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Detroit Music Awards winners 

National album: Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP

National single: Eminem, "The Real Slim Shady"

Compilation: Marshall Crenshaw, This is Easy

Producer: Mark Nilan

Studio: Live Wire

Record Label: Static Records

Live performance: Immunity

Sound technician: Neil Sever

Rock act: Trash Brats

Alternative act: The Ottomans

Hard rock/metal act: Broadzilla

Pop act: The Dungbeatles

Rock/pop recording: The Dungbeatles, Instant Classic

Industrial act: Sweatysuedelips

Songwriter: Vinnie Dombroski

Rock vocalist: Stuart Scaggs (of GRR)

Rock instrumentalist: Darryl Pierce (of GRR)

Acoustic act: Lisa Hunter

Folk act: Audra Kubat (of Stunning Amazon)

Acoustic/folk vocalist: Jan Krist

Acoustic/folk instrumentalist: Danny Cox (of Daniel's Crossing)

Acoustic/folk writer: Liz Larin

Acoustic/folk recording: Lisa Hunter, Alive

Blues vocalist: Alberta Adams

Blues recording: Alberta Adams, Say Baby Say

Blues artist: Mudpuppy

R&B act: Paul Randolph

Blues instrumentalist: Mark Pasman (of Mudpuppy)

Blues writer: Chris Codish (of the Brothers Groove)

Country recording: Big Barn Combo, Comin' All the Way From Detroit City

Country act: Devin Scillian

Country vocalist: Ron Jacobs

Country instrumentalist: J.C. Whitelaw (of Forbes Brothers)

Country writer: Scott and Denny Forbes (of Forbes Brothers)

Urban/funk/hip-hop recording: Funktelligence, Until Now

Hip-hop act: Paradime

Hip-hop DJ: DJ Assault

Hip-hop MC: Paradime

Funk act: Rev. Right Time & the 1st Cuzins of Funk

Urban vocalist: Martin Gross (of Howling Diablos)

Urban instrumentalist: Johnny Evans (of Howling Diablos)

Urban writer: Martin Gross (of Howling Diablos)

Jazz group: The Brothers Groove

Jazz recording: The Brothers Groove

Big band swing: Twistin' Tarantulas

Jazz vocalist: (Tie) Chris Codish and Sheila Landis

Jazz instrumentalist: Larry Nozero

Jazz composer: Teddy Harris Jr.

World record: Immunity, Tu Lively

Reggae act: Immunity

Ska act: Super Dot

World music act: Johnny Rodriguez' Fiery Latin Jazz Band

World vocalist: Tom Varga (of Immunity)

World instrumentalist: Tom Wall (of Immunity)

World writer: Bill Koggenhop (of Immunity)

Electronic DJ: Carl Craig

Electronic recording: Carl Craig, Designer Music Vol. I

Electronic act: Juan Atkins

Electronic producer: Mike Clark

Gospel/Christian recording: Fred Hammond & Radical for Christ, Purpose by Design

Gospel choir: Rudy Hawkins Singers

Gospel act: Fred Hammond & Radical for Christ

Gospel instrumentalist: Tim Bowman

Christian contemporary act: Jennifer Knapp

Gospel vocalist: (Tie) Vanessa Bell Armstrong and Vickie Winans

Gospel writer: Fred Hammond

Classical recording: Emerald Sinfonietta, Homegrown

Community orchestra: Warren Symphony

Classical small ensemble: Emerald Sinfonietta

Classical instrumentalist: Flavio Varani, piano

Classical vocalist: Abha Dearing

Classical composer: Dana Newhouse

Special achievement awards: Barrett Strong, Arthur Penhallow, "Backstage Pass" and Willie D. Warren

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