American Music Awards of 1990

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17th Annual American Music Awards
Starring Anita Baker
Alice Cooper
Gloria Estefan
Naomi Judd
Wynonna Judd
Country of origin USA
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
First shown in January 22, 1990

The 17th Annual American Music Awards were held on January 22, 1990.

Pop/Rock Category[edit]

Subcategory Winner Nominees
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist Bobby Brown Richard Marx
John Cougar Mellencamp
Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist Paula Abdul Anita Baker
Madonna
Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group New Kids on the Block Bon Jovi
Milli Vanilli
Favorite Pop/Rock Album Hangin' Tough - New Kids on the Block Forever Your Girl - Paula Abdul
Don't Be Cruel - Bobby Brown
Favorite Pop/Rock Single "Girl You Know It's True" - Milli Vanilli "I'll Be There for You" - Bon Jovi
"Don't Wanna Lose You" - Gloria Estefan
Favorite Pop/Rock New Artist Milli Vanilli Living Colour
Traveling Wilburys

Soul/R&B Category[edit]

Subcategory Winner Nominees
Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist Luther Vandross Bobby Brown
Prince
Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist Anita Baker Paula Abdul
Stephanie Mills
Favorite Soul/R&B Band, Duo, or Group The O'Jays Guy
Soul II Soul
Favorite Soul/R&B Album Don't Be Cruel - Bobby Brown Let's Get It Started - MC Hammer
Karyn White - Karyn White
Favorite Soul/R&B Single "Miss You Much" - Janet Jackson "Just Because" - Anita Baker
"Keep on Movin'" - Soul II Soul
Favorite Soul/R&B New Artist Milli Vanilli Babyface
Soul II Soul

Country Category[edit]

Subcategory Winner Nominees
Favorite Country Male Artist Randy Travis George Strait
Hank Williams, Jr.
Favorite Country Female Artist Reba McEntire K.T. Oslin
Dolly Parton
Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group Alabama Highway 101
The Judds
Favorite Country Album Old 8x10 - Randy Travis Beyond the Blue Neon - George Strait
Greatest Hits III - Hank Williams, Jr.
Favorite Country Single "Deeper Than the Holler" - Randy Travis "If I Had You" - Alabama
"Baby's Gotten Good at Goodbye" - George Strait
Favorite Country New Artist Clint Black Cee Cee Chapman
Skip Ewing

Rap/Hip-Hop Category[edit]

Subcategory Winner Nominees
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist MC Hammer Eazy-E
Tone Loc
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album Let's Get It Started - MC Hammer Eazy-Duz-It - Eazy-E
Loc'ed After Dark - Tone Loc
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop New Artist Young MC Eazy-E
Tone Loc

Heavy Metal Category[edit]

Subcategory Winner Nominees
Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Artist Guns N' Roses Aerosmith
Mötley Crüe
Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Album Appetite for Destruction - Guns N' Roses Dr. Feelgood - Mötley Crüe
Skid Row - Skid Row
Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock New Artist Skid Row Warrant
Winger

Dance Category[edit]

Subcategory Winner Nominees
Favorite Dance Artist Paula Abdul Bobby Brown
Janet Jackson
Favorite Dance Single "Miss You Much" - Janet Jackson "Like a Prayer" - Madonna
"Back to Life" - Soul II Soul
Favorite Dance New Artist Tone Loc De La Soul
Soul II Soul

Award of Merit[edit]

Award of Achievement[edit]

References[edit]