1997 Grammy Awards
|1997 Grammy Awards|
|Date||February 26, 1997|
|Location||Madison Square Garden, New York City|
The 1997 (or 39th) Grammy Awards were held on February 26, 1997 at Madison Square Garden, New York City. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the previous year. Celine Dion won two awards both for "Best Pop Album" and "Album of the Year".
Award winners 
- Record of the Year
- Album of the Year
- Song of the Year
- 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
- 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
- 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)
- 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
- Best Country Instrumental Performance
- Chet Atkins for "Jam Man"
- Best Country Song
- Best Country Album
- Billy Williams (producer) & Lyle Lovett (producer & artist) for The Road to Ensenada
- Best Bluegrass Album
- Best Traditional Folk Album
- Pete Seeger for Pete
- Best Contemporary Folk Album
- Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album
- 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
- Best Historical Album
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
- Best Latin Pop Performance
- Best Tropical Latin Performance
- Rubén Blades for La Rosa de los Vientos
- 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
- 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
- Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals
- 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
- Best Classical Engineered Recording
- Producer of the Year
- Classical Producer of the Year
- 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
- 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
- Best Rap Album
- 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
- Best Hard Rock Performance
- 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 
Special Merit Awards 
MusiCares Person of the Year 
- "1996 Grammy Award Winners". Grammy.com. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
- 39th Grammy Awards at the Internet Movie Database