American Music Awards of 1988

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15th Annual American Music Awards
Format Awards show
Starring Mick Fleetwood
Barry Gibb
Maurice Gibb
Robin Gibb
Whitney Houston
Country of origin USA
Production
Running time 180 min.
Production company(s) Dick Clark Productions
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
First shown in January 25, 1988

The 15th Annual American Music Awards were held on January 25, 1988.

Pop/Rock Category[edit]

Subcategory Winner Nominees
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist Michael Jackson Paul Simon
George Michael
Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist Whitney Houston Janet Jackson
Madonna
Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group Bon Jovi Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam
U2
Favorite Pop/Rock Album Graceland - Paul Simon "Slippery When Wet" - Bon Jovi
"The Joshua Tree" - U2
"Whitesnake - 1987" - Whitesnake
Favorite Pop/Rock Single "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" - Whitney Houston "Livin' On A Prayer" - Bon Jovi
"Shakedown" - Bob Seger
Favorite Pop/Rock Video "When I Think of You" - Janet Jackson "Sledgehammer" - Peter Gabriel
"I Didn't Meant To Turn You On" - Robert Palmer

Soul/R&B Category[edit]

Subcategory Winner Nominees
Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist Luther Vandross LL Cool J
Smokey Robinson
Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist Anita Baker Whitney Houston
Janet Jackson
Favorite Soul/R&B Band, Duo, or Group Cameo Atlantic Starr
Run-D.M.C.
New Edition
Favorite Soul/R&B Album Rapture - Anita Baker Bigger & Deffer - LL Cool J
Give Me the Reason - Luther Vandross
Favorite Soul/R&B Single "Bad" - Michael Jackson Cassanova - Levert
Looking For A New Love - Jody Watley
Favorite Soul/R&B Video "When I Think of You" - Janet Jackson

Country Category[edit]

Subcategory Winner Nominees
Favorite Country Male Artist Randy Travis George Strait
Hank Williams, Jr.
Favorite Country Female Artist Reba McEntire Rosanne Cash
Tanya Tucker
Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group Alabama The Judds
Restless Heart
Favorite Country Album Storms of Life - Randy Travis Heartland - The Judds
Ocean Front Property - George Strait
Favorite Country Single "Forever and Ever, Amen" - Randy Travis Ocean Front Property - George Strait
Born to Boogie - Hank Williams, Jr.
Favorite Country Video "Forever and Ever, Amen" - Randy Travis "What Am I Going To Do About You" - Reba McEntire
"My Name Is Bocephus" - Hank Williams, Jr.

Award of Merit[edit]

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