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The 1983 Grammy Awards
The awards given in 1984 were for recordings made in 1983.

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Album of the Year

Michael Jackson
For: Thriller


Record of the Year

Michael Jackson
For: Beat It


New Song of the Year

Sting (songwriter)
For: Every Breath You Take


Best New Artist

Culture Club


Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male

Michael Jackson
For: Thriller


Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female

Irene Cara
For: Flashdance...What a Feeling


Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group

Police
For: Every Breath You Take


Best Pop Instrumental Performance

George Benson
For: Being with You


Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male

Michael Jackson
For: Beat It


Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female

Pat Benatar
For: Love is a Battlefield


Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group

Police
For: Synchronicity


Best Rock Instrumental Performance

Sting
For: Brimstone & Treacle


Best Rhythm and Blues Song

Michael Jackson (songwriter)
For: Billie Jean


Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, male

Michael Jackson
For: Billie Jean


Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, female

Chaka Kahn
For: Chaka Khan


Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group

Rufus & Chaka Khan
For: Ain't Nobody


Best Rhythm and Blues Instrumental Performance

Herbie Hancock
For: Rockit


Best Jazz Fusion Performance (vocal or instrumental)

Pat Metheny Group
For: Travels


Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male

Mel Torme
For: Top Drawer


Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female

Ella Fitzgerald
For: The Best Is Yet to Come


Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Duo or Group

Manhattan Transfer
For: Why Not!


Best Jazz Instrumental by a Soloist

Wynton Marsalis
For: Think of One


Best Jazz Instrumental by a Group

Phil Woods Quartet
For: At the Vanguard


Best Jazz Performance by a Big Band

Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass
For: All in Good Time


Best New Country Song

Mike Reid (songwriter award)
For: Stranger in My House


Best Country Vocal Performance, Male

Lee Greenwood
For: I.O.U.


Best Country Vocal Performance, Female

Anne Murray
For: A Little Good News


Best Country Performance by duo or group

Alabama
For: The Closer You Get


Best Country Instrumental Performance

New South
For: Fireball


Best Gospel Performance, Male

Russ Taff
For: Walls of Glass


Best Gospel Performance, Female

Amy Grant
For: Ageless Medley


Best Gospel Performance by a Duo or Group

Sandi Patti, Larnelle Harris
For: More Than Wonderful


Best Soul Gospel Performance, Male

Al Green
For: I'll Rise Again


Best Soul Gospel Performance, Female

Sandra Crouch
For: We Sing Praises


Best Soul Gospel Performance by a Duo or Group

Bobby Jones & New Life with Barbara Mandrell
For: I'm so Glad I'm Standing Here Today


Best Inspirational Performance

Donna Summer
For: He's a Rebel


Best Traditional Blues Recording

B.B. King
For: Blues 'n' Jazz


Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording

Clifton Chenier & His Red Hot Louisianna Band
For: I'm Here


Best Latin Pop Recording

Jose Feliciano
For: Me Enamore


Best Tropical Latin Performance

Tito Puente & His Latin Ensemble
For: On Broadway


Best Mexican-American Performance

Los Lobos
For: Anselma


Best Instrumental Arrangement

Dave Grusin
For: Summer Sketches '82


Best Instrumental Composition

Giorgio Moroder
For: Theme from Flashdance


Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s)

Nelson Riddle
For: What's New (Linda Ronstadt)


Best Arrangement for Two or More Voices

Arif Mardin, Chaka Khan
For: Be Bop Medley (Chaka Khan)


Best Cast Show Album

Trevor Nunn, Richard Stilgoe
For: Cats (Complete Original Broadway Cast Recording)


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

Giorgio Moroder, various others
For: Flashdance


Best Classical Album

Sir Georg Solti conducting the Chicago Symphony
For: Mahler: Symphony No. 9 in D Major


Best Classical Orchestral Recording, (conductors award)

Sir Georg Solti conducting the Chicago Symphony
For: Mahler: Symphony No. 9 in D Major


Best Chamber Music Performance (instrumental or solo)

Mstislav Rostropovich, Rudolf Serkin
For: Brahms: Sonata for Cello and Piano in E Minor, Op. 38 and Sonata in F Major, Op. 99


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

Wynton Marsalis (Leppard conducting the National Philharmonic Orchestra)
For: 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


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

Glen Gould
For: Beethoven: Sonatas No. 12 in A Flat Major, Op. 26 and No.l 3 in E Flat Major; Op. 27, No. 1


Best Opera Recording

James Levine conducting the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
For: Verdi: La Traviata


Best Classical Performance, Choral (other than opera)

Margaret Hillis, chorus master, Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Sir George Solti conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
For: Haydn: The Creation


Best Classical Performance, Vocal Soloist

Leontyne Price, Marilyn Horne
For: Leontyne Price and Marilyn Horne in Concert at the Met


Best Engineered Recording, Classical

James Lock
For: Mahler: Symphony No. 9 in D Major


Classical Producer of the Year

Marc J. Aubort, Joanna Nickrenz


Best Spoken Word: Documentary or Drama Recording

William Warfield
For: Copland: Lincoln Portrait


Best Comedy Recording

Eddie Murphy
For: Comedian


Best Recording for Children

Michael Jackson, narration and vocals
For: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial


Best Engineered Recording

Bruce Swedien
For: Thriller (Michael Jackson)


Best Album Package

Robert Rauschenberg
For: Speaking in Tongues (Talking Heads)


Best Album Notes

Orrin Keepnews
For: The Interplay Sessions (Bill Evans)


Best Historical Album

The Greatest Recordings of Arturo Toscanini Symphonies, Vol. 1


Producer of the Year

Qunicy Jones, Michael Jackson


Best Video, Short Form

Duran Duran
For: Girls on Film/Hungry Like the Wolf


Best Video Album

Duran Duran
For: Duran Duran




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