On February 26 in Black History...Fats Domino and the 1985 Grammy Awards
In 1985, African-American musicians won awards in three BEST and several other key categories at the Grammy Awards ceremony.
Lionel Richie's 'Can't Slow Down' won BEST ALBUM of 1984.
Tina Turner's 'What's Love Got to Do With It' took the BEST RECORD slot and earned her the title Best Female Pop Vocalist.
The Pointer Sisters won BEST POP GROUP for 'Jump.
Other winners for the night included:
Best Soul Gospel Performance, Female - Shirley Caesar for Sailin'
Best Soul Gospel Performance, Male - Andrae Crouch for "Always Remember"
Best Soul Gospel Performance by a Duo or Group - Shirley Caesar & Al Green for "Sailin' on the Sea of Your Love"
Best Inspirational Performance - Donna Summer for "Forgive Me"
JazzBest Jazz Instrumental Performance, Soloist - Wynton Marsalis for Hot House Flowers
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Group - Art Blakey for "New York Scene" performed by Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Big Band - Count Basie for 88 Basie Street
Best Jazz Vocal Performance - Joe Williams for Nothin' But the Blues
Best Video Album - Michael Jackson for Making Michael Jackson's Thriller
Best Pop Instrumental Performance - Ray Parker Jr. for "Ghostbusters (Instrumental)"
Producer of the Year (Non-Classical) - James Anthony Carmichael & Lionel Richie
Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female - Chaka Khan for "I Feel for You"
Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal - James Ingram & Michael McDonald for "Yah Mo B There"
Best R&B Instrumental Performance - Herbie Hancock for Sound System
Best Rhythm & Blues Song - Prince (songwriter) for "I Feel For You" performed by Chaka Khan
Best Reggae Recording - Black Uhuru for Anthem
RockBest Rock Vocal Performance, Female - Tina Turner for "Better Be Good to Me"
Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal - Prince & the Revolution for Purple Rain - Music From the Motion Picture