Grammy Awards of 1983
The 25th Grammy Awards were held in 1983. They recognized accomplishments by musicians
from the previous year.
* Record of the Year
o Toto (producer & artist) for "Rosanna"
* Album of the Year
o Toto (producer & artist) for Toto IV
* Song of the Year
o Johnny Christopher, Mark James & Wayne Carson (songwriters) for
"Always on My Mind" performed by Willie Nelson
* Best New Artist
o Men at Work
* Best Traditional Blues Recording
o Clarence Gatemouth Brown for Alright Again
* Best Recording for Children
o David Levine & Lucy Simon (producers) for In Harmony 2 performed
by various artists
* Best Orchestral Performance
o Jay David Saks, Thomas Z. Shepard (producers), James Levine (conductor)
& the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for Mahler: Sym. No. 7 in E Min.
(Song of the Night)
* Best Classical Vocal Soloist Performance
o Zubin Mehta (conductor), Leontyne Price & the Israel Philharmonic
Orchestra for Verdi: Arias (Leontyne Price Sings Verdi)
* Best Opera Recording
o Andrew Kazdin (producer), Pierre Boulez (conductor), Jeannine Altmeyer,
Hermann Becht, Peter Hofmann, Siegfried Jerusalem, Gwyneth Jones, Manfred
Jung, Donald McIntyre, Matti Salminen, Ortrun Wenkel, Heinz Zednik &
the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra for Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen
* Best Choral Performance (other than opera)
o Georg Solti (conductor), Margaret Hillis (choir director) & the
Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus for Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust
* Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist (with orchestra)
o Daniel Barenboim (conductor), Itzhak Perlman & the Chicago Symphony
Orchestra for Elgar: Violin Concerto in B Minor
* Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist (without orchestra)
o Glenn Gould for Bach: The Goldberg Variations
* Best Chamber Music Performance
o Richard Goode & Richard Stoltzman for Brahms: The Sonatas for Clarinet
& Piano, Op. 120
* Best Classical Album
o Samuel H. Carter (producer) & Glenn Gould for Bach: The Goldberg
* Best Comedy Recording
o Richard Pryor for Live on the Sunset Strip
Composing and arranging
* Best Instrumental Composition
o John Williams (composer) for "Flying - Theme From E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial"
* Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television
o John Williams (composer) for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
* Best Arrangement on an Instrumental Recording
o John Williams (arranger) for "Flying - Theme From E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial"
* Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s)
o Jerry Hey & David Paich, Jeff Porcaro (arrangers) for "Rosanna"
performed by Toto
* Best Vocal Arrangement for Two or More Voices
o David Paich (arranger) for "Rosanna" performed by Toto
* Best Country Vocal Performance, Female
o Juice Newton for "Break It to Me Gently"
* Best Country Vocal Performance, Male
o Willie Nelson for "Always on My Mind"
* Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
o Alabama for Mountain Music
* Best Country Instrumental Performance
o Roy Clark for "Alabama Jubilee"
* Best Country Song
o Wayne Carson, Johnny Christopher & Mark James (songwriters) for
"Always on My Mind" performed by Willie Nelson
* Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording
o Queen Ida for Queen Ida & the Bon Temps Zydeco Band on Tour
* Best Gospel Performance, Traditional
o Blackwood Brothers for I'm Following You
* Best Gospel Performance, Contemporary
o Amy Grant for Age to Age
* Best Soul Gospel Performance, Traditional
o Al Green for Precious Lord
* Best Soul Gospel Performance, Contemporary
o Al Green for Higher Plane
* Best Inspirational Performance
o Barbara Mandrell for He Set My Life to Music
* Best Historical Album
o Alan Dell, Ethel Gabriel & Don Wardell (producers) for The Tommy
Dorsey/Frank Sinatra Sessions - Vols.1,2 & 3
* Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female
o Sarah Vaughan for Gershwin Live!
* Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male
o Mel Tormé for An Evening with George Shearing & Mel Tormé
* Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Duo or Group
o The Manhattan Transfer for "Route 66"
* Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Soloist
o Miles Davis for We Want Miles
* Best Instrumental Jazz Performance, Group
o Phil Woods for "More" Live
* Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Big Band
o Count Basie for Warm Breeze
* Best Jazz Fusion Performance, Vocal or Instrumental
o Pat Metheny Group for Offramp
* Best Latin Recording
o Machito for Machito & His Salsa Big Band '82
* Best Cast Show Album
o Henry Krieger (composer), Tom Eyen (lyricist), David Foster (producer)
& various artists for Dreamgirls
* Best Video of the Year
o Olivia Newton-John for Olivia Physical
Packaging and Notes
* Best Album Package
o John Kosh & Ron Larson (art directors) for Get Closer performed
by Linda Ronstadt
* Best Album Notes
o John Chilton & Richard M. Sudhalter (notes writers) for Bunny Berigan
- Giants Of Jazz performed by Bunny Berigan
* Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female
o Melissa Manchester for "You Should Hear How She Talks About You"
* Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male
o Lionel Richie for "Truly"
* Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
o Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnesfor "Up Where We Belong"
* Best Pop Instrumental Performance
o Ernie Watts for "Chariots of Fire Theme (Dance Version)"
Production and engineering
* Best Engineered Recording, Non-Classical
o Al Schmitt, David Leonard, Greg Ladanyi & Tom Knox (engineers) for
Toto IV performed by Toto
* Best Classical Engineered Recording
o Paul Goodman (engineer), James Levine (conductor) & the Chicago
Symphony Orchestra for Mahler: Symphony No. 7 in E Minor (Song of the
* Producer of the Year
* Classical Producer of the Year
o Robert Woods
* Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female
o Jennifer Holliday for "And I Am Telling You (I'm Not Going)"
* Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male
o Marvin Gaye for "Sexual Healing"
* Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
o Dazz Band for "Let It Whip"
o Earth, Wind & Fire for "Wanna Be With You"
* Best R&B Instrumental Performance
o Marvin Gaye for "Sexual Healing (Instrumental Version)"
* Best Rhythm & Blues Song
o Bill Champlin, Jay Graydon & Steve Lukather (songwriters) for "Turn
Your Love Around" performed by George Benson
* Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female
o Pat Benatar for "Shadows of the Night "
* Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male
o John Cougar Mellencamp for "Hurts So Good"
* Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
o Survivor for "Eye of the Tiger "
* Best Rock Instrumental Performance
o A Flock of Seagulls for "D.N.A."
* Best Spoken Word, Documentary or Drama Recording
o Tom Voegeli (producer) for Raiders of the Lost Ark - The Movie on Record
performed by various artists