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45th Annual Grammy Awards
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DateFebruary 23, 2003
LocationMadison Square Garden, New York City
Most awardsNorah Jones (5)
Most nominationsNorah Jones (6)
Television/radio coverage
NetworkCBS

The 45th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 23, 2003 at Madison Square Garden in New York City honoring the best in music for the recording of the year beginning from October 1, 2001 through September 30, 2002. Musicians accomplishments from the previous year were recognized. Norah Jones and her song "Don't Know Why" were the main recipients of the night, garnering six Grammys, including four major awards: Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist, plus Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album.[1] Songwriter Jesse Harris received the Song of the Year award for his work on "Don't Know Why." Simon and Garfunkel reunited to open the show performing "The Sound of Silence".

The Bee Gees were presented with the "Legend Award", only 42 days after the sudden death of Maurice Gibb. The award was received by the surviving brothers, Barry and Robin. During Barry's speech, he made mention of Maurice's widow Yvonne and their children Adam and Sami, and in a heartfelt, gracious and tearful moment announced that he and Robin were presenting the award to Maurice. It was then accepted by Adam, at Barry's request, on behalf of his late father, his mother and his sister.

Performers


Presenters

Award winners

General

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

Pop

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

Alternative

Best Alternative Music Album

Blues

Children's

Comedy

Classical

Composing and arranging

Country

Dance

Film/TV/media

Folk

Gospel

Historical

Jazz

Latin

Musical show

Music video

New Age

Packaging and notes

Polka

Production and engineering

R&B

Rap

Best Female Rap Solo Performance
Best Male Rap Solo Performance
Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Best Rap Album

Reggae

Rock

Spoken

Traditional pop

World

Special merit awards

Lifetime Achievement Award

Trustees Award

Legend Award

Technical Grammy

MusiCares Person of the Year

Grammy Hall of Fame Award

References

  1. ^ "2002 Grammy Award Winners". Grammy.com. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
  2. ^ Runtagh, Jordan; Bienstock, Richard (11 February 2016). "15 Great Grammy Tribute Performances". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 27 January 2022.