American Music Awards of 1978

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5th Annual American Music Awards
Date January 16, 1978
Country United States
Hosted by Glen Campbell
David Soul
Natalie Cole
First awarded 1973
Television/radio coverage
Network ABC
Runtime 120 min.
Produced by Dick Clark Productions

The fifth Annual American Music Awards were held on January 16, 1978.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Subcategory Winner Nominees
Pop/Rock Category
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist Barry Manilow Peter Frampton
Stevie Wonder
Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist Linda Ronstadt Rita Coolidge
Barbra Streisand
Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group Fleetwood Mac The Eagles
KC & The Sunshine Band
Favorite Pop/Rock Album Rumours - Fleetwood Mac Eagles, Hotel California
Star Wars
Favorite Pop/Rock Single "You Light Up My Life" - Debby Boone "I Just Want To Be Your Everything" - Andy Gibb
"Star Wars Medley" - Meco
Soul/R&B Category
Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist Stevie Wonder George Benson
Barry White
Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist Natalie Cole Aretha Franklin
Donna Summer
Favorite Soul/R&B Band/Duo/Group Earth Wind and Fire Commodores
KC & The Sunshine Band
Favorite Soul/R&B Album Songs in the Key of Life - Stevie Wonder Commodores - Commodores
Barry White Sings for Someone You Love - Barry White
Favorite Soul/R&B Single "Best of My Love" - The Emotions "Brick House" - Commodores
"It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next to Me" - Barry White
Country Category
Favorite Country Male Artist Conway Twitty Waylon Jennings
Kenny Rogers
Favorite Country Female Artist Loretta Lynn Crystal Gayle
Dolly Parton
Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn George Jones & Tammy Wynette
The Statler Brothers
Favorite Country Album New Harvest - First Gathering - Dolly Parton Are You Ready for the Country - Waylon Jennings
Ol' Waylon - Waylon Jennings
Favorite Country Single "Lucille" - Kenny Rogers "Southern Nights" - Glen Campbell
"She's Got You" - Loretta Lynn
Award of Merit
Ella Fitzgerald