|It’s been 20 years since Santana won eight Grammy Awards for their chart-topping album Supernatural, tying Michael Jackson’s record for the most awards won in a single night.
One of the most popular songs from the group was Maria Maria featuring the Product G&B.
What did the song achieve?
The 42nd Annual Grammy Awards are remembered for two things: Jennifer Lopez’s sexy green Versace dress and Santana’s near-record-breaking string of Supernatural wins.
The band’s first record to top the Billboard 200 albums chart in 28 years. The album welcomed genre-spanning guest performers – like Rob Thomas, Everlast, Eric Clapton, and Lauryn Hill – leading to nominations and wins across several categories. While Santana wins eight awards, Supernatural wins a total of nine (the ninth going to “Smooth” songwriters Rob Thomas and Itaal Shur)
• Album of the Year
• Rock Album of the Year
• Record of the Year for “Smooth” (feat. Rob Thomas)
• Song of the Year for “Smooth.”
• Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for “Smooth.”
• Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for “Maria Maria.“
• Best Pop Instrumental Performance for “El Farol”.
• Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for “Put Your Lights On” (feat. Everlast)
• Best Rock Instrumental Performance for “The Calling ” (feat. Eric Clapton)
Did you know Santana is the name of the group?
The rock band from San Francisco was led by Mexican-American guitarist and songwriter Carlos Santana.