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23rd Annual Grammy Awards

23rd Annual Grammy Awards
DateFebruary 25, 1981
LocationRadio City Music Hall, New York City
Hosted byPaul Simon
Television/radio coverage
NetworkCBS

The 23rd Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 25, 1981, at Radio City Music Hall in New York City and were broadcast live on American television. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the year 1980.[1][2]

Album of the Year went to Michael Omartian and Christopher Cross for Christopher Cross, Record and Song of the Year went to Christopher Cross for "Sailing". Cross is currently the only artist in Grammy history to win all four General Field awards in a single ceremony, bringing home Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist.

Award winners

Children's

Classical

Comedy

Composing and arranging

Country

Folk

Gospel

Historical

Jazz

Latin

Musical show

Packaging and notes

Pop

Production and engineering

R&B

Rock

Spoken word

Trivia

  • Christopher Cross became the first artist to win all four general-field awards in one night: Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist.

References

  1. ^ "5 Grammys on first try". The Deseret News. 26 February 1981. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
  2. ^ "1980 Grammy Award Winners". Grammy.com. Retrieved 1 May 2011.

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