This is a list of awards and nominations received by the singer-songwriter and musician Van Morrison. He first came to prominence in 1964 as the frontman of the band Them, for which he wrote 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 number 27 on Acclaimed Music's list of The Top 1000 Artists of All Time.
The Americana Music Honors & Awards are presented annually by the Americana Music Association and celebrates distinguished members of the americana music community. Americana music encompasses a wide variety of roots genres including rock and roll, country, folk, r&b and blues. The ceremony features several "of the year" awards and five lifetime achievement honors among others.
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.
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".
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),Rolling Stone (42),WXPN (14) and Paste (20). His voice was also voted in some lists to be one of the greatest in music: Q (20) and Rolling Stone (24).Time included the albums Moondance and Astral Weeks on its list. On the Rolling Stone list, Moondance was ranked number 65 and Astral Weeks at number 19. In 2004, Rolling Stone published a list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, voted on by numerous musical artists and music critics. Three of Morrison's songs were included and ranked: "Moondance" (226), "Gloria" (208) (with Them) and "Brown Eyed Girl" (109). In 2010, Rolling Stone released an updated list, which including more songs from the 21st century; "Into the Mystic", from the album Moondance, was added and ranked at number 474.