1983 Grammy Awards

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff

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Record of the Year
“Beat It,” Michael Jackson
Album of the YearThriller, Michael Jackson (Epic/CBS)
Song of the Year“Every Breath You Take,” Sting, songwriter
Best New ArtistCulture Club
Best Pop Vocal Performance, MaleThriller, 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 VocalSynchronicity, 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, FemaleChaka 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, MaleTop Drawer, Mel Tormé
Best Jazz Vocal Performance, FemaleThe Best Is Yet to Come, Ella Fitzgerald
Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Duo or Group“Why Not!,” Manhattan Transfer
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, SoloistThink of One, Wynton Marsalis
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, GroupAt the Vanguard, Phil Woods Quartet
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Big BandAll in Good Time, Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass
Best Jazz Fusion Performance, Vocal or InstrumentalTravels, 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 VocalThe 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, MaleWalls 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, MaleI'll Rise Again, Al Green
Best Soul Gospel Performance, FemaleWe 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 PerformanceMe Enamore, José Feliciano
Best Tropical Latin PerformanceOn Broadway, Tito Puente and His Latin Ensemble
Best Inspirational Performance“He's a Rebel,” Donna Summer
Best Traditional Blues RecordingBlues 'n Jazz, B.B. King (MCA)
Best Mexican-American Performance“Anselma,” Los Lobos
Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk RecordingI'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 AlbumCats (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 SpecialFlashdance, 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 AlbumMahler, Symphony No. 9 in D Major, Sir Georg Solti conducting Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus (London)
Best Classical Orchestral RecordingMahler, Symphony No. 9 in D Major, Sir Georg Solti conducting Chicago Symphony Orchestra (London)
Best Chamber Music PerformanceBrahms, 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 PerformanceLeontyne Price and Marilyn Horne in Concert at The Met, Leontyne Price and Marilyn Horne; James Levine conducting The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Best Comedy RecordingEddie Murphy, Comedian, Eddie Murphy (The Entertainment Co./Columbia)
Best Spoken Word or Non-Musical RecordingCopland, A Lincoln Portrait, William Warfield (Mercury/Philips)
Best Recording for ChildrenE.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Michael Jackson, narration and vocals (MCA)
Best Album PackageSpeaking in Tongues, Robert Rauschenberg, art director (Sire/Warner Bros.)
Best Album NotesThe “Interplay” Sessions, Orrin Keepnews, annotator (Milestone)
Best Historical AlbumThe 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 YearMarc J. Aubort and Joanna Nickrenz
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