40th Annual Grammy Award Nominations

Here's the full list of nominees for the 40th Anuual Grammy Awards, which took place on February 25th, 1998. After taking a look at the list, check out our results and commentary.

Record Of The Year

  • Where Have All The Cowboys Gone? - Paula Cole (Paula Cole, producer)
  • Sunny Came Home - Shawn Colvin (John Leventhal, producer)
  • Everyday Is A Winding Road - Sheryl Crow (Sheryl Crow, producer)
  • MMMBop - Hanson (The Dust Brothers, producers)
  • I Believe I Can Fly - R. Kelly (R. Kelly, producer)

Album Of The Year

  • The Day - Babyface (Babyface, producer)
  • This Fire - Paula Cole (Paula Cole, producer)
  • Time Out Of Mind - Bob Dylan (Daniel Lanois, producer)
  • Flaming Pie - Paul McCartney (Jeff Lynne, George Martin & Paul McCartney, producers)
  • OK Computer - Radiohead (Nigel Godrich & Radiohead, producers)

Song Of The Year

  • Don't Speak - Eric Stefani & Gwen Stefani, songwriters (No Doubt)
  • How Do I Live - Diane Warren, songwriter ((LeAnn Rimes) & (Trisha Yearwood))
  • I Believe I Can Fly - R. Kelly, songwriter (R. Kelly)
  • Sunny Came Home - Shawn Colvin & John Leventhal, songwriters (Shawn Colvin)
  • Where Have All The Cowboys Gone? - Paula Cole, songwriter (Paula Cole)

Best New Artist

  • Fiona Apple
  • Erykah Badu
  • Paula Cole
  • Puff Daddy
  • Hanson

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

  • Butterfly - Mariah Carey
  • Where Have All The Cowboys Gone? - Paula Cole
  • Sunny Came Home - Shawn Colvin
  • Foolish Games - Jewel
  • Building A Mystery - Sarah McLachlan

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

  • Every Time I Close My Eyes - Babyface
  • Candle In The Wind 1997 - Elton John
  • Whenever Wherever Whatever - Maxwell
  • Fly Like An Eagle - Seal
  • Barely Breathing - Duncan Sheik

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal

  • Silver Springs - Fleetwood Mac
  • MMMBop - Hanson
  • Virtual Insanity - Jamiroquai
  • Don't Speak - No Doubt
  • Anybody Seen My Baby? - The Rolling Stones

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals

  • How Come, How Long - Babyface & Stevie Wonder
  • God Bless The Child - Tony Bennett (with Billie Holiday)
  • Don't Look Back - John Lee Hooker With Van Morrison
  • I Finally Found Someone - Barbra Streisand & Bryan Adams
  • Tell Him - Barbra Streisand & Celine Dion

Best Pop Instrumental Performance

  • Song For My Brother - George Benson
  • An Gaoth Aneas - The Chieftains
  • Havana - Kenny G
  • Last Dance - Sarah McLachlan
  • Soulful Strut - Grover Washington, Jr.

Best Dance Recording

  • Da Funk - Daft Punk
  • Ooh Aah...Just A Little Bit - Gina G
  • To Step Aside - Pet Shop Boys
  • Space Jam - Quad City DJ's
  • Carry On - Donna Summer & Giorgio Moroder

Best Pop Album

  • This Fire - Paula Cole (Paula Cole, producer)
  • The Dance - Fleetwood Mac (Lindsey Buckingham & Elliot Scheiner, producers)
  • Travelling Without Moving - Jamiroquai (Jay Kay & Al Stone, producers)
  • Surfacing - Sarah McLachlan (Pierre Marchand, producer)
  • Hourglass - James Taylor (Frank Filipetti & James Taylor, producers)

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance

  • Julie Andrews Broadway/Here I'll Stay - Julie Andrews
  • Tony Bennett On Holiday - Tony Bennett
  • Mothers & Daughters - Rosemary Clooney
  • Sondheim, Etc., - Live At Carnegie Hall - Bernadette Peters
  • Film Noir - Carly Simon

Best Female Rock Vocal Performance

  • Criminal - Fiona Apple
  • Bitch - Meredith Brooks
  • Shy - Ani Difranco
  • Four Leaf Clover - Abra Moore
  • 1959 - Patti Smith

Best Male Rock Vocal Performance

  • Dead Man Walking - David Bowie
  • Cold Irons Bound - Bob Dylan
  • Blueboy - John Fogerty
  • Just Another Day - John Mellencamp
  • Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal

  • Falling In Love (Is Hard On The Knees) - Aerosmith
  • The Chain - Fleetwood Mac
  • Push - Matchbox 20
  • Crash Into Me - Dave Matthews Band
  • One Headlight - The Wallflowers

Best Hard Rock Performance

  • Swallowed - Bush
  • Monkey Wrench - Foo Fighters
  • The Perfect Drug - Nine Inch Nails
  • People Of The Sun - Rage Against The Machine
  • The End Is The Beginning Is The End - The Smashing Pumpkins

Best Metal Performance

  • Drowning In A Daydream - Corrosion Of Conformity
  • No Place To Hide - Korn
  • Trust - Megadeth
  • Cemetery Gates - Pantera
  • Aenema - Tool

Best Rock Instrumental Performance

  • Block Rockin' Beats - The Chemical Brothers
  • In The Beginning - Robben Ford
  • S.R.V. - Eric Johnson
  • Summer Song - Joe Satriani
  • For The Love Of God - Steve Vai

Best Rock Song

  • Bitch - Meredith Brooks & Shelly Peiken, songwriters (Meredith Brooks)
  • Crash Into Me - David Matthews, songwriter (Dave Matthews Band)
  • Criminal - Fiona Apple, songwriter (Fiona Apple)
  • The Difference - Jakob Dylan, songwriter (The Wallflowers)
  • One Headlight - Jakob Dylan, songwriter (The Wallflowers)

Best Rock Album

  • Nine Lives - Aerosmith (Kevin Shirley, producer)
  • Blue Moon Swamp - John Fogerty (John Fogerty, producer)
  • The Colour And The Shape - Foo Fighters (Gil Norton, producer)
  • Bridges To Babylon - The Rolling Stones (The Glimmer Twins & Don Was, producers)
  • Pop - U2 (Flood, producer)

Best Alternative Music Performance

  • Homogenic - Bjork
  • Earthling - David Bowie
  • Dig Your Own Hole - The Chemical Brothers
  • The Fat Of The Land - Prodigy
  • OK Computer - Radiohead

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

  • On & On - Erykah Badu
  • Honey - Mariah Carey
  • I Believe In You And Me - Whitney Houston
  • Summertime - Chaka Khan
  • When You Talk About Love - Patti LaBelle

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

  • I Believe I Can Fly - R. Kelly
  • For You - Kenny Lattimore
  • Back To Living Again - Curtis Mayfield
  • You Make Me Wanna - Usher
  • When You Call On Me/Baby That's When I Come Runnin' - Luther Vandross

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal

  • Hard To Say I'm Sorry (Remix) - Az Yet Featuring Peter Cetera
  • No Diggity - Blackstreet
  • A Song For Mama - Boyz II Men
  • Stomp - God's Property Featuring Kirk Franklin & "Salt"
  • You Don't Have To Be Afraid - Take 6

Best R&B Song

  • Honey - Mariah Carey, Sean "Puffy" Combs, K. Fareed, S. Hague, S. Jordan, R. Larkins, M. McLaren, L. Price & B. Robinson, songwriters (Mariah Carey)
  • I Believe I Can Fly - R. Kelly, songwriter (R. Kelly)
  • No Diggity - Dr. Dre, C. Hannibal, Teddy Riley, William "Skylz" Stewart & L. Walters, songwriters (Blackstreet)
  • On & On - Erykah Badu & JaBorne Jamal Cantero, songwriters (Erykah Badu)
  • Stomp - George Clinton, Jr., Kirk Franklin, Walter Morrison & Garry M. Shider, songwriters (God's Property Featuring Kirk Franklin & "Salt")

Best R&B Album

  • The Day - Babyface (Babyface, producer)
  • Baduizm - Erykah Badu
  • Share My World - Mary J. Blige
  • Evolution - Boyz II Men (Boyz II Men, producers)
  • The Preacher's Wife - Soundtrack - Whitney Houston (Whitney Houston & Mervyn Warren, producers)
  • Flame - Patti LaBelle

Best Rap Solo Performance

  • Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See - Busta Rhymes
  • The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly) - Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott
  • Ain't Nobody - LL Cool J
  • Hypnotize - The Notorious B.I.G.
  • Men In Black - Will Smith

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group

  • I'll Be Missing You - Puff Daddy & Faith Evans Featuring 112
  • Can't Nobody Hold Me Down - Puff Daddy Featuring Mase
  • Guantanamera - Wyclef Jean Featuring Celia Cruz & Jeni Fujita
  • Not Tonight - Lil' Kim Featuring Da Brat, Left Eye, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott & Angie Martinez
  • Mo Money Mo Problems - The Notorious B.I.G. Featuring Mase & Puff Daddy

Best Rap Album

  • No Way Out - Puff Daddy & The Family (Sean "Puffy" Combs & Stevie J., producers)
  • Supa Dupa Fly - Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott (Timbaland, producer)
  • Wyclef Jean Presents The Carnival - Wyclef Jean Featuring Refugee Allstars (Jerry "Te Bass" Duplessis & Wyclef Jean, producers)
  • Life After Death - The Notorious B.I.G. (Sean "Puffy" Combs & Stevie J., producers)
  • Wu-Tang Forever - Wu-Tang Clan (The RZA, producer)

Best Female Country Vocal Performance

  • Did I Shave My Legs For This? - Deana Carter
  • The Trouble With The Truth - Patty Loveless
  • How Do I Live - LeAnn Rimes
  • All The Good Ones Are Gone - Pam Tillis
  • How Do I Live - Trisha Yearwood

Best Male Country Vocal Performance

  • Something That We Do - Clint Black
  • Rusty Cage - Johnny Cash
  • Pretty Little Adriana - Vince Gill
  • Peach Pickin' Time Down In Georgia - Willie Nelson
  • Carrying Your Love With Me - George Strait

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal

  • Dancin', Shaggin' On The Boulevard - Alabama
  • How Your Love Makes Me Feel - Diamond Rio
  • Please - The Kinleys
  • Looking In The Eyes Of Love - Alison Krauss & Union Station
  • I Don't Care (If You Love Me Anymore) - The Mavericks

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals

  • Still Holding On - Clint Black & Martina McBride
  • I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying - Toby Keith With Sting
  • You Don't Seem To Miss Me - Patty Loveless With George Jones
  • It's Your Love - Tim McGraw With Faith Hill
  • In Another's Eyes - Trisha Yearwood & Garth Brooks

Best Country Instrumental Performance

  • Fat Boy Rag - Asleep At The Wheel
  • Smokey Mountain Lullaby - Chet Atkins With Tommy Emmanuel
  • Little Liza Jane - Alison Krauss & Union Station
  • Goin' Back To Memphis - Scotty Moore, D.J. Fontana & Bill Black Combo
  • Mama, Screw Your Wig On Tight - Lee Roy Parnell

Best Country Song

  • All The Good Ones Are Gone - Dean Dillon & Bob McDill, songwriters (Pam Tillis)
  • Butterfly Kisses - Bob Carlisle & Randy Thomas, songwriters ((Bob Carlisle) & (Jeff Carson) & (Raybon Bros.))
  • Did I Shave My Legs For This? - Deana Carter & Rhonda Hart, songwriters (Deana Carter)
  • In Another's Eyes - Garth Brooks, John Peppard & Bobby Wood, songwriters (Trisha Yearwood & Garth Brooks)
  • It's Your Love - Stephony Smith, songwriter (Tim McGraw With Faith Hill)

Best Country Album

  • Unchained - Johnny Cash (Rick Rubin, producer)
  • Everything I Love - Alan Jackson (Keith Stegall, producer)
  • Long Stretch Of Lonesome - Patty Loveless (Emory Gordy Jr., producer)
  • Carrying Your Love With Me - George Strait (Tony Brown & George Strait, producers)
  • Under The Covers - Dwight Yoakam (Pete Anderson, producer)

Best Bluegrass Album

  • Sales Tax Toddle - Richard Greene & The Grass Is Greener
  • So Long So Wrong - Alison Krauss & Union Station
  • Silver And Gold - Claire Lynch
  • Age Of Innocence - Kate MacKenzie
  • Short Life Of Trouble - Ralph Stanley

Best New Age Album

  • Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi! - Enigma
  • Oracle - Michael Hedges
  • Voyager - Mike Oldfield
  • Oceanic - Vangelis
  • Canyon Lullaby - Paul Winter

Best Contemporary Jazz Performance

  • Into The Sun - Randy Brecker
  • Alive In L.A. - Lee Ritenour
  • Signature - Patrice Rushen
  • Sample This - Joe Sample
  • Breath Of Heaven - Grover Washington, Jr.

Best Jazz Vocal Performance

  • Dear Ella - Dee Dee Bridgewater
  • The Messenger - Kurt Elling
  • Loving You - Shirley Horn
  • Love Scenes - Diana Krall
  • Song For The Geese - Mark Murphy

Best Jazz Instrumental Solo

  • Stardust - Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton
  • You Must Believe In Swing - Buddy DeFranco
  • Dear Old Stockholm - Tommy Flanagan
  • The Community - Antonio Hart
  • Blame It On My Youth - Brad Mehldau

Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Individual or Group

  • Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton - Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton
  • Remembering Bud Powell - Chick Corea & Friends
  • Songbook - Kenny Garrett
  • Beyond The Missouri Sky - Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny
  • Celebrating Sinatra - Joe Lovano

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance

  • Joe Henderson Big Band - Joe Henderson Big Band
  • Brilliant Corners - The Bill Holman Band
  • The Brass Orchestra - J.J. Johnson
  • Anthony Wilson - Anthony Wilson
  • Celebration! - Phil Woods & The Festival Orchestra

Best Latin Jazz Performance

  • Aldeia - Banda Mantiqueira
  • Habana - Roy Hargrove's Crisol
  • The Latin Side Of John Coltrane - Conrad Herwig
  • Hands Of Rhythm - Giovanni Hidalgo
  • Ritmo Y Candela II: African Crossroads - Carlos "Patato" Valdes

Best Rock Gospel Album

  • All Star United - All Star United
  • Welcome To The Freak Show: dc Talk Live In Concert - dc Talk
  • Threads - Geoff Moore & The Distance
  • Smalltown Poets - Smalltown Poets
  • Conspiracy No. 5 - Third Day

Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album

  • Under The Influence - Anointed
  • This Gift - Gary Chapman
  • Much Afraid - Jars Of Clay
  • Petra Praise 2: We Need Jesus - Petra
  • Star Bright - Vanessa Williams

Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album

  • Keep Lookin' Up: The Texas Swing Sessions - James Blackwood & The Light Crust Doughboys
  • Back Home In Indiana - The Gaither Vocal Band
  • Light Of The World - The Martins
  • Amazing Grace 2: A Country Salute To Gospel - Various Artists; David Corlew & Peter York, compilation producers

Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album

  • A Miracle In Harlem - Shirley Caesar
  • I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray - The Fairfield Four
  • Woman, Thou Art Loosed! Songs Of Healing And Restoration - T.D. Jakes
  • Live In Charleston - Mighty Clouds Of Joy
  • Live In Detroit - Vickie Winans

Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album

  • Come Walk With Me - Oleta Adams
  • Pray - Andrae Crouch
  • Donnie McClurkin - Donnie McClurkin
  • Grace And Mercy - Marvin Sapp
  • Brothers - Take 6

Best Gospel Choir Or Chorus Album

  • Favorite Song Of All - The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir; Carol Cymbala, Choir Director
  • God's Property From Kirk Franklin's Nu Nation - God's Property; Kirk Franklin, Choir Director
  • He's Still Good! - Rev. Milton Brunson's Thompson Community Singers; Tyrone Block, Choir Director
  • Live In London At Wembley - The Love Fellowship Crusade Choir; Hezekiah Walker, Choir Director
  • Time For Healing - Sounds Of Blackness; Gary Hines, Choir Director

Best Latin Pop Performance

  • Lo Mejor De Mi - Cristian
  • Me Estoy Enamorando - Alejandro Fernandez
  • Vivir - Enrique Iglesias
  • Tango - Julio Iglesias
  • Romances - Luis Miguel

Best Latin Rock/Alternative Performance

  • La Pipa De La Paz - Aterciopelados
  • Avalancha De Exitos - Cafe Tacvba
  • Cuando Tu No Estas - El Tri
  • Fabulosos Calavera - Los Fabulosos Cadillacs
  • Donde Jugaran Las Ninas? - Molotov

Best Tropical Latin Performance

  • A Toda Cuba Le Gusta - Afro-Cuban All Stars
  • Una Mujer Como Yo - Albita
  • Buena Vista Social Club - Ry Cooder
  • Sobre El Fuego - India
  • Llevame Contigo - Olga Tanon

Best Mexican-American/Tejano Music Performance

  • En Las Alas De Un Angel/Despedimos A Cornelio Reyna - Ramon Ayala Y Sus Bravos Del Norte
  • Muy Dentro De Mi Corazon - Alejandro Fernandez
  • En Tus Manos - La Mafia
  • Destino - Lizza Lamb
  • Jefe De Jefes - Los Tigres Del Norte

Best Traditional Blues Album

  • R + B = Ruth Brown - Ruth Brown
  • Don't Look Back - John Lee Hooker
  • Rough News - Charlie Musselwhite
  • Born In The Delta - Pinetop Perkins
  • Live At Buddy Guy's Legends - Junior Wells

Best Contemporary Blues Album

  • Reckless - Luther Allison
  • Sweet Potato Pie - The Robert Cray Band
  • Trippin' Live - Dr. John
  • Senor Blues - Taj Mahal
  • Come On Home - Boz Scaggs

Best Traditional Folk Album

  • L'Amour Ou La Folie - BeauSoleil
  • Deep Water - The Hackberry Ramblers
  • There Ain't No Way Out - New Lost City Ramblers
  • Cajun Pride - Jo-El Sonnier
  • Heart Songs: The Old Time Country Songs Of Utah Phillips - Jody Stecher & Kate Brislin

Best Contemporary Folk Album

  • Keepers - A Live Recording - Guy Clark
  • The Way I Should - Iris DeMent
  • Time Out Of Mind - Bob Dylan
  • Shaming Of The Sun - Indigo Girls
  • Live On Tour - John Prine

Best Reggae Album

  • Big Up - Aswad
  • Appointment With His Majesty - Burning Spear
  • Fallen Is Babylon - Ziggy Marley And The Melody Makers
  • Rage And Fury - Steel Pulse
  • Freedom Of Speech - Yellowman

Best World Music Album

  • Cabo Verde - Cesaria Evora
  • Compas - Gipsy Kings
  • Passing On The Tradition - Ali Akbar Khan
  • Nascimento - Milton Nascimento
  • Love Drum Talk - Babatunde Olatunji

Best Polka Album

  • Home Is Where The Heart Is - Lenny Gomulka & The Chicago Push
  • Duty Free Polkas - John Gora & Gorale
  • Moments To Remember - Walter Ostanek
  • Living On Polka Time - Jimmy Sturr
  • Songs Of The Polka King - Frank Yankovic & Friends

Best Musical Album For Children

  • All Aboard! - John Denver (John Denver, Roger Nichols & Kris O'Connor, producers)
  • Bigger Than Yourself - John McCutcheon (Bob Dawson & John McCutcheon, producers)
  • Shakin' A Tailfeather - Taj Mahal, Eric Bibb & Linda Tillery & The Cultural Heritage Choir (Leib Ostrow & Linda Tillery, producers)
  • Songs From A Parent To A Child - Art Garfunkel (Art Garfunkel, producer)
  • This Land Is Your Land - Arlo Guthrie & Woody Guthrie (Frank Fuchs, producer)

Best Spoken Word Album For Children

  • The Original Story Of Winnie-The-Pooh (A. A. Milne) - Long John Baldry (Ted Kryczko, producer)
  • The Quite Remarkable Adventures Of The Owl And The Pussycat (Eric Idle) - Eric Idle (Deborah Raffin, producer)
  • The Star-Child And The Nightingale & The Rose (Oscar Wilde) - Gabriel Byrne (Deborah Raffin, producer)
  • Winnie-The-Pooh (A.A. Milne) - Charles Kuralt (John McElroy, producer)

Best Spoken Word Album

  • Charles Kuralt's Spring (Charles Kuralt) - Charles Kuralt
  • Contact (Carl Sagan) - Jodie Foster
  • Even The Stars Look Lonesome (Maya Angelou) - Maya Angelou
  • Living Faith (Jimmy Carter) - Jimmy Carter
  • A Reporter's Life (Walter Cronkite) - Walter Cronkite

Best Spoken Comedy Album

  • Button Down Concert - Bob Newhart
  • Dirty Jokes And Beer: Stories Of The Unrefined - Drew Carey
  • Garrison Keillor's Comedy Theater - Garrison Keillor
  • God said ha! - Julia Sweeney
  • Roll With The New - Chris Rock

Best Musical Show Album

  • Chicago The Musical - Jay David Saks, producer; (Fred Ebb, lyricist; John Kander, composer) (Various Artists Featuring Ann Reinking, Bebe Neuwirth, James Naughton & Joel Grey)
  • Jekyll & Hyde - Karl Richardson & Frank Wildhorn, producers; (Leslie Bricusse, lyricist; Frank Wildhorn, composer) (Original Broadway Cast)
  • The Life - Mike Berniker & Cy Coleman, producers; Ira Gasman, lyricist; Cy Coleman, composer (Original Broadway Cast)
  • Ragtime The Musical - Jay David Saks, producer; Lynn Ahrens, lyricist; Stephen Flaherty, composer (Recording Cast)
  • Titanic A New Musical - Tommy Krasker & Maury Yeston, producers; Maury Yeston, lyricist; Maury Yeston, composer (Original Broadway Cast)

Best Instrumental Composition

  • Aung San Suu Kyi - Wayne Shorter, composer (Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter)
  • Canonn For Bela - J.J. Johnson, composer (J.J. Johnson)
  • Earth - Bob Florence, composer (The Bob Florence Limited Edition)
  • Everytime I Think Of You - Alan Broadbent, composer (Alan Broadbent)
  • New Rochelle - Bob Mintzer, composer (Yellowjackets)

Best Instrumental Composition Written For A Motion Picture Or For Television

  • The English Patient - Gabriel Yared, composer
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park - John Williams, composer
  • Men In Black - Main Theme - Danny Elfman, composer
  • Selena - Dave Grusin, composer
  • Seven Years In Tibet - John Williams, composer

Best Song Written Specifically For A Motion Picture Or For Television

  • Father Of Our Nation (From Mandela) - Cedric Gradus Samson, songwriter (Jennifer Jones & Hugh Masekela)
  • For The First Time (From One Fine Day) - Jud Friedman, James Newton Howard & Allan Rich, songwriters (Kenny Loggins)
  • How Do I Live (From Con Air) - Diane Warren, songwriter (Trisha Yearwood)
  • I Believe I Can Fly (From Space Jam) - R. Kelly, songwriter (R. Kelly)
  • A Song For Mama (From Soul Food) - Babyface, songwriter (Boyz II Men)

Best Instrumental Arrangement

  • America - Michael Abene & Dave Grusin, arrangers (Dave Grusin)
  • Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) - Vince Mendoza, arranger (Vince Mendoza Featuring John Abercrombie)
  • Peter Gunn - Dave Grusin, arranger (Dave Grusin)
  • Straight, No Chaser - Bill Holman, arranger (The Bill Holman Band)
  • Wild Is The Wind - Robert Farnon, arranger (J. J. Johnson)

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s)

  • Cotton Tail - Slide Hampton, arranger (Dee Dee Bridgewater)
  • Laura - Arif Mardin, arranger (Carly Simon)
  • My Heart Belongs To Daddy - John Clayton, arranger (Dee Dee Bridgewater)
  • Our Love Is Here To Stay - Don Sebesky, arranger (John Pizzarelli)
  • The Summer Knows - Mike Renzi, arranger (Maureen McGovern)

Best Recording Package

  • Fantastic Spikes Through Balloon - Stefan Sagmeister, art director (Skeleton Key)
  • Free Mars - Peter Grant & Stephanie Hughes, art directors (Lusk)
  • Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi! - Johann Zambryski, art director (Enigma)
  • The Planet Sleeps - Julian Peploe, art director (Various Artists)
  • Titanic - Music As Heard On The Fateful Voyage - Hugh Brown, Al Q & Jeff Smith, art directors (Various Artists)

Best Boxed Recording Package

  • Beg Scream & Shout! The Big Ol' Box Of '60s Soul - Hugh Brown, David Gorman & Rachel Gutek, art directors (Various Artists)
  • The Complete Bill Evans On Verve - Patricia Lie, art director (Bill Evans)
  • The Complete Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong On Verve - Giulio Turturro, art director (Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong)
  • Cuba: I Am Time - Carol Bobolts, Laurie Goldman & Jack O'Neil, art directors (Various Artists)
  • Shakedown! The Texas Tapes Revisited - Bryan Lasley, art director (Bobby Fuller)

Best Album Notes

  • Anthology - Robert Gordon, album notes writer (Al Green)
  • Anthology Of American Folk Music (1997 Edition Expanded) - John Fahey, Luis Kemnitzer, Jon Pankake, Chuck Pirtle, Jeff Place, Neil V. Rosenberg, Luc Sante, Peter Stampfel & Eric Von Schmidt, album notes writers (Various Artists)
  • Farewells & Fantasies - Ben Edmonds, Mark Kemp, Meegan Lee Ochs & Michael Ventura, album notes writers (Phil Ochs)
  • Ray Charles Genius & Soul: The 50th Anniversary Collection - Dave Alvin, James Austin, Bill Dahl, Ahmet Ertegun, David Ritz, Billy Vera & Jerry Wexler, album notes writers (Ray Charles)
  • Titanic - Music As Heard On The Fateful Voyage - Ian Whitcomb, album notes writer (Various Artists)

Best Historical Album

  • Anthology Of American Folk Music (1997 Edition Expanded) - Jeff Place, Pete Reiniger & Harry Smith, compilation producers; David Glasser & Charlie Pilzer, mastering engineers (Various Artists)
  • Centenary Edition: 100 Years Of Great Music - Tony Locantro, compilation producer; Tony Locantro, mastering engineer (Various Artists)
  • The Complete Bill Evans On Verve - Michael Lang, compilation producer; Suha Gur, mastering engineer (Bill Evans)
  • Cuba: I Am Time - Jack O'Neil, Nina Gomes & Al Pryor, compilation producers; Gene Paul, mastering engineer (Various Artists)
  • Ray Charles Genius & Soul: The 50th Anniversary Collection - James Austin, David Ritz & Billy Vera, compilation producers; Bob Fisher, Dan Hersch & Doug Sax, mastering engineers (Ray Charles)
  • Sing, Cowboy, Sing! The Gene Autry Collection - James Austin, Karla Buhlman & Patrick Milligan, compilation producers; Bob Fisher, mastering engineer (Gene Autry)

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

  • Blue Moon Swamp - Bob Clearmountain & John Lowson, engineers (John Fogerty)
  • The Day - "Bassy" Bob Brockmann, Jon Gass, Humberto Gatica, Brad Gilderman, Mick Guzauski, Thom Russo & Mike Scott, engineers (Babyface)
  • Dream Walkin' - John Guess & Julian King, engineers (Toby Keith)
  • Hourglass - Frank Filipetti, engineer (James Taylor)
  • Two For The Road - Elliot Scheiner & Al Schmitt, engineers (Dave Grusin)

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

  • Walter Afanasieff
  • Babyface
  • Paula Cole
  • Kirk Franklin
  • Keith Thomas

Remixer of the Year

  • Frankie Knuckles
  • David Morales
  • Mousse T.
  • Todd Terry
  • Armand Van Helden

Best Engineered Album, Classical

  • Brahms: The Four Symphonies; Academic Festival Overture, Etc. - Tony Faulkner & Jack Renner, engineers (Sir Charles Mackerras, conductor)
  • Copland: The Music Of America (Fanfare For The Common Man; Rodeo, Etc.) - Michael Bishop & Jack Renner, engineers (Erich Kunzel, conductor)
  • Herrmann: The Film Scores (Vertigo: Suite; Torn Curtain; Marnie: Suite, Etc.) - Richard King, engineer (Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor)
  • Holst: The Planets/Varese: Arcana - Tony Faulkner, engineer (Leonard Slatkin, conductor)
  • Wagner: Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg - Neil Hutchinson, Krzysztof Jarosz, James Lock & John Pellowe, engineers (Sir Georg Solti, conductor)

Producer Of The Year, Classical

  • Steven Epstein
  • Wolf Erichson
  • J. Tamblyn Henderson, Jr.
  • Andrew Keener
  • Judith Sherman

Best Classical Album

  • Beethoven: The String Quartets - Emerson String Quartet; Eugene Drucker, Group Member; Lawrence Dutton, Group Member; David Finckel, Group Member; Philip Setzer, Group Member; Max Wilcox, producer
  • Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique; Tristia - Pierre Boulez, conductor; Helmut Burk, producer (Gareth Morrell; The Cleveland Orch. Cho.; The Cleveland Orch.)
  • Brahms: The Four Symphonies; Academic Festival Overture, Etc. - Sir Charles Mackerras, conductor; James Mallinson, producer (Scottish Cham. Orch.)
  • Premieres - Cello Concertos (Works Of Danielpour, Kirchner, Rouse) - Yo-Yo Ma, violoncello; David Zinman, conductor; Steven Epstein, producer (Philadelphia Orch.)
  • Wagner: Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg - Sir Georg Solti, conductor; Ben Heppner; Herbert Lippert; Karita Mattila; Alan Opie; Rene Pape; Jose van Dam; Iris Vermillion; Michael Woolcock, producer (Chicago Sym. Cho.; Chicago Sym. Orch.)

Best Orchestral Performance

  • Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique; Tristia - Pierre Boulez, conductor (The Cleveland Orch. Cho.; The Cleveland Orch.)
  • Brahms: The Four Symphonies; Academic Festival Overture, Etc. - Sir Charles Mackerras, conductor (Scottish Cham. Orch.)
  • Korngold: Sym. In F Sharp, Op. 40 - Franz Welser-Most, conductor (The Philadelphia Orch.)
  • Markevitch: Complete Orchestral Music, Vol. 1 (Le Nouvel Age; Sinfonietta In F; Cinema Ouverture) - Christopher Lyndon-Gee, conductor (Arnhem Phil. Orch.)
  • Shostakovich: The Dance Album (Moscow-Cheromushki; The Bolt, Etc.) - Riccardo Chailly, conductor (The Philadelphia Orch.)

Best Opera Recording

  • Braunfels: Die Vogel - Lothar Zagrosek, conductor; Matthias Gorne; Wolfgang Holzmair; Michael Kraus; Hellen Kwon; Endrik Wottrich; Morten Winding, producer; Michael Woolcock, producer (Rundfunkchor Berlin; Deutsches Sym.-Orch. Berlin)
  • Glinka: Ruslan And Lyudmila - Valery Gergiev, conductor; Gennady Bezzubenkov; Larissa Diadkova; Galina Gorchakova; Anna Netrebko; Vladimir Ognovienko; Stan Taal, producer (Kirov Cho., St. Petersburg; Kirov Orch., St. Petersburg)
  • Mozart: Don Giovanni - Sir Georg Solti, conductor; Renee Fleming; Ann Murray; Michele Pertusi; Bryn Terfel; Michael Woolcock, producer (London Voices; London Phil. Orch.)
  • Rameau: Hippolyte Et Aricie - William Christie, conductor; Lorraine Hunt; Eirian James; Laurent Naouri; Mark Padmore; Anna-Maria Panzarella; Martin Sauer, producer (Cho. Of Les Arts Florissants; Orch. Of Les Arts Florissants)
  • Wagner: Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg - Sir Georg Solti, conductor; Ben Heppner; Herbert Lippert; Karita Mattila; Alan Opie; Rene Pape; Jose van Dam; Iris Vermillion; Michael Woolcock, producer (Chicago Sym. Cho.; Chicago Sym. Orch.)

Best Choral Performance

  • Adams: Harmonium/Rachmaninoff: The Bells - Robert Shaw, conductor (Karl Dent, tenor; Renee Fleming, soprano; Victor Ledbetter, baritone; Atlanta Sym. Orch. Cho.; Atlanta Sym. Orch.)
  • Bruckner: Messe No. 3 In F Min.; Te Deum - Franz Welser-Most, conductor; Balduin Sulzer, chorus master (Jane Eaglen, soprano; Alfred Muff, bass; Birgit Remmert, contralto; Deon van der Walt, tenor; Mozart Cho. Of Linz; The London Phil.)
  • Dyson: The Canterbury Pilgrims; Overture: At The Tabard Inn; In Honour Of The City - Richard Hickox, conductor; Malcolm Hicks, chorus master (Yvonne Kenny, soprano; Stephen Roberts, baritone; Robert Tear, tenor; London Sym. Cho.; London Sym. Orch.)
  • Haydn: The Creation - John Eliot Gardiner, conductor (Donna Brown, soprano; Gerald Finley, bass; Rodney Gilfry, bass; Sylvia McNair, soprano; Michael Schade, tenor; The English Baroque Soloists; The Monteverdi Cho.)
  • Paray: Mass For The 500th Anniversary Of The Death Of Joan Of Arc - James Paul, conductor; Christopher Bell, chorus master (Joseph Harris, tenor; Lorna Haywood, soprano; Jozik Koc, bass-baritone; Terry Patrick-Harris, mezzo soprano; Royal Scottish National Orch. Cho.; Royal Scottish National Orch.)

Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra)

  • Barber/Walton: Violin Concertos/Bloch: Baal Shem - Joshua Bell, violin; David Zinman, conductor (Baltimore Sym. Orch.)
  • Mozart: Piano Cons. Nos. 18 & 20 - Richard Goode, piano (Orpheus Cham. Orch.)
  • Premieres - Cello Concertos (Works Of Danielpour, Kirchner, Rouse) - Yo-Yo Ma, violoncello; David Zinman, conductor (Philadelphia Orch.)
  • Schwantner: Con. For Percussion And Orch. - Evelyn Glennie, percussion & marimba; Leonard Slatkin, conductor (National Sym. Orch.)
  • Tchaikovsky: Piano Con. No. 1 - Martha Argerich, piano; Claudio Abbado, conductor (Berliner Phil.)

Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra)

  • Bach: Suites For Solo Cello Nos. 1 - 6 - Janos Starker, cello
  • Ligeti: Works For Piano (Etudes; Musica Ricercata, Etc.) - Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano
  • Murray Perahia Plays Handel And Scarlatti (Handel: Suite No. 5 In E Maj., Etc./Scarlatti: Son. In D Maj., Etc.) - Murray Perahia, piano
  • Schumann: Piano Son. No. 1; Fantasy In C - Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
  • Volodos - Piano Transcriptions (Works Of Bizet, Liszt, Rachmaninoff-Volodos, Etc.) - Arcadi Volodos, piano

Best Chamber Music Performance

  • Beaux Arts Trio Plays Turina, Granados (Turina: Trio No. 1, Op. 35, Etc./Granados: Trio, Op. 50) - Beaux Arts Trio; Ida Kavafian, Group Member; Menahem Pressler, Group Member; Peter Wiley, Group Member
  • Beethoven: The String Quartets - Emerson String Quartet; Eugene Drucker, Group Member; Lawrence Dutton, Group Member; David Finckel, Group Member; Philip Setzer, Group Member
  • The Berlin Recital (Works Of Brahms, Debussy, Franck, Mozart) - Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin; Lambert Orkis, piano
  • Early Music - Lachryma Antiqua (Works Of Machaut, Tye, Lamb, Dowland, Etc.) - Kronos Quartet; Hank Dutt, Group Member; David Harrington, Group Member; Joan Jeanrenaud, Group Member; John Sherba, Group Member
  • Schubert/Boccherini: Quintets (Schubert: Quintet In C Maj./Boccherini: Quintet In E Maj.) - Jaime Laredo, viola; Cho-Liang Lin, violin; Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Sharon Robinson, cello; Isaac Stern, violin

Best Small Ensemble Performance (with or without Conductor)

  • Adams: Chamber Symphony; Shaker Loops; Phrygian Gates For Solo Piano - Sian Edwards, conductor; Ensemble Modern
  • Chaconne (Works Of Blow, Corelli, Muffat, Etc.) - Reinhard Goebel, conductor; Musica Antiqua Koln
  • Hindemith: Kammermusik No. 1 With Finale 1921, Op. 24 No. 1 - Claudio Abbado, conductor; Mbrs. Of The Berliner Phil.
  • Ockeghem: Missa De Plus En Plus, Etc./Binchois: Missa Au Travail Suis, Etc.) - Peter Phillips, conductor; The Tallis Scholars
  • Schein: The Fountains Of Israel - Sacred Madrigals (O Herr, Ich Bin Dein Knecht; Ich Lasse Dich Nicht, Etc.) - Philippe Herreweghe, conductor; Ens. Vocal Europeen
  • Shakespeare's Musick - Songs And Dances From Shakespeare's Plays (Works Of Byrd, Dowland, Holborne, Etc.) - Philip Pickett, conductor; Musicians Of The Globe

Best Classical Vocal Performance

  • An Italian Songbook (Works Of Bellini, Donizetti, Rossini) - Cecilia Bartoli, mezzo soprano (James Levine, piano)
  • La Bonne Chanson - Faure Chamber Songs (Works Of Ravel, Chausson, Etc.) - Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo soprano (Bengt Forsberg, piano)
  • Ligeti: Vocal Works (Nonsense Madrigals; Aventures; Der Sommer, Etc.) - Omar Ebrahim, baritone; Rosemary Hardy, soprano; Phyllis Bryn-Julson, soprano; Rose Taylor, contralto (The King's Singers; Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor; Various Artists; Mbrs. Of The Philharmonia Orch.)
  • Mozart: Arias (Non So Piu, Cosa Son; Vedrai Carino; In Quali Eccessi, O Numi, Etc.) - Vesselina Kasarova, mezzo soprano (Sir Colin Davis, conductor; Staatskapelle Dresden)
  • Signatures - Great Opera Scenes (Porgi, Amor; Dove Sono; O Silver Moon, Etc.) - Renee Fleming, soprano (Sir Georg Solti, conductor; London Sym. Orch.)

Best Classical Contemporary Composition

  • Adams: El Dorado - John Adams, composer (Kent Nagano, conductor; The Halle Orch.)
  • Danielpour: Concerto For Orch. - Richard Danielpour, composer (David Zinman, conductor; Pittsburgh Sym. Orch.) Track from: Danielpour: Concerto For Orch.; Anima Mundi
  • Kernis: Second Symphony - Aaron Jay Kernis, composer (Hugh Wolff, conductor; City Of Birmingham Sym. Orch.) Track from: Kernis: Second Symphony; Musica Celestis, Etc.
  • Liebermann: Con. No. 2 For Piano And Orch., Op. 36 - Lowell Liebermann, composer (Stephen Hough, piano) Track from: Liebermann: Piano Concertos (Cons. Nos. 1 & 2; Six Pieces From Album For The Young)
  • Norgard: Sym. No. 5 - Per Norgard, composer (Leif Segerstam, conductor; Danish National Radio Sym. Orch.) Track from: Norgard: Syms. Nos. 4 & 5

Best Short Form Music Video

  • How Come, How Long - Babyface Featuring Stevie Wonder (F. Gary Gray, video director; Craig Fanning, video producer)
  • Got 'Till It's Gone - Janet Jackson (Mark Romanek, video director; Aris McGarry, video producer)
  • I Care 'Bout You - Milestone (Mark Gerard, video director; Melinda Nugent, video producer)
  • Early To Bed - Morphine (Jamie Caliri, video director; Adam Stern, video producer)
  • Stinkfist - Tool (Adam Jones, video director; , Donna Langston & Kevin Willis, video producers)

Best Long Form Music Video

  • Letters From A Porcupine - Blind Melon (Steve MacCorkle, video director; Steve MacCorkle, video producer)
  • Jagged Little Pill, Live - Alanis Morissette (Alanis Morissette & Steve Purcell, video directors; Glen Ballard, David May, Alanis Morissette & Steve Purcell, video producers)
  • Forever's A Long, Long Time - Orquestra Was (Don Was, video director; Larry Shapiro, video producer)
  • Live In Amsterdam - Wildest Dreams Tour - Tina Turner (David Mallet, video director; Monique Ten Berge & Patrick Roubroeks, video producers)
  • Blue Note - A Story Of Modern Jazz - Various Artists (Julian Benedikt, video director; Ulli Pfau, video producer)