26th Annual Grammy Awards
|26th Annual Grammy Awards|
|Date||February 28, 1984|
|Location||Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles|
The 26th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 28, 1984 at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, and were broadcast live on American television. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the year 1983. Michael Jackson won a record eight awards during the show.
The 26th Grammys had the highest ratings in its history with 43.8 mil. viewers - a record unmatched as of 2013. 
- Blues 'n Jazz-B.B. King
- Best Recording for Children
- Best Orchestral Recording
- Best Classical Vocal Soloist Performance
- Best Opera Recording
- Christopher Raeburn (producer), Georg Solti (conductor), Thomas Allen, Kiri Te Kanawa, Kurt Moll, Lucia Popp, Samuel Ramey, Frederica von Stade & the London Philharmonic for Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro
- Jay David Saks, Max Wilcox (producers), James Levine (conductor), Plácido Domingo, Cornell MacNeil, Teresa Stratas, & the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra for Verdi: La Traviata (Original Soundtrack)
- Best Choral Performance (other than opera)
- Best Classical Performance - Instrumental Soloist or Soloists (with orchestra)
- Best Classical Performance - Instrumental Soloist or Soloists (without orchestra)
- Best Chamber Music Performance
- Best Classical Album
Composing and arranging
- Best Instrumental Composition
- Giorgio Moroder (composer) for "Love Theme From Flashdance" performed by various artists
- Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or A Television Special
- Best Arrangement on an Instrumental
- Dave Grusin (arranger) for "Summer Sketches '82"
- Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s)
- Best Vocal Arrangement for Two or More Voices
- Best Country Vocal Performance, Female
- Anne Murray for "A Little Good News"
- Best Country Vocal Performance, Male
- Lee Greenwood for "I.O.U."
- Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
- Best Country Instrumental Performance
- New South for "Fireball"
- Best Country Song
- Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording
- Clifton Chenier for I'm Here performed by Clifton Chenier & His Red Hot Louisiana Band
- Best Gospel Performance, Female
- Amy Grant for "Ageless Medley"
- Best Gospel Performance, Male
- Russ Taff for Walls of Glass
- Best Gospel Performance by a Duo or Group
- Best Soul Gospel Performance, Female
- Sandra Crouch for We Sing Praises
- Best Soul Gospel Performance, Male
- Al Green for I'll Rise Again
- Best Soul Gospel Performance by a Duo or Group
- Best Inspirational Performance
- Donna Summer for "He's a Rebel"
- Best Historical Album
- Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female
- Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male
- Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Duo or Group
- The Manhattan Transfer for "Why Not!"
- Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Soloist
- Wynton Marsalis for Think of One
- Best Instrumental Jazz Performance, Group
- Phil Woods for At the Vanguard performed by the Phil Woods Quartet
- Best Instrumental Jazz Performance, Big Band
- Rob McConnell for All in Good Time performed by Rob McConnell & the Boss Brass
- Best Jazz Fusion Performance, Vocal or Instrumental
- Pat Metheny Group for Travels
- Best Latin Pop Performance
- Jose Feliciano for Me Enamore
- Best Tropical Latin Performance
- Tito Puente for On Broadway performed by Tito Puente & His Latin Ensemble
- Best Mexican-American Performance
- Best Cast Show Album
- Andrew Lloyd Webber (producer) & the original Broadway cast for Cats (Complete Original Broadway Cast Recording)
- Best Video, Short Form
- Duran Duran for "Girls on Film/Hungry Like the Wolf"
- Best Video Album
- Duran Duran for Duran Duran
Packaging and notes
- Best Album Package
- Best Album Notes
- Best Vocal Performance, Female
- Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male
- Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
- Best Pop Instrumental Performance
- George Benson for "Being With You"
Production and engineering
- Best Engineered Recording, Non-Classical
- Best Engineered Recording, Classical
- Producer of the Year (Non-Classical)
- Classical Producer of the Year
- Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female
- Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male
- Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
- Best R&B Instrumental Performance
- Herbie Hancock for "Rockit"
- Best Rhythm & Blues Song
- Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female
- Pat Benatar for "Love Is a Battlefield"
- Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male
- Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
- Best Rock Instrumental Performance
- Sting for "Brimstone and Treacle"
- "Grammy honors thrill Jackson". The Milwaukee Sentinel. 29 February 1984. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
- "1983 Grammy Award Winners". Grammy.com. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
- "Whitney Houston Tragic Grammys Draw 39.9 Million Viewers, Second Most Watched Ever". Deadline.com. February 13, 2012. Retrieved February 14, 2012.