28 January 1985

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 Award
12th American Music Awards

28 January 1985
Venue Shrine Auditorium
City, Country Los Angeles, California, USA
Band Prince (vox, guitar), Bobby Z. (drums), Brown Mark (bass), Wendy Melvoin (guitar), Lisa Coleman (keyboards), Dr. Fink (keyboards)
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Setlist
Songs Additional Songs Remarks / Personnel

Purple Rain
 
 

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Show Facts
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Trivia

  • Prince won 3 awards that night:
- "Favorite Pop/Rock Album" for Purple Rain
- "Favorite Black Music Album" for Purple Rain
- "Favorite Single" for When Doves Cry
  • After the ceremony, 45 artists recorded the song We Are The World. Prince did not attend the recording, but Sheila E. did. Later backlash in the media from Prince's non-appearance led to him writing the track Hello.
 
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