Nominees in major categories

February 17, 1991

RECORD OF THE YEAR: "Another Day in Paradise," Phil Collins; "From a Distance," Bette Midler; "Nothing Compares 2 U," Sinead O'Connor; "U Can't Touch This," M.C. Hammer; "Vision of Love," Mariah Carey.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR: "Back on the Block," Quincy Jones; ". . . But Seriously," Phil Collins; "Mariah Carey," Mariah Carey; "Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em," M.C. Hammer; "Wilson Phillips," Wilson Phillips.

SONG OF THE YEAR: "Another Day in Paradise," Phil Collins; "From a Distance," Julie Gold; "Hold On," Chynna Phillips, Glen Ballard and Carnie Wilson; "Nothing Compares 2 U," Prince; "Vision of Love," Mariah Carey and Ben Margulies.

NEW ARTIST: The Black Crowes; Mariah Carey; the Kentucky Headhunters; Lisa Stansfield; Wilson Phillips.

POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE, FEMALE: "All Around the World," Lisa Stansfield; "From a Distance," Bette Midler; "I'm Your Baby Tonight," Whitney Houston; "Nothing Compares 2 U," Sinead O'Connor; "Vision of Love," Mariah Carey.

POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE, MALE: "Another Day in Paradise," Phil Collins; "Downtown Train," Rod Stewart; "Georgia on My Mind," Michael Bolton; "I Don't Have the Heart," James Ingram; "Oh Pretty Woman" (From a Black & White Night Live), Roy Orbison; "Storm Front," Billy Joel.

POP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCAL: "Across the River," Bruce Hornsby and the Range; "All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You," Heart; "All My Life," Linda Ronstadt with Aaron Neville; "Hold On," Wilson Phillips; "Roam," B-52's; "Unchained Melody" (1990 Re-recording), Righteous Brothers.

ROCK VOCAL PERFORMANCE, FEMALE: "The Angels," Melissa Etheridge; "Black Cat," Janet Jackson; "Black Velvet," Alannah Myles; "Steamy Windows," Tina Turner; "Whole Lotta Trouble," Stevie Nicks.

ROCK VOCAL PERFORMANCE, MALE: "Bad Love," Eric Clapton; "Blaze of Glory," Jon Bon Jovi; "Cradle of Love," Billy Idol; "Rockin' in the Free World," Neil Young; "You Can Leave Your Hat On," Joe Cocker.

METAL PERFORMANCE: "Lights . . . Camera . . . Revolution," Suicidal Tendencies; "Painkiller," Judas Priest; "Persistence of Time," Anthrax; "Rust in Peace," Megadeth; "Stone Cold Crazy," Metallica.

ALTERNATIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCE: "All Shook Down," The Replacements; "Goodbye Jumbo," World Party; "I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got," Sinead O'Connor; "The Sensual World," Kate Bush; "Strange Angels," Laurie Anderson.

R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE, FEMALE: "Alright," Janet Jackson; "Compositions," Anita Baker; "Giving You the Benefit," Pebbles; "I Can't Complain," Patti LaBelle; "Make It Like It Was," Regina Belle.

R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE, MALE: "Here and Now," Luther Vandross; "Johnny Gill," Johnny Gill; "Misunderstanding," Al B. Sure!; "Round and Round," Tevin Campbell; "Whip Appeal," Babyface.

RAP SOLO PERFORMANCE: "All Hail the Queen," Queen Latifah; "I Get the Job Done," Big Daddy Kane; "Ice Ice Baby," Vanilla Ice; "Monie in the Middle," Monie Love; "U Can't Touch This," M.C. Hammer.

PTC COUNTRY VOCAL PERFORMANCE, FEMALE: "Come Next Monday," K.T. Oslin; "I Fell in Love," Carlene Carter; "Quittin' Time," Mary-Chapin Carpenter; "Where You've Been," Kathy Mattea; "You Lie," Reba McEntire.

COUNTRY VOCAL PERFORMANCE, MALE: "Friends in Low Places," Garth Brooks; "Hard Rock Bottom of Your Heart," Randy Travis; "I'd Be Better Off (In a Pine Box)," Doug Stone; "Turn It on, Turn It Up, Turn Me Loose," Dwight Yoakam; "When I Call Your Name," Vince Gill.

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR (NON-CLASSICAL): Glen Ballard ("Wilson Phillips"); Phil Collins and Hugh Padgham (". . . But Seriously"); Mick Jones and Billy Joel ("Storm Front"); Quincy Jones ("Back On the Block"); Arif Mardin ("Some People's Lives").

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