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The Grammy Awards (originally the Gramophone Awards), presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music Awards, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, make up the rest). However, the Grammys, usually held in February, (last of what are considered the "big three" music awards shows, including the BMA and AMA shows) are considered the approximate equivalent to the Oscars, in the music world.
Like the Oscars, the Grammys, which currently have 108 categories within 30 genres of music (such as pop, gospel, and rap), are voted upon by peers - voting members of the Recording Academy - rather than being based upon popularity (as with the AMAs) or sales and chart achievements (the BMAs).
The awards are named for the trophy which the winner receives - a small gilded statuette of a gramophone, handcrafted by Billings Artworks. The awards ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and some of the more prominent Grammys are presented in a widely-viewed televised ceremony.
Some feel that because Grammy voters tend to vote conservatively, and are marketed to by record companies, the most widely-recognized Grammys tend to go to either well-established artists or those being hyped by the recording industry. Hence, the Grammys are not taken seriously by some musicians and music fans. In fact, many artists who are placed in high regard, artistically, by many fans and critics (such as Elvis Presley, Mariah Carey, Garth Brooks, Pink Floyd, Kenny Rogers, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, ) have been awarded very few Grammys.
Of the "big three" music awards shows, the Grammys are the highest rated.
Unlike the Academy Awards, for which the eligibility period begins January 1, the eligibility period for the Grammys begins October 1, which results in September being considered the Christmas sales period for the music industry (in which artists generally release big albums to qualify for the next year's Grammy). So, for example, John Lennon & Yoko Ono's album Double Fantasy was released in November, 1980, a month-and-a-half too late to qualify for the 1981 Grammys, and thus eligible for the 1982 awards (it eventually won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year).
The Grammys are currently broadcast on CBS.
Pat Metheny and the Pat Metheny Group have won 16 Grammys in total, including six consecutive awards for six consecutive albums. Metheny, as of the 2004 Grammy Awards, holds the record for Grammy wins in the most different categories:
Session drummer Hal Blaine played on six consecutive records which won Record of the Year:
Legendary Opera Diva Leontyne Price has won 18 awards
Soul and R&B legend Aretha Franklin has won 11 awards for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, including 8 consecutive (and the first 8 ever awarded) awards in the category:
Conductor Sir Georg Solti holds the record for most Grammys won, having won a total of thirty-eight awards before his death in 1997.
The most Grammys won in a single night is eight -- a record shared by Michael Jackson (1984), and Carlos Santana (2000).
Christopher Cross (Grammy Awards of 1981) and Norah Jones (Grammy Awards of 2003) are the only artists to receive the "Big Four" (Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist) in a single ceremony.
Béla Fleck has been nominated in more categories than any other musician, namely country, pop, jazz, bluegrass, classical, folk, and spoken word, as well as composition and arranging.
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Spoken. Criticism was also aimed at MTV for focusing too much on ill-informed VJs and not enough on the music. Surround Sound. Criticism was also drawn from viewers of MTV (and possibly other networks), in which the broadcaster cut to commercials while bands were still performing, specifically Pink Floyd and The Who. Rock. In the United States, MTV censored swear words from the performances it broadcast, except for the word "bullshit" as part of the lyrics to Pink Floyd's "Money". Reggae. When Green Day's performance in Berlin was broadcast to the other venues, it was aired uncensored.
Rap. Several artists got their performances cut to one or two songs, including Bon Jovi and Dido. R&B. Although the concerts in London and Philadelphia had the biggest stars lining up, both concerts are currently not available in their original, full version. Production and engineering. Midge Ure's "I find it amazing, that Bob can do his fantastic thing and then fucking turn this on for me" also remains from the Edinburgh concert. Pop. Robbie Williams' "Hyde Park, you look fucking beautiful tonight" remains.
Polka. In the official DVD release of the concerts, Madonna's cursing was not included and only half of Snoop Dogg's performance was made available. Packaging and notes. Robbie Williams and Razorlight also swore during their performances, but Williams' was after the watershed. New Age. The BBC apologised  for an instance when Madonna asked the audience "are you fucking ready, London?", and for Snoop Dogg's perfomance which contained the use of swear words without censorship. Music Video. Despite the show being broadcast before the watershed in many countries, there was no attempt at censorship.
Musical Show. The Daily Mail commented on the event for running two hours late, with a frontpage headline reading 'Live L8'. Latin. The "Hey Jude" finale ended up finishing at around midnight after George Michael dueted with Paul McCartney. Jazz. The early ending would have meant fans missing out on bands including The Who and Pink Floyd. Historical. This panic was due to the chance of London being gridlocked if people missed their train.
Gospel. She then held a meeting and it was decided that the show would go on. Folk. Backstage crew had to run into the Golden Circle to find the minister for outdoor events. Film/TV/Media. There was a large panic backstage, as revealed on the BBC 1 documentary. Disco. The show ran much later after Bob Geldof performed and many of the acts decided to give speeches.
Dance. Due to the need to send them a few weeks early, the tickets had the original 8pm finishing time printed on them. Country. The show was originaly scheduled to end at around 8:00pm, but due to new artists being added, the planned finishing time was extended to 9:30pm. Composing and arranging. One of Quo's reasons for wanting to appear stemmed from their inability to remember the first gig due to drink and drugs. Comedy. Quo's response was that there wasn't a lot of drugs, there were "fucking shed-loads".
Classical. There was also the rumour that the reason space on the show wasn't made was partially down to Geldof's anger at Quo's reference to there being "a lot of drugs" at Live Aid in 1985. Children's. Quo had reportedly asked for "four fucking minutes". Blues. Naming their petition "No Quo, No Show", it became an unsuccessful success. Alternative. The Daily Mirror's petition was backed by thousands though eventually nothing came about.
Béla Fleck has been nominated in more categories than any other musician, namely country, pop, jazz, bluegrass, classical, folk, and spoken word, as well as composition and arranging. This was not granted, sparking a fury amongst Quo fans who had seen the band open Live Aid explosively (with the aptly titled "Rockin' All Over The World") 20 years ago. Christopher Cross (Grammy Awards of 1981) and Norah Jones (Grammy Awards of 2003) are the only artists to receive the "Big Four" (Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist) in a single ceremony. Originally offered a 6pm slot, the Quo had long since organized commitments in Ireland, therefore they requested an earlier slot. The most Grammys won in a single night is eight -- a record shared by Michael Jackson (1984), and Carlos Santana (2000). In the weeks leading up to the extravaganza, The Daily Mirror began a petition, garnering support for British rock legends Status Quo. Conductor Sir Georg Solti holds the record for most Grammys won, having won a total of thirty-eight awards before his death in 1997. None of the items appeared to have been fairly-traded, sweatshop-free or environmentally friendly.
Soul and R&B legend Aretha Franklin has won 11 awards for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, including 8 consecutive (and the first 8 ever awarded) awards in the category:. While they received no monetary compensation, some were given gift bags containing lavish gifts and designer goodies - including Gibson guitars and Hugo Boss suits - valued at approximately $3000 (see "Fancy gifts at odds with cause?" The Philadelphia Inquirer). Legendary Opera Diva Leontyne Price has won 18 awards. More criticism has been leveled at some of the performers based on what they took home for participating in the Philadelphia concert. Session drummer Hal Blaine played on six consecutive records which won Record of the Year:. Indeed, public figures and media have since called on the artists and their record labels to donate the profits of increased sales that followed appearance at the event (see "...Live 8 profits plea" BBC article, for example). Metheny, as of the 2004 Grammy Awards, holds the record for Grammy wins in the most different categories:. Live 8, it is important to note, is not a charity event.
Pat Metheny and the Pat Metheny Group have won 16 Grammys in total, including six consecutive awards for six consecutive albums. Damon Albarn also suggested that the performers' record labels should pay "a tariff" as the accompanying publicity would increase future record sales and hence their profits. . Counter-critics, however, point out that these celebrities are still not rich enough to be able to cancel the debts of nations. The Grammys are currently broadcast on CBS. Many believed that it was hypocrisy that many of the performing artists had tens (if not hundreds) of millions of dollars of "spare cash" lying in their bank accounts whilst wanting to "Make Poverty History". So, for example, John Lennon & Yoko Ono's album Double Fantasy was released in November, 1980, a month-and-a-half too late to qualify for the 1981 Grammys, and thus eligible for the 1982 awards (it eventually won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year). For example, some fans and music critics feel that some of the lineups, such as that in Barrie, are not only largely ethnically homogeneous but not likely to connect with, or speak to, younger fans ("Live 8 organizer dismisses criticism..." Globe and Mail article).
Unlike the Academy Awards, for which the eligibility period begins January 1, the eligibility period for the Grammys begins October 1, which results in September being considered the Christmas sales period for the music industry (in which artists generally release big albums to qualify for the next year's Grammy). Geldof is criticised for using Africa as "a catwalk" which is more about reviving the careers of ageing rock stars than about helping the poor in Africa. Of the "big three" music awards shows, the Grammys are the highest rated. . In fact, many artists who are placed in high regard, artistically, by many fans and critics (such as Elvis Presley, Mariah Carey, Garth Brooks, Pink Floyd, Kenny Rogers, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, ) have been awarded very few Grammys. Indeed, Geldof appears not to be interested in Africa's strengths, only in an Africa on its knees. Hence, the Grammys are not taken seriously by some musicians and music fans. I am coming, reluctantly, to the conclusion that Live 8 is as much to do with Geldof showing off his ability to push around presidents and prime ministers as with pointing out the potential of Africa.
Some feel that because Grammy voters tend to vote conservatively, and are marketed to by record companies, the most widely-recognized Grammys tend to go to either well-established artists or those being hyped by the recording industry. However, some criticisms are directed at Geldof himself and the motives for Live 8:. The awards ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and some of the more prominent Grammys are presented in a widely-viewed televised ceremony. Some of these criticisms are not specific to Live 8 but representative of a particular point of view concerning western attitudes towards Africa. The awards are named for the trophy which the winner receives - a small gilded statuette of a gramophone, handcrafted by Billings Artworks. As with many charity events before it, Live 8 has come in for some criticism in the media. Like the Oscars, the Grammys, which currently have 108 categories within 30 genres of music (such as pop, gospel, and rap), are voted upon by peers - voting members of the Recording Academy - rather than being based upon popularity (as with the AMAs) or sales and chart achievements (the BMAs). .
However, the Grammys, usually held in February, (last of what are considered the "big three" music awards shows, including the BMA and AMA shows) are considered the approximate equivalent to the Oscars, in the music world. They still believe us to be like children that they must save, as if we don't realize ourselves what the source of our problems is. The Grammy Awards (originally the Gramophone Awards), presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music Awards, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, make up the rest). Who here [in Africa] wants a concert against poverty when an African is born, lives and dies without ever being able to vote freely? But the truth is that it was not for us, for Africa, that the musicians at Live 8 were singing; it was to amuse the crowds and to clear their own consciences, and whether they realized it or not, to reinforce dictatorships. Best Contemporary World Music Album. A Cameroonian op-ed appearing in the New York Times stated:. Best Traditional World Music Album. The concert was also been criticized by African intellectuals for not addressing issues such as corruption and governance.
Best World Music Album. Incidentally, artist 50 Cent cancelled his appearance due to a clash with his acting commitment for the upcoming film Get Rich Or Die Tryin'. Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. . Best Spoken Comedy Album. Bob Geldof has been accused of compounding the original error by announcing an entirely African line-up ("Africa Calling") at a concert to be held at the Eden Project in Cornwall on the same day as the main Live 8 concerts. Best Spoken Word Album. Bob Geldof originally said that this was because he had aimed for the biggest-selling, most popular artists to ensure a large television audience; but critics noted that even if this was acceptable as the sole criterion for inclusion, some of the minor white artists signed up were substantially less well-known than some major African artists.
Best Surround Sound Album. However, Youssou N'Dour and Dave Matthews of Dave Matthews Band, remained the only African-born artists signed to perform at the main concerts. Best Rock Album. A Live 8 spokesman said that a number of black performers had been approached to participate and that the event would feature a "large urban element", and pointed to the number of artists of African descent like Ms Dynamite. Best Rock Song. Live 8 will make a difference – it's already created a debate that we're all involved in. Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Vocal or Instrumental. In some way that's been addressed and that's really good..
Best Metal Performance. I have said certain things in relation to the density of African performers.. Best Hard Rock Performance. He told a reporter on 21 June:. Best Rock Instrumental Performance. Albarn is now reportedly happy about Live 8 now that they have addressed his criticism. Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.  Stevie Wonder, Black Eyed Peas, Alicia Keys, Destiny's Child, Jay-Z and Kanye West also turned up at Philadelphia to perform while Will Smith, Don Cheadle, Black Ice, Kami, and Chris Tucker made appearances as presenters.
Best Rock Vocal Performance, Solo. So why is the bill so damn Anglo-Saxon?". Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. "More than ever, black culture is an integral part of society. Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. Damon Albarn re-iterated this criticism, saying that "This country [the UK] is incredibly diverse," he said. Best Reggae Album. London-based group Black Information Link described the list of performers at the Hyde Park event as "hideously white" , noting that Mariah Carey, Ms Dynamite and Snoop Dogg are the only non-white performers scheduled to perform at the event.
Best Rap Album. These artists did not sing the same songs but still performed at both events:. Best Rap Song. Songs are listed with their Live Aid performers, with the artists who sang the songs at Live 8 (if different) in brackets:. Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. These songs were sang at both Live Aid and Live 8 (although some not by their original artists). Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group. Geldof was immediately criticised by Lothian and Borders Police chief constable Ian Dickenson for encouraging such a large crowd to assemble in Edinburgh with such little notice and no consultation with local authorities about how to accommodate so many people.
Best Male Rap Solo Performance. On June 1, Bob Geldof called for a million people to descend upon Edinburgh in a "Long Walk to Justice", on July 6, the first day of the G8 summit at Gleneagles, in a separate protest to the one held on the 2nd . Best Female Rap Solo Performance. I also want to pay tribute to the organizers of the march who have achieved their objectives through meticulous planning and cooperation. Best Rap Solo Performance. I want to pay tribute to the crowd of 225,000 who came and cooperated with the police to make this a successful and memorable occasion. Best Rap Performance. They raised applause from the marchers by stopping to bow before Starbucks and McDonald's while chanting "Two, four, six, eight, we really must accumulate." .
Best Contemporary R&B Album. A group at the head of the procession through the city were dressed in business suits. Best R&B Album. Marchers were addressed by celebrities, political and religious leaders who supported the reduction of world poverty. Best R&B Song. The marchers had been asked to wear white to make a symbolic ring of white through the city, matching the Make Poverty History white wrist band. Best Rhythm & Blues Recording. An estimated total of 225,000 people took part, making it the largest ever protest in the Scottish capital.
Best Urban/Alternative Performance. This protest had been organised by the Make Poverty History group and local authorities as part of a series of events in Edinburgh commemorating the G8 conference, and had been planned for months before the announcement of Live 8. Best R&B Instrumental Performance. On July 2, the same day as the Live 8 concerts, a rally and protest march was held in central Edinburgh, near the Gleneagles venue for the G8 conference later that week. Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance. . Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. In fact, the 35,000 free tickets for the Canadian show were all distributed in just 20 minutes on 23 June 2005, Ticketmaster reported.
Best R&B Solo Vocal Performance, Male or Female. Similar scalper situations arose for the Edinburgh and Canadian shows, and eBay halted sales of those tickets as well. Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. Others have argued, though, that selling the tickets would not have done any harm to the people Live 8 is supposed to be helping and it would have allowed those who missed the random selection a chance to go to the concert. Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. It was later announced that eBay, under pressure from the British government, the public, as well as Geldof himself, would withdraw all auctions of the tickets. Remixer of the Year, Non-Classical. Many people, angered by others seemingly using Live 8 to make money, placed fake bids for millions of pounds for such auctions in an attempt to force the sellers to take them off sale.
Producer of the Year, Classical. They also promised to make a donation to Live 8 that would be "at least equal to any fees" they would be making for such sales. Producer of the Year, Non-Classical. Initially, eBay defended their decision to allow the auctions to go ahead, stating that there were no laws against their sale. Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical. This was heavily criticised by the organisers of the event, including Bob Geldof. Best Engineered Recording - Special or Novel Effects. Some lucky people who won tickets immediately placed them for sale on the Internet auction site eBay, with the intention of making a profit.
Best Engineered Album, Classical. Funds raised beyond the £1.6m "will go to pay for the costs of Live 8, as it is a free event", according to the Live 8 website. Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. The £1.6m donation will act as a quid pro quo. Best Pop Instrumental Album. This event was cancelled in 2005 to make way for Live 8. Best Pop Vocal Album. The Prince's Trust usually host the Party in the Park concert in Hyde Park in July.
Best Contemporary Song. The first £1.6m raised is to be given to the Prince's Trust, who in turn will donate to the Help A London Child charity. Best Pop Instrumental Performance with Vocal Coloring. Thus texters had a roughly one-in-28 chance of winning a pair of tickets. Best Pop Instrumental Performance. Over two million texts were sent during the competition, raising £3 million. Best Performance by an Orchestra or Instrumentalist with Orchestra - Primarily Not Jazz or for Dancing. Winners were drawn at random from those correctly answering the question.
Best Performance by an Orchestra - for Dancing. Entry involved sending the answer to a multiple choice question via a text message costing £1.50. Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. Although the concerts were free, 66,500 pairs of tickets for the Hyde Park concert were allocated from the 13 June 2005 to 15 June 2005, to winners of a mobile phone text message competition that began on Monday, 6 June 2005. Best Contemporary Performance by a Chorus. Millions of paper petitions and emails have already been submitted. Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. Named the "Live 8 List", this can be reached via the Live8 List page.
Best Contemporary (R&R) Solo Vocal Performance - Male or Female. An enormous petition with (presently) over 38 million names is available to be signed on the Internet. Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. The event coincided with the 2005 G8 summit at the Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland, and the idea behind it was to overwhelm the eight politicans attending with the amount of public support for the principles of the Make Poverty History campaign. Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. The Live 8 concert was not a fundraising event of any kind; rather, the organisers were hoping that it would spur people's political interest. Best Instrumental Performance. The Live Aid concert, held in 1985, was a massive fundraising effort which accumulated approximately £79 million, which was sent to the world's poorest countries in aid.
Best Performance by a Vocal Group or Chorus. We don't want your money, we want your voice. Best Performance by a Chorus. It featured further performances from some of the artists from the other concerts, and was the closest of the eleven to the actual location of the G8 summit. Best Performance by a Vocal Group. The final event was held in Edinburgh on 6 July 2005 and went by the name Edinburgh 50,000 - The Final Push. Best Vocal Performance, Male. The band's last show was at Earls Court in London on June 17, 1981.
Best Vocal Performance, Female. Included in the line-up were Pink Floyd playing for the first time together in over 24 years. Best Polka Album. Guest presenters, ranging from sporting stars to comedians, also introduced acts. Best Album Notes - Classical. Special guests appeared throughout the concerts, with Kofi Annan, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, and Bill Gates making a speech at the London show and Nelson Mandela appearing in the South African venue. Best Album Notes. Some of these were also shown to other venues.
Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package. Bob Geldof was at the event in Hyde Park, London and made numerous appearances on stage, including a performance of "I Don't Like Mondays". Best Recording Package. This was to represent the death of a child every three seconds, due to poverty. Best Album Cover, Photography. During the opening of the Philadelphia concert, Will Smith led the combined audiences of London, Philadelphia, Berlin, Rome, Paris and Barrie (outside Toronto) in a synchronised finger click. Best Album Cover, Graphic Arts. The first to begin was held at the Makuhari Messe in Japan, with Rize being the first of all the Live 8 performers.
Best Album Cover - Other Than Classical. There were ten concerts held on 2 July 2005, most of them simultaneously. Best Album Cover - Classical. . Best Album Cover. It was released almost a year to the day after the release of the DVD of Live Aid on November 8, 2004. Best New Age Album. An official Live 8 DVD set was released on 7 November 2005 internationally, 8 November 2005 in the United States.
Video of the Year. However, it is important to note that Live 8, unlike Live Aid, wasn't intended to raise money, but awareness and political pressure. Best Performance Music Video. Indeed, as some of the performers involved had been out of the public eye, some may have perceived the concert as a way of getting back "into the spotlight". Best Concept Music Video. Other critics say that millionaire rock stars would make greater contribution by donating parts of their personal fortunes. Best Long Form Music Video. eBay later removed the tickets, after some controversy.
Best Short Form Music Video. Some ticket holders placed their tickets on the auction site eBay, creating an uproar which included Geldof demanding that the company remove the auctions, even encouraging hackers to attack eBay. Best Sound Track Album or Recording of Original Cast From a Motion Picture or Television. Names from the list also appeared on the giant televisions at each concert during the broadcast. Best Musical Show Album. This is a list of names compiled from around the world of people who have voiced support of the Live 8 mission to "Make Poverty History" www.live8list.com. Best Salsa/Merengue Album. Organizers of Live 8 presented the "Live 8 List" to the world leaders at the G8 summit.
Best Merengue Album. Many of the Live 8 backers were also involved in the largely forgotten NetAid concerts. Best Salsa Album. These concerts are the start point for The Long Walk To Justice, the one way we can all make our voices heard in unison." . Best Tejano Album. Geldof said "This is not Live Aid 2. Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album. However Geldof and co-organiser Midge Ure have since explicitly said they don't think of the event as the same as Live Aid.
Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album.  ) referred to the event as Live Aid 2. Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album. Prior to the official announcement of the event many news sources (see e.g. Best Latin Pop Album. Many former Live Aid acts offered their services to the cause. Best Latin Recording. Live Aid and Band Aid organizer Bob Geldof announced the event on 31 May 2005.
Best Latin Jazz Album. . Best Contemporary Jazz Album. More than 1,000 musicians performed at the concerts, which were broadcast on 182 television networks and 2,000 radio networks. Best Jazz Vocal Album. On 7 July the G8 leaders pledged to double 2004 levels of aid to Africa from US$25 to US$50 billion by the year 2010. Best Original Jazz Composition. Ten simultaneous concerts were held on 2 July and one on 6 July.
Best Jazz Fusion Performance. Running parallel with the UK's Make Poverty History campaign, the shows planned to pressure world leaders to drop the debt of the world's poorest nations, increase and improve aid, and negotiate fairer trade rules in the interest of poorer countries. Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album. They were timed to precede the G8 Conference and Summit held at the Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, Scotland from July 6-8, 2005; they also coincided with the 20th anniversary of Live Aid. Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group. Live 8 was a series of concerts that took place in July 2005, in the G8 nations and South Africa. Best Jazz Instrumental Solo. U2.
Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Duo or Group. Pink Floyd's David Gilmour (played with Bryan Ferry in 1985, and with Pink Floyd in 2005). Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male. Paul McCartney. Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female. Neil Young. Best Historical Album. Madonna.
Best Gospel Choir or Chorus Album. George Michael. Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album. Elton John. Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album. DMC (performed as part of Run DMC at Live Aid). Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album. "Won't Get Fooled Again" - The Who.
Best Rock Gospel Album. "We Will Rock You" - Queen (Robbie Williams). Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album. "Vienna" - Ultravox (Midge Ure). Best Inspirational Performance. "Tears Are Not Enough" - Bryan Adams. Best Soul Gospel Performance by a Duo or Group, Choir or Chorus. "Save A Prayer" - Duran Duran.
Best Soul Gospel Performance, Male or Female. "Rat Trap" - Boomtown Rats (Bob Geldof). Best Soul Gospel Performance, Male. "I Don't Like Mondays" - Boomtown Rats (Bob Geldof). Best Soul Gospel Performance, Female. "Good Vibrations" - The Beach Boys (Brian Wilson). Best Soul Gospel Performance, Contemporary. "Every Breath You Take" - Sting and Phil Collins (Sting).
Best Soul Gospel Performance, Traditional. "Driven To Tears" - Sting. Best Soul Gospel Performance. 8 November 2005: Official Live 8 DVD released in North America. Best Gospel Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group, Choir or Chorus. 7 November 2005: Official Live 8 DVD released internationally. Best Gospel Vocal Performance, Male. 25 October 2005: Official Live 8 Africa Calling at the Eden Project DVD released.
Best Gospel Vocal Performance, Female. 8 July 2005: Live 8 organizer Bob Geldof thanks the G8 for meeting the Live 8 goal. Best Gospel Performance, Contemporary. Leaders pledge to increase aid to developing countries by US$50 billion overall by 2010, including an increase of US$25 billion in aid for Africa. Best Gospel Performance, Traditional. 8 July 2005: The G8 summit ends. Best Gospel Performance. 6 July 2005: Edinburgh 50,000 - The Final Push concert in Edinburgh takes place.
Best Hawaiian Music Album. 3 July 2005: Sail 8 flops. Best Native American Music Album. Main concerts start. Best Contemporary Folk Album. 2 July 2005: The march against poverty in Edinburgh starts and continues mostly peacefully, with an estimate of 200,000 people involved with the march. Best Traditional Folk Album. 2 July 2005: AOL Music begins broadcasting streams from each city live and on-demand at Aolmusic.com.
Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording. 28 June 2005: ABC say they will broadcast a two-hour highlights event at 8pm ET on 2 July in prime time. Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media (previously in the "composing and arranging" field). Acts include Pet Shop Boys, The Red Elvises and Bravo. Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media (previously in the "composing and arranging" field). 27 June 2005: Live 8 Russia, in Moscow's Red Square, announced. Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media. Acts in Japan concert include Björk, Good Charlotte, while acts in Johannesburg concert include African stars such as 4Peace Ensemble and Oumou Sangare.
Best Disco Recording. 24 June 2005: Live 8 Japan and South Africa announced. Best Electronic/Dance Album. 23 June 2005: All 35,000 tickets for Canadian show are taken within 20 minutes of being made available online . Best Dance Recording (previously in "Pop"). Country Music Television and VH1 Classic will show highlights on July 3 in favor of their viewer's genres. Best New Country & Western Artist. 22 June 2005: In the United States, MTV, MTV2, mtvU, and VH1 all confirm that they will broadcast Live 8 starting at Noon ET.
Best Bluegrass Album. Albarn's band Blur was originally a part of the Live 8 line-up, but withdrew after complaining of the event being too "Anglo-Saxon". Best Country Album. Live 8 will make a difference - it's already created a debate that we're all involved in." . Best Country Song. In some way that's been addressed and that's really good.. Best Country & Western Single. He told a reporter: "I have said certain things in relation to the density of African performers..
Best Country & Western Recording. 21 June 2005: Damon Albarn, who recently criticised Live 8 for the lack of African artists, is now reportedly happy about Live 8 now that they have addressed his criticism. Best Country Instrumental Performance. The event will be hosted by comedians Dan Aykroyd and Tom Green. Best Country Collaboration with Vocals. Acts include Bryan Adams, Barenaked Ladies, and more. Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. 21 June 2005: "Live 8 Canada" announced.
Best Country Performance, Duo or Group - Vocal or Instrumental. 17 June 2005: The LIVE 8 List, a petition to the G8 leaders, is launched. Best Male Country Vocal Performance. 16 June 2005: Geldof announces three more concerts for 2 July, to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, Makuhari, Japan, and Toronto/Barrie, Canada. Best Female Country Vocal Performance. . Best Vocal Arrangement for Two or More Voices. Senegalese musician Youssou N'Dour will host the event, which will also feature performances by African performers Maryam Mursal, Salif Keita and Thomas Mapfumo.
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s). The event is to be held in Cornwall, southwest England, on 2 July. Best Instrumental Arrangement. 15 June 2005: It is announced that Peter Gabriel will organize a sixth simultaneous Live 8 concert dubbed "Africa Calling" featuring all African artists, to counter criticisms that most performers announced to date are white. Best Arrangement. 14 June 2005: eBay announces that they will block the selling-on of tickets after Geldof calls on the public to rally against the internet auction site. Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media (now in the "film/TV/media" field). 11 June 2005: G8 finance ministers agree to cancel the debt owed by 18 of the poorest countries.
Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media (now in the "Film/TV/Media" field). 7 June 2005: Midge Ure announces a concert to be held in Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland on 6 July as the climax to the proposed rally. Best Instrumental Composition. 1.5 million text messages are received in the first day. Best Spoken Comedy Album. 6 June 2005: Text lottery launched in the UK for tickets for the London concert. Best Comedy Album.  He also supported Geldof's call for a peaceful protest rally in Scotland.
Best New Classical Artist. He estimates that this will save the organisers £500,000. Best Classical Crossover Album. 3 June 2005: British Chancellor Gordon Brown announces that VAT will be waived on the cost of the London concert. Best Classical Album. Geldof calls for a coinciding march on Edinburgh to protest poverty, "What's better - two days of work? Two days of geometry? Or participating in something you will remember all your life," he says. Best Classical Contemporary Composition. 31 May 2005: Official announcement of Live 8 concerts by Bob Geldof.
Best Chamber Music Performance. Best Small Ensemble Performance (with or without conductor). Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without orchestra). Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with orchestra).
Best Classical Performance - Instrumental Soloist or Soloists (with or without orchestra). Best Choral Performance. Best Opera Recording. Best Classical Performance, Operatic or Choral.
Best Classical Vocal Performance. Best Orchestral Performance. Best Spoken Word Album for Children. Best Musical Album for Children.
Best Album for Children. Best Contemporary Blues Album. Best Traditional Blues Album. Best Alternative Music Album.
Grammy Trustees Award. Grammy Tech Award. Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Grammy Legend Award.
Grammy Hall of Fame. Best New Artist. Song of the Year. Album of the Year.
Record of the Year. 1988 - Aretha. 1986 - "Freeway of Love". 1982 - "Hold On, I'm Comin'".
1975 - "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing". 1974 - "Master of Eyes". 1973 - Young, Gifted, and Black. 1972 - "Bridge Over Troubled Water".
1971 - "Don't Play That Song". 1970 - "Share Your Love With Me". 1969 - "Chain of Fools". 1968 - "Respect".
1971 Simon & Garfunkel - "Bridge Over Troubled Water". 1970 5th Dimension - "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In". Robinson". 1969 Simon & Garfunkel - "Mrs.
1968 5th Dimension - "Up, Up and Away". 1967 Frank Sinatra - "Strangers in the Night". 1966 Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass - "A Taste of Honey". Best New Age Album (2004).
Best Jazz Instrumental Solo (2001). Best Rock Instrumental Performance (1999). Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Individual or Group (1998, 2000). Best Contemporary Jazz Performance/Album (1993, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2003).
Best Instrumental Composition (1991). Best Jazz Fusion Performance (1983, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1990).