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46th Grammy Awards
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Date February 8, 2004
Venue Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
TV in the United States
Network CBS
 < 2003 Grammy Awards 2005 > 

The 46th Grammy Awards were held on the February 8, 2004. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the previous year. The big winners were Outkast, who won three awards including Album of the Year & Beyoncé Knowles, who won 5 Awards.

Award winners

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General

Alternative

Blues

Children's

Classical

Comedy

Composing and arranging

Country

Dance

Film/TV/Media

Folk

Gospel

Historical

Jazz

Latin

Musical Show

Music video

New Age

Packaging and Notes

Polka

  • Best Polka Album
    • Tom Pick (engineer & producer), Joe Donofrio, Kenneth R. Irwin (producers) & Jimmy Sturr (producer & artist) for Let's Polka 'Round

Pop

Production and engineering

R&B

Rap

Reggae

Rock

Pink Trouble

Spoken

Trad Pop

World

Special Merit Awards

Grammy Hall of Fame Award

MusiCares Person of the Year

Trivia

  • OutKast's Speakerboxxx/The Love Below became the first and only rap album to date to win Album of the Year.
  • Beyonce became the fourth female artist to win a record five awards in one night. Prior to Beyonce Norah Jones, Alicia Keys and Lauryn Hill had won five in one night. Since 2004 Amy Winehouse and Alison Krauss became the fifth and sixth artists respectively to tie this record. Beyonce is the only one of these six artists who did not win a general field award out of her five wins.
  • Justin Timberlake apologized for the incident at the Super Bowl halftime show the previous week in his acceptance speech that night. Janet Jackson however did not appear at the Grammy Awards.
  • As Evanescence were presented with the award for Best New Artist, rapper 50 Cent went up to the stage. 50 Cent was nominated for Best New Artist, losing to Evanescence.
  • Luther Vandross won four awards however he was unable to attend due to a stoke he suffered several months earlier. Celine Dion performed his song "Dance With My Father" in tribute to Luther Vandross. The song was ultimately awarded the award for Song of the Year later that night. During the show they showed a videotaped clip that was pre-taped of him saying "Whenever I say goodbye it's never for long because I believe in the power of love". Vandross passed away the following year in 2005.
  • The show also featured a Tribute to The Beatles in honor of the 40 year anniversary of their arrival in America and their appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. During the show Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison made an on-stage appearance.

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