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Encyclopedia > Grammy Awards of 1990

The 32nd Grammy Awards were held in 1990. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the previous year. Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music...


Award winners:

For the UK award see The Record of the Year The Record of the Year is one of the two most prestigious Grammy Awards presented annually. ... Arif Mardin is a Turkish-born music producer who has worked with a wide range of artists, across many different styles and genres of music. ... Bette Midler (born December 1, 1945) is a singer, actress, and comedian. ... The Grammy Award for Album of the Year has been awarded since 1959. ... Don Was (born Don Fagenson on September 13, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American musician and a music and record producer. ... Bonnie Raitt on the cover of her album Silver Lining Bonnie Raitt, (born November 8, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitar virtuoso who was born in Burbank, California, the daughter of Broadway musical star John Raitt. ... The Song of the Year is one of the two most prestigious awards in the Grammies, if not in all of the music industry. ... Bette Midler (born December 1, 1945) is a singer, actress, and comedian. ... The Grammy for Best New Artist has been awarded since 1960. ... Milli Vanilli (milli is a word meaning national in Turkish, picked up by the artists while visiting Turkey on one of its national days) was a duo, Fabrice Morvan and Rob Pilatus, formed in Germany in the mid-1980s. ...

Blues

The Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album has been awarded since 1983. ... Bonnie Raitt on the cover of her album Silver Lining Bonnie Raitt, (born November 8, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitar virtuoso who was born in Burbank, California, the daughter of Broadway musical star John Raitt. ... John Lee Hooker John Lee Hooker (August 22, 1916 – June 21, 2001) was an influential American blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter born in Clarksdale, Mississippi. ... The Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album has been awarded since 1988. ... Stevie Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 in Dallas, Texas – August 27, 1990) was an American blues guitar legend, known as one of the most influential electric blues musicians in history. ...

Children's

The Grammy Award for Best Album for Children has been awarded since 1959. ...

Classical

The Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance has been awarded since 1959. ... Bernstein with conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, at 1974 Charles Ives Centenary Concert in Danbury, Connecticut. ... The New York Philharmonic is an American orchestra based in New York City. ... Gustav Mahler Gustav Mahler (July 7, 1860–May 18, 1911) was a Bohemian-Austrian composer and conductor. ... The Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1959. ... David Zinman (born New York, 10 July 1936) is an American conductor. ... Dawn Upshaw (born July 17, 1960 in Nashville, Tennessee), is an American soprano. ... Samuel Barber, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1944 Samuel Osborne Barber (March 9, 1910 – January 23, 1981) was an American composer of classical music best known for his Adagio for Strings. ... Gian Carlo Menotti, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1944 Gian Carlo Menotti (born July 7, 1911, Cadegliano, Italy) is an Italian-born American composer. ... John Harris Harbison (born December 20, 1938 in Orange, New Jersey) is a composer, best known for his operas and large choral works. ... Igor Fyodorovitch Stravinsky (Russian: ) (June 17, 1882 – April 6, 1971) was a Russian-American composer of modern classical music. ... The Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording has been awarded since 1961. ... James Levine (born June 23, 1943) is an American orchestral conductor and pianist. ... Christa Ludwig (born March 16, German mezzo_soprano, known both for her opera performances and her singing of Lieder. ... Kurt Moll (born April 11, 1938) is a German bass. ... There have been several people named James Morris: James Morris, (1893-01-02–1980-07-20) Justice of the Supreme Court of North Dakota (1935–1964), a trial judge for the the IG Farben Trial. ... Jessye Norman The American soprano Jessye Norman (born 15 September 1945) is one of the most admired contemporary opera singers and recitalists. ... Richard Wagner Wilhelm Richard Wagner (May 22, 1813 in Leipzig – February 13, 1883 in Venice) was an influential German composer, conductor, music theorist, and essayist, primarily known for his groundbreaking symphonic-operas (or music dramas). His compositions are notable for their continuous contrapuntal texture, rich harmonies and orchestration, and elaborate... ME!!!! ... Robert Shaw (April 30, 1916 – January 25, 1999) was a conductor of vocal music most famous for his work with his namesake Choir and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. ... The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) is an American orchestra based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten (November 22, 1913 – December 4, 1976) was a British composer, conductor and pianist. ... The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with orchestra) has been awarded since 1959. ... David Zinman (born New York, 10 July 1936) is an American conductor. ... Album cover Yo-Yo Ma (Chinese: 馬友友; pinyin: ) (born October 7, 1955) is a world-famous French-Chinese-American cellist. ... The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is an American orchestra based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Samuel Barber, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1944 Samuel Osborne Barber (March 9, 1910 – January 23, 1981) was an American composer of classical music best known for his Adagio for Strings. ... Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten (November 22, 1913 – December 4, 1976) was a British composer, conductor and pianist. ... The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without orchestra) has been awarded since 1959. ... András Schiff (born December 21, 1953) is a Hungarian-born classical pianist. ... Johann Sebastian Bach, 1748 portrait by Elias Gottlob Haussmann Johann Sebastian Bach (21 March 1685 – 28 July 1750)[1] was a German composer and organist of the baroque period, and is widely acknowledged[2] as one of the greatest composers in the Western tonal tradition. ... The Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance has been awarded since 1959. ... The Emerson String Quartet is a renowned New York based string quartet in residence at Stony Brook University. ... Béla Viktor János Bartók (March 25, 1881 – September 26, 1945) was a composer, pianist and collector of East European folk music. ... The Grammy Award for Best Classical Contemporary Composition was first awarded in 1961. ... Steve Reich (born October 3, 1936; last name pronounced []) is an American composer. ... The Kronos Quartet is a string quartet founded by violinist David Harrington in 1973. ... The Grammy Award for Best Classical Album has been awarded since 1962. ... The Emerson String Quartet is a renowned New York based string quartet in residence at Stony Brook University. ... Béla Viktor János Bartók (March 25, 1881 – September 26, 1945) was a composer, pianist and collector of East European folk music. ...

Comedy

The Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album was awarded from 1959 to 1993 and in 2004. ... Peter Schickele (born July 17, 1935) is a composer and musical parodist. ...

Composing and arranging

The Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media has been awarded since 1960. ... Danny Elfman Daniel Robert Danny Elfman (born May 29, 1953, in Los Angeles, California) is a pop musician, composer and writer of film soundtracks. ... The Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media has been awarded since 1988. ... Carly Elizabeth Simon (born June 25, 1945 in New York City) is an American musician who emerged as one of the leading lights of the early 1970s singer-songwriter boom. ... The Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media has been awarded since 1960. ... David Grusin (born June 26, 1934 in Littleton, Colorado) is a jazz pianist, composer, and arranger whose works in films and TV have garnered him numerous awards. ... The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement has been awarded since 1963. ... David Grusin (born June 26, 1934 in Littleton, Colorado) is a jazz pianist, composer, and arranger whose works in films and TV have garnered him numerous awards. ... The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) has been awarded since 1963. ... David Grusin (born June 26, 1934 in Littleton, Colorado) is a jazz pianist, composer, and arranger whose works in films and TV have garnered him numerous awards. ... Michelle Pfeiffer Michelle Pfeiffer (born April 29, 1957) is an American actress and singer. ...

Country

The Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance was first awarded in 1965. ... k. ... The Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1965. ... Lyle Lovett, from the cover of 1996s The Road to Ensenada Lyle Lovett (born in Klein, Texas on November 1, 1957) is an American singer-songwriter. ... The Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal was first awarded in 1970. ... The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is an American country-folk-rock band that has existed in various forms since 1966. ... The Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals was first awarded in 1988. ... Hank Williams, Jr. ... Hank Williams Sr. ... The Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance was first awarded in 1970. ... The Grammy Award for Best Country Song (sometimes known as the Country Songwriters Award) has been awarded since 1965. ... Texas singer/songwriter, considered as a part of both the Alt Country and the mainstream Country music camps. ... The Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album has been awarded since 1982. ... Bruce Randall Hornsby (born November 23, 1954 in Williamsburg, Virginia) is an American singer, pianist, accordian player, and songwriter. ... The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is an American country-folk-rock band that has existed in various forms since 1966. ...

Folk

The Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album was first awarded in 1987. ... The Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album was first awarded in 1987. ... The Indigo Girls are an American folk-rock duo, consisting of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers. ...

Gospel

The Grammy Award for Best Gospel Vocal Performance, Female was awarded in from 1984 to 1990. ... CeCe Winans, born Priscilla Winans, is an American gospel singer. ... The Grammy Award for Best Gospel Vocal Performance, Male was awarded from 1984 to 1990. ... Brother of CeCe Winans; uncle of R&B musician Mario Winans. ... The Grammy Award for Best Gospel Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group, Choir or Chorus was awarded from 1984 to 1990. ... Take 6 is an American a cappella gospel music sextet formed in 1985 in Alabama. ... the grammy award for best soul gospel performance male or female was awarded just once at the grammy awards of 1990 the award was presented to al green for his performance of as long as were together prior to this year the award had been presented as separate awards for... Al Green on the cover of Lets Stay Together Reverend Al Green (b. ... The Grammy Award for Soul Gospel Performance by a Duo or Group, Choir or Chorus was awarded from 1984 to 1990. ...

Historical

The Grammy Award for Best Historical Album has been presented since 1979. ... Chuck Berry Charles Edward Anderson Berry (born October 18, 1926), better known as Chuck Berry, is a highly influential American guitarist, singer and composer. ...

Jazz

The Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female was presented from 1981 to 1991. ... Ruth Brown (b. ... The Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male was presented from 1981 to 1991. ... Harry Connick, Jr. ... The Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Duo or Group was presented from 1981 to 1990. ... Dr. John, born Malcolm Rebennack (born November 21, 1940 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a colorful pianist, singer, and songwriter, whose music spans, and often combines, blues, boogie woogie, and rock and roll. ... Rickie Lee Jones (born November 8, 1954) is a vocalist and songwriter from the United States. ... The Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo has been awarded since 1959. ... Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) one of the most influential and innovative musicians of the twentieth century, was a jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. ... The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Jazz Album, Individual or Group has been presented since 1959. ... The Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album has been presented since 1961. ... Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) one of the most influential and innovative musicians of the twentieth century, was a jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. ... The Grammy Award for Best Jazz Fusion Performance was awarded from 1980 to 1991. ... The Pat Metheny Group is a jazz band founded in 1978. ...

Latin

The Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album has been awarded since 1984. ... José Feliciano (born September 10, 1945 in Lares), is a Puerto Rican singer. ... The Grammy Award for Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album has been awarded since 1984. ... Ray Barretto a. ... Celia Cruz Celia Cruz (Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso) (October 21, 19241 – July 16, 2003) was a Cuban salsa singer who spent most of her career living and working in the United States. ... The Grammy Award for Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album has been awarded since 1984. ... Los Lobos Los Lobos is an American rock band, heavily influenced by rock and roll, Tex-Mex, country music, folk, R&B, blues, and traditional Spanish and Mexican music such as boleros and norteños. ...

Musical Show

The Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album has been awarded since 1959. ... Jason Alexander Jason Alexander (born Jason Scott Greenspan, September 23, 1959, in Newark, New Jersey), television, cinema and musical theatre actor, was one of the stars of the award-winning television sitcom Seinfeld in which he played the neurotic neer-do-well George Costanza, Jerry Seinfelds best friend. ...

Music Video

The Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video has been awarded since 1984. ... Gerald Louis Kramer (b. ... Michael Jackson in 1987. ... The Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video has been awarded since 1984. ... Valerie Faris is a director and producer who has created a large number of music videos and other films with her husband Jonathan Dayton. ... Hollywood director known most notably for his work on Swordfish and Gone in 60 Seconds. ... Janet Jackson Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966 in Gary, Indiana) is an American pop, R&B and soul singer-songwriter and the youngest child of the hugely successful Jackson music family. ...

New Age

The Grammy Award for Best New Age Album has been awarded since 1987. ... Peter Gabriel Peter Brian Gabriel (born February 13, 1950, in Cobham, Surrey, England) is an English musician. ...

Packaging and Notes

The Grammy Award for Best Recording Package has been presented since 1974. ... David Bowie today. ... The Grammy Award for Best Album Notes has been presented since 1964. ... Charlie Parker Charles Parker, Jr (August 29, 1920 – March 12, 1955) was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. ...

Polka

The Grammy Award for Best Polka Album was first awarded in 1986. ... Jimmy Sturr is a polka musician and leader of Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra. ...

Pop

The Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1966. ... Bonnie Raitt on the cover of her album Silver Lining Bonnie Raitt, (born November 8, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitar virtuoso who was born in Burbank, California, the daughter of Broadway musical star John Raitt. ... The Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1966. ... Michael Bolton on his album cover Michael Bolton, (born Michael Bolotin in New Haven, Connecticut on February 26, 1954) is an American Pop, Rock and Adult contemporary singer-songwriter known for his soft rock ballads and gravelly singing voice. ... The Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal has been awarded since 1966. ... Aaron Neville (born January 24, American soul and R & B singer. ... Linda Ronstadt on the cover of her 2002 collection The Very Best of Linda Ronstadt Linda Maria Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946) is an American singer. ... The Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance has been awarded since 1969. ... The Neville Brothers, an R&B, Soul and a Jazz group, was formed in 1976 in New Orleans, LA. Group Members Aaron Neville Art Neville Charles Neville Cyril Neville Ivan Neville Discography The Neville Brothers (March 1978) Fiyo on the Bayou (April 1981) Nevillization I (September 1982) Nevillization II (February...

Production and engineering

The Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical has been awarded since 1959. ... Linda Ronstadt on the cover of her 2002 collection The Very Best of Linda Ronstadt Linda Maria Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946) is an American singer. ... The Grammy Award for Best Engineered Recording, Non-Classical has been awarded since 1959. ... Robert Shaw (August 9, 1927 - August 28, 1978) was an English stage and film actor and writer. ... The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) is an American orchestra based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten (November 22, 1913 – December 4, 1976) was a British composer, conductor and pianist. ... The Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical has been awarded since 1975. ... Peter Asher (born on June 22, 1944 in London, England) is a guitarist, singer and record producer. ... The Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical has been awarded since 1980. ... Categories: People stubs | 1948 births | Soap opera actors ...

R&B

The Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1968. ... Anita Baker Anita Baker (born Toledo, Ohio on January 26, 1958 - some UK sources say December 20, 1957) is an American soul and adult contemporary singer. ... The Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1968. ... Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown Bobby Brown (born Robert Beresford Brown on February 5, 1969 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an African-American R&B singer. ... The Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal has been awarded since 1970. ... Soul II Soul are a dance/funk/soul act who emerged at the end of the 80s in London in the United Kingdom, founded by Jazzie B and featuring a changing roster of other musicians, including, notably, Nellee Hooper and Caron Wheeler. ... Caron Wheeler (b. ... The Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance was awarded from 1970 to 1990 and in 1993. ... Soul II Soul are a dance/funk/soul act who emerged at the end of the 80s in London in the United Kingdom, founded by Jazzie B and featuring a changing roster of other musicians, including, notably, Nellee Hooper and Caron Wheeler. ... The Grammy Award for Best R&B Song (sometimes known as the R&B Songwriters Award) has been awarded since 1969. ... Kenneth Gamble (born on August 11, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) and Leon Huff (born in 1942 in Camden, New Jersey) are an American songwriting and record production team. ... Kenneth Gamble (born on August 11, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) and Leon Huff (born in 1942 in Camden, New Jersey) are an American songwriting and record production team. ... Brussels December 22nd 2003 Simply Red is a British band currently composed of Mick Hucknall (lead singer) and various backing musicians. ...

Rap

The Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance was awarded from 1989 to 1990. ... Young MC was a rapper who was most popular for his 1989 hit Bust a Move, which won a Grammy for best Rap Record. ...

Reggae

The Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album has been awarded since 1985. ... Ziggy Marley David Ziggy Marley (born October 17, 1968, Kingston, Jamaica) is a Jamaican musician, the oldest son of Rita and Bob Marley. ...

Rock

The Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1980. ... Bonnie Raitt on the cover of her album Silver Lining Bonnie Raitt, (born November 8, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitar virtuoso who was born in Burbank, California, the daughter of Broadway musical star John Raitt. ... The Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1980. ... Don Henley Donald Henley (born July 22, 1947 in Gilmer, Texas) is an American rock musician who was the drummer and one of the lead singers and songwriters of the band The Eagles. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal has been awarded since 1980. ... Traveling Wilburys The Traveling Wilburys were a supergroup created by George Harrison and Jeff Lynne. ... Traveling Wilburys, Volume One is a music album recorded by supergroup the Traveling Wilburys on their own record label and released in October of 1988. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance has been awarded since 1980. ... Jeff Beck The electric guitarist Jeff Beck (born June 24, 1944) is a British rock musician who played in a number of influential bands in the 1960s. ... Terry John Bozzio (born December 27, 1950). ... The Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance has been awarded since 1990. ... Living Colour live during the Stain-Tour (Vienna, 1993) Living Colour is a hard rock group formed in New York city in 1984 by African American musicians. ... The Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance has been awarded since 1990. ... Old logo, as used in Master Of Puppets, circa 1986. ... One is the fourth song on Metallicas 1988 album . ...

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NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other ... (936 words)
Until 2001 the award was presented to the composer of the music alone.
Prior to the first live Grammys telecast in 1971 on ABC (CBS bought the rights in 1973 after moving the ceremony to Nashville, Tennessee; the American Music Awards were created for ABC as a result), a series of taped annual specials in the 1960s called The Best on Record were broadcast on NBC.
Christopher Cross (Grammy Awards of 1981) is the only artist to receive the "Big Four" (Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist) in a single ceremony.
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