35th Annual Grammy Awards
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The 35th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 24, 1993 and recognized accomplishments by musicians from the previous year. The nominations were announced on January 7, 1993. The evening's host was the American stand-up comedian Garry Shandling, who hosted the ceremony for the third time. The CBS network broadcast the show live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.
|35th Annual Grammy Awards|
|Date||February 24, 1993|
|Hosted by||Garry Shandling|
|Most awards||Eric Clapton (6)|
|Most nominations||Eric Clapton (9)|
|Record YR.||"Tears in Heaven"|
|Song YR.||"Tears in Heaven"|
|New Artist||Arrested Development|
|Person YR.||Natalie Cole|
|Runtime||circa 150 minutes|
|Viewership||30.0 million viewers|
|Produced by||Matt Sager · Tzvi Small|
This particular Grammy live broadcast was the commercially most successful of its kind in the 1990s. 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. British guitarist and singer Eric Clapton was the night's big winner, winning six awards out of nine nominations including Album, Song and Record of the Year.
Michael Jackson, having been recently interviewed in Oprah Winfrey Show had received the Grammy Legend Award from his sister Janet Jackson, for whom she won Best R&B song for her single That's the Way Loves Go. A small segment of the show was "How to Become a Legend" narrated by Janet. 
A total of twelve live performances where held at the ceremony, including the opener "Steam" by Peter Gabriel, "Constant Craving" by k. d. lang, "Give It Away" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers with George Clinton and P-Funk, "Save the Best for Last" by Vanessa Williams, "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)" by En Vogue, "The Lady Is a Tramp" by Tony Bennett and Natalie Cole, "The Whiskey Ain't Workin'" by Travis Tritt and Marty Stuart, "People Everyday" by Arrested Development, "Achy Breaky Heart" by Billy Ray Cyrus, "Hallelujah!" by Mervyn Warren and Los Angeles Master Chorale, "Beauty and the Beast" by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson as well as "Cherokee" by Arturo Sandoval featuring the GRP All-Stars Ensemble and Clapton's "Tears in Heaven".
At the 45th Primetime Emmy Awards in 1993, the production mixers Ed Greene, Rick Himot, Don Worsham, David Hewitt and Paul Sandweiss were nominated for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Variety or Music Series or a Special, losing to Star Trek: The Next Generation.
- Record of the Year
- Album of the Year
- Song of the Year
- Best New Artist
- Best Traditional Blues Album
- Best Contemporary Blues Album
- Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble for The Sky Is Crying
- Best Album for Children
- Best Orchestral Recording
- Best Classical Vocal Performance
- Best Opera Recording
- Best Performance of a Choral Work
- Best Classical Performance - Instrumental Solo With Orchestra
- Best Classical Performance - Instrumental Solo Without Orchestra
- Best Chamber Music Performance
- Best Contemporary Composition
- Best Classical Album
Composing and arrangingEdit
- Best Instrumental Composition
- Benny Carter (composer) for Harlem Renaissance Suite
- Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television
- Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television
- Alan Menken (composer) for Beauty and the Beast performed by various artists
- Best Arrangement on an Instrumental
- Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s)
- Best Country Vocal Performance, Female
- Best Country Vocal Performance, Male
- Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
- Best Country Vocal Collaboration
- Best Country Instrumental Performance
- Best Country Song
- Best Bluegrass Album
- Alison Krauss & Union Station for Every Time You Say Goodbye
- Best Traditional Folk Album
- The Chieftains for An Irish Evening - Live at the Grand Opera House, Belfast
- Best Contemporary Folk Album
- Best Pop Gospel Album
- Steven Curtis Chapman for The Great Adventure
- Best Rock/Contemporary Gospel Album
- Petra for Unseen Power
- Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album
- Shirley Caesar for He's Working It Out For You
- Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album
- Mervyn E. Warren (producer) for Handel's Messiah - A Soulful Celebration performed by various artists
- Best Southern Gospel Album
- Bruce Carroll for Sometimes Miracles Hide
- Best Gospel Album by a Choir or Chorus
- Best Historical Album
- Michael Cuscuna (producer) for The Complete Capitol Recordings of The Nat "King" Cole Trio
- Best Jazz Instrumental Solo
- Joe Henderson for Lush Life
- Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Individual or Group
- Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance
- McCoy Tyner for The Turning Point
- Best Jazz Vocal Performance
- Bobby McFerrin for Round Midnight
- Best Contemporary Jazz Performance (Instrumental)
- Pat Metheny for Secret Story
- Best Latin Pop Album
- Jon Secada for Otro Dia Mas Sin Verte
- Best Tropical Latin Album
- Linda Ronstadt for Frenesi
- Best Mexican-American Album
- Best Musical Show Album
- Best Music Video, Short Form
- Best Music Video, Long Form
Packaging and notesEdit
- Best Album Package
- Best Album Notes
- Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female
- Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male
- Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
- Best Pop Instrumental Performance
- Richard S. Kaufman (conductor) for "Beauty and the Beast"
Production and engineeringEdit
- Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
- Best Classical Engineered Recording
- Producer of the Year (Non-Classical)
- Classical Producer of the Year
- Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female
- Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male
- Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
- Boyz II Men for 'End of the Road'
- Best R&B Instrumental Performance
- Miles Davis for Doo-Bop
- Best Rhythm & Blues Song
- Best Rap Solo Performance
- Sir Mix-a-Lot for Baby Got Back
- Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
- Arrested Development for Tennessee
- Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female
- Melissa Etheridge for "Ain't It Heavy"
- Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male
- Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
- Best Rock Instrumental Performance
- Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble for "Little Wing"
- Best Hard Rock Performance with Vocal
- Red Hot Chili Peppers for "Give It Away"
- Best Metal Performance
- Nine Inch Nails for "Wish"
- Best Rock Song
- Best Spoken Word or Non-musical Album
Special merit awardsEdit
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