Santa Monica, California, February 9, 2004 — Universal Music Group, the world’s largest music company, earned an impressive number of GRAMMY® Awards across a broad range of categories at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony.

The 2004 Grammy winners from Universal Music Group’s family of labels were:

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal

• Underneath It All
No Doubt
Track from: Rock Steady
[Interscope Records]

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals

• Whenever I Say Your Name
Sting & Mary J. Blige
Track from: Sacred Love
[A&M Records]

Best Male Rap Solo Performance

• Lose Yourself
Track from: 8 Mile – Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture (Various Artists)
[Shady/Interscope Records]

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group

• Shake Ya Tailfeather
Nelly, P. Diddy & Murphy Lee
Track from: Bad Boys II Soundtrack
[Bad Boy/Universal Motown Records]

Best Rap Song

• Lose Yourself
J. Bass, M. Mathers & L. Resto, songwriters (Eminem)
Track from: 8 Mile – Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture (Various Artists)
[Shady/Interscope Records; Publisher: Eight Mile Style]

Best Male Country Vocal Performance

• Next Big Thing
Vince Gill
Track from: Next Big Thing
[MCA Nashville]

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal

• A Simple Life
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
Track from: Live At The Charleston Music Hall
[Skaggs Family Records]

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals

• How’s The World Treating You
James Taylor & Alison Krauss
Track from: Livin’, Lovin’, Losin’ – Songs Of The Louvin Brothers
[Universal South]

Best Country Instrumental Performance

• Cluck Old Hen
Alison Krauss & Union Station
Track from: Live
[Rounder Records]

Best Country Album

• Livin’, Lovin’, Losin’ – Songs Of The Louvin Brothers
Various Artists
Carl Jackson, producer
[Universal South]

Best Bluegrass Album

• Live
Alison Krauss & Union Station
[Rounder Records]

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group

• Alegría
Wayne Shorter
[Verve Records]

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

• Wide Angles
Michael Brecker Quindectet
[Verve Records]

Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album

• Cuatro Caminos
Cafe Tacuba
[Geffen Records]

Best Polka Album

• Let’s Polka ‘Round
Jimmy Sturr
[Rounder Select]

Best Musical Album For Children

• Bon Appétit!
Cathy Fink And Marcy Marxer
[Rounder Kids]

Best Instrumental Composition

• Sacajawea
Wayne Shorter, composer (Wayne Shorter)
Track from: Alegría
[Verve Records]

Best Instrumental Arrangement

• Timbuktu
Michael Brecker & Gil Goldstein, arrangers (Michael Brecker Quindectet)Track from: Wide Angles
[Verve Records]

Best Album Notes

• Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues: A Musical Journey
Tom Piazza, album notes writer (Various Artists)
[Hip-O Records]

Best Historical Album

• Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues: A Musical Journey
Steve Berkowitz, Alex Gibney, Andy McKaie & Jerry Rappaport, compilation producers; Gavin Lurssen & Joseph M. Palmaccio, mastering engineers (Various Artists)
[Hip-O Records]

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

• The Neptunes (Common, Jay-Z, LL Cool J)

Best Orchestral Performance

• Mahler: Symphony No. 3
Pierre Boulez, conductor (Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo soprano; Johannes Prinz & Gerald Wirth; Vienna Boys’ Choir & Women’s Chorus of the Vienna Singverein; Vienna Philharmonic)
[Deutsche Grammophon]

Best Classical Vocal Performance

• Schubert: Lieder With Orchestra
Thomas Quasthoff, bass-baritone & Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo soprano (Claudio Abbado; Chamber Orchestra of Europe)
[Deutsche Grammophon]

Best Short Form Music Video

• Hurt
Johnny Cash
Mark Romanek, video director; Aris McGarry, video producer
[American Recordings/Lost Highway Records]

Best Long Form Music Video

• Legend
(Sam Cooke)
Allen Klein, video director, Mick Gochanour, Iris W. Keitel, Robin Klein & Mary Wharton, video producers
[Abkco Music & Records]

About Universal Music Group

Universal Music Group is the world’s largest music company with wholly owned record operations or licensees in 71 countries. 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, DreamWorks Records, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Island Def Jam Music Group, Lost Highway Records, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Philips, Polydor, Universal Music Latino, Universal Motown Records Group, 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 Strategic Marketing & Commercial Affairs (outside the U.S.). Universal Music Group also includes eLabs, a new media and technologies division.

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