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The 1977 Grammy Awards
The awards given in 1978 were for recordings made in 1977.

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Album of the Year

Fleetwood Mac
For: Rumours


Record of the Year

Eagles
For: Hotel California


Song of the Year (TIE)

Barbra Streisand, Paul Williams (songwriters)
For: Evergreen

AND

Joe Brooks (songwriter)
For: You Light Up My Life


Best New Artist

Debbie Boone


Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male

James Taylor
For: Handyman


Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female

Barbra Streisand
For: Love Theme From "A Star is Born" (Evergreen)


Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group

Bee Gees
For: How Deep Is Your Love


Best Pop Instrumental Performance

London Symphony, John Williams
For: Star Wars


Best Rhythm and Blues Song

Leo Sayer, Vini Poncia (songwriters)
For: You Make Me Feel Like Dancing


Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, male

Lou Rawls
For: Unmistakably Lou


Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, female

Thelma Houston
For: Don't Leave Me This Way


Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group

Emotions
For: Best of My Love


Best Rhythm and Blues Instrumental Performance

Brothers Johnson
For: Q


Best Jazz Vocal Performance

Al Jarreau
For: Look to the Rainbow


Best Jazz Performance by a Soloist

Oscar Peterson
For: The Giants


Best Jazz Performance by a Group

Phil Woods
For: The Phil Woods Six - Live from the Showboat


Best Jazz Performance by a Big Band

Count Basie and His Orchestra
For: Prime Time


Best Country Song

Richard Leigh (songwriter award)
For: Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue


Best Country Vocal Performance, Male

Kenny Rogers
For: Lucille


Best Country Vocal Performance, Female

Crystal Gayle
For: Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue


Best Country Performance by duo or group

Kendalls
For: Heaven's Just a Sin Away


Best Country Instrumental Performance

Hargus "Pig" Robbins
For: Country Instrumentalist of the Year


Best Gospel Performance, Contemporary or Inspirational

Imperials
For: Sail On


Best Soul Gospel Performance, Contemporary

Edwin Hawkins and the Edwin Hawkins Singers
For: Wonderful


Best Soul Gospel Performance, Traditional

James Cleveland
For: James Cleveland Live at Carnegie Hall


Best Gospel Performance, Traditional

The Oak Ridge Boys
For: Have a Little Talk With Jesus


Best Inspirational Recording

B. J. Thomas
For: Home Where I Belong


Best Ethnic or Traditional Recording

Muddy Waters
For: Hard Again


Best Latin Recording

Mongo Santamaria
For: Dawn


Best Instrumental Arrangement

Harry Betts, Perry Botkin, Jr., Barry De Vorzon
For: Nadia's Theme (The Young and the Restless)


Best Instrumental Composition

John Williams (composer)
For: Main Theme From Star Wars


Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)

Ian Freebairn-Smith
For: Love Theme From "A Star is Born" (Barbra Streisand)


Best Arrangement for Vocals

Eagles
For: New Kid in Town


Best Cast Show Album

Charles Strouse, Martin Charmin
For: Annie


Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or TV Show

John Williams
For: Star Wars


Album of the Year, Classical

solos: Leonard Bernstein, Vladimir Horowitz, Isaac Stern, Mstislav Rostropovich, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Yehudi Menuhin, Lyndon Woodside
For: Concert of the Century


Best Classical Performance, (conductors award)

Carlo Maria Giulini conducting the Chicago Symphony
For: Mahler: Symphony No. 9 in D Major


Best Chamber Music Performance

Julliard Quartet
For: Schoenberg: Quartets for Strings (Complete)


Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist(s) (with orchestra)

Itzhak Perlman (Perlman conducting the London Philharmonic)
For: Vivaldi: The Four Seasons


Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist(s) (without orchestra)

Artur Rubenstein
For: Beethoven: Sonata for Piano, No. 18 in E Flat Major, Op. 31, No. 3; Schumann: Fantasiesticke, Op. 12


Best Opera Recording

John De Main conducting the Houston Grand Opera Production
For: Gershwin: Porgy and Bess


Best Classical Performance, Choral (other than opera)

Sir Georg Solti, conductor, Margaret Hillis, choral director, Chicago Symphony Chorus and Orchestra
For: Verdi: Requiem


Best Classical Performance, Vocal Soloist

Janet Baker
For: Bach: Arias


Best Engineered Recording, Classical

Kenneth Wilkinson
For: Ravel: Bolero (Solti conducting the Chicago Symphony)


Best Spoken Word Recording

Julie Harris
For: The Belle of Amherst


Best Comedy Recording

Steve Martin
For: Let's Get Small


Best Recording for Children

Sesame Street cast & Muppets
For: Aren't You Glad You're You


Best Engineered Recording

Roger Nichols, Elliot Scheiner, Bill Schnee, Al Schmitt
For: Aja (Steely Dan)


Best Album Package

John Berg
For: Love Notes (Ramsey Lewis)


Best Album Notes

George T. Simon
For: Bing Crosby: A Legendary Performer


Producer of the Year

Peter Asher



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