual Media category.
  • Warren Zevon, who had been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, was posthumously awarded two Grammys, adding an emotional note to the evening.
  • Smooth jazz saxophonist George Benson and powerhouse vocalist Al Jarreau teamed up for a cover of Take Five that won the Best Pop Instrumental Performance.
  • A Day in the Life by Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker, and Roy Hargrove won the award for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo.
  • Luther Vandross, unable to attend due to health issues, won four Grammys, including Song of the Year for Dance with My Father.
  • The late Johnny Cash received three nominations and one win for his cover of Nine Inch Nails’ song Hurt in the Best Short Form Music Video category.
  • Christina Aguilera’s Beautiful was honored with Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, and the song’s writer, Linda Perry, received a nomination for Song of the Year.
  • Evanescence won Best New Artist, despite controversies surrounding the band’s categorization in the rock genre.

2004 Grammy Winners

Clocks – Coldplay
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, Outkast
Song of the year:
Dance with My Father – Richard Marx, Luther Vandross, songwriters (Luther Vandross)
New Artist:
Female Pop Vocal:
Beautiful – Christina Aguilera
Male Pop Vocal:
Cry Me a River – Justin Timberlake
Pop Duo or Group with Vocals:
Underneath It All – No Doubt
Pop Collaboration with Vocals:
Whenever I Say Your Name – Sting, Mary J. Blige
Pop Instrumental:
Marwa Blues – George Harrison
Pop Instrumental Album:
Mambo Sinuendo, Ry Cooder, Manuel Galban
Pop Vocal Album:
Justified, Justin Timberlake
Dance Recording:
Come Into My World – Kylie Minogue
Traditional Pop Vocal Album:
A Wonderful World, Tony Bennett, k.d. lang
Female Rock Vocal:
Trouble – Pink
Male Rock Vocal:
Gravedigger – Dave Matthews
Rock Duo or Group with Vocals:
Disorder in the House – Warren Zevon, Bruce Springsteen
Hard Rock:
Bring Me To Life – Evanescence featuring Paul McCoy
St. Anger – Metallica
Rock Instrumental:
Plan B – Jeff Beck
Rock Song:
Seven Nation Army – Jack White, songwriter (The White Stripes)
Rock Album:
One by One – Foo Fighters
Alternative Music Album:
Elephant – The White Stripes
Female R&B Vocal:
Dangerously In Love – Beyoncé
Male R&B Vocal:
Dance with My Father – Luther Vandross
R&B Duo or Group with Vocals:
The Closer I Get To You – Beyoncé & Luther Vandross
Traditional R&B Vocal:
Wonderful – Aretha Franklin
Urban/Alternative Vocal:
Hey Ya! – Outkast
R&B Song:
Crazy in Love – Shawn Carter, Rich Harrison, Beyoncé Knowles, Eugene Record, songwriters (Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z)
R&B Album:
Dance with My Father – Luther Vandross
Contemporary R&B Vocal Album:
Dangerously In Love – Beyoncé
Female Rap Solo:
Work It – Missy Elliott
Male Rap Solo:
Lose Yourself – Eminem
Rap Duo or Group:
Shake Ya Tailfeather – Nelly, P. Diddy & Murphy Lee
Rap Sung/Collaboration:
Crazy in Love – Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z
Rap Song:
Lose Yourself – J. Bass, M. Mathers, L. Resto, songwriters (Eminem)
Rap Album:
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below – Outkast
Female Country Vocal:
Keep on the Sunny Side – June Carter Cash
Male Country Vocal:
Next Big Thing – Vince Gill
Country Duo or Group with Vocals:
A Simple Life – Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
Country Collaboration with Vocals:
How’s the World Treating You – James Taylor, Alison Krauss
Country Instrumental:
Cluck Old Hen – Alison Krauss & Union Station
Country Song:
It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere – Jim ·Moose· Brown, Don Rollins, songwriters (Alan Jackson, Jimmy Buffett)
Country Album:
Livin’, Lovin’, Losin’ – Songs of the Louvin Brothers, various artists
Bluegrass Album:
Live – Alison Krauss & Union Station
New Age Album:
One Quiet Night – Pat Metheny
Contemporary Jazz Album:
34th N Lex – Randy Brecker
Jazz Vocal Album:
A Little Moonlight – Dianne Reeves
Jazz Instrumental, Solo:
Matrix – Chick Corea
Jazz Instrumental Album:
Alegria – Wayne Shorter
Large Jazz Ensemble Album:
Wide Angles – Michael Brecker Quindectet
Latin Jazz Album:
Live at the Blue Note – Michel Camilo with Charles Flores & Horacio ·El Negro· Hernandez
Rock Gospel Album:
Worldwide – Audio Adrenaline
Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album:
Worship Again – Michael W. Smith
Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Gospel Album:
Rise and Shine – Randy Travis
Traditional Soul Gospel Album:
Go Tell It On the Mountain – The Blind Boys of Alabama
Contemporary Soul Gospel Album:
Again – Donnie McClurkin
Gospel Album by a Choir or Chorus:
A Wing and a Prayer – Bishop T. D. Jakes, choir director; The Potter’s House Mass Choir
2004 Grammy Award Winners
No Es Lo Mismo – Alejandro Sanz
Latin Rock/Alternative Album:
Cuatro Caminos – Café Tacuba
Tropical Latin Album:
Buenos Hermanos – ,Ibrahim Ferrer
Salsa/Merengue Album:
Regalo Del Alma – Celia Cruz
Mexican/Mexican-American Album:
Afortunado – Joan Sebastian
Tejano Album:
Si Me Faltas Tu, Jimmy Gonzalez y El Grupo Mazz
Traditional Blues Album:
Blues Singer – Buddy Guy
Contemporary Blues Album:
Let’s Roll – Etta James
Traditional Folk Album:
Wildwood Flower – June Carter Cash
Contemporary Folk Album:
The Wind – Warren Zevon
Native American Music Album:
Flying Free – Black Eagle
Reggae Album:
Dutty Rock – Sean Paul
Traditional World Music Album:
Sacred Tibetan Chant – The Monks of Sherab Ling Monastery
Contemporary World Music Album:
Voz D’Amor – Cesaria Evora
Polka Album:
Let’s Polka ‘Round – Jimmy Sturr
Musical Album for Children:
Bon Appetit! – Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer
Spoken Word Album for Children:
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf/Beintus: Wolf Tracks – Bill Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachev, Sophia Loren
Spoken Word Album:
Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right – Al Franken
Comedy Album:
Poodle Hat – Weird Al Yankovic
Musical Show Album:
Gypsy – Jay David Saks, producer; Jule Styne, composer; Stephen Sondheim, lyricist
Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television, or Other Visual Media:
Chicago – Various Artists
Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television, or Other Visual Media:
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers – Howard Shore, composer
Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television, or Other Visual Media:
A Mighty Wind· (from A Mighty Wind) – Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, Michael McKean
Instrumental Composition:
Sacajawea – Wayne Shorter – composer (Wayne Shorter)
Instrumental Arrangement:
Timbuktu – Michael Brecker, Gil Goldstein, arrangers (Michael Brecker Orchestra)
Instrumental Arrangement with Accompanying Vocals:
Woodstock – Vince Mendoza, arranger (Joni Mitchell)
Best Recording Package:
Evolve – Ani DiFranco and Brian Grunert, art directors
Best Boxed Recording Package:
The Complete Jack Johnson Sessions – Julian Alexander, Howard Fritzson and Seth Rothstein, art directors
Best Album Notes:
Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: A Musical Journey – Tom Piazza, album notes writer
Historical Album:
Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues: A Musical Journey
Best Engineered Album – Non-Classical:
Hail to the Thief – Nigel Godrich and Darrell Thorp, engineers (Radiohead)
Producer, Non-Classical:
The Neptunes
Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical:
Crazy in Love (Maurice’s Soul Mix) – Maurice Joshua, remixer (Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z)
Best-Engineered Album – Classical:
Obrigado Brazil – Richard King and Todd Whitelock, engineers
Classical Producer:
Steven Epstein
Classical Album:
Mahler: Symphony No. 3; Kindertotenlieder – Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Andreas Neubronner, producer
Orchestral Performance:
Mahler: Symphony No. 3 – Pierre Boulez, conducter (Vienna Philharmonic)
Opera Recording:
Janácek: Jenufa – Bernard Haitink, conductor
Choral Performance:
Sibelius: Cantatas – Paavo Jarvi, conductor
Instrumental Soloist with Orchestra:
Britten: Violin Concerto/Walton: Viola Concerto – Maxim Vengerov, violin & viola with the London Symphony Orchestra
Instrumental Soloist Without Orchestra:
Haydn: Piano Sonatas Nos. 29, 31, 34, 35 & 49 – Emanuel Ax, piano
Chamber Music:
Berg: Lyric Suite – Kronos Quartet & Dawn Upshaw, soprano
Small Ensemble Performance (with or Without Conductor):
Chavez: Suite for Double Quartet – Jeff von der Schmidt, conductor; Southwest Chamber Music
Classical Vocal:
Schubert: Lieder with Orchestra – Thomas Quasthoff, bass-baritone; Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo soprano
Classical Contemporary Composition:
Argento: Casa Guidi – Dominick Argento
Classical Crossover Album:
Obrigado Brazil – Jorge Calandrelli, conductor; Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Music Video, Short Form:
Hurt – (Johnny Cash) – Mark Romanek, director
Music Video, Long Form:
Legend, (Sam Cooke) – Allen Klein, director
Lifetime Achievement Awards:
Van Cliburn, The Funk Brothers, Ella Jenkins, Sonny Rollins, Artie Shaw, Doc Watson
Trustees Award:
Orrin Keepnews, Gerry Goffin and Carole King, Marian McPartland