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Grammy Awards for 1983

By Patrick Mondout

The big winner at the 26th annual Grammy Awards was, not surprisingly, Michael Jackson. Riding high on the strength of the biggest-selling album of all-time, Jackson picked up Rock Male, Pop Male, R&B Male, Album, and Record of the Year honors. Perhaps as a result of splitting the vote between two of his songs, Michael didn't take home Song of the Year. That honor went to Sting for Every Breath You Take.

Note: All nominees are listed and denotes the Grammy winner(s).

 
Record of the Year
  "All Night Long" - Lionel Richie
  "Beat It" - Michael Jackson
  "Every Breath You Take" - The Police
  "Flashdance... What a Feeling" - Irene Cara
  "Maniac" - Michael Sembello
 
Song of the Year
  "All Night Long" - Lionel Richie
  "Beat It" - Michael Jackson
  "Billie Jean" - Michael Jackson
  "Every Breath You Take" - Sting
  "Maniac" - Michael Sembello, Dennis Matkosky
 
Album of the Year
  Flashdance - Original Soundtrack
  An Innocent Man - Billy Joel
  Let's Dance - David Bowie
  Sychronicity - The Police
  Thriller - Michael Jackson
 
New Artist
  Big Country
  Culture Club
  The Eurythmics
  Men without Hats
  Musical Youth
 
Pop Male Vocalist
  Billy Joel - "Uptown Girl"
  Michael Jackson - Thriller
  Prince - 1999
  Lionel Richie - "All Night Long"
  Michael Sembello - "Maniac"
 
Pop Female Vocalist
  Irene Cara - "Flashdance... What a Feeling"
  Sheena Easton - "Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair)"
  Linda Ronstadt - What's New
  Donna Summer - "She Works Hard for the Money"
  Bonnie Tyler - "Total Eclipse of the Heart"
 
Pop Vocal Group
  Culture Club - "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me"
  James Ingram, Patti Austin - "How Do You Keep the Music Playing"
  Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney - "The Girl Is Mine"
  The Police - "Every Breath You Take"
  Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton - "Islands in the Stream"
 
Rock Male Vocalist
  David Bowie - "Cat People (Putting Out the Fire)"
  Phil Collins - "I Don't Care Anymore"
  Michael Jackson - "Beat It"
  Bob Seger - The Distance
  Rick Springfield - "Affair of the Heart"
 
Rock Female Vocalist
  Joan Armstrong - The Key
  Pat Benatar - "Love Is a Battlefield"
  Kim Carnes - Invisible Hands
  Stevie Nicks - Stand Back
  Bonnie Tyler - Faster Than the Speed of Night
 
Rock Vocal Group
  Big Country - "In a Big Country"
  Huey Lewis and the News - Heart and Soul
  The Police - Synchonicity
  The Talking Heads - "Burning Down the House"
  ZZ Top - Eliminator
 
Best Pop Instrumental Performance
  George Benson - "Being with You"
  Herb Alpert - "Blow You Own Horn"
  Larry Carlton - Friends
  Joe Jackson - "Breakdown"
  Helen St. John - "Love Theme from Flashdance"
 
Best Rock Instrumental Performance
  Sting - "Brimstone & Treacle"
  Allan Holdsworth - "Road Games"
  Rainbow - "Anybody There"
  Pete Townshend - "Unused Piano: Quadrophenia"
  Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - "Rude Mood"
 
Best Rhythm & Blues Song
  "Billie Jean" - Michael Jackson
  "Ain't Nobody" - Hawk Wolinski
  "Electric Avenue" - Eddy Grant
  "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)" - James Ingram, Quincy Jones
  "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" - Michael Jackson
 
Best Rhythm & Blues Vocal Performance - Male
  Michael Jackson - "Billie Jean"
  Marvin Gaye - Midnight Love
  James Ingram - "Party Animal"
  Jeffrey Osborne - Stay with Me Tonight
  Prince - "International Lover"
 
Best Rhythm & Blues Vocal Performance - Female
  Chaka Kahn - Chaka Khan
  Aretha Franklin - Get It Right
  Jennifer Holliday - Feel My Soul
  Patti LaBelle - "The Best Is Yet to Come"
  Stephanie Mills - Merciless
  Deniece Williams - I'm So Proud
 
Best Rhythm & Blues Vocal Performance - Duo or Group
  Rufus & Chaka Khan - "Ain't Nobody"
  DeBarge - In a Special Way
  Earth, Wind & Fire - "Fall in Love with Me"
  Shalamar - "Dead Giveaway"
  Weather Girls - "It's Raining Men"
 
Best Rhythm & Blues Instrumental Performance
  Herbie Hancock - "Rockit"
  James Brown - "Today"
  Gap Band - "Where Are We Going?"
  Quincy Jones, Jerry Hey - "Billie Jean"
  Kashif - "The Mood"
 
Best Jazz Fusion Performance - Vocal or Instrumental
  Pat Metheny Group - Travels
  Miles Davis - Star People
  Spyro Gyra - City Kids
  Weather Report - Procession
  Yellowjackets - Mirage a Trois
 
Best Jazz Vocal Performance - Male
  Mel Torme - Top Drawer
  Mose Allison - Lessons in Living
  Dave Fishberg - The Dave Fishberg Songbook, Vol. 2
  Jon Hendricks - Cloudburst
  Jimmy Witherspoon - Jimmy Witherspoon Sings the Blues with Panama Francis and the Savoy Sultans
 
Best Jazz Vocal Performance - Female
  Ella Fitzgerald - The Best Is Yet to Come
  Ernestine Anderson - Big City
  Betty Carter - Whatever Happened to Love?
  Sue Raney - Sue Raney Sings the Music of Johnny Mandel
  Sarah Vaughan - Crazy and Mixed Up
 
Best Jazz Vocal Performance - Duo or Group
  Manhattan Transfer - "Why Not!"
  Jackie Cain, Roy Kral - A Stephen Sondheim Collection
  L.A. Jazz Choir - Listen
  L.A. Voices - Supersax and L.A. Voices
  Rare Silk - New Weave
 
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance - Soloist
  Wynton Marsalis - Think of One
  Art Blakey - Keystone 3
  Chick Corea - Trio Music
  Sonny Stitt - The Last Stitt Sessions, Vol. I
  Phil Woods - At the Vanguard
 
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance - Group
  Phil Woods Quartet - At the Vanguard
  Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers - Keystone 3
  Herbie Hancock - Quartet
  Philly Joe Jones/Dameronia - To Tadd with Love
  Wynton Marsalis - Think of One
  Red Rodney, Ira Sullivan Quartet - Sprint
 
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance - Big Band
  Rob McConell & the Boss Brass - All in Good Time
  Count Basie Big Band - Farmer's Market Barbecue
  Louie Bellson Big Band - The London Gig
  Gil Evans - Priestess
  Bob Florence Limited Edition - Soaring
 
Best Country & Western Song
  "Strangers in My House" - Mike Reid
  "Baby I Lied" - Deborah Allen, Rory Bourke, Rafe Van Hoy
  "I.O.U." - Kerry Chater, Austin Roberts
  "Lady Down on Love" - Randy Owen
  "A Little Good News" - Tommy Rocco, Charlie Black, Rory Bourke
 
Best Country & Western Vocal Performance - Male
  Lee Greenwood - "I.O.U."
  Ray Charles - "Born to Love Me"
  Earl Thomas Conley - "Holding Her and Loving You"
  Vern Gosdin - "If You're Gonna Do Me Wrong (Do It Right)"
  Ronnie Milsap - "Stranger in My House"
  Kenny Rogers - "All My Life"
 
Best Country & Western Vocal Performance - Female
  Anne Murray - "A Little Good News"
  Deborah Allen - "Baby I Lied"
  Crystal Gayle - "Baby What About You"
  Emmylou Harris - Last Date
  Dolly Parton - Burlap and Satin
 
Best Country & Western Performance - Duo or Group with Vocal
  Alabama - The Closer You Get
  Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers Band - "Houston (Means I'm One Day Closer to You)"
  Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson - Pancho and Lefty
  Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings - Take It to the Limit
  Oak Ridge Boys - American Made
 
Best Country & Western Instrumental Performance
  New South (Ricky Skaggs, Jerry Douglas, Tony Rice, J.D. Crowe, Todd Philips) - "Fireball"
  Chet Atkins - "Tara Theme"
  Roy Clark - "Wildwood Flower"
  Albert Coleman's Atlanta Pops - "Classic Country I"
  Earl Scruggs - "Roller Coaster"
  Doc & Merle Watson - Doc and Merle Watson's Guitar Album
 
Best Gospel Performance - Male
  Russ Taff - Walls of Glass
  Dion - Chariots of Fire
  Dion - I Put Away My Idols
  Phil Driscoll - I Exalt Thee
  Michael W. Smith - Michael W. Smith Project
 
Best Gospel Performance - Female
  Amy Grant - "Ageless Medley"
  Cynthia Clawson - "Come Celebrate Jesus"
  Sandi Patti - "The Gift Goes On"
  Michele Pillar - Reign on Me
  Sheila Walsh - War of Love
 
Best Gospel Performance - Duo or Group
  Sandi Patti, Larnelle Harris - "More Than Wonderful"
  Gaither Vocal Band - "No Other Name but Jesus"
  Imperials - Side by Side
  Mylon LeFevre & Broken Heart - More
  Masters V - The Masters V featuring: Hovie Lister, J.D. Sumner, James Blackwood, Jake Hess, Shaun Neilsen
  White Heart - White Heart
 
Best Soul Gospel Performance - Male
  Al Green - I'll Rise Again
  Solomon Burke - "Precious Lord, Take My Hand"
  Morris Chapman - Longtime Friends
  Thomas A. Dorsey - "Take My Hand Precious Lord"
  Leon Patillo - "Cornerstone"
 
Best Soul Gospel Performance - Female
  Sandra Crouch - We Sing Praises
  Vanessa Bell Armstrong - Peace Be Still
  Shirley Caesar - Jesus, I Love Calling Your Name
  Tramaine Hawkins - Determined
  Candi Staton - Make Me an Instrument
  Albertina Walker - God Is Able to Carry You Through
 
Best Soul Gospel Performance - Duo or Group
  Bobby Jones & New Life with Barbara Mandrell - "I'm So Glad I'm Standing Here Today"
  Clark Sisters - Sincerely
  Sandra Crouch, Andrae Crouch - "Glad I Heard Your Voice"
  Jean Johnston, Sandra Crouch, Linda McCray, Andrae Crouch - "He's Worthy"
  Winans - Long Time Comin'
 
Best Inspirational Performance
  Donna Summer - "He's a Rebel"
  Linda Hopkins - "Precious Lord"
  Cristy Lane - "I've Come Back (To Say I Love You One More Time)"
  Leontyne Price - Noel! Noel!
  B.J. Thomas - Peace in the Valley
 
Best Traditional Blues Recording
  Blues 'n' Jazz - B.B. King
  Blues Train - Big Joe Turner & Roomful of Blues
  One More Mile - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
  San Francisco '83 - Albert King
  "Texas Flood" - Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
 
Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording
  I'm Here - Clifton Chenier & His Red Hot Louisiana Band
  The Grey Fox - Chieftains
  Raga Mishra Piloo - Ravi Shankar, Ali Akbar Khan
  Renaissance of the Celtic Harp - Alan Stivell
  Synchro System - King Sunny Ade
 
Best Latin Pop Performance
  Jose Feliciano - Me Enamore
  Placido Domingo - "Besame Mucho"
  Lana Hall - Lani
  Menudo - Una Aventura Llamada Menudo
  Jose Luis Rodriguez - Ven
 
Best Tropical Latin Performance
  Tito Puente & His Latin Ensemble - On Broadway
  Ray Barretto, Celia Cruz, Adalberto Santiago - Tremendo Trio
  Ruben Blades - El Que la Hace la Paga
  Willie Colon - Corazon Guerrero
  Mongo Santamaria - Mongo Magic
 
Best Mexican-American Performance
  Los Lobos - "Anselma"
  Los Bukis - Yo Te Necesito
  Chelo - "A Cambio de Que"
  Vicente Fernandez - La Diferencia
  Juan Gabriel - Todo
 
Best Instrumental Performance
  "Love Theme from Flashdance" - Giorgio Moroder
  "An Actor's Life" - Dave Grusin
  "Dream Hunter" - Michael Sembello
  "Rockit" - Herbie Hancock, B. Laswell
  "The Thorn Birds Theme" - Henry Mancini
 
Best Instrumental Arrangement
  Dave Grusin - "Summer Sketches '82" (Dave Grusin & the N.Y./L.A. Dream Band)
  Toshiko Akiyoshi - "Remembering Bud" (Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big Band)
  Bob Florence - "Afternoon of a Prawn" (Bob Florence)
  Rob McConnell - "I Got Rhythm" (Rob McConnell & the Boss Brass)
  Patrick Williams - "Too Hip for the Room" (Patrick Williams)
 
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s)
  Nelson Riddle - "What's New" (Linda Ronstadt)
  David Foster, Jay Graydon, Jeremy Lubbock - "Mornin') (Al Jarreau)
  Jerry Hey, Al Jarreau, Tom Canning, Jay Graydon - "Step by Step" (Al Jarreau)
  Arif Mardin - "Be Bop Medley" (Chaka Khan)
  Lionel Richie, James Anthony - "All Night Long (All Night)" (Lionel Richie)
 
Best Vocal Arrangement for Two or More Voices
  Arif Mardin, Chaka Khan - "Be Bop Medley" (Chaka Khan)
  Todd Buffa - "Red Clay" (Rare Silk)
  Jeremy Lubbock - "The Night That Monk Returned to Heaven" (Manhattan Transfer)
  Alan Paul - "Code of Ethics" (Manhattan Transfer)
  Janis Siegel - "Down South Camp Meetin'" (Manhattan Transfer)
 
Best Cast Show Album
  Cats (Complete Original Broadway Cast Recording) - Andrew Lloyd Webber, composer; Trevor Nunn, Richard Stilgoe, lyricists
  La Cage aux Folles - Jerry Herman, composer and lyricist
  Little Shop of Horrors - Alan Menken, composer; Howard Ashman, lyricist
  On Your Toes - Richard Rodgers, composer; Lorenz Hart, lyricist
  Zorba - John Kander, composer; Fred Ebb, lyricist
 
Best Album of Original Score written for a Motion Picture or Television Special
  Flashdance - Giorgio Moroder, Keith Forsey, Irene Cara, Shandi Sinnamon, Ronald Magness, Douglas Cotler, Richard Gilbert, Michael Boddicker, Jerry Hey, Phil Ramone, Michael Sembello, Kim Carnes, Duane Hitchings, Craig Krampf, Dennis Matkosky
  Gandhi - Ravi Shankar, George Fenton
  Star Wars: Return of the Jedi - John Williams
  Stayin' Alive - Frank Stallone, Bruce Stephen Foster, R. Freeland, V. DiCola, T. Marolda, Joe Bean Esposito, Randy Bishop, Tommy Faragher, Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Robin Gibb
  Tootsie - Dave Grusin
 
Best Classical Album
  Mahler: Symphony No. 9 in D Major - Georg Solti conducting the Chicago Symphony
  Haydn: Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra in E Flat Major; Mozart: Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra in D Major; Hummel: Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra in E Flat Major - Raymond Leppard conducting the National Philharmonic Orchestra (solos: Wynton Marsalis)
  Leontyne Price and Marilyn Horne in Concert at the Met - James Levine conducting the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra (solos: Leontyne Price, Marilyn Horne)
  Verdi: Falstaff - Carlo Maria Giulini conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Los Angeles Master Chorale (solos: Renato Bruson, Katia Ricciarelli, Leo Nucci, Barbara Hendricks, Lucia Valentini Terrani, Dalmacio Gonzalez, Brenda Boozer)
  Vivaldi: The Four Seasons and Concerto for 4 Violins, Op. 3, No. 10; Bach: Double Concerto, BWV 1043; Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante, K. 364 - Zubin Mehta conducting the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (solos: Itzhak Perlman, Isaac Stern, Shlomo Mintz, Pinchas Zukerman, Ivry Gitlis, Ida Haendel)
 
Best Classical Orchestral Recording
  Mahler: Symphony No. 9 in D Major - Georg Solti conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67 - Carlo Maria Giulini conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
  Bernstein: West Side Story Symphonic Dances with Candide Overture; Barber: Adagio for Strings; W. Schuman: American Festival Overture - Leonard Bernstein conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
  Del Tredici: In Memory of a Summer Day (Child Alice, Part One) - Leonard Slatkin conducting the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
  Mozart: The Symphonies, Vol 6 - Christopher Hogwood conducting the Academy of Ancient Music (solo: Jaap Schroder)
 
Best Chamber Music Performance
  Mstislav Rostropovich, Rudolf Serkin - Brahms: Sonata for Cello and Piano in E Minor, Op. 38, and Sonata in F Major, Op. 99
  The Philip Glass Ensemble (Michael Riesman, conductor) - Glass: The Photographer
  Nancy Allen and the Tokyo String Quarter with Ransom Wilson and David Shifrin - Ravel: Introduction and Allegro
  Juillard String Quartet - Bartok: The String Quartets (6)
  La Salle Quartet - Zemlinksy: The String Quartets
  Itzhak Perlman, Lynn Harrell, Vladimir Ashkenazy - Beethoven: Trio No. 6 in B Flat, Op. 97 ("Archduke")
 
Best Classical Performance - Instrumental Soloist(s) with Orchestra
  Wynton Marsalis (Leppard conducting the National Philharmonic Orchestra) - Haydn: Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra in E Flat Major; L. Mozart: Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra in D Major; Hummel: Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra in E Flat Major
  Leonard Bernstein (Bernstein conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra) - Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
  Itzhak Perlman (Levine conducting the Vienna Philharmonic) - Mozart: Concertos for Violin and Orchestra No. 3 in G Major, K. 216, No. 5 in A Major, K. 219
  Rudolf Serkin (Ozawa conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra) - Beethoven: Concerto for Piano No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37
  Simon Standage (Pinnock directing the English Concert) - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
  Isaac Stern, Pinchas Zukerman, Itzhak Perlman, Shlomo Mintz, Ivry Gitlis, Ida Haendel (Mehta conducting the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra) - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons and Concerto for 4 Violins, Op. 3, No. 10
  Richard Stoltzman (Schneider conducting the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra) - Weber: Concerto for Clarinet No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 73; Rossini: Theme and Variations for Clarinet and Orchestra; Mozart: Andante in C, K. 315
 
Best Classical Performance - Instrumental Soloist(s) without Orchestra
  Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Sonatas No. 12 in A Flat Major, Op. 26, and No. 13 in E Flat Major, Op. 27, No. 1
  Emil Gilels - Beethoven: Sonatas for Piano No. 15 in D Major, Op. 28 ("Pastoral"), and No. 3 in C Major, Op. 2, No. 3
  Vladimir Horowtiz - Horowitz in London
  Shlomo Mintz - Paganini: Caprices (24)
  Ivo Pogorelich - Ravel: Gaspard de la Nuit; Prokofiev: Sonata for Piano No. 6 in A Major, Op. 82
 
Best Opera Recording
  Verdi: La Traviata (Original Soundtrack) - James Levine conducting the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus (solos: Teresa Stratas, Placido Domingo, Cornell MacNeil)
  Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro - Georg Solti conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra (solos: Kiri Te Kanawa, Lucia Popp, Samuel Ramey, Thomas Allen, Kurt Moll, Frederica von Stade)
  Verdi: Aida - Claudio Abbado conducting the La Scala Opera Orchestra and Chorus (solos: Katia Ricciarelli, Placido Domingo, Elena Obraztsova, Leo Nucci, Nicholai Ghiaurov, Ruggero Raimondi)
  Verdi: Falstaff - Carlo Maria Giulini conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Los Angeles Master Chorale (solos: Renato Bruson, Leo Nucci, Katia Ricciarelli, Barbara Hendricks, Lucia Valentini Terrani)
  Wagner: Tristan und Isolde - Leonard Bernstein conducting the Chorus and Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio Symphony (solos: Peter Hoffman, Hildegard Behrens, Yvonne Minton)
  Wagner: Tristan und Isolde - Carlos Kleiber conducting the Dresden State Orchestra and Leipzig Radio Chorus (solos: Rene Kollo, Margaret Price, Brigitte Fassbaender)
 
Best Choral Performance
  Margaret Hillis, choral director, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chorus; Georg Solti conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Hadyn: The Creation
  Gunter Jena, choral conductor, North German Radio Chorus, Hamburg - The Brahms Edition: Choral Works a Capella (Complete)
  Herbert von Karajan conducting the Vienna Singverein and Vienna Philharmonic - Haydn: The Creation
  Raymond Leppard conducting the NDR Choir and Knabenchor Hannover; NDR Symphony Orchestra - Bach: St. Matthew Passion
  Trevor Pinnock conducting the Choir of Westminster Abbey and English Concert - Handel: Coronation Anthems
 
Best Classical Performance - Vocal Soloist
  Leontyne Price, Marilyn Horne (Levine conducting the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra) - Leontyne Price and Marilyn Horne in Concert at the Met
  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Daniel Barenboim, accompanist) - The Brahms Edition: Lieder (Complete)
  Kiri Te Kanawa (Davis conducting the London Symphony Orchestra) - Mozart Opera Arias
  Jessye Norman (Daniel Barenboim, accompanist) - The Brahms Edition: Lieder
  Frederica von Stade (Jean-Philippe Collard, accompanist) - Faure: 18 Songs
 
Best Engineered Recording - Classical
  James Lock - Mahler: Symphony No. 9 in D Major (Georg Solti conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra)
  Marc J. Aubort - Del Tredici: In Memory of a Summer Day (Child Alice, Part One) (Leonard Slatkin conducting the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra (solo: Phyllis Bryn-Julson)
  Paul Goodman, William King - Leontyne Price and Marilyn Horne in Concert at the Met (James Levine conducting the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra (solos: Leontyne Price, Marilyn Horne)
  Gunter Hermanns - R. Strauss: Metamorphoses; Death and Transfiguration (Herbert von Karajan conducting the Berlin Philharmonic)
  James Lock, John Dunkerley - Haydn: The Creation (Georg Solti conducting the Chicgao Symphony Orchestra; Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Margaret Hillis, choral director)
  Klaus Scheibe - Verdi: Falstaff (Carlo Maria Giulini conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Los Angeles Master Chorale (solos: Renato Bruson, Leo Nucci, Katia Ricciarelli, Barbara Hendricks, Lucia Valentini Terrani, Dalmacio Gonzalez, Brenda Boozer)
 
Classical Producer of the Year
  Marc J. Aubort, Joanna Nickrenz
  Andrew Cornall
  Steven Epstein
  Steven Paul
  Jay David Saks
 
Best Comedy Recording
  Eddie Murphy: Comedian - Eddie Murphy
  Bill Cosby Himself - Bill Cosby
  Monty Python's the Meaning of Life - Monty Python
  Throbbing Python of Love - Robin Williams
  What Becomes a Semi-Legend Most? - Joan Rivers
 
Best Spoken Word or Nonmusical Recording
  Copland: Lincoln Portrait - William Warfield
  Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Home Computers - Steve Allen, Jayne Meadows
  Jane Fonda's Workout Record for Pregancy, Birth and Recovery - Jane Fonda, Femmy De Lyser
  Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats - John Gielgud, Irene Worth
  The Robots of Dawn - Isaac Asimov
 
Best Recording for Children
  E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial - Michael Jackson, narration and vocals
  Born to Add - Sesame Street Muppets
  "Born to Add" - Bruce Stringbean & the Sesame Street Band
  The Music Machine Part II - Candle
  Rocky Mountain Holiday - John Denver, Muppets
 
Best Engineered Recording
  Bruce Swedien - Thriller (Michael Jackson)
  Tommy Vicari, Thom Wilson, James Gallagher, Peter Chaiken - Bossa Nova Hotel (Michael Sembello)
  Jay Graydon, Ian Eales, Eric Prestis - Jarreau (Al Jarreau)
  Gary Loizzo, Will Rascati, Rob Kingsland - Kilroy Was Here (Styx)
  Allan Sides - Target (Tom Scott)
 
Best Album Package
  Robert Rauschenberg - Speaking in Tongues (Talking Heads)
  Bob Defrin, Lynn Dreese Breslin - Records (Foreigner)
  Bill Levy, Murray Whiteman - One Night with a Stranger (Martin Briley)
  Michael Ross - The Key (Joan Armatrading)
  Richard Seireeni - Nothing but the Truth (Mac McAnally)
 
Best Album Notes
  Orrin Keepnews - The "Interplay" Sessions (Bill Evans)
  Lester Bangs - The Fugs Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 (Fugs)
  Peter Guralnick - The Okeh Sessions (Big Maybelle)
  Richard B. Hadlock - Giants of Jazz/Joe Sullivan (Joe Sullivan)
  John McDonough - Seven Come Eleven (Benny Goodman)
 
Best Historical Album
  The Greatest Recordings of Arturo Toscanini Symphonies, Vol. 1 - Arturo Toscanini
  Back in the Saddle Again: American Cowboy Songs - various Country & Western artists. Charles Seemann, producer
  The Complete Blue Note Recordings of Thelonious Monk - Thelonious Monk
  Kings of New Orleans Jazz - various artists
  The Motown Story: The First 25 Years - various artists
 
Producer of the Year
  Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson
  James Anthony Carmichael, Lionel Richie
  Jay Graydon
  Quincy Jones
  Phil Ramone
 
Best Video - Short Form
  Girls on Film/Hungry Like the Wolf - Duran Duran
  Bill Wyman - Bill Wyman
  A Flock of Seagulls - A Flock of Seagulls
  Rod Stewart: Tonight He's Yours - Rod Stewart
  Videosyncracy - Todd Rundgren
 
Best Video Album
  Duran Duran - Duran Duran
  Alice Cooper  "The Nightmare" - Alice Cooper
  Grace Jones: A One Man Show - Grace Jones
  Olivia in Concert - Olivia Newton-Jones
  Rolling Stones: Let's Spend the Night Together - Rolling Stones
  Word of Mouth - Toni Basil
 
Hall of Fame
  "Ain't Misbehavin' " - Thomas "Fats" Waller (1929)
  "Four Brothers" - Woody Herman & His Orchestra (1948)
  In the Wee Small Hours - Frank Sinatra (1955)
  "September Song" - Walter Huston (1938)
  Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasilerias No. 5 - Aria - Bidu Sayao with Heitor Villa-Lobos conducting Cello Ensemble (1945)
 
Trustees Award
  Bela Bartok
 
 



 

MUSICAL NOTES

Album of the Year: Thriller by Michael Jackson

What: 23rd Annual Grammy Awards

Date: February 28, 1984

Where: Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles

Network: CBS


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