February 24, 1993 – Beauty and the Beast Wins Five Grammy Awards
“Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme, Beauty and the Beast.”
On February 24, 1993, the Grammy Awards were held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. Out of seven nominations, the soundtrack to the animated feature film Beauty and the Beast won five awards that night. The soundtrack itself won the award for Best Album for Children, as well as Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television. The pop version of the song “Beauty and the Beast,” performed by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson won two awards: Best Pop Performance by a Group or Duo With Vocal, Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television; composer Richard S. Kaufman took home the last Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Performance.