42nd Annual Grammy Awards

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42nd Annual Grammy Awards
DateFebruary 23, 2000
LocationStaples Center, Los Angeles, California
Hosted byRosie O'Donnell
Most awardsSantana (8)
Most nominationsSantana (10)
Websitehttps://www.grammy.com/awards/42nd-annual-grammy-awards Edit this on Wikidata
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The 42nd Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 23, 2000, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the year 1999. Nominations were announced on January 4, 2000.[1] Santana was the main recipient with eight Grammys, tying Michael Jackson's record for most awards won in a single night. Santana's album Supernatural was awarded a total of nine awards. Former Mouseketeers and American teen singers (at the time), Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, were both nominated for Best New Artist, ultimately won by Aguilera.[2]


Artist(s) Song(s)
Will Smith "Freakin' It" / "Wild Wild West"
Backstreet Boys "How Deep Is Your Love" / "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" / "I'll Make Love to You" / "Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely"
TLC "Unpretty" / "No Scrubs"
Cheb Mami
"Desert Rose"
Carlos Santana
Rob Thomas
Britney Spears "From the Bottom of My Broken Heart" / "...Baby One More Time"
Elton John
Backstreet Boys
"Philadelphia Freedom"
Faith Hill "Let Me Let Go"
Ricky Martin "María"
Kid Rock "Only God Knows Why" / "Bawitdaba" / "We're an American Band"
Marc Anthony "I Need To Know"
Dixie Chicks "Goodbye Earl"
Whitney Houston "It's Not Right but It's Okay" / "I Learned from the Best"
Diana Krall
Erykah Badu
George Benson
"I Can't Give You Anything But Love"


Award winners[edit]

A circle plateau with the winners of the most notable categories located in downtown Los Angeles


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


Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals
Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals
Best Pop Instrumental Performance
Best Dance Recording
Best Pop Album
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance


Best Female Rock Vocal Performance
Best Male Rock Vocal Performance
Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
Best Hard Rock Performance
Best Metal Performance
Best Rock Instrumental Performance
Best Rock Song
Best Rock Album
Best Alternative Music Performance


Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
Best R&B Song
Best R&B Album
Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance


Best Rap Solo Performance
Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
Best Rap Album


Best Female Country Vocal Performance

Best Male Country Vocal Performance

Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal

Best Country Collaboration with Vocals

Best Country Instrumental Performance

Best Country Song

Best Country Album

Best Bluegrass Album

New Age[edit]

Best New Age Album


Best Contemporary Jazz Performance

Best Jazz Vocal Performance

Best Jazz Instrumental Solo

Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Individual or Group

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance

Best Latin Jazz Performance


Best Rock Gospel Album

Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album

Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album

Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album

Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album

Best Gospel Choir or Chorus Album


Best Traditional Blues Album
Best Contemporary Blues Album



  • From 1994 through 2003, see "Best Spoken Comedy Album" under the "Spoken" field, below.


Composing and arranging[edit]



Best Traditional Folk Album
Best Contemporary Folk Album



Musical show[edit]

Music Video[edit]

Best Short Form Music Video

  • "Freak on a Leash" – Korn
  • "All Is Full of Love" – Bjork
    • Cindy Bulmar (video producer); Chris Cunningham (video director)
  • "Everything Is Everything" – Lauryn Hill
    • John Oloen (video producer); Sanji (director)
  • "Back at One" – Brian McKnight
    • Heather Jansson (video producer); Francis Lawrence (director)
  • "Unpretty" – TLC
    • Kati Haberstock (video producer); Paul Hunter (director)

Best Long Form Music Video

Packaging and notes[edit]


Production and engineering[edit]


Best Reggae Album



Best World Music Album

Special merit awards[edit]

Grammy Hall of Fame Award[edit]

MusiCares Person of the Year[edit]


The design of the 42nd GRAMMY AWARDS logo, was commissioned to Mark Deitch and Associates. The actual design was conceived and executed by Raoul Pascual of WYNK Marketing. Michael Green of the Recording Academy stipulated that the logo should encompass all forms of musical genre and (whatever the design) the GRAMMY logo had to be prominently featured. Raoul's concept was to represent music with some of its major instruments: the clarinet for woodwinds, the piano for percussion, the guitar for strings plus a microphone:

"I imagined all the instruments emanating from behind the logo. My problem was how to translate that into a visual. I designed black and white icons of the instruments using a vector program. I was working overtime and I was getting desperate. I was moving the different icons around the GRAMMY logo but none of the combinations seemed to work. As I picked up the guitar icon, I decided to pray and make a deal with God. I said 'if you bless me with a winning design, I will give you the glory every time I share how I designed the GRAMMY logo.' Suddenly, I inadvertently released my hold of the icon and it fell on top of the GRAMMY logo. I stared at the image on my screen and I saw my solution. I added the other icons and curved them to suggest movement from behind. Eureka! That was it!"

With suggestions from the staff and the people at the Recording Academy in the course of several weeks, the design underwent an evolution from a 2 dimensional rendering into 3D.


  1. ^ "CNN - 42nd Annual Grammy Awards: List of nominations - January 4, 2000". www.cnn.com. Retrieved 2022-07-08.
  2. ^ "1999 Grammy Award Winners". Grammy.com. Retrieved 1 May 2011.