23rd Annual Grammy Awards

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23rd Annual Grammy Awards
Date February 25, 1981
Location Radio City Music Hall, New York City
Hosted by Paul Simon
Television/radio coverage
Network CBS

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 was the first 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




Composing and arranging







Musical show

Packaging and notes


Production and engineering



Spoken word


  • 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.


  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.

External links

  • 23rd Grammy Awards at the Internet Movie Database
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