Remembering Amazing Grammy Award Winners Of The 80s
This year’s Grammy Awards presentation takes place Sunday, February 4th at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. Whether or not you’ll be watching the telecast on CBS or Paramount+, it’s always nice to highlight the amazing 1980’s Grammy Award winners. After all, we specialize in playing “the hits of the 80s, 90s and more” on 96.3 KKLZ. In fact, we’re featuring lots of these songs this week on the “Top 3 at 7 Countdown” each weeknight.
Incredible Grammy Award Winners Of The 1980’s
Without a doubt, the decade begins with an incredible feat. A soft-spoken singer-songwriter from Texas will sweep all four major trophies for 1980. As a matter of fact, Christopher Cross would win five Grammys in all, including Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year. His self-titled debut album features the hits “Sailing,” “Never Be The Same,” and this 80s smash!
How about Pat Benatar winning four consecutive years during the early 80s? From 1980 through 1983, she owns the Grammy category for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. Here’s one of those Grammy winners from 1982:
Of course, we cannot forget that amazing ceremony where Michael Jackson sets a Grammy Awards record. In 1984, the “King of Pop” would win an incredible eight Grammys! His record-breaking album Thriller was flying off record store shelves. It features seven top 10 singles on the Billboard Magazine Hot 100 chart, which also set a record at that time.
As expected, Jackson won the Grammy for Album of the Year. The surprising category that year was for Song of the Year. In fact, MJ had two number one hits in that category: “Billie Jean” and “Beat It.” However, those songs would lose out to the best-selling single of the year, “Every Breath You Take” by The Police. But Jackson would come back to win two Grammys for “Beat It,” including Best Male Rock Vocal Performance, and Record of the Year.
That’s just a few of the amazing Grammy Award winners of the 1980’s. There are plenty more, so maybe we’ll do Part Two at a later date.
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