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31st Annual Grammy Awards

31st Annual Grammy Awards
Date February 22, 1989
Location Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
Host Billy Crystal
Television/Radio coverage
Network CBS

The 31st Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 22, 1989 at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the previous year.[1][2]

Album of the Year went to Faith, and Song of the Year went to Bobby McFerrin for "Don't Worry, Be Happy".


  • Award winners 1
    • Blues 1.1
    • Children's 1.2
    • Classical 1.3
    • Comedy 1.4
    • Composing and arranging 1.5
    • Country 1.6
    • Folk 1.7
    • Gospel 1.8
    • Historical 1.9
    • Jazz 1.10
    • Latin 1.11
    • Musical show 1.12
    • Music video 1.13
    • New Age 1.14
    • Packaging and notes 1.15
    • Polka 1.16
    • Pop 1.17
    • Production and engineering 1.18
    • R&B 1.19
    • Rap 1.20
    • Reggae 1.21
    • Rock 1.22
    • Spoken 1.23
  • Trivia 2
  • References 3

Award winners

Record of the Year
Album of the Year
  • Faith
Song of the Year
Best New Artist





Composing and arranging







Musical show

Music video

New Age

Packaging and notes



Production and engineering







  • The Rap Field was added to the Grammy Awards in 1989.


  1. ^ "Chapman, McFerrin lead Grammy winners". The Milwaukee Sentinel. 23 February 1989. Retrieved 1 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "1988 Grammy Award Winners". Retrieved 1 May 2011. 
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