26th Annual Grammy Awards

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26th Annual Grammy Awards
Date February 28, 1984
Location Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
Television coverage
Network CBS
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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.[1][2]

Album of the Year went to Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson for Thriller, and Song of the Year went to Sting for "Every Breath You Take".

Ratings[edit]

The 26th Grammys had the highest ratings in its history with 43.8 mil. viewers - a record unmatched as of 2013. [3]

General[edit]

Blues[edit]

Best Traditional Blues Recording

Children's[edit]

Classical[edit]

Comedy[edit]

Composing and arranging[edit]

Country[edit]

Folk[edit]

Gospel[edit]

Historical[edit]

Jazz[edit]

Latin[edit]

Musical show[edit]

Music video[edit]

Packaging and notes[edit]

Pop[edit]

Best Vocal Performance, Female
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male
Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
Best Pop Instrumental Performance

Production and engineering[edit]

R&B[edit]

Rock[edit]

Spoken[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grammy honors thrill Jackson". The Milwaukee Sentinel. 29 February 1984. Retrieved 1 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "1983 Grammy Award Winners". Grammy.com. Retrieved 1 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Whitney Houston Tragic Grammys Draw 39.9 Million Viewers, Second Most Watched Ever". Deadline.com. February 13, 2012. Retrieved February 14, 2012.