American Music Awards

Season 16 Episode 1

The 16th American Music Awards

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jan 30, 1989 on ABC

Episode Recap

&BPop/Rock Category
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist
� George Michael
Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist
� Whitney Houston
Favorite Pop/Rock Band, Duo, or Group
� Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
Favorite Pop/Rock Album
� Dirty Dancing soundtrack
Favorite Pop/Rock Single
� "Sweet Child O' Mine" - Guns N' Roses
Favorite Pop/Rock New Artist
� Tracy Chapman

Soul/R&B Category
Favorite Soul/R Male Artist
� George Michael
Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist
� Whitney Houston
Favorite Soul/R&B Band, Duo, or Group
� Gladys Knight & The Pips
Favorite Soul/R&B Album
� Faith - George Michael
Favorite Soul/R&B Single
� "Nice 'N' Slow" - Freddie Jackson
Favorite Soul/R&B New Artist
� Al B. Sure!

Country Category
Favorite Country Male Artist
� Randy Travis
Favorite Country Female Artist
� Reba McEntire
Favorite Country Band, Duo, or Group
� Alabama (band)
Favorite Country Album
� 'Always & Forever - Randy Travis
Favorite Country Single
� "I Told You So" - Randy Travis
Favorite Country New Artist
� Patty Loveless

Rap/Hip-Hop Category
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist
� DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album
� He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper" - DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince

Heavy Metal Category
Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Artist
� Def Leppard
Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Album
� "Hysteria" - Def Leppard

Award of Merit
� Willie Nelson

Award of Achievement
� Michael Jackson

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