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. Kanye West received the most nominations, with ten.[1]


Award winners[edit]


Record of the Year
Album of the Year
Song of the Year
Best New Artist


Best Classical Album
Best Orchestral Performance
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.