1978 Grammy Awards

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff
Record of the Year“Just the Way You Are,” Billy Joel
Album of the YearSaturday Night Fever, Bee Gees, David Shire, Yvonne Elliman, Tevares, Kool and the Gang, K.C. and the Sunshine Band, MFSB, Trammps, Walter Murphy and Ralph MacDonald (RSO)
Song of the Year“Just the Way You Are,” Billy Joel, songwriter
Best New Artist of the YearA Taste of Honey
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male“Copacabana” (At the Copa), Barry Manilow
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female“You Needed Me,” Anne Murray
Best Pop Vocal Performance By a Duo, Group or ChorusSaturday Night Fever, Bee Gees
Best Pop Instrumental PerformanceChildren of Sanchez, Chuck Mangione Group
Best Rhythm and Blues Song“Last Dance,” Paul Jabara, songwriter
Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, Male“On Broadway,” George Benson
Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, Female“Last Dance,” Donna Summer
Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance By a Duo, Group or ChorusAll'n All, Earth, Wind and Fire
Best Rhythm and Blues Instrumental Performance“Runnin',” Earth, Wind and Fire
Best Jazz Vocal PerformanceAll Fly Home, Al Jarreau
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, SoloistMontreux '77 Oscar Peterson Jam, Oscar Peterson
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, GroupFriends, Chick Corea
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Big BandLive in Munich, Thad Jones and Mel Lewis
Best Country Song“The Gambler,” Don Schlitz, songwriter
Best Country Vocal Performance, Male“Georgia on My Mind,” Willie Nelson
Best Country Vocal Performance, FemaleHere You Come Again, Dolly Parton
Best Country Vocal Performance By a Duo or Group“Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys,” Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson
Best Country Instrumental Performance“One O'Clock Jump,” Asleep at the Wheel
Best Gospel Performance, Contemporary or Inspirational“What a Friend,” Larry Hart
Best Gospel Performance, TraditionalRefreshing, Happy Goodman Family
Best Soul Gospel Performance, ContemporaryLive in London, Andrae Crouch and the Disciples
Best Soul Gospel Performance, TraditionalLive and Direct, Mighty Clouds of Joy
Best Latin RecordingHomenaje a Beny Moré, Tito Puente (Tico)
Best Inspirational PerformanceHappy Man, B.J. Thomas
Best Ethnic or Traditional RecordingI'm Ready, Muddy Waters (Blue Sky)
Best Instrumental Arrangement“Main Title” (Overture Part One, The Wiz Original Soundtrack), Quincy Jones and Robert Freedman, arrangers
Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)“Got to Get You Into My Life,” Maurice White, arranger
Best Arrangement for Voices“Stayin' Alive,” Bee Gees, arrangers
Best Instrumental Composition“Theme From Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” John Williams, composer
Best Cast Show AlbumAin't Misbehavin', Thomas “Fats” Waller and others, composers (RCA Red Seal)
Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television SpecialClose Encounters of the Third Kind, John Williams, composer (Arista)
Album of the Year, ClassicalBrahms, Concerto for Violin in D Major, Itzhak Perlman; Carlo Maria Giulini conducting Chicago Symphony (Angel)
Best Classical Orchestral PerformanceBeethoven, Symphonies (Complete), Herbert von Karajan conducting Berlin Philharmonic
Best Chamber Music PerformanceBeethoven, Sonatas for Violin and Piano (Complete), Itzhak Perlman and Vladimir Ashkenazy

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Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist(s) (With Orchestra)
Rachmaninoff, Concerto No. 3 in D Minor for Piano (Horowitz Golden Jubilee), Vladimir Horowitz; Eugene Ormandy conducting Philadelphia Orchestra
Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist(s) (Without Orchestra)The Horowitz Concerts 1977/78, Vladimir Horowitz
Best Opera RecordingLehar, The Merry Widow, Julius Rudel conducting New York City Opera Orchestra and Chorus; solos: Sills and Titus (Angel)
Best Choral Performance, Classical (Other Than Opera)Beethoven, Missa Solemnis, Sir Georg Solti, conductor and Margaret Hillis, choral director, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Best Classical Vocal Soloist PerformanceLuciano Pavarotti—Hits From Lincoln Center, Luciano Pavarotti
Best Comedy RecordingA Wild and Crazy Guy, Steve Martin (Warner Bros.)
Best Spoken Word RecordingCitizen Kane (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Orson Welles (Mark 56)
Best Recording for ChildrenThe Muppet Show, Jim Henson (Arista)
Best Album PackageBoys in the Trees, Johnny Lee and Tony Lane, art directors (Elektra)
Best Album NotesA Bing Crosby Collection, vols. I and II, Michael Brooks, annotator (Columbia)
Best Historical Repackage AlbumLester Young Story Vol. 3 (Columbia)
Best Producers of the YearBee Gees, Albhy Galuten and Karl Richardson
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