American Music Awards of 1994

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21st Annual American Music Awards
DateFebruary 7, 1994
LocationShrine Auditorium,
Los Angeles, California
CountryUnited States
Hosted byMeat Loaf
Reba McEntire
Will Smith
Most awardsWhitney Houston (7 + 1 special award)
Most nominationsWhitney Houston (8)
Television/radio coverage
Runtime180 min.
Produced byDick Clark Productions
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The 21st Annual American Music Awards were held on February 7, 1994, at the Shrine Auditorium, in Los Angeles, California. The awards recognized the most popular artists and albums from the year 1993.

Whitney Houston was the big winner of the night, winning seven out of the eight awards she was nominated for. She also won the Award of Merit that night.


Artist(s) Song(s)
Toni Braxton "Another Sad Love Song"
Brooks & Dunn "Hard Workin' Man"
Michael Bolton "Said I Loved You...But I Lied"
Snoop Doggy Dogg
Dr. Dre
"Gin and Juice"
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince "I Wanna Rock"
Kenny G "Forever in Love"
Gloria Estefan "Mi Tierra"
Vince Gill and Gladys Knight "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing"
Gin Blossoms "Hey Jealousy"
Whitney Houston "I Loves You, Porgy"
"And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going"
"I Have Nothing"
Meat Loaf "Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through"
Rod Stewart "Maggie May"
"Having a Party"

Winners and nominees[edit]

Subcategory Winner Nominees
Pop/Rock Category
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist Eric Clapton Michael Bolton
Michael Jackson
Rod Stewart
Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist Whitney Houston Mariah Carey
Gloria Estefan
Janet Jackson
Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group Aerosmith Pearl Jam
Favorite Pop/Rock Album The Bodyguard Soundtrack - Whitney Houston janet. - Janet Jackson
Pocket Full of Kryptonite - Spin Doctors
Favorite Pop/Rock Song "I Will Always Love You" - Whitney Houston "Can't Help Falling in Love" - UB40
"Whoomp! (There It Is)" - Tag Team
Favorite Pop/Rock New Artist Stone Temple Pilots Blind Melon
Soul/R&B Category
Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist Luther Vandross Babyface
Bobby Brown
Michael Jackson
Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist Whitney Houston Toni Braxton
Mariah Carey
Janet Jackson
Favorite Soul/R&B Band/Duo/Group En Vogue Arrested Development
Favorite Soul/R&B Album The Bodyguard Soundtrack - Whitney Houston janet - Janet Jackson
It's About Time SWV
Lose Control - Silk
Favorite Soul/R&B Song "I Will Always Love You" - Whitney Houston "Dreamlover" - Mariah Carey
"That's the Way Love Goes" - Janet Jackson
Favorite Soul/R&B New Artist Toni Braxton Silk
Country Category
Favorite Country Male Artist Garth Brooks Vince Gill
Alan Jackson
George Strait
Favorite Country Female Artist Reba McEntire Mary Chapin Carpenter
Dolly Parton
Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group Alabama Brooks & Dunn
Little Texas
Favorite Country Album A Lot About Livin' (And a Little 'Bout Love) - Alan Jackson Hard Workin' Man - Brooks & Dunn
In Pieces - Garth Brooks
It's Your Call - Reba McEntire
Favorite Country Song "Chattahoochee" - Alan Jackson "A Bad Goodbye" - Clint Black & Wynonna
"Romeo" - Dolly Parton & Friends
Favorite Country New Artist John Michael Montgomery Tracy Byrd
Clay Walker
Adult Contemporary Category
Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist Kenny G Michael Bolton
Whitney Houston
Favorite Adult Contemporary Album The Bodyguard Soundtrack - Whitney Houston Breathless - Kenny G
River of Dreams - Billy Joel
Unplugged...and Seated - Rod Stewart
Favorite Adult Contemporary New Artist Toni Braxton Lauren Christy
Lisa Keith
Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Category
Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Artist Aerosmith Metallica
Pearl Jam
Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock New Artist Stone Temple Pilots Blind Melon
The Smashing Pumpkins
Rap/Hip-Hop Category
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist Dr. Dre Arrested Development
Naughty by Nature
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop New Artist Dr. Dre Onyx
Whitney Houston
International Artist Award
Rod Stewart