18 March 2001 | jaspervanzyl
Very happy with all the winners
I can honestly say I'm very happy with the winners at this award ceremony. U2's "Beautiful Day" is a flawless rock song, which definitely deserves Song of the Year. Shelby Lynne is nothing special, but out of the nominees for Artist of the Year she could well have won. I'm very happy with Paul Simon's Lifetime Achievement Award. He is one of the biggest and best musical legends of our time. But the biggest star of the night was Eminem. His amazing, emotion filled performance of "Stan" with Elton John was excellent. I'm just sorry he didn't win album of the year.
Sorry to say, but I'm glad Madonna didn't win Song of the Year. "Music" is the worst song she ever recorded, and I can't understand why the critics are so fond of it. It has no melody, no good lyrics, just poor singing and worse production.
Overall, This year's Grammy Awards was far from a let down, with very good live performances from Moby, Eminem, Macy Gray, Blue Man Group and Elton John. A good way to have spent my Thursday night.