American Music Awards

Season 8 Episode 1

The 8th American Music Awards

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jan 30, 1981 on ABC

Episode Recap

Pop/Rock Category
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist
� Kenny Rogers
Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist
� Barbra Streisand
Favorite Pop/Rock Band, Duo, or Group
� Eagles
Favorite Pop/Rock Album
� 52nd Street - Billy Joel
Favorite Pop/Rock Single
� "Another One Bites the Dust" - Queen

Soul/R&B Category
Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist
� Michael Jackson
Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist
� Diana Ross
Favorite Soul/R&B Band, Duo, or Group
� Earth Wind and Fire
Favorite Soul/R&B Album
� Off the Wall - Michael Jackson
Favorite Soul/R&B Single
� "Upside Down" - Diana Ross

Country Category
Favorite Country Male Artist
� Kenny Rogers
Favorite Country Female Artist
� Barbara Mandrell
Favorite Country Band, Duo, or Group
� The Statler Brothers
Favorite Country Album
� The Gambler - Kenny Rogers
Favorite Country Single
� "Coward of the County" - Kenny Rogers

Award of Merit
� Chuck Berry

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