46th Annual Grammy Awards

The 46th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 8, 2004 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the previous year. The big winners were Beyoncé, who won five awards, and Outkast, who won three awards including Album of the Year. Tied for the most nominations, with six each, were Knowles, Outkast, and Jay-Z.[1]

46th Annual Grammy Awards
DateFebruary 8, 2004
LocationStaples Center, Los Angeles, California
Most awardsBeyoncé (5)
Most nominationsBeyoncé, Jay-Z, Outkast, Pharrell Williams (6 each)
Television/radio coverage


Effects of the Super Bowl XXXVIII controversy

Janet Jackson was originally scheduled to perform a tribute to Luther Vandross during the ceremony. However, due to an incident involving Jackson during the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show the previous week, where her breast was briefly revealed by Justin Timberlake, Jackson was blacklisted by CBS's parent company Viacom and her invitation to the ceremony was rescinded. Despite his involvement in the "wardrobe malfunction", Timberlake was still invited, and used one of his acceptance speeches to apologize for the incident. CBS also broadcast the ceremony on a five-minute tape delay.[2][3]

Winners and nominees

Bold type indicates the winner out of the list of nominees.

Reference for the nominations:[4]


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


Best Alternative Music Album


Best Traditional Blues Album
Best Contemporary Blues Album




Best Comedy Album

Composing and arranging

Best Instrumental Composition

Best Instrumental Arrangement

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)


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


Best Dance Recording


Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media

Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media

Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media


Best Traditional Folk Album

Best Contemporary Folk Album

Best Native American Music Album


Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album

Best Rock Gospel Album

Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album

Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album

Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album

Best Gospel Choir or Chorus Album

  • Bishop T.D. Jakes (choir director) & the Potter's House Mass Choir for A Wing and a Prayer


Best Historical Album


Best Jazz Instrumental Solo

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group

  • Clark Germain (engineer), Dave Darlington (engineer/mixer), Robert Sadin (engineer/mixer & producer) & Wayne Shorter for Alegría

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Best Contemporary Jazz Album

Best Latin Jazz Album


Best Latin Pop Album

Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album

Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album

  • Jose Angel Cabrera & Dennis Parker (engineers), Daniel Estevez T. (engineer/mixer) & Joan Sebastian (producer & artist) for Afortunado

Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album

  • Anibal Kerpel, Joseph Chiccarelli (engineers), Elfego Buendia, Emmanuel Del Real, Gustavo Santaolalla, Jose "Joselo" Rangel, Quique Rangel (producers) & Café Tacuba for Cuatro Caminos

Best Tejano Album

  • Edward Perez, Ramiro Serna (engineers), Jimmy Gonzalez producer & Jimmy Gonzalez y El Grupo Mazz for Si Me Faltas Tu

Best Salsa/Merengue Album

  • Jon Fausty, Luca Germini, Jorge G. Gómez, Carlos Laurenz, Jose Lopez, Olga Santos, Jake Tanner, (engineers), Jorge G. Garcia (engineer/mixer), Oscar Gómez (engineer/mixer & producer), Sergio George (producer) & Celia Cruz for Regalo Del Alma

Musical show

Best Musical Show Album

Music video

Best Short Form Music Video

Best Long Form Music Video

New Age

Best New Age Album

Packaging and notes

Best Recording Package

  • Ani DiFranco & Brian Grunert (art directors) for Evolve performed by Ani DiFranco

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package

Best Album Notes

  • Tom Piazza (notes writer) for Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: A Musical Journey performed by Various Artists


Best Polka Album


Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal

Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals

Best Pop Instrumental Performance

Best Pop Vocal Album

Best Pop Instrumental Album

Production and engineering

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

Best Engineered Album, Classical

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

Producer of the Year, Classical


Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance

Best Urban/Alternative Performance

Best R&B Song

Best R&B Album

Best Contemporary R&B Album


Best Female Rap Solo Performance
Best Male Rap Solo Performance
Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Best Rap Song
Best Rap Album


Best Reggae Album


Best Female Rock Vocal Performance

Best Male Rock Vocal Performance

Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal

Best Rock Instrumental Performance

Best Hard Rock Performance

Best Metal Performance

Best Rock Song

Best Rock Album


Best Spoken Word Album

Traditional pop

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album


Best Traditional World Music Album

  • Jon Mark (engineer & producer) & the monks of Sherab Ling Monastery for Sacred Tibetan Chant

Best Contemporary World Music Album

  • Stéphane Caisson (engineer), José da Silva (producer) & Cesária Évora for Voz d'Amor
    • Asha Bhosle was nominated for You've Stolen My Heart, thus becoming the first ever Indian artist to earn a grammy nomination.

Special merit awards

Grammy Hall of Fame Award

MusiCares Person of the Year



  1. "2003 Grammy Award Winners". Grammy.com. Retrieved May 1, 2011.
  2. "MTV Under Attack by FCC". Rolling Stone. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  3. "Nipple Ripples: Revisiting Janet Jackson's Wardrobe Malfunction". Rolling Stone. Retrieved July 28, 2017.
  4. "46th Annual Grammy® Awards Nominees Coverage". Digitalhit.com. Retrieved August 1, 2017.
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