40th Annual Grammy Awards
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|40th Annual Grammy Awards|
|Date||February 25, 1998|
|Location||Radio City Music Hall, New York City|
The 40th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 25, 1998 at Radio City Music Hall, New York City. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the previous year. Rock icon Bob Dylan, Alison Krauss, and R. Kelly were the main recipients with three awards each.
- 1 Award winners
- 1.1 Alternative
- 1.2 Blues
- 1.3 Children's
- 1.4 Classical
- 1.5 Composing and arranging
- 1.6 Country
- 1.7 Folk
- 1.8 Gospel
- 1.9 Historical
- 1.10 Jazz
- 1.11 Latin
- 1.12 Musical show
- 1.13 Music video
- 1.14 New Age
- 1.15 Packaging and notes
- 1.16 Polka
- 1.17 Pop
- 1.18 Production and engineering
- 1.19 R&B
- 1.20 Rap
- 1.21 Reggae
- 1.22 Rock
- 1.23 Spoken
- 1.24 Traditional pop
- 1.25 World
- 2 Special merit awards
- 3 Trivia
- 4 References
- Song of the Year
- Best Traditional Blues Album
- John Lee Hooker for Don't Look Back
- Best Contemporary Blues Album
- Taj Mahal for Señor Blues
- 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 Small Ensemble Performance (with or without conductor)
- Best Chamber Music Performance
- Best Classical Contemporary Composition
- Best Classical Album
Composing and arranging
- Best Instrumental Composition
- Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television
- Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television
- Gabriel Yared (composer) for The English Patient
- Best Instrumental Arrangement
- Bill Holman (arranger) for "Straight, No Chaser" performed by The Bill Holman Band
- Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s)
- Best Female Country Vocal Performance
- Trisha Yearwood for "How Do I Live"
- Best Male Country Vocal Performance
- Vince Gill for "Pretty Little Adriana"
- Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
- Alison Krauss & Union Station for "Looking in the Eyes of Love"
- Best Country Collaboration with Vocals
- Best Country Instrumental Performance
- Best Country Song
- Best Country Album
- Best Bluegrass Album
- Alison Krauss & Union Station for So Long So Wrong
- Best Traditional Folk Album
- BeauSoleil for L'amour ou la Folie
- Best Contemporary Folk Album
- Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album
- Jars of Clay for Much Afraid
- Best Rock Gospel Album
- dc Talk for Welcome to the Freak Show: dc Talk Live in Concert
- Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album
- The Fairfield Four for I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray
- Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album
- Take 6 for Brothers
- Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album
- Peter York (producer) for Amazing Grace 2: A Country Salute to Gospel performed by various artists
- Best Gospel Choir or Chorus Album
- Best Historical Album
- Best Jazz Instrumental Solo
- Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Individual or Group
- Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance
- Best Jazz Vocal Performance
- Best Contemporary Jazz Performance
- Best Latin Jazz Performance
- Best Latin Pop Performance
- Best Tropical Latin Performance
- Best Mexican-American/Tejano Music Performance
- Best Latin Rock/Alternative Performance
- Best Musical Show Album
- Best Short Form Music Video
- Best Long Form Music Video
Packaging and notes
- Best Recording Package
- Best Recording Package - Boxed
- David Gorman, Hugh Brown & Rachel Gutek (art directors) for Beg Scream and Shout! The Big Ol' Box of '60s Soul performed by various artists
- Best Album Notes
- Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
- Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
- Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
- Jamiroquai for "Virtual Insanity"
- Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals
- Best Pop Instrumental Performance
- Sarah McLachlan for "Last Dance"
- Best Dance Recording
- Best Pop Album
Production and engineering
- Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
- Best Engineered Album, Classical
- Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
- Producer of the Year, Classical
- Remixer of the Year, Non-Classical
- Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
- Erykah Badu for "On & On"
- Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
- R. Kelly for "I Believe I Can Fly"
- Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
- Blackstreet for "No Diggity"
- Best Rhythm & Blues Song
- R. Kelly (songwriter) for "I Believe I Can Fly"
- Best R&B Album
- Erykah Badu for Baduizm
- Best Rap Solo Performance
- Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
- Best Rap Album
- Best Female Rock Vocal Performance
- Fiona Apple for "Criminal"
- Best Male Rock Vocal Performance
- Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
- The Wallflowers for "One Headlight"
- Best Rock Instrumental Performance
- The Chemical Brothers for "Block Rockin' Beats"
- Best Hard Rock Performance
- Best Metal Performance
- Best Rock Song
- Best Rock Album
- John Fogerty (producer & artist) for Blue Moon Swamp
- Best Spoken Word Album
- Charles Kuralt for Charles Kuralt's Spring
- Best Spoken Comedy Album
- Chris Rock for Roll With the New
Special merit awards
MusiCares Person of the Year
Grammy Legend Award
The 1998 Grammys had several memorable and shocking moments. Among them:
- Wu-Tang Clan member Ol' Dirty Bastard interrupts Shawn Colvin's Song of the Year acceptance speech to protest the Clan's loss in the Best Rap Album category.
- Immediately after performing "How Do I Live", LeAnn Rimes loses Best Female Country Vocal Performance to Trisha Yearwood's cover version of exactly the same song.
- Aretha Franklin performs the aria "Nessun Dorma" after standing in for Luciano Pavarotti at the last minute.
- During a Bob Dylan performance, a shirtless backup dancer named Michael Portnoy rushes to the front of the stage with the words "Soy Bomb" written on his chest.
- When presenting the nominees for Album of the Year Usher referred to Bob Dylan as Bill Dylan by accident.
- Paula Cole gives the finger during her performance of "Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?"
- "1997 Grammy Award Winners". Grammy.com. Retrieved 1 May 2011.