1984 Grammy Award Winners

1984 Grammy Award Winners
Winners Announced: February 28, 1984
Held at: Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
Host: John Denver
Eligibility Year: October 1, 1982 – September 30, 1983

1984 Grammy Winners
Record of the Year:
Beat It – Michael Jackson
Album of the Year:
Thriller, Michael Jackson (Epic/CBS)

Song of the Year:
Every Breath You Take – Sting, songwriter

Best New Artist:
Culture Club

Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male:
Thriller, Michael Jackson

Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female:
Flashdance: What a Feeling – Irene Cara

Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal:
Every Breath You Take – Police

Best Pop Instrumental Performance:
Being With You – George Benson

Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male:
Beat It – Michael Jackson

Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female:
Love Is a Battlefield – Pat Benatar

Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal:
Synchronicity, Police

Best New Rhythm and Blues Song:
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson, songwriter

Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, Male:
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson

Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, Female:
Chaka Khan, Chaka Khan

Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal:
Ain’t Nobody – Rufus and Chaka Khan

Best Rhythm and Blues Instrumental Performance:
Rockit – Herbie Hancock

Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male:
Top Drawer, Mel Tormé

Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female:
The Best Is Yet to Come, Ella Fitzgerald

Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Duo or Group:
Why Not! – Manhattan Transfer

Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Soloist:
Think of One, Wynton Marsalis

Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Group:
At the Vanguard, Phil Woods Quartet

Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Big Band:
All in Good Time, Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass

Best Jazz Fusion Performance, Vocal or Instrumental:
Travels, Pat Metheny Group

Best New Country Song:
Stranger in My House – Mike Reid, songwriter

Best Country Vocal Performance, Male:
I.O.U. – Lee Greenwood

Best Country Vocal Performance, Female:
A Little Good News – Anne Murray

Best Country Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal:
The Closer You Get, Alabama

Best Country Instrumental Performance:
Fireball – New South (Ricky Skaggs, Jerry Douglas, Tony Rice, J.D. Crowe and Todd Phillips)

Best Gospel Performance, Male:
Walls of Glass, Russ Taff

Best Gospel Performance, Female:
Ageless Medley – Amy Grant

Best Gospel Performance By a Duo or Group:
More Than Wonderful – Sandi Patti and Larnelle Harris

Best Soul Gospel Performance, Male:
I’ll Rise Again, Al Green

Best Soul Gospel Performance, Female:
We Sing Praises, Sandra Crouch

Best Soul Gospel Performance By a Duo or Group:
I’m So Glad I’m Standing Here Today – Bobby Jones with Barbara Mandrell

Best Latin Pop Performance:
Me Enamore, José Feliciano

Best Tropical Latin Performance:
On Broadway, Tito Puente and His Latin Ensemble

Best Inspirational Performance:
He’s a Rebel – Donna Summer

Best Traditional Blues Recording:
Blues ‘n Jazz, B.B. King (MCA)

Best Mexican-American Performance:
Anselma – Los Lobos

Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording:
I’m Here, Clifton Chenier and His Red Hot Louisiana Band (Alligator)

Best Arrangement on an Instrumental:
Summer Sketches ’82 – Dave Grusin, arranger

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s):
What’s New – Nelson Riddle, arranger

Best Vocal Arrangement for Two or More Voices:
Be Bop Medley – Arif Mardin and Chaka Khan, arrangers

Best Instrumental Composition:
Love Theme From Flashdance – Giorgio Moroder, composer

Best Cast Show Album:
Cats (Complete Original Broadway Cast Recording), Andrew Lloyd Webber, producer (Geffen/Warner Bros.)

Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a 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 and Dennis Matkosky, songwriters (Casablanca/Polygram)

Best Classical Album:
Mahler, Symphony No. 9 in D Major, Sir Georg Solti conducting Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus (London)

Best Classical Orchestral Recording:
Mahler, Symphony No. 9 in D Major, Sir Georg Solti conducting Chicago Symphony Orchestra (London)

Best Chamber Music Performance:
Brahms, Sonata for Cello and Piano in E Minor, Op. 38 and Sonata in F Major, Op. 99, Mstislav Rostropovich and Rudolf Serkin

Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist(s) (With 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, Wynton Marsalis; Raymond Leppard conducting National Philharmonic Orchestra

Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist(s) (Without Orchestra):
Beethoven, Sonata for Piano No. 12 in A-Flat Major, Op. 26 and No. 13 in E-Flat Major, Op. 27, No. 1, Glenn Gould

Best Opera Recording (tie):
Mozart, Le Nozzi de Figaro, Sir Georg Solti conducting London Philharmonic; solos: Kanawa, Popp, Ramey, Allen, Moll and von Stade (London)
Verdi, La Traviata (Original Soundtrack), James Levine conducting The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus; solos: Stratas, Domingo and MacNeil (Elektra)

Best Choral Performance (Other Than Opera):
Haydn, The Creation, Sir Georg Solti conducting Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Margaret Hillis, choral director, Chicago Symphony Chorus

Best Classical Vocal Soloist Performance:
Leontyne Price and Marilyn Horne in Concert at The Met, Leontyne Price and Marilyn Horne; James Levine conducting The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Best Comedy Recording:
Eddie Murphy, Comedian, Eddie Murphy (The Entertainment Co./Columbia)

Best Spoken Word or Non-Musical Recording:
Copland, A Lincoln Portrait, William Warfield (Mercury/Philips)

Best Recording for Children:
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Michael Jackson, narration and vocals (MCA)

Best Album Package:
Speaking in Tongues, Robert Rauschenberg, art director (Sire/Warner Bros.)

Best Album Notes:
The Interplay Sessions, Orrin Keepnews, annotator (Milestone)

Best Historical Album:
The Greatest Recordings of Arturo Toscanini Symphonies Vol. I, Arturo Toscanini (Franklin Mint)

Best Video, Short Form:
Girls on Film/Hungry Like the Wolf – Duran Duran

Producers of the Year (Non-Classical):
Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson

Classical Producers of the Year:
Marc J. Aubort and Joanna Nickrenz

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