American Music Awards of 1984

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11th Annual American Music Awards
Date January 16, 1984
Country United States
Hosted by Lionel Richie
First awarded 1973
Television/Radio coverage
Network ABC
Runtime 180 min.
Produced by Dick Clark Productions

The 11th Annual American Music Awards were held on January 16, 1984

Winners and nominees[edit]

Subcategory Winner Nominees
Pop/Rock Category
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist Michael Jackson David Bowie
Billy Joel
Lionel Richie
Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist Pat Benatar Stevie Nicks
Donna Summer
Bonnie Tyler
Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group Daryl Hall & John Oates Def Leppard
Men at Work
The Police
Favorite Pop/Rock Album ThrillerMichael Jackson PyromaniaDef Leppard
Flashdance Soundtrack
SynchronicityThe Police
Favorite Pop/Rock Single "Billie Jean" – Michael Jackson "Flashdance... What a Feeling" – Irene Cara
"Every Breath You Take" – The Police
"Total Eclipse of the Heart" – Bonnie Tyler
Favorite Pop/Rock Video "Beat It" – Michael Jackson "Billie Jean" – Michael Jackson
"Tell Her About ItBilly Joel
Soul/R&B Category
Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist Michael Jackson Rick James
Lionel Richie
Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist Aretha Franklin Angela Bofill
Irene Cara
Donna Summer
Favorite Soul/R&B Band, Duo, or Group Gladys Knight & The Pips DeBarge
The Gap Band
The Isley Brothers
Favorite Soul/R&B Album ThrillerMichael Jackson VisionsGladys Knight & The Pips
Lionel RichieLionel Richie
Favorite Soul/R&B Single "All Night Long (All Night)" – Lionel Richie "Billie Jean" – Michael Jackson
"Cold Blooded" – Rick James
"Juicy Fruit" – Mtume
Favorite Soul/R&B Video "Beat It" – Michael Jackson "Billie Jean" – Michael Jackson
"She Works Hard for the Money" – Donna Summer
Country Category
Favorite Country Male Artist Willie Nelson Charley Pride
Kenny Rogers
Conway Twitty
Favorite Country Female Artist Barbara Mandrell Janie Fricke
Crystal Gayle
Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group Alabama The Oak Ridge Boys
Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
The Statler Brothers
Favorite Country Album The Closer You Get...Alabama Somebody's Gonna Love YouLee Greenwood
Pancho & LeftyMerle Haggard & Willie Nelson
Highways & HeartachesRicky Skaggs
Favorite Country Single "Islands in the Stream" – Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton "Dixieland Delight" – Alabama
"Swingin" – John Anderson
"Love Song" – The Oak Ridge Boys
Favorite Country Video "Dixieland Delight" – Alabama "Pancho & Lefty" – Merle Haggard & Willie Nelson
"Potential New Boyfriend" – Dolly Parton
Award of Merit
Michael Jackson