1977 Grammy Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff
Record of the Year“Hotel California,” Eagles
Album of the YearRumours, Fleetwood Mac (Warner Bros.)
Song of the Year (tie)“Love Theme From A Star Is Born” (Evergreen), Barbra Streisand and Paul Williams, songwriters
“You Light Up My Life,” Joe Brooks, songwriter
Best New Artist of the YearDebby Boone
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male“Handy Man,” James Taylor
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female“Love Theme From A Star Is Born” (Evergreen), Barbra Streisand
Best Pop Vocal Performance By a Duo, Group or Chorus“How Deep Is Your Love,” Bee Gees
Best Pop Instrumental PerformanceStar Wars, John Williams conducting London Symphony Orchestra
Best Rhythm and Blues Song“You Make Me Feel Like Dancing,” Leo Sayer and Vini Poncia, songwriters
Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, MaleUnmistakably Lou, Lou Rawls
Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, Female“Don't Leave Me This Way,” Thelma Houston
Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance By a Duo, Group or Chorus“Best of My Love,” Emotions
Best Rhythm and Blues Instrumental Performance“Q,” Brothers Johnson
Best Jazz Vocal PerformanceLook to the Rainbow, Al Jarreau
Best Jazz Performance By a SoloistThe Giants, Oscar Peterson
Best Jazz Performance By a GroupThe Phil Woods Six—Live From the Showboat, Phil Woods
Best Jazz Performance By a Big BandPrime Time, Count Basie and His Orchestra
Best Country Song“Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue,” Richard Leigh, songwriter
Best Country Vocal Performance, Male“Lucille,” Kenny Rogers
Best Country Vocal Performance, Female“Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue,” Crystal Gayle
Best Country Vocal Performance By a Duo or Group“Heaven's Just a Sin Away,” The Kendalls
Best Country Instrumental PerformanceCountry Instrumentalist of the Year, Hargus “Pig” Robbins
Best Gospel Performance, Contemporary or InspirationalSail On, Imperials
Best Gospel Performance, Traditional“Just a Little Talk With Jesus,” Oak Ridge Boys
Best Soul Gospel Performance, ContemporaryWonderfull, Edwin Hawkins and the Edwin Hawkins Singers
Best Soul Gospel Performance, TraditionalJames Cleveland Live at Carnegie Hall, James Cleveland
Best Latin RecordingDawn, Mongo Santamaria (Vaya)
Best Inspirational PerformanceHome Where I Belong, B.J. Thomas
Best Ethnic or Traditional RecordingHard Again, Muddy Waters (Blue Sky/CBS)
Best Instrumental Arrangement“Nadia's Theme” (The Young and the Restless), Harry Betts, Perry Botkin, Jr. and Barry De Vorzon, arrangers
Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)“Love Theme From A Star Is Born” (Evergreen), lan Freebairn-Smith, arranger
Best Arrangement for Voices“New Kid in Town,” Eagles, arrangers
Best Instrumental Composition“Main Title From Star Wars,” John Williams, composer
Best Cast Show AlbumAnnie, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, composers (Columbia)
Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television SpecialStar Wars, John Williams, composer (20th Century)
Album of the Year, ClassicalConcert of the Century, Leonard Bernstein, Vladimir Horowitz, Isaac Stern, Mstislav Rostropovich, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Yehudi Menuhin and Lyndon Woodside (Columbia)
Best Classical Orchestral PerformanceMahler, Symphony No. 9, Carlo Maria Giulini conducting Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Best Chamber Music PerformanceSchoenberg, Quartets for Strings, Juilliard Quartet
Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist(s) (With Orchestra)Vivaldi, The Four Seasons, Itzhak Perlman, violin; Itzhak Perlman conducting London Philharmonic Orchestra
Best Classical Performance Instrumental Soloist(s) (Without Orchestra)Beethoven, Sonata for Piano No. 18; Schumann, Fantasiestücke, Artur Rubinstein, piano
Best Opera RecordingGershwin, Porgy and Bess, John De Main conducting Sherwin M. Goldman Houston Grand Opera Production; solos: Albert, Dale, Smith, Shakesnider, Lane, Brice and Smalls (RCA)
Best Choral Performance, Classical (Other Than Opera)Verdi, Requiem, Sir Georg Solti conducting Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Margaret Hillis, choral director of the Chicago Symphony Chorus
Best Classical Vocal Soloist PerformanceBach, Arias, Janet Baker; Neville Marriner conducting Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Best Comedy RecordingLet's Get Small, Steve Martin (Warner Bros.)
Best Spoken Word RecordingThe Belle of Amherst, Julie Harris (Credo)
Best Recording for ChildrenAren't You Glad You're You, Sesame Street cast and Muppets (Sesame Street)
Best Album PackageSimple Dreams, Kosh, art director (Asylum)
Best Album NotesBing Crosby: A Legendary Performer, George T. Simon, annotator (RCA)
Best Producer of the YearPeter Asher

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