List of awards and nominations received by Donna Summer

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List of Incomplete Donna Summer awards
Award Wins Nominations
Grammy Awards 5 17
American Music Awards 6 12
Totals
Awards won 11
Nominations 29

This is a list of awards and nominations that American singer and songwriter Donna Summer (1948–2012) has received throughout her career.

Incomplete Overview[edit]

  • NAACP Image Award
  • One time Juno Award nomination for Best Selling International Single, "I Feel Love"
  • Three Multi-Platinum albums in the United States
  • Eleven of her albums went Gold in the United States
  • Twelve Gold singles
  • Six American Music Awards
  • She was the first female African American to receive an MTV Video Music Awards nomination ("Best Female Video" and "Best Choreography" for "She Works Hard for the Money")
  • Summer has received five Grammy Awards[1][2]
    • 1978 – Best R&B Vocal Performance (Female), "Last Dance"
    • 1979 – Best Rock Vocal Performance (Female), "Hot Stuff"
    • 1983 – Best Inspirational Performance, "He's a Rebel"
    • 1984 – Best Inspirational Performance, "Forgive Me"
    • 1997 – Best Dance Recording, "Carry On"
  • Thirteen other Grammy Award nominations (total of eighteen)
    • 1978 – Best Pop Vocal Performance (Female), "MacArthur Park"
    • 1979 – Album of the Year, Bad Girls
    • 1979 – Best Pop Vocal Performance (Female), "Bad Girls"
    • 1979 – Best R&B Vocal Performance (Female), "Bad Girls"
    • 1979 – Best Disco Recording, "Dim All The Lights"
    • 1980 – Best Pop Vocal Performance (Female), "On the Radio"
    • 1981 – Best Rock Vocal Performance (Female), "Cold Love"
    • 1981 – Best Inspirational Performance, "I Believe in Jesus"
    • 1982 – Best Rock Vocal Performance (Female), "Protection"
    • 1982 – Best R&B Vocal Performance (Female), "Love Is in Control (Finger on the Trigger)"
    • 1983 – Best Pop Vocal Performance (Female), "She Works Hard for the Money"
    • 1983 - Album of the Year, "Flashdance," Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - "Romeo"
    • 1999 – Best Dance Recording, "I Will Go with You (Con te Partirò)"
  • Summer placed a Top Forty hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in every year from 1975 ("Love to Love You Baby") to 1984 ("There Goes My Baby")
  • Summer was the first artist to score three consecutive number-one double albums
  • Summer was twice honored by the Dance Music Hall of Fame; once with her induction as a recording artist and again with the induction for her influential single "I Feel Love"[3]
  • Summer's Billboard number-one Disco/Club Play hits spans from 1975's "Love to Love You Baby" through 2010's "To Paris with Love"
  • In 2013, Summer was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame[4]
  • Summer was nominated for Best Original Song – Motion Picture of 35th Golden Globe Awards (1978) with John Barry

Grammy Awards (USA)[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Result
1979 "MacArthur Park" Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Nominated
"Last Dance" Best Female R&B Vocal Performance Won
1980 Bad Girls Album of the Year Nominated
"Bad Girls" Best Female Pop Vocal Performance" Nominated
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance Nominated
"Dim All The Lights" Best Disco Recording Nominated
"Hot Stuff" Best Female Rock Vocal Performance Won
1981 "On the Radio" Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Nominated
1982 "Cold Love" Best Female Rock Vocal Performance Nominated
"I Believe in Jesus" Best Inspirational Performance Nominated
1983 "Love Is in Control (Finger on the Trigger)" Best Female R&B Vocal Performance Nominated
"Protection" Best Female Rock Vocal Performance Nominated
1984 "She Works Hard for the Money" Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Nominated
"He's a Rebel" Best Inspirational Performance Won
1985 "Forgive Me" Best Inspirational Performance Won
1998 "Carry On" (with Giorgio Moroder) Best Dance Recording Won
2000 "I Will Go With You (Con Te Partiró)" Best Dance Recording Nominated

American Music Awards (USA)[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Result
1977 I Feel Love Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist Nominated
1979 Donna Summer Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist Nominated
Donna Summer Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist Nominated
Donna Summer Favorite Disco Female Artist Won
Live and More Favorite Disco Album Won
"Last Dance" Favorite Disco Single Won
1980 Bad Girls Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist Won
Bad Girls Favorite Pop/Rock Album Nominated
"Bad Girls" Favorite Pop/Rock Single Won
Bad Girls Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist Won
1984 She Works Hard for the Money Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist Nominated
She Works Hard for the Money Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist Nominated

Dance Music Hall of Fame[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Result
2004 Donna Summer Recording Artist Won
"I Feel Love" Influential Single Won

NAACP Image Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Result
1980 Donna Summer Outstanding Recording Artist Won

Juno Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Result
1977 "I Feel Love" Best Selling International Single Nominated

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Result
2008 Donna Summer Performer Nominated
2010 Donna Summer Performer Nominated
2011 Donna Summer Performer Nominated
2012 Donna Summer Performer Nominated
2013 Donna Summer Performer Won

MTV Video Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Result
1984 "She Works Hard for the Money" Best Female Video Nominated
"She Works Hard for the Money" Best Choreography in a Video Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Donna Summer past awards search". grammy.com. 
  2. ^ 'Nightline' Playlist: Donna Summer. ABC News (2008-06-13). Retrieved 2011-02-22.
  3. ^ "Dance Music Hall Of Fame Announces Induction Ceremony". Remixmag.com. Retrieved 2011-04-04. 
  4. ^ "Randy Newman, Heart, Donna Summer Among 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees". Foxnews.com. December 11, 2012. Retrieved December 11, 2012.