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Grammy’s biggest upset was, without a doubt, Bob Blumenthal’s award for Best Album notes for "Miles Davis & John Coltrane: The Complete Columbia Recordings 1955-1961," which beat out our beloved Managing Editor Bud Scoppa’s "Hotcakes & Outtakes: 30 Years Of Little Feat."


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The 2001 Grammy Awards will be remembered wistfully, as the statue for Best Album Notes was snatched away from HITS' own Bud Scoppa.

Still, the 43rd annual awards must go on and here's what happened at the pre-telecast presentations, hosted by David Foster.

Dr. Dre scored kudos for Producer Of The Year for his work with Eminem, N.W.A and Ice Cube, among others. His "Forgot About Dre" earned Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group. His homie, Eminem, was given Best Rap Solo Performance for "The Real Slim Shady."

Creed's "With Arms Wide Open" was named Best Rock Song. Sheryl Crow's "There Goes The Neighborhood" was cited as Best Female Rock Vocal Performance and Lenny Kravitz took the Male category for "Again." The now-revamped Rage Against The Machine earned Best Hard Rock Performance with "Guerilla Radio," while the Deftones scored Best Metal Performance ("Elite"). Metallica's collaboration with Michael Kamen, "The Call Of The Ktulu," was named Best Rock Instrumental Performance. The Foo Fighters were double winners, as "There Is Nothing Left To Lose" scored Best Rock Album, and the band's "Learn To Fly" took Best Short Video. During his acceptance at the Grammy's afternoon ceremony, Foo Fighter Dave Grohl noted his record was the only one that cost "next-to-nothing" to record.

Office favorite (or at least editorial grunt David Simutis' choice) Radiohead's "Kid A" garnered Best Alternative Album.

Classic artists had the lock on Pop music. Actor/spokesmodel Sting won the Best Male Pop Vocal Performance award for "She Walks This Earth (Soberana Rosa)." Steely Dan's "Cousin Dupree" took Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group. B.B. King and Dr. John's "Is You Is, Or Is You Ain't (My Baby)" scored Best Pop Collaboration, and the Brian Setzer Orchestra was named for Best Pop Instrumental Performance for "Caravan."

D'Angelo became the ceremony's first big winner, raking in statues for "Untitled (How Does It Feel)" as Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B album for "Voodoo." Toni Braxton grabbed the Best Female R&B Vocal Performance award for "He Wasn't Man Enough," while Destiny's Child scored Best R&B Song for "Say My Name." Baha Men accepted the Best Dance Recording statue for "Who Let The Dogs Out?"—but did not bark.

"Solitary Man" earned Johnny Cash the statue for the Best Male Country Vocal Performance, while Faith Hill garnered the Female counterpart. Lee Ann Womack's "I Hope You Dance" was named Best Country Song, while Hill's pairing with husband Tim McGraw on "Let's Make Love" scored Best Country Collaboration.

Jimmy Sturr's "Touched By A Polka" swept the Best Polka Album category. We'll down a bratwurst to that.

Grammy's biggest upset was, without a doubt, Bob Blumenthal's award for Best Album notes for "Miles Davis & John Coltrane: The Complete Columbia Recordings 1955-1961," which beat out our beloved Managing Editor Bud Scoppa's "Hotcakes & Outtakes: 30 Years Of Little Feat." Overwhelmed with grief, Scoppa reportedly declined a red carpet interview with E!'s David Adelson, grumbling, "Even losers deserve more respect than having to deal with basic cable personalities."

The other 16 major awards, including the newest for Best Native American recording, will be handed out in the nationally televised CBS show tonight.

Here is a select list of 2001 Grammy Award winners so far:

Producer Of The Year: Dr. Dre

Best Rock Song: Creed, "With Arms Wide Open"

Best Rock Album: Foo Fighters, There Is Nothing Left To Lose"

Best Female Rock Vocal Performance: Sheryl Crow, "There Goes The Neighborhood"

Best Male Rock Vocal Performance: Lenny Kravitz, "Again."

Best Hard Rock Vocal Performance: Rage Against The Machine, "Guerilla Radio"

Best Metal Performance: Deftones, "Elite"

Best Rock Instrumental Performance: Metallica with Michael Kamen, "The Call Of The Ktulu"

Best Alternative Album: Radiohead, "Kid A"

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance: Sting, "She Walks This Earth (Soberana Rosa)."

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group: Steely Dan, "Cousin Dupree"

Best Pop Collaboration: B.B. King and Dr. John, "Is You Is, Or Is You Ain't (My Baby)"

Best Pop Instrumental Performance: Brian Setzer Orchestra, "Caravan"

Best Rap Solo Performance: Eminem, "The Real Slim Shady."

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group: Dr. Dre, "Forgot About Dre"

Best R&B Song: Destiny's Child, "Say My Name"

Best R&B Album: D'Angelo, "Voodoo"

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance: D'Angelo, "Untitled (How Does It Feel)"

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance: Toni Braxton, "He Wasn't Man Enough"

Best Dance Recording: Baha Men, "Who Let The Dogs Out?"

Best Country Song: Lee Ann Womack, "I Hope You Dance"

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group: Asleep At The Wheel, "Cherokee Maiden"

Best Male Country Vocal Performance: Johnny Cash, "Solitary Man"

Best Female Country Vocal Performance: Faith Hill, "Breathe"

Best Country Collaboration: Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, "Let's Make Love"

Best Bluegrass Album: Dolly Parton, "The Grass Is Blue"

Best Traditional Blues Album: B.B. King and Eric Clapton, "Riding With The King"

Best Contemporary Blues Album: Taj Mahal & The Phantom Blues Band, "Shoutin' In Key"

Best Traditional Folk Album: Dave Alvin, "Public Domain - Songs From The Wild Land"

Best Contemporary Folk Album: Emmylou Harris, "Red Dirt Girl"

Best Reggae Album: Beenie Man, "Art And Life"

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album: Various Artists, "Almost Famous"

Best Polka Album: Jimmy Sturr, "Touched By A Polka"