Grammy Awards of 1993

Grammy Awards of 1993

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The 35th Grammy Awards were held in 1993. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the previous year. Eric Clapton was the nights big winner winning 6 awards. His wins followed after the death of his son Conner, who fell out the window in his father's New York City apartment. Clapton's song Tears in Heaven was about the incident. The song won Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male.

Award winners:

*Record of the Year
**Russ Titelman (producer) & Eric Clapton for "Tears in Heaven"

*Album of the Year
**Russ Titelman (producer) & Eric Clapton for "Unplugged"

*Song of the Year
**Eric Clapton & Will Jennings (songwriters) for "Tears in Heaven"

*Best New Artist
**Arrested Development


*Best Alternative Music Album
**Tom Waits for "Bone Machine"


*Best Traditional Blues Album
**Dr. John for "Goin' Back to New Orleans"
*Best Contemporary Blues Album
**Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble for "The Sky Is Crying "


*Best Album for Children
**Alan Menken & Howard Ashman (songwriters) for "Beauty and the Beast - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" performed by various artists


*Best Orchestral Recording
**Leonard Bernstein (conductor) & the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra for "Mahler: Symphony No. 9"
*Best Classical Vocal Performance
**Kathleen Battle & Margo Garrett for "Kathleen Battle at Carnegie Hall (Handel, Mozart, Liszt, Strauss, etc.) "
*Best Opera Recording
**Christopher Raeburn, Stephen Trainor, Morten Winding (producers), Georg Solti (conductor), Hildegard Behrens, José van Dam, Plácido Domingo, Sumi Jo, Reinhild Runkel, Julia Varady & the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra for "R. Strauss: Die Frau Ohne Schatten"
*Best Performance of a Choral Work
**Herbert Blomstedt (conductor), Vance George (choir director), the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony Boys Choir & the San Francisco Symphony Girls Choir for "Orff: Carmina Burana"
*Best Classical Performance - Instrumental Solo With Orchestra
**Lorin Maazel (conductor), Yo-Yo Ma & the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for "Prokofiev: Sinfonia Concertante - Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme"
*Best Classical Performance - Instrumental Solo Without Orchestra
**Vladimir Horowitz for "Horowitz - Discovered Treasures (Chopin, Liszt, Scarlatti, Scriabin, Clementi)"
*Best Chamber Music Performance
**Emanuel Ax & Yo-Yo Ma for "Brahms: Sonatas for Cello & Piano"
*Best Contemporary Composition
**Samuel Barber (composer), Andrew Schnenck (conductor) & the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for "Barber: The Lovers"
*Best Classical Album
**Horst Dittberner (producer), Leonard Bernstein (conductor) & the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra for "Mahler: Symphony No. 9"


*Best Comedy Album
**Peter Schickele for "P.D.Q. Bach: Music for an Awful Lot of Winds & Percussion"

Composing and arranging

*Best Instrumental Composition
**Benny Carter (composer) for "Harlem Renaissance Suite"
*Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television
**Howard Ashman & Alan Menken (songwriters) for "Beauty and the Beast" performed by Peabo Bryson & Céline Dion
*Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television
**Alan Menken (composer) for "Beauty and the Beast" performed by various artists
*Best Arrangement on an Instrumental
**Rob McConnell (arranger) for "Strike Up the Band" performed by Rob McConnell & The Boss Brass
*Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s)
**Johnny Mandel (arranger) for "Here's to Life" performed by Shirley Horn


*Best Country Vocal Performance, Female
**Mary Chapin Carpenter for "I Feel Lucky"
*Best Country Vocal Performance, Male
**Vince Gill for "I Still Believe in You"
*Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
**Emmylou Harris & the Nash Ramblers for "Emmylou Harris & the Nash Ramblers at the Ryman"
*Best Country Vocal Collaboration
**Marty Stuart & Travis Tritt for "The Whiskey Ain't Workin"'
*Best Country Instrumental Performance
**Chet Atkins & Jerry Reed for "Sneakin' Around "
*Best Country Song
**Vince Gill and John Barlow Jarvis (songwriters) for "I Still Believe in You", performed by Vince Gill
*Best Bluegrass Album
**Alison Krauss & Union Station for "Every Time You Say Goodbye"


*Best Traditional Folk Album
**The Chieftains for "An Irish Evening - Live at the Grand Opera House, Belfast"
*Best Contemporary Folk Album
**The Chieftains for "Another Country"


*Best Pop Gospel Album
**Steven Curtis Chapman for "The Great Adventure"
*Best Rock/Contemporary Gospel Album
**Petra for "Unseen Power"
*Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album
**Shirley Caesar for "He's Working It Out For You"
*Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album
**Mervyn E. Warren (producer) for "Handel's Messiah - A Soulful Celebration" performed by various artists
*Best Southern Gospel Album
**Bruce Carroll for "Sometimes Miracles Hide"
*Best Gospel Album by a Choir or Chorus
**Edwin Hawkins (choir director) for "Edwin Hawkins Music & Arts Seminar Mass Choir - Recorded Live in Los Angeles" performed by the Music & Arts Seminar Mass Choir


*Best Historical Album
**Michael Cuscuna (producer) for "The Complete Capitol Recordings of The Nat "King" Cole Trio"


*Best Jazz Instrumental Solo
**Joe Henderson for "Lush Life"
*Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Individual or Group
**Branford Marsalis for "I Heard You Twice the First Time"
*Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance
**McCoy Tyner for "The Turning Point"
*Best Jazz Vocal Performance
**Bobby McFerrin for "'Round Midnight"
*Best Contemporary Jazz Performance (Instrumental)
**Pat Metheny for "Secret Story"


*Best Latin Pop Album
**Jon Secada for "Otro Dia Mas Sin Verte"
*Best Tropical Latin Album
**Linda Ronstadt for "Frenesi"
*Best Mexican-American Album
**Linda Ronstadt for "Mas Canciones"

Musical Show

*Best Musical Show Album
**Jay David Saks (producer) & the New Broadway cast for "Guys and Dolls - The New Broadway Cast Recording"

Music video

*Best Music Video, Short Form
**John Downer (video director & producer) & Peter Gabriel for "Digging in the Dirt"
*Best Music Video, Long Form
**Rob Small (video producer), Sophie Muller (video director) & Annie Lennox for "Diva"

New Age

*Best New Age Album
**Enya for "Shepherd Moons"

Packaging and Notes

*Best Album Package
**Melanie Nissen (art director) for "Spellbound - Compact" performed by Paula Abdul
*Best Album Notes
**Ahmet Ertegün, Arif Mardin, Dave Marsh, David Ritz, Jerry Wexler, Thulani Davis & Tom Dowd (notes writers) for "Queen of Soul - The Atlantic Recordings" performed by Aretha Franklin


*Best Polka Album
**Walter Ostanek for "35th Anniversary" performed by Walter Ostanek & His Band


*Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female
**k.d. lang for "Constant Craving"
*Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male
**Eric Clapton for "Tears in Heaven"
*Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
**Celine Dion & Peabo Bryson for "Beauty and the Beast"
*Best Pop Instrumental Performance
**Richard Kaufman (conductor) for "Beauty and the Beast"

Production and engineering

*Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
**Bruce Swedien & Teddy Riley (engineers) for "Dangerous" performed by Michael Jackson
*Best Engineered Recording, Classical
**James Lock, John Pellowe, Jonathan Stokes & Philip Siney (engineers), Georg Solti (conductor) & the Vienna Philharmonic for "R. Strauss: Die Frau Ohne Schatten"
*Producer of the Year (Non-Classical)
**Babyface & L.A. Reid
**Brian Eno & Daniel Lanois
*Classical Producer of the Year
**Michael Fine


*Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female
**Chaka Khan for "The Woman I Am "
*Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male
**Al Jarreau for "Heaven and Earth"
*Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
**Boyz II Men for 'End of the Road'
*Best R&B Instrumental Performance
**Miles Davis for "Doo-Bop"
*Best Rhythm & Blues Song
**Babyface, L.A. Reid & Daryl Simmons (songwriters) for 'End of the Road' performed by Boyz II Men


*Best Rap Solo Performance
**Sir Mix-a-Lot for "Baby Got Back"
*Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
**Arrested Development for "Tennessee"


*Best Reggae Album
**Shabba Ranks for "X-tra Naked"


*Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female
**Melissa Etheridge for "Ain't It Heavy"
*Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male
**Eric Clapton for "Unplugged"
*Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
**U2 for "Achtung Baby"
*Best Rock Instrumental Performance
**Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble for "Little Wing"
*Best Hard Rock Performance with Vocal
**Red Hot Chili Peppers for "Give It Away"
*Best Metal Performance
**Nine Inch Nails for "Wish"
*Best Rock Song
**Eric Clapton & Jim Gordon (songwriters) for "Layla" performed by Eric Clapton


*Best Spoken Word or Non-musical Album
**Earvin "Magic" Johnson & Robert O'Keefe for "What You Can Do to Avoid AIDS"

Trad Pop

*Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance
**Tony Bennett for "Perfectly Frank"


*Best World Music Album
**Sergio Mendes for "Brasileiro"


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