30th Annual Grammy Awards
DateMarch 2, 1988
LocationRadio City Music Hall, New York City
Hosted byBilly Crystal
Most awardsLinda Ronstadt (3)
Television/radio coverage
NetworkCBS

The 30th Annual Grammy Awards were held March 2, 1988, at Radio City Music Hall, New York City. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the previous year.[1][2]

Album of the Year went to U2 for The Joshua Tree, and Song of the Year went to Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil and James Horner for "Somewhere Out There".

Performers

Artist(s) Song(s)
Whitney Houston "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)"
George Benson "Twice The Love"/ "Let's Do It Again"
Cab Calloway "Let's Take the Long Way Home"
Billy Joel "New York State of Mind"
Los Lobos "La Bamba"
Suzanne Vega "Luka" / "Tom's Diner"
George Strait "All My Ex's Live in Texas"
K. T. Oslin "80's Ladies"
Randy Travis "Forever and Ever, Amen"
Betsy Cook & Linda Thompson "Telling Me Lies"
Restless Heart "I'll Still Be Loving You"
Terence Trent D'Arby "If You Let Me Stay" / "The First Cut Is the Deepest"
Michael Jackson "The Way You Make Me Feel" / "Man in the Mirror"
Jocko Henderson featuring
The Angels
The Cadillacs
Dion
The Flamingos
The Regents
Lou Reed
Ruben Blades
Buster Poindexter

Award winners

Record of the Year

Album of the Year

Song of the Year

Best New Artist

Blues

Children's

Classical

Comedy

Best Comedy Recording

Composing and arranging

Country

Folk

Gospel

Historical

Jazz

Latin

Musical show

Music video

New Age

Packaging and notes

Polka

Best Polka Recording

Pop

Production and engineering

R&B

Reggae

Rock

Spoken

References

  1. ^ "New, Old Musicians Win Awards at Grammys". The Press-Courier. 2 March 1988. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
  2. ^ "1987 Grammy Award Winners". Grammy.com. Retrieved 1 May 2011.