1995 Grammy Award Winners

1995 Grammy Award Winners

  • Winners Announced: March 1, 1995
  • Held at: Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California
  • Host: Paul Reiser
  • Eligibility Year: October 1, 1993 – September 30, 1994


  • Sheryl Crow Takes Flight: Sheryl Crow won three awards, including Record of the Year for All I Wanna Do.
  • King of Pop: Michael Jackson snagged a Grammy for Best Music Video for Scream, his duet with sister Janet Jackson.
  • Songwriting Success: Bruce Springsteen won Song of the Year for Streets of Philadelphia, which also nabbed him an Oscar the previous year.
  • Country Spotlight: Mary Chapin Carpenter’s Shut Up and Kiss Me won Best Female Country Vocal Performance.
  • Classical Crossover: Cellist Yo-Yo Ma won Best Instrumental Soloist Performance for his rendition of the six Bach Cello Suites.
  • New Age Aura: Enya won Best New Age Album for The Memory of Trees, adding another accolade to her decorated career.
  • Jazz Maestro: McCoy Tyner won Best Jazz Instrumental Solo for Impressions.

1995 Grammy Winners

Record of the Year:
All I Wanna Do – Sheryl Crow
Album of the Year:
MTV Unplugged, Tony Bennett (Columbia)
Song of the Year:
Streets of Philadelphia (Theme from Philadelphia), Bruce Springsteen, songwriter
Best New Artist:
Sheryl Crow
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male:
Can You Feel the Love Tonight – Elton John
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female:
All I Wanna Do – Sheryl Crow
Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal:
I Swear – All-4-One
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance:
MTV Unplugged, Tony Bennett
Best Pop Instrumental Performance:
Cruisin’ – Booker T and the MG’s
Best Pop Vocal Collaboration:
Funny How Time Slips Away – Al Green and Lyle Lovett
Best Pop Album:
Longing in Their Hearts, Bonnie Raitt (Capitol)
Best Rock Album:
Voodoo Lounge, The Rolling Stones (Virgin)
Best Rock Gospel Album:
Wake-Up Call, Petra (Dayspring)
Best Rock Song:
Streets of Philadelphia – Bruce Springsteen, songwriter
Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male:
Streets of Philadelphia – Bruce Springsteen
Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female:
Come to My Window – Melissa Etheridge
Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal:
Crazy – Aerosmith
Best Rock Instrumental Performance:
Marooned – Pink Floyd
Best Hard Rock Performance:
Black Hole Sun – Soundgarden
Best Metal Performance:
Spoonman – Soundgarden
Best Alternative Music Performance:
Dookie, Green Day
Best Rhythm and Blues:
Album II, Boyz II Men (Motown)
Best Rhythm and Blues Song:
I’ll Make Love to You – Babyface, songwriter
Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, Male:
When Can I See You – Babyface
Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, Female:
Breathe Again – Toni Braxton
Best Rhythm and Blues Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal:
I’ll Make Love to You – Boyz II Men
Best Rap Solo Performance:
U.N.I.T.Y. – Queen Latifah
Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group:
None of Your Business – Salt-N-Pepa
Best Jazz Vocal Performance:
Mystery Lady (Songs of Billie Holiday), Etta James
Best Jazz Instrumental Solo:
Prelude to a Kiss – Benny Carpenter
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Individual or Group:
A Tribute to Miles, Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Wallace Roney, Wayne Shorter and Tony Williams
Best Contemporary Jazz Performance:
Out of the Loop – Brecker Brothers
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance:
Journey – McCoy Tyner Big Band
Best Latin Jazz Performance:
Danzon – Arturo Sandoval
Best Country Album:
Stones in the Road, Mary Chapin Carpenter (Columbia)
Best Country Song:
I Swear – Gary Baker and Frank J. Meyers, songwriters
Best Country Vocal Performance, Male:
When Love Finds You – Vince Gill
Best Country Vocal Performance, Female:
Shut Up and Kiss Me – Mary Chapin Carpenter
Best Country Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal:
Blues for Dixie – Asleep at the Wheel with Lyle Lovett
Best Country Vocal Collaboration:
I Fall to Pieces – Aaron Neville and Trisha Yearwood
Best County Instrumental Performance:
Young Thing – Chet Atkins
Best Bluegrass Album:
The Great Dobro Sessions, various artists (Sugar Hill)
Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album:
Songs of the Church – Live in Memphis, Albertina Walker (Benson)
Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album:
Join the Band, Take 6 (Reprise/Warner Alliance)
Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album:
Mercy, Andrae Crouch (Qwest/Warner Alliance)
Best Southern Gospel, Country Gospel or Bluegrass Gospel Album:
I Know Who Holds Tomorrow, Alison Krauss and the Cox Family (Rounder)
Best Gospel Album By a Choir or Chorus (tie):
Through God’s Eyes, Thompson Community Singers; Rev. Milton Brunson, choir director (Word)
Live in Atlanta at Morehouse College, Love Fellowship Crusade Choir; Hezekiah Walker, choir director (Benson)
Best Latin Pop Performance:
Segundo Romance – Luis Miguel
Best Tropical Latin Performance:
Master Sessions Volume 1, Chachao
Best Mexican-American Performance:
Recuerdo a Javier Solis – Vikki Carr
Best Traditional Blues Album:
From the Cradle, Eric Clapton (Reprise)
Best Contemporary Blues Album:
Father Father, Pops Staples (Pointblank)
Best Traditional Folk Album:
World Gone Wrong, Bob Dylan (Columbia)
Best Contemporary Folk Album:
American Recordings, Johnny Cash (American Recordings)
Best Reggae Album:
Crucial! Roots Classics, Bunny Wailer (Shanachie)
Best New Age Album:
Prayer for the Wild Things, Paul Winter (Living Music Records)
Best World Music Album:
Talking Timbuktu, Ali Farka Toure with Ry Cooder (Hannibal)
Best Polka Album:
Music and Friends, Walter Ostanek Band (WRS)
Best Instrumental Arrangement:
Three Cowboy Songs – Dave Grusin, arranger
Best Instrumental Arrangement With Accompanying Vocal(s):
Circle of Life – Lebo Morake and Hans Zimmer, arrangers
Best Instrumental Composition:
African Skies – Michael Brecker, composer
Best Musical Show Album:
Passion, Original Broadway cast (Angel)
Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television:
Schindler’s List, John Williams, composer
Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television:
Streets of Philadelphia (From Philadelphia), Bruce Springsteen, songwriter
Best Classical Contemporary Composition:
Cello Concerto – Stephen Albert, composer
Best Classical Album:
Bartok, Concerto for Orchestra; Four Orchestral Pieces, Op. 12, Pierre Boulez conducting Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Deutsche Grammophon)
Best Chamber Music Performance:
Beethoven and Mozart, Quintets, Daniel Barenboim, piano; Dale Clevenger, horn; Larry Combs, clarinet; Daniele Damiano, bassoon; Hansjorg Schellenberger, oboe
Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist(s) (With Orchestra):
The New York Album (Works of Albert, Bartok and Bloch), David Zinman conducting Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Yo-Yo Ma, cellist and alto violinist
Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist(s) (Without Orchestra):
Haydn, Piano Sonatas nos. 32, 47, 53 and 59, Emmanuel Ax, pianist
Best Orchestral Performance:
Bartok, Concerto for Orchestra; Four Orchestral Pieces, Op. 12, Pierre Boulez, conducting Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Best Opera Recording:
Floyd, Susannah, Kent Nagano conducting Orchestra and Chorus of Opera de Lyon; solos: Studer, Hadley, Ramey and Chester (Virgin Classics)
Best Performance of a Choral:
Work Berlioz, Messe Solennelle, John Eliot Gardiner, choir director, the Monteverdi Choir, Orchestra Revolutionnaire et Romantique and various artists
Best Classical Vocal Performance:
The Impatient Lover (Italian Songs by Beethoven, Schubert, Mozart, etc.), Cecilia Bartoli, mezzo-soprano; Andras Schiff, piano
Best Spoken Comedy Album:
Live From Hell, Sam Kinison (Priority Records)
Best Spoken Word or Non-Musical Album:
Get in the Van: On the Road With Black Flag, Henry Rollins (Time Warner Audiobooks)
Best Musical Album for Children:
The Lion King – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, various artists (Walt Disney Records)
Best Spoken Word Album for Children:
The Lion King Read-Along, original cast (Walt Disney Records)
Best Recording Package:
Tribute to the Music of Bob Willis and the Texas Playboys, Buddy Jackson, art director (Liberty)
Best Recording Package – Boxed:
The Complete Ella Fitzgerald Song Books, Chris Thompson, art director (Verve)
Best Album Notes:
Louis Armstrong: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, 1923?1934, Dan Morgenstern and Loren Schoenberg, album notes writers (Columbia/Legacy/Smithsonian)
Best Historical Album:
The Complete Ella Fitzgerald Song Books on Verve (Verve)
Best Music Video, Short Form:
Love Is Strong – The Rolling Stones
Best Music Video, Long Form:
Zoo TV: Live From Sydney, U2
Producer of the Year (Non-Classical):
Don Was
Classical Producer of the Year:
Andrew Cornall