American Music Awards of 1982

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9th Annual American Music Awards
Date January 25, 1982
Country United States
Hosted by Glen Campbell
Donna Summer
Sheena Easton
First awarded 1973
Television/radio coverage
Network ABC
Runtime 180 min.
Produced by Dick Clark Productions

The ninth Annual American Music Awards were held on January 25, 1982.

Winners and nominees

Subcategory Winner Nominees
Pop/Rock Category
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist Kenny Rogers John Lennon
Eddie Rabbitt
Rick Springfield
Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist Pat Benatar Sheena Easton
Juice Newton
Dolly Parton
Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group Air Supply AC/DC
The Pointer Sisters
REO Speedwagon
Favorite Pop/Rock Album Greatest Hits - Kenny Rogers 4 - Foreigner
Double Fantasy - John Lennon
Hi Infidelity - REO Speedwagon
Favorite Pop/Rock Single "Endless Love" - Lionel Richie & Diana Ross "Bette Davis Eyes" - Kim Carnes
"Keep On Loving You" - REO Speedwagon
"Jessie's Girl" - Rick Springfield
Soul/R&B Category
Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist Stevie Wonder Larry Graham
Rick James
Smokey Robinson
Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist Stephanie Mills Chaka Khan
Stacy Lattisaw
Teena Marie
Favorite Soul/R&B Band/Duo/Group Kool & The Gang The Gap Band
Ray Parker, Jr. & Raydio
The Whispers
Favorite Soul/R&B Album Street Songs - Rick James The Gap Band III - The Gap Band
The Dude - Quincy Jones
Hotter Than July - Stevie Wonder
Favorite Soul/R&B Single "Endless Love" - Lionel Richie & Diana Ross "Being with You" - Smokey Robinson
"Give It to Me Baby" - Rick James
"She's a Bad Mama Jama (She's Built, She's Stacked)" - Carl Carlton
Country Category
Favorite Country Male Artist Willie Nelson Ronnie Milsap
T.G. Sheppard
Don Williams
Favorite Country Female Artist Barbara Mandrell Emmylou Harris
Anne Murray
Dolly Parton
Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group The Oak Ridge Boys Alabama
Willie Nelson & Ray Price
The Statler Brothers
Favorite Country Album Greatest Hits - Kenny Rogers Feels So Right - Alabama
Greatest Hits - Waylon Jennings
Anne Murray's Greatest Hits - Anne Murray
Favorite Country Single "Could I Have This Dance" - Anne Murray
"On The Road Again" - Willie Nelson
"Feels So Right" - Alabama
"(There's) No Gettin' Over Me" - Ronnie Milsap
Award of Merit
Stevie Wonder


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