Rhythm and Blues artist Beyonce Knowles, the British group Coldplay, and singer-songwriting duo of Luther Vandross and Richard Marx were the big winners at the 46th Grammy music awards Sunday in Los Angeles,(California).
Knowles won a record-matching five Grammys for her first R and B solo album, "Dangerously in Love," including best R and B song, female R and B performance, and contemporary R and B album.
Only three other women have won five Grammys in one year--Alicia Keys, Norah Jones and Lauryn Hill.
The group Coldplay won the highly coveted record of the year prize for their song, "Clocks," and dedicated their award to late singer Johnny Cash.
R and B artist and songwriter Luther Vandross and co-writer Richard Marx won song of the year for a touching tribute to Vandross' father called, "Dance with my Father." Vandross is still recovering from a stroke he suffered last year, but expressed his thanks in a taped acceptance speech.
The popular funk group Outkast won two awards, including best rap album "Speakerboxxx/ The Love Below."
Other multiple Grammy winners include pop singer Justin Timberlake, the rock group Evanescence, bluegrass singer Alison Krauss, rock artist Jack White of the duo, the White Stripes, and rapper Eminem.
Former president Bill Clinton, former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev and Italian film star Sophia Loren won a Grammy for best spoken-word album for children "Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf / Beintus: Wolf Tracks."
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