Posted by Robert
Rap News Network
2/9/2004 5:04:41 AM
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Beyoncé had a spectacular night, winning five of six awards, including Best Contemporary R&B Album. But the cosmic-funk hip-hop of Outkast would not be denied. What's cooler than bein' cool? Ice Cold. And Andre 3000 and Big Boi chilled the crowd by picking up the big award for the night, Album of the Year, for their multiplatinum, chart-topping double album, Speakerboxxx/ The Love Below. (Click here for a list of Grammy winners.)
Beyoncé and Outkast's achievements notwithstanding, a big surprise of the night was the complete shutout of 50 Cent. The rapper went from relative obscurity to being the top-selling artist of 2003 within the span of one year. Yet, out of five nominations, he picked up no awards. No loss was more pronounced than when the Best New Artist award was handed to goth-rockers Evanescence in a definite upset. As the band settled at the podium to accept the award, 50 Cent rushed the stage, walked past the members of Evanescence and strolled off in an utter moment of defiance.
50 Cent went up against Eminem in two categories that pitted the mentored with the mentor. But with his song "Lose Yourself," from the soundtrack to his film "8 Mile," Eminem beat his protégé for Best Rap Male Solo Performance and Best Rap Song.
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