1996 Grammy Awards
|1996 Grammy Awards|
|Date||February 28, 1996|
|Location||Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles|
The 1996 (or 38th) Grammy Awards were held on February 28, 1996 at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles. The awards recognized accomplishments by musicians from the previous year. Alanis Morissette was the main recipient, being awarded four trophies, including Album of the Year.
Award winners 
- Best Traditional Blues Album
- John Lee Hooker for Chill Out
- Best Contemporary Blues Album
- Buddy Guy for Slippin' In
- Best Musical Album for Children
- Best Spoken Word Album for Children
- Best Orchestral Performance
- Best Classical Vocal Performance
- Best Opera Recording
- Best Choral Performance
- Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with orchestra)
- Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without orchestra)
- Best Chamber Music Performance
- Best Classical Contemporary Composition
- Best Classical Album
Composing and arranging 
- Best Instrumental Composition
- Bill Holman (composer) for "A View From the Side" performed by The Bill Holman Band
- Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television
- Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television
- Hans Zimmer (composer) for Crimson Tide
- Best Instrumental Arrangement
- Best Instrumental Arrangement with Accompanying Vocal(s)
- Best Female Country Vocal Performance
- Alison Krauss for "Baby, Now That I've Found You"
- Best Male Country Vocal Performance
- Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
- Best Country Collaboration with Vocals
- Best Country Instrumental Performance
- Best Country Song
- Best Country Album
- Best Bluegrass Album
- Best Traditional Folk Album
- Ramblin' Jack Elliott for South Coast
- Best Contemporary Folk Album
- Emmylou Harris for Wrecking Ball
- Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album
- Michael W. Smith for I'll Lead You Home
- Best Rock Gospel Album
- Ashley Cleveland for Lesson of Love
- Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album
- Shirley Caesar for Shirley Caesar Live - He Will Come
- Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album
- CeCe Winans for Alone In His Presence
- Best Southern Gospel, Country Gospel or Bluegrass Gospel Album
- Bill Hearn (producer) for Amazing Grace - A Country Salute to Gospel performed by various artists
- Best Gospel Album by a Choir or Chorus
- Best Historical Album
- John Pfeiffer (producer & notes writer), Ray Hall, Thomas MacCluskey, James P. Nichols, Anthony Salvatore, Jon M. Samuels, David Satz (engineers), J.J. Stelmach (art director), Gabriel Banat, Grant Beglarian, Robert Cowan, Mortimer W. Frank, Richard Freed, Erick Friedman, Harris Goldsmith, Josefa Heifetz, George Jellinek, Irving Kolodin, Jacob Lateiner, Laurence Lesser, Myra C. Livingston, John Maltese, John Anthony Maltese, Leonard Pennario & Brooks Smith (notes writers) for The Heifetz Collection performed by Jascha Heifetz & various artists
- Best Jazz Instrumental Solo
- Michael Brecker for "Impressions"
- Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Individual or Group
- Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance
- Best Jazz Vocal Performance
- Best Contemporary Jazz Performance
- Pat Metheny Group for "We Live Here"
- Best Latin Jazz Performance
- Best Latin Pop Performance
- Jon Secada for Amor
- Best Tropical Latin Performance
- Best Mexican-American/Tejano Music Performance
Musical show 
- Best Musical Show Album
Music video 
- Best Music Video, Short Form
- Best Music Video, Long Form
New Age 
Packaging and notes 
- Best Recording Package
- Best Recording Package - Boxed
- Best Album Notes
- Rob Bowman (notes writer) for The Complete Stax/Volt Soul Singles, Vol. 3: 1972 - 1975 performed by various artists
- Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
- Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
- Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
- Hootie & the Blowfish for "Let Her Cry"
- Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals
- Best Pop Instrumental Performance
- Los Lobos for "Mariachi Suite"
- Best Pop Album
Production and engineering 
- Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
- Best Classical Engineered Recording
- Producer of the Year
- Classical Producer of the Year
- Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
- Anita Baker for "I Apologize"
- Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
- Stevie Wonder for "For Your Love"
- Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
- TLC for "Creep"
- Best Rhythm & Blues Song
- Stevie Wonder (songwriter) for "For Your Love"
- Best R&B Album
- Best Rap Solo Performance
- Coolio for "Gangsta's Paradise"
- Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
- Best Rap Album
- Naughty by Nature for Poverty's Paradise
- Best Female Rock Vocal Performance
- Alanis Morissette for "You Oughta Know"
- Best Male Rock Vocal Performance
- Tom Petty for "You Don't Know How It Feels"
- Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
- Blues Traveler for "Run-Around"
- Best Rock Instrumental Performance
- Allman Brothers Band for "Jessica"
- Best Hard Rock Performance
- Pearl Jam for "Spin the Black Circle"
- Best Metal Performance
- Nine Inch Nails for "Happiness in Slavery"
- Best Rock Song
- Best Rock Album
- Best Spoken Word or Non-musical Album
- Maya Angelou for Phenomenal Woman
- Best Spoken Comedy Album
- Jonathan Winters for Crank Calls
Traditional pop 
Special merit awards 
MusiCares Person of the Year 
- Both Mariah Carey and Alanis Morissette received six nominations each, but although first-time nominee Alanis won four out her six nominations, Mariah, considered by many to be at the peak of her career and also having received the highest number of simultaneous nominations in her career up to that point, was completely shut out. Alanis Morissette was 21 years old at the time making her the youngest artist to win Album of the Year. She held this record until 2010 when Taylor Swift at 20 became the youngest artist to win the award.
- KISS with Tupac Shakur made their appearance to present the Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal award, this was Kiss's first public appearance reunited with the original band members.
- "1995 Grammy Award Winners". Grammy.com. Retrieved 1 May 2011.