American Music Awards of 1984

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11th Annual American Music Awards
Starring Lionel Richie
Country of origin USA
Running time 180 min.
Production company(s) Dick Clark Productions
Original network ABC
First shown in January 16, 1984

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

Pop/Rock Category[edit]

Subcategory Winner Nominees
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 Thriller – Michael Jackson PyromaniaDef Leppard
Flashdance Soundtrack
Synchronicity – The 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 It – Billy Joel

Soul/R&B Category[edit]

Subcategory Winner Nominees
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 Thriller – Michael Jackson Visions – Gladys Knight & The Pips
1999 – Prince
Lionel Richie – Lionel Richie
Favorite Soul/R&B Single "Billie Jean" – Michael Jackson "All Night Long (All Night)" – Lionel Richie
"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 MoneyDonna Summer

Country Category[edit]

Subcategory Winner Nominees
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[edit]

  • Michael Jackson