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Grammy Awards of 1984
26th Annual Grammy Awards
DateFebruary 28, 1984
LocationShrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
Hosted byJohn Denver
Most awardsMichael Jackson (8)
Most nominationsMichael Jackson (12)
Television/radio coverage
NetworkCBS
Viewership51.67 million viewers (record)[1]

The 26th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 28, 1984, at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, and were broadcast live on American television. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the year 1983. Michael Jackson, who had been recovering from scalp burns sustained due to an accident which occurred during filming of a Pepsi commercial, won a record eight awards during the show.[2][3] It is notable for garnering the largest Grammy Award television audience ever.

Album of the Year and Record of the Year went to Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson for Thriller and "Beat It", and Song of the Year went to The Police for "Every Breath You Take".

Ratings

The 26th Grammy Awards had the highest ratings in the awarding body's history with 51.67 million viewers, a record unmatched as of 2021, and is the second most watched live awards show in U.S. television history (after the 1998 Academy Awards).[1] Donna Summer opened the show with "She Works Hard for the Money", and a tribute to working women.

Performers

Winners

General

Blues

Children's

Classical

Comedy

Composing and arranging

Country

Folk

Gospel

Historical

Jazz

Latin

Musical show

Music video

Packaging and notes

Pop

Production and engineering

R&B

Rock

Spoken

References

  1. ^ a b "Whitney Houston Tragic Grammys Draw 39.9 Million Viewers, Second Most Watched Ever". Deadline.com. February 13, 2014. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ "Grammy honors thrill Jackson". The Milwaukee Sentinel. 29 February 1984. Retrieved 2011.
  3. ^ "1983 Grammy Award Winners". Grammy.com. Retrieved 2011.

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