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Music Fans, Get Out Your Pens

February 25, 1996

Using our highly selective ballot, note your own favorites in one column and use the other to mark the actual winners.

Record of the Year

"One Sweet Day," Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men (Walter Afanasieff and Carey, producers)

"Gangsta's Paradise," Coolio featuring L.V. (Doug Rasheed, producer)

"One of Us," Joan Osborne (Rick Chertoff, producer)

"Kiss From a Rose," Seal (Trevor Horn, producer)

"Waterfalls," TLC (Organized Noize, producer)

Album of the Year

"Daydream," Mariah Carey (Walter Afanasieff, Carey, Jermaine Dupri, Dave Hall, David Morales & Manuel Seal, producers)

"HIStory--Past, Present and Future Book I," Michael Jackson (Dallas Austin, Bill Bottrell, David Foster, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Jimmy Jam, R. Kelly, Terry Lewis, Rene and Bruce Swedien, producers)

"Jagged Little Pill," Alanis Morissette (Glen Ballard, producer)

"Relish," Joan Osborne (Rick Chertoff, producer)

"Vitalogy," Pearl Jam (Brendan O'Brien and Pearl Jam, producers)

Song of the Year

"I Can Love You Like That," Maribeth Derry, Steve Diamond, Jennifer Kimball (All-4-One, artist)

"Kiss From a Rose," Seal (Seal, artist)

"One of Us," Eric Bazilian (Joan Osborne, artist)

"You Are Not Alone," R. Kelly (Michael Jackson, artist)

"You Oughta Know," Glen Ballard, Alanis Morissette (Morissette, artist)

Best New Artist


Hootie & the Blowfish

Alanis Morissette

Joan Osborne

Shania Twain

Best Pop Album

"Daydream," Mariah Carey (Walter Afanasieff and Carey, producers)

"Hell Freezes Over," the Eagles (Eagles, Rob Jacobs and Elliot Scheiner, producers)

"Medusa," Annie Lennox (Stephen Lipson, producer)

"Bedtime Stories," Madonna (Madonna, producer)

"Turbulent Indigo," Joni Mitchell (Larry Klein and Mitchell, producers)

Best Rock Album

"Forever Blue," Chris Isaak (Erik Jacobsen, producer)

"Jagged Little Pill," Alanis Morissette (Glen Ballard, producer)

"Vitalogy," Pearl Jam (Brendan O'Brien and Pearl Jam, producers)

"Wildflowers," Tom Petty (Mike Campbell, Tom Petty and Rick Rubin, producers)

"Mirror Ball," Neil Young (Brendan O'Brien, producer)

Best Alternative Music Performance, Vocal or Instrumental

"Post," Bjork

"Foo Fighters," Foo Fighters

"To Bring You My Love," PJ Harvey

"MTV Unplugged in New York," Nirvana

"The Presidents of the United States of America," the Presidents of the United States of America

Best R&B Album

"My Life," Mary J. Blige (Sean "Puffy" Combs, Chucky Thompson, producers)

"Brown Sugar," D'Angelo (D'Angelo, producer)

"The Gold Experience," artist formerly known as Prince (artist formerly known as Prince, producer)

"CrazySexyCool," TLC

"The Icon Is Love," Barry White (White, producer)

Best Rap Album

"E.1999 Eternal," Bone Thugs-N-Harmony (D.J. U-Neek, producer)

"Poverty's Paradise," Naughty by Nature (Naughty by Nature, producer)

"Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version," Ol' Dirty Bastard (the RZA, producer)

"I Wish," Skee-Lo (Walter "Kandor" Kahn and Skee-Lo, producers)

"Me Against the World," 2Pac

Best Country Album

"Junior High," Junior Brown (Brown, producer)

"Music for All Occasions," the Mavericks (Don Cook, Raul Malo, producers)

"John Michael Montgomery" (Scott Hendricks, producer)

"The Woman in Me," Shania Twain (Robert John "Mutt" Lange, producer)

"Thinkin' About You," Trisha Yearwood (Garth Fundis, producer)

"Dwight Live," Dwight Yoakam (Pete Anderson, producer)

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