American Music Awards of 1974

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1st Annual American Music Awards
DateFebruary 19, 1974
CountryUnited States
Hosted byDonny Osmond
Michael Jackson
Rodney Allen Rippy
Rick Segall
Television/radio coverage
Runtime120 min.
Produced byDick Clark Productions

The first Annual American Music Awards was a televised awards show, produced by Dick Clark Productions, which aired on ABC February 19, 1974.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Subcategory Winner Nominees
Pop/Rock Category
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist Jim Croce Elton John
Stevie Wonder
Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist Helen Reddy Roberta Flack
Diana Ross
Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group The Carpenters Gladys Knight & The Pips
Tony Orlando & Dawn
Favorite Pop/Rock Album Lady Sings The Blues - Diana Ross Summer Breeze - Seals & Crofts
The World Is A Ghetto - War
Favorite Pop/Rock Song "Tie a Yellow Ribbon" - Tony Orlando & Dawn "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" - Jim Croce
"Killing Me Softly" - Roberta Flack
Soul/R&B Category
Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist Stevie Wonder James Brown
Al Green
Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist Roberta Flack Aretha Franklin
Betty Wright
Favorite Soul/R&B Band/Duo/Group The Temptations Gladys Knight & The Pips
The O'Jays
Favorite Soul/R&B Album I'm Still In Love With You - Al Green Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
The World Is A Ghetto - War
Favorite Soul/R&B Song "Superstition" - Stevie Wonder "Me and Mrs. Jones" - Billy Paul
"Midnight Train to Georgia" - Gladys Knight & the Pips
Country Category
Favorite Country Male Artist Charley Pride Merle Haggard
Conway Twitty
Favorite Country Female Artist Lynn Anderson Loretta Lynn
Tammy Wynette
Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group The Carter Family The Osborne Brothers
The Statler Brothers
Favorite Country Album A Sunshiny Day with Charley Pride - Charley Pride Behind Closed Doors - Charlie Rich
First Songs Of The First Lady - Tammy Wynette
Favorite Country Song "Behind Closed Doors" - Charlie Rich "Why Me" - Kris Kristofferson
"You've Never Been This Far Before" - Conway Twitty
Merit
Bing Crosby

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