American Music Awards of 1981

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8th Annual American Music Awards
Date January 30, 1981
Country United States
Hosted by Mac Davis
Crystal Gayle
Teddy Pendergrass
First awarded 1973
Television/Radio coverage
Network ABC
Runtime 180 min.
Produced by Dick Clark Productions

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

Winners and nominees[edit]

Subcategory Winner Nominees
Pop/Rock Category
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 HousesBilly Joel Off the WallMichael Jackson
Against the WindBob 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
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/Group Earth Wind and Fire Kool & the Gang
The O'Jays
Favorite Soul/R&B Album Off the WallMichael Jackson TeddyTeddy Pendergrass
DianaDiana 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
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 GamblerKenny Rogers Music ManWaylon Jennings
Ten Years of GoldKenny 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
Chuck Berry

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