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Encyclopedia > Grammy Awards of 1980

The 22nd Grammy Awards were held in 1980, and were broadcast live on American television. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the year 1979.


Award winners:

Children's

Classical

Comedy

Composing and arranging

Country

Disco

Folk

Gospel

  • Best Gospel Performance, Traditional
    • Blackwood Brothers for Lift Up the Name of Jesus
  • Best Gospel Performance, Contemporary
    • The Imperials for Heed the Call
  • Best Soul Gospel Performance, Traditional
    • Mighty Clouds of Joy for Changing Times
  • Best Soul Gospel Performance, Contemporary
  • Best Inspirational Performance
    • B.J. Thomas for You Gave Me Love (When Nobody Gave Me a Prayer)

Historical

Jazz

Latin

Musical Show

Packaging and Notes

Pop

Production and engineering

  • Best Engineered Recording, Non-Classical
    • Peter Henderson (engineer) for Breakfast in America performed by Supertramp
  • Best Engineered Recording, Classical
  • Producer of the Year
    • Larry Butler
  • Classical Producer of the Year
    • James Mallinson

R&B

  • Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female
  • Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male
  • Best &B Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus
    • Earth, Wind & Fire for "After the Love Has Gone"
  • Best R&B Instrumental Performance
    • Earth, Wind & Fire for "Boogie Wonderland"
  • Best Rhythm & Blues Song
    • Bill Champlin, David Foster & Jay Graydon (songwriters) for "After the Love Has Gone" performed by Earth, Wind & Fire

Rock

Spoken

Grammy Awards by year
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  Results from FactBites:
 
GRAMMY.com (889 words)
Future GRAMMY Awards shows will continue to be produced by Ken Ehrlich and John Cossette for Cossette Productions, and both will serve as executive producers.
"Producing the GRAMMY Awards for the past 25 years with Pierre has been one of the joys of my life, and carrying on the tradition of making each show memorable and different is something I am truly looking forward to," said Ehrlich.
Ehrlich has produced the GRAMMY Awards since 1980, and is one of television's most notable producers of music-related programming.
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