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In the end, the name Bud Scoppa just didn't have enough oomph to overcome the one-two punch of Miles Davis & John Coltrane in the Album Notes category.


You Can Stop Voting Now; Our Trained Monkeys Have Tabulated Your Votes
Please put down your pencils and pass your papers to the front. The HITS' Grammy Poll 2001 is officially over.

You frittered away precious moments in your busy days when, lord knows, you could have been napping or at least trolling for porn. And for that, we thank you. The response to our poll was the largest ever. It was also our first Internet poll ever, but you take what you can get.

Below you'll find a list of the winners as chosen by you, our faithful readers. The winners are listed first (and in bold-face, just in case you don't get the message), with the percentage of the vote in that category that went to the winner in parentheses.

The also-rans—like our very own Grammy nominee Bud Scoppa—are listed in descending order below each winner.

The Grammy Awards will be broadcast on CBS tomorrow night at 8 p.m. Only then will we all get to see just how brilliant (or dim) we really are.

Album Of The Year
Eminem, "The Marshall Mathers LP" (43%)
Radiohead, "Kid A"
Beck, "Midnite Vultures"
Steely Dan, "Two Against Nature"
Paul Simon, "You're The One"

Song Of The Year
"Beautiful Day": U2 (35%)
"I Try": Macy Gray, Jinsoo Lim, Jeremy Ruzumna & David Wilder
"Breathe": Stephanie Bentley & Holly Lamar (performed by Faith Hill)
"Say My Name": Fred Jerkins III, Rodney Jerkins, Beyonce Knowles, LeToya Luckett, LaTavia Roberson & Kelendria Roberson (performed by Destiny's Child)
"I Hope You Dance": Mark D. Sanders & Tia Sellers (performed by Lee Ann Womack)

Record Of The Year
"Music," Madonna (34%)
"Beautiful Day," U2
"Bye Bye Bye," NSYNC
"I Try," Macy Gray
"Say My Name," Destiny's Child

Best New Artist
Jill Scott (35%)
Shelby Lynne
Papa Roach
Brad Paisley

Best Polka Album
"Touched By A Polka," Jimmy Sturr (30%)

"Let's Dance," Walter Ostanek
"SqueezeBox," LynnMarie
"Another Day At The Office," Eddie Blazonczyk's Versatones
"Mi Lenny Um" (an office favorite!), Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push

Best Album Notes
"Miles Davis & John Coltrane," Bob Blumenthal (44%)

"Hotcakes & Outtakes," Bud Scoppa
"Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis Jr. Story," Gerald Early
"The Remains Of Tom Lehrer," Dr. Demento
"The Best Of Broadside 1962-1988," Jeff Place
"The Complete Lester Young Studio Sessions On Verve," John Chilton