38th Annual Grammy Awards
The 38th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 28, 1996, at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles. The awards recognized accomplishments by musicians from the previous year. Alanis Morissette was the main recipient, being awarded four trophies, including Album of the Year. Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men opened the show with their Record of the Year nominated "One Sweet Day".
|38th Annual Grammy Awards|
|Date||February 28, 1996|
|Location||Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles|
|Hosted by||Ellen DeGeneres|
The ceremony was controversial for its unexpected snub of Mariah Carey's Daydream album, which proved to be one of the bestselling and most acclaimed albums of 1995. When the Grammy Award nominees were announced, and Daydream was nominated for six different awards, critics began raving how it would be "cleaning up" that year. Carey, being a multiple award nominee, was one of the headlining performers. Together with Boyz II Men, she sang a live rendition of "One Sweet Day", to a very positive response. However, as the award winners were announced one by one, Carey watched as her name was not called up even once. Daydream had lost all of its six nominations, shocking most critics who branded it the "album of the year". With every passing loss, the television cameras continued to zoom on Carey's face, who was finding it more difficult to retain her smile. By the end of the night, Carey had not won a single award. The disappointment on her face was painfully obvious. Carey did not perform again until the 2006 ceremony, when she was nominated for eight awards (winning three) for The Emancipation of Mimi.
The ceremony is also significant for Tupac Shakur introducing Peter Criss, Ace Frehley, Gene Simmons, and Paul Stanley of Kiss for the first time in full makeup and costume since 1979. Shakur said “And I’ve seen just about everything now,” in response to seeing Kiss walk on stage to announce the nominees for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal.
- "Kiss From a Rose" – Seal
- Trevor Horn, producer
- "One Sweet Day" – Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
- Walter Afanasieff & Mariah Carey, producers
- "Gangsta's Paradise" – Coolio
- Doug Rasheed, producer
- "One of Us" – Joan Osborne
- Rick Chertoff, producer
- "Waterfalls" – TLC
- Organized Noize, producer
- Jagged Little Pill – Alanis Morissette
- Glen Ballard, producer
- Daydream – Mariah Carey
- HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I – Michael Jackson
- Relish – Joan Osborne
- Rick Chertoff, producer
- Vitalogy – Pearl Jam
- Brendan O'Brien & Pearl Jam, producers
- "Kiss From a Rose"
- Seal, songwriter (Seal)
- "I Can Love You Like That"
- "One of Us"
- "You Are Not Alone"
- "You Oughta Know"
- Best Musical Album for Children
- J. Aaron Brown, David R. Lehman (producers) & Barbara Bailey Hutchison for Sleepy Time Lullabys
- Best Spoken Word Album for Children
- 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 Chamber Music Performance
- Best Classical Contemporary Composition
- Best Classical Album
- From 1994 through 2003, see "Best Spoken Comedy Album" under the "Spoken" field, below.
Composing and arrangingEdit
- Best Instrumental Composition
- Bill Holman (composer) for "A View From the Side" performed by The Bill Holman Band
- Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television
- Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television
- Best Instrumental Arrangement
- Best Instrumental Arrangement with 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 Lesson of Love
- Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album
- Shirley Caesar for Shirley Caesar Live – He Will Come
- Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album
- CeCe Winans for Alone In His Presence
- Best Southern Gospel, Country Gospel or Bluegrass Gospel Album
- Bill Hearn (producer) for Amazing Grace – A Country Salute to Gospel performed by various artists
- Best Gospel Album by a Choir or Chorus
- Best Historical Album
- John Pfeiffer (producer & notes writer), Ray Hall, Thomas MacCluskey, James P. Nichols, Anthony Salvatore, Jon M. Samuels, David Satz (engineers), J.J. Stelmach (art director), Gabriel Banat, Grant Beglarian, Robert Cowan, Mortimer W. Frank, Richard Freed, Erick Friedman, Harris Goldsmith, Josefa Heifetz, George Jellinek, Irving Kolodin, Jacob Lateiner, Laurence Lesser, Myra C. Livingston, John Maltese, John Anthony Maltese, Leonard Pennario & Brooks Smith (notes writers) for The Heifetz Collection performed by Jascha Heifetz & various artists
- Best Jazz Instrumental Solo
- Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Individual or Group
- Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance
- Best Jazz Vocal Performance
- Best Contemporary Jazz Performance
- Best Latin Jazz Performance
- Best Latin Pop Performance
- Jon Secada for Amor
- Best Tropical Latin Performance
- Best Mexican-American/Tejano Music Performance
- Best Musical Show Album
- Best Music Video, Short Form
- Best Music Video, Long Form
Packaging and notesEdit
- Best Recording Package
- Best Recording Package – Boxed
- Best Album Notes
- Rob Bowman (notes writer) for The Complete Stax/Volt Soul Singles, Vol. 3: 1972–1975 performed by various artists
- Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
- Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
- Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals
- Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals
- Best Pop Instrumental Performance
- Best Pop Album
Production and engineeringEdit
- Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
- Best Engineered Album, Classical
- Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
- Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
- Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
- Best R&B Song
- Best R&B Album
- "Gangsta's Paradise" – Coolio
- "Keep Their Heads Ringin'" – Dr. Dre
- "Big Poppa" – The Notorious B.I.G.
- "I Wish" – Skee-Lo
- "Dear Mama" – 2Pac
- "I'll Be There for You/You're All I Need to Get By" – Method Man featuring Mary J. Blige
- "1st of tha Month" – Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
- "Throw Your Set in the Air" – Cypress Hill
- "Feel Me Flow" – Naughty by Nature
- "What Would You Do?" – Tha Dogg Pound
- Poverty's Paradise – Naughty by Nature
- E. 1999 Eternal – Bone Thugs-n-Harmony; D.J. U-Neek, producer
- Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version – Ol' Dirty Bastard; the RZA, producer
- I Wish – Skee-Lo; Walter "Kandor" Kahn & Skee-Lo, producers
- Me Against the World – 2Pac
- 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
- Best Spoken Word or Non-musical Album
- Best Spoken Comedy Album
- Jonathan Winters for Crank(y) Calls
Special merit awardsEdit
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- Nickson, Chris (1998). Mariah Carey revisited : her story. New York: St. Martin's Griffin. p. 154. ISBN 0-312-19512-5. OCLC 39024852.
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