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The 1984 Grammy Awards
The awards given in 1985 were for recordings made in 1984.

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Album of the Year

Lionel Richie
For: Can't Slow Down


Record of the Year

Tina Turner
For: What's Love Got to Do With It


Song of the Year

Graham Lyle, Terry Britten (songwriters)
For: What's Love Got to Do With It


Best New Artist

Cyndi Lauper


Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male

Phil Collins
For: Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)


Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female

Tina Turner
For: What's Love Got to Do With It


Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group

Pointer Sisters
For: Jump (for My Love)


Best Pop Instrumental Performance

Ray Parker, Jr.
For: Ghostbusters


Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male

Bruce Springsteen
For: Dancing in the Dark


Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female

Tina Turner
For: Better Be Good to Me


Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal

Prince and the Revolution
For: Purple Rain


Best Rock Instrumental Performance

Yes
For: Cinema


Best Rhythm and Blues Song

Prince (songwriter)
For: I Feel For You


Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, male

Billy Ocean
For: Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)


Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, female

Chaka Kahn
For: I Feel For You


Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group

James Ingram, Michael McDonald
For: Yah Mo B There


Best Rhythm and Blues Instrumental Performance

Herbie Hancock
For: Sound-System


Best Jazz Fusion Performance (vocal or instrumental)

Pat Metheny Group
For: First Circle


Best Jazz Vocal Performance

Joe Williams
For: Nothin' but the Blues


Best Jazz Instrumental Performance by a Soloist

Wynton Marsalis
For: Hot House Flowers


Best Jazz Instrumental by a Group

Art Blakely & the Jazz Messengers
For: New York Scene


Best Jazz Performance by a Big Band

Count Basie & His Orchestra
For: 88 Basie Street


Best Country Song

Steve Goodman (songwriter award)
For: City of New Orleans


Best Country Vocal Performance, Male

Merle Haggard
For: That's the Way Love Goes


Best Country Vocal Performance, Female

Emmylou Harris
For: In My Dreams


Best Country Performance by duo or group

Judds
For: Mama He's Crazy


Best Country Instrumental Performance

Ricky Skaggs
For: Wheel Hoss


Best Gospel Performance, Male

Michael W. Smith
For: Michael W. Smith 2


Best Gospel Performance, Female

Amy Grant
For: Angels


Best Gospel Performance by a Duo or Group

Debbie Boone, Phil Driscoll
For: Keep the Flame Burning


Best Soul Gospel Performance, Male

Andrae Crouch
For: Always Remember


Best Soul Gospel Performance, Female

Shirley Caesar
For: Sailin'


Best Soul Gospel Performance by a Duo or Group

Shirley Caesar, Al Green
For: Sailin' on the Sea of Your Love


Best Inspirational Performance

Donna Summer
For: Forgive Me


Best Traditional Blues Recording

John Hammond, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Sugar Blue, Koko Taylor & the Blues Machine, Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson, J.B. Hutto & the New Hawks
For: Blues Explosion


Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording

Elizabeth Cotten
For: Elizabeth Cotten Live!


Best Latin Pop Recording

Placido Domingo
For: Always in My Heart (Siempre en Mi Corazon)


Best Tropical Latin Performance

Eddie Palmieri
For: Palo Pa Rumba


Best Mexican-American Performance

Sheena Easton, Luis Miguel
For: Me Gustas Tal Como Eres


Best Reggae Recording

Black Uhuru
For: Anthem


Best Instrumental Arrangement

Quincy Jones, Jeremy Lubbock
For: Grace (Gymnastics theme)


Best Instrumental Composition

Randy Newman
For: The Natural (track from The Natural)


Best Arrangement for Two or More Voices

Pointer Sisters
For: Automatic (Pointer Sisters)


Best Cast Show Album

Stephen Sondheim
For:Sunday in the Park with George


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

Prince & the Revolution
For: Purple Rain


Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s)

David Foster, Jeremy Lubbock
For: Hard Habit to Break (Chicago)


Best Classical Album

Neville Marriner conducting the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
For: Amadeus (soundtrack)


Best Classical Orchestral Recording, (conductors award)

Leonard Slatkin conducting the St. Louis Symphony
For: Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 in B. Flat, Op. 100


Best Chamber Music Performance (instrumental or solo)

Julliard String Quartet
For: Beethoven: The Late Spring Quartets


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

Wynton Marsalis, Edita Gruberova (Leppard conducting the National Philharmonic Orchestra)
For: Wynton Marsalis, Edita Gruberova: Handel, Parcell, Torelli, Fasch, Molter


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

Yo Yo Ma
For: Bach: The Unaccompanied Cello Suites


Best Opera Recording

Lorin Maazel conducting the Orchestre National de France; Choeurs et Maitrise de Radio France
For: Bizet: Carmen


Best Classical Performance, Choral (other than opera)

Margaret Hillis, chorus master, Chicago Symphony Orchestra; James Levin conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
For: Brahms: A German Requiem


Best Classical Performance, Vocal Soloist

Jessy Norman, Jose van Dam, Heather Harper
For: Ravel: Songs of Maurice Ravel


Best New Classical Composition

Samuel Barber (composer)
For: Antony and Cleopatra


Best Engineered Recording, Classical

Paul Goodman
For: Prokofiev: Symphony No.5 in B Flat, Op. 100


Classical Producer of the Year

Steven Epstein


Best Spoken Word: Documentary or Drama Recording

Ben Kingsley
For: The Words of Gandhi


Best Comedy Recording

Weird Al Yankovic
For: Eat It from Weird Al Yankovic in 3-D


Best Recording for Children

Shel Silverstein
For: Where the Sidewalk Ends


Best Engineered Recording

Humberto Gatica
For: Chicago 17 (Chicago)


Best Album Package

Janet Perr
For: She's So Unusual (Cyndi Lauper)


Best Album Notes

Gunther Schuller, Martin Williams
For: Big Band Jazz (Paul Whiteman, Fletcher Henderson, Chick Webb, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, others)


Best Historical Album

Big Band Jazz (Paul Whiteman, Fletcher Henderson, Chick Webb, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, others)


Producer of the Year

Tie

David Foster
Lionel Richie, James Anthony Carmichael


Best Video, Short Form

David Bowie
For: David Bowie


Best Video Album

Michael Jackson
For: Making Michael Jackson's "Thriller"




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