42nd Annual Grammy Awards

42nd Annual Grammy Awards
Date February 23, 2000
Location Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Hosted by Rosie O'Donnell
Television/Radio coverage
Network CBS

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. 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.[1]

The green Versace dress of Jennifer Lopez was the subject of much media attention following the awards. Christina Aguilera became the second youngest artist to win a Grammy Award at 19 years and 2 months old.


Award winners

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 Alternative Music Performance


Best Traditional Blues Album
Best Contemporary Blues Album




Composing and arranging




Best Traditional Folk Album
Best Contemporary Folk Album





Musical show

Music Video

New Age

Best New Age Album

Packaging and notes


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 Dance Recording
Best Pop Vocal Album

Production and engineering


Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

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


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


Traditional pop

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance


Best World Music Album

Special merit awards

MusiCares Person of the Year


Designer: Raoul Pascual of WYNK Marketing. The design of the 42nd GRAMMY AWARDS logo, also known as the Millenium Logo (because it was the first music awards for the incoming 21st century), was commissioned to Mark Deitch and Associates. The actual design was conceived and executed by Raoul Pascual. 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. The rest is history.


  1. "1999 Grammy Award Winners". Grammy.com. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
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