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UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP REAPS GRAMMY GOLD

Santa Monica, California, February 28, 2002 -- The Universal Music Group celebrated the 44th Annual Grammy Awards with a post-Grammy Party hosted by Universal Music Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Doug Morris. The company’s combined labels walked away with an impressive number of Grammys across a broad range of categories.

The 2002 Grammy winners from Universal Music Group’s family of labels were:

Record of the Year Walk On U2 Interscope Records

Album Of The Year O Brother, Where Art Thou? – Soundtrack Lost Highway Records

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance I’m Like A Bird Nelly Furtado DreamWorks Records

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight James Taylor Track from: The Nearness of You Verve Records

Best Pop Vocal Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of U2 Interscope Records

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals Lady Marmalade Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya & PinkInterscope Records

Best Female Rock Vocal Performance Get Right With God Lucinda Williams Lost Highway Records

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal Elevation U2 Interscope Records

Best Rock Album All That You Can’t Leave Behind U2 Interscope Records

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Album At Last Gladys Knight MCA Records

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration Let Me Blow Ya Mind Eve Featuring Gwen Stefani Ruff Ryders/Interscope

Best Male Country Vocal Performance O Death Ralph Stanley Track from: O Brother, Where Art Thou? – Soundtrack (Various Artists) Lost Highway Records

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group with Vocal The Lucky One Alison Krauss + Union Station Rounder Records

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow Dan Tyminski, Harley Allen & Pat Enright (The Soggy Bottom Boys) Track from: O Brother, Where Art Thou? – Soundtrack (Various Artists) Lost Highway Records

Best Country Instrumental Performance Foggy Mountain Breakdown Earl Scruggs, Glen Duncan, Randy Scruggs, Steve Martin, Vince Gill, Marty Stuart, Gary Scruggs, Albert Lee, Paul Shaffer, Jerry Douglas & Leon Russell MCA Nashville

Best Country Song The Lucky One Robert Lee Castleman, songwriter (Alison Krauss + Union Station) Rounder Records; Publisher: Live Slow Music

Best Country Album Timeless – Hank Williams Tribute Various Artists Lost Highway Records

Best Bluegrass Album New Favorite Alison Krauss + Union Station Rounder Records

Best Jazz Instrumental Solo Chan's Song Michael Brecker, soloist Verve Records

Best Latin Jazz Album Nocturne Charlie Haden Verve Records

Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album Embrace The Chaos Ozomatli Interscope Records

Best Traditional Folk Album Down From The Mountain Various Artists Lost Highway Records

Best Reggae AlbumHalfway Tree Damian Marley Ghetto Youth Intl./Motown Records

Best Polka Album Gone Polka Jimmy Sturr Rounder

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media O Brother, Where Art Thou? Various Artists Lost Highway Records

Best Instrumental Composition Cast Away (End Credits) Alan Silvestri, composer (Alan Silvestri) Varese Sarabande

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical The Look of Love Al Schmitt, engineer (Diana Krall) Verve Records

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical T Bone Burnett Down From The Mountain (Various Artists) O Brother, Where Art Thou? - Soundtrack (Various Artists) Lost Highway Records

Producer Of The Year, ClassicalManfred Eicher · Haydn: The Seven Words (Rosamunde Quartet) · Holliger: Schneewittchen (Heinz Holliger, J. Banse, C. Kallisch, S. Davislim, O. Widmer & W. Groschel) · Leos Janacek - A Recollection (In the Mist; Piano Sonata, 1.X. 1905; On An Overgrown Path, Etc.) (Andras Schiff) · Morimur (Bach: Partita D. Min; Christ Lag In Todesbanden; Jesu Meine Freude, Etc.) (Christopher Poppen & The Hilliard Ens.) · Schonberg: Verklarte Nacht/Veress: Four Transylvanian Dances/Bartok: Divertimento (Thomas Zehetmair & Camerata Bern) ECM

Best Orchestral Performance Boulez Conducts Varese Pierre Boulez (Chicago Sym. Orch.) Deutsche Grammophon

Best Chamber Music Performance Haydn: The Complete String Quartets The Angeles String Quartet Philips

Best Classical Vocal Performance Dreams & Fables - Gluck Italian Arias Cecilia Bartoli, mezzo soprano Decca Records

Among the artists and celebrities at the reception were U2, No Doubt, Sheryl Crow, Nelly Furtado, Mya, Nelly, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Diana Krall, Damian Marley, Ralph Stanley, Lionel Richie, Elvis Costello, Afroman, Musiq Soulchild, Rob Zombie, Beck, Jamie O’Neal, Hanson, Jonny Lang, Juanes, Lisa Loeb, Baz Luhrmann, Warren G., Emmylou Harris, Rob Thomas, Robbie Williams, Ryan Phillippe, Dweezil Zappa, and Tara Reid.

Universal Music Group is the world's leading music company with wholly-owned record operations or licensees in 63 countries around the world. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, one of the industry's largest global music publishing operations.

Universal Music Group consists of record labels Decca Record Company, Deutsche Grammophon, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Island Def Jam Music Group, Lost Highway Records, MCA Nashville, MCA Records, Mercury Records, Motown Records, Philips, Polydor, Universal Records, and Verve Music Group as well as a multitude of record labels owned or distributed by its record company subsidiaries around the world. The Universal Music Group owns the most extensive catalog of music in the industry, which is marketed through two distinct divisions, Universal Music Enterprises (in the U.S.) and UM3 (outside the U.S.).

Universal Music Group is a unit of Vivendi Universal, a global media and communications company.

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