American Music Awards of 1995

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22nd Annual American Music Awards
DateJanuary 30, 1995
LocationShrine Auditorium,
Los Angeles, California
CountryUnited States
Hosted byTom Jones
Lorrie Morgan
Queen Latifah
Most awardsBoyz II Men (3)
Most nominationsBoyz II Men and Mariah Carey (4 each)
Television/radio coverage
Runtime180 min.
Produced byDick Clark Productions
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The 22nd Annual American Music Awards were held on January 30, 1995, at the Shrine Auditorium, in Los Angeles, California. The awards recognized the most popular artists and albums from the year 1994.


Artist(s) Song(s)
Little Richard
The Go-Go's
"Tutti Frutti"[a]
Celine Dion "The Power of Love"
Boyz II Men "On Bended Knee"
Crash Test Dummies "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm"
Lorrie Morgan "Something In Red"
"Take a Bow"
Tim McGraw "Refried Dreams"
Queen Latifah "My Funny Valentine"
Tom Jones "I Wanna Get Back with You"
Page and Plant[c] "Black Dog"
Jamie King[b] The Purple medley:
"When Doves Cry"
"Cream (Prince song)"
"Purple Rain"
Prince "I Hate U"
"Billy Jack Bitch"
Black Men United "U Will Know"
Harry Belafonte
Quincy Jones
Kenny Rogers
All the artists
"We Are the World"^[d]


Winners and nominees[edit]

Subcategory Winner Nominees
Pop/Rock Category
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist Michael Bolton Bryan Adams
Meat Loaf
Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist Mariah Carey Janet Jackson
Bonnie Raitt
Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group Ace of Base Pink Floyd
Stone Temple Pilots
Favorite Pop/Rock Album The Lion King Soundtrack Music BoxMariah Carey
August and Everything AfterCounting Crows
Favorite Pop/Rock Song "I'll Make Love To You" – Boyz II Men "The Sign" – Ace of Base
"The Power of Love" – Celine Dion
Favorite Pop/Rock New Artist Ace of Base All-4-One
Counting Crows
Soul/R&B Category
Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist Babyface Tevin Campbell
Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist Anita Baker Toni Braxton
Janet Jackson
Favorite Soul/R&B Band/Duo/Group Boyz II Men Jodeci
Favorite Soul/R&B Album Toni BraxtonToni Braxton Music BoxMariah Carey
12 PlayR. Kelly
Favorite Soul/R&B Song "I'll Make Love To You" – Boyz II Men "I Swear" – All-4-One
"Whatta Man" – Salt-N-Pepa & En Vogue
Favorite Soul/R&B New Artist All-4-One Aaliyah
Warren G
Country Category
Favorite Country Male Artist Garth Brooks Vince Gill
Alan Jackson
Favorite Country Female Artist Reba McEntire Mary Chapin Carpenter
Lorrie Morgan
Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group Alabama Brooks & Dunn
Little Texas
Favorite Country Album Read My MindReba McEntire Who I AmAlan Jackson
Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles – Various Artists
Favorite Country Song "Whenever You Come Around" – Vince Gill "Indian Outlaw" – Tim McGraw
"I Swear" – John Michael Montgomery
Favorite Country New Artist Tim McGraw Faith Hill
The Mavericks
Adult Contemporary Category
Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist Michael Bolton Boyz II Men
Mariah Carey
Alternative Category
Favorite Alternative Artist Counting Crows Green Day
Nine Inch Nails
Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Category
Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Artist Nirvana Pearl Jam
Stone Temple Pilots
Rap/Hip-Hop Category
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist Snoop Doggy Dogg Salt-N-Pepa
Warren G
International Artist Award
Led Zeppelin