32nd Annual Grammy Awards

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32nd Annual Grammy Awards
Bette Midler (1990).jpg
Bette Midler holding her Grammy Award
Date February 21, 1990
Location Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California
Host Garry Shandling
Television/Radio coverage
Network CBS
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The 32nd Annual Grammy Awards were held in 1990. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the previous year.[1][2]

The Milli Vanilli duo pose with Michael Greene, chairman of NARAS, during the 1990 Grammys rehearsal.

Award winners[edit]

The award for Best New Artist was originally awarded to Milli Vanilli. In November 1990, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences revoked Milli Vanilli's Grammy,[3][4][5] after Milli Vanilli performers Robert Pilatus and Fabrice Morvan and their producer, Frank Farian, admitted the duo "did not sing a note" on their album, Girl You Know It's True.[6]

General[edit]

Fine Young Cannibals rehearsing for the Grammys.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bonnie Raitt wins this thing called Grammy 4 times". The Milwaukee Sentinel. 22 February 1990. Retrieved 1 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "1989 Grammy Award Winners". Grammy.com. Retrieved 1 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Milli Vanilli is stripped of Grammy for fakery". The Milwaukee Sentinel. 20 November 1990. Retrieved 1 May 2011. 
  4. ^ Shriver, Jerry (January 28, 2010). "Milli Vanilli frontman says duo were musical 'scapegoats'". USA Today. Retrieved May 12, 2010. 
  5. ^ Philips, Chuck (November 16, 1990). "It's True: Milli Vanilli Didn't Sing : Pop music: The duo could be stripped of its Grammy after admitting it lip-synced the best-selling 'Girl You Know It's True.'". Los Angeles Times. 
  6. ^ Philips, Chuck (November 20, 1990). "Milli Vanilli's Grammy Rescinded by Academy : Music: Organization revokes an award for the first time after revelation that the duo never sang on album.". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 10 December 2012.