Winners

42nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1999)

The first GRAMMY Awards ceremony held during the 21st century is perhaps best remembered as a supernaturally smooth evening for Carlos Santana. Remarkably, the veteran guitar great and bandleader had previously won only one GRAMMY — under his own name at the 31st Annual GRAMMY Awards for Best Rock Instrumental Performance (Orchestra, Group Or Soloist) for “Blues For Salvador.” At the 42nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Los Angeles’ Staples Center, Santana made up for lost time, winning eight awards: Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals, Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals, Best Pop Instrumental Performance, Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal, Best Rock Instrumental Performance and Best Rock Album. As if that wasn’t all quite enough, Santana’s “Smooth” vocal guest Rob Thomas and Itaal Shur — who wrote the song together — took home the GRAMMY for Song Of The Year.

When Bob Dylan and Lauryn Hill presented the GRAMMY for Album Of The Year for Supernatural at the end of the night, Carlos Santana spoke up for “love, understanding and oneness.” But it was one of Supernatural’s producers — and longtime Santana friend and mentor — Clive Davis who summed things up beautifully. “You’re an inspiration to every young musician throughout the globe,” Davis said of Santana. “Because when they break in they don’t know how long a career can not only last, but how long it can soar.” On this night, there could be no question that Santana was soaring.

Also making headlines this night was Jennifer Lopez whose rather minimalist green gown was much talked about. As Lopez’s co-presenter David Duchovny quipped onstage, “This is the first time in five or six years that I’m sure that nobody is looking at me.”

Among the others the crowd at Staples was looking at: Will Smith, who opened the show, the Dixie Chicks, TLC, Kid Rock and Britney Spears, whose performance began with a little girl watching the 32nd Annual GRAMMY Awards dreaming of someday performing on the show. There was also a rousing segment dedicated to the wide world of Latin music (celebrating the launch of the first Latin GRAMMY Awards in September of 2000) with fine performances from Marc Anthony, Poncho Sanchez, Ibrahim Ferrer of Buena Vista Social Club fame and Ricky Martin, a year after his triumphant performance of “The Cup Of Life.”

But it wasn’t all good vibes, revealing dresses and cool performances at the 42nd Annual GRAMMY Awards. Despite at the time having established a reputation as “The Queen of Nice,” Rosie O’Donnell had quite a barbed turn as host this year. In particular, she took aim at Whitney Houston. The host made repeated allusions to Houston’s recent arrest for marijuana possession at a Hawaiian airport, both in her opening monologue and with this introduction to the singer’s performance of “It’s Not Right But It’s Okay”: “Our next performer is a huge fan of the doobies,” O’Donnell said. Houston surmounted the jabs with a soulful version of the song and a win for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.

Perhaps more uplifting was the chance to watch one legendary piano man salute another. Billy Joel took the stage to honor Elton John, the recipient of a GRAMMY Legend Award. “In an age of Stratocasters and wah-wah pedals, Elton John made it cool to be a piano player,” Joel explained, before Elton John performed “Philadelphia Freedom” with a little vocal support from the Backstreet Boys. “Now he is a knight, and in the United Kingdom he should be addressed as Sir Elton, but here in the good ol’ USA his friends can still call him Sharon.”

Record Of The Year
 
winner
Carlos Santana, GRAMMY winner
Smooth

Rob Thomas & Santana (Rodney Holmes, Tony Lindsay, Karl Perazzo, Raul Rekow, Benny Rietveld, Carlos Santana, Chester Thompson), artists. David Thoener, engineer/mixer. Matt Serletic, producer.

Album Of The Year
 
winner
Carlos Santana, GRAMMY winner
Supernatural

Santana (Rodney Holmes, Tony Lindsay, Karl Perazzo, Raul Rekow, Benny Rietveld, Carlos Santana, Chester Thompson), artist. Alvaro Villagra, Andy Grassi, Anton Pukshansky, Benny Faccone, Chris Theis, Comissioner Gordon, David Frazer, David Thoener, Glenn Kolotkin, Jeff Poe, Jim Gaines, Jim Scott, John Gamble, John Karpowich, John Seymour, Matty Spindel, Mike Couzzi, Steve Farrone, Steve Fontano, T-Ray, Tom Lord-Alge, Tony Prendatt & Warren Riker, engineers/mixers. Alex Gonzales, Art Hodge, Charles Goodan, Clive Davis, Dante Ross, Dust Brothers, Fher Olvera, Jerry "Wonder" Duplessis, KC Porter, Lauryn Hill, Matt Serletic, Stephen M. Harris & Wyclef Jean, producers.

Song Of The Year
 
winner
Smooth

Itaal Shur & Rob Thomas, songwriters.

Best New Artist
 
winner
Christina Aguilera, GRAMMY winner
Christina Aguilera
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
 
winner
I Will Remember You

Sarah McLachlan, artist.

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
 
winner
Sting, GRAMMY winner
Brand New Day

Sting, artist.

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
 
winner
Carlos Santana, GRAMMY winner
Maria Maria

Santana (Rodney Holmes, Tony Lindsay, Karl Perazzo, Raul Rekow, Benny Rietveld, Carlos Santana, Chester Thompson), artist.

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
 
winner
Carlos Santana, GRAMMY winner
Smooth

Rob Thomas & Santana (Rodney Holmes, Tony Lindsay, Karl Perazzo, Raul Rekow, Benny Rietveld, Carlos Santana, Chester Thompson), artists.

Best Pop Instrumental Performance
 
winner
Carlos Santana, GRAMMY winner
El Farol

Santana (Rodney Holmes, Tony Lindsay, Karl Perazzo, Raul Rekow, Benny Rietveld, Carlos Santana, Chester Thompson), artist.

Best Dance Recording
 
winner
Believe

Cher, artist. Mark Taylor, mixer. Brian Rawling & Mark Taylor, producers.

Best Pop Album
 
winner
Sting, GRAMMY winner
Brand New Day

Sting, artist. Neil Dorfsman & Simon Osborne, engineers/mixers. Kipper & Sting, producers.

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance
 
winner
Tony Bennett, GRAMMY winner
Bennett Sings Ellington - Hot & Cool

Tony Bennett, artist.

Best Female Rock Vocal Performance
 
winner
Sweet Child O' Mine

Sheryl Crow, artist.

Best Male Rock Vocal Performance
 
winner
American Woman

Lenny Kravitz, artist.

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
 
winner
Carlos Santana, GRAMMY winner
Put Your Lights On

Everlast & Santana (Rodney Holmes, Tony Lindsay, Karl Perazzo, Raul Rekow, Benny Rietveld, Carlos Santana, Chester Thompson), artists.

Best Hard Rock Performance
 
winner
Metallica, GRAMMY winners
Whiskey In The Jar

Metallica (Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield, Jason Newsted, Lars Ulrich), artist.

Best Metal Performance
 
winner
Iron Man

Black Sabbath (Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, Bill Ward), artist.

Best Rock Instrumental Performance
 
winner
Eric Clapton, GRAMMY winner, Carlos Santana, GRAMMY winner
The Calling

Eric ClaptonSantana (Rodney Holmes, Tony Lindsay, Karl Perazzo, Raul Rekow, Benny Rietveld, Carlos Santana, Chester Thompson), artists.

Best Rock Song
 
winner
Scar Tissue

Anthony Kiedis, Chad Smith, Flea & John Frusciante, songwriters.

Best Rock Album
 
winner
Carlos Santana, GRAMMY winner
Supernatural

Santana (Rodney Holmes, Tony Lindsay, Karl Perazzo, Raul Rekow, Benny Rietveld, Carlos Santana, Chester Thompson), artist. Steve Fontano, engineer/mixer. Clive Davis, producer.

Best Alternative Music Performance
 
winner
Mutations

Beck, artist.

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
 
winner
Whitney Houston, GRAMMY winner
It's Not Right But It's Okay

Whitney Houston, artist.

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
 
winner
Staying Power

Barry White, artist.

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
 
winner
No Scrubs

TLC (Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas, Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins), artist.

Best Rhythm & Blues Song
 
winner
No Scrubs

Kandi Burruss, Kevin Briggs & Tameka Cottle, songwriters.

Best R&B Album
 
winner
Fanmail

TLC (Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas, Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins), artist. Alvin Speights & Carlton Lynn, engineers/mixers. Dallas Austin, producer.

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
 
winner
Staying Power

Barry White, artist.

Best Rap Solo Performance
 
winner
Eminem, GRAMMY winner
My Name Is

Eminem, artist.

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group
 
winner
The Roots, GRAMMY winner
You Got Me

Erykah Badu & The Roots (Malik "Malik B" Abdul-Bassit, Rozell "Rahzel" Brown, Kamal Gray, Leonard "Hub" Hubbard, Kyle "Scratch" Jones, Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson, Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter), artists.

Best Rap Album
 
winner
Eminem, GRAMMY winner
The Slim Shady LP

Eminem, artist. Mr. B, engineer/mixer. Eminem, Jeff Bass & Marky Bass, producers.

Best Female Country Vocal Performance
 
winner
Man! I Feel Like A Woman!

Shania Twain, artist.

Best Male Country Vocal Performance
 
winner
Choices

George Jones, artist.

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
 
winner
Dixie Chicks, GRAMMY winners
Ready To Run

Dixie Chicks (Natalie Maines, Emily Robison, Martie Seidel), artist.

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
 
winner
Emmylou Harris, GRAMMY winner
After The Gold Rush

Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris & Linda Ronstadt, artists.

Best Country Instrumental Performance
 
winner
Vince Gill, GRAMMY winner
Bob's Breakdowns

Asleep At The Wheel (Ray Benson, Chris Booher, Cindy Cashdollar, Floyd Domino, Michael Francis, Larry Franklin, David Miller, Jason Roberts, David Sanger), Floyd Domino, Larry Franklin, Steve Wariner, Tommy Allsup & Vince Gill, artists.

Best Country Song
 
winner
Come On Over

Robert John "Mutt" Lange & Shania Twain, songwriters.

Best Country Album
 
winner
Dixie Chicks, GRAMMY winners
Fly

Dixie Chicks (Natalie Maines, Emily Robison, Martie Seidel), artist. John Guess, engineer/mixer. Blake Chancey & Paul Worley, producers.

Best Bluegrass Album
 
winner
Ancient Tones

Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder (Paul Brewster, Mark Fain, Bobby Hicks, "Smilin" Jim Mills, Ricky Skaggs, Bryan Sutton, Darrin Vincent), artist.

Best New Age Album
 
winner
Celtic Solstice

Paul Winter, artist.

Best Contemporary Jazz Performance
 
winner
Inside

David Sanborn, artist.

Best Jazz Vocal Performance
 
winner
When I Look In Your Eyes

Diana Krall, artist.

Best Jazz Instrumental Solo
 
winner
In Walked Wayne

Wayne Shorter, soloist.

Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Individual Or Group
 
winner
Chick Corea, GRAMMY winner, Pat Metheny, GRAMMY winner
Like Minds

Chick Corea, Dave Holland, Gary Burton, Pat Metheny & Roy Haynes, artists.

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance
 
winner
Serendipity 18

Bob Florence, artist.

Best Latin Jazz Performance
 
winner
Latin Soul

Poncho Sanchez, artist.

Best Rock Gospel Album
 
winner
Pray

Rebecca St. James, artist.

Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album
 
winner
Speechless

Steven Curtis Chapman, artist.

Best Southern, Country, Or Bluegrass Gospel Album
 
winner
Kennedy Center Homecoming

Bill Gaither & Gloria Gaither, artists.

Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album
 
winner
Shirley Caesar, GRAMMY winner
Christmas With Shirley Caesar

Shirley Caesar, artist.

Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album
 
winner
Yolanda Adams, GRAMMY winner
Mountain High...Valley Low

Yolanda Adams, artist.

Best Gospel Choir Or Chorus Album
 
winner
High And Lifted Up

Carol Cymbala, choir director.

Best Latin Pop Performance
 
winner
Tiempos

Rubén Blades, artist.

Best Latin Rock/Alternative Performance
 
winner
Resurrection

Chris Perez Band (John Garza, Joe Ojeda, Chris Perez), artist.

Best Traditional Tropical Latin Performance
 
winner
Mambo Birdland

Tito Puente, artist.

Best Salsa Performance
 
winner
Llego...Van Van - Van Van Is Here

Los Van Van (Pedro "Pedrito" Calvo, Alvaro Collado, Pedro Cesar Favardo, Juan Formell, Samuel Formell, Roberto Hernandez, Jorge Leliebre, Boris Luna, Gerardo Miro, Hugo Morejon, Manuel Navarrera, Julio Noroña, Cesar "Pupi" Pedroso, Edmundo Pina, Mario "Mayito" Rivera), artist.

Best Merengue Performance
 
winner
Pintame

Elvis Crespo, artist.

Best Mexican-American Performance
 
winner
100 Años De Mariachi

Placido Domingo, artist.

Best Tejano Performance
 
winner
Por Eso Te Amo

Los Palominos (Jaime Arreola, Jesús Arreola, Jorge Arreola, Juan Arreola), artist.

Best Traditional Blues Album
 
winner
B.B. King, GRAMMY winner
Blues On The Bayou

B.B. King, artist.

Best Contemporary Blues Album
 
winner
Take Your Shoes Off

Robert Cray Band (Robert Cray, Kevin Hayes, Jim Pugh, Karl Sevareid), artist.

Best Traditional Folk Album
 
winner
Press On

June Carter Cash, artist.

Best Contemporary Folk Album
 
winner
Mule Variations

Tom Waits, artist.

Best Reggae Album
 
winner
Calling Rastafari

Burning Spear, artist.

Best World Music Album
 
winner
Livro

Caetano Veloso, artist.

Best Polka Album
 
winner
Polkasonic

Brave Combo (Jeffrey Barnes, Alan Emert, Carl Finch, Bubba Hernandez, Danny O'Brien), artist.

Best Musical Album For Children
 
winner
The Adventures Of Elmo In Grouchland

Andy Hill, producer.

Best Spoken Word Album For Children
 
winner
David Frost, GRAMMY winner
Listen To The Storyteller

Graham Greene, Kate Winslet & Wynton Marsalis, narrators. David Frost & Steven Epstein, producers.

Best Spoken Word Album
 
winner
The Autobiography Of Martin Luther King, Jr.

LeVar Burton, narrator.

Best Spoken Comedy Album
 
winner
Bigger And Blacker

Chris Rock, artist.

Best Musical Show Album
 
winner
Annie Get Your Gun

John McDaniel & Stephen Ferrera, producers.

Best Soundtrack Album
 
winner
Tarzan

Phil Collins, artist. Mark Mancina & Phil Collins, producers.

Best Instrumental Composition Written For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media.
 
winner
A Bug's Life

Randy Newman, composer.

Best Song Written For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media.
 
winner
Madonna, GRAMMY winner
Beautiful Stranger (From Austin Powers - The Spy Who Shagged Me)

Madonna & William Orbit, songwriters.

Best Instrumental Composition
 
winner
Joyful Noise Suite

Don Sebesky, composer.

Best Instrumental Arrangement
 
winner
Chelsea Bridge

Don Sebesky, arranger.

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
 
winner
Lonely Town

Alan Broadbent, arranger.

Best Recording Package
 
winner
Ride With Bob

Buddy Jackson, Ray Benson & Sally Carns, art directors.

Best Boxed Recording Package
 
winner
Miles Davis - The Complete Bitches Brew Sessions

Arnold Levine & Ron Jaramillo, art directors.

Best Album Notes
 
winner
John Coltrane - The Classic Quartet: Complete Impulse! Studio Recordings

Bob Blumenthal, album notes writer.

Best Historical Album
 
winner
The Duke Ellington Centennial Edition - The Complete RCA Victor Recordings (1927-1973)

Orrin Keepnews & Steven Lasker, compilation producers. Dennis Ferrante, Paul Brizzi & Steven Lasker, mastering engineers.

Best Engineered Album - Non-Classical
 
winner
Al Schmitt, GRAMMY winner
When I Look In Your Eyes

Al Schmitt, engineer.

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
 
winner
Walter Afanasieff
Remixer Of The Year, Non-Classical
 
winner

Club 69, remixer.

Best Engineered Album, Classical
 
winner
Stravinsky: Firebird; The Rite Of Spring; Perséphone

Markus Heiland, engineer.

Producer Of The Year, Classical
 
winner
Adam Abeshouse
Best Classical Album
 
winner
Stravinsky: Firebird; The Rite Of Spring; Perséphone

Michael Tilson Thomas, artist. Andreas Neubronner, producer.

Best Orchestral Performance
 
winner
Stravinsky: Firebird; The Rite Of Spring; Perséphone

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor.

Best Opera Recording
 
winner
Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress

Anne Sofie von Otter, Bryn Terfel, Deborah York & Ian Bostridge, artists. John Eliot Gardiner, conductor. Nicholas Parker, producer.

Best Choral Performance
 
winner
Britten: War Requiem

Betty Scott & Joan McFarland, choir directors. Robert Shafer, conductor.

Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (With Orchestra)
 
winner
Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3/Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 3

Martha Argerich, artist. Charles Dutoit, conductor.

Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (Without Orchestra)
 
winner
Shostakovich: 24 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87

Vladimir Ashkenazy, artist.

Best Chamber Music Performance
 
winner
Beethoven: The Violin Sonatas (Nos. 1-3, Op. 12; Nos. 1-3, Op. 30; "Spring" Sonata)

Anne-Sophie Mutter & Lambert Orkis, artists.

Best Small Ensemble Performance (With Or Without Conductor)
 
winner
Colors Of Love - Works Of Thomas, Stucky, Tavener & Rands

Chanticleer & Joseph Jennings, artists.

Best Classical Vocal Performance
 
winner
Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn

Anne Sofie von Otter & Thomas Quasthoff, artists.

Best Classical Contemporary Composition
 
winner
Pierre Boulez, GRAMMY winner
Boulez: Répons

Pierre Boulez, composer.

Best Classical Crossover Album
 
winner
Schickele: Hornsmoke (Piano Concerto No. 2 In F Major "Ole"; Brass Calendar; Hornsmoke - A Horse Opera)

Chestnut Brass Company (Bruce Barrie, Marian Hesse, Jay Krush, Christopher Moore, Brett Shuster) & Peter Schickele, artists.

Best Short Form Music Video
 
winner
Freak On A Leash

Korn (Reg "Fieldy" Arvizu, Jonathan Davis, J. James "Munky" Shaffer, David Silveria, Brian "Head" Welch), artist. Graham Morris, Jonathan Dayton, Todd McFarlane & Valerie Faris, video directors. Bart Lipton & Terry Fitzgerald, video producers.

Best Long Form Music Video
 
winner
Band Of Gypsies - Live At Fillmore East

Bob Smeaton, video director. Chips Chipperfield & Neil Aspinall, video producers.