Much Grammy 'Love' for Beyoncé, OutKast
Sunday was Beyoncé's night. After opening the televised portion of the 46th annual Grammy Awards in a rocking duet with Prince, the Destiny's Child diva picked up the award for best contemporary R&B album, for her solo debut, "Dangerously in Love."
"Wow," she told the crowd inside the Staples Center in Los Angeles. "This is unbelievable. Performing was enough for me."
The win brought her grand Grammy tally to five, while Luther Vandross (who went into the night with five nominations) won three.
Beyoncé took two Grammys for her hit "Crazy in Love" – best R&B song and best rap/sung collaboration. (Her boyfriend, Jay-Z, also won two awards for his work on the track.) Her other early Grammys were for best female R&B performance for "Dangerously in Love 2," and best R&B performance by a duo or group with vocals for "The Closer I Get to You," a remake she did with Vandross.
Vandross, who suffered a debilitating stroke last Easter and is still recovering, also won two other awards: best R&B album and best male R&B vocal performance for "Dance with My Father."
Other multiple winners included Jack White of The White Stripes and Eminem, with two each, and bluegrass singer Alison Krauss, who had three.
All told, 94 of the Grammys' 105 awards were handed out during a two-hour ceremony prior to the telecast. These included posthumous awards won by country legends Johnny Cash and his wife, June Carter Cash – both of whom died within months of each other last year.
Their only son, John Carter Cash, accepted on his parents' behalf. The Man in Black's Grammy, his 12th, was for best short-form video (for "Hurt," a song about depression from Cash's final album, "The Man Comes Around"). June Carter Cash's Grammy was in the traditional folk album category, for "Wildwood Flower."
Another posthumous winner was Warren Zevon, whose best contemporary folk album Grammy was for "The Wind," which he recorded while dying of lung cancer.
Other early winners: former President Bill Clinton in the spoken word album for children category ("Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf/Beintus: Wolf Tracks"), and satirist Al Franken for the audio-book version of his "Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right," who beat out Hillary Rodham Clinton for her "Living History."
In other pre-show awards: "A Mighty Wind," from the folk-music comedy "A Mighty Wind," took the Grammy for best song written for a movie (in the Oscar race for best song, the nominee from "A Mighty Wind" is "A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow"), while Howard Shore's work on "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" took the film-score Grammy.
Sean Paul won best reggae album ("Dutty Rock"), while the Grammy for best traditional world music album went to the Tibetan Monks of Sherab Ling Monastery for "Sacred Tibetan Chant."
Dave Matthews won best male rock vocal performance for "Graveyard." Best traditional pop album honors went to Tony Bennett for his "It's a Wonderful World," which he dedicated to Rosemary Clooney, who also died in 2003.
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