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31st Annual Grammy Awards
DateFebruary 22, 1989
LocationShrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
Hosted byBilly Crystal
Television/radio coverage
NetworkCBS

The 31st Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 22, 1989, at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the previous year.[1][2]

Album of the Year went to George Michael for Faith, and Song of the Year went to Bobby McFerrin for "Don't Worry, Be Happy".

Performers

Artist(s) Song(s)
Whitney Houston "One Moment in Time"
The Manhattan Transfer "She's the Most"
Luther Vandross "She Won't Talk to Me"
Sinéad O'Connor "Mandinka"
Linda Ronstadt "Rogaciano El Huapanguero"
Bobby McFerrin & Billy Crystal A capella and jokes
Melissa Etheridge "Bring Me Some Water"
Dan Seals "Addicted"
K. T. Oslin "Hold Me"
Lyle Lovett and His Large Band "She's Hot to Go"
Buck Owens & Dwight Yoakam "Streets of Bakersfield"
Take 6 "If We Ever Needed the Lord Before (We Sure Do Need Him Now)"
Ronald Winans Family & Friends Choir "Gotta Keep Dancin'"
Toni Childs "Don't Walk Away"
Leontyne Price "Tu? Tu? Piccolo Iddio!"
(from Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini)
Dizzy Gillespie
Sarah Vaughan "So Many Stars"
Metallica "One"
Itzhak Perlman
Tracy Chapman "Fast Car"

Award winners

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

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

Best Rap Performance

Reggae

Rock

Spoken

Trivia

References

  1. ^ "Chapman, McFerrin lead Grammy winners". The Milwaukee Sentinel. 23 February 1989. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
  2. ^ "1988 Grammy Award Winners". Grammy.com. Retrieved 1 May 2011.