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80s Grammys

1980

Album: “Christopher Cross,” Christopher Cross
Song: “Sailing,” Christopher Cross
Best New Artist: Christopher Cross

1981

Album: “Double Fantasy,” John Lennon/Yoko Ono
Song: “Bette Davis Eyes,” Kim Carnes
Best New Artist: Sheena Easton

1982

Album: “Toto 4,” Toto
Song: “Always On My Mind,” Willie Nelson
Best New Artist: Men At Work

1983

Album: “Thriller,” Michael Jackson
Song: “Every Breath You Take,” The Police
Best New Artist: Culture Club

1984

Album: “Can’t Slow Down,” Lionel Richie
Song: “What’s Love Got To Do With It,” Tina Turner
Best New Artist: Cyndi Lauper

1985

Album: “No Jacket Required,” Phil Collins
Song: “We Are The World,” sung by USA For Africa
Best New Artist: Sade

1986

Album: “Graceland,” Paul Simon
Song: “That’s What Friends Are For,” sung by Dionne Warwick, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight
Best New Artist: Bruce Hornsby & The Range

1987

Album: “The Joshua Tree,” U2
Song: “Somewhere Out There,” sung by Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram
Best New Artist: Jody Watley

1988

Album: “Faith,” George Michael
Song: “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” Bobby McFerrin
Best New Artist: Tracy Chapman

1989

Album: “Nick of Time,” Bonnie Raitt
Song: “Wind Beneath My Wings,” Bette Midler
Best New Artist: Milli Vanilli (revoked)

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