1971 Grammy Awards

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff

Carole King
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Record of the Year
“It's Too Late,” Carole King
Album of the YearTapestry, Carole King (Ode)
Song of the Year“You've Got a Friend,” Carole King, songwriter
Best New Artist of the YearCarly Simon
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male“You've Got a Friend,” James Taylor
Best Pop Vocal Performance, FemaleTapestry, Carole King
Best Pop Vocal Performance By a GroupCarpenters, Carpenters
Best Pop Instrumental PerformanceSmackwater Jack, Quincy Jones
Best Rhythm and Blues Song“Ain't No Sunshine,” Bill Withers, songwriter
Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, Male“A Natural Man,” Lou Rawls
Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, Female“Bridge Over Troubled Water,” Aretha Franklin
Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance By a Group“Proud Mary,” Ike and Tina Turner
Best Jazz Performance By a SoloistThe Bill Evans Album, Bill Evans
Best Jazz Performance By a GroupThe Bill Evans Album, Bill Evans Trio
Best Jazz Performance By a Big Band“New Orleans Suite,” Duke Ellington
Best Country Song“Help Me Make It Through the Night,” Kris Kristofferson, songwriter
Best Country Vocal Performance, Male“When You're Hot, You're Hot,” Jerry Reed
Best Country Vocal Performance, Female“Help Me Make It Through the Night,” Sammi Smith
Best Country Vocal Performance By a Group“After the Fire Is Gone,” Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn
Best Country Instrumental Performance“Snowbird,” Chet Atkins
Best Gospel Performance (Other Than Soul Gospel)“Let Me Live,” Charley Pride
Best Soul Gospel PerformancePut Your Hand in the Hand of the Man From Galilee, Shirley Caesar
Best Sacred PerformanceDid You Think to Pray, Charley Pride
Best Ethnic or Traditional RecordingThey Call Me Muddy Waters, Muddy Waters (Chess)
Best Instrumental Arrangement“Theme From Shaft,” Isaac Hayes and Johnny Allen, arrangers
Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)“Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey,” Paul McCartney, arranger
Best Instrumental Compostion“Theme From Summer of '42,” Michel Legrand, composer
Best Score From an Original Cast Show AlbumGodspell, Stephen Schwartz, composer and producer (Bell)
Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television SpecialShaft, Isaac Hayes, composer
Album of the Year, ClassicalHorowitz Plays Rachmaninoff, Vladimir Horowitz (Columbia)
Best Classical Performance, OrchestraMahler, Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Carlo Maria Giulini conducting Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Best Chamber Music PerformanceDebussy, Quartet in G Minor, Ravel, Quartet in F Major, Juilliard Quartet
Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist(s) (With Orchestra)Villa-Lobos, Concerto for Guitar, Julian Bream; André Previn conducting London Symphony
Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist(s) (Without Orchestra)Horowitz Plays Rachmaninoff, Vladimir Horowitz
Best Opera RecordingVerdi, Aïda, Erich Leinsdorf conducting London Symphony Orchestra; solos: Price, Domingo, Milnes, Bumbry and Raimondi (RCA)
Best Choral Performance, Classical (Other Than Opera)Berlioz, Requiem, Colin Davis conducting London Symphony Orchestra; Russell Burgess conducting Wandsworth School Boys Choir; Arthur Oldham conducting London Symphony Chorus
Best Classical Vocal Soloist PerformanceLeontyne Price Sings Robert Schumann, Leontyne Price
Best Comedy RecordingThis Is a Recording, Lily Tomlin (Polydor)
Best Spoken Word RecordingDesiderata, Les Crane (Warner Bros.)
Best Recording for ChildrenBill Cosby Talks to Kids About Drugs, Bill Cosby (Uni)
Best Album CoverPollution, Dean O. Torrance, album design; Gene Brownell, art director (Prophesy)
Best Album NotesSam, Hard and Heavy, Sam Samudio, annotator (Atlantic)
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