1999 Grammy Nominees: Mainstream

1999 Grammy Nominees: Mainstream



The votes are in! And the merchandising streams on, with this pristine sampler of industry gold medalists from the last Grammy show of the first millennium. This collection feels pop-heavy, even in non-pop categories, which makes sense given the nature of the necessary "listenability factor" of all Grammy contenders, particularly from the last decade -- with notable exceptions, particularly in the steadily "respectable" (though untameable) hip-hop/pop departments. Included are songs as common to the radio as the time of day: Brandy and Monica's "The Boy Is Mine"; the unsinkable Celine Dion and her "My Heart Will Go On"; the Goo Goo Dolls' ponderous "Iris"; and the strangely compelling era-of-spirituality totem "Ray of Light" by Madonna. Country & western envelopes included Shania Twain's "You're Still the One" and the unapologetic crossover to dead-on pop "Wide Open Spaces" by the Dixie Chicks. The Backstreet Boys make an unsubtle announcement with "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)," Sting gets it straight with "You Were Meant for Me," Natalie Imbruglia scores with "Torn," and something like funk checks in with Eagle-Eye Cherry's "Save Tonight." Others include "Amor ti Vieti" by Andrea Bocelli, "My Father's Eyes" by Eric Clapton, "Anytime" by Brian McKnight, and "Lullabye" by Shawn Mullins. The evening's (and year's) sensation swept across the awards' board as well the world: hip-hop diva Lauryn Hill with "Doo Wop (That Thing)." Starry, starry night, and interesting to know that these awards' recordings are actually procurable within milliseconds of the winning announcements.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/09/1999
Label: Elektra / Wea
UPC: 0075596238120
catalogNumber: 62381

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Celine Dion   Track Performer
Goo Goo Dolls   Track Performer
Sting   Track Performer
Matt Rollings   Organ,Piano
Joe Sample   Piano
Jeanie Tracy   Background Vocals
Brian McKnight   Vocals,Background Vocals,Multi Instruments,Track Performer
TLC   Track Performer
Dixie Chicks   Track Performer
Joe Chemay   Bass
Shania Twain   Track Performer
Bruce Bouton   Guitar
Madonna   Vocals,Track Performer
Eric Clapton   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Simon Climie   Keyboards
Billy Crain   Acoustic Guitar
Nathan East   Bass Guitar
Dean Fraser   Saxophone
Steve Gadd   Drums
John Hobbs   Organ
Dann Huff   Bass,Guitar,Electric Guitar
John Jarvis   Piano
Skyler Jett   Background Vocals
Paul Leim   Drums
Lloyd Maines   Guitar
George Marinelli   Electric Guitar
Monica   Track Performer
Greg Morrow   Drums
Jamie Muhoberac   Piano
David Patterson   Strings,Electric Guitar
Paul Peabody   Fiddle
Magnus Persson   Drums
Tim Pierce   Mandolin
James Poyser   Piano,Celeste,Background Vocals,Wurlitzer
Michael Rhodes   Bass
Tom Roady   Conga,Tambourine,Shaker
Nambo Robinson   Trombone
Dan Shea   Drums,Keyboards
Eric Silver   Mandolin
Chris Stainton   Organ
Billy Joe Walker   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Biff Watson   Acoustic Guitar
Paul Worley   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Andrea Bocelli   Track Performer
Brandy   Track Performer
Shawn Mullins   Acoustic Guitar,Tambourine,Vocals,Track Performer
Walter Afanasieff   Organ,Bass,Drums,Keyboards
Backstreet Boys   Track Performer
Brandon Bush   Piano,Wurlitzer
Lauryn Hill   Vocals,Track Performer
Robby Takac   Bass
Kevin Leahy   Drums
Natalie Imbruglia   Track Performer
Eagle-Eye Cherry   Track Performer
Martie Seidel   Fiddle,Mandolin,Vocals
Natalie Maines   Vocals
Konesha Owens   Background Vocals
Mike Malinin   Percussion,Drums
Isaac Phillips   Guitar
Lenesha Randolph   Background Vocals
Fundisha Johnson   Background Vocals
Everol Ray   Trumpet
Leslie Ellis   Background Vocals
Jenni Fujita   Background Vocals
Emily Robison   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Dobro,Vocals

Technical Credits

William Orbit   Producer
Curtiss Maldoon   Composer
Brian McKnight   Producer
James Horner   Composer
Blake Chancey   Producer
Eric Clapton   Producer
Simon Climie   Producer
George Fenton   Producer
Larry Gold   String Arrangements
Will Jennings   Composer
Denniz Pop   Producer
Olle Romo   Programming
Dan Shea   Programming
Paul Worley   Producer
Rob Cavallo   Producer
Rodney Jerkins   Composer
Brandy Norwood   Composer
Walter Afanasieff   Programming,Producer
Erwin Gorostiza   Art Direction
Nancy Donald   Art Direction
Brandon Bush   Loop
Paul Waller   Programming
Thomas Bricker   Art Direction
Adam Kviman   Producer
Gail Marowitz   Art Direction
Kevin Reagan   Art Direction
Katherine Delaney   Art Direction
Lauryn Hill   Arranger,Producer,Art Direction
Nick Gamma   Art Direction
Anthony Harrison   Art Direction
Max Martin   Producer
Jackie Murphy   Art Direction
Tracy Baskette-Fleaner   Art Direction
Japhe Tejeda   Composer
Anthony Nance   Programming
LaShawn Daniels   Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Anna Barry   Executive Producer
Vada Nobles   Producer
Fred "Uncle Freddie" Jerkins   Composer
Che Guevara   Programming
Susan Gibson   Composer

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