Janet Jackson, Milli Vanilli and Randy Travis each won two trophies Monday night at the 17th annual American Music Awards, as slickly produced dance music took top categories.
Jackson, sister of pop superstar Michael Jackson, won in both the dance and soul-rhythm and blues categories for her "Miss You Much" single.
The three-hour event was broadcast live by ABC-TV from the Shrine Auditorium.
Milli Vanilli, a duo that mixes pop and reggae, was named favorite new pop-rock artist and won the single award in the same category for "Girl You Know It's True."
Travis won for favorite country album, "Old 8X10," and single "Deeper Than the Holler."
Teeny bop sensation New Kids on the Block won the favorite pop-rock album trophy for "Hangin' Tough."
Slick and sexy Bobby Brown, nominated five times, won the soul-rhythm and blues album trophy for "Don't Be Cruel."
"Appetite for Destruction" gave Guns N' Roses the heavy metal album award, and M.C. Hammer took the favorite rap album with "Let's Get It Started."
Up against the fancy footwork of De La Soul and equally fleet-footed Soul II Soul, the less flashy Tone Loc still earned the favorite new dance artist title.
Young M.C. claimed the favorite new rap artist award.
Prince was given a special achievement award for influencing "the look and sounds of the 1980s" through writing, performing, recording and movies.
Singer and songwriter Neil Diamond, a star since the 1960s, was given a special merit award recognizing "outstanding contributions over a long period of time, to the musical entertainment of the American public."