List of awards and nominations received by Sarah McLachlan

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Sarah McLachlan awards and nominations
Awards and nominations
Award Wins Nominations
Billboard Music Awards
1 1
Grammy Awards
3 13
Juno Awards
8 21
MTV Video Music Awards
0 1
MuchMusic Video Awards
3 6
Totals
Awards won 18
Nominations 43

Sarah McLachlan is a Canadian singer-songwriter most known for founding the Lilith Fair women's music festival. She has released a total of six studio albums, being Surfacing her top selling album with more than 8 million copies in the U.S. alone, and another seven compilation and live albums. All of her recordings have been released through the Canadian-based Nettwerk Records and distributed by Arista Records. Her last three studio albums have reached the #1 place in the Canadian Albums Chart and the Top 10 on the Billboard 200. She has sold a total of 40 million copies worldwide.

To date McLachlan has received three Grammy Awards, where she's been nominated for all of her releases since 1995, a total of eight Juno Awards from her home country. She's also been awarded by the Billboard Music Awards, MuchMusic Video Awards, and the Western Canadian Music Awards. She also been included in numerous music lists by VH1 and the Rolling Stone magazine. McLachlan has also been appointed as Officer of the Order of Canada.

Billboard Music Awards[edit]

The Billboard Music Awards are an annual American awards show sponsored by the Billboard magazine awarding the top charting singles and artists.

Year Nominated work Award Result
1999 "Angel" Top Adult Contemporary Track Won

Grammy Awards[edit]

The Grammy Awards were established in 1958 by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States awarding the best in the music industry.

Year Nominated work Award Result
1995 Fumbling Towards Ecstasy Best Alternative Music Album Nominated
1998 "Building A Mystery" Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Won
"Last Dance" Best Pop Instrumental Performance Won
Surfacing Best Pop Album Nominated
1999 "Adia" Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Nominated
2000 "I Will Remember You (Live)" Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Won
Mirrorball Best Pop Album Nominated
"Possession (Live)" Best Female Rock Vocal Performance Nominated
2001 "The Difficult Kind" (w/ Sheryl Crow) Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals Nominated
2004 "Fallen" Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Nominated
2005 Afterglow Best Pop Vocal Album Nominated
2006 "World On Fire" Best Short Form Video Nominated
2007 Wintersong Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Nominated

Juno Awards[edit]

The Juno Awards, the Canadian Grammys, are awarded annually to Canadian musicians by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences

Year Nominated work Award Result
1992 Sarah McLachlan Female Vocalist of the Year Nominated
"Into the Fire" Best Music Video Won
1994 Sarah McLachlan Female Vocalist of the Year Nominated
Songwriter of the Year Nominated
1995 Sarah McLachlan Entertainer of the Year Nominated
Fumbling Towards Ecstasy Album of the Year Nominated
1998 Surfacing Album of the Year Won
"Building A Mystery" Single of the Year Won
Sarah McLachlan Songwriter of the Year Won
Female Vocalist of the Year Won
1999 "Adia" Single of the Year Nominated
"Sweet Surrender" Best Music Video Nominated
2000 Sarah McLachlan International Achievement Award Won
2004 Sarah McLachlan Artist of the Year Nominated
Songwriter of the Year Won
Juno Fan Choice Award Nominated
Afterglow Album of the Year Nominated
Pop Album of the Year Won
2005 Sarah McLachlan Juno Fan Choice Award Nominated
2007 Sarah McLachlan Juno Fan Choice Award Nominated
Wintersong Pop Album of the Year Nominated
2011 Sarah McLachlan Artist of the Year Nominated
Songwriter of the Year Nominated
Laws of Illusion Pop Album of the Year Nominated

MTV Video Music Awards[edit]

The MTV Video Music Awards were established by MTV in 1984 to award the top videos of the year.

Year Nominated work Award Result
2005 "World On Fire" Breakthrough Video Nominated

MuchMusic Video Awards[edit]

The MuchMusic Video Awards are annual awards presented by the Canadian music video channel MuchMusic to honour the year's best music videos.

Year Nominated work Award Result
1994 "Possession" Favourite Female Video Nominated
Favourite Adult Contemporary Video Won
1997 "Building A Mystery" People's Choice: Favourite Canadian Video Won
1999 "Angel" Nominated
2004 "Fallen" MuchMoreMusic Award Won
2005 "World On Fire" Nominated

Western Canadian Music Awards[edit]

The Western Canadian Music Awards were established in 2003 by the Western Canada Music Alliance to honour the best of music in Western Canada.

Year Nominated work Award Result
2004 Sarah McLachlan Entertainer of the Year Nominated
Songwriter of the Year Nominated
Afterglow Outstanding Pop Recording Nominated
2005 Afterglow Live Won

Other recognitions[edit]

  • 1999 – McLachlan ranked #69 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll.
  • 1999 - McLachlan was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada.
  • 2007 – McLachlan's song "Building A Mystery" ranked #91 on the VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 90's

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