1990 Grammy Awards

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff
Record of the Year“Another Day in Paradise,” Phil Collins
Album of the YearBack on the Block, Quincy Jones (Qwest/Warner Bros.)
Song of the Year“From a Distance,” Julie Gold, songwriter
Best New ArtistMariah Carey
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male“Oh Pretty Woman,” Roy Orbison
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female“Vision of Love,” Mariah Carey
Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal“All My Life,” Linda Ronstadt with Aaron Neville
Best Pop Instrumental PerformanceTwin Peaks Theme,” Angelo Badalamenti
Best Rock/Contemporary Gospel AlbumBeyond Belief, Petra (Dayspring/Word)
Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male“Bad Love,” Eric Clapton
Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female“Black Velvet,” Alannah Myles
Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal“Janie's Got a Gun,” Aerosmith
Best Rock Instrumental Performance“D/FW,” Vaughan Brothers
Best Hard Rock PerformanceTime's Up, Living Colour
Best Metal Performance“Stone Cold Crazy,” Metallica
Best Alternative Music PerformanceI Do Not Want What I Haven't Got, Sinead O'Connor
Best Rhythm and Blues Song“U Can't Touch This,” Rick James, Alonzo Miller and M.C. Hammer, songwriters
Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, Male“Here and Now,” Luther Vandross
Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, FemaleCompositions, Anita Baker
Best Rhythm and Blues Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal“I'll Be Good to You,” Ray Charles and Chaka Khan
Best Rap Solo Performance“U Can't Touch This,” M.C. Hammer
Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group“Back on the Block,” Ice T, Melle Mel, Big Daddy Kane, Kool Moe Dee, Quincy D. III and Quincy Jones
Best Jazz Vocal Performance, MaleWe Are in Love, Harry Connick, Jr.

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Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female
All That Jazz, Ella Fitzgerald
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, SoloistThe Legendary Oscar Peterson Trio Live at the Blue Note, Oscar Peterson
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, GroupThe Legendary Oscar Peterson Trio Live at the Blue Note, Oscar Peterson Trio
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Big Band“Basie's Bag,” George Benson featuring the Count Basie Orchestra
Best Jazz Fusion Performance“Birdland,” Quincy Jones
Best Country Song“Where've You Been,” Jon Vezner and Don Henry, songwriters
Best Country Vocal Performance, Male“When I Call Your Name,” Vince Gill
Best Country Vocal Performance, Female“Where've You Been,” Kathy Mattea
Best Country Performance By a Duo or Group With VocalPickin' on Nashville, Kentucky Headhunters
Best Country Vocal Collaboration“Poor Boy Blues,” Chet Atkins and Mark Knopfler
Best Country Instrumental Performance“So Soft, Your Goodbye,” Chet Atkins and Mark Knopfler
Best Bluegrass RecordingI've Got That Old Feeling, Alison Krauss (Rounder)
Best Traditional Soul Gospel AlbumTramaine Hawkins Live, Tramaine Hawkins (Sparrow Corp.)
Best Contemporary Soul Gospel AlbumSo Much 2 Say, Take 6 (Reprise/Warner/Alliance)
Best Pop Gospel AlbumAnother Time…Another Place, Sandi Patti (A&M/Word)
Best Southern Gospel AlbumThe Great Exchange, Bruce Carroll (Word)
Best Gospel Album By a Choir or ChorusHaving Church, Rev. James Cleveland (Savoy)
Best Latin Pop Performance“Por Que Te Tengo Que Olvidar?,” José Feliciano
Best Tropical Latin Performance“Lambada Timbales,” Tito Puento
Best Mexican/American Performance“Soy de San Luis,” Texas Tornados
Best Traditional Blues RecordingLive at San Quentin, B.B. King (MCA)
Best Contemporary Blues RecordingFamily Style, Vaughan Brothers (Epic Associated)
Best Traditional Folk RecordingOn Praying Ground, Doc Watson (Sugar Hill)
Best Contemporary Folk RecordingSteady On, Shawn Colvin (Columbia/CBS)
Best Reggae RecordingTime Will Tell—A Tribute to Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer (Shanachie)
Best New Age PerformanceMark Isham, Mark Isham
Best Polka RecordingWhen It's Polka Time at Your House, Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra (Starr)
Best Arrangement on an Instrumental“Birdland,” Quincy Jones, Ian Prince, Rod Temperton and Jerry Hey, arrangers
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s)“The Places You Find Love,” Jerry Hey, Glen Ballard, Clif Magness and Quincy Jones, arrangers
Best Instrumental Composition“Change of Heart” Pat Metheny, composer
Best Musical Cast Show AlbumLes Misèrables, The Complete Symphonic Recording (Relativity)
Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for TelevisionGlory, James Horner, composer (Virgin)
Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television“Under the Sea” (From The Little Mermaid), Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, composers
Best Contemporary CompositionArias and Barcarolles, Leonard Bernstein, composer
Best Classical AlbumIves, Symphony No. 2 and Three Short Works, Leonard Bernstein conducting New York Philharmonic (Deutsche Grammophon)
Best Chamber Music or Other Small Ensemble PerformanceBrahms, The Three Violin Sonatas, Itzhak Perlman, violinist; Daniel Barenboim, pianist
Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist(s) (With Orchestra)Shostakovich, Violin Concerto No. 1; Glazunov, Violin Concerto, Itzhak Perlman, violinist; Zubin Mehta conducting Israel Philharmonic
Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist(s) (Without Orchestra)The Last Recording (Chopin, Haydn, Liszt and Wagner), Vladimir Horowitz
Best Opera RecordingWagner, Das Rheingold, James Levine conducting The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; solos: Morris, Ludwig, Jerusalem, Wlaschiha, Moll, Zednik and Rootering (Deutsche Grammophon)
Best Choral Performance (Other Than Opera)Walton, Belshazzar's Feast; Bernstein, Chichester Psalms, Missa Brevis, Robert Shaw conducting Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Best Classical Vocal PerformanceCarreras, Domingo and Pavarotti in Concert, José Carreras, Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti, tenors; Zubin Mehta conducting Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and Orchestra del teatro dell'Opera di Roma
Best Comedy RecordingP.D.Q. Bach, Oedipus Tex and Other Choral Calamities, Professor Peter Shickele (Telarc)
Best Spoken Word or Non-Musical RecordingGracie: A Love Story, George Burns (Simon and Schuster Audio)
Best Recording for ChildrenThe Little Mermaid—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, composers (Disneyland Records)
Best Album PackageDays of Open Hand (Special Edition Hologram Digapack), Len Peltier, Jeffrey Gold and Suzanne Vega, art directors (A&M)
Best Album NotesBrownie: The Complete Emarcy Recordings of Clifford Brown, Dan Morgenstern, annotator (Emarcy)
Best Historical AlbumRobert Johnson: The Complete Recordings, Robert Johnson (Columbia/CBS)
Best Music Video, Short Form“Opposites Attract,” Paula Abdul
Best Music Video, Long Form“Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em the Movie,” M.C. Hammer
Producer of the Year (Non-Classical)Quincy Jones
Classical Producer of the YearAdam Stern
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