American Music Awards of 1974

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1st Annual American Music Awards
DateFebruary 19, 1974
VenueEarl Carroll Theatre, New York City
CountryUnited States
Hosted byDonny Osmond
Michael Jackson
Rodney Allen Rippy
Rick Segall
Television/radio coverage
Runtime120 min.
Produced byDick Clark Productions
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The first Annual American Music Awards was a televised awards show, produced by Dick Clark Productions, which aired on ABC February 19, 1974.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Subcategory Winner Nominees
Pop/Rock Category
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist Jim Croce Elton John
Stevie Wonder
Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist Helen Reddy Roberta Flack
Diana Ross
Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group The Carpenters Gladys Knight & The Pips
Tony Orlando & Dawn
Favorite Pop/Rock Album Lady Sings The BluesDiana Ross Summer BreezeSeals & Crofts
The World Is A GhettoWar
Favorite Pop/Rock Song "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" – Tony Orlando & Dawn "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" – Jim Croce
"Killing Me Softly" – Roberta Flack
Soul/R&B Category
Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist Stevie Wonder James Brown
Al Green
Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist Roberta Flack Aretha Franklin
Betty Wright
Favorite Soul/R&B Band/Duo/Group The Temptations Gladys Knight & The Pips
The O'Jays
Favorite Soul/R&B Album I'm Still In Love With YouAl Green Let's Get It OnMarvin Gaye
The World Is A GhettoWar
Favorite Soul/R&B Song "Superstition" – Stevie Wonder "Me and Mrs. Jones" – Billy Paul
"Midnight Train to Georgia" – Gladys Knight & the Pips
Country Category
Favorite Country Male Artist Charley Pride Merle Haggard
Conway Twitty
Favorite Country Female Artist Lynn Anderson Loretta Lynn
Tammy Wynette
Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group The Carter Family The Osborne Brothers
The Statler Brothers
Favorite Country Album A Sunshiny Day with Charley PrideCharley Pride Behind Closed DoorsCharlie Rich
First Songs Of The First LadyTammy Wynette
Favorite Country Song "Behind Closed Doors" – Charlie Rich "Why Me" – Kris Kristofferson
"You've Never Been This Far Before" – Conway Twitty
Bing Crosby