Boston Music Awards 1991

Date: April 16, 1991
Venue: Wang Center, Boston

New Kids on the Block. New Edition. New harmony.
“Let’s open our minds. We’re supposed to be a city — not a civil war,” New Kid singer Donnie Wahlberg said backstage.


New Kids On The Block - Step By Step
(Act of The Year)


Act of the year

New Kids on the Block

Rising star

Extreme, Perfect Gentlemen (tie)

Outstanding rock band


Outstanding rock album

"Pornograffiti" Extreme

Outstanding rock single

"What It Takes" by Aerosmith

Outstanding debut rock album

"Lost Souls" by Raindogs

Outstanding pop album

"Poison" by Bell Biv DeVoe

Outstanding pop single

"Step By Step" by New Kids on the Block

Outstanding song/songwriter

"Do Me!" by Bell Biv DeVoe & Bourelly

Outstanding female vocalist

Bonnie Raitt

Outstanding male vocalist

Ralph Tresvant

Outstanding local rock band


Outstanding new local rock band


Outstanding hard core/metal band


Outstanding club band


Outstanding rock album (Indie label)

"Keep it Burning" by T.H. & The Wreckage

Outstanding debut rock album (Indie label)

"Joyrides for Shut-Ins" by The Cavedogs

Outstanding rock single (Indie label)

"The Lovers" by Think Tree

Outstanding song/songwriter (Indie label)

"Metal Drums" by Patty Larkin

Outstanding local female vocalist

Karen Johnson (Not Your Average Girls)

Outstanding local male vocalist

Darin Campbell (Classic Example)

Outstanding video

"Step By Step" by New Kids on the Block

Outstanding video (Indie label)

"Forever My Brother" by Young Nation

Outstanding R&B act

Bell Biv DeVoe

Outstanding R&B album

"Poison" by Bell Biv DeVoe

Outstanding R&B single

"Poison" by Bell Biv DeVoe

Outstanding local R&B/pop act

Ivory Soul, Not Your Average Girls (tie)

Outstanding rap act

Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch

Outstanding jazz act

Pat Metheny

Outstanding jazz album

"On Course" by Christopher Hollyday

Outstanding local jazz act

The Fringe

Outstanding jazz album (Indie label)

"Kosen Rufu" by Billy Skinner Double Jazz Quartet

Outstanding jazz vocalist

Rebecca Parris

Outstanding Latin act

Jorge Arce & Humano

Outstanding folk act

Patty Larkin

Outstanding folk album

"Live In The Square" by Patty Larkin

Outstanding reggae/ska act

Bim Skala Bim

Outstanding country act

Northern Lights

Outstanding Irish/Celtic act

Robbie O'Connell

Outstanding blues act

Roomful Of Blues

Outstanding world music act

Boogaloo Swamis

Outstanding producer

Maurice Starr

Outstanding guitarist

Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme)

Outstanding keyboardist

Alizon Lissance

Outstanding bassist

John Lockwood (The Fringe)

Outstanding drummer

Tom Hambridge (T.H. & The Wreckage)

Outstanding reeds/bass player

Bill Pierce (Tony Williams)

Outstanding instrumentalist

Deborah Henson-Conant

Special Hall of Fame Award

New Edition