American Music Awards of 1980

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7th Annual American Music Awards
Country of origin USA
Running time 180 min.
Production company(s) Dick Clark Productions
Original network ABC
First shown in January 18, 1980

The 7th Annual American Music Awards were held on January 18, 1980.

Pop/Rock Category[edit]

Subcategory Winner Nominees
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist Barry Manilow Billy Joel
Kenny Rogers
Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist Donna Summer Olivia Newton-John
Barbra Streisand
Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group Bee Gees Cheap Trick
Favorite Pop/Rock Album Spirits Having Flown - Bee Gees In Through the Out Door - Led Zeppelin
Bad Girls - Donna Summer
Favorite Pop/Rock Single Bad Girls - Donna Summer "My Sharona" - The Knack
"Do Ya Think I'm Sexy" - Rod Stewart

Soul/R&B Category[edit]

Subcategory Winner Nominees
Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist Michael Jackson Rick James
Teddy Pendergrass
Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist Donna Summer Gloria Gaynor
Stephanie Mills
Favorite Soul/R&B Band, Duo, or Group The Commodores Chic
Earth, Wind & Fire
Favorite Soul/R&B Album Off The Wall - Michael Jackson Midnight Magic - The Commodores
Teddy - Teddy Pendergrass
Favorite Soul/R&B Single "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" - Michael Jackson "Ladies Night" - Kool & The Gang
"Reunited" - Peaches & Herb

Country Category[edit]

Subcategory Winner Nominees
Favorite Country Male Artist Kenny Rogers Waylon Jennings
Willie Nelson
Favorite Country Female Artist Crystal Gayle Barbara Mandrell
Dolly Parton
Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group The Statler Brothers The Oak Ridge Boys
Kenny Rogers & Dottie West
Favorite Country Album The Gambler - Kenny Rogers Miss The Mississippi - Crystal Gayle
Greatest Hits - Waylon Jennings
Favorite Country Single "Sleeping Single in a Double Bed" - Barbara Mandrell "Amanda" - Waylon Jennings
"Suspicions" - Eddie Rabbitt

Award of Merit[edit]