41st Annual Grammy Awards
The 41st Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 24, 1999, at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the year 1998. Lauryn Hill was the main recipient, winning a total of 5 awards including Album of the Year and Best New Artist. Her album was the first hip hop act ever to win the coveted award. The ceremony was known as the "Grammy Year of Women", because every artist nominated for Album of the Year was female (including Garbage, with Shirley Manson as the lead singer). Madonna won four awards and opened the show with her performance of "Nothing Really Matters" while musicians the Dixie Chicks, Vince Gill, Alanis Morissette and Shania Twain won two apiece. Celine Dion also received two awards both for "My Heart Will Go On", which received a total of four awards. It is widely remembered for Ricky Martin's performance of "La Copa De La Vida"/ "The Cup of Life".
|41st Annual Grammy Awards|
|Date||February 24, 1999|
|Location||Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles|
|Hosted by||Rosie O'Donnell|
|Most awards||Lauryn Hill (5)|
|Most nominations||Lauryn Hill (10)|
- "My Heart Will Go On" – Celine Dion
- "The Boy Is Mine" – Brandy & Monica
- "Iris" – Goo Goo Dolls
- "Ray Of Light" – Madonna
- "You're Still The One" – Shania Twain
- The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill – Lauryn Hill
- Lauryn Hill, producer; Commissioner Gordon, Matt Howe, Storm Jefferson, Ken Johnston, Tony Prendatt, Warren Riker, Chris Theis & Johnny Wyndrx, engineers/mixers
- The Globe Sessions – Sheryl Crow
- Version 2.0 – Garbage
- Garbage, producers; Billy Bush, engineer/mixer
- Ray Of Light – Madonna
- Come On Over – Shania Twain
- "My Heart Will Go On"
- "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing"
- "Lean On Me"
- "You're Still The One"
- From 1994 through 2003, see "Best Spoken Comedy Album" under the "Spoken" field, below.
- 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 Small Ensemble Performance (with or without conductor)
- Best Chamber Music Performance
- Best Classical Contemporary Composition
- Best Classical Album
- Best Classical Crossover Album
Composing and arranging
- Best Instrumental Composition
- Best Song Written for a Motion Picture or for Television
- Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television
- John Williams (composer) for Saving Private Ryan
- Best Instrumental Arrangement
- Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s)
- Best Female Country Vocal Performance
- Best Male Country Vocal Performance
- Vince Gill for "If You Ever Have Forever in Mind"
- 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 Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album
- Peter Afterman, John Huie & Ken Levitan (producers) for The Apostle - Music From and Inspired by the Motion Picture performed by various artists
- Best Jazz Instrumental Solo
- Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Individual or Group
- Herbie Hancock for Gershwin's World
- Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance
- Best Jazz Vocal Performance
- Best Contemporary Jazz Performance
- Pat Metheny Group for Imaginary Day
- Best Latin Jazz Performance
Packaging and notes
- Best Boxed Recording Package
- Jim Kemp & Virginia Team (art director) for The Complete Hank Williams performed by Hank Williams
- Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
- Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
- Eric Clapton for "My Father's Eyes"
- Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
- Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals
- Best Pop Instrumental Performance
- The Brian Setzer Orchestra for "Sleepwalk"
- Best Dance Recording
- Best Pop Album
Production and engineering
- Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
- Best Engineered Album, Classical
- Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
- Producer of the Year, Classical
- Remixer of the Year, Non-Classical
- "Doo Wop (That Thing)" – Lauryn Hill
- "Are You That Somebody?" – Aaliyah
- "Tyrone" – Erykah Badu
- "A Rose Is Still a Rose" – Aretha Franklin
- "I Get Lonely" – Janet Jackson
- "St. Louis Blues" – Stevie Wonder in Herbie Hancock's Gershwin's World
- "Matrimony: Maybe You" – Maxwell
- "The Only One for Me" – Brian McKnight
- "My Way" – Usher
- "I Know" – Luther Vandross
- "The Boy Is Mine" – Brandy & Monica
- "Lean on Me" – Kirk Franklin with Mary J. Blige, R. Kelly, Bono, Crystal Lewis & The Family
- "Nothing Even Matters" – Lauryn Hill & D'Angelo
- "All My Life" – K-Ci & JoJo
- "Stay" – The Temptations
- "Doo Wop (That Thing)"
- Lauryn Hill, songwriter (Lauryn Hill)
- "All My Life"
- Rory Bennett & JoJo Hailey, songwriters (K-Ci & JoJo)
- "The Boy Is Mine"
- "Lean on Me"
- "A Rose Is Still a Rose"
- Lauryn Hill, songwriter (Aretha Franklin)
- The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill – Lauryn Hill; Lauryn Hill, producer; Commissioner Gordon & Tony Prendatt, engineers/mixers
- Live – Erykah Badu; Erykah Badu & Norman "Keys" Hurt, producers; Norman "Keys" Hurt, Gordon Mack & Kenny Ortiz, engineers/mixers
- Never Say Never – Brandy; Rodney Jerkins, producer; Brad Gilderman & Rodney Jerkins, engineers/mixers
- A Rose Is Still a Rose – Aretha Franklin
- Embrya – Maxwell; Musze, producer; Musze & Mike Pela, engineers/mixers
- "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It" – Will Smith
- "Dangerous" – Busta Rhymes
- "Lost Ones" – Lauryn Hill
- "Hard Knock Life" – Jay-Z
- "Gone Till November" – Wyclef Jean
- "Intergalactic" – Beastie Boys
- "Money Ain't A Thang" – Jermaine Dupri featuring Jay-Z
- "Deja Vu (Uptown Baby)" – Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz
- "Rosa Parks" – OutKast
- "Ghetto Supastar" – Pras Michel featuring Ol' Dirty Bastard and Mýa
- "1998 Grammy Award Winners". Grammy.com. Retrieved 1 May 2011.