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February 20, 1991 – The Little Mermaid Soundtrack Wins Two Grammy Awards


“Darling, it’s better down where it’s wetter, under the sea.”

On February 20, 1991, the 33rd Grammy Awards were held in New York City’s Radio City Music Hall. The soundtrack for the 1989 animated feature film The Little Mermaid won awards for composer Alan Menken and lyricist Howard Ashman for Best Recording for Children and Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television for “Under the Sea.” The success of the soundtrack kicked off a season of accolades for Disney film soundtracks that include Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and The Lion King.


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