31st Annual Grammy Awards

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31st Annual Grammy Awards
DateFebruary 22, 1989
LocationShrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
Hosted byBilly Crystal
Most awardsTracy Chapman (3)
Television/radio coverage
NetworkCBS

The 31st Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 22, 1989, at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the previous year.[1][2]

Album of the Year went to George Michael for Faith, and Song of the Year went to Bobby McFerrin for "Don't Worry, Be Happy".

Performers[edit]

Artist(s) Song(s)
Whitney Houston "One Moment in Time"
The Manhattan Transfer "She's the Most"
Luther Vandross "She Won't Talk to Me"
Sinéad O'Connor "Mandinka"
Linda Ronstadt "Rogaciano El Huapanguero"
Bobby McFerrin & Billy Crystal A capella and jokes
Melissa Etheridge "Bring Me Some Water"
Dan Seals "Addicted"
K. T. Oslin "Hold Me"
Lyle Lovett and His Large Band "She's Hot to Go"
Buck Owens & Dwight Yoakam "Streets of Bakersfield"
Take 6 "If We Ever Needed the Lord Before (We Sure Do Need Him Now)"
Ronald Winans Family & Friends Choir "Gotta Keep Dancin'"
Toni Childs "Don't Walk Away"
Leontyne Price "Tu? Tu? Piccolo Iddio!"
(from Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini)
Dizzy Gillespie
Sarah Vaughan "So Many Stars"
Metallica "One"
Itzhak Perlman
Tracy Chapman "Fast Car"

Award winners[edit]

Record of the Year
Album of the Year
Song of the Year
Best New Artist

Blues[edit]

Children's[edit]

Classical[edit]

Comedy[edit]

Composing and arranging[edit]

Country[edit]

Folk[edit]

Gospel[edit]

Historical[edit]

Jazz[edit]

Latin[edit]

Musical show[edit]

Music video[edit]

New Age[edit]

Packaging and notes[edit]

Polka[edit]

Pop[edit]

Production and engineering[edit]

R&B[edit]

Rap[edit]

Best Rap Performance

Reggae[edit]

Rock[edit]

Spoken[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • The Rap Field was added to the Grammy Awards in 1989.
  • The Best Metal/Hard Rock award was also added this year, and Jethro Tull infamously won the award over the heavily favored Metallica.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chapman, McFerrin lead Grammy winners". The Milwaukee Sentinel. 23 February 1989. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
  2. ^ "1988 Grammy Award Winners". Grammy.com. Retrieved 1 May 2011.