33rd Annual Grammy Awards

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33rd Annual Grammy Awards
DateFebruary 20, 1991
Location Radio City Music Hall, New York, New York
Hosted by Garry Shandling [1]
Television/radio coverage
NetworkCBS

The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 20, 1991. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the previous year. Quincy Jones was the night's biggest winner winning a total of six awards including Album of the Year. [2] [3]

Contents

Award winners

General

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

Alternative

Blues

Children's

Classical

Comedy

Composing and arranging

Country

Folk

Gospel

Historical

Jazz

Latin

Musical show

Music video

New Age

Packaging and notes

Polka

Pop


Production and engineering

R&B

Rap

Reggae

Rock

Spoken

Special merit awards

MusiCares Person of the Year

Reception

In a contemporary review, Variety described the telecast was "one of the most unmemorable in memory" and that "This year's telecast was doomed from the moment Sinead O'Connor, the artist behind the year's most compelling record, announced that she would boycott the show because the awards celebrate commercialism." [4] The review critiqued the performers stating that Garth Brooks stage set up resembled a "Noël Coward play", Billy Idol changed a lyric of "Cradle of Love" to state "This song is so cheesy" and that MC Hammer appeared to be wrapped in aluminium foil. [4]

The review spoke positively about performance of En Vogue and Take 6 and the a cappella performance by Tracy Chapman. [4]

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References

Footnotes

  1. "33rd Annual Grammy Awards". The Recording Academy . Retrieved 2016-03-24.
  2. "Quincy Jones wins block of Grammys". The Milwaukee Journal. 1991-02-21. Retrieved 2011-05-01.
  3. "1990 Grammy Award Winners". Grammy.com. Retrieved 2011-05-01.
  4. 1 2 3 Prouty 1994: "No page number in the book. Review is dated "February 21, 1991""

Sources

  • Prouty, Howard H., ed. (1994). Variety Television Reviews 1923-1992. Garland Publishing Inc. ISBN   0-8240-3796-0.