47th Annual Grammy Awards

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47th Annual Grammy Awards
Date February 13, 2005
Location Staples Center, Los Angeles
Host Queen Latifah
Television/Radio coverage
Network CBS

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. Usher received eight nominations and won three including Best Contemporary R&B Album for his diamond selling album Confessions. Kanye West received the most nominations, with ten.[1]


Winners and nominees[edit]

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 Classical Album

Best Orchestral Performance

  • "Adams: On The Transmigration Of Souls" – Lorin Maazel, conductor; John Adams & Lawrence L. Rock, producers

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 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 Dance Recording

Best Electronic/Dance Album

Traditional pop[edit]

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album


Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance

Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal

Best Rock Instrumental Performance

Best Hard Rock Performance

Best Metal Performance

Best Rock Song

Best Rock Album


Best Alternative Music 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 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

New Age[edit]

Best New Age 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 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 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

Music video[edit]

Best Short Form Music Video

Best Long Form Music Video

Packaging and notes[edit]

Best Recording Package

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package

Best Album Notes


Best Polka Album

Production and engineering[edit]

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


Best Reggae Album

  • "Def Jamaica" – Various Artists

Surround sound[edit]

Best Surround Sound Album


Best Spoken Word Album


Best Traditional World Music Album

Best Contemporary World Music Album

Special merit awards[edit]

Grammy Hall of Fame Award[edit]

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award[edit]

MusiCares Person of the Year[edit]

In Memoriam[edit]

Estelle Axton, Danny Sugarman, Bruce Palmer, Johnny Ramone, Darrell "Dimebag" Abbott, Jim Capaldi, Artie Shaw, Barney Kessel, Elvin Jones, Illinois Jacquet, Michel Colombier, Alvino Rey, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Jan Berry, Terry Melcher, Laura Branigan, Cornelius Bumpus, Spencer Dryden, Elmer Bernstein, David Raksin, Jerry Goldsmith, Vaughn Meader, Rodney Dangerfield, Scott Muni, Johnny Carson, Skeeter Davis, Bill Lowery, Hank Garland, Arnold "Gatemouth" Moore, Ernie Ball, Tom Capone, Isidro Lopez, Robert Merrill, Renata Tebaldi, Fred Ebb, Cy Coleman, Paul Atkinson, Artie Mogull, Carole Fields Arnold, Rick James, Freddie Perren, Syreeta Wright and Ray Charles.



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