American Music Awards of 1978

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5th Annual American Music Awards
DateJanuary 16, 1978
VenueSanta Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California
CountryUnited States
Hosted byGlen Campbell
David Soul
Natalie Cole
Television/radio coverage
Runtime120 min.
Produced byDick Clark Productions
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The fifth Annual American Music Awards were held on January 16, 1978.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Subcategory Winner Nominees
Pop/Rock Category
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist Barry Manilow Peter Frampton
Stevie Wonder
Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist Linda Ronstadt Rita Coolidge
Barbra Streisand
Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group Fleetwood Mac The Eagles
KC & The Sunshine Band
Favorite Pop/Rock Album RumoursFleetwood Mac Eagles, Hotel California
Star Wars
Favorite Pop/Rock Song "You Light Up My Life" – Debby Boone "I Just Want To Be Your Everything" – Andy Gibb
"Star Wars Medley" – Meco
Soul/R&B Category
Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist Stevie Wonder George Benson
Barry White
Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist Natalie Cole Aretha Franklin
Donna Summer
Favorite Soul/R&B Band/Duo/Group Earth Wind and Fire Commodores
KC & The Sunshine Band
Favorite Soul/R&B Album Songs in the Key of LifeStevie Wonder CommodoresCommodores
Barry White Sings for Someone You LoveBarry White
Favorite Soul/R&B Song "Best of My Love" – The Emotions "Brick House" – Commodores
"It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next to Me" – Barry White
Country Category
Favorite Country Male Artist Conway Twitty Waylon Jennings
Kenny Rogers
Favorite Country Female Artist Loretta Lynn Crystal Gayle
Dolly Parton
Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn George Jones & Tammy Wynette
The Statler Brothers
Favorite Country Album New Harvest - First GatheringDolly Parton Are You Ready for the CountryWaylon Jennings
Ol' WaylonWaylon Jennings
Favorite Country Song "Lucille" – Kenny Rogers "Southern Nights" – Glen Campbell
"She's Got You" – Loretta Lynn
Ella Fitzgerald