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Columbia Records Congratulates John Mayer, Prince, Bruce Springsteen & The Dixie Chicks on Their 2005 Grammy Wins

NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2005 /PRNewswire/

Columbia Records congratulates its artists on their wins announced Sunday, February 13, at the 47th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. John Mayer and Prince took home two Grammys apiece while Bruce Springsteen and the Dixie Chicks each added a Grammy to their individual collections.

John Mayer's "Daughters," a track from his multi-platinum album, Heavier Things, won Song of the Year and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance (a category John also won in 2002 for "Your Body Is A Wonderland"), bringing Mayer's lifetime Grammy total up to three.

Prince's funk-filled and provocative Musicology album on Columbia/NPG Records generated two Grammy-winning tracks: "Call My Name," which won in the Best Male R&B Vocal Performance category and "Musicology," which earned Prince the Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance trophy. The ceremony marked Prince's first Grammy wins since his signature tune, "Kiss," took home the Best R&B Performance By A Duo or Group with Vocal statue in 1986. With the addition of this year's awards, Prince's lifetime Grammy total is up to six.

Bruce Springsteen's "Code of Silence," a previously unreleased live bonus track from The Essential Bruce Springsteen, won the Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance trophy, earning the Boss his 12th Grammy. Springsteen took home his first Grammy in 1984 (Best Male Rock Vocal Performance for "Dancing In The Dark").

The title track from the Dixie Chicks' Top Of The World - Live album won the Best Country Performance By A Duo or Group with Vocal Grammy, bringing the Dixie Chicks' lifetime total up to eight. The group won their first Grammys in 1998 when Wide Open Spaces, the Chicks' debut album, took home the Best Country Album trophy, an honor later given to each of their studio albums (Fly in 1999 and Home in 2002).

Columbia Records offers additional congratulations to two of its artists for non-Columbia related recordings: Marc Anthony, whose Amar Sin Mentiras on Sony Discos took home the Best Latin Pop Album trophy and Johnny Mathis, whose duet with Ray Charles on "Over The Rainbow," from the Album of the Year winning Genius Loves Company, earned Victor Vanacore the Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) trophy.

Song Of The Year
Daughters
John Mayer, songwriter (John Mayer)
Track from: Heavier Things [Aware Records/Columbia; Publishers: Sony/ATV
Tunes/Specific Harm Music.]

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Daughters
John Mayer
Track from: Heavier Things [Columbia/Aware)

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance
Code of Silence
Bruce Springsteen
Track from: The Essential Bruce Springsteen
[Columbia Records]

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
Call My Name
Prince
Track from: Musicology
[Columbia Records/NPG Records]

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
Musicology
Prince
Track from: Musicology
[Columbia Records/NPG Records]

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Top Of The World
Dixie Chicks
Track from: Top of the World - Live
[Columbia]

Congratulations Also To Columbia Records Artists
Marc Anthony & Johnny Mathis

Best Latin Pop Album
Amar Sin Mentiras
Marc Anthony
[Sony Discos]

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
(An Arranger's Award. (Artist names appear in parenthesis.) Singles or
Tracks only.)
Over The Rainbow
Victor Vanacore, arranger (Ray Charles & Johnny Mathis)
Track from: Genius Loves Company [Concord Records/Hear Music]


Source: Columbia Records

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