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22nd Annual Grammy Awards
DateFebruary 27, 1980
Location Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
Hosted by Kenny Rogers
Most awards Kenny Rogers (5)
Most nominations
Television/radio coverage
Network CBS
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The 22nd Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 27, 1980, at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, and were broadcast live on American television. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the year 1979. This year was notable for being the first year to have a designated category for Rock music. [1] [2]

Album of the Year went to Phil Ramone and Billy Joel for 52nd Street, and Song of the Year went to Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald for " What a Fool Believes".


Record of the Year
Album of the Year
Song of the Year
Best New Artist




Best Comedy Recording

Composing and arranging

Best Instrumental Composition
Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special
  • "Superman"
    • John Williams (composer)
Best Instrumental Arrangement
Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocals


Best Country Vocal Performance, Female
Best Country Vocal Performance, Male
Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group
Best Country Instrumental Performance
Best Country Song


The award for Best Disco Recording was first given out at the 1980 Grammy Awards; however, this was the only year it was ever presented.

Best Disco Recording






Musical show

Packaging and notes


Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male
Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus
Best Pop Instrumental Performance

Production and engineering


Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female
Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male
Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus
Best R&B Instrumental Performance
Best R&B Song


Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female
Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male
Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group
Best Rock Instrumental Performance



  1. ^ "Doobies top Grammy parade". The Milwaukee Sentinel. 28 February 1980. Retrieved 1 May 2011.[ permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "1979 Grammy Award Winners". Retrieved 1 May 2011.