35th Annual Grammy Awards

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35th Annual Grammy Awards
Official poster
DateFebruary 24, 1993
LocationShrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California
Hosted byGarry Shandling
Most awardsEric Clapton (6)
Most nominationsEric Clapton (9)
Record YR."Tears in Heaven"
Album YR.Unplugged
Song YR."Tears in Heaven"
New ArtistArrested Development
Person YR.Natalie Cole
Television/radio coverage
Runtimecirca 150 minutes
Viewership30.0 million viewers[1]
Produced byMatt Sager · Tzvi Small[2]
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The 35th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 24, 1993 and recognized accomplishments by musicians from the previous year.[3] The nominations were announced on January 7, 1993.[4] The evening's host was the American stand-up comedian Garry Shandling, who hosted the ceremony for the third time.[5] The CBS network broadcast the show live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.[6]

This particular Grammy live broadcast was the commercially most successful of its kind in the 1990s.[7] As Nielsen Media Research and Billboard magazine stated on January 10, 2004, "the highest-rated Grammy show of the 1990s was the 1993 telecast, which got a 19.9 rating/31 share and 30 million United States viewers" alone.[1] British guitarist and singer Eric Clapton (for whom still mourned for the loss of his son two years ago) was the night's big winner, winning six awards out of nine nominations including Album, Song and Record of the Year.[8]

Michael Jackson, having been recently interviewed in Oprah Winfrey Show had received the Grammy Legend Award from his sister Janet Jackson. A small segment of the show was "How to Become a Legend" narrated by Janet.[9]


Artist(s) Song(s)[10]
Peter Gabriel "Steam"
k. d. lang "Constant Craving"
Red Hot Chili Peppers with George Clinton and P-Funk "Give It Away"
Vanessa Williams "Save the Best for Last"
En Vogue "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)"
Tony Bennett & Natalie Cole "The Lady Is a Tramp"
Travis Tritt & Marty Stuart "The Whiskey Ain't Workin'"
Arrested Development "People Everyday"
Billy Ray Cyrus "Achy Breaky Heart"
Mervyn Warren with Los Angeles Master Chorale "Hallelujah!"
Celine Dion & Peabo Bryson "Beauty and the Beast"
Arturo Sandoval featuring the GRP All-Stars Ensemble "Cherokee"
Eric Clapton "Tears in Heaven"


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  1. ^ a b Hay, Carla (January 10, 2004). "Grammy Ratings Share" (PDF). Billboard Magazine. 116 (2). Nielsen Business Media, Inc.: 13. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved March 5, 2017.
  2. ^ "35th Annual Grammy Awards Production Credits". The Recording Academy. Direct Upload. Archived from the original on 3 March 2021. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  3. ^ "35th Annual GRAMMY Awards | GRAMMY.com". Grammy Awards. The Recording Academy. Archived from the original on June 2, 2023. Retrieved March 5, 2017.
  4. ^ "1993 Grammy Nominations". The Baltimore Sun. Light For All, LLC. January 8, 1993. Archived from the original on September 2, 2012. Retrieved March 5, 2017.
  5. ^ Stedman, Alex (March 24, 2016). "Garry Shandling Dies at 66". Variety.com. Archived from the original on June 9, 2023. Retrieved March 5, 2017.
  6. ^ "1993 Grammy Winners". The New York Times. February 26, 1993. Archived from the original on December 16, 2013. Retrieved March 5, 2017.
  7. ^ "GRAMMY Rewind: 35th Annual GRAMMY Awards". The Grammys. The Recording Academy. 26 January 2012. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  8. ^ "Clapton awarded 6 Grammys including best song, album". The Milwaukee Sentinel. February 25, 1993. Archived from the original on May 6, 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2017.
  9. ^ "Lifetime Achievement Award | GRAMMY.com". Grammy Awards. The Recording Academy. Archived from the original on February 17, 2011. Retrieved March 5, 2017.
  10. ^ Todd Everett (February 24, 1993). "35th Annual Grammy Awards". Variety. Penske Business Media, LLC. Archived from the original on March 12, 2017. Retrieved March 5, 2017.

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