35th Annual Grammy Awards
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 (for whom still mourned for the loss of his son two years ago) 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 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 arranging
- 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
- 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
- Edwin Hawkins (choir director) for Edwin Hawkins Music & Arts Seminar Mass Choir - Recorded Live in Los Angeles performed by the Music & Arts Seminar Mass Choir
- Best Jazz Instrumental Solo
- Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Individual or Group
- Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance
- Best Jazz Vocal Performance
- Best Contemporary Jazz Performance (Instrumental)
Packaging and 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 engineering
- Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
- Best Engineered Album, Classical
- Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female
- Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male
- Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
- Best R&B Instrumental Performance
- Best Rhythm & Blues Song
- 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
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