1984 Grammy Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff
Record of the Year“What's Love Got to Do With It,” Tina Turner
Album of the YearCan't Slow Down, Lionel Richie (Motown)
Song of the Year“What's Love Got to Do With It,” Graham Lyle and Terry Britten, songwriters
Best New ArtistCyndi Lauper
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male“Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now),” Phil Collins
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female“What's Love Got to Do With It,” Tina Turner
Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal“Jump (For My Love),” Pointer Sisters
Best Pop Instrumental Performance“Ghostbusters” (instrumental version), Ray Parker, Jr.

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Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male
“Dancing in the Dark,” Bruce Springsteen
Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female“Better Be Good to Me,” Tina Turner
Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group With VocalPurple Rain—Music From the Motion Picture, Prince and the Revolution
Best Rock Instrumental Performance“Cinema,” Yes
Best New Rhythm and Blues Song“I Feel for You,” Prince, songwriter
Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, Male“Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run),” Billy Ocean
Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, Female“I Feel for You,” Chaka Khan
Best Rhythm and Blues Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal“Yah Mo B There,” James Ingram and Michael McDonald
Best Rhythm and Blues Instrumental PerformanceSound-System, Herbie Hancock
Best Jazz Vocal PerformanceNothin' but the Blues, Joe Williams
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, SoloistHot House Flowers, Wynton Marsalis
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Group“New York Scene,” Art Blakey
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Big Band88 Basie Street, Count Basie and His Orchestra
Best Jazz Fusion Performance, Vocal or InstrumentalFirst Circle, Pat Metheny Group
Best Country Song“City of New Orleans,” Steve Goodman, songwriter
Best Country Vocal Performance, Male“That's the Way Love Goes,” Merle Haggard
Best Country Vocal Performance, Female“In My Dreams,” Emmylou Harris
Best Country Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal“Mama He's Crazy,” Judds
Best Country Instrumental Performance“Wheel Hoss,” Ricky Skaggs
Best Gospel Performance, MaleMichael W. Smith, Michael W. Smith
Best Gospel Performance, Female“Angels,” Amy Grant
Best Gospel Performance By a Duo or Group“Keep the Flame Burning,” Debby Boone and Phil Driscoll
Best Soul Gospel Performance, Male“Always Remember,” Andrae Crouch
Best Soul Gospel Performance, FemaleSailin', Shirley Caesar
Best Soul Gospel Performance By a Duo or Group“Sailin' on the Sea of Your Love,” Shirley Caeser and Al Green
Best Latin Pop PerformanceAlways in My Heart (Siempre en mi Corazón), Placido Domingo
Best Tropical Latin PerformancePalo Pa Rumba, Eddie Palmieri
Best Mexican/American Performance“Me Gustas Tal Como Eres,” Sheena Easton and Luis Miguel
Best Inspirational Performance“Forgive Me,” Donna Summer
Best Traditional Blues RecordingBlues Explosion, John Hammond, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Sugar Blue, Koko Taylor and the Blues Machine, Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson and J.B. Hutto and the New Hawks (Atlantic)
Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk RecordingElizabeth Cotten Live!, Elizabeth Cotten (Arhoolie)
Best Reggae RecordingAnthem, Black Uhuru (Island)
Best Arrangement on an Instrumental“Grace” (Gymnastics Theme), Quincy Jones and Jeremy Lubbock, arrangers
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s)“Hard Habit to Break,” David Foster and Jeremy Lubbock, arrangers
Best Vocal Arrangement for Two or More Voices“Automatic,” Pointer Sisters, arrangers
Best Instrumental Composition (tie)“The Natural,” Randy Newman, composer
“Olympic Fanfare and Theme,” John Williams, composer
Best Cast Show AlbumSunday in the Park With George, Stephen Sondheim, composer and lyricist (RCA)
Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television SpecialPurple Rain, Prince, John L. Nelson, Lisa and Wendy, songwriters (Warner Bros.)
Best New Classical CompositionAntony and Cleopatra, Samuel Barber, composer
Best Classical AlbumAmadeus (Original Soundrack), Neville Marriner conducting the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields; Ambrosian Opera Chorus; Choristers of Westminster Abbey (Fantasy)
Best Classical Orchestral RecordingProkofiev, Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat, Op. 100, Leonard Slatkin conducting Saint Louis Symphony (RCA)
Best Chamber Music PerformanceBeethoven, The Late String Quartets, Juilliard String Quartet
Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist(s) (With Orchestra)Wynton Marsalis, Edita Gruberova: Handel, Purcell, Torelli, Fasch, Molter, Wynton Marsalis and Edita Gruberova; Raymond Leppard conducting English Chamber Orchestra
Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist(s) (Without Orchestra)Bach, The Unaccompanied Cello Suites, Yo-Yo Ma
Best Opera RecordingBizet, Carmen (Original Soundtrack), Lorin Maazel conducting Orchestre National de France; Choeurs et Maitrise de Radio France; solos: Johnson, Esham, Domingo and Raimondi (Erato)
Best Choral Performance (Other Than Opera)Brahms, A German Requiem, James Levine conducting Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Margaret Hillis, choral director, Chicago Symphony Chorus
Best Classical Vocal Soloist PerformanceRavel, Songs of Maurice Ravel, Jessye Norman, Jose Van Dam and Heather Harper; Pierre Boulez conducting the Members of Ensemble Intercontemporain and BBC Symphony Orchestra
Best Comedy RecordingEat It, “Weird Al” Yankovic (Rock and Roll)
Best Spoken Word or Non-Musical RecordingThe Words of Gandhi, Ben Kingsley (Caedmon)
Best Recording for ChildrenWhere the Sidewalk Ends, Shel Silverstein (Columbia)
Best Album PackageShe's So Unusual, Janet Perr, art director (Portrait/CBS)
Best Album NotesBig Band Jazz, Gunther Schuller and Martin Williams, songwriters (Smithsonian)
Best Historical AlbumBig Band Jazz, Paul Whiteman, Fletcher Henderson, Chick Webb, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, Benny Goodman and others (Smithsonian)
Best Video, Short Form“David Bowie,” David Bowie
Best Video AlbumMaking Michael Jackson's Thriller, Michael Jackson (Vestron Music Video)
Producers of the Year (Non-Classical) (tie)David Foster
Lionel Richie and James Anthony Carmichael
Classical Producer of the YearSteven Epstein

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