40th Annual Grammy Awards

The 40th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 25, 1998, at Radio City Music Hall, New York City. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the previous year. Rock icon Bob Dylan, Alison Krauss, and R. Kelly were the main recipients with three awards each.[1]

40th Annual Grammy Awards
DateFebruary 25, 1998
LocationRadio City Music Hall, New York City
Hosted byKelsey Grammer
Television/radio coverage

Award winners


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


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 Dance Recording
Best Pop Album
Best Traditional Pop Album


Best Alternative Music Performance




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


Harmonium/Rachmaninoff: The Bells

Composing and arranging





  • Best Historical Album
    • Amy Horowitz, Jeff Place and Pete Reiniger (producers), David Glasser and Charlie Pilzer (engineers) for Anthology of American Folk Music (1997 Edition Expanded) performed by various artists



Musical show

New Age

Packaging and notes


Production and engineering



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




Traditional pop


Music video

Best Short Form Music Video
Best Long Form Music Video

Special merit awards

MusiCares Person of the Year

Grammy Legend Award


  1. ^ "1997 Grammy Award Winners". Grammy.com. Retrieved 1 May 2011.

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Bitch (Meredith Brooks song)

"Bitch", also known by its censored title, "Nothing In Between", and later in re-released as "Bitch (Nothing In Between)", is a song recorded by American artist Meredith Brooks and co-written with Shelly Peiken. It was released in May 1997, as the lead single from her debut album Blurring the Edges.

The song steadily rose on the Billboard charts, eventually peaking at number two for four weeks, only behind "I'll Be Missing You" by Puff Daddy and Faith Evans featuring 112. The song reached number two in Canada as well, kept at that position for two weeks behind "MMMBop" by Hanson. It debuted and peaked on number six on the UK Singles Chart on 27 July 1997 and stayed in the top ten for four weeks. The song was also a big hit Australasia, where it reached number two in Australia and number four in New Zealand. At the APRA Music Awards of 1998 it won Most Performed Foreign Work. It also charted strongly on Europe; in Iceland, the song reached number three. It ranked at No. 79 on VH1's "100 Greatest Songs of the '90s", and was nominated for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance at the 40th Annual Grammy Awards.

I Believe in You and Me

"I Believe in You and Me" is a song written by Sandy Linzer and David Wolfert in 1982. The song was first recorded and released by the R&B group The Four Tops, who released it as a single from their album One More Mountain (1982). While it failed to reach the US Top 40, it became a moderate hit for the group on the US Billboard R&B chart, peaking at number 40 in early 1983.

In 1996, R&B/pop singer Whitney Houston recorded a very successful cover of the song for her film The Preacher's Wife and released it as a single. Following its release, the song became a top 5 pop and R&B hit in the US, also peaking on music charts worldwide.

Lo Mejor de Mí

Lo Mejor de Mí is fifth studio album recorded by Mexican singer-songwriter Cristian Castro, credited for this recording simply as "Cristian." It was released by BMG U.S. Latin on September 30, 1997 (see 1997 in music). The first album from under record label. The album was produced by Rudy Pérez.

This album received nomination for Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album at the 40th Annual Grammy Awards, on February 25, 1998, losing to Romances by Luis Miguel. The title track was included in the 1998 compilation recording Billboard Latin Music Awards Superstar Hits and reached #1 on Hot Latin Tracks of 1997. The album also was nominated for Pop Recording of the Year at the 10th Lo Nuestro Awards.


"MMMBop" is a song written and performed by the American pop rock band Hanson. It was released in April 1997 as the lead single from their debut full length studio album, Middle of Nowhere (1997). The song was nominated for two Grammys at the 40th Annual Grammy Awards and is the band's most successful single to date. "MMMBop" was phenomenally successful, especially for a debut single, reaching number one in 27 countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia and Mexico. In the United Kingdom, the song sold 710,000 copies and stayed at number one for 3 weeks.

It was voted the best single of the year in The Village Voice Pazz & Jop critics poll, while also topping critics' polls from such media as Rolling Stone, Spin, and VH1, and was ranked No. 20 on VH1's "100 Greatest Songs of the 90s", as well as No. 98 on VH1's "100 Greatest Songs of the Past 25 Years".

Not Tonight

"Not Tonight" is a song performed by the American rap artist Lil' Kim, featuring Jermaine Dupri, for her debut studio album Hard Core (1996). A remix was made the next year, featuring Lil' Kim with other female rappers including Da Brat, Missy "Misdeameanor" Elliott, Angie Martinez, and Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes from the Nothing to Lose soundtrack.

The song became a hit in the U.S., peaking at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100, and number 2 on the Rap Songs chart, and was nominated for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group at the 40th Annual Grammy Awards.

Peter York (disambiguation)

Peter York (born 1944) is a British management consultant, author and broadcaster.

Peter York may also refer to:

Peter York (MP) (1542–1589), MP for Ripon

Pete York (born 1942), musician

Peter York (actor) from Paxton Whitehead

Peter York (producer) from 40th Annual Grammy Awards

Tell Him (Barbra Streisand and Celine Dion song)

"Tell Him" is a song by American singer Barbra Streisand and Canadian singer Celine Dion, recorded as a duet for their 1997 albums, Higher Ground and Let's Talk About Love. It was written by Linda Thompson and its producers Walter Afanasieff and David Foster, and released as the lead single from both albums on November 3, 1997. The song received positive reviews from music critics and became a top ten hit in Europe and Australia, and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals at the 40th Annual Grammy Awards. Later, "Tell Him" was included on both singers' greatest hits albums: Streisand's The Essential (2002), Duets (2002) and The Ultimate Collection (2010), and Dion's The Collector's Series, Volume One (2000), My Love: Essential Collection (2008) and The Best of Celine Dion & David Foster (2012).

The Way I Should

The Way I Should is the third album released by singer-songwriter Iris DeMent. It peaked at number 22 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.

Guests include guitarist Mark Knopfler and Delbert McClinton, who duets with DeMent on "Trouble".

The album was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album at the 40th Annual Grammy Awards.

Vivir (album)

Vivir (Live) is the second Spanish studio album recorded by Spanish singer-songwriter Enrique Iglesias. It was released by Fonovisa on January 21, 1997 (see 1997 in music). The album was produced again by Spanish songwriter and record producer Rafael Pérez-Botija, this was a subtle departure from the melancholic ballads of his debut album, focusing on latin pop arrangements and more uptempo songs to have a broader appeal to the latin american audience, but still maintaining some of the pop-rock sound of his debut album. The album includes three number-one singles on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks charts in United States: "Enamorado Por Primera Vez", "Sólo En Ti" and "Miente". In the United States, it was platinum on May 6, 1997. This album received a nomination for Best Latin Pop Album at the 40th Annual Grammy Awards, on February 25, 1998. The album received a Premio Lo Nuestro award for "Pop Album of the Year" at the 9th Lo Nuestro Awards. To the date the record has sold a million copies in U.S and over 4.5 million copies worldwide.

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