1980 Grammy Awards

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff
Record of the Year“Sailing,” Christopher Cross
Album of the YearChristopher Cross, Christopher Cross (Warner Bros.)
Song of the Year“Sailing,” Christopher Cross, songwriter
Best New ArtistChristopher Cross
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male“This Is It,” Kenny Loggins
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female“The Rose,” Bette Midler
Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal“Guilty,” Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb
Best Pop Instrumental PerformanceOne on One, Bob James and Earl Klugh
Best Rock Vocal Performance, MaleGlass Houses, Billy Joel
Best Rock Vocal Performance, FemaleCrimes of Passion, Pat Benatar
Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group With VocalAgainst the Wind, Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band
Best Rock Instrumental Performance“Reggatta de Blanc,” Police
Best Rhythm and Blues Song“Never Knew Love Like This Before,” Reggie Lucas and James Mtume, songwriters
Best Rhythm and Blues Performance, MaleGive Me the Night, George Benson
Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, Female“Never Knew Love Like This Before,” Stephanie Mills
Best Rhythm and Blues Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal“Shining Star,” Manhattans
Best Rhythm and Blues Instrumental Performance“Off Broadway,” George Benson
Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male“Moody's Mood,” George Benson
Best Jazz Vocal Performance, FemaleA Perfect Match/Ella and Basie, Ella Fitzgerald
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, SoloistI Will Say Goodbye, Bill Evans
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, GroupWe Will Meet Again, Bill Evans
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Big BandOn the Road, Count Basie and Orchestra
Best Jazz Fusion Performance, Vocal or Instrumental“Birdland,” Manhattan Transfer
Best Country Song“On the Road Again,” Willie Nelson, songwriter
Best Country Vocal Performance, Male“He Stopped Loving Her Today,” George Jones
Best Country Vocal Performance, Female“Could I Have This Dance,” Anne Murray
Best Country Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal“That Lovin' You Feelin' Again,” Roy Orbison and Emmylou Harris
Best Country Instrumental Performance“Orange Blossom Special/Hoedown,” Gilley's Urban Cowboy Band
Best Gospel Performance, Contemporary or InspirationalThe Lord's Prayer, Reba Rambo, Dony McGuire, B.J. Thomas, Andrae Crouch, the Archers, Walter and Tramiane Hawkins and Cynthia Clawson
Best Gospel Performance, TraditionalWe Come to Worship, Blackwood Brothers
Best Soul Gospel Performance, ContemporaryRejoice, Shirley Caesar
Best Soul Gospel Performance, TraditionalLord, Let Me Be an Instrument, James Cleveland and the Charles Fold Singers
Best Latin RecordingLa Onda Va Bien, Cal Tjader (Concord Jazz)
Best Inspirational PerformanceWith My Song I Will Praise Him, Debby Boone
Best Ethnic or Traditional RecordingRare Blues, Dr. Isaiah Ross, Maxwell Street Jimmy, Big Joe Williams, Son House, Rev. Robin Wilkins, Little Brother Montgomery and Sunnyland Slim (Takoma)
Best Instrumental Arrangement“Dinorah, Dinorah,” Quincy Jones and Jerry Hey, arrangers
Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)“Sailing,” Michael Omatian and Christopher Cross, arrangers
Best Arrangement for Voices“Birdland,” Janis Siegel, arranger
Best Instrumental CompositionThe Empire Strikes Back, John Williams, composer
Best Cast Show AlbumEvita—Premier American Recording, Andrew Lloyd Webber, composer; Tim Rice, Iyricist (MCA)
Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television SpecialThe Empire Strikes Back, John Williams, composer (RSO)
Best Classical AlbumBerg, Lulu (Complete Version), Pierre Boulez conducting Orchestre de l'Opera de Paris; solos: Stratas, Minton, Mazura and Blankenheim (Deutsche Grammophon)
Best Classical Orchestral RecordingBruckner, Symphony No. 6 in A Major, Sir Georg Solti conducting Chicago Symphony Orchestra (London)
Best Chamber Music PerformanceMusic for Two Violins (Moszkowski, Suite for Two Violins; Shostakovich, Duets; Prokofiev, Sonata for Two Violins), Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman
Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist(s) (With Orchestra) (tie)Berg, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra; Stravinsky, Concerto in D Major for Violin and Orchestra, Itzhak Perlman; Seiji Ozawa conducting Boston Symphony Orchestra
Brahms, Concerto in A Minor for Violin and Cello (Double Concerto), Itzhak Perlman and Mstislav Rostropovich; Bernard Haitink conducting Concertgebouw Orchestra
Best Classical Performance Instrumental Soloist(s) (Without Orchestra)The Spanish Album, Itzhak Perlman
Best Opera RecordingBerg, Lulu (Complete Version), Pierre Boulez conducting Orchestre de l'Opera de Paris; solos: Stratas, Minton, Mazura and Blankenheim
Best Choral Performance, Classical (Other Than Opera)Mozart, Requiem, Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor and Norbert Balatsch, chorus master, Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra (Deutsche Grammophon)
Best Classical Vocal Soloist PerformancePrima Donna, Volume 5 Great Soprano Arias From Handel to Britten, Leontyne Price; Henry Lewis conducting Philharmonia Orchestra
Best Comedy RecordingNo Respect, Rodney Dangerfield (Casablanca)
Best Spoken Word, Documentary or Drama RecordingGertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein, Pat Carroll (Caedmon)
Best Recording for ChildrenIn Harmony/A Sesame Street Record, Doobie Brothers, James Taylor, Carly Simon, Bette Midler, Muppets, Al Jarreau, Linda Ronstadt, Wendy Waldman, Libby Titus and Dr. John, Livingston Taylor, George Benson and Pauline Wilson, Lucy Simon, Kate Taylor and the Simon/Taylor Family (Sesame Street/Warner Bros.)
Best Album PackageAgainst the Wind, Roy Kohara, art director (Capitol)
Best Album NotesTrilogy: Past, Present and Future, David McClintick, annotator (Reprise/Warner Bros.)
Best Historical Reissue AlbumSegovia—The EMI Recordings 1927–39 (Angel)
Producer of the Year (Non-Classical)Phil Ramone
Classical Producer of the YearRobert Woods
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