List of awards received by Paul McCartney

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List of Paul McCartney awards
McCartney receiving the Gershwin Prize from US President Barack Obama in June 2010.
Award Won
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards
1
NME awards
22
Classical Brit Awards
1
Academy Awards
1
BRIT Awards
8
MTV Video Music Awards
1
Grammy Awards
18
Q Awards
2
The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
1st
100 Greatest Artists of All-Time
1st
American Music Awards
2
MTV Europe Music Awards
1
100 Greatest Singers of All Time
11th
Yale University
Doctor of Music
Polar Music Prize
Inductee
University of Sussex
Doctor of Music
Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song
Recipient
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Inductee
Order of Merit (Chile)
Inductee
Knight Bachelor
Knight Bachelor
Order of the British Empire
MBE

The many awards received by Paul McCartney include BRIT Awards, Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, MTV Europe Music Awards, Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards, Classical Brit Awards and the UK's Q Awards. As a member of The Beatles, his songwriting partnership with John Lennon produced "some of the most popular music in rock and roll history".[1]

In the United Kingdom, he has been knighted[2][3] and received the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.[4]

In the United States, McCartney received the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song and Kennedy Center Honors in 2010.

In Peru, he received the Grand Cross of the Order of the Sun, La Orden del Arbol de la Quina for his environmental protection work, and the Medal of Honor from the National Library of Peru.[5][6]

On 8 September 2012, McCartney was awarded the Legion of Honour for services to music by French President Francois Hollande at Elysee Palace.[7]

NME awards[edit]

Year Award Recipient Result
1963 World Vocal Group The Beatles Won
British Vocal Group The Beatles Won
Best British Disc Of The Year - ‘She Loves You’ The Beatles Won
1964 Outstanding Vocal Group The Beatles Won
British Vocal Group The Beatles Won
1965 British Vocal Group The Beatles Won
World Vocal Group The Beatles Won
1966 British Vocal Group The Beatles Won
Best British Disc This Year - ‘Eleanor Rigby’ The Beatles Won
1968 World Vocal Group The Beatles Won
British Vocal Group The Beatles Won
Best British Disc This Year - ‘Hey Jude’ The Beatles Won
1970 Top British Group The Beatles Won
1970's Best British LP - ’Let It Be’ The Beatles Won
1971 Top British Group The Beatles Won
Best British LP - ‘Let It Be’ The Beatles Won
1974 Best bass guitarist Paul McCartney Won
1976 Best bass guitarist Paul McCartney Won
1980 For Outstanding Services to Music Paul McCartney Won
2000 Best Band Ever The Beatles Won
2005 Best Event Paul McCartney Won
2014 The Songwriter’s Songwriter Paul McCartney Won

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards[edit]

Paul McCartney has won once Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards in the category of Best Song (from movie "Vanilla Sky" (2001)) for "Vanilla Sky" in 2002.

Classical Brit Awards[edit]

The Classical Brit Awards are awarded annually. Paul has won one award for Ecce cor Meum in the category of "NS&I Album of the Year".

Academy Awards[edit]

The Academy Awards are awarded annually. The Beatles have won one award for Let It Be in the nomination of "Best Music, Original Song Score" in 1971.

American Music Awards[edit]

The American Music Awards are awarded annually. Paul McCartney won two awards and has been nominated for two.

Year Award[8][9][10] Work With Result
1993 Award of Merit Solo Won
1997 Favorite Pop/Rock Album The Beatles Anthology The Beatles Won

BRIT Awards[edit]

The BRIT Awards are awarded annually by the British Phonographic Industry. McCartney has won 7 BRIT awards and 1 Classic Brit Awards.

Year Award[11] With
1977 Best British album (of the past 25 years) The Beatles
1977 Outstanding Contribution (of the past 25 years) The Beatles
1977 Best British Band (of the past 25 years) The Beatles
1983 Best British Male Solo Artist Solo
1983 Sony Trophy Solo
1983 Outstanding Contribution The Beatles
2007 Album of the Year (Ecce Cor Meum) Solo
2008 Outstanding Contribution Solo

Grammy Awards[edit]

The Grammy Awards are awarded annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in the United States.

In addition to his 21 Grammy wins, McCartney received the academy's MusiCares Person of the Year award in 2012. McCartney was honoured with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award twice. The first in 1990 for his solo work and then with The Beatles in 2014. The Beatles were also, honoured with a Grammy Trustees Award in 1972.[12]

Year Award[13][14] Work With Result
1965 Best New Artist - The Beatles Won
Best Performance By A Vocal Group "A Hard Day's Night" The Beatles Won
1967 Best Contemporary Solo Vocal Performance "Eleanor Rigby" Solo Won
Song of the Year "Michelle" John Lennon Won
1968 Best Contemporary Album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band The Beatles Won
Album of the Year Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band The Beatles Won
1971 Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture Let It Be The Beatles Won
1972 Grammy Trustees Award - The Beatles Honoured
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" Solo Won
1975 Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal "Band on the Run" Wings Won
1980 Best Rock Instrumental Performance "Rockestra Theme" Wings Won
1990 Lifetime Achievement Award - Solo Honoured
1997 Best Long Form Music Video The Beatles Anthology The Beatles Won
Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal "Free as a Bird" The Beatles Won
Best Short Form Music Video "Free as a Bird" The Beatles Won
2011 Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance Helter Skelter (from Good Evening New York City) Solo Won
2012 Best Historical Album Band On The Run (Paul McCartney Archive Collection — Deluxe Edition) Solo / Compilation producer Won
2013 Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Kisses on the Bottom Solo Won
2014 Best Rock Song "Cut Me Some Slack" Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, and Krist Novoselic Won
Best Music Film "Live Kisses" Solo Won
Lifetime Achievement Award - The Beatles Honoured

MTV Video Music Awards[edit]

The MTV Video Music Awards are awarded annually by MTV. McCartney has won 1.

Year Award Work
1984 Video Vanguard Award The Beatles

MTV Europe Music Awards[edit]

The MTV Europe Music Awards are awarded annually by MTV. McCartney has one.

Year Award Work
2008 Ultimate Legend Award Paul McCartney

Q Awards[edit]

The Q Awards are awarded annually by Q magazine.

Year Award[15]
2007 Q Icon
2010 Classic Album: Band on the Run, Wings

Gershwin Prize for Popular Song[edit]

The The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song,[16] created in 2007, is awarded annually. On 2 June 2010, in a White House ceremony, McCartney received this prize from President Obama. The Gershwin Prize is the highest award a musician can receive in the United States; McCartney is the first non-American recipient of the award, the previous recipients were Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder.[17]

Orders, awards and honours[edit]

Date Country Ribbon Award
8 Sep 2012  FRA Legion Honneur Officier ribbon.svg Officer of Legion of Honour – for services to music by French President Francois Hollande at Elysee Palace[7]
Jun 1965  Cmnwlth Order of the British Empire (Civil) Ribbon.png Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire[4]
31 Dec 1996  Cmnwlth Knight-Bachelor.ribbon.png In the 1997 New Year Honours McCartney was knighted for his services to music.[2][3]
5 May 2011  PER PER Order of the Sun of Peru - Grand Cross BAR.png Grand Cross of the Order of the Sun, the highest award bestowed by the nation of Peru to commend notable civil and military merit, in a private ceremony while visiting the country for a concert in the city of Lima.[5]
9 May 2011  PER La Orden del Árbol de la Quina, an order that is given to celebrities who fight for the protection of environment by the Ministry of Environment of Peru.[6]
9 May 2011  PER Medal of Honor of the National Library of Peru.[6]
Dec 1993  CHL CHL Order of Merit of Chile - Knight BAR.png Order of Merit (Chile) (unknown grade)[citation needed]
5 Dec 2010  USA Kennedy Center Ribbon.svg Kennedy Center Honors[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Lennon-McCartney Songwriting Partnership". h2g2. BBC. 4 November 2005. Retrieved 14 December 2006. 
  2. ^ a b The London Gazette: no. 54625. p. 2. 30 December 1996. Retrieved 5 December 2008.
  3. ^ a b The London Gazette: no. 55229. p. 8993. 18 August 1998. Retrieved 5 December 2008.
  4. ^ a b Spitz, Bob (2005). The Beatles: The Biography. New York: Little, Brown. p. 556. ISBN 978-0-316-80352-6. 
  5. ^ a b "Paul McCartney recibirá dos condecoraciones por parte del Estado Peruano". El Comercio Peru. 5 May 2011. 
  6. ^ a b c "McCartney recibirá condecoración de BNP en privado dos horas antes de show". El Comercio Peru. 9 May 2011. 
  7. ^ a b The Associated Press (8 September 2012). "Paul McCartney awarded French Legion of Honor". CBS News. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "29th American Music Award Winners". Rock On The Net. Retrieved 3 October 2007. 
  9. ^ "Winners of the American Music Awards: Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group". Rock On The Net. Retrieved 4 October 2007. 
  10. ^ "Winners of the American Music Awards:Favorite Pop/Rock Album". Rock On The Net. Retrieved 4 October 2007. 
  11. ^ "The BRIT Awards archive from everyHit". EveryHit.com. Retrieved 2 October 2007. 
  12. ^ http://www.grammy.com/news/paul-mccartney-is-2012-musicares-person-of-the-year
  13. ^ "Grammy Awards Won by Paul McCartney". Grammy.com. Retrieved 3 October 2007. 
  14. ^ "List of 48th Annual Grammy Award Winners". CBS News. 9 February 2006. Archived from the original on 5 May 2007. Retrieved 3 October 2007. 
  15. ^ "Q Awards Archives". EveryHit.com. Retrieved 3 October 2007. 
  16. ^ "Library of Congress - Gershwin Prize". Library of Congress. Retrieved 5 June 2010. 
  17. ^ NPR
  18. ^ "Kennedy Center Honors 2010: Oprah & Paul McCartney Honored (PHOTOS)". Huffington Post. 6 December 2010. Retrieved 2 January 2014.