Grammy Awards,
Grammys Music

1981 Grammy Awards

Record of the Year "Bette Davis Eyes", Kim Carnes
Album of the Year
Yoko Ono and John Lennon
Double Fantasy, John Lennon and Yoko Ono (Warner Bros/Geffen)
Song of the Year "Bette Davis Eyes", Donna Weiss and Jackie DeShannon, songwriters
Best New Artist Sheena Easton
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male Breakin Away, Al Jarreau
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music Live On Broadway, Lena Horne
Best Pop Vocal Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal "Boy From New York City", Manhattan Transfer
Best Pop Instrumental Performance "The Theme From Hill Street Blues", Mike Post featuring Larry Carlton
Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male "Jessie's Girl", Rick Springfield
Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female "Fire and Ice", Pat Benatar
Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal "Don't Stand So Close to Me", Police
Best Rock Instrumental Performance "Behind My Camel", Police
Best Rhythm and Blues Song "Just the Two of Us", Bill Withers, William Salter and Ralph MacDonald, songwriters
Best Rhythm and Blues Performance, Male "One Hundred Ways", James Ingram
Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, Female "Hold On I'm Comin'", Aretha Franklin
Best Rhythm and Blues Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal The Dude, Quincy Jones
Best Rhythm and Blues Instrumental Performance "All I Need Is You", David Sanborn
Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male "Blue Rondo a la Turk", Al Jarreau
Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female Digital III at Montreux, Ella Fitzgerald
Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Duo or Group "Until I Met You” (Corner Pocket), Manhattan Transfer
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Soloist Bye Bye Blackbird, John Coltrane
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Group Chick Corea and Gary Burton in Concert, Zurich, October 28, 1979, Chick Corea and Gary Burton
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Big Band Walk on the Water, Gerry Mulligan and His Orchestra
Best Jazz Fusion Performance, Vocal or Instrumental Winelight, Grover Washington, Jr.
Best Country Song "9 to 5", Dolly Parton, songwriter
Best Country Vocal Performance, Male (There's) "No Gettin' Over Me", Ronnie Milsap
Best Country Vocal Performance, Female "9 to 5", Dolly Parton
Best Country Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal "Elvira", Oak Ridge Boys
Best Country Instrumental Performance Country, After All These Years, Chet Atkins
Best Gospel Performance, Contemporary or Inspirational Priority, Imperials
Best Gospel Performance, Traditional The Masters V, J.D. Sumner, James Blackwood, Hovie Lister, Rosie Rozell and Jake Hess
Best Soul Gospel Performance, Contemporary Don't Give Up, Andrae Crouch
Best Soul Gospel Performance, Traditional The Lord Will Make a Way, Al Green
Best Latin Recording "Guajira Pa la Jeva", Clare Fischer (Pausa)
Best Inspirational Performance Amazing Grace, B.J. Thomas
Best Ethnic or Traditional Recording There Must Be a Better World Somewhere, B.B. King (MCA)
Best Arrangement of an Instrumental Recording "Velas", Quincy Jones and Johnny Mandel, arrangers
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s) "Ai No Corrida", Quincy Jones and Jerry Hey, arrangers
Best Vocal Arrangement for Two or More Voices "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square", Gene Puerling, arranger
Best Instrumental Composition "The Theme From Hill Street Blues", Mike Post, composer
Best Cast Show Album Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music Live on Broadway, various composers and lyricists (Qwest/Warner Bros.)
Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special Raiders of the Lost Ark, John Williams, composer (Columbia/CBS)
Best Classical Album Mahler, Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, Sir Georg Solti conducting Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus (London)
Best Classical Orchestral Recording Mahler, Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, Sir Georg Solti conducting Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus (London)
Best Chamber Music Performance Tchaikovsky, Piano Trio in A Minor, Itzhak Perlman, Lynn Harrell and Vladimir Ashkenazy
Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist(s) (With Orchestra) Isaac Stern 60th Anniversary Celebration, Isaac Stern, Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman; Zubin Mehta conducting New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist(s) (Without Orchestra) The Horowitz Concerts 1979/80, Vladimir Horowitz
Best Opera Recording Janácek, From the House of the Dead, Sir Charles Mackerras conducting Vienna Philharmonic; solos: Zahradnicek, Zitek and Zidek (London)
Best Choral Performance (Other Than Opera) Haydn, The Creation, Neville Marriner conducting Chorus of Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Best Classical Vocal Soloist Performance Live From Lincoln Center, Sutherland-Horne-Pavarotti, Joan Sutherland, Marilyn Horne and Luciano Pavarotti
Best Comedy Recording Rev. Du Rite, Richard Pryor (Laff)
Best Spoken Word, Documentary or Drama Recording Donovan's Brain, Orson Welles (Radiola)
Best Recording for Children Sesame Country, Muppets, Glen Campbell, Crystal Gayle, Loretta Lynn, Tanya Tucker; Jim Henson (Sesame Street)
Best Album Package Tatoo You, Peter Corriston, art director (Rolling Stones/Atlantic)
Best Album Notes Erroll Garner, Master of the Keyboard, Dan Morgenstern, annotator (Book-of-the-Month Records)
Best Historical Album Hoagy Carmichael: From "Star Dust” to "Ole Buttermilk Sky” (Book-of-the-Month Records)
Video of the Year "Michael Nesmith in Elephant Parts", Michael Nesmith
Producer of the Year (Non-Classical) Quincy Jones
Classical Producer of the Year James Mallinson


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