American Music Awards of 1985

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12th Annual American Music Awards
Date January 28, 1985
Country United States
Hosted by Lionel Richie
First awarded 1973
Television/radio coverage
Network ABC
Runtime 180 min.
Produced by Dick Clark Productions

The 12th Annual American Music Awards were held on January 28, 1985.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Subcategory Winner Nominees
Pop/Rock Category
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist Lionel Richie Prince
Bruce Springsteen
Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist Cyndi Lauper Madonna
Linda Ronstadt
Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group Daryl Hall & John Oates Huey Lewis and the News
Van Halen
Favorite Pop/Rock Album Purple Rain - Prince Thriller - Michael Jackson
Can't Slow Down - Lionel Richie
Favorite Pop/Rock Single "Dancing In The Dark" - Bruce Springsteen "When Doves Cry" - Prince
"What's Love Got To Do With It" - Tina Turner
Favorite Pop/Rock Video "Hello" - Lionel Richie "Ghostbusters" - Ray Parker, Jr.
"When Doves Cry" - Prince
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Video Artist Lionel Richie Prince
Bruce Springsteen
Favorite Pop/Rock Female Video Artist Cyndi Lauper Laura Branigan
Tina Turner
Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group Video Artist Huey Lewis and the News Culture Club
Duran Duran
Soul/R&B Category
Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist Lionel Richie Michael Jackson
Prince
Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist Tina Turner Sheila E.
Chaka Khan
Favorite Soul/R&B Band, Duo, or Group The Pointer Sisters The Time
Kool & The Gang
Favorite Soul/R&B Album Purple Rain - Prince Thriller - Michael Jackson
Can't Slow Down - Lionel Richie
Favorite Soul/R&B Single "When Doves Cry" - Prince "Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)" - Billy Ocean
"What's Love Got To Do With It" - Tina Turner
Favorite Soul/R&B Video "Hello" - Lionel Richie "Ghostbusters" - Ray Parker, Jr.
"When Doves Cry" - Prince
Favorite Soul/R&B Male Video Artist Lionel Richie Ray Parker, Jr.
Prince
Favorite Soul/R&B Female Video Artist Tina Turner Sheila E.
Chaka Khan
Favorite Soul/R&B Band/Duo/Group Video Artist The Pointer Sisters Kool & The Gang
The Time
Country Category
Favorite Country Male Artist Kenny Rogers Ricky Skaggs
Hank Williams, Jr.
Favorite Country Female Artist Barbara Mandrell Anne Murray
Dolly Parton
Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group Alabama The Oak Ridge Boys
The Statler Brothers
Favorite Country Album Eyes That See in the Dark - Kenny Rogers Roll On - Alabama
Don't Cheat in Our Hometown - Ricky Skaggs
Favorite Country Single "Islands in the Stream" - Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton "Mama He's Crazy" - The Judds
"A Little Good News" - Anne Murray
Favorite Country Video "A Little Good News" - Anne Murray "Tougher Than Leather" - Willie Nelson
"Elizabeth" - The Statler Brothers
Favorite Country Male Video Artist Willie Nelson Waylon Jennings
Hank Williams, Jr.
Favorite Country Female Video Artist Anne Murray Gus Hardin
Charly McClain
Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group Video Artist The Oak Ridge Boys The Statler Brothers
Hank Williams, Jr. & Waylon Jennings
Award of Merit
Loretta Lynn

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