1980 Grammy Award Winners

1980 Grammy Awards Winners
Winners Announced: February 27, 1980
Held at: Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California
Host: Kenny Rogers
Eligibility Year: October 1, 1978 – September 30, 1979

1980 Grammy Winners
Record of the Year:
What a Fool Believes – Doobie Brothers
Album of the Year:
52nd Street, Billy Joel (Columbia)

Song of the Year:
What a Fool Believes – Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald, songwriters

Best New Artist:
Rickie Lee Jones

Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male:
52nd Street, Billy Joel

Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female:
I’ll Never Love This Way Again – Dionne Warwick

Best Pop Vocal Performance By a Duo, Group or Chorus:
Minute by Minute, Doobie Brothers

Best Pop Instrumental Performance:
Rise – Herb Alpert

Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male:
Gotta Serve Somebody – Bob Dylan

Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female:
Hot Stuff – Donna Summer

Best Rock Vocal Performance By a Duo or Group:
Heartache Tonight – Eagles

Best Rock Instrumental Performance:
Rockestra Theme – Wings

Best Rhythm and Blues Song:
After the Love Has Gone – David Foster, Jay Graydon and Bill Champlin, songwriters

Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, Male:
Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson

Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, Female:
Deja Vu – Dionne Warwick

Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance By a Duo, Group or Chorus:
After the Love Has Gone – Earth, Wind and Fire

Best Rhythm and Blues Instrumental Performance:
Boogie Wonderland – Earth, Wind and Fire

Best Disco Recording:
I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor (Polydor)

Best Jazz Vocal Performance:
Fine and Mellow, Ella Fitzgerald

Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Soloist:
Jousts, Oscar Peterson

Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Group:
Duet, Gary Burton and Chick Corea

Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Big Band:
At Fargo, 1940 Live, Duke Ellington

Best Jazz Fusion Performance, Vocal or Instrumental:
8:30, Weather Report

Best Country Song:
You Decorated My Life – Debbie Hupp and Bob Morrison, songwriters

Best Country Vocal Performance, Male:
The Gambler – Kenny Rogers

Best Country Vocal Performance, Female:
Blue Kentucky Girl, Emmylou Harris

Best Country Vocal Performance By a Duo or Group:
The Devil Went Down to Georgia – Charlie Daniels Band

Best Country Instrumental Performance:
Big Sandy/Leather Britches – Doc and Merle Watson

Best Gospel Performance, Contemporary or Inspirational:
Heed the Call, Imperials

Best Gospel Performance, Traditional:
Lift Up the Name of Jesus, Blackwood Brothers

Best Soul Gospel Performance, Contemporary:
I’ll Be Thinking of You, Andrae Crouch

Best Soul Gospel Performance, Traditional:
Changing Times, Mighty Clouds of Joy

Best Latin Recording:
Irakere, Irakere (Columbia)

Best Inspirational Performance:
You Gave Me Love (When Nobody Gave Me a Prayer), B.J. Thomas

Best Ethnic or Traditional Recording:
Muddy Mississippi Waters Live, Muddy Waters (Sky/CBS)

Best Instrumental Arrangement:
Soulful Strut – Claus Ogerman, arranger

Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s):
What a Fool Believes – Michael McDonald, arranger

Best Instrumental Composition:
Main Title Theme From Superman – John Williams, composer

Best Cast Show Album:
Sweeney Todd, Stephen Sondheim, composer and Iyricist (RCA)

Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special:
Superman, John Williams, composer (Warner Bros.)

Best Classical Album:
Brahms, Symphonies Complete, Sir Georg Solti conducting Chicago Symphony Orchestra (London)

Best Classical Orchestral Recording:
Brahms, Symphonies Complete, Sir Georg Solti conducting Chicago Symphony Orchestra (London)

Best Chamber Music Performance:
Copland, Appalachian Spring, Dennis Russell Davies conducting St. Paul Chamber Orchestra

Best Classical Performance, Instrumental:
Soloist(s) (With Orchestra) Bartók, Concertos for Piano nos. 1 and 2, Maurizio Pollini; Abbado conducting Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist(s) (Without Orchestra):
The Horowitz Concerts 1978/79, Vladimir Horowitz

Best Opera Recording:
Britten, Peter Grimes, Colin Davis conducting Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; solos: Vickers, Harper and Summers (Philips)

Best Choral Performance, Classical (Other Than Opera):
Brahms, A German Requiem, Sir Georg Solti, conductor and Margaret Hillis, choral director, Chicago Symphony Chorus and Orchestra

Best Classical Vocal Soloist Performance:
O Sole Mio, Luciano Pavarotti

Best Comedy Recording:
Reality… What a Concept, Robin Williams (Casablanca)

Best Spoken Word, Documentary or Drama Recording:
Ages of Man (Readings From Shakespeare), Sir John Gielgud (Caedmon)

Best Recording for Children:
The Muppet Movie, Jim Henson, creator (Atlantic)

Best Album Package:
Breakfast in America, Mike Doud and Mick Haggerty, art directors (A&M)

Best Album Notes:
Charlie Parker: The Complete Savoy Sessions, Bob Porter and James Patrick, annotators (Savoy)

Best Historical Reissue:
Billie Holiday (Giants of Jazz) (Time Life)

Producer of the Year (Non-Classical):
Larry Butler

Classical Producer of the Year:
James Mallinson