41st Annual Grammy Awards

The 41st Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 24, 1999, at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the year 1998. Lauryn Hill was the main recipient, winning a total of 5 awards including Album of the Year and Best New Artist. Her album was the first Hip Hop act ever to win the coveted award. The ceremony was known as the "Grammy Year of Women", because every artist nominated for Album of the Year was female (including Garbage, with Shirley Manson as the lead singer). Madonna won four awards and opened the show with her performance of "Nothing Really Matters" while musicians the Dixie Chicks, Vince Gill, Alanis Morissette & Shania Twain won two apiece. Celine Dion also received two awards both for "My Heart Will Go On", which received a total of four awards.[1] It is widely remembered for Ricky Martin's performance of "La Copa De La Vida"/ "The Cup of Life".

41st Annual Grammy Awards
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DateFebruary 24, 1999
LocationShrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
Hosted byRosie O'Donnell
Most awardsLauryn Hill (5)
Most nominationsLauryn Hill (10)
Television/radio coverage
NetworkCBS

Award winners

General

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

Alternative

Best Alternative Music Performance

Blues

Children's

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

Pop

Production and engineering

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
Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance

Rap

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

Reggae

Rock

Spoken

Traditional pop

World

Special merit awards

MusiCares Person of the Year

Grammy Legend Award

References

  1. ^ "1998 Grammy Award Winners". Grammy.com. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
26 Cents

"26 Cents", also written as "26¢", is the debut song of the Canadian country music group The Wilkinsons. Written by group member Steve Wilkinson along with William Wallace, it was released in June 1998 as the first single from their album Nothing but Love. The song reached number 1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in August 1998 and number 3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. It was named both Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) Song Year of the Year and Single of the Year at the 1999 Canadian Country Music Association Awards.

Cissy Houston Collection

The Cissy Houston Collection is a gospel compilation album by American gospel/soul singer Cissy Houston, released on September 20, 2005. The album's tracks were produced by Jimmy Vivino, Joel Moss, along with Cissy Houston. Houston composed all the songs except for "Amazing Grace", "Go Where I Send Thee", and "The Lord Will Make a Way Somehow", which was composed by Reverend Thomas A. Dorsey.

The compilation set is a selection of songs from her albums, Face to Face and He Leadeth Me. Both the albums earned Houston Grammy Awards for Best Traditional Gospel Album two years in a row, in 1997 and 1998.

Cosas del Amor (Enrique Iglesias album)

Cosas del Amor (English: Things of Love) is the third Spanish studio album recorded by Spanish singer-songwriter Enrique Iglesias, It was released by Fonovisa on September 22, 1998 (see 1998 in music). The album was produced again by Spanish songwriter and record producer Rafael Pérez-Botija, taking a more mature direction on the production of the album, focusing more on latin pop arrangements similar to the likes of Luis Miguel. In 1999, the album received a nomination for Best Latin Pop Performance at the 41st Annual Grammy Awards. It yielded two number-one singles on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart: "Esperanza" and "Nunca Te Olvidaré". The third single was canceled in favor of his first English language hit single "Bailamos". The album debuted at number-one in the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart in the week of October 10, 1998, staying at pole position for five weeks in 1998 and three weeks in 1999. In the Billboard 200, the album debuted and peaked at number 64 and it has sold 2 million copies worldwide.

Everybody Here Wants You

"Everybody Here Wants You" is the second track on the posthumous Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk album release by Jeff Buckley. It was written as a love song for Joan Wasser, his girlfriend at the time. In October 2011, NME placed it at number 88 on its list "150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years". Kylie Auldist recorded a cover version with The Bamboos for the album "Just Say" (TRUCD159) as did the French band MIG (vocalist: Djazia Satour) on their 2004 album Dhikrayat and Lewis Taylor on his 2000 album Lewis_II. The single was nominated for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance at 41st Annual Grammy Awards in 1999.

God Fixation

God Fixation is the seventeenth studio album of the Christian rock band, Petra. It was released on April 21, 1998.

The album features 3 new members: guitarist Pete Orta guitarist/keyboardist Kevin Brandow and bassist Lonnie Chapin. All new members worked on the music and lyrics of the new songs contributing heavily to the sound of this album, which is more modern and less driving than most of their previous work.

Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition

The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition (including its previous names) has been awarded since 1960. The award is presented to the composer of an original piece of music (not an adaptation), first released during the eligibility year. In theory, any style of music is eligible for this category, but winning compositions are usually in the jazz or film score genres.

The Grammy is awarded to the composer(s) of the music, not to the performing artist, except if the artist is also the composer. There have been several minor changes to the name of the award:

In 1958 it was awarded as Best Musical Composition First Recorded and Released in 1958 (over 5 minutes duration)

In 1960 it was awarded as Best Musical Composition First Recorded and Released in 1959 (more than 5 minutes duration)

In 1962 it was awarded as Best Instrumental Theme or Instrumental Version of Song

From 1963 to 1964 and from 1967 to 1970 it was awarded as Best Instrumental Theme

In 1965 it was awarded as Best Instrumental Composition (other than jazz)

From 1971 to the present it has been awarded as Best Instrumental CompositionYears reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were presented, for works released in the previous year.

Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album

The Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album is an award presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, to recording artists for quality works (songs or albums) in the vocal jazz music genre. Awards in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position".

Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group

The Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group was awarded between 1991 and 2011, alongside the Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance. Previously a single award was presented for Best Rap Performance.

The award was discontinued in 2012. All solo and duo/group rap performances have since been shifted to the revived Best Rap Performance category.

Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were presented, for music released from October a year and a half prior to September the previous year. And O T Kennix win many

Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance

The Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance was awarded from 1991 to 2011, alongside the Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group. Previously, a single award was presented for Best Rap Performance.

In 2003, this award was split into separate awards for Best Female Rap Solo Performance and Best Male Rap Solo Performance. In 2005, it was again presented as a single award.

As of 2012, The award was permanently discontinued due to a major overhaul of Grammy categories. Since 2012, all solo and duo/group rap performances has been shifted to the revived Best Rap Performance category.

Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were presented, for works released from October a year and a half prior to September the previous year.

Harlem World

Harlem World is the multi-platinum debut album by American hip hop recording artist Mase, released October 28, 1997. The album was nominated at the 41st Annual Grammy Awards for Best Rap Album.

List of Grammy Award ceremony locations

The Grammy Awards have been held in many prestigious locations. In 1971 the Grammy Awards had its first live telecast and therefore had its own sole venue each year for the telecast. From 1963 to 1970 the Academy aired a TV special annually called "The Best On Record" which highlighted the awards dinners. Since 2000, the Grammy Awards have been held in the Staples Center located in Downtown Los Angeles.

Nothing Really Matters

"Nothing Really Matters" is a song recorded by American singer Madonna for her seventh studio album, Ray of Light (1998). It was written by Madonna and Patrick Leonard, and was produced by the singer with William Orbit and Marius De Vries. The song was released as the fifth and final single from the album on March 2, 1999 by Maverick Records and Warner Bros. Records. An EDM track on which Madonna experiments with different musical genres, "Nothing Really Matters" includes ambient music and electronic noise frequencies that were added by De Vries. Lyrically, the recording delves on the singer's first daughter Lourdes Leon, having also themes of selfishness, affection, and motherhood.

The song was critically appreciated for its lyrical content and composition, and was declared by reviewers as one of Madonna's most personal efforts; however, some critics felt it was tepid and lacklustre compared to other tracks from Ray of Light. In the United States, the song remains Madonna's lowest entry on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 93. Its low chart peak was due to lack of airplay and the delay in releasing it in CD single formats, to which the singer's fans protested against Warner Bros. The song became her 23rd number one on the US Dance Club Songs chart, reaching the top spot in Hungary and Spain, and entering the top ten in countries including Canada, Finland, Iceland, Italy, New Zealand, Scotland and the United Kingdom.

An accompanying music video was directed by Swedish director Johan Renck, and was released on February 13, 1999. Inspired by the Arthur Golden 1997 novel Memoirs of a Geisha, the video portrays Madonna as a geisha, dancing in a small room. The red kimono worn by her in the video was designed by French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier. It was worn by the singer during her performance of the song at the 41st Annual Grammy Awards. "Nothing Really Matters" is cited as one of Madonna's most underrated singles to date. The costume and music video has been cited by journalist and academics as one of Madonna's most iconic and best re-inventions.

Quanta Live

Quanta gente veio ver: Ao Vivo (English: How many people came to see: Live), known internationally as Quanta Live, is a Grammy-winning 1998 album by Brazilian musician Gilberto Gil recorded live with a seven-piece band at the Teatro João Caetano in Rio de Janeiro during his 1997 world tour. At the 41st Annual Grammy Awards, it won the award for Best World Album. The album's tracks span a number of musical styles, including tropicalia, a genre with which Gil is closely associated, as well as samba, funk, bossa nova, reggae, jazz, salsa, and pop.

Ricky Martin

Enrique "Ricky" Martín Morales (born December 24, 1971) is a Puerto Rican singer, actor and author. He is widely regarded as the king of Latin pop. He holds dual American and Spanish citizenship. Martin began his career at age 12 with the all-boy pop group Menudo. After five years with the group, he released several Spanish-language solo albums throughout the 1990s. Since the beginning of his solo career in 1991, Ricky Martin has sold over 70 million albums, making him one of the best-selling Latin music artists of all time. He also acted on stage and on TV in Mexico, where he achieved modest stardom. In 1994, he appeared on the US TV soap opera General Hospital, playing a Puerto Rican singer.In early 1999, after releasing several albums in Spanish, Martin performed "The Cup of Life" at the 41st Annual Grammy Awards show, which became a catalyst in bringing Latin pop to the forefront of the U.S. music scene. Following its success, Martin released "Livin' la Vida Loca", which helped him attain enormous success worldwide; it is generally seen as the song that began the Latin pop explosion of 1999 and made the transition easier for other Spanish-speaking artists to move into the English-speaking market. His first English-language album (also titled Ricky Martin), has sold 15 million copies and it's his best selling album to date. His other studio albums include: Me Amarás (1993), A Medio Vivir (1995), Vuelve (1998), Sound Loaded (2000), Almas del Silencio (2003), Life (2005), Música + Alma + Sexo (2011), and A Quien Quiera Escuchar (2015). In 2018, he portrayed Antonio D'Amico on The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story for which he received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie.

Ricky Martin singles discography

Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin has released seventy-nine Spanish and English-language singles. In 1984, thirteen-year-old Martin became a member of the Puerto Rican boy band Menudo. After recording eleven albums with the group, he left Menudo in 1989, hoping to rest and evaluate his career path. In 1990, he was signed to Sony Discos, the Sony Music's Latin imprint. Martin released his debut solo album, the Spanish-language Ricky Martin, in November 1991. It included hit singles: "Fuego Contra Fuego", "El Amor de Mi Vida" and "Vuelo". His second Spanish-language solo album, Me Amarás (1993) featured further successful singles: "Me Amarás", "Que Dia Es Hoy" and "Entre el Amor y los Halagos".

Martin's third Spanish-language album, A Medio Vivir (1995) included his international breakthrough single, "María". The song topped the chart in France for nine consecutive weeks in early 1997 and was certified Diamond after selling 1.4 million copies. "María" also topped the chart in Belgium Wallonia for ten weeks and in Australia for six weeks, and reached top ten in the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium Flanders, Italy, Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Denmark and New Zealand. It was also certified double Platintum in Belgium, Platinum in Australia, and Gold in Germany, Switzerland, Sweden and the Netherlands. "María" has sold over five million copies worldwide. A Medio Vivir also included two other successful singles: "Te Extraño, Te Olvido, Te Amo" and "Volverás".

"Vuelve", the lead single from the album of the same name released in 1998 became Martin's first track to top three Billboard charts: Hot Latin Songs, Latin Pop Airplay and Tropical Songs. "La Copa de la Vida" ("The Cup of Life"), released as the second single and the official song of the 1998 FIFA World Cup, became a worldwide hit. It topped the charts in Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, Belgium Wallonia and in Australia, and was certified Platinum and Gold in various countries. "The Cup of Life", released in Australia as a double A-side single with "María", became the best-selling single of 1998 in this country. On the same night Martin performed "The Cup of Life" at the 41st Annual Grammy Awards, Vuelve won Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Performance. Vuelve also included "La Bomba" (number five in Spain), "Perdido Sin Ti" (number one on the US Hot Latin Songs and Latin Pop Airplay) and "Por Arriba, Por Abajo" (number thirteen in Spain).

Martin's first English-language album, Ricky Martin, was released in 1999 and included his biggest hit and signature song, "Livin' la Vida Loca". It topped the Billboard Hot 100 for five consecutive weeks and was certified Platinum by the RIAA for selling over 1.1 million of physical copies. "Livin' la Vida Loca" also topped many other Billboard charts including Hot Latin Songs and Latin Pop Airplay. It also became Martin's first number-one on the UK Singles Chart where it has sold 900,000 copies and was certified Platinum. "Livin' la Vida Loca" also reached number one in Canada, Ireland and New Zealand. In other countries, it was a top ten hit, certified multi-Platinum, Platinum, Gold and Silver around the world. The second single, "She's All I Ever Had" topped the US Hot Latin Songs and Latin Pop Airplay charts, reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100, number three in Canada, number eight in New Zealand and number ten in Finland. It was certified Gold in the United States and Australia. Ricky Martin also included "Shake Your Bon-Bon" (top ten single in Finland, Canada and New Zealand) and "Private Emotion" (top ten single in various European countries, including the UK).

"She Bangs", the lead single from Martin's second English-language album Sound Loaded (2000), topped the charts in Italy and Sweden, and also reached number one on the US Hot Latin Songs and Tropical Songs. It was a top ten hit in the UK, Australia, Canada, Spain, Ireland, New Zealand, Switzerland, Finland and Norway. "She Bangs" was certified Platinum in Australia, Gold in Sweden and Silver in the UK. It won Latin Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video. The second single, "Nobody Wants to Be Lonely" (duet with Christina Aguilera) was also successful reaching number one in New Zealand and the top ten in Australia and most European countries, including the UK. It was also certified Gold in various countries. The solo Spanish-language version of "Nobody Wants to Be Lonely" titled "Sólo Quiero Amarte" topped Hot Latin Songs, Latin Pop Airplay and Tropical Songs in the US. The third single, "Loaded" reached top forty in Sweden, Spain, Italy and the UK.

The lead single from the next Spanish-language album Almas del Silencio (2003), "Tal Vez" debuted at number one on the US Hot Latin Songs and spent eleven weeks at the top. It also spent thirteen weeks at the top of Latin Pop Airplay and peaked at number one on the Tropical Songs. It was also number-one song on two 2003 Billboard Year-End charts: Hot Latin Songs and Latin Pop Airplay. The second single, "Jaleo" reached number one in Spain and on the Hot Latin Songs in the US. It was also a top ten hit in Italy and Sweden. Other singles included: "Asignatura Pendiente" (number five on Hot Latin Songs), "Juramento" (number eleven in Spain) and "Y Todo Queda en Nada" (another number-one on the Hot Latin Songs). The third English-language album, Life (2005) was promoted by "I Don't Care". The single reached top ten in Italy and Finland, and on three Billboard charts: Dance Club Songs (number three), Hot Latin Songs (number seven) and Tropical Airplay (number eight). Another song form the album, "It's Alright" was re-recorded with M. Pokora and became a hit in Francophone countries, reaching number four in France and being certified Silver.

Martin's 2006 Latin Grammy Award-winning album, MTV Unplugged included a hit song, "Tu Recuerdo" (featuring La Mari). It was a number one on Hot Latin Songs and Latin Pop Airplay in the US, number one on the Airplay chart in Spain (number two on the Downloads chart) and number one in Venezuela. It was also certified five-times Platinum in Spain and four-times Platinum in Mexico. The second single, "Pégate" reached number six on the US Dance Club Songs, number nine on Latin Pop Airplay and Tropical Songs, number eleven on Hot Latin Songs and number thirteen in Spain. It was also certified four-times Platinum in Mexico. In 2007, Martin recorded a duet with Eros Ramazzotti, "Non siamo soli". The song topped the Italian chart for eleven consecutive weeks. It was also a top-ten hit in Spain (four-times Platinum certification), Hungary and Switzerland.

In 2010, Martin returned to the recording studio and released "The Best Thing About Me Is You" ("Lo Mejor de Mi Vida Eres Tú"), the first single from Música + Alma + Sexo (2011). The Spanish-language version of this song topped the US Hot Latin Songs and Latin Pop Airplay charts. It was also a top ten hit in Mexico being certified Platinum. Further singles included "Más" and "Frío". In 2013, Martin released "Come with Me" which reached number three in Australia and was certified Gold. It also topped the Billboard's Latin Airplay chart and reached number nine in Spain. Another success came with "Adrenalina", a Wisin song which featured Martin and Jennifer Lopez. It topped the US Latin Airplay and Latin Rhythm Airplay charts, reached number two on Hot Latin Songs, number three in Spain and number four in Mexico. It was also certified two-times Platinum in Spain and Platinum in Mexico. "Vida", recorded for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, reached top ten in Spain and Mexico, and also on the US Hot Latin Songs.

In 2014, "Adiós" was released as the first single from Martin's 2015 album, A Quien Quiera Escuchar. It was successful in Latin America, topping the charts in Colombia and Mexico, where it was also certified Gold. "Adiós" also reached top ten on the US Latin charts. The next single, "Disparo al Corazón" topped the US Latin Airplay chart, Latin Pop Airplay, reached number nine on the Hot Latin Songs and became a top ten hit in Mexico. The most successful single from A Quien Quiera Escuchar, "La Mordidita" reached number one on the US Latin Airplay, Latin Pop Airplay and topped the charts Latin America, including Dominican Republic and Venezuela. In Spain, it reached number three, and on the Hot Latin Songs, it peaked at number six. It was certified double-Platinum in Spain and Gold in Mexico. After A Quien Quiera Escuchar won the Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album in 2016, Martin's fourth single, "Perdóname" started storming the charts.

In 2015, he released "Mr. Put It Down" (featuring Pitbull), which became Martin's first single to top the US Dance Club Songs chart. Another collaboration with Wisin, the 2015 single "Que Se Sienta El Deseo" reached top ten on Latin Airplay, Latin Rhythm Airplay and Latin Pop Airplay in the US. Martin earned sixteen number-one singles on the US Latin Airplay chart and is the second artist with most number-ones on this chart. He also has twenty-six top ten hits on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs and is the fourth artist with the most top tens in the history of Hot Latin Songs. On Latin Pop Airplay in the US, Martin has a record for the most top twenty singles on this chart (forty-three).

Sarah McLachlan discography

This is the discography of Canadian musician, singer, songwriter and pianist, Sarah McLachlan. Her debut album, Touch was released in 1988 and included first singles: "Vox", "Steaming" and "Ben's Song". The album charted in Canada and the United States and was certified platinum in Canada and gold in the US.

The next album, Solace was issued in 1991. It peaked at number twenty in Canada and was certified double platinum there. Solace also charted in the US, where it was certified gold. It featured three singles: "The Path of Thorns (Terms)", "Into the Fire" and "Drawn to the Rhythm". The third studio album, Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (1993) became McLachlan's mainstream breakthrough album in Canada and the United States. It peaked at number five in Canada and number fifty on the US Billboard 200, and was certified 5× platinum in Canada and 3× platinum in the US. "Possession" and "Good Enough" became McLachlan's first singles to chart on the US Billboard Hot 100. "Good Enough" also became her first top ten hit in Canada, reaching number nine. At the 37th Annual Grammy Awards, Fumbling Towards Ecstasy was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Performance.

In 1997, McLachlan released her most successful album to date, Surfacing. It topped the chart in Canada and reached number two in the United States, and also charted in various countries around the world. Surfacing was certified diamond in Canada for selling over one million copies, 8× platinum in the US for selling eight million copies, and gold in other countries. Surfacing featured the hit singles: "Building a Mystery", "Sweet Surrender", "Adia" and "Angel". All singles charted inside top ten in Canada, including number one for "Building a Mystery". Also all singles charted on the Billboard Hot 100, and two of them became McLachlan's first top ten hits: "Adia" at number three and "Angel" at number four. Both, "Adia" and "Angel" also became hits around the world. At the 40th Annual Grammy Awards, "Building a Mystery" won a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and "Last Dance" from Surfacing won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance. Surfacing was also nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Pop Album. At the 41st Annual Grammy Awards, "Adia" was nominated for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

McLachlan's 1999 live album, Mirrorball was also very successful. It topped the chart in Canada and reached number three in the US. It was certified 5× platinum in Canada and 3× platinum in the US. McLachlan's 1995 song, "I Will Remember You" now in live version was released as the lead single from Mirrorball. In 1995, the song already reached number ten in Canada and number sixty-five on the Billboard Hot 100. This new live version reached number ten in Canada again but achieved a new peak on the Billboard Hot 100 at number fourteen, solely on airplay. At the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards, "I Will Remember You" (Live) won a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Mirrorball was nominated for Best Pop Album and "Possession" (Live) was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. "Silence" by Delerium featuring McLachlan became one of the greatest trance songs of all time. The original version, released as a single in 1999, was remixed many times over the years to a great success on the charts. "Silence" topped the US Dance Club Songs and reached number one in Ireland. It also peaked at number two in Belgium, number three in the United Kingdom, number five in Canada, number six in Australia, number seven in the Netherlands, and charted in many other countries.

In 2003, McLachlan returned to public life with her fifth studio album, Afterglow. It topped the chart in Canada, reached number two in the US and charted in many countries around the world. Afterglow was certified 5× platinum in Canada, 2× platinum in the US, and gold in other countries. At the 46th Annual Grammy Awards, "Fallen" from Afterglow was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, and at the 47th Annual Grammy Awards, Afterglow was nominated for the Best Pop Vocal Album. At the 48th Annual Grammy Awards, Afterglow's "World on Fire" music video received the Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video. In 2006, McLachlan released her first Christmas album, Wintersong. It peaked at number one in Canada and number seven in the US, and was certified 3× platinum in Canada and platinum in the US. At the 49th Annual Grammy Awards, Wintersong was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.

In 2008, McLachlan issued her first greatest hits album, Closer: The Best of Sarah McLachlan, which reached number three in Canada and was certified platinum there. It was followed by 2010's Laws of Illusion, 2014's Shine On and 2016's Wonderland. Over the years, McLachlan also released compilations with rare songs like Rarities, B-Sides and Other Stuff (1996) and Rarities, B-Sides and Other Stuff Volume 2 (2008), and albums with remixes: Remixed (2001) and Bloom: Remix Album (2005). In 1994, she also released The Freedom Sessions with alternative versions of her songs from Fumbling Towards Ecstasy. As of 2015, McLachlan has sold over forty million albums worldwide.

The Cup of Life

"The Cup of Life" (Spanish: La Copa de la Vida) is a song recorded by Ricky Martin. It was released on March 9, 1998, as the second single from Vuelve (1998). The song was written by Ian Blake and Desmond Child, with lyrics by Luis Gómez-Escolar. "The Cup of Life" became the official song of the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France and topped the charts in many countries around the world.

The 41st Annual Grammy Awards are widely remembered for Martin's performance of "La Copa de la Vida", which was later included on his DVD, The Ricky Martin Video Collection. The popular version of the song is a remix by Pablo Flores.

The Dope Show

"The Dope Show" is a song from Marilyn Manson's 1998 album Mechanical Animals, released in September of that year as the album's lead single. The lyrics were written by Marilyn Manson and the music composed by Twiggy Ramirez.

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is the debut solo album by American singer and rapper Lauryn Hill. It was released on August 25, 1998, by Ruffhouse Records and Columbia Records.

After touring with her former group Fugees, Hill became involved in a romantic relationship with Jamaican entrepreneur Rohan Marley, and shortly after, became pregnant with their child. This pregnancy, as well as other circumstances in her life, inspired Hill to make a solo album. Recording sessions for the album took place from late 1997 to June 1998 mainly at Tuff Gong Studios in Kingston, as Hill collaborated with a group of musicians known as New Ark in writing and producing the songs.

A neo soul album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill incorporates musical styles from R&B, hip hop, soul, and reggae. Its lyrics touch upon Hill's pregnancy and the turmoil within the Fugees, along with themes of love and God. The album's title was inspired by the film and autobiographical novel The Education of Sonny Carson, and Carter G. Woodson's The Mis-Education of the Negro.

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 422,624 copies in its first week, which broke a record for first-week sales by a female artist. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill was promoted with three hit singles: "Doo Wop (That Thing)", "Ex-Factor", and "Everything Is Everything". Its lead single "Doo Wop (That Thing)" peaked at number one in the US, with the latter two singles peaking within the top 40. To further promote the album, Hill made televised performances on Saturday Night Live and the Billboard Music Awards before embarking on a sold-out, worldwide concert tour.

Critics generally praised The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill for Hill's presentation of a woman's view on life and love, along with her artistic range. At the 41st Annual Grammy Awards, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill earned 10 nominations, winning five awards, making Hill the first woman to receive that many nominations and awards in one night. The album's success propelled Hill to international superstardom, and contributed to bringing hip hop and neo soul to the forefront of popular music. New Ark, however, felt Hill and her record label did not properly credit the group on the album; a lawsuit filed by the group was settled out of court in 2001.

Since its original release, the record has been ranked in numerous best-album lists, with a number of critics regarding it as one of the greatest albums of the 1990s, as well as one of the greatest albums of all time. In 2013, the album reached sales of 8 million copies in the US and over 19 million copies worldwide. Two years later, it was included by the Library of Congress in the National Recording Registry.

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