List of awards and nominations received by Van Morrison

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Van Morrison awards and nominations

Van Morrison at Marin Civic Center, 2007
Awards and nominations
Award Wins Nominations
Grammy Awards
2 6
Brit Awards
1 8
Grammy Hall of Fame Award
4 4
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1 1
Songwriters Hall of Fame
1 1
Irish Music Hall of Fame
1 1
Ivor Novello
1 1
BMI Icon Award
1 1
Q Award
1 1
Totals
Awards won 13
Nominations 24

This is a list of awards and nominations received by singer-songwriter and musician, Van Morrison. He first came to prominence in 1964 as a frontman for the band Them, penning the garage rock classic "Gloria". As a solo performer he wrote and recorded the pop hit song, "Brown Eyed Girl", in 1967. As of 2010, he has recorded and released thirty-three studio albums and six live albums, winning many prestigious awards and nominations in the process. He was ranked No. 27 on Acclaimed Music's list of The Top 1000 Artists of All Time.[1]

Grammy Awards[edit]

The Grammy Awards are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States for outstanding achievements in the music industry. Morrison has been nominated for a Grammy Award for five songs, winning the award for two of them. One album received a nomination in 2005.

Year Recipient Award Result
1983 "Scandinavia" Best Rock Instrumental Performance[2] Nominated
1995 "In the Garden"/ "You Send Me" Best Rock Vocal Performance - Male[3] Nominated
1996 "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?" Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals[4] Won
1998 "Don't Look Back" Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals[4] Won
1999 "Shenandoah" Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals[4] Nominated
2005 What's Wrong with This Picture? Best Contemporary Blues Album[5] Nominated

Grammy Hall of Fame[edit]

The Grammy Hall of Fame is a special Grammy award established in 1973 to honour recordings that are at least twenty-five years old, and that have "qualitative or historical significance." Two albums and two songs by Morrison were inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame: three in 1999 and one in 2007.[6]

Year Recipient Award Result
1999 Astral Weeks[6] Grammy Hall of Fame Inducted
"Gloria"[6] Inducted
Moondance[6] Inducted
2007 "Brown Eyed Girl"[6] Inducted

Brit Awards[edit]

Brit Awards are held annually and were created by the British Phonographic Industry. Morrison has been nominated 8 times, receiving 1 award for "Outstanding Contribution".

Year Recipient Award Result
1990 "Van Morrison" Best British Male[7] Nomination
1991 "Van Morrison" Best British Male[7] Nomination
Enlightenment Best British Album[7] Nomination
1992 "Van Morrison" Best British Male[7] Nomination
1994 "Van Morrison" Best British Male[7] Nomination
"Van Morrison" Outstanding Contribution[8] Won
1996 "Van Morrison" Best British Male[7] Nomination
2000 "Van Morrison" Best British Male[7] Nomination

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame[edit]

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame which held its first induction ceremony in 1986 inducts a handful of artists into the Hall of Fame in an annual induction ceremony. Groups or individuals are qualified for induction 25 years after the release of their first record. Nominees should have demonstrable influence and significance within the history of rock and roll. Morrison was inducted 26 years after his first solo hit single, "Brown Eyed Girl".

Year Recipient Award Result
1993 "Van Morrison" Rock and Roll Hall of Fame[9] Inducted

Songwriters Hall of Fame[edit]

The Songwriters Hall of Fame, an arm of the National Academy of Popular Music, was founded in 1969 and holds an annual induction ceremony in New York City. Morrison was inducted in 2003.[10]

Year Recipient Award Result
2003 "Van Morrison" Songwriters Hall of Fame[10] Inducted

Irish Music Hall of Fame[edit]

The Irish Music Hall of Fame opened in 1999 and recognised what it described as the best of Irish musical talent of all types over the decades. Morrison was the first musician to be inducted into the museum

Year Recipient Award Result
1999 "Van Morrison" Irish Music Hall of Fame[11] Inducted

BMI ICON Award[edit]

The BMI ICON Awards were established in 2002 by Broadcast Music Incorporated to recognize the "unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers". Morrison was given the award in 2004.

Year Recipient Award Result
2004 "Van Morrison" BMI ICON Award[12] Won

Ivor Novello Awards[edit]

The Ivor Novello Awards are presented annually in London by the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters. Morrison received an award in 1995.

Year Recipient Award Result
1995 "Van Morrison" Lifetime Achievement Award[13] Won

Q Awards[edit]

The Q Awards are awarded annually by Q magazine. Morrison won an award in 1995.

Year Recipient Award Result
1995 "Van Morrison" Songwriter[14] Won

Mercury Prize[edit]

The Mercury Prize is an annual music prize awarded for the best album from the United Kingdom and Ireland. It was established by the British Phonographic Industry and British Association of Record Dealers. One of Morrison's albums was nominated in 1995.

Year Recipient Award Result
1995 Days Like This Album of the Year[15] Nominated

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll[edit]

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll is an unordered list of 500 songs that they believe have been most influential in shaping the course of rock and roll. Three of Morrison's songs are on the listing.

Year Recipient Award Result
"Brown Eyed Girl"[16] The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll selected
"Madame George"[16] The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll selected
"Moondance"[16] The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll selected

Other Awards and Greatest Lists[edit]

Year Award
Time "All-Time 100 Albums"[17]
Moondance ranked in the "100 greatest albums of all time"-list
Astral Weeks ranked in the "100 greatest albums of all time"-list
VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Rock and Roll"
2000 "Van Morrison" ranked 25[18]
Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Artists of All Time"
2004 "Van Morrison" ranked 42[19]
Paste's "100 Greatest Living Songwriters"
2006 "Van Morrison" ranked 20[20]
WXPN "885 All Time Greatest Artists"
2006 "Van Morrison" ranked 14[21]
Q's "100 Greatest Singers"
2007 "Van Morrison" ranked 20[22]
Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Singers of All Time"
2008 "Van Morrison" ranked 24[23]
Rolling Stone's "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time"
2003 Moondance ranked 65[24]
Astral Weeks ranked 19[24]
Rolling Stone's "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
2004 "Brown Eyed Girl" ranked 109[25]
"Gloria"with Them ranked 208[25]
"Moondance" ranked 226[25]
"Into the Mystic" ranked 474[26]
Orders and Honors
1996 Induction into the Order of the British Empire[27]
Induction into the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres[28]
Honorary doctorate in literature at the University of Ulster[29]
Honorary doctorate in music at the Queen's University Belfast[30]
2013 Freedom of Belfast[31]

Van Morrison is critically acclaimed to be one of the greatest artists in music history and has often appeared in numerous well-known "greatest-lists": VH1 (25),[18] Rolling Stone (42),[19] WXPN (14)[21] and Paste (20).[20] His voice was also voted in some lists to be one of the greatest in music: Q (20)[22] and Rolling Stone (24).[23] Time ranked the albums, Moondance and Astral Weeks on their list.[17] On the Rolling Stone list, Moondance was ranked number 65 and Astral Weeks at number 19, both appearing in the top 100.[24] In 2004, Rolling Stone released a list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, voted on by numerous musical artists and music critics. Three of Van Morrison's songs were included and ranked: "Moondance" (226), "Gloria" (208) (with Them) and "Brown Eyed Girl" (109).[25] In 2010, Rolling Stone released an updated list, which including more songs from the 21st century; with "Into the Mystic" from the album Moondance added and ranked at number 474.[26]

One of the prestigious honours Morrison has received is the Order of the British Empire.[27]

References[edit]

Footnotes
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  5. ^ "The 2005 Grammy Winners". ruggedelegantliving.com. Retrieved 2010-10-23. 
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  7. ^ a b c d e f g "The Vault". Brit Awards. Retrieved 2010-10-23. 
  8. ^ "Brit Award Shows-1994". brits.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-12-13. 
  9. ^ "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Van Morrison". rockhall.com. Retrieved 2008-11-09. 
  10. ^ a b "Van Morrison". Songwriters Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2010-10-23. 
  11. ^ Basham, David (1999-08-31). "Bob Geldof To Induct Van Morrison Into Irish Music Hall". MTV. Retrieved 2010-10-23. 
  12. ^ "Morrison to be honored as BMI ICON". bmi.com news. 2004-09-22. Retrieved 2008-09-08. 
  13. ^ "Elvis, Presley are top winners at Ivor award". Billboard: 71. 1995-06-03. Retrieved 2010-10-27. 
  14. ^ "Q Awards Archives". EveryHit.com. Retrieved 2010-10-27. 
  15. ^ "1995 Shortlist - Barclay Mercury Prize". mercuryprize.com. Retrieved 2010-10-28. 
  16. ^ a b c "The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll". listsofbests.com. Retrieved 2010-10-23. 
  17. ^ a b Tyrangiel, Josh and Light, Alan (2006-11-13). "The All-Time 100 Albums". Time/CNN. Retrieved 2007-03-31. 
  18. ^ a b "Vh1: 100 greatest artists of Rock & Roll". rockonthenet. Retrieved 2008-09-12. 
  19. ^ a b "Rolling Stone: The Immortals: 100 Greatest Artists of All-Time". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2010-10-23. 
  20. ^ a b "100 Best Living Songwriters". Paste Magazine. Retrieved 2007-07-06. 
  21. ^ a b "885 Countdown: Greatest artists (2006)". xpn.org. Retrieved 2009-04-10. 
  22. ^ a b "100 Greatest Singers". rocklistmusic.co.uk. Retrieved 2007-04-08. 
  23. ^ a b "Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Singers of All Time". stereogum.com. Retrieved 2010-04-29. 
  24. ^ a b c "Rolling Stone: Greatest Albums of All Time". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2010-10-23. 
  25. ^ a b c d "Rolling Stone Magazine's Top 500 Songs". metrolyrics.com. Retrieved 2010-10-24. 
  26. ^ a b "Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs List (Updated 2010)". rock-of-gibraltar.com. Retrieved 2010-10-24. 
  27. ^ a b Rogan (2006), page 443.
  28. ^ "Van and Jordan honoured by France". independent.ie. 1998-07-01. Retrieved 2009-01-25. 
  29. ^ Rogan (2006), page 409.
  30. ^ "Doctorate for Van the Man". bbc.co.uk. 2001-07-03. Retrieved 2008-07-03. 
  31. ^ "Freedom of Belfast honour for Van Morrison". BBC. 15 November 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2013. 
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