responsible for making acoustic-based music, and Unplugged albums in
particular, a hot trend in the early '90s. Clapton's concert was not
only one of the finest Unplugged episodes, but also some of the
finest music he had recorded in years. The music was straightforward
and direct, alternating between his pop numbers and traditional blues
songs. The result was some of the most genuine, heartfelt music the
guitarist has ever committed to tape. And some of his most popular -
the album sold over seven million copies in the U.S. Unplugged
the 1993 Grammy Awards for Album of the Year, Best Male Pop Vocal
Performance and Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. "Tears In
Heaven" won the Grammy for Song of the Year and "Layla"
was named Best Rock Song.