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The 4th 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 2000.

Album of The Year

No Angel - Dido
Music - Madonna
Light Years - Kylie Minogue
Fragments of Freedom - Morcheeba
Kid A - Radiohead

Record of The Year

“Absolutely Everybody” – Vanessa Amorosi
“Teenager of The Year” – Lotel
“On a Night Like This” – Kylie Minogue
“The Great Beyond” – REM
“Beautiful Day” – U2

New Artist

Mary Mary

Song of The Year

“With Arms Wide Open” – Creed
“Here With Me” – Dido
“Teenager of The Year” – Lotel
“The Great Beyond” – REM
“Beautiful Day” – U2

Female Pop/Rock Vocal Performance

“Come on Over Baby” – Christina Aguilera
“Absolutely Everybody” – Vanessa Amorosi
“Here With Me” – Dido
“Music” – Madonna
“On a Night Like This” – Kylie Minogue

Male Pop/Rock Vocal Performance

“Things Have Changed” – Bob Dylan
“Be With You” – Enrique Iglesias
“Again” – Lenny Kravitz
“Desert Rose” – Sting
“Rock DJ” – Robbie Williams

Pop Performance Duo/Group with Vocal

“Pure Shores” – All Saints
“Breathless” – The Corrs
“Rome Wasn't Built in a Day” – Morcheeba
"Bye Bye Bye” – *N Sync
“Why Does it Always Rain on Me” – Travis

Rock Performance Duo/Group with Vocal

“With Arms Wide Open” – Creed
"Teenager of The Year” – Lotel
“Ex-Girlfriend” – No Doubt
“The Great Beyond” – REM
“Beautiful Day” – U2

Pop Album

No Angel – Dido
Music – Madonna
Light Years – Kylie Minogue
Fragments of Freedom - Morcheeba
Sing When You're Winning – Robbie Williams

Rock Album

Human Clay – Creed
Reflector – Killing Heidi
Black The Sun – Alex Lloyd
Odyssey Number Five – Powderfinger
All That You Can't Leave Behind – U2

Dance Performance

“Don't Give Up" – Chicane feat. Bryan Adams
“Toca's Miracle” – Fragma
“Who The Hell Are You?” – Madison Avenue
"Lady (Hear me Tonight)” – Modjo
“Groovejet (If This Aint Love)” – Spiller

Dance Album

Behind The Sun – Chicane
Europop – Eiffel 65
Halfway Between The Gutter and The Stars – Fatboy Slim
The Polyester Embassy – Madison Avenue
Pieces in a Modern Style – William Orbit

Alternative Performance

“I've Seen It All” – Bjork & Thom Yorke
“All The Small Things” – Blink 182
“The Bad Touch” – Bloodhound Gang
"Take a Picture” – Filter
“Natural Blues” – Moby

Alternative Album

Selamsongs – Bjork
Conspiracy of One – The Offspring
Binaural – Pearl Jam
Kid A – Radiohead
The Battle of Los Angeles – Rage Against The Machine

Country Performance *

“Cowboy Take Me Away” – Dixie Chicks
"Smile” – Lonestar
“You're Everything” – Keith Urban
“Just Another Day in Paradise” – Phil Vassar
“I Hope You Dance” – LeAnn Womack

Country Album *

The Captain – Kasey Chambers
Born To Fly – Sara Evans
How Do You Like Me Now? – Toby Keith
Who Needs Pictures – Brad Paisley
I Hope You Dance – LeAnn Womack

R&B/Rap Solo Performance with Vocal

“Try Again” – Aaliyah
“I'm Outta Love” – Anastacia
“Fill Me In” – Craig David
"Stan” – Eminem
“Thong Song” – Sisqo

R&B/Rap Performance Duo/Group with Vocal

“Independent Woman” – Destiny's Child
“Say My Name” – Destiny's Child
"Forget About Dre” – Dr Dre feat. Eminem
“Rock Me All NIght” – Kaylan
“Shackles” – Mary Mary

R&B/Rap Album

Not That Kind – Anastacia
Mama's Gun – Erykah Badu
Voodoo – D'Angelo
Born To Do It – Craig David
Marshall Mathers LP – Eminem


Selamsongs – Bjork
Man on The Moon – REM
Charlie's Angels – Various Artists
High Fidelity – Various Artists
The Sopranos – Various Artists

Best Collaboration

“I've Seen It All” – Bjork & Thom Yorke
“Don't Give Up” – Chicane feat. Bryan Adams
“Can I Have This Kiss Forever” – Whitney Houston & Enrique Iglesias
"Never Be The Same Again” – Melanie C & Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes
“Kids” – Robbie Williams & Kylie Minogue

Instrumental Composition for TV/Film

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – Tan Dun
The Insider – Lisa Gerrard & Pieter Bourke
Erin Brockovich – Thomas Newman
The End of The Affair – Michael Nyman
The Cider House Rules – Rachel Portman

Original Song from TV/Film

“I've Seen It All” – Bjork & Thom Yorke (Dancer in The Dark)
“Pure Shores” – All Saints (The Beach)
“Here With Me” – Dido (Roswell)
"Teenager of The Year” – Lotel (Looking For Alibrandi)
“The Great Beyond” – REM (Man on The Moon)

Music Video

“Stan” – Eminem
“Who The Hell Are You?” – Madison Avenue
"Spinning Around” – Kylie Minogue
“Natural Blues” – Moby
“Rock DJ” – Robbie Williams

Multiple Winners Tally (artists with multiple nominations)

Bjork 3
Dido 3
Kylie Minogue 3
Radiohead/Thom Yorke 3
Robbie Williams 3
Anastacia 2
Chicane 2

Multiple Nominations Tally (artists with multiple nominations)

Dido 6
Kylie Minogue 6

Bjork 5
Radiohead/Thom Yorke 5

Eminem 4
U2 4

Robbie Williams 3
Vanessa Amorosi 3
Anastacia 3
Chicane 3
Creed 3
Madison Avenue 3
Madonna 3
Morcheeba 3

Bryan Adams 2
All Saints 2
Craig David 2
Destiny's Child 2
Enrique Iglesias 2
Mary Mary 2
Moby 2
Spiller 2

* Country categories with help from Brian McAuley. Thanks!