American Music Awards of 1985

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12th Annual American Music Awards
Starring Lionel Richie
Country of origin USA
Production
Running time 180 min.
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
First shown in January 28, 1985

The 12th Annual American Music Awards were held on January 28, 1985.

Pop/Rock Category[edit]

Subcategory Winner Nominees
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist Lionel Richie Prince
Bruce Springsteen
Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist Cyndi Lauper Madonna
Linda Ronstadt
Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group Daryl Hall & John Oates Huey Lewis and the News
Van Halen
Favorite Pop/Rock Album Purple Rain - Prince Thriller - Michael Jackson
Can't Slow Down - Lionel Richie
Favorite Pop/Rock Single "Dancing In The Dark" - Bruce Springsteen "When Doves Cry" - Prince
"What's Love Got To Do With It" - Tina Turner
Favorite Pop/Rock Video "Hello" - Lionel Richie "Ghostbusters" - Ray Parker, Jr.
"When Doves Cry" - Prince
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Video Artist Lionel Richie Prince
Bruce Springsteen
Favorite Pop/Rock Female Video Artist Cyndi Lauper Laura Branigan
Tina Turner
Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group Video Artist Huey Lewis and the News Culture Club
Duran Duran

Soul/R&B Category[edit]

Subcategory Winner Nominees
Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist Michael Jackson Lionel Richie
Prince
Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist Tina Turner Sheila E.
Chaka Khan
Favorite Soul/R&B Band, Duo, or Group The Jacksons The Pointer Sisters
Kool & The Gang
Favorite Black Album Purple Rain - Prince Thriller - Michael Jackson
Can't Slow Down - Lionel Richie
Favorite Black Single "When Doves Cry" - Prince "Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)" - Billy Ocean
"What's Love Got To Do With It" - Tina Turner
Favorite Soul/R&B Video "Hello" - Lionel Richie "Ghostbusters" - Ray Parker, Jr.
"When Doves Cry" - Prince
Favorite Soul/R&B Male Video Artist Lionel Richie Ray Parker, Jr.
Prince
Favorite Soul/R&B Female Video Artist Tina Turner Sheila E.
Chaka Khan
Favorite Soul/R&B Band/Duo/Group Video Artist The Pointer Sisters Kool & The Gang
The Time

Country Category[edit]

Subcategory Winner Nominees
Favorite Country Male Artist Kenny Rogers Ricky Skaggs
Hank Williams, Jr.
Favorite Country Female Artist Barbara Mandrell Anne Murray
Dolly Parton
Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group Alabama The Oak Ridge Boys
The Statler Brothers
Favorite Country Album Eyes That See in the Dark - Kenny Rogers Roll On - Alabama
Don't Cheat in Our Hometown - Ricky Skaggs
Favorite Country Single "Islands in the Stream" - Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton "Mama He's Crazy" - The Judds
"A Little Good News" - Anne Murray
Favorite Country Video "A Little Good News" - Anne Murray "Tougher Than Leather" - Willie Nelson
"Elizabeth" - The Statler Brothers
Favorite Country Male Video Artist Willie Nelson Waylon Jennings
Hank Williams, Jr.
Favorite Country Female Video Artist Anne Murray Gus Hardin
Charly McClain
Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group Video Artist The Oak Ridge Boys The Statler Borhters
Hank Williams, Jr. & Waylon Jennings

Award of Merit[edit]

References[edit]