List of awards and nominations received by Queen

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The following is a list of awards and nominations received by Queen.



Year Induction
2001 The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.[1]
2002 The band was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.[2]
2003 The band became the first band, rather than individual, to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.[3]
2004 The band was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame.[4]
2004 "Bohemian Rhapsody" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.[5]
2004 The band was inducted into the RockWalk of Fame (at Guitar Center on Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard)[6]
2006 The band was the first inducted into the VH1 Rock Honors.[7]
2009 "We Will Rock You" and "We Are The Champions" are inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.[5]


  • 1974
    • Sounds: 3rd Best New British Band, 9th Best International Band
    • Disc: 10th Brightest Hope
    • NME: 2nd Most Promising New Name
  • 1975
    • Melody Maker: 'Band of the Year'[8]
    • Record Mirror: 2nd Best British Newcomer, 2nd Best Single ("Killer Queen"), 9th International Group
    • NME: 8th Best British Group, 7th Best Stage Band, 4th Most Promising Group In The World, 3rd Most Promising New Name, 17th Best World Group
    • Disc: Top Live Band, Top International Group, Top British Group, Top Single ("Killer Queen"), 3rd Best Album (Sheer Heart Attack), 5th Best Album (Queen II)
    • Ivor Novello Award to Mercury for "Killer Queen"[9]
    • Golden Lion Award (Belgium) to Mercury for "Killer Queen"
    • Carl Allen Award for contribution to the Ballroom Dancing Industry
  • 1979
    • Music Life, Japan: Top Group, Top Album (Jazz), Top Single, Top Singer, Top Guitarist, Top Drummer, Top Bass Player
  • 1984
    • Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Silver Clef Award: Outstanding Contribution to British Music
    • UK Video Awards: Highly Commended in Best Compilation Category for The Works EP. Best Video award for "Radio Ga Ga"
  • 1986
    • Daily Mirror Reader's Poll: Top British Group, Top Male Vocalist, 5th Best Album (A Kind of Magic)
    • Daily Express: Best Album Cover Award (A Kind of Magic)
    • British Video Awards: Top Music Video Award (Live In Rio)
    • Worldwide Music Awards: Best Worldwide Group
  • 1987
    • Sun: Best Male Vocalist for Mercury
    • Capital Radio London: Best Group
    • Ivor Novello Award: for Outstanding Contribution to British Music
    • British Video Awards: Best Video, Music category for Live In Budapest
  • 1988
    • Golden Rose Festival, Montreux: International Music Media Conference: Best Long Form Video worldwide (The Magic Years)
    • Festerio, Rio de Janeiro: Best video documentary (The Magic Years)
  • 1989
    • Independent Television Awards: Best Band of the Eighties
    • US Film & Video Festival: Silver Screen Award (The Magic Years)
    • Diamond Awards, Antwerp: Best Special Effects Award ("The Invisible Man")
  • 1990
    • Brit Award: Outstanding Contribution to Music and nomination for Best Music Video[9]
  • 1991
    • American Film & Video Festival, Chicago: Innuendo won 1st Prize, "I'm Going Slightly Mad" won 3rd Prize for Creative Excellence in the Art Culture and Performing Arts category
    • Monitor Awards (International Teleproduction Society), New York City: Best Achievement in Music Video ("Innuendo")
  • 2001
    • Golden Rose Film Festival, Montreux: Prix de la Presse (Freddie Mercury: The Untold Story)
  • 2002
    • Grammy Award nomination: Best Long Form Music Video for Freddie Mercury (Freddie Mercury: The Untold Story)
    • New York Film Festival: Gold World Medal for the Best Television and Entertainment Program (Variety Special Section), Gold World Medal for the Best Home Video (Music Video Section) for Freddie Mercury: The Untold Story
    • Capital FM Awards: Outstanding Contribution to Music
    • Guinness World Records: UK’s best single of the past 50 years ("Bohemian Rhapsody")
    • Annual DVD Awards: Best DVD-Audio/Non Video (A Night at the Opera)
    • Surround Music Awards: "Most Adventurous Mix" and "Listener's Choice" (A Night at the Opera)
  • 2003
    • Annual DVD Awards: Best DVD-Audio (The Game)
    • DVD Awards At The Universal Sheraton: DVD-Audio Of The Year (The Game)
    • Capital Legends Awards: Legendary Group
    • European Music DVD-Award: Best Live DVD (Live At Wembley Stadium)
    • Surround Music Award: "Best Mix: Non-Orchestral" (The Game)
  • 2008
    • New York City radio station Q104.3 FM WAXQ names Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" number 13 in their 2008 Top 1,043 Songs Of All Time listener-generated countdown.


  • 1999 - The band was voted the 2nd greatest band in music history.[13]
  • 2005 - The band's performance at Live Aid is voted two times by a large selection of musicians and critics to be the greatest live show of all time.[14]
  • 2007 - The band was voted the 'Best British Band Of All Time.'[15]
  • 2008 - The band enters the Grammy Hall of Fame.


  1. ^ Queen, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame [dead link]
  2. ^ Queen honoured with Hollywood star, BBC, 18 October 2002 
  3. ^ Queen (– SCHOLAR SEARCH), Songwriters Hall of Fame [dead link]
  4. ^ UK Music Hall of Fame (– SCHOLAR SEARCH), Channel 4 [dead link]
  5. ^ a b The Grammys, The Recording Academy 
  6. ^ Queen, Guitar Center 
  7. ^ VH1 Rock Honors, VH1 
  8. ^ a b Queen, Rock On The Net 
  9. ^ a b c Freddie Mercury (– SCHOLAR SEARCH), The Knitting Circle [dead link]
  10. ^ Today in Music History (31 January), Sound Generator 
  11. ^ 'The Brit Awards, found October 7, 2007, 
  12. ^ Freddie Mercury biography, IMDB 
  13. ^ Music Of The Millennium, Channel 4 
  14. ^ Queen win greatest live gig poll, BBC, 9 November 2005 
  15. ^ Queen declared 'top British band', BBC, 2 January 2007