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30th Grammy Awards - 1988

presented March 2, 1988

Album of the Year

The Joshua Tree

U2 - 'The Joshua Tree'
other nominees:
Whitney Houston - Whitney
Michael Jackson - Bad
Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris - Trio
Prince - Sign O' The Times
Record of the Year

Paul Simon
[ from
Graceland ]

Paul Simon - Graceland
iTunes / Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
Los Lobos - "La Bamba"
U2 - "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"
Suzanne Vega - "Luka"
Steve Winwood - "Back In The High Life Again"
Song of the Year
(awarded to the songwriter)

"Somewhere Out There"
(James Horner, Barry Mann, & Cynthia Weil)

[ from
American Tail soundtrack ]

'American Tail' soundtrack other nominees:
"Didn't We Almost Have It All" (Michael Masser & Will Jennings)
"I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" (
"La Bamba" (Richie Valens)
"Luka" (
Suzanne Vega)
Best New Artist

Jody Watley

Jody Watley LP
iTunes / Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
Breakfast Club
Cutting Crew
Terence Trent D'Arby
Swing Out Sister
Best Pop Vocal Performance - Female

"I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)"
Whitney Houston
[ from
Whitney ]

Whitney Houston - Whitney
other nominees:
Belinda Carlisle - "Heaven Is A Place On Earth"
Carly Simon - "Coming Around Again"
Barbra Streisand - One Voice
Suzanne Vega - "Luka"
Best Pop Vocal Performance - Male

Bring On The Night

Sting - Bring On The Night
iTunes / Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
Michael Jackson - Bad
Al Jarreau - "Theme From 'Moonlighting'"
Elton John - "Candle In The Wind" (live)
Bruce Springsteen - "Brilliant Disguise"
Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group

"(I've Had) The Time Of My Life"
Bill Medley &
Jennifer Warnes
[ from
Dirty Dancing soundtrack ]

Dirty Dancing soundtrack
iTunes / Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
Heart - "Alone"
Los Lobos - "La Bamba"
Linda Ronstadt & James Ingram - "Somewhere Out There"
Swing Out Sister - "Breakout"
Best Pop Instrumental Performance

"Minute By Minute"
Larry Carlton

[ from
Discovery ]

Larry Carlton - 'Discovery'
iTunes / Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
Herb Alpert - Keep Your Eye On Me
Art Of Noise - "Dragnet"
Chick Corea Elektric Band - "Light Years"
David Grusin - "It Might Be You"
Best R&B Vocal Performance - Female

Aretha Franklin

other nominees:
Natalie Cole - Everlasting
Whitney Houston - "For The Love Of You"
Jody Watley - "Looking For A New Love"
Nancy Wilson -
Forbidden Lover
Best R&B Vocal Performance - Male

"Just To See Her"
Smokey Robinson
[ from One Heartbeat ]

Smokey Robinson - One Heartbeat other nominees:
Jonathan Butler - "Lies"
Michael Jackson - Bad
Wilson Pickett - "In The Midnight Hour"
Stevie Wonder - "Skeletons"
Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group

"I Knew You Were Waiting"
Aretha Franklin & George Michael
[ from
Aretha ]

other nominees:
Levert - "Casanova"
Club Nouveau - "Lean On Me"
Prince & Sheena Easton - "U Got The Look"
The Whispers - "Rock Steady"
Best R&B Song
(awarded to songwriter)

"Lean On Me"
(Bill Withers)

[ from
Life, Love & Pain ]

Club Nouveau - Life, Love & Pain other nominees:
"Casanova" (Reggie Calloway)
"Just To See Her" (Jimmy George & Lou Pardini)
"Skeletons" (
Stevie Wonder)
"U Got The Look" (
Best R&B Instrumental Performance

"Chicago Song"
David Sanborn

[ from
A Change Of Heart ]

David Sanborn - A Change Of Heart other nominees:
Herb Alpert - "Diamonds"
Jonathan Butler - "Going Home"
Najee -
Najee's Theme
Stanley Turrentine - "Boogie On Reggae Woman"
Best Country Vocal Performance - Female

"80's Ladies"
K.T. Oslin

[ from
80's Ladies ]

K.T. Oslin - 80's Ladies other nominees:
Rosanne Cash - King's Record Shop
Emmylou Harris -
Angel Band
Reba McEntire - "The Last One To Know"
Tanya Tucker - "Love Me Like You Used To""
Best Country Vocal Performance - Male

Always And Forever
Randy Travis

Randy Travis - Always And Forever other nominees:
Steve Earle
Exit 0
George Strait - "All My Ex's Live In Texas"
Hank Williams, Jr. -
Born To Boogie
Dwight Yoakam -
Hillbilly Deluxe
Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group

Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris & Linda Ronstadt

Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris & Linda Ronstadt - Trio other nominees:
The Desert Rose Band
The Desert Rose Band
The Judds -
The O'Kanes - "Can't Stop My Heart From Loving You"
Restless Heart - "I'll Still Be Loving You"
Best Country Song
(awarded to the songwriter)

"Forever And Ever, Amen"
(Paul Overstreet & Don Schiltz)

[ from
Always And Forever ]

Randy Travis - Always And Forever other nominees:
"All My Ex's Live In Texas" (Sanger D. Shafer & Lyndia J. Shafer)
"80's Ladies" (K.T. Oslin)
"I'll Still Be Loving You" (Mary Ann Kennedy, Pat Bunch & Pam Rose)
"Tellin' Me Lies" (Linda Thompson & Betsy Cook)
Best Rock Vocal Solo Performance

Tunnel Of Love
Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel Of Love other nominees:
Joe Cocker - "Unchain My Heart"
Richard Marx - "Don't Mean Nothing"
Bob Seger - "Shakedown"
Tina Turner - "Better Be Good To Me" (live)
Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group

The Joshua Tree

U2 - 'The Joshua Tree'
other nominees:
Georgia Satellites - "Keep Your Hands To Yourself"
Heart - Bad Attitude
Los Lobos -
By The Light Of The Moon
Yes - Big Generation
Best Rock Instrumental Performance

Jazz From Hell
Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa - Jazz From Hell other nominees:
Herbie Hancock, Dweezil Zappa, Terry Bozzio - "Wipe Out"
Bruce Springsteen - "Paradise By The 'C'"
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Dick Dale - "Pipeline"

click on categories for past Grammy winners

a complete list of all categories (including jazz, gospel and classical) can be found at http://www.grammy.com/

The ARC Weekly Top 40 Charts For 1988
Top Pop Songs of 1988
Top Pop Singles Artists of 1988
30th Annual Grammy Awards
1988 MTV Video Music Awards
15th American Music Awards
Billboard 1988 Year-End Chart Toppers


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