The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards were held Wednesday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The place was packed with the industry’s best being recognized. The event included live performances by Destiny’s Child, Madonna, U2 and Macy Gray. Amidst all of the performances, everyone was waiting for the grand finale Eminem and Elton John performing “Stan”. The performance was well received by the crowd, who gave them a standing ovation (with Em thanking the crowd and then giving them the finger).
The rap awards were completely ran by Em, winning all the categories along with Dr. Dre, who also got Producer of the year. Em did not end up getting Best Album of the Year, which was the topic of controversy; rock group Steely Dan got to take that one home. Outside the show, protestors were lined up to show their disapproval for Eminem. Here is a list of Grammy’s that were handed out in the Rap category:
Best Rap Solo Performance: Eminem – “The Real Slim Shady”
Best Rap Performance by A Duo or Group: – Dr. Dre feat Eminem “Forget About Dre”
Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical: – Dr. Dre
Best Rap Album: Eminem – “The Marshall Mathers LP”