The 42nd Annual Grammy Awards

Staples Center, City and County of Los Angeles, State of California 90015

Wednesday February 23, 2000

About the Event/Show

Music/Awards

Photos

About the Event/Show

The Venue

Crypto.com Arena is a multi-purpose arena in Downtown Los Angeles. Adjacent to the L.A. Live development, it is located next to the Los Angeles Convention Center complex along Figueroa Street. The arena opened on October 17, 1999 as Staples Center until December 2021 when Singapore-based Crypto.com acquired the naming rights.

Crypto.com Arena has 950,000 square feet (88,257.9 m2) of total space, with a 94-foot (28.7 m) by 200-foot (61.0 m) arena floor. It stands 150 feet (45.7 m) tall.

The Annual Grammy Awards ceremony has been held at Crypto.com Arena since 2000, with the exception of 2003, 2018, 2021 and 2022. As of 2020, the venue has hosted the Grammy Awards 19 times, hosting more than any other venue in the history of the Grammy Awards.

Staples Center July 2012

The 42nd Annual Grammy Awards

The Grammy Award (stylized as GRAMMY, originally called Gramophone Award), or just Grammy, is an award presented by the Recording Academy to recognize "Outstanding Achievement in the music industry" of the United States. The trophy depicts a gilded gramophone. The Grammys are the first of the Big Three networks' major music awards held annually (before the Billboard Music Awards in Summer and the American Music Awards in Fall). The first Grammy Awards ceremony was held on May 4, 1959, to honor the musical accomplishments of performers for the year 1958. After the 2011 ceremony, The Recording Academy overhauled many Grammy Award categories for 2012.

The first GRAMMY Awards ceremony held during the 21st century is perhaps best remembered as a supernaturally smooth evening for Carlos Santana. Remarkably, the veteran guitar great and bandleader had previously won only one GRAMMY — under his own name at the 31st Annual GRAMMY Awards for Best Rock Instrumental Performance (Orchestra, Group Or Soloist) for "Blues For Salvador." At the 42nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Los Angeles’ Staples Center, Santana made up for lost time, winning eight awards: Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals, Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals, Best Pop Instrumental Performance, Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal, Best Rock Instrumental Performance and Best Rock Album. As if that wasn’t all quite enough, Santana’s “Smooth” vocal guest Rob Thomas and Itaal Shur — who wrote the song together — took home the GRAMMY for Song Of The Year.

When Bob Dylan and Lauryn Hill presented the GRAMMY for Album Of The Year for Supernatural at the end of the night, Carlos Santana spoke up for “love, understanding and oneness.” But it was one of Supernatural’s producers — and longtime Santana friend and mentor — Clive Davis who summed things up beautifully. “You’re an inspiration to every young musician throughout the globe,” Davis said of Santana. “Because when they break in they don’t know how long a career can not only last, but how long it can soar.” On this night, there could be no question that Santana was soaring.

Memorabilia

Poster
Ticket
Program

Press Reviews

Press Review The Oakland Tribune February 24, 2000
Press Review The Daily Review February 24, 2000
Press Review San Francisco Chronicle February 24, 2000
Press Review San Francisco Examiner February 24, 2000
Press Review Los Angeles Times February 24, 2000
Press Review San Jose Mercury News February 24, 2000
Press Review El Pais (Spain) February 24, 2000
Press Review El Periodico (Spain) February 24, 2000
Press Review La Vanguardia (Spain) February 25, 2000
Press Review La Razon (Spain) February 25, 2000
Press Review Diario 16 (Spain) February 25, 2000
Press Review Avui (Spain) February 25, 2000
Press Review Mainichi Daily News (Japan) February 25, 2000

Music/Awards

The Band: Santana #58

Carlos Santana (guitar/percussion/vocals), Benny Rietveld (bass), Rodney Holmes (drums), Raul Rekow (percussion/vocals), Karl Perazzo (percussion/vocals), Chester Thompson (keyboard/vocals), Tony Lindsay (vocals), Andy Vargas (vocals)

Guests

4 Horns (1), Rob Thomas (2)

Length

11 minutes

Exact Set List

Victory Is Won (1)/Smooth (1)(2)(a)

Release

(a) "42nd Annual Grammy Awards" on March 6, 2001 on DVD-R1 (Col USA CVD 50236)

Note

Complete performance broadcast on same day on American TV CBS.

Before the rendition of the song, nine Grammy Awards are given to Santana's "Supernatural":

Record Of The Year "Smooth"

Album Of The Year "Supernatural"

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals "Maria Maria"

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals "Smooth"

Best Pop Instrumental Performance "El Farol"

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal "Put Your Lights On"

Best Rock Instrumental Performance "The Calling"

Best Rock Album "Supernatural"

Song Of The Year "Smooth"

After the event, the post-Grammy party is held at the Conga Room, co-owned by Jimmy Smits, Jennifer Lopez, Paul Rodriguez, Sheila E., Amaury Nolasco, Baron Davis, Trevor Ariza, and will.i.am among others.

March 6, 2001 DVD-R1 Front Cover
(Columbia USA CVD 50236)
March 6, 2001 DVD-R1 Back Cover
(Columbia USA CVD 50236)
March 6, 2001 DVD-R1 Label
(Columbia USA CVD 50236)

Photos

Awards Photos by Various Authors

© Scott Gries
© Ron Galella
© Ron Galella
© Bob Riha
© Dave Hogan
© Ron Galella
© Bob Riha
© Bob Riha
© Bob Riha
© Jeff Kravitz
© Jeff Kravitz
© Dave Hogan
© Dave Hogan

Performance Photos by Various Authors

© Frank Micelotta
© Frank Micelotta
© Frank Micelotta
© Frank Micelotta
© Frank Micelotta

Post-Grammy Party Photos by Various Authors

© Kevin Mazur
© Kevin Mazur
© Kevin Mazur