List of awards and nominations received by Kate Bush

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This is a list of music awards and award nominations received by the English singer/songwriter Kate Bush.[1][2][3] To date Kate Bush has received 13 nominations for BRIT Awards throughout her career, but has so far won only once, in 1987.


Brit Awards[edit]

The Brit Awards are the British Phonographic Industry's (BPI) annual pop music awards.[4] Bush has received one awards from thirteen nominations.

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1986 Herself[5] Best British Female Nominated
Hounds of Love Best British Album Nominated
"Running Up That Hill" Best British Single Nominated
1987 Herself Best British Female Won
1988 Nominated
1990 Nominated
Best British Producer Nominated
1993 Best British Female Nominated
1995 Nominated
2005 "Wuthering Heights" Best Song of the Past 25 Years Nominated
2006 Herself Best British Female Nominated
Aerial Best British Album Nominated
2012 Herself Best British Female Nominated

Edison Awards[edit]

The Edison music award is an annual Dutch music prize, awarded for outstanding achievements in the music industry. It is one of the oldest music awards in the world, having been presented since 1960.[6]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1979 "Wuthering Heights" Best International Single Won

Evening Standard Theatre Awards[edit]

The Evening Standard Theatre Awards, established in 1955, are presented annually for outstanding achievements in London Theatre. Sponsored by the Evening Standard newspaper, they are announced in late November or early December. They are the equivalent of the Broadway theatre Drama Desk Awards.

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2014 Before the Dawn Editor's Award Won

Grammy Awards[edit]

The Grammy Awards are awarded annually by The Recording Academy of the United States for outstanding achievements in the music industry. Often considered the highest music honour, the awards were established in 1958.[7]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1988 "Experiment IV" Best Concept Music Video Nominated
1991 "The Sensual World" Best Alternative Music Performance Nominated
1996 The Line, the Cross and the Curve Best Music Video, Long Form Nominated

Ivor Novello Awards[edit]

The Ivor Novello Awards are awarded for songwriting and composing. The awards, named after the Cardiff born entertainer Ivor Novello, are presented annually in London by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA).[8]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1979 "Wuthering Heights" The Best Song Musically and Lyrically Nominated
The Best Pop Song Nominated
"The Man with the Child in His Eyes" The Outstanding British Lyric Won
1981 "Babooshka" The Best Song Musically and Lyrically Nominated
1983 "The Dreaming" The Outstanding British Lyric Nominated
1986 "Running Up That Hill" Best Contemporary Song Nominated
2002 Herself Outstanding Contribution to British Music Won
2012 50 Words for Snow Album Award Nominated

MIDEM Video Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1980 "Babooshka" Best International Performance Won

MOJO Awards[edit]

MOJO Awards are awarded by the popular British music magazine, Mojo, published monthly by Bauer.

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2005 Herself Songwriter Award Nominated
2006 Nominated

MTV Video Music Awards[edit]

The MTV Video Music Awards were established in the end of the summer of 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top music videos of the year.[9]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1986 "Running Up That Hill" Best Female Video Nominated
1987 "The Big Sky" Nominated

NME Awards[edit]

The NME Awards are an annual music awards show founded by the music magazine NME. Bush received one awards from three nominations.

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1979 Herself Best Female Singer Won
2015 Hero of the Year Nominated
Kate Bush's return Music Moment of the Year Nominated

Progressive Music Awards[edit]

Prog magazine was also behind the annual Progressive Music Awards that was established in 2012.[10]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2012 Herself Prog Goddess Nominated
2015 Artist of the Year Nominated
Before the Dawn Live Event of the Year Nominated

Q Awards[edit]

The Q Awards are the UK's annual music awards run by the music magazine Q to honor musical excellence. Winners are voted by readers of Q online, with others decided by a judging panel.[11] Bush received one award from three nominations.

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2001 Herself Q Classic Songwriter Award Won
2014 Best Act in the World Today Nominated
Best Live Act Nominated

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame[edit]

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a museum located on the shores of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, United States, dedicated to the recording history of some of the best-known and most influential artists, producers, and other people who have influenced the music industry.[12]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2018[13] Herself Hall of Fame Nominated

Satellite Awards[edit]

The Satellite Awards are an annual award given by the International Press Academy.[14] Bush has been nominated once.

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2007 "Lyra" Best Original Song Nominated

South Bank Sky Arts Awards[edit]

The South Bank Show is a television arts magazine show that was produced by ITV between 1978 and 2010, and by Sky Arts from 2012.[15] Bush has won once.

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2012 50 Words for Snow Best Album[16] Won





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  13. ^ Gotrich, Lars (October 5, 2017). "Kate Bush, Radiohead, Sister Rosetta Tharpe Nominated For Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame". National Public Radio. Retrieved October 6, 2017.
  14. ^ Kilday, Gregg (15 December 2012). "'Silver Linings Playbook' Wins Five Satellite Awards, Including Best Picture". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  15. ^ "Sherlock and Twenty Twelve up for South Bank Awards". Radio Times. 2 April 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  16. ^ Kate wins South Bank Sky Arts Award!