Grammy Awards of 1997

Grammy Awards of 1997

Infobox Grammy Awards
name = 39th

imagesize = 125px
date = February 26, 1997
venue = Madison Square Garden
New York, New York
host = Ellen DeGeneres
network = CBS
next = 1998
last = 1996
The 39th Grammy Awards were held on February 26, 1997. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the previous year.

Award winners:

*Record of the Year
**Babyface (producer) & Eric Clapton for "Change the World"
*Album of the Year
**Roy Bittan, Jeff Bova, David Foster, Humberto Gatica, Jean-Jacques Goldman, Rick Hahn, Dan Hill, John Jones, Aldo Nova, Rick Nowels, Steven Rinkoff, Billy Steinberg, Jim Steinman, Ric Wake (producers) & Celine Dion for "Falling Into You"

*Song of the Year
**Gordon Kennedy, Wayne Kirkpatrick & Tommy Sims (songwriters) for "Change the World" performed by Eric Clapton & Babyface / Wynonna

*Best New Artist
**LeAnn Rimes


*Best Alternative Music Performance
**Beck for "Odelay"


*Best Traditional Blues Album
**James Cotton for "Deep in the Blues"
*Best Contemporary Blues Album
**Keb' Mo' for "Just Like You"


*Best Musical Album for Children
**George Massenburg (producer) & Linda Ronstadt (producer & artist) for "Dedicated to the One I Love"
*Best Spoken Word Album for Children
**Virginia Callaway, Steven Heller (producers) & David Holt (producer & narrator) for "Stellaluna"


*Best Orchestral Performance
**Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor) & the San Francisco Symphony for "Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet (Scenes From the Ballet)"
*Best Classical Vocal Performance
**James Levine (conductor), Bryn Terfel & the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra for "Opera Arias - Works of Mozart, Wagner, Borodin"
*Best Opera Recording
**Brian Couzens (producer), Richard Hickox (conductor), Philip Langridge, Alan Opie, Janice Watson, the London Symphony Chorus & the City of London Sinfonia for "Britten: Peter Grimes "
*Best Choral Performance
**Andrew Litton (conductor), Neville Creed, David Hill (chorus masters) & the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra & Chorus for "Walton: Belshazzar's Feast"
*Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with orchestra)
**Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor), Yefim Bronfman & the Los Angeles Philharmonic for "Bartók: The Three Piano Concertos "
*Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without orchestra)
**Earl Wild for "The Romantic Master - Works of Saint-Saëns, Handel"
*Best Small Ensemble Performance (with or without conductor)
**Pierre Boulez (conductor) & the Ensemble Inter-Contemporain for "Boulez: ...Explosante-Fixe... "
*Best Chamber Music Performance
**The Cleveland Quartet for "Corigliano: String Quartet"
*Best Classical Contemporary Composition
**John Corigliano (composer) & the Cleveland Quartet for "Corigliano: String Quartet"
*Best Classical Album
**Joanna Nickrenz (producer), Leonard Slatkin (conductor), Michelle De Young, various artists, the Washington Choral Arts Society Male Chorus, the Washington Oratorio Society Male Chorus & the National Symphony Orchestra for "Corigliano: Of Rage and Remembrance"

Composing and arranging

*Best Instrumental Composition
**Herbie Hancock & Jean Hancock (composers) for "Manhattan (Island of Lights and Love)" performed by Herbie Hancock
*Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television
**Diane Warren (songwriter) for "Because You Loved Me" (Theme from "Up Close & Personal") performed by Céline Dion
*Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television
**David Arnold (composer) for "Independence Day"
*Best Instrumental Arrangement
**Michael Kamen (arranger) for "An American Symphony (Mr. Holland's Opus)"
*Best Instrumental Arrangement with Accompanying Vocal(s)
**Alan Broadbent & David Foster (arrangers) for "When I Fall in Love" performed by Natalie Cole with Nat King Cole


*Best Female Country Vocal Performance
**LeAnn Rimes for "Blue"
*Best Male Country Vocal Performance
**Vince Gill for "Worlds Apart"
*Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
**Brooks & Dunn for "My Maria"
*Best Country Collaboration with Vocals
**Alison Krauss & Union Station & Vince Gill for "High Lonesome Sound"
*Best Country Instrumental Performance
**Chet Atkins for "Jam Man"
*Best Country Song
**Bill Mack (songwriter) for "Blue" performed by LeAnn Rimes
*Best Country Album
**Billy Williams (producer) & Lyle Lovett (producer & artist) for "The Road to Ensenada"
*Best Bluegrass Album
**Todd Phillips (producer) for "True Life Blues - The Songs of Bill Monroe" performed by various artists


*Best Traditional Folk Album
**Pete Seeger for "Pete"
*Best Contemporary Folk Album
**Bruce Springsteen for "The Ghost of Tom Joad"


*Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album
**Neal Joseph & Norman Miller (producers) for "Tribute - The Songs of Andrae Crouch" performed by various artists
*Best Rock Gospel Album
**dc Talk for "Jesus Freak"
*Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album
**Cissy Houston for "Face to Face"
*Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album
**Kirk Franklin for "Whatcha Lookin' 4 "
*Best Gospel, Country Gospel or Bluegrass Gospel Album
**Andy Griffith for "I Love to Tell the Story - 25 Timeless Hymns"
*Best Gospel Album by a Choir or Chorus
**Shirley Caesar (choir director) for "Just a Word" performed by Shirley Caesar's Outreach Convention Choir


*Best Historical Album
**Bob Belden (producer), Phil Schaap (producer & engineer) Phil Schaap & Mark Wilder (engineer) for "The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings" performed by Miles Davis & Gil Evans

Jen O'Sullivan: Best Gospel Song of the Year


*Best Jazz Instrumental Solo
**Michael Brecker for "Cabin Fever"
*Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Individual or Group
**Michael Brecker for "Tales From the Hudson"
*Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance
**Grover Mitchell for "Live at Manchester Craftsmen's Guild"
*Best Jazz Vocal Performance
**Cassandra Wilson for "New Moon Daughter"
*Best Contemporary Jazz Performance
**Wayne Shorter for "High Life"
*Best Latin Jazz Performance
**Paquito D'Rivera for "Portraits of Cuba"


*Best Latin Pop Performance
**Enrique Iglesias for "Enrique Iglesias"
*Best Tropical Latin Performance
**Rubén Blades for "La Rosa de los Vientos"
*Best Mexican-American/Tejano Music Performance
**La Mafia for "Un Millon de Rosas"

Musical Show

*Best Musical Show Album
**Bill Whelan (composer, lyricist & producer) & various artists for "Riverdance"

Music video

*Best Music Video, Short Form
**Vincent Joliet (video producer), Joe Pytka (video director) & The Beatles for "Free as a Bird"
*Best Music Video, Long Form
**Chips Chipperfield, Neil Aspinall (video producers), Bob Smeaton, Geoff Wonfor (video directors) & The Beatles for "The Beatles Anthology"

New Age

*Best New Age Album
**Enya for "The Memory of Trees"

Packaging and Notes

*Best Recording Package
**Andy Engel & Tommy Steele (art directors) for "Ultra-Lounge (Leopard Skin Sampler)" performed by various artists
*Best Recording Package - Boxed
**Arnold Levine & Chika Azuma (art directors) for "The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings" performed by Miles Davis & Gil Evans
*Best Album Notes
**Bill Kirchner, Bob Belden, George Avakian & Phil Schaap (notes writers) for "The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings" performed by Miles Davis & Gil Evans


*Best Polka Album
**Jimmy Sturr for "Polka! All Night Long"


*Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
**Toni Braxton for "Unbreak My Heart"
*Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
**Eric Clapton for "Change the World"
*Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
**The Beatles for "Free as a Bird"
*Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals
**Natalie Cole for "When I Fall in Love" performed by Natalie Cole with Nat King Cole
*Best Pop Instrumental Performance
**Béla Fleck and the Flecktones for "The Sinister Minister"
*Best Pop Album
**Celine Dion for "Falling Into You"

Production and engineering

*Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
**Al Schmitt, Bruce Swedien, Francis Buckley & Tommy Vicari for "Q's Jook Joint" performed by Quincy Jones
*Best Classical Engineered Recording
**Lawrence Rock, William Hoekstra (engineers), Leonard Slatkin (conductor) & the Saint Louis Symphony for "Copland: Dance Symphony; Short Symphony; Organ Symphony"
*Producer of the Year
*Classical Producer of the Year
**Joanna Nickrenz


*Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
**Toni Braxton for "You're Makin' Me High"
*Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
**Luther Vandross for "Your Secret Love"
*Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
**The Fugees for "Killing Me Softly With His Song"
*Best Rhythm & Blues Song
**Babyface (songwriter) for "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)" performed by Whitney Houston
*Best R&B Album
**Tony Rich for "Words" performed by The Tony Rich Project


*Best Rap Solo Performance
**LL Cool J for "Hey Lover"
*Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
**Bone Thugs-N-Harmony for "Tha Crossroads"
*Best Rap Album
**The Fugees (producer and artist) for "The Score"


*Best Reggae Album
**Bunny Wailer for "Hall of Fame - A Tribute to Bob Marley's 50th Anniversary"


*Best Female Rock Vocal Performance
**Sheryl Crow for "If It Makes You Happy"
*Best Male Rock Vocal Performance
**Beck for "Where It's At"
*Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
**Dave Matthews Band for "So Much to Say"
*Best Rock Instrumental Performance
**Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, Dr. John, B.B. King, Art Neville, Bonnie Raitt & Jimmie Vaughan for "SRV Shuffle"
*Best Hard Rock Performance
**Smashing Pumpkins for "Bullet With Butterfly Wings"
*Best Metal Performance
**Rage Against the Machine for "Tire Me"
*Best Rock Song
**Tracy Chapman (songwriter) for "Give Me One Reason"
*Best Rock Album
**Sheryl Crow (producer & artist) for "Sheryl Crow"


*Best Spoken Word or Non-musical Album
**Hillary Rodham Clinton for "It Takes a Village"
*Best Spoken Comedy Album
**Al Franken for "Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot"

Trad Pop

*Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance
**Tony Bennett for "Here's to the Ladies"


*Best World Music Album
**The Chieftains for "Santiago"

External links

* [ 39th Grammy Awards] at the Internet Movie Database


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