41st Annual Grammy Awards

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41st Annual Grammy Awards
Date February 24, 1999
Location Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
Host Rosie O'Donnell
Television/Radio coverage
Network CBS

The 41st Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 24, 1999 at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the year 1998. Lauryn Hill was the main recipient, winning a total of 5 awards including Album of the Year and Best New Artist. Her album was the first Hip Hop act ever to win the coveted award. Also the ceremony was known as the "Grammy Year of Women", every artist nominated for Album of the Year were all female (including Garbage, with Shirley Manson as the headsinger). Madonna won four awards while musicians the Dixie Chicks, Vince Gill, Alanis Morissette & Shania Twain won two apiece. Celine Dion also received two awards both for "My Heart Will Go On", which received a total of four awards.[1] It is widely remembered for Ricky Martin's performance of "La Copa De La Vida"/ "The Cup of Life".

Award winners[edit]

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


Best Alternative Music Performance




Composing and arranging[edit]







Musical show[edit]

Music video[edit]

New Age[edit]

Best New Age Album

Packaging and notes[edit]



Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals
Best Pop Instrumental Performance
Best Dance Recording
Best Pop Album
    • David Reitzas, Jon Ingoldsby & Pat McCarthy (engineers/mixers), William Orbit (producer) & Madonna (producer & artist) for Ray Of Light

Production and engineering[edit]


Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
Best R&B Song


Best Rap Solo Performance
Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
Best Rap Album


Best Reggae Album


Best Female Rock Vocal Performance
Best Male Rock Vocal Performance
Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
Best Rock Instrumental Performance
Best Hard Rock Performance
Best Metal Performance
Best Rock Song
Best Rock Album
    • Tchad Blake, Trina Shoemaker (engineers/mixers) & Sheryl Crow (producer & artist) for The Globe Sessions


Traditional pop[edit]

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance


Special merit awards[edit]

MusiCares Person of the Year[edit]

Grammy Legend Award[edit]


  1. ^ "1998 Grammy Award Winners". Grammy.com. Retrieved 1 May 2011.