American Music Awards of 1992

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19th Annual American Music Awards
DateJanuary 27, 1992
LocationShrine Auditorium,
Los Angeles, California
CountryUnited States
Hosted byMC Hammer
Most awardsC+C Music Factory (5)
Most nominationsC+C Music Factory (6)
Television/radio coverage
Runtime180 min.
Produced byDick Clark Productions
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The 19th Annual American Music Awards were held on January 27, 1992, at the Shrine Auditorium, in Los Angeles, California. The awards recognized the most popular artists and albums from the year 1991.

C+C Music Factory were the most nominated and the big winners of the night, winning five out of the 6 trophies they were up to. Pop star Michael Bolton, soul's Luther Vandross and Natalie Cole each garnered two awards.[1]


Artist(s) Song(s)
MC Hammer "Do Not Pass Me By"
Color Me Badd Medley:
"I Adore Mi Amor"
"I Wanna Sex You Up"
"All 4 Love"
Reba McEntire "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia"
Guns N' Roses "Yesterdays"[a]
Whitney Houston Medley:
"I'm Your Baby Tonight"
"My Name Is Not Susan"
"Who Do You Love"
Celine Dion
Peabo Bryson
"Beauty and the Beast"
Wynonna Judd "She Is His Only Need"
James Brown Medley:
"Please, Please, Please"
"Papa's Got a Brand New Bag"
"Sex Machine"
"It's Time To Love"
"Out of Sight"
Boyz II Men "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday"
Travis Tritt "Anymore"
MC Hammer "2 Legit 2 Quit"
"Pump It Up"


  • ^[a] Pre-taped in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Subcategory Winner Nominees
Pop/Rock Category
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist Michael Bolton Bryan Adams
Rod Stewart
Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist Paula Abdul Mariah Carey
Whitney Houston
Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group C+C Music Factory Color Me Badd
Guns N' Roses
Favorite Pop/Rock Album Time, Love & TendernessMichael Bolton Gonna Make You SweatC+C Music Factory
Unforgettable... with LoveNatalie Cole
Out of TimeR.E.M.
Favorite Pop/Rock Song "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" – Bryan Adams "I Wanna Sex You Up" – Color Me Badd
"More Than Words" – Extreme
Favorite Pop/Rock New Artist C+C Music Factory Boyz II Men
Color Me Badd
Soul/R&B Category
Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist Luther Vandross LL Cool J
Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist Mariah Carey Natalie Cole
Whitney Houston
Favorite Soul/R&B Band/Duo/Group Bell Biv DeVoe Boyz II Men
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
Favorite Soul/R&B Album Power of LoveLuther Vandross CooleyhighharmonyBoyz II Men
I'm Your Baby TonightWhitney Houston
New Jack City – soundtrack
Favorite Soul/R&B Song "I Wanna Sex You Up" – Color Me Badd "I Adore Mi Amor" – Color Me Badd
"Motownphilly" – Boyz II Men
Favorite Soul/R&B New Artist Boyz II Men Color Me Badd
Country Category
Favorite Country Male Artist Garth Brooks Clint Black
Ricky Van Shelton
Favorite Country Female Artist Reba McEntire Kathy Mattea
Dolly Parton
Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group Alabama The Judds
Kentucky Headhunters
Favorite Country Album No FencesGarth Brooks Put Yourself in My ShoesClint Black
Ropin' the WindGarth Brooks
Don't Rock the JukeboxAlan Jackson
Rumor Has ItReba McEntire
It's All About to ChangeTravis Tritt
Favorite Country Song "The Thunder Rolls" – Garth Brooks "Here's a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)" – Travis Tritt
"She's in Love with the Boy" – Trisha Yearwood
Favorite Country New Artist Trisha Yearwood Billy Dean
Pam Tillis
Adult Contemporary Category
Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist Natalie Cole Paula Abdul
Whitney Houston
Favorite Adult Contemporary Album Unforgettable... with LoveNatalie Cole SpellboundPaula Abdul
I'm Your Baby TonightWhitney Houston
Favorite Adult Contemporary New Artist Michael W. Smith Marc Cohn
The Triplets
Dance Category
Favorite Dance Artist C+C Music Factory Madonna
Crystal Waters
Favorite Dance Song "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" – C+C Music Factory "Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)" – Crystal Waters
"Someday" – Mariah Carey
Favorite Dance New Artist C+C Music Factory The KLF
Crystal Waters
Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Category
Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Artist Guns N' Roses Metallica
Van Halen
Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Album For Unlawful Carnal KnowledgeVan Halen Use Your Illusion IGuns N' Roses
Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock New Artist Firehouse Alice in Chains
Rap/Hip-Hop Category
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist MC Hammer DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album HomebaseDJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince Mama Said Knock You OutLL Cool J
Apocalypse 91... The Enemy Strikes BlackPublic Enemy
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop New Artist Naughty by Nature DJ Quik
Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch
James Brown


  1. ^ "C + C Tops American Music Awards". The Washington Post. Retrieved January 13, 2019.