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The 3rd Annual Cadet Music Awards

Here are my annual awards that I like to call “The Cadet Awards”, which I come up with every year to honour those records, singles, and performances I think were the best in 1999.

Album of The Year

There Is Nothing Left To Loose - Foo Fighters
On How Life Is - Macy Gray
Siren - Heather Nova
Internationalist - Powderfinger
Supernatural - Santana

Record of The Year

“When I Grow Up” – Garbage
“Don’t Call Me Baby” – Madison Avenue
“Nothing Really Matters” – Madonna
“I Believe In Love” – Paula Cole Band
“Smooth” – Santana feat. Rob Thomas

New Artist

Deborah Cox
Destiny’s Child
Macy Gray
Madison Avenue

Song of The Year

“The Prayer” – Bayer Sager/Foster/Renis/Testa (Andrea Bocelli & Celine Dion)
“Water From Wine” – Nova (Heather Nova)
“Smooth” – Shur/Thomas (Santana feat. Rob Thomas)
“Fear” – McLachlan (Sarah McLachlan)
“Everything is Everything” – Hill (Lauryn Hill)

Female Pop/Rock Vocal Performance

“Have a Look” – Vanessa Amorosi
“Power of Goodbye” – Madonna
“Fear” – Sarah McLachlan
“Thank U” – Alanis Morissette
“Water From Wine” – Heather Nova

Male Pop/Rock Vocal Performance

“I Need To Know” – Marc Anthony
“She’s So High” – Tal Bachman
“What It’s Like” – Everlast
“Balaimos” – Enrique Iglesias
“American Woman” – Lenny Kravitz

Pop Performance Duo/Group with Vocal

“All I Need” – Air
“Blown Away” – Bachelor Girl
“Larger Than Life” – Backstreet Boys
“Sing It Back” – Moloko
“I Believe In Love” – Paula Cole Band

Rock Performance Duo/Group with Vocal

“Learning To Fly” – Foo Fighters
“When I Grow Up” – Garbage
“Malibu” – Hole
“Passenger” – Powderfinger
“Smooth” – Santana feat. Rob Thomas

Pop Album

Amen – Paula Cole Band
Mirrorball – Sarah McLachlan
Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie – Alanis Morissette
Siren – Heather Nova
Affirmation – Savage Garden

Rock Album

There Is Nothing Left To Loose – Foo Fighters
Burn To Shine – Ben Harper
Internationalist – Powderfinger
Californication – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Supernatural – Santana

Dance Performance

“9pm (Till I Come)” – ATB
“Saltwater” – Chicane
“Praise You” – Fatboy Slim
“Don’t Call Me Baby” – Madison Avenue
“Bodyrock” – Moby

Dance Album

Karma – Delerium
Skin – Endorphin
Temperamental – Everything But The Girl
Synkronized – Jamiroquai
Play – Moby

Alternative Performance

“Bliss” – Tori Amos
“Deeper Water” – Deadstar
“Shimmer” – Fuel
“Weir” – Killing Heidi
“Last Kiss” – Pearl Jam

Alternative Album

Midnite Vultures – Beck
Enema of The State – Blink 182
Surrender – Chemical Brothers
Children of Telepathic Experiences – Gerling
The Fragile – Nine Inch Nails

R&B/Rap Solo Performance with Vocal

“Nobody’s Supposed To Be Here” – Deborah Cox
“My Name Is” – Eminem
“I Try” – Macy Gray
“Everything is Everything” – Lauryn Hill
“Fortunate” – Maxwell

R&B/Rap Performance Duo/Group with Vocal

“When You Believe” – Mariah Carey & Whitney Houston
“Guilty Conscience” – Dr Dre & Eminem
“Bills, Bills, Bills” – Destiny’s Child
“You Got Me” – The Roots feat. Erykah Badu
“No Scrubs” – TLC

R&B/Rap Album

One Wish – Deborah Cox
The Writing’s on The Wall – Destiny’s Child
On How Life Is – Macy Gray
Things Fall Apart – The Roots
Fanmail – TLC


Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me – Various Artists
Buena Vista Social Club – Ry Cooder
Felicity – Various Artists
The Matrix – Various Artists
Run Lola Run – Tom Tykwer

Best Collaboration

“Silence” – Delerium feat. Sarah McLachlan
“The Prayer” – Celine Dion & Andrea Bocelli
“Burning Down The House” – Tom Jones & The Cardigans
“Do You Like The Way?” – Santana feat. Lauryn Hill & Cee-Lo
“Smooth” – Santana feat. Rob Thomas

Instrumental Composition for TV/Film

American Beauty – Thomas Newman
Central Station – Jacques Morelenbaum & Antonio Pinto
Eyes Wide Shut – Jocelyn Pook
Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace – John Williams
The Talented Mr Ripley – Gabriel Yared

Original Song from TV/Film

“All I Need” – Air (Felicity)
“Amphibian” – Bjork (Being John Malkovich)
“The Prayer” – Andrea Bocelli & Celine Dion (The Quest For Camelot)
“Beautiful Stranger” – Madonna (Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me)
“The Animal Song” – Savage Garden (The Other Sister)

Music Video

“The Future of The Future” – Deep Dish/Everything But The Girl
“Praise You” – Fatboy Slim
“Everything is Everything” – Lauryn Hill
“Baby Did a Bad Bad Ting” – Chris Isaak
“Nothing Really Matters” – Madonna

Nominations Tally (artists with multiple nominations)

Santana 6

Macy Gray 4
Lauryn Hill 4
Madonna 4
Sarah McLachlan 4
Heather Nova 4
Rob Thomas 4

Deborah Cox 3
Destiny's Child 3
Foo Fighters 3
Madison Avenue 3
Paula Cole Band 3
Powderfinger 3

Air 2
Andrea Bocelli 2
Delerium 2
Celine Dion 2
Everything But The Girl 2
Fatboy Slim 2
Garbage 2
Moby 2
Alanis Morrissette 2
The Roots 2