39th Annual Grammy Awards

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39th Annual Grammy Awards
Date February 26, 1997
Location Madison Square Garden, New York City
Hosted by Ellen DeGeneres
Television/radio coverage
Network CBS

The 39th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 26, 1997, at Madison Square Garden, New York City. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the previous year. Babyface was the night's biggest winner, with 4 awards. Celine Dion and Toni Braxton won two awards. Celine Dion for "Best Pop Album" and "Album of the Year" and Toni Braxton for "Best Female R&B Vocal Performance" and "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance".[1] The show was hosted by Ellen Degeneres who also performed the opening with Shawn Colvin, Bonnie Rait, and Chaka Khan.

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 Pop Album

Traditional Pop

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance


Best Female Rock Vocal Performance
Best Male Rock Vocal Performance
Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
Best Hard Rock Performance
Best Metal Performance
Best Rock Instrumental Performance
Best Rock Song
Best Rock Album


Best Alternative Music Performance


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 Blues Album
Best Contemporary Blues Album


Best Musical Album for Children
Best Spoken Word Album for Children


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


Composing and arranging







Musical Show

Music video

New Age

Packaging and Notes


Production and engineering


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




Special Merit Awards

MusiCares Person of the Year


  1. ^ "1996 Grammy Award Winners". Grammy.com. Archived from the original on 12 February 2015. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
  2. ^ "The Complete List of Nominees". 8 January 1997. Retrieved 6 October 2018.

External links

  • 39th Grammy Awards at the Internet Movie Database
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