American Music Awards of 1984

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11th Annual American Music Awards
DateJanuary 16, 1984
VenueShrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California
CountryUnited States
Hosted byLionel Richie
Television/radio coverage
Runtime180 min.
Produced byDick Clark Productions
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The 11th Annual American Music Awards were held on January 16, 1984. Michael Jackson was the big winner of the night, winning eight awards.

Michael Jackson won 8 awards


Artist(s) Song(s)
Lionel Richie "All Night Long (All Night)"
Barry Manilow "Read 'Em and Weep"
Alabama "Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler)"
Culture Club "Karma Chameleon"
(live from London)
Irene Cara "Flashdance... What a Feeling"
Barry Manilow Tribute to Michael Jackson:
"I'll Be There"
Lionel Richie Medley:
Barbara Mandrell
Richard Carpenter
Tribute to Karen Carpenter:
"We've Only Just Begun"
Janie Fricke "Let's Stop Talkin' About It"

Winners and nominees[edit]

Subcategory Winner Nominees
Pop/Rock Categories
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist Michael Jackson David Bowie
Billy Joel
Lionel Richie
Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist Pat Benatar Stevie Nicks
Donna Summer
Bonnie Tyler
Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group Daryl Hall & John Oates Def Leppard
Men at Work
The Police
Favorite Pop/Rock Album ThrillerMichael Jackson PyromaniaDef Leppard
Flashdance Soundtrack
SynchronicityThe Police
Favorite Pop/Rock Song "Billie Jean" – Michael Jackson "Flashdance... What a Feeling" – Irene Cara
"Every Breath You Take" – The Police
"Total Eclipse of the Heart" – Bonnie Tyler
Favorite Pop/Rock Video "Beat It" – Michael Jackson "Billie Jean" – Michael Jackson
"Tell Her About ItBilly Joel
Soul/R&B Categories
Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist Michael Jackson Rick James
Lionel Richie
Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist Aretha Franklin Angela Bofill
Irene Cara
Donna Summer
Favorite Soul/R&B Band/Duo/Group Gladys Knight & The Pips DeBarge
The Gap Band
The Isley Brothers
Favorite Soul/R&B Album ThrillerMichael Jackson VisionsGladys Knight & The Pips
Lionel RichieLionel Richie
Favorite Soul/R&B Song "All Night Long (All Night)" – Lionel Richie "Billie Jean" – Michael Jackson
"Cold Blooded" – Rick James
"Juicy Fruit" – Mtume
Favorite Soul/R&B Video "Beat It" – Michael Jackson "Billie Jean" – Michael Jackson
"She Works Hard for the Money" – Donna Summer
Country Categories
Favorite Country Male Artist Willie Nelson Charley Pride
Kenny Rogers
Conway Twitty
Favorite Country Female Artist Barbara Mandrell Janie Fricke
Crystal Gayle
Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group Alabama The Oak Ridge Boys
Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
The Statler Brothers
Favorite Country Album The Closer You Get...Alabama Somebody's Gonna Love YouLee Greenwood
Pancho & LeftyMerle Haggard & Willie Nelson
Highways & HeartachesRicky Skaggs
Favorite Country Song "Islands in the Stream" – Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton "Dixieland Delight" – Alabama
"Swingin'" – John Anderson
"Love Song" – The Oak Ridge Boys
Favorite Country Video "Dixieland Delight" – Alabama "Pancho & Lefty" – Merle Haggard & Willie Nelson
"Potential New Boyfriend" – Dolly Parton
Michael Jackson