American Music Awards of 1981

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8th Annual American Music Awards
Starring Mac Davis
Crystal Gayle
Teddy Pendergrass
Country of origin USA
Running time 180 min.
Production company(s) Dick Clark Productions
Original network ABC
First shown in January 30, 1981

The 8th Annual American Music Awards were held on January 30, 1981.

Pop/Rock Category[edit]

Subcategory Winner Nominees
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist Kenny Rogers Billy Joel
Bob Seger
Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist Barbra Streisand Olivia Newton-John
Linda Ronstadt
Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group Eagles Queen
Rolling Stones
Favorite Pop/Rock Album Glass Houses - Billy Joel Off the Wall - Michael Jackson
Against the Wind - Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
Favorite Pop/Rock Single "Another One Bites the Dust" - Queen "Another Brick in the Wall" - Pink Floyd
"Upside Down" - Diana Ross

Soul/R&B Category[edit]

Subcategory Winner Nominees
Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist Michael Jackson George Benson
Teddy Pendergrass
Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist Diana Ross Chaka Khan
Stephanie Mills
Favorite Soul/R&B Band, Duo, or Group Earth Wind and Fire Kool & the Gang
The O'Jays
Favorite Soul/R&B Album Off the Wall - Michael Jackson Teddy - Teddy Pendergrass
Diana - Diana Ross
Favorite Soul/R&B Single "Upside Down" - Diana Ross "Give Me the Night" - George Benson
"One in a Million You" - Larry Graham

Country Category[edit]

Subcategory Winner Nominees
Favorite Country Male Artist Kenny Rogers Willie Nelson
Charley Pride
Favorite Country Female Artist Barbara Mandrell Crystal Gayle
Anne Murray
Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group The Statler Brothers Charlie Daniels Band
The Oak Ridge Boys
Favorite Country Album The Gambler - Kenny Rogers Music Man - Waylon Jennings
Ten Years of Gold - Kenny Rogers
Favorite Country Single "Coward of the County" - Kenny Rogers "If You Ever Change Your Mind" - Crystal Gayle
"Don't Fall in Love with a Dreamer" - Kenny Rogers & Kim Carnes

Award of Merit[edit]