American Music Awards of 1980

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7th Annual American Music Awards
Date January 18, 1980
Country United States
First awarded 1973
Television/radio coverage
Network ABC
Runtime 180 min.
Produced by Dick Clark Productions

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

Winners and nominees[edit]

Subcategory Winner Nominees
Pop/Rock Category
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
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/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
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
Benny Goodman