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The 47th Grammy Awards in 2005

The 47th Grammy Awards celebrated the outstanding achievements in the music industry for the year 2005.

Date: February 13, 2005

Host: Queen Latifah #QueenLatifah

Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles [Official Website Crypto Arena]

Eligibility Period: October 1, 2003, through September 30, 2004.

Network: CBS #CBS

Presented by: The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences [Official Website]

Nominations & Winners

➱ Record of the Year

- "Let's Get It Started" - The Black Eyed Peas #TheBlackEyedPeas

- "Here We Go Again" - Ray Charles & Norah Jones - winner #RayCharles #NoraJones

- "American Idiot" - Green Day #GreenDay

- "Heaven" - Los Lonely Boys #LosLonelyBoys

- "Yeah!" - Usher Featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris #Usher #LilJohn #Ludacris

➱ Album of the Year

- "Genius Loves Company" - Ray Charles & Various Artists - winner #RayCharles

- "American Idiot" - Green Day #GreenDay

- "The Diary Of Alicia Keys" - Alicia Keys #AliciaKeys

- "Confessions" - Usher #Usher

- "The College Dropout" - Kanye West #KanyeWest

➱ Song of the Year

- "Daughters" - (John Mayer) John Mayer, songwriter - winner #JohnMayers

- "If I Ain't Got You" - (Alicia Keys) Alicia Keys, songwriter #AliciaKeys

- "Jesus Walks" - (Kanye West) C. Smith & Kanye West, songwriters #KanyeWest

- "Live Like You Were Dying" - (Tim McGraw) Tim Nichols & Craig Wiseman, songwriters #TimMcGraw

- "The Reason" - (Hoobastank) Daniel Estrin & Douglas Robb, songwriters #Hoobastank #TheReason

 ➱ Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

- John Shanks- winner #JohnShanks

- Tommy LiPuma #TommyLiPuma

- Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis #JimmyJam #TerryLewis

- Rob Cavallo #RobCavallo

- T Bone Burnett #TBoneBurnett

➱ Best New Artist

- Los Lonely Boys #LosLonelyBoys

- Maroon5 - winner #Maroon5

- Joss Stone #JossStone

- Kanye West #KanyeWest

- Gretchen Wilson #GretchenWilson


➱ Songwriter of the Year, Non-Classical

- "Daughters" by John Mayer (who was the songwriter and won the award) - Winner - #Darughters

- "If I Ain't Got You" by Alicia Keys (written by Alicia Keys) #IfIAintGotYou

- "Jesus Walks" by Kanye West (songwriters: Kanye West, Che Smith, Miri Ben-Ari) #JesusWalks

- "Live Like You Were Dying" by Tim McGraw (songwriters: Tim Nichols, Craig Wiseman) #LiveLikYouWereDying

- "The Reason" by Hoobastank (songwriters: Daniel Estrin, Douglas Robb) #TheReason

(And more categories...)

➱ HIghlights

- Ray Charles' Posthumous Wins: The late Ray Charles won five Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year for "Genius Loves Company." His album, a series of duets with various artists, received widespread critical acclaim.

- Green Day's Performance: Green Day delivered a powerful performance of "American Idiot," the title track from their politically charged album, which marked a significant shift in their musical direction and was a commercial and critical success.

- U2's Multiple Awards: U2 won three awards, including Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for "Vertigo." This song also marked the band's return to a more rock-oriented sound.

- Alicia Keys and Jamie Foxx's Tribute to Ray Charles: Alicia Keys and Jamie Foxx performed a moving tribute to Ray Charles, playing "Georgia On My Mind," one of Charles' most beloved songs.

- John Mayer's Win: John Mayer won Song of the Year for "Daughters," a recognition of his songwriting talents. The song was widely praised for its lyrical depth and simplicity.

- Kanye West's Breakout: Kanye West, in his Grammy debut, won three awards, including Best Rap Album for "The College Dropout." His presence and performances were a highlight of the show, marking the arrival of a significant new force in hip-hop.

- Joss Stone and Melissa Etheridge's Tribute to Janis Joplin: Joss Stone and Melissa Etheridge performed a fiery tribute to Janis Joplin, showcasing their powerful vocals and stage presence.

- Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's Performance: Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony performed a passionate duet, captivating the audience with their chemistry and vocal talent.

- Tim McGraw's Emotional Performance: Tim McGraw gave a touching performance of "Live Like You Were Dying," a song that resonated with many for its message about living life to the fullest.

- Prince and Beyoncé's Opening Performance: The show opened with an electrifying performance by Prince and Beyoncé, which included a medley of Prince's hits and Beyoncé's "Crazy in Love," setting an energetic tone for the evening.




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