Destiny's Child and U2 snag awards; Eminem hugs Elton John

By Lori Reese
Updated February 22, 2001 at 05:00 AM EST
Credit: Destiny's Child: Kevin Winter/Image Direct

Younger performers ignited the controversy surrounding the 43rd Annual Grammy awards, but in the end the night belonged to artists like… Steely Dan. The veteran rock group’s ”Two Against Nature” beat out Eminem’s ”The Marshall Mathers LP” and Radiohead’s ”Kid A” for the esteemed Album of the Year award. Em, meanwhile, took the prize for Rap Album of the Year shortly before his highly anticipated — and ultimately well received — duet with Elton John.

U2 snagged three honors including Record of the Year for which they beat out upstarts like Destiny’s Child — who won for R&B performance by a duo or group — and Macy Gray, who took the prize for Best Pop Female Vocal. Meanwhile, the biggest surprise of the evening was Shelby Lynne’s honor for Best New Artist. (Mr. ”Thong Song” Sisqó had been favored). Appropriately, the singer thanked the Recording Academy for recognizing her as a new talent after ”13 years and six albums.”

The Grammy Awards were broadcast live from Los Angeles’ Staples Center on CBS. Here’s a list of the award highlights.

Album of the Year
”Two Against Nature,” Steely Dan

Record of the Year
”Beautiful Day,” U2

Song of the Year
”Beautiful Day,” U2 (U2)

New Artist
Shelby Lynne

Female Pop Vocal Performance
”I Try,” Macy Gray

Male Pop Vocal Performance
”She Walks This Earth (Soberana Rosa),” Sting

Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
”Cousin Dupree,” Steely Dan

Pop Collaboration with Vocals
”Is You Is, Or Is You Ain’t (My Baby),” B.B. King and Dr. John

Dance Recording
”Who Let the Dogs Out,” Baha Men

Pop Vocal Album
”Two Against Nature,” Steely Dan

Female Rock Vocal Performance
”There Goes the Neighborhood,” Sheryl Crow

Male Rock Vocal Performance
”Again,” Lenny Kravitz

Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
”Beautiful Day,” U2

Hard Rock Performance
”Guerrilla Radio,” Rage Against the Machine

Metal Performance
”Elite,” Deftones

Rock Song
”With Arms Wide Open,” Scott Stapp and Mark Tremonti (Creed)

Rock Album
”There Is Nothing Left to Lose,” Foo Fighters

Alternative Music Album
”Kid A,” Radiohead

Female R&B Vocal Performance
”He Wasn’t Man Enough,” Toni Braxton

Male R&B Vocal Performance
”Untitled (How Does It Feel),” D’Angelo

R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
”Say My Name,” Destiny’s Child

R&B Song
”Say My Name,” LaShawn Daniels, Fred Jerkins III, Rodney Jerkins, Beyoncé Knowles, LeToya Luckett, LaTavia Roberson, and Kelendria Rowland (Destiny’s Child)

R&B Album
”Voodoo,” D’Angelo

Rap Solo Performance
”The Real Slim Shady,” Eminem

Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
”Forgot About Dre,” Dr. Dre featuring Eminem

Rap Album
”The Marshall Mathers LP,” Eminem

Female Country Vocal Performance
”Breathe,” Faith Hill

Male Country Vocal Performance
”Solitary Man,” Johnny Cash

Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
”Cherokee Maiden,” Asleep At The Wheel

Country Collaboration with Vocals
”Let’s Make Love,” Faith Hill and Tim McGraw

Country Song
”I Hope You Dance,” Mark D. Sanders and Tia Sillers (Lee Ann Womack)

Country Album
”Breathe,” Faith Hill

Latin Pop Album
”MTV Unplugged,” Shakira

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Dr. Dre

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For a Motion Picture, Television, or Other Visual Media
”Almost Famous,” Various Artists

Best Short Form Music Video
”Learn to Fly,” Foo Fighters