The 44th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 27, 2002 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The main recipient was Alicia Keys, winning five Grammys, including Best New Artist and Song of the Year for "Fallin'". U2 won four awards including Record of the Year and Best Rock Album. while opening the show with a performance of "Walk On".
|44th Annual Grammy Awards|
|Date||February 27, 2002|
|Location||Staples Center, Los Angeles, California|
|Hosted by||Jon Stewart|
|Most awards||Alicia Keys (5)|
|Most nominations||U2 (8)|
A ^Award recipients also include Alison Krauss & Union Station, Chris Sharp, Chris Thomas King, Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch, Harley Allen, John Hartford, Mike Compton, Norman Blake, Pat Enright, Peasall Sisters, Ralph Stanley, Sam Bush, Stuart Duncan, The Cox Family, The Fairfield Four, The Whites & Tim Blake Nelson as the artists.
Abrázame Muy Fuerte (English: Hold Me Tightly) is the 25th studio album recorded by Mexican singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel. It was released by BMG U.S. Latin on December 12, 2000 (see 2000 in music). It is also the main theme song for the Mexican telenovela Abrázame Muy Fuerte (2000-2001), produced by Salvador Mejía Alejandre, Victoria Ruffo, Fernando Colunga and Aracely Arámbula starred as the protagonists, while César Évora, Nailea Norvind, Helena Rojo and Rossana San Juan, portrayed the antagonists. In 2002 the album was awarded at the Premio Lo Nuestro for Pop Album of the Year and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album in the 44th Annual Grammy Awards.Azul (Cristian Castro album)
Azul is the seventh studio album recorded by Mexican singer and songwriter, Cristian Castro. It was released by BMG U.S. Latin on June 5, 2001 (see 2001 in music). It was produced again by Colombian songwriter and record producer Kike Santander working last album Cristian's Mi Vida Sin Tu Amor (1999). It was nominated Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album in the 44th Annual Grammy Awards on February 27, 2002. The title track, "Azul", topped the Latin charts.By Your Side (Sade song)
"By Your Side" is a song by the English group Sade from their fifth studio album, Lovers Rock (2000). Written by Sade, and produced by Sade and Mike Pela, it was released as the album's lead single in the UK on 13 October 2000, and in the US on 12 January 2001. The track was nominated for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 44th Annual Grammy Awards (2001). The video for this single was directed by Sophie Muller. In 2002, the song was listed as the 48th greatest love song of all time by VH1.Chanchullo (album)
Chanchullo (Spanish pronunciation: [tʃaɲ.ˈtʃu.ʎo]; literally: "scam", "racket", "hustle") is a studio album by Cuban pianist Rubén González. It was recorded over the course of three years under the direction of trombonist Jesús "Aguaje" Ramos, and released on September 19, 2000, through World Circuit.
The album was nominated for the Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album at the 44th Annual Grammy Awards on February 27, 2002. It also received a nomination for Tropical/Salsa Album of the Year by a Male Artist at the 2001 Billboard Latin Music Awards.Déjame Entrar (album)
Déjame Entrar is the tenth studio album recorded by Colombian singer-songwriter Carlos Vives, It was released on November 6, 2001 (see 2001 in music). It won for Grammy Award for Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album in the 44th Annual Grammy Awards on February 27, 2002.Elevation (song)
"Elevation" is a song by Irish rock band U2. It is the third track on their tenth studio album, All That You Can't Leave Behind (2000), and was released as the album's third single on 25 June 2001. The song became the band's 16th number-one single in their native Ireland and their second number-one in the Netherlands. It also topped the charts in Canada, and reached the top 10 in Australia, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Norway, Scotland, Spain and the United Kingdom. In 2002, "Elevation" won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal at the 44th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony. The song lent its namesake to the band's Elevation Tour.F. Reid Shippen
F. Reid Shippen is a mixer, engineer and producer, currently based in Nashville, Tennessee.Gonzalo Rubalcaba
Gonzalo Rubalcaba (born May 27, 1963) is a Afro-Cuban jazz pianist and composer.List of awards and nominations received by Train
Train is an American roots rock band from San Francisco.Man of Constant Sorrow
"Man of Constant Sorrow" (also known as "I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow") is a traditional American folk song first published by Dick Burnett, a partially blind fiddler from Kentucky. The song was originally titled "Farewell Song" in a songbook by Burnett dated to around 1913. An early version was recorded by Emry Arthur in 1928, which gave the song its current titles.
There exist a number of versions of the song that differ in their lyrics and melodies. The song was popularized by The Stanley Brothers who recorded the song in the 1950s, and many versions were recorded in the 1960s, most notably by Bob Dylan. Variations of the song have also been recorded under the titles of "Girl of Constant Sorrow" by Joan Baez, "Maid of Constant Sorrow" by Judy Collins, and "Sorrow" by Peter, Paul and Mary. In 1970 the song was recorded by Ginger Baker's Air Force, with vocals by Denny Laine, and reached No. 85 on the Billboard Chart.
Public interest in the song was renewed after the release of the 2000 film O Brother, Where Art Thou?, where it plays a central role in the plot. The song, with lead vocal by Dan Tyminski, was also included in the film's highly successful, multiple-platinum-selling soundtrack. This recording won a Grammy for Best Country Collaboration at the 44th Annual Grammy Awards in 2002.María Guinand
Maria Guinand (born 1953 in Caracas, Venezuela) is an internationally renowned choral conductor.
María Guinand received her bachelor's and master's degrees in music from the University of Bristol, England, in 1976 and 1982, respectively. Guinand then earned a Choral Conductor Diploma from the Youth Orchestra Academy in Caracas in 1980.
Her leadership positions have included being the dean of the Jose Angel Lamas Music School and of the University Simón Bolívar in Caracas where she is a professor of music. In Venezuela, she conducts the Cantoría Alberto Grau, the Orfeón Universitario Simón Bolívar, and the Schola Cantorum de Venezuela. Guinand served as the conductor of the Festivalensemble Choir for The European Music Festival from 2001 to 2004. She has served on the Executive Committee of the International Music Council of UNESCO, and as Vice President for Latin America and First Vice-President in the International Federation for Choral Music. She was the principal organizer of the Americas Cantat III held in Caracas in 2000.
Guinand is widely known from her association with La Pasión según San Marcos (St. Mark Passion) composed by Osvaldo Golijov. The piece was commissioned by Helmuth Rilling to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the death of J.S. Bach. It was premiered at the 2000 European Music Festival with the Schola Cantorum de Caracas (now of Venezuela) and the Orquesta La Pasión. Infused with the rhythms of both the popular and classical music of Latin America, La Pasión is a singular work and has been performed around the world under Guinand's direction.
In 1996, Guinand conducted the world premiere of Golijov's Oceana Cantata for Vocalist, Boy Soprano, Chorus, and Orchestra, as part of the Oregon Bach Festival held in Eugene, Oregon, US. She has edited a series of Latin American choral pieces available from Earthsongs.
Hänssler released a recording of the Golijov Pasión in 2001, and a new recording by Deutsche Grammophon is forthcoming. Her recording of Golijov's Pasión según San Marcos was nominated in the 44th Annual Grammy Awards (2002) in the Best Choral Performance category, and in the 3rd Annual Latin Grammy Awards (2002) in the Best Classical Album category.
In 2006, Guinand worked with John Adams and Peter Sellars as Choir Master in the World Premiere of A Flowering Tree in Vienna, Austria and in its 2007 recording with the London Symphony Orchestra for Nonesuch Records.Mi Corazón
Mi Corazón is the second Spanish album recorded by American Latin pop and contemporary Christian singer Jaci Velasquez. It was released by Sony Music Latin on May 8, 2001. The album charted in the top 10 on both the Latin Pop Albums and Top Latin Albums charts. lead single, "Cómo Se Cura Una Herida", charted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart. The album received a nomination for a Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album in the 44th Annual Grammy Awards on February 27, 2002, and it won a Dove Award for Best Spanish language album of the year.Ms. Jackson
"Ms. Jackson" is a song by American alternative hip hop duo OutKast. It was released on October 17, 2000, as the second single from OutKast’s fourth album, Stankonia. It topped the US charts, and also reached number one in Germany and number two in the United Kingdom. In October 2015, NME placed it at number 81 on its list of the "150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years" and in June of the same year Rolling Stone ranked it at number 55 in their "100 Best Songs of the 2000s"."Ms. Jackson" won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group at the 44th Annual Grammy Awards. The music video, which features animals nodding along to the song, won the BET Award for Video of the Year and MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Video.
The single helped sell the album following the commercial underperformance of the lead single "B.O.B.", which, despite nearly universal acclaim from critics, failed to chart on the US Billboard Hot 100 and only reached number 69 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.Rock the Boat (Aaliyah song)
"Rock the Boat" is a song by American recording artist Aaliyah. It was written by Static Major, Eric Seats and Rapture Stewart for her 2001 self-titled album. "Rock the Boat" was posthumously released as a single in January 2002 in the United States and May 2002 in the United Kingdom. Prior to its release as a single, "Rock the Boat" charted as an "album cut" and peaked at number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the week of January 5. The song stayed on the chart for twenty-five weeks.Aaliyah initially started promotion for the expected second single "More Than a Woman". "Rock the Boat" was nominated for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance at the 44th Annual Grammy Awards.Simplemente (Chayanne album)
Simplemente (English: Simply) is the tenth studio album recorded by Puerto Rican performer Chayanne. It was released by Sony Music Latin and Columbia Records on October 3, 2000 (see 2000 in music).
On February 6, 2001, this album was released with two bonus tracks.
It received a nomination for a Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album in the 44th Annual Grammy Awards on February 27, 2002.Sin Bandera (album)
Sin Bandera (English: Without A Flag) is the eponymous debut album from Sin Bandera. It was released by Sony Music Latin on March 26, 2002 (see 2002 in music). The album earned the band the Latin Grammy Award for Best Pop Album by a Duo or Group with Vocals in the 3rd Annual Latin Grammy Awards on September 18, 2002 and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album in the 44th Annual Grammy Awards on February 23, 2003.Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of
"Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of" is a song by Irish rock band U2. It is the second track on their tenth studio album, All That You Can't Leave Behind (2000), and was released as the album's second single on 29 January 2001. The band's lead vocalist Bono has said the song was inspired by a fictional conversation with his friend Michael Hutchence about suicide. The song peaked at number 52 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and topped the charts in Canada, their native Ireland and Italy, while reaching the top 10 in Australia, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Scotland, Spain and the United Kingdom. In 2002, the song won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal at the 44th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony.Walk On (U2 song)
"Walk On" is a song by Irish rock band U2. It is the fourth track on their tenth studio album, All That You Can't Leave Behind (2000), and was released as a single on 19 November 2001, the record's second in Canada and the fourth in the rest of the world. The song was written about a Burmese academic Aung San Suu Kyi, who was the chairperson of the National League for Democracy and was placed under house arrest from 1989 until 2010 for her pro-democracy activities, which led to the song being banned in Burma. In 2002, the song won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year at the 44th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony, marking the first time an artist had won the award for songs from the same album in consecutive years.
In the United States, the song peaked at number 21 on the Adult Top 40, number 19 on the Mainstream Rock chart, and number 10 on the Alternative Songs chart. It also topped the charts in Canada, and reached the top 10 in Australia, Belgium, Ireland, the Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom.