| Kelsey Grammer|
25 February 1998
| Radio City Music Hall, New York City|
The 40th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 25, 1998 at Radio City Music Hall, New York City. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the previous year. Rock icon Bob Dylan, Alison Krauss, and R. Kelly were the main recipients with three awards each.
Record of the Year
John Leventhal (producer) and Shawn Colvin for "Sunny Came Home"
Album of the Year
Daniel Lanois (producer) and Bob Dylan for Time Out of Mind
Song of the Year
John Leventhal and Shawn Colvin (songwriters) for "Sunny Came Home" performed by Shawn Colvin
Best New Artist
Best Alternative Music Performance
Radiohead for "OK Computer"
Best Traditional Blues Album
John Lee Hooker for Don't Look Back
Best Contemporary Blues Album
Taj Mahal for Señor Blues
Best Musical Album for Children
Roger Nichols, Kris O'Connor (producers) and John Denver (producer and artist) for All Aboard!
Best Spoken Word Album for Children
John McElroy (producer) and Charles Kuralt for Winnie-the-Pooh
From 1994 through 2003, see "Best Spoken Comedy Album" under the "Spoken" field, below.
Best Orchestral Performance
Pierre Boulez (conductor) and the Cleveland Orchestra for Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique; Tristia
Best Classical Vocal Performance
Cecilia Bartoli for An Italian Songbook (Works of Bellini, Donizetti, Rossini)
Best Opera Recording
Michael Woolcock (producer), Georg Solti (conductor), José van Dam, Ben Heppner, Herbert Lippert, Karita Mattila, Alan Opie, Rene Pape, Iris Vermillion and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Best Choral Performance
Robert Shaw (conductor) and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus for Adams:
40th Annual Grammy Awards Wikipedia
Harmonium/Rachmaninoff: The BellsBest Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with orchestra)
David Zinman (conductor), Yo-Yo Ma and the Philadelphia Orchestra for Premieres - Cello Concertos (Works of Danielpour, Kirchner, Rouse)
Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without orchestra)
János Starker for Bach: Suites for Solo Cello Nos. 1 - 6
Best Small Ensemble Performance (with or without conductor)
Claudio Abbado (conductor) for "Hindemith: Kammermusik No. 1 With Finale 1921, Op. 24 No. 1" performed by members of the Berliner Philharmonic
Best Chamber Music Performance
Emerson String Quartet for Beethoven: The String Quartets
Best Classical Contemporary Composition
John Adams (composer), Kent Nagano (conductor) and the Hallé Orchestra for "Adams: El Dorado"
Best Classical Album
Steven Epstein (producer), David Zinman (conductor), Yo-Yo Ma and the Philadelphia Orchestra for Premieres - Cello Concertos (Works of Danielpour, Kirchner, Rouse)
Best Instrumental Composition
Wayne Shorter (composer) for "Aung San Suu Kyi" performed by Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter
Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television
R. Kelly (songwriter) for "I Believe I Can Fly" (from Space Jam)
Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television
Gabriel Yared (composer) for The English Patient
Best Instrumental Arrangement
Bill Holman (arranger) for "Straight, No Chaser" performed by The Bill Holman Band
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s)
Slide Hampton (arranger) for "Cotton Tail" performed by Dee Dee Bridgewater
Best Female Country Vocal Performance
Trisha Yearwood for "How Do I Live"
Best Male Country Vocal Performance
Vince Gill for "Pretty Little Adriana"
Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
Alison Krauss and Union Station for "Looking in the Eyes of Love"
Best Country Collaboration with Vocals
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood for "In Another's Eyes"
Best Country Instrumental Performance
Alison Krauss and Union Station for "Little Liza Jane"
Best Country Song
Bob Carlisle and Randy Thomas (songwriters) for "Butterfly Kisses" performed by Bob Carlisle / Jeff Carson / the Raybon Brothers
Best Country Album
Rick Rubin (producer) and Johnny Cash for Unchained
Best Bluegrass Album
Alison Krauss and Union Station for So Long So Wrong
Best Traditional Folk Album
BeauSoleil for L'amour ou la Folie
Best Contemporary Folk Album
Bob Dylan for Time Out of Mind
Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album
Jars of Clay for Much Afraid
Best Rock Gospel Album
dc Talk for Welcome to the Freak Show: dc Talk Live in Concert
Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album
The Fairfield Four for I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray
Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album
Take 6 for Brothers
Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album
Peter York (producer) for Amazing Grace 2: A Country Salute to Gospel performed by various artists
Best Gospel Choir or Chorus Album
Myron Butler, Kirk Franklin and Robert Searight II (choir directors) for God's Property From Kirk Franklin's Nu Nation performed by God's Property
Best Historical Album
Amy Horowitz, Jeff Place and Pete Reiniger (producers), David Glasser and Charlie Pilzer (engineers) for Anthology of American Folk Music (1997 Edition Expanded) performed by various artists
Best Jazz Instrumental Solo
Doc Cheatham and Nicholas Payton for "Stardust"
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Individual or Group
Charlie Haden and Pat Metheny for Beyond the Missouri Sky
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance
Joe Henderson for Joe Henderson Big Band performed by the Joe Henderson Big Band
Best Jazz Vocal Performance
Dee Dee Bridgewater for Dear Ella
Best Contemporary Jazz Performance
Randy Brecker for Into the Sun
Best Latin Jazz Performance
Roy Hargrove's Crisol for Habana
Best Latin Pop Performance
Luis Miguel for Romances
Best Tropical Latin Performance
Ry Cooder for Buena Vista Social Club
Best Mexican-American/Tejano Music Performance
La Mafia for En Tus Manos
Best Latin Rock/Alternative Performance
Los Fabulosos Cadillacs for Fabulosos Calavera
Best Musical Show Album
Jay David Saks (producer) for Chicago the Musical performed by Various Artists featuring Ann Reinking, Bebe Neuwirth, James Naughton and Joel Grey
Best Short Form Music Video
Aris McGarry (video producer), Mark Romanek (video director) and Janet Jackson for "Got 'Till It's Gone"
Best Long Form Music Video
David May, Glen Ballard (video producers), Steve Purcell (video producer and director) and Alanis Morissette (video producers, director and artist) for Jagged Little Pill, Live
Best New Age Album
Michael Hedges for Oracle
Best Recording Package
Al Quattrocchi, Hugh Brown and Jeff Smith (art directors) for Titanic - Music as Heard on the Fateful Voyage performed by Various Artists
Best Recording Package - Boxed
David Gorman, Hugh Brown and Rachel Gutek (art directors) for Beg Scream and Shout! The Big Ol' Box of '60s Soul performed by Various Artists
Best Album Notes
Chuck Pirtle, Eric von Schmidt, Jeff Place, John Fahey, Jon Pankake, Kip Lornell, Luc Sante, Luis Kemnitzer, Neil V. Rosenberg and Peter Stampfel (notes writers) for Anthology of American Folk Music (1997 Edition Expanded) performed by Various Artists
Best Polka Album
Jimmy Sturr for Living on Polka Time
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
Sarah McLachlan for "Building a Mystery"
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Elton John for "Candle in the Wind 1997"
Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
Jamiroquai for "Virtual Insanity"
Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals
John Lee Hooker and Van Morrison for "Don't Look Back"
Best Pop Instrumental Performance
Sarah McLachlan for "Last Dance"
Best Dance Recording
Giorgio Moroder (producer and artist) and Donna Summer for "Carry On"
Best Pop Album
James Taylor for Hourglass
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Frank Filipetti (engineer) for Hourglass performed by James Taylor
Best Engineered Album, Classical
Michael J. Bishop, Jack Renner (engineers), Erich Kunzel (conductor) and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra for Copland: The Music of America (Fanfare for the Common Man; Rodeo, etc.)
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Producer of the Year, Classical
Remixer of the Year, Non-Classical
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
Erykah Badu for "On & On"
Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
R. Kelly for "I Believe I Can Fly"
Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
Blackstreet for "No Diggity"
Best Rhythm & Blues Song
R. Kelly (songwriter) for "I Believe I Can Fly"
Best R&B Album
Erykah Badu for Baduizm
Best Rap Solo Performance
Will Smith for "Men in Black"
Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
Puff Daddy, Faith Evans and 112 for "I'll Be Missing You"
Best Rap Album
Puff Daddy & the Family for No Way Out; Puff Daddy And The Family (Sean "Puffy" Combs) & Stevie J., producers.
Best Reggae Album
Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers for Fallen is Babylon
Best Female Rock Vocal Performance
Fiona Apple for "Criminal"
Best Male Rock Vocal Performance
Bob Dylan for "Cold Irons Bound"
Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
The Wallflowers for "One Headlight"
Best Rock Instrumental Performance
The Chemical Brothers for "Block Rockin' Beats"
Best Hard Rock Performance
The Smashing Pumpkins for "The End Is the Beginning Is the End"
Best Metal Performance
Tool for "Ænema"
Best Rock Song
Jakob Dylan (songwriter) for "One Headlight" performed by The Wallflowers
Best Rock Album
John Fogerty for Blue Moon Swamp
Best Spoken Word Album
Charles Kuralt for Charles Kuralt's Spring
Best Spoken Comedy Album
Chris Rock for Roll With the New
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance
Tony Bennett for Tony Bennett on Holiday
Best World Music Album
Milton Nascimento for Nascimento