After being the opening act for the 2004 Grammy Award ceremony and a unsuccessful nomination for best pop instrumental category for N.E.W.S. well in 2005 he finally scored his fifth Grammy, he won the category for Best Traditional R&B Performance for the song Musicology, and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for Call My Name.
This news concluded a whirlwind year for Prince which also saw him be announced the highest paid musical entertainer of 2004 by pocketing a personal fortune of $56.5 million (more than even Madonna and Elton John) because of the success of his North American tour (grossing $90.3 million) and the multi-platinum selling album Musicology. He was not present to collect the awards at the Grammys, but did present the award for Best Original Song at the Oscars. This has has now racked up Prince’s haul of Grammies to 6.
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