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'Genius' Loved

Here are the Grammy winners -- The late Ray Charles is honored with the most awards (including Album of the Year), while Alicia Keys takes home a few of her own

Alicia Keys, Grammy Awards 2005 | HEART AND SOUL Keys won several Grammys in the R&B categories
Image credit: Alicia Keys: Reed Saxon/AP
HEART AND SOUL Keys won several Grammys in the R&B categories

Ray Charles may or may not be an Oscar champ in two weeks, but Sunday night, he was king of the Grammys. The late soul legend won eight prizes for his posthumously released duets disc, Genius Loves Company, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year (for ''Here We Go Again,'' his duet with Norah Jones), Best Pop Collaboration (for the same song), and Best Pop Album. Alicia Keys, who sang in one of the evening's many tributes to Brother Ray, earned four trophies herself, including Best R&B album (The Diary of Alicia Keys) and Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, for ''My Boo,'' her duet with Usher.

For his part, Keys' duet partner earned three Grammys, as did Kanye West (who had led the nominees with 10 nods). West won Best Rap Album (The College Dropout) but lost Best New Artist to Maroon 5, still riding the wave of their 2002 album Songs About Jane. The night's other big prize, the composer's award for Song of the Year, went to ''Daughters'' singer-songwriter John Mayer, one of two prizes for him at Sunday's ceremony at Los Angeles' Staples Center. Winners in other major categories (there were 107 prizes handed out total!) are listed below:

Album of the Year
Genius Loves Company, Ray Charles

Record of the Year
''Here We Go Again,'' Ray Charles and Norah Jones

Song of the Year
''Daughters,'' John Mayer

New Artist
Maroon 5

Pop Vocal Album
Genius Loves Company, Ray Charles

Female Pop Vocal Performance
''Sunrise,'' Norah Jones

Male Pop Vocal Performance
''Daughters,'' John Mayer

Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
''Heaven,'' Los Lonely Boys

Rock Album
American Idiot, Green Day

Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
''Vertigo,'' U2

Solo Rock Vocal Performance
''Code of Silence,'' Bruce Springsteen

Rock Song
''Vertigo,'' U2

Alternative Music Album
A Ghost Is Born, Wilco

R&B Album
The Diary of Alicia Keys, Alicia Keys

Contemporary R&B Album
Confessions, Usher

R&B Song
''You Don't Know My Name,'' Alicia Keys

Female R&B Vocal Performance
''If I Ain't Got You,'' Alicia Keys

Male R&B Vocal Performance
''Call My Name,'' Prince

R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
''My Boo,'' Usher and Alicia Keys

Rap Album
The College Dropout, Kanye West

Rap Song
''Jesus Walks,'' Kanye West

Rap Solo Performance
''99 Problems,'' Jay-Z

Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
''Let's Get It Started,'' The Black Eyed Peas

Country Album
Van Lear Rose, Loretta Lynn

Country Song
''Live Like You Were Dying,'' Tim McGraw

Female Country Vocal Performance
''Redneck Woman,'' Gretchen Wilson

Male Country Vocal Performance
''Live Like You Were Dying,'' Tim McGraw

Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
''Top of the World,'' Dixie Chicks

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For a Motion Picture, Television, or Other Visual Media
Garden State

Best Short Form Music Video
''Vertigo,'' U2

Originally posted Feb 14, 2005