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Taking home the lioness' share

Awards: It wasn't a thrill a minute but it was girls' night out as Lauryn Hill, Madonna, Alanis Morissette, Celine Dion, even the surprise winners Dixie Chicks took home the Grammys.

February 25, 1999|By J. D. Considine | J. D. Considine,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC

After Vince Gill won the Best Male Country Vocal Grammy, he held the statue to his ear and said, "Somebody told me if you listen close, you can hear Garth Brooks play baseball ..."

Then there was Will Smith, who while accepting the Best Rap Solo Performance award, mentioned that he had had his first parent/teacher conference that day. The teacher told him his son's math and reading skills were good, but "his rhyming skills are down. I swear, that's what she told me! If you ask me, that's a clear case of parental neglect.

"So I dedicate this to my son, Trey. There's always law school, baby!"

Highlights

Here are some of the top winners:

Record of the Year: "My Heart Will Go On," Celine Dion

Album of the Year: "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill," Lauryn Hill

Song of the Year: "My Heart Will Go On," James Horner & Will Jennings

New Artist: Lauryn Hill

Pop Album: "Ray of Light," Madonna

Rock Album: "The Globe Sessions," Sheryl Crow

R&B Album: "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill," Lauryn Hill

Grammy Awards winners

Winners of last night's Grammy Awards:, Record of the Year: "My Heart Will Go On," Celine Dion

Album of the Year: "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill," Lauryn Hill

Song of the Year: "My Heart Will Go On," James Horner & Will Jennings

New Artist: Lauryn Hill

Female Pop Vocal Performance: "My Heart Will Go On," Celine Dion

Male Pop Vocal Performance: "My Father's Eyes," Eric Clapton

Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal: "Jump Jive an' Wail," Brian Setzer Orchestra

Pop Collaboration with Vocals: "I Still Have That Other Girl," Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach

Pop Instrumental Performance: "Sleepwalk," Brian Setzer Orchestra

Dance Recording: "Ray of Light," Madonna

Pop Album: "Ray of Light," Madonna

Traditional Pop Vocal Performance: "Live at Carnegie Hall -- The 50th Anniversary Concert," Patti Page

Female Rock Vocal Performance: "Uninvited," Alanis Morissette

Male Rock Vocal Performance: "Fly Away," Lenny Kravitz

Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal: "Pink," Aerosmith Hard

Rock Performance: "Most High," Jimmy Page and Robert Plant

Metal Performance: "Better Than You," Metallica

Rock Instrumental Performance: "The Roots of Confidence," Pat Metheny Group

,, Rock Song: "Uninvited," Alanis Morissette

Rock Album: "The Globe Sessions," Sheryl Crow

Alternative Music Performance: "Hello Nasty," Beastie Boys

Female R&B Vocal Performance: "Doo Wop (That Thing)," Lauryn Hill

Male R&B Vocal Performance: "St. Louis Blues," Stevie Wonder

R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal: "The Boy Is Mine," Brandy & Monica

R&B Song: "Doo Wop (That Thing)," Lauryn Hill R&B

Album: "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill," Lauryn Hill

Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: "Live! One Night Only," Patti LaBelle

Rap Solo Performance: "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It," Will Smith

Rap Performance by a Duo or Group: "Intergalactic," Beastie Boys

Rap Album: "Vol. 2 ... Hard Knock Life," Jay-Z

Female Country Vocal Performance: "You're Still the One," Shania Twain

Male Country Vocal Performance: "If You Ever Have Forever In Mind," Vince Gill

Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal: "There's Your Trouble," Dixie Chicks

Country Collaboration with Vocals: "Same Old Train," Clint Black, Joe Diffie, Merle Haggard, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Patty Loveless, Earl Scruggs, Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart, Pam Tillis, Randy Travis, Travis Tritt & Dwight Yoakam

Country Instrumental Performance: "A Soldier's Joy," Randy Scruggs and Vince Gill

Country Song: "You're Still the One," Robert John "Mutt" Lange & Shania Twain

Country Album: "Wide Open Spaces," Dixie Chicks

Bluegrass Album: "Bluegrass Rules!," Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder

New Age Album: "Landmarks," Clannad

Contemporary Jazz Performance: "Imaginary Day," Pat Metheny Group

Jazz Vocal Performance: "I Remember Miles," Shirley Horn

Jazz Instrumental Solo: "Rhumbata," Chick Corea and Gary Burton

Jazz Instrumental Performance: "Gershwin's World," Herbie Hancock

Large Jazz Ensemble Performance: "Count Plays Duke," Count Basie Orchestra

Latin Jazz Performance: "Hot House," Arturo Sandoval

Rock Gospel Album: "You Are There," Ashley Cleveland

Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album: "This Is My Song," Deniece Williams

Southern Gospel, Country Gospel, or Bluegrass Gospel Album: "The Apostle -- Music From and Inspired by the Motion Picture," various artists

Traditional Soul Gospel Album: "He Leadeth Me," Cissy Houston

Contemporary Soul Gospel Album: "The Nu Nation Project," Kirk Franklin

Gospel Choir or Chorus Album: "Reflections," The Associates

Latin Pop Performance: "Vuelve," Ricky Martin

Latin Rock/Alternative Performance: "Suenos Liquidos," Mana

Tropical Latin Performance: "Contra la Corriente," Marc Anthony

Mexican-American Music Performance: "Los Super Seven," Los Super Seven

Tejano Music Performance: "Said and Done," Flaco Jimenez

Traditional Blues Album: "Any Place I'm Going," Otis Rush

Contemporary Blues Album: "Slow Down," Keb' Mo'

Traditional Folk Album: "Long Journey Home," The Chieftains With Various Artists

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