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The 1996 Grammy Awards
The awards given in Feb 1997 were for recordings made in 1996.

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Record of the year

Eric Clapton
For: Change the World

Album of the year

Celine Dion
For: Falling Into You

Song of the year

Gordon Kennedy, Wayne Kirkpatrick and Tommy Sims
For: Change the World

New artist

LeAnn Rimes

Producer of the year


Best op album

Celine Dion
For: Falling Into You

Best Female pop vocal

Toni Braxton
For: Un-break My Heart

Best Male pop vocal

Eric Clapton
Change the World
Eric Clapton

Best Pop duo or group

The Beatles
For: Free as a Bird

Best Pop collaboration with vocals

Natalie Cole, Nat King Cole
For: When I Fall in Love

Best Traditional pop vocal

Tony Bennett
For: Here's to the Ladies

Best Pop instrumenta

Bela Fleck & the Flecktones
For: The Sinister Minister

Best Rock instrumental

Jimmie Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Dr. John and Art Neville.
For: SRV Shuffle

Best Rock song

Tracy Chapman
For: Give Me One Reason

Best Rock album

Sheryl Crow
For: Sheryl Crow

Best Female rock vocal

Sheryl Crow
For: If It Makes You Happy

Best Male rock vocal

For: Where It' s At

Best Rock duo or group

Dave Matthews Band
For: So Much to Say

Best Hard rock

Smashing Pumpkins
For: Bullet With Butterfly Wings

Best Alternative

For: Odelay

Best Metal

Rage Against the Machine
For: Tire Me

Best R&B song

For: Exhale (Shoop Shoop)

R&B album:

Tony Rich Project
For: Words

Best Female R&B vocal

Toni Braxton
For: You're Makin' Me High

Male R&B vocal

Luther Vandross
For: Your Secret Love

Best R&B duo or group

For: Killing Me Softly with His Song

Best Rap album

For: The Score

Best Rap solo

LL Cool J
For: Hey Lover

Best Rap duo or group

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
For: Tha Crossroads

Best Country song

Bill Mack
For: Blue

Best Country album

Lyle Lovett
For: The Road to Ensenada

Best Female country vocal

LeAnn Rimes
For: Blue

Best Male country vocal

Vince Gill
For: Worlds Apart

Best Country duo or group

Brooks and Dunn
For: My Maria

Best Country collaboration

Vince Gill, Alison Krauss and Union Station
For: High Lonesome Sound

Best Country instrumental

Chet Atkins
For: Jam Man

Best Bluegrass album

various artists
For: True Life Blues: The Songs of Bill Monroe

Best New age album

For: The Memory of Trees

Best Contemporary jazz album

Wayne Shorter
For: High Life

Best Jazz vocal

Cassandra Wilson
For: New Moon Daughter

Best Jazz instrumental (solo)

Michael Brecker
For: Cabin Fever

Best Jazz instrumental (individual or group)

Michael Brecker
For: Tales From the Hudson

Best Large jazz ensemble

Count Basie Orchestra
For: Live at Manchester Craftsmen's Guild

Best Latin jazz

Paquito d'Rivera
For Portraits of Cuba

Best Latin pop:

Enrique Iglesias
For: Enrique Iglesias

Best Tropical Latin

Ruben Blades
For: La Rosa de los Vientos

Best Mexican-American/ Tejano

La Mafia
For: Un Millon de Rosas

Best Rock gospel

DC Talk
For: Jesus Freak

Best Pop/contemporary gospel

various artists
For: Tribute: The Songs of Andrae Crouch

Best Traditional soul gospel

Cissy Houston
For: Face to Face

Best Contemporary soul gospel

Kirk Franklin and the Family
For: Whatcha Lookin' 4

Best Gospel choir/chorus

Shirley Caesar's Outreach Convention Choir
For: Just a Word

Best Southern, country or bluegrass gospel

Andy Griffith
For: I Love to Tell the Story: 25 Timeless Hymns

Best Traditional blues

James Cotton
For: Deep in the Blues

Best Contemporary blues

Keb Mo
For: Just Like You

Best Traditional folk:

Pete Seeger
For: Pete

Best Contemporary folk

Bruce Springsteen
For: The Ghost of Tom Joad

Best Reggae

Bunny Wailer
For: Hall of Fame: A Tribute to Bob Marley's 50th Anniversary

Best World music

The Chieftains
For: Santiago

Best Polka

Jimmy Sturr
For: Polka! All Night Long

Best Classical album

Leonard Slatkin, conductor
For: Corigliano: Of Rage and Remembrance

Best Orchestral performance

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
For: Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, San Francisco Symphony

Best Opera recording

Richard Hickox,conductor
For: Britten: Peter Grimes

Best Choral performance

Drew Litton, conductor
For: Walton: Belshazzar's Feast," Bournemouth Symphony Chorus

Best Instrumental soloist with orchestra

Yefim Bronfman
For: Bartok: The Three Piano Concertos

Best Instrumental soloist without orchestra

Earl Wild
For: The Romantic Master

Best Chamber music

Cleveland Quartet
For: Corigliano: String Quartet

Best Small ensemble

Pierre Boulez, conductor
For: Boulez: Explosante-Fixe

Best Classical vocal

Bryn Terfel
For: Opera Arias (Works of Mozart, Wagner, Borodin, etc.)

Best Classical contemporary composition:

John Corigliano
For: Corigliano: String Quartet

Best Classical producer of the year

Joanna Nickrenz.

Best Spoken word/nonmusical

Hillary Rodham Clinton
For: It Takes a Village

Best Comedy

Al Franken
For: Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot

Best Children's music

Linda Ronstadt
For: Dedicated to the One I Love

Children's spoken word

Virginia Callaway
For: Stellaluna

Best Instrumental composition

Herbie Hancock and Jean Hancock
For: Manhattan (Island of Lights and Love)

Best Instrumental arrangement:

Michael Kamen
For: An American Symphony

Best Instrumental arrangement with vocals

Alan Broadbent, David Foster and Gordon Jenkins.
For: When I Fall in Love

Best Musical show album


Best Instrumental for movie/TV:

David Arnold
For: Independence Day

Best Song for movie/TV

Diane Warren
For: Because You Loved Me (Theme from `Up Close and Personal')

Best Recording package

Andy Engel and Tommy Steele
For: Ultra-Lounge (Leopard Skin Sampler)

Best Recording package, boxed

Chika Azuma and Arnold Levine
For: Miles Davis and Gil Evans: The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings

Album notes

Will Friedwald
For: Frank Sinatra: The Complete Capitol Singles Collection

Historical album

Miles Davis and Gil Evans: The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings

Engineering (non-classical)

Francis Buckley, Al Schmitt, Bruce Swedien and Tommy Vicari
For: Q's Jook Joint

Engineering (classical):

William Hoekstra and Lawrence Rock
For: Copland: Dance Symphony, etc. 

Best Music video (short)

The Beatles
For: Free As a Bird

Best Music video (long)

The Beatles
For: The Beatles Anthology

Recording Academy Hall Of Fame

The Beatles
For: Yesterday

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