1976 Grammy Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff
Record of the Year“This Masquerade,” George Benson
Album of the YearSongs in the Key of Life, Stevie Wonder (Tamla/Motown)
Song of the Year“I Write the Songs,” Bruce Johnston, songwriter
Best New Artist of the YearStarland Vocal Band
Best Pop Vocal Performance, MaleSongs in the Key of Life, Stevie Wonder
Best Pop Vocal Performance, FemaleHasten Down the Wind, Linda Ronstadt
Best Pop Vocal Performance By a Duo, Group or Chorus“If You Leave Me Now,” Chicago
Best Pop Instrumental PerformanceBreezin', George Benson
Best Rhythm and Blues Song“Lowdown,” Boz Scaggs and David Paich, songwriters
Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, Male“I Wish,” Stevie Wonder
Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, Female“Sophisticated Lady” (She's a Different Lady), Natalie Cole
Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance By a Duo, Group or Chorus“You Don't Have to Be a Star” (to Be in My Show), Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr.
Best Rhythm and Blues Instrumental Performance“Theme From Good King Bad,” George Benson
Best Jazz Vocal PerformanceFitzgerald and Pass Again, Ella Fitzgerald
Best Jazz Performance By a SoloistBasie and Zoot, Count Basie
Best Jazz Performance By a Big BandThe Ellington Suites, Duke Ellington
Best Country Song“Broken Lady,” Larry Gatlin, songwriter
Best Country Vocal Performance, Male(I'm a) “Stand By My Woman Man,” Ronnie Milsap
Best Country Vocal Performance, FemaleElite Hotel, Emmylou Harris
Best Country Vocal Performance By a Duo or Group“The End Is Not in Sight” (The Cowboy Tune), Amazing Rhythm Aces
Best Country Instrumental PerformanceChester and Lester, Chet Atkins and Les Paul
Best Gospel Performance“Where the Soul Never Dies,” Oak Ridge Boys
Best Soul Gospel PerformanceHow I Got Over, Mahalia Jackson
Best Latin RecordingUnfinished Masterpiece, Eddie Palmieri (Coco)
Best Inspirational PerformanceThe Astonishing, Outrageous, Amazing, Incredible, Unbelievable, Different World of Gary S. Paxton, Gary S. Paxton
Best Ethnic or Traditional RecordingMark Twang, John Hartford (Flying Fish)
Best Instrumental Arrangement“Leprechaun's Dream,” Chick Corea, arranger
Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists“If You Leave Me Now,” Jimmy Haskell and James William Guercio, arrangers
Best Arrangement for Voices“Afternoon Delight,” Starland Vocal Band, arrangers
Best Instrumental CompositionBellavia, Chuck Mangione, composer
Best Cast Show AlbumBubbling Brown Sugar, various composers (H&L)
Album of Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television SpecialCar Wash, Norman Whitfield, composer (MCA)
Album of the Year, ClassicalBeethoven, Five Piano Concertos, Artur Rubinstein; Daniel Barenboim conducting London Philharmonic (RCA)
Best Classical Orchestral PerformanceStrauss, Also Sprach Zarathustra, Sir Georg Solti conducting Chicago Symphony
Best Chamber Music PerformanceThe Art of Courtly Love, David Munrow conducting Early Music Consort of London
Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist (With Orchestra)Beethoven, The Five Piano Concertos, Artur Rubinstein; Daniel Barenboim conducting London Philharmonic
Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist (Without Orchestra)Horowitz Concerts 1975/76, Vladimir Horowitz
Best Opera RecordingGershwin, Porgy and Bess, Lorin Maazel conducting Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus (London)
Best Choral Performance, ClassicalRachmaninoff, The Bells, Arthur Oldham, Chorus master of London Symphony Chorus; André Previn conducting London Symphony Orchestra
Best Classical Vocal Soloist PerformanceMusic of Victor Herbert, Beverly Sills
Best Comedy RecordingBicentennial Nigger, Richard Pryor (Warner Bros.)
Best Spoken Word RecordingGreat American Documents, Orson Welles, Henry Fonda, Helen Hayes and James Earl Jones (CBS)
Best Recording for ChildrenProkofiev, Peter and the Wolf; Saint-Saëns, Carnival of the Animals, Hermione Gingold, narrator; Karl Bohm, conductor (Deutsche Grammophon)
Best Album PackageChicago X, John Berg, art director (Columbia)
Best Album NotesThe Changing Face of Harlem, the Savoy Sessions, Dan Morgenstern, annotator (Savoy)
Best Producer of the YearStevie Wonder

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