1991 Grammy Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

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Record of the Year
“Unforgettable,” Natalie Cole with Nat King Cole
Album of the YearUnforgettable, Natalie Cole with Nat King Cole (Elektra)
Song of the Year“Unforgettable,” Irving Gordon, songwriter
Best New ArtistMarc Cohn
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male“When a Man Loves a Woman,” Michael Bolton
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female“Something to Talk About,” Bonnie Raitt
Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal“Losing My Religion,” R.E.M.
Best Traditional Pop Performance“Unforgettable,” Natalie Cole with Nat King Cole
Best Pop Instrumental PerformanceRobin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Michael Kamen conducting Greater Los Angeles Orchestra
Best Rock/Contemporary Gospel AlbumUnder Their Influence, Russ Taff (Myrrh)
Best Rock Song“Soul Cages,” Sting, songwriter
Best Rock Vocal Performance, SoloLuck of the Draw, Bonnie Raitt
Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal“Good Man, Good Woman,” Bonnie Raitt and Delbert McClinton
Best Rock Instrumental Performance“Cliffs of Dover,” Eric Johnson
Best Hard Rock Performance With VocalFor Unlawful Carnal Knowledge, Van Halen
Best Metal Performance With VocalMetallica, Metallica
Best Alternative Music AlbumOut of Time, R.E.M. (Warner Bros.)
Best Rhythm and Blues Song“Power of Love/Love Power,” Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller and Teddy Vann, songwriters
Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, MalePower of Love, Luther Vandross
Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, Female (tie)Burnin', Patti LaBelle
“How Can I Ease the Pain,” Lisa Fischer
Best Rhythm and Blues Performance By a Duo or Group With VocalCooleyhigh Harmony, Boyz II Men
Best Rap Solo Performance“Mama Said Knock You Out,” L.L. Cool J
Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group“Summertime,” D.J. Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince
Best Jazz Vocal PerformanceHe Is Christmas, Take 6
Best Jazz Instrumental, Solo“I Remember You,” Stan Getz
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, GroupSaturday Night at the Blue Note, Oscar Peterson Trio
Best Large Jazz Ensemble PerformanceLive at the Royal Festival Hall, Dizzy Gillespie and the United Nation Orchestra
Best Contemporary Jazz Performance“Sassy,” Manhattan Transfer
Best Country Song“Love Can Build a Bridge,” Naomi Judd, John Jarvis and Paul Overstreet, songwriters
Best Country Vocal Performance, MaleRopin' the Wind, Garth Brooks
Best Country Vocal Performance, Female“Down at the Twist and Shout,” Mary Chapin Carpenter
Best Country Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal“Love Can Build a Bridge,” Judds
Best Country Vocal Collaboration“Restless,” Steve Wariner, Ricky Skaggs and Vince Gill
Best Country Instrumental PerformanceThe New Nashville Cats, Mark O'Conner
Best Bluegrass AlbumSpring Training, Carl Jackson and John Starling (and the Nash Ramblers) (Sugar Hill)
Best Pop Gospel AlbumFor the Sake of the Call, Steven Curtis Chapman (Sparrow)
Best Traditional Soul Gospel AlbumPray for Me, Mighty Clouds of Joy (Word)
Best Contemporary Soul Gospel AlbumDifferent Lifestyles, BeBe and CeCe Winans (Capitol/Sparrow)
Best Southern Gospel AlbumHomecoming, Gaither Vocal Band (Star Song)
Best Gospel Album By a Choir or ChorusThe Evolution of Gospel, Sounds of Blackness; Gary Hines, choir director (Perspective/A&M)
Best Latin Pop AlbumCosas del Amor, Vikki Carr (Sony Discos International)
Best Tropical Latin AlbumBachata Rosa, Juan Luis Guerra 4.40 (Karen)
Best Mexican/American Album16 de Septiembre, Little Joe (Sony Discos International)
Best Traditional Blues AlbumLive at the Apollo, B.B. King (GRP)
Best Contemporary Blues AlbumDamn Right, I've Got the Blues, Buddy Guy (Silvertone)
Best Traditional Folk AlbumThe Civil War (Original Soundtrack), various artists (Elektra/Nonesuch)
Best Contemporary Folk AlbumThe Missing Years, John Prine (Oh Boy)
Best Reggae AlbumAs Raw as Ever, Shabba Ranks (Epic)
Best New Age AlbumFresh Aire 7, Mannheim Steamroller (American Gramaphone)
Best World Music AlbumPlanet Drum, Mickey Hart (Rykodisc)
Best Polka AlbumLivel At Gilley's, Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra (Starr)
Best Arrangement on an Instrumental“Medley: Bess You Is My Woman/I Love You Porgy,” Dave Grusin, arranger
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s)“Unforgettable,” Johnny Mandel, arranger
Best Instrumental Composition“Basque,” Elton John, composer
Best Musical Show AlbumThe Will Rogers Follies (Original Broadway Cast Album), Keith Carradine and cast (Columbia)
Best Instrumental Composition Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for TelevisionDances With Wolves, John Barry, composer
Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television“(Everything I Do) I Do It for You” (From Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves), Bryan Adams, Robert John “Mutt” Lange and Michael Kamen, songwriters (A&M/Morgan Creek)
Best Contemporary CompositionSymphony No. 1, John Corigliano, composer
Best Classical AlbumBernstein, Candide, Leonard Bernstein conducting London Symphony Orchestra; solos: Hadley, Anderson, Ludwig, Green, Gedda and Jones (Deutsche Grammophon)
Best Orchestral PerformanceCorigliano, Symphony No. 1, Daniel Barenboim conducting Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Best Chamber Music PerformanceBrahms, Piano Quartets, Isaac Stern and Jamime Laredo, violinists; Yo-Yo Ma, cellist; Emanuel Ax, pianist
Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist(s) (With Orchestra)Barber, Piano Concertos, John Browning, pianist; Leonard Slatkin conducting St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist(s) (Without Orchestra)Granados, Goyescas, Allegro de Concierto, Danza Lenta, Alicia de Larrocha, pianist
Best Opera RecordingWagner, Götterdämmerung, James Levine conducting The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Choir; solos: Behrens, Studer, Schwartz, Goldberg, Weikl, Wlaschiha and Salminen (Deutsche Grammophon)
Best Performance of a Choral WorkBach, Mass in B Minor, Sir Georg Solti conducting Chicago Symphony Chorus and Orchestra; Margaret Hills, choral director
Best Classical Vocal PerformanceThe Girl With Orange Lips, De Falla, Ravel, Kim, Stravinsky and Delage; Dawn Upshaw, soprano
Best Comedy AlbumP.D.Q. Bach, WTWP Classical Talkity-Talk Radio, Professor Peter Shickele (Telarc)
Best Spoken Word or Non-Musical AlbumThe Civil War (Geoffrey Ward With Rick Burns and Ken Burns), Ken Burns (Sound Editions)
Best Album for ChildrenA Cappella Kids, Marantha! Kids (Marantha)
Best Album PackageBillie Holiday, The Complete Decca Recordings, Vartan, art director (GRP)
Best Album NotesStar Time, James Brown, Cliff White, Harry Weinger, Nelson George and Alan M. Leeds, annotators (Polydor)
Best Historical AlbumBillie Holiday, The Complete Decca Recordings, Billie Holiday (GRP)
Best Music Video, Short Form“Losing My Religion,” R.E.M.
Best Music Video, Long FormMadonna: Blonde Ambition World Tour Live, Madonna
Producer of the Year (Non-Classical)David Foster
Classical Producer of the YearJames Mallinson

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