1999 Grammy Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

The 42nd Annual Grammy Awards were presented at Los Angeles' Staples Center on February 23, 2000.

Record: “Smooth,” Santana featuring Rob Thomas
Album: Supernatural, Santana (Arista Records)
Song: “Smooth,” Itaal Shur and Rob Thomas, songwriters
New Artist: Christina Aguilera
Female Pop Vocal: “I Will Remember You,” Sarah McLachlan
Male Pop Vocal: “Brand New Day,” Sting
Pop Duo or Group with Vocals: “Maria Maria,” Santana
Pop Collaboration with Vocals: “Smooth,”Santana featuring Rob Thomas
Pop Instrumental: “El Farol,” Santana
Dance Recording: “Believe,” Cher
Pop Album: Brand New Day, Sting (A&M Records)
Traditional Pop Album: Bennett Sings Ellington—Hot and Cool, Tony Bennett
Female Rock Vocal: “Sweet Child O' Mine,” Sheryl Crow
Male Rock Vocal: “American Woman,” Lenny Kravitz
Rock Duo or Group with Vocals: “Put Your Lights On,”Santana featuring Everlast
Hard Rock: “Whiskey in the Jar,” Metallica
Metal: “Iron Man,” Black Sabbath
Rock Instrumental: “The Calling,” Santana featuring Eric Clapton
Rock Song: “Scar Tissue,” Flea, John Frusciante, Anthony Kiedis, and Chad Smith, songwriters
Rock Album: Supernatural, SSantana (Arista Records)
Alternative Music Performance: Mutations, Beck
Female R&B Vocal: “It's Not Right but It's Okay,” Whitney Houston
Male R&B Vocal: “Staying Power,” Barry White
R&B Duo or Group with Vocals: “No Scrubs,” TLC
R&B Song: “No Scrubs,” Kevin “Shekspere” Briggs, Kandi Burruss, and Tameka Cottle, songwriters
R&B Album: Fanmail, TLC (LaFace Records)
Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: Staying Power, Barry White
Rap Solo: “My Name Is,” Eminem
Rap Duo or Group: “You Got Me,” The Roots featuring Erykah Badu
Rap Album: The Slim Shady LP, Eminem
Female Country Vocal: “Man! I Feel like a Woman!,” Shania Twain
Male Country Vocal: “Choices,” George Jones
Country Duo or Group with Vocals: “Ready to Run,” Dixie Chicks
Country Collaboration with Vocals: “After the Gold Rush,”Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, and Dolly Parton
Country Instrumental: “Bob's Breakdowns,” Asleep At The Wheel featuring Tommy Allsup, Floyd Domino, Larry Franklin, Vince Gill, and Steve Wariner
Country Song: “Come On Over,” Robert John “Mutt” Lange and Shania Twain, songwriters
Country Album: Fly, Dixie Chicks (Monument Records)
Bluegrass Album: Ancient Tones, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder (Skaggs Family Records)
New Age Album: Celtic Solstice, Paul Winter and Friends (Living Music)
Contemporary Jazz: Inside, David Sanborn
Jazz Vocal: When I Look in Your Eyes, Diana Krall
Jazz Instrumental, Solo: “In Walked Wayne,” Wayne Shorter
Jazz Instrumental, Individual or Group: Like Minds, Gary Burton, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Roy Haynes, and Dave Holland (Concord Jazz)
Large Jazz Ensemble: Serendipity 18, The Bob Florence Limited Edition
Latin Jazz: Latin Soul, Poncho Sanchez
Rock Gospel Album: Pray, Rebecca St. James (ForeFront Records)
Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album: Speechless, Steven Curtis Chapman (Sparrow Records)
Southern Gospel, Country Gospel, or Bluegrass Gospel Album: Kennedy Center Homecoming, Bill and Gloria Gaither and Their Homecoming Friends(Spring House Music Group)
Traditional Soul Gospel Album: Christmas with Shirley Caesar, Shirley Caesar (Myrrh Records)
Contemporary Soul Gospel Album: Mountain High…Valley Low, Yolanda Adams (Elektra Entertainment Group)
Gospel Album by a Choir or Chorus: High and Lifted Up, The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir; Carol Cymbala, Choir Director (Atlantic Records)
Latin Pop: Tiempos, Rubén Blades
Latin Rock/Alternative: Resurrection, Chris Perez Band
Tropical Latin: Mambo Birdland, Tito Puente
Salsa: Llego…Van Van: Van Van Is Here, Los Van Van
Merengue: Pintame, Elvis Crespo
Mexican-American: 100 Años de Mariachi, Plácido Domingo
Tejano: Por Eso Te Amo, Los Palominos
Traditional Blues: Blues on the Bayou, B. B. King(MCA Records)
Contemporary Blues: Take Your Shoes Off, The Robert Cray Band (Rykodisc)
Traditional Folk: Press On, June Carter Cash (Risk/Small Hairy Dog Records)
Contemporary Folk: Mule Variations, Tom Waits (Tom Waits)
Reggae Album: Calling Rastafari, Burning Spear (Heartbeat Records)
World Music Album: Livro, Caetano Veloso (Nonesuch Records)
Polka Album: Polkasonic, Brave Combo (Cleveland International Records)
Musical Album for Children: The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland, Various Artists (Sony Wonder)
Spoken Word Album for Children: Listen to the Storyteller, Wynton Marsalis, Graham Greene, and Kate Winslet (Sony Classical)
Spoken Word or Non-Musical Album: The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr., LeVar Burton (with Martin Luther King, Jr.) (Time Warner Audiobooks)
Spoken Comedy Album: Bigger and Blacker, Chris Rock (DreamWorks Records)
Musical Show Album: Annie Get Your Gun (Angel Records)
Best Soundtrack Album: Tarzan, Phil Collins (Walt Disney Records)
Instrumental Composition for a Motion Picture or for Television: A Bug's Life, Randy Newman, composer
Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television: “Beautiful Stranger” (from Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me), Madonna and William Orbit, songwriters
Instrumental Composition: “Joyful Noise Suite,” Don Sebesky, composer
Instrumental Arrangement: “Chelsea Bridge,” Don Sebesky, arranger
Instrumental Arrangement with Accompanying Vocals: “Lonely Town,” Alan Broadbent, arranger
Best Recording Package: Ride with Bob, Ray Benson, Sally Carns, and Buddy Jackson, art directors (DreamWorks Records Nashville)
Best Album Notes: John Coltrane—The Classic Quartet-Complete Impulse! Studio Recordings, Bob Blumenthal, album notes writer
Historical Album: The Duke Ellington Centennial Edition—The Complete RCA Victor Recordings (1927–1973) (RCA Victor/BMG Classics)
Best-Engineered Album, Non-Classical: When I Look in Your Eyes, Al Schmitt, engineer (Verve Records)
Producer, Non-Classical: Walter Afanasieff
Remixer, Non-Classical: Club 69 (Peter Rauhofer)
Best-Engineered Album, Classical: Stravinsky: Firebird; The Rite of Spring; Perséphone, Markus Heiland, engineer
Classical Producer: Adam Abeshouse
Classical Album: Stravinsky: Firebird; The Rite of Spring; Perséphone, Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor (RCA Victor Red Seal)
Orchestral: Stravinsky: Firebird; The Rite of Spring; Perséphone, Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor (Deutsche Grammophon)
Opera: Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress, John Eliot Gardiner, conductor (Deutsche Grammophon)
Choral: Britten: War Requiem, Robert Shafer, conductor (The Washington Chorus)
Instrumental Soloist with Orchestra: Prokofiev: Piano Cons. Nos. 1 and 3/Bartók: Piano Con. No. 3, Martha Argerich, piano; Charles Dutoit, conductor
Instrumental Soloist without Orchestra: Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87, Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano
Chamber Music: Beethoven: The Violin Sonatas (Nos. 1–3, Op. 12; Nos. 1–3, Op. 30; “Spring” Sonata, Etc.), Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin; Lambert Orkis, piano
Small Ensemble Performance (with or without Conductor): “Colors of Love (Works of Thomas, Stucky, Tavener, Rands, Etc.),” Chanticleer; Joseph Jennings, conductor
Classical Vocal: Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn, Thomas Quasthoff, baritone; Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo soprano
Classical Contemporary Composition: Boulez: Répons, Pierre Boulez, composer
Classical Crossover Album: “Schickele: Hornsmoke (Piano Con. No. 2 in F Maj. “Ole”; Brass Calendar; Hornsmoke—A Horse Opera),” The Chestnut Brass Co.; Peter Schickele, piano and narrator
Music Video, Short Form: “Freak on a Leash,”(Korn), Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris, Todd McFarlane, and Graham Morris, video directors
Music Video, Long Form: Band of Gypsys—Live at Fillmore East (Jimi Hendrix), Bob Smeaton, video director

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