41st Annual Grammy Awards
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|41st Annual Grammy Awards|
|Date||February 24, 1999|
|Location||Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles|
|Hosted by||Rosie O'Donnell|
|Most awards||Lauryn Hill (5)|
|Most nominations||Lauryn Hill (10)|
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 received the most nominations with 10, setting a record for the most nominations for female artist in one night. During the ceremony, Hill became the first woman to receive 5 Grammy Awards in a single night, and the first woman rapper to take home Best New Artist. Her album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill became the first hip hop album to win the award for Album of the Year. Hill's Grammys sweep is widely considered as one of the biggest moments in hip hop history.
Songwriters James Horner and Will Jennings won Song of the Year for Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On". Dion herself took home Record of the Year for the latter song. The ceremony was known as the "Grammy Year of Women", because every artist nominated for Album of the Year was female (including Garbage, with Shirley Manson as the lead singer).
Madonna won three awards and opened the show with her performance of "Nothing Really Matters". While musicians the Dixie Chicks, Vince Gill, Alanis Morissette, Stevie Wonder and Shania Twain won two apiece. It is widely remembered for Ricky Martin's performance of "La Copa De La Vida"/ "The Cup of Life".
- Celine Dion & Andrea Bocelli - The Prayer
- Madonna - Nothing Really Matters
- Shania Twain - Man! I Feel Like A Woman
- Eric Clapton & B. B. King - Rock Me Baby
- Sheryl Crow - There Goes The Neighborhood
- Aerosmith - I Don't Want To Miss A Thing
- Vince Gill - If You Ever Have Forever In Mind
- Alanis Morissette - Uninvited
- Luciano Pavarotti - Nessun Dorma
- Kirk Franklin with Bono, Mary J. Blige, Gerald Levert & Crystal Lewis - Lean On Me
- Ricky Martin - La Copa de la Vida/The Cup of Life
- Lauryn Hill & Carlos Santana - To Zion
- Jennifer Lopez & Jerry Seinfeld - Best Pop Vocal Album
- Foxy Brown, Chris Tucker & Missy Elliot - Best Rap Solo Performance
- Eric Clapton & B.B. King - Best New Artist
- Backstreet Boys & Martina McBride - Best Country Album
- Brandy & Monica - Best Spoken Comedy Album
- Shirley Manson & Billy Corgan - Best Female Rock Vocal Performance
- Dixie Chicks & Brian Setzer - Best Male Country Vocal Performance
- Faith Hill & Clint Black - Best Rock Album
- Jimmy Smits & Gloria Estefan - Best Latin Pop Performance
- Will Smith & Jada Pinkett-Smith - Song of the Year
- Puff Daddy, Beck & Sarah McLachlan - Record of the Year
- Sting & Whitney Houston - Album of the Year
- "My Heart Will Go On" – Celine Dion
- "The Boy Is Mine" – Brandy & Monica
- "Iris" – Goo Goo Dolls
- "Ray Of Light" – Madonna
- "You're Still The One" – Shania Twain
- The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill – Lauryn Hill
- Lauryn Hill, producer; Commissioner Gordon, Matt Howe, Storm Jefferson, Ken Johnston, Tony Prendatt, Warren Riker, Chris Theis & Johnny Wyndrx, engineers/mixers
- The Globe Sessions – Sheryl Crow
- Version 2.0 – Garbage
- Garbage, producers; Billy Bush, engineer/mixer
- Ray Of Light – Madonna
- Come On Over – Shania Twain
- "My Heart Will Go On"
- "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing"
- "Lean On Me"
- "You're Still The One"
- Hello Nasty – Beastie Boys
- From the Choirgirl Hotel – Tori Amos
- Is This Desire? – PJ Harvey
- Airbag / How Am I Driving? – Radiohead
- Adore – The Smashing Pumpkins
- Best Traditional Blues Album
- Best Contemporary Blues Album
- Best Musical Album for Children
- Best Spoken Word Album for Children
- From 1994 through 2003, see "Best Spoken Comedy Album" under the "Spoken" field, below.
- 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
- Best Classical Crossover Album
Composing and arranging
- Best Instrumental Composition
- Best Song Written for a Motion Picture or for Television
- Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television
- John Williams (composer) for Saving Private Ryan
- Best Instrumental Arrangement
- Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s)
- Best Female Country Vocal Performance
- Best Male Country Vocal Performance
- Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
- Best Country Collaboration with Vocals
- Best Country Instrumental Performance
- Best Country Song
- Best Country Album
- Best Bluegrass Album
- Best Traditional Folk Album
- Best Contemporary Folk Album
- Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album
- Best Rock Gospel Album
- Ashley Cleveland for You Are There
- Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album
- Cissy Houston for He Leadeth Me
- Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album
- Kirk Franklin for The Nu Nation Project
- Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album
- Best Gospel Choir or Chorus Album
- O'landa Draper (choir director) for Reflections performed by O'Landa Draper & The Associates Choir
- Best Historical Album
- Best Jazz Instrumental Solo
- Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Individual or Group
- Herbie Hancock for Gershwin's World
- Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance
- Best Jazz Vocal Performance
- Best Contemporary Jazz Performance
- Pat Metheny Group for Imaginary Day
- Best Latin Jazz Performance
- Best Latin Pop Performance
- Best Tropical Latin Performance
- Best Mexican-American Music Performance
- Best Latin Rock/Alternative Performance
- Best Tejano Music Performance
- Flaco Jiménez for Said and Done
- Best Short Form Music Video
- Best Long Form Music Video
Packaging and notes
- Best Recording Package
- Best Boxed Recording Package
- Best Album Notes
- 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
- The Brian Setzer Orchestra for "Sleepwalk"
- Best Dance Recording
- Best Pop Album
Production and engineering
- Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
- Best Engineered Album, Classical
- Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
- Producer of the Year, Classical
- Remixer of the Year, Non-Classical
- "Doo Wop (That Thing)" – Lauryn Hill
- "Are You That Somebody?" – Aaliyah
- "Tyrone" – Erykah Badu
- "A Rose Is Still a Rose" – Aretha Franklin
- "I Get Lonely" – Janet Jackson
- "St. Louis Blues" – Stevie Wonder in Herbie Hancock's Gershwin's World
- "Matrimony: Maybe You" – Maxwell
- "The Only One for Me" – Brian McKnight
- "My Way" – Usher
- "I Know" – Luther Vandross
- "The Boy Is Mine" – Brandy & Monica
- "Lean on Me" – Kirk Franklin with Mary J. Blige, R. Kelly, Bono, Crystal Lewis & The Family
- "Nothing Even Matters" – Lauryn Hill & D'Angelo
- "All My Life" – K-Ci & JoJo
- "Stay" – The Temptations
- "Doo Wop (That Thing)"
- Lauryn Hill, songwriter (Lauryn Hill)
- "All My Life"
- Rory Bennett & JoJo Hailey, songwriters (K-Ci & JoJo)
- "The Boy Is Mine"
- "Lean on Me"
- "A Rose Is Still a Rose"
- Lauryn Hill, songwriter (Aretha Franklin)
- The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill – Lauryn Hill; Lauryn Hill, producer; Commissioner Gordon & Tony Prendatt, engineers/mixers
- Live – Erykah Badu; Erykah Badu & Norman "Keys" Hurt, producers; Norman "Keys" Hurt, Gordon Mack & Kenny Ortiz, engineers/mixers
- Never Say Never – Brandy; Rodney Jerkins, producer; Brad Gilderman & Rodney Jerkins, engineers/mixers
- A Rose Is Still a Rose – Aretha Franklin
- Embrya – Maxwell; Musze, producer; Musze & Mike Pela, engineers/mixers
- Live! One Night Only – Patti LaBelle
- Believe in Me – Regina Belle
- To Make Me Who I Am – Aaron Neville
- Phoenix Rising – The Temptations
- I Know – Luther Vandross
- "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It" – Will Smith
- "Dangerous" – Busta Rhymes
- "Lost Ones" – Lauryn Hill
- "Hard Knock Life" – Jay-Z
- "Gone Till November" – Wyclef Jean
- "Intergalactic" – Beastie Boys
- "Money Ain't A Thang" – Jermaine Dupri featuring Jay-Z
- "Deja Vu (Uptown Baby)" – Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz
- "Rosa Parks" – OutKast
- "Ghetto Supastar" – Pras Michel featuring Ol' Dirty Bastard and Mýa
- Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life – Jay-Z
- Capital Punishment – Big Punisher
- Life In 1472 - The Original Soundtrack – Jermaine Dupri
- Harlem World – Mase
- The Love Movement – A Tribe Called Quest
- Best Female Rock Vocal Performance
- Best Male Rock Vocal Performance
- Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
- Best Rock Instrumental Performance
- Pat Metheny Group for "The Roots of Coincidence"
- 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
- Best Spoken Word Album
- Best Spoken Comedy Album
- Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance
Special merit awards
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- "First female rapper to win Best New Artist at the Grammys". Guinness World Records. Retrieved 2022-06-15.
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- "Ricky Martin Comes Full Circle at the Grammys, 20 Years After His Historic Breakthrough Performance: 'We Are Here to Stay'". Billboard. 2019-02-07. Retrieved 2022-06-15.