Norah Jones Music Garners Eight Grammys

AP Music Writer

NEW YORK – The music of pop-jazz chanteuse Norah Jones garnered eight Grammy awards Sunday night, including album and record of the year, capping a year where the sultry singer catapulted to international acclaim.

“I feel really blessed and really lucky,” Jones said after winning the album of the year at the end of the 45th annual awards show.

Jones, who won in every category where she was nominated, tied Lauryn Hill and Alicia Keys for most wins by a female artist in a single night.

As unknown as triple-winner Bruce Springsteen was acclaimed before the last year, Jones won five individual Grammys.

“I never ever thought that the music I made would become popular music, so this is amazing,” Jones said as she picked up an award for best pop vocal album.

She also won for best female pop vocal, best new artist and for record of the year for “Don’t Know Why,” written by Jesse Harris, who won the song of the year Grammy.

Her album, “Come Away With Me,” earned best engineered album and producer of the year honors for Arif Mardin.

The 23-year-old New Yorker, who emerged last year after signing with the tiny Blue Note label, sold more than 6 million copies of her debut worldwide. Jones, the daughter of Indian sitar guru Ravi Shankar and New York concert producer Sue Jones, appeared almost overwhelmed in accepting one award from the “Queen of Soul,” Aretha Franklin.

“I can’t believe this,” she said breathlessly.

Harris, who thanked Jones for “being a pal,” said backstage that he “thought for certain Bruce was going to win.”

Springsteen was clearly a favorite of the crowd inside Madison Square Garden as the Grammys returned to New York for the first time in five years. His Sept. 11-inspired “The Rising” was honored for male rock vocal, rock album and rock song, although the Boss lost out for album and song of the year.

Performing only a few miles north of ground zero, Springsteen delivered a rousing performance of the title track midway through the show as the crowd screamed, “Bruuuuce!!!!”

Later, Springsteen joined Elvis Costello, Little Steven Van Zandt, Dave Grohl and Tony Kanal for a rousing tribute to the late Joe Strummer — a version of the Clash’s “London Calling.”

The Dixie Chicks, after a bitter legal battle with their label Sony, took best country album among their three Grammys. The trio’s multiplatinum “Home,” a return to their country roots, was co-produced by member Natalie Maines’ father, Lloyd.

“I want to check the record books and see how many fathers and daughters have won Grammys together,” she said, grabbing her father.

Among the double winners were Eminem, Coldplay, India.Arie and Nelly. Eminem’s second Grammy came for best rap album, the third time he’s won in the category.

Instead of offering an acceptance speech, Eminem rattled off a list of rappers who had inspired him, including Run-DMC, LL Cool J, Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G.

“Thank you, because I learned from all of you,” he said.

Eight artists were nominated for five Grammys apiece, with all but teen rocker Avril Lavigne going home winners. Perennial Grammy favorite Sheryl Crow, neosoul singer-songwriter Raphael Saadiq and R&B newcomer Ashanti were single winners.

Country singer Alan Jackson, who wrote “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)” in the weeks after the terrorist attacks, won best country song for the mournful tune.

India.Arie, who was nominated for seven Grammys last year but lost them all, finally got her first two, winning for best urban-alternative performance for “Little Things” and best R&B album for “Voyage to India.”

Among the other winners: the previously unheralded Funk Brothers. The groundbreaking house band for Motown Records, the focus of the recent documentary “Standing in the Shadows of Motown,” won two trophies.

Some other veteran artists added to bulging trophy cases: bluesman B.B. King won two, for 13 in his career, while Johnny Cash won his 11th and Tony Bennett his 10th — while soul legend Solomon Burke won his first.

“We got a Grammy, baby!” Burke said as he hoisted his Grammy.

The disc “Vaughn Williams: A Sea Symphony” garnered three awards, including best classical album.

The show opened with Dustin Hoffman — one in a revolving series of New York-based hosts — introducing a reunion performance by lifetime achievement award winners Simon and Garfunkel. The pair, who sang “The Sound of Silence,” have shared a tumultuous relationship; this was their first performance together in a decade.

Hoffman, before exiting, provided two gaffes. He mispronounced the Boss’ name as “Springstreet,” and introduced No Doubt by singing “Say Baby” — their hit is “Hey Baby.”

Complete list of the 45th Annual Grammy Award winners announced Sunday.

Album of the Year: “Come Away With Me,” Norah Jones.

New Artist: Norah Jones.

Record of the Year: “Don’t Know Why,” Norah Jones.

Song of the Year: “Don’t Know Why,” Jesse Harris (Norah Jones).

Hard Rock Performance: “All My Life,” Foo Fighters.

Spoken Comedy Album: “Robin Williams — Live 2002,” Robin Williams.

Country Album: “Home,” Dixie Chicks.

Rap Album: “The Eminem Show,” Eminem.

Male Pop Vocal Performance: “Your Body Is a Wonderland,” John Mayer (news).

Pop Vocal Album: “Come Away With Me,” Norah Jones.

Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group: “Hey Baby,” No Doubt.

Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: “Standing in the Shadows of Motown,” Various Artists.

Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” Howard Shore, composer.

Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: “If I Didn’t Have You,” Randy Newman, songwriter, track from “Monsters, Inc.”

Classical Album: “Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony (Sym. No. 1),” Robert Spano, conductor, Norman Mackenzie, chorus director.

Orchestral Performance: “Mahler: Symphony No. 6,” Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor (San Francisco Sym.).

Opera Recording: “Wagner: Tannhauser,” Daniel Barenboim, conductor; Jane Eaglen, Thomas Hampson, Waltraud Meier, Rene Pape and Peter Seiffert; Christoph Classen, producer (Chor der Deutschen Staatsoper Berlin; Staatskapelle Berlin).

Choral Performance: “Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony (Sym. No. 1),” Robert Spano, conductor; Norman Mackenzie, chorus director (Christine Goerke, soprano; Brett Polegato, baritone; Atlanta Sym. Orch. Cho.; Atlanta Sym. Orch.).

Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra): “Brahms/Stravinsky: Violin Concertos,” Neville Marriner, conductor; Hilary Hahn, violin (Academy of St. Martin in the Fields).

Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra): “Chopin: Etudes, Op. 10 & Op. 25,” Murray Perahia, piano.

Chamber Music Performance: “Beethoven: String Quartets (“Razumovsky” Op. 59, 1-3; “Harp” Op. 74),” Takacs Quartet.

Small Ensemble Performance (with or without Conductor): “Tavener: Lamentations and Praises Joseph Jennings, conductor; Chanticleer (Handel & Haydn Society of Boston).

Classical Vocal Performance: “Bel Canto (Bellini, Donizetti, Rossini, etc.),” Renee Fleming, soprano.

Classical Contemporary Composition: “Tavener: Lamentations and Praises,” John Tavener (Chanticleer; Joseph Jennings; Handel & Haydn Society of Boston).

Classical Crossover Album: “Previn Conducts Korngold (Sea Hawk; Captain Blood, etc.),” Andre Previn, conductor (London Sym. Orch.).

Engineered Album, Classical: “Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony (Sym. No. 1),” Michael Bishop, engineer (Robert Spano & Norman Mackenzie).

Producer Of The Year, Classical: Robert Woods.

Traditional Folk Album: “Legacy,” Doc Watson and David Holt.

Contemporary Folk Album: “This Side,” Nickel Creek.

Native American Music Album: “Beneath the Raven Moon,” Mary Youngblood.

Reggae Album: “Jamaican E.T.,” Lee “Scratch” Perry.

World Music Album: “Mundo,” Ruben Blades.

Musical Album for Children: “Monsters, Inc. — Scream Factory Favorites,” Riders in the Sky.

Spoken Word Album for Children: “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly,” Tom Chapin.

Spoken Word Album: “A Song Flung up to Heaven (Maya Angelou),” Maya Angelou.

Musical Show Album: “Hairspray.”

Instrumental Composition: “Six Feet Under Title Theme,” Thomas Newman, composer (Thomas Newman), from “Six Feet Under.”

Instrumental Arrangement: “Six Feet Under Title Theme,” Thomas Newman, arranger (Thomas Newman), from “Six Feet Under”.

Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s): “Mean Old Man,” Dave Grusin, arranger (James Taylor), from “October Road”.

Recording Package: “Home,” Kevin Reagan, art director (Dixie Chicks).

Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: “Screamin’ and Hollerin’ The Blues: The Worlds of Charley Patton,” Susan Archie, art director (Charley Patton).

Album Notes: David Evans, album notes writer (Charley Patton).

Historical Album: “Screamin’ and Hollerin’ The Blues: The Worlds of Charley Patton,” Charley Patton.

Engineered Album, Non-Classical: “Come Away With Me,” Husky Huskolds, Arif Mardin and Jay Newland, engineers (Norah Jones).

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Arif Mardin.

Remixed Recording, Non-Classical: “Hella Good (Roger Sanchez Remix Main),” Roger Sanchez, remixer (No Doubt).

Short Form Music Video: “Without Me,” Eminem.

Long Form Music Video: “Westway to the World,” The Clash.

Rock Gospel Album: “Come Together,” Third Day.

Pop-Contemporary Gospel Album: “The Eleventh Hour,” Jars of Clay.

Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album: “We Called Him Mr. Gospel Music: The James Blackwood Tribute Album,” The Jordanaires, Larry Ford and The Light Crust Doughboys.

Traditional Soul Gospel Album: “Higher Ground,” The Blind Boys of Alabama.

Contemporary Soul Gospel Album: “Sidebars,” Eartha.

Gospel Choir or Chorus Album: “Be Glad,” The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir.

Traditional Blues Album: “A Christmas Celebration of Hope,” B.B. King.

Contemporary Blues Album: “Don’t Give up on Me,” Solomon Burke.

Latin Pop Album: “Caraluna,” Bacilos.

Latin Rock-Alternative Album: “Revolucion de Amor,” Mana.

Traditional Tropical Latin Album: “El Arte del Sabor,” Bebo Valdes Trio with Israel Lopez “Cachao” and Carlos “Patato” Valdes.

Salsa Album: “La Negra Tiene Tumbao,” Celia Cruz.

Merengue Album: “Latino,” Grupo Mania.

Mexican-Mexican-American Album: “Lo Dijo el Corazon,” Joan Sebastian.

Tejano Album: “Acuerdate,” Emilio Navaira.

Polka Album: “Top of the World,” Jimmy Sturr.

New Age Album: “Acoustic Garden,” Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel.

Contemporary Jazz Album: “Speaking of Now,” Pat Metheny Group.

Jazz Vocal Album: “Live in Paris,” Diana Krall.

Jazz Instrumental Solo: “My Ship,” Herbie Hancock.

Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group: “Directions in Music,” Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker and Roy Hargrove.

Large Jazz Ensemble Album: “What Goes Around,” Dave Holland Big Band.

Latin Jazz Album: “The Gathering,” Caribbean Jazz Project.

Female R&B Performance: “He Think I Don’t Know,” Mary J. Blige.

Male R&B Performance: “U Don’t Have to Call,” Usher.

R&B Performance by a Duo or Group: “Love’s in Need of Love Today,” Stevie Wonder and Take Six.

Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: “What’s Going On,” Chaka Khan & The Funk Brothers.

Urban/Alternative Performance: “Little Things,” India.Arie.

R&B Song: “Love of My Life (An Ode To Hip Hop),” Erykah Badu, Robert Ozuna, James Poyser, Raphael Saadiq & Glen Standridge (Erykah Badu featuring Common).

R&B Album: “Voyage To India,” India.Arie.

Contemporary R&B Album: “Ashanti,” Ashanti.

Female Country Vocal Performance: “Cry,” Faith Hill.

Male Country Vocal Performance: “Give My Love To Rose,” Johnny Cash.

Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal: “Long Time Gone,” Dixie Chicks.

Country Collaboration with Vocals: “Mendocino County Line,” Willie Nelson with Lee Ann Womack.

Country Instrumental Performance: “Lil’ Jack Slade,” Dixie Chicks.

Country Song: “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning),” Alan Jackson (Alan Jackson).

Bluegrass Album: “Lost in the Lonesome Pines,” Jim Lauderdale, Ralph Stanley and The Clinch Mountain Boys.

Female Pop Vocal Performance: “Don’t Know Why,” Norah Jones.

Pop Collaboration with Vocals: “The Game of Love,” Santana and Michelle Branch.

Pop Instrumental Performance: “Auld Lang Syne,” B.B. King.

Pop Instrumental Album: “Just Chillin’,” Norman Brown.

Dance Recording: “Days Go By,” Dirty Vegas.

Traditional Pop Vocal Album: “Playin’ With My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues,” Tony Bennett.

Female Rap Solo Performance: “Scream a.k.a. Itchin’,” Missy Elliott.

Male Rap Solo Performance: “Hot in Herre,” Nelly.

Rap Performance by a Duo or Group: “The Whole World,” OutKast featuring Killer Mike.

Rap/Sung Collaboration: “Dilemma,” Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland.

Alternative Music Album: “A Rush of Blood to the Head,” Coldplay.

Female Rock Vocal Performance: “Steve McQueen,” Sheryl Crow.

Male Rock Vocal Performance: “The Rising,” Bruce Springsteen.

Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal: “In My Place,” Coldplay.

Metal Performance: “Here to Stay,” Korn.

Rock Instrumental Performance: “Approaching Pavonis Mons by Balloon (Utopia Planitia),” The Flaming Lips.

Rock Song: “The Rising,” Bruce Springsteen (Bruce Springsteen).

Rock Album: “The Rising,” Bruce Springsteen.