List of awards and nominations received by Led Zeppelin

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Led Zeppelin awards and nominations
Awards and nominations
Award Wins Nominations
American Music Awards
1 1
Grammy Awards
5 7
Awards won 638
Nominations 876

This is a list of awards received by the English rock band Led Zeppelin. They are widely considered to be one of the most powerful,[1][2] innovative,[3] successful,[4] and influential bands in the history of rock music.[5][6] Led Zeppelin have sold over 300 million albums worldwide,[7] including 111.5 million certified units in the United States,[8] making them one of the world's best-selling music artists in history, as well as the second best selling band of all time in the United States.[9]

American Music Awards[edit]

The American Music Awards are awarded annually by a poll of music buyers. Led Zeppelin was honoured with the "International Artist Award" in January 2005.[10]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2005 2007 reunion International Artist Award Won

Classic Rock Awards[edit]

The Classic Rock Awards are presented annually by Classic Rock magazine. In November 2008, Led Zeppelin won "Event of the Year" for their 2007 reunion show.[11] In 2014, they won "Reissue of the Year" for the deluxe editions of their first three albums (Led Zeppelin I, II, and III).[12]

GQ Men Of The Year Awards[edit]

The GQ Men Of The Year Awards are presented annually by Gentlemen's Quarterly magazine. Led Zeppelin were honoured with the "Outstanding Achievement Award" in 2008.[13]

Grammy Awards[edit]

The Grammy Awards are awarded annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in the United States. Led Zeppelin received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.[14] Led Zeppelin had also received a nomination for the "Best New Artist" in 1969, but they lost to Crosby, Stills & Nash. Led Zeppelin IV, "Stairway to Heaven", Led Zeppelin and "Whole Lotta Love" were inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999, 2003, 2004 and 2007 respectively.

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1970 Led Zeppelin Best New Artist Nominated
1999 Led Zeppelin IV Grammy Hall of Fame Won
2003 "Stairway to Heaven" Grammy Hall of Fame Won
2004 Led Zeppelin Grammy Hall of Fame Won
2007 "Whole Lotta Love" Grammy Hall of Fame Won
2014 "Kashmir" Best Rock Performance Nominated
2014 Celebration Day Best Rock Album Won

Ivor Novello Awards[edit]

The Ivor Novello Awards are presented annually in London by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors. Led Zeppelin were awarded an Ivor Novello Award for "Outstanding Contribution to British Music" on 12 May, 1977.[15] The band also received a "Liftetime Achievement Award" at the 42nd Annual Ivor Novello Awards in May 1997.

Kennedy Center Honors[edit]

In December 2012, US President Barack Obama, honored Led Zeppelin by awarding the band with the US's highest cultural award, the Kennedy Center Honors.[16]

Melody Maker Awards[edit]

The Melody Maker Awards were presented by the England's oldest music magazine Melody Maker. Led Zeppelin were honoured with several Melody Maker Awards in 1970, 1975 and 1979.

MOJO Awards[edit]

Page receiving the 2008 MOJO Award for Led Zeppelin as "best live act".

The MOJO Awards (or Mojo Honours Lists) is an awards ceremony that began in 2004 by Mojo, a popular music magazine published monthly by Bauer in the United Kingdom.[17] Led Zeppelin received a MOJO Award in 2008 for the "best live act", as voted by the readers.[18]

NME Awards[edit]

The New Musical Express (better known as the NME) hosts the Shockwaves NME Awards and "NME Pop Poll". Led Zeppelin topped the readers poll for consecutive three years (1974–76) under the category of the best "Vocal Group".[19] In 2008, Led Zeppelin got a Shockwaves NME Awards nomination under the category of the "Best Music DVD" for The Song Remains the Same.

Polar Music Prize[edit]

The Polar Music Prize was founded in 1989 by Stig Anderson. Led Zeppelin received the honour in 2006.[20]

Q Awards[edit]

The Q Awards are the UK's annual music awards run by the music magazine Q. Led Zeppelin have received a "Q Merit Award" in 1992.[21]

Radio Music Awards[edit]

The Radio Music Awards was an annual U.S. award show that honours the year's most successful songs on mainstream radio. Led Zeppelin were nominated for "Artist of the Year/Rock Radio" in 2005.

Surround Music Awards[edit]

Led Zeppelin were named as "Surround Artist of the Year" at the second annual Surround Music Awards in 2003.[22] The awards ceremony was hosted by Grammy Award winners Ed Cherney and Al Schmitt.


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame[edit]

Led Zeppelin were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on 12 January, 1995.

UK Music Hall of Fame[edit]

Led Zeppelin were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame on 14 November, 2006.

Mojo Hall of Fame 100[edit]

Led Zeppelin were inducted into the Mojo Hall of Fame 100 in November 2003..


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  19. ^ Pop Poll Results 1952–1996. NME. Retrieved 18 April 2010.
  20. ^ "Polar Music Prize to Led Zeppelin and Russia's Valery Gergiev". 22 May 2006. Retrieved 5 September 2010. 
  21. ^ "Official Video: Q Merit Award". Retrieved 5 September 2010. 
  22. ^ 2003 Surround Music Award Winners.