39th Annual Grammy Awards

39th Annual Grammy Awards
DateFebruary 26, 1997
LocationMadison Square Garden, New York City
Hosted byEllen DeGeneres
Television/radio coverage
NetworkCBS

The 39th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 26, 1997, at Madison Square Garden, New York City. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the previous year. Babyface was the night's biggest winner, with 4 awards. Celine Dion and Toni Braxton won two awards. Celine Dion for "Best Pop Album" and "Album of the Year" and Toni Braxton for "Best Female R&B Vocal Performance" and "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance".[1] The show was hosted by Ellen Degeneres who also performed the opening with Shawn Colvin, Bonnie Rait, and Chaka Khan.

Award winners

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General

Record of the Year
Album of the Year
Song of the Year
Best New Artist

Pop

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals
Best Pop Instrumental Performance
Best Pop Album

Traditional Pop

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance

Rock

Best Female Rock Vocal Performance
Best Male Rock Vocal Performance
Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
Best Hard Rock Performance
Best Metal Performance
Best Rock Instrumental Performance
Best Rock Song
Best Rock Album

Alternative

Best Alternative Music Performance

R&B

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
Best R&B Song
Best R&B Album

Blues

Best Traditional Blues Album
Best Contemporary Blues Album

Children's

Best Musical Album for Children
Best Spoken Word Album for Children

Comedy

  • From 1994 through 2003, see "Best Spoken Comedy Album" under the "Spoken" field, below.

Classical

Composing and arranging

Country

Folk

Gospel

Historical

Jazz

Latin

Musical Show

Music video

New Age

Packaging and Notes

Polka

Production and engineering

Rap

Best Rap Solo Performance
Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
Best Rap Album

Reggae

Spoken

World