"This is #14 on my mantle, and I'm very grateful. I was genuinely surprised. I have a feeling that the next big thing after Latin will be South African music." Sting (born Gordon Sumner), on his awards for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance and Best Pop Album for Brand New Day.
"I don't think we thought we'd be here two years in a row. This never gets old." Natalie Maines, Dixie Chicks singer, on her group's wins for Best Country Album for Fly and Best Country Duo or Group With Vocal for "Ready To Run." Asked about the country trio's biggest obstacle to getting to the show, Maines, wearing a black leather skirt, form-fitting black top and high heels, said, "These shoes."
"The Latin artists who are part of this so-called Latin explosion would be on top anyway. I don't think it has much to do with where they came from." Chris Perez, widower of slain Tejano star Selena, on the Santana sweep. The Chris Perez Band won the Grammy for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Performance for their album Resurrection.