American Music Awards of 1986

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13th Annual American Music Awards
Starring Diana Ross
Country of origin USA
Production
Running time 180 min.
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
First shown in January 27, 1986

The 13th Annual American Music Awards were held on January 27, 1986.

Pop/Rock Category[edit]

Subcategory Winner Nominees
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist Bruce Springsteen Phil Collins
Prince
Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist Tina Turner Whitney Houston
Madonna
Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group Chicago Kool & The Gang
Tears for Fears
Favorite Pop/Rock Album Born in the U.S.A. - Bruce Springsteen No Jacket Required - Phil Collins
Like a Virgin - Madonna
Favorite Pop/Rock Single "The Power of Love" - Huey Lewis and the News "Money For Nothing" - Dire Straits
"Careless Whisper" - Wham!
Favorite Pop/Rock Video "The Power of Love" - Huey Lewis and the News "Take On Me" - a-ha
"Easy Lover" - Philip Bailey & Phil Collins
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Video Artist Bruce Springsteen Phil Collins
Huey Lewis
Favorite Pop/Rock Female Video Artist Pat Benatar Aretha Franklin
Madonna
Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group Video Artist Wham! Eurythmics
Tears for Fears

Soul/R&B Category[edit]

Subcategory Winner Nominees
Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist Stevie Wonder Prince
Luther Vandross
Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist Aretha Franklin Whitney Houston
Diana Ross
Favorite Soul/R&B Band, Duo, or Group Kool & The Gang New Edition
Ready For The World
Favorite Soul/R&B Album Emergency - Kool & The Gang Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston
The Night I Fell in Love - Luther Vandross
Favorite Soul/R&B Single "You Give Good Love" - Whitney Houston "Nightshift" - The Commodores
"You Are My Lady" - Freddie Jackson
Favorite Soul/R&B Video "Saving All My Love for You" - Whitney Houston "Freeway of Love" - Aretha Franklin
"Oh, Sheila" - Ready For The World
Favorite Soul/R&B Male Video Artist Stevie Wonder Philip Bailey & Phil Collins
Prince
Favorite Soul/R&B Female Video Artist Aretha Franklin Whitney Houston
Sade
Favorite Soul/R&B Band/Duo/Group Video Artist The Pointer Sisters Ashford & Simpson
Kool & The Gang

Country Category[edit]

Subcategory Winner Nominees
Favorite Country Male Artist Willie Nelson Lee Greenwood
Hank Williams, Jr.
Favorite Country Female Artist Crystal Gayle Anne Murray
Dolly Parton
Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group Alabama The Judds
The Oak Ridge Boys
Favorite Country Album 40-Hour Week - Alabama City of New Orleans - Willie Nelson
Country Boy - Ricky Skaggs
Favorite Country Single "Forgiving You Was Easy" - Willie Nelson "There's No Way" - Alabama
"Dixie Road" - Lee Greenwood
Favorite Country Video "The Highwayman" - The Highwaymen "40 Hour Week" - Alabama
"All My Rowdy Friends" - Hank William, Jr.
Favorite Country Male Video Artist Hank Williams, Jr. Lee Greenwood
Ricky Skaggs
Favorite Country Female Video Artist Crystal Gayle Janie Fricke
Anne Murray
Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group Video Artist The Highwayman Alabama
The Oak Ridge Boys

Award of Merit[edit]

References[edit]