List of awards and nominations 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

Paul McCartney's awards 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.

BMI Latin Awards[edit]

The BMI Latin Awards are awarded annually by Broadcast Music, Inc. for the best-performing Latin songs. McCartney has received one award for Manny Manuel's cover "I Want to Hold Your Hand".

Year Nominated work Award Result
1997 "Dame Tu Mano Ven (I Want to Hold Your Hand)" Award-winning song[8] Won

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. Paul McCartney has won once with the Beatles, and has been nominated for two more awards.

Year Award Work Film With Result
1970 Best Original or Adaptation Score Let It Be Let It Be The Beatles Won
1973 Best Original Song "Live and Let Die" Live and Let Die Linda McCartney Nominated
2001 Best Original Song "Vanilla Sky" Vanilla Sky Nominated

American Music Awards[edit]

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

Year Award[9][10][11] Work With Result
1993 American Music Award of Merit Solo Won
1997 Favorite Pop/Rock Album The Beatles Anthology The Beatles Won
2015 Best Collaboration "FourFiveSeconds" Rihanna and Kanye West Nominated

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[12] 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 18 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.[13][14][15]

Year Nominee/Work Award Result
1965 The Beatles Best New Artist Won
"I Want to Hold Your Hand" Record of the Year Nominated
"A Hard Day's Night" Song of the Year Nominated
A Hard Day's Night Best Performance By A Vocal Group Won
Rock and Roll Recording Nominated
Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Show Nominated
1966 Help! Album of the Year Nominated
Vocal Group Performance Nominated
Best Contemporary (R&R) Group Vocal Performance Nominated
Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Show
(with John Lennon, George Harrison, Ken Thorne)
Nominated
"Yesterday" Record of the Year Nominated
Song of the Year Nominated
Best Male Vocal Performance Nominated
Best Contemporary (R&R) Single Nominated
Best Contemporary (R&R) Male Vocal Performance Nominated
1967 Revolver Album of the Year Nominated
"Michelle" Song of the Year Won
"Eleanor Rigby" Best Male Vocal Performance Nominated
Best Contemporary Solo Vocal Performance Won
Best Contemporary (R&R) Recording Nominated
1968 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Album of the Year Won
Best Contemporary Album Won
Best Group Vocal Performance Nominated
Best Contemporary Group Vocal or Instrumental Performance Nominated
"A Day in the Life" Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) or Instrumentalist(s)
(with The Beatles, George Martin)
Nominated
1969 Magical Mystery Tour Album of the Year Nominated
"Hey Jude" Record of the Year Nominated
Song of the Year Nominated
Contemporary Pop Vocal Group Nominated
1970 Abbey Road Album of the Year Nominated
Contemporary Vocal Group Nominated
Yellow Submarine Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Show
(John Lennon, George Harrison, George Martin)
Nominated
1971 "Let It Be" Record of the Year Nominated
Song of the Year Nominated
Best Contemporary Song Nominated
Let It Be Best Contemporary Vocal Group Nominated
Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture Won
1972 "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" (with Linda McCartney) Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) Won
1974 "Live and Let Die" Best Pop Duo or Group Vocal Performance Nominated
Live and Let Die Album of Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture (with Linda McCartney and George Martin) Nominated
1975 Band on the Run Album of the Year Nominated
"Band on the Run" Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal Won
1977 "Let 'Em In" Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists Nominated
1980 "Rockestra Theme" Best Rock Instrumental Performance Won
1981 "Coming Up" (live at Glasgow) Best Male Rock Vocal Performance Nominated
1982 The McCartney Interview Best Spoken Word, Documentary or Drama Recording Nominated
1983 Tug of War Album of the Year Nominated
"Ebony and Ivory" (with Stevie Wonder) Record of the Year (as producer George Martin) Nominated
Best Performance By a Duo Or Group With Vocal Nominated
1984 "The Girl Is Mine" (with Michael Jackson) Best Pop Performance By a Duo Or Group With Vocal Nominated
1986 Do They Know It's Christmas (as featured artist) Best Music Video, Long Form Nominated
1987 "Rupert and the Frog Song" Best Music Video, Short Form Nominated
1996 Live at the BBC Best Historical Album Nominated
1997 The Beatles Anthology Best Long Form Music Video Won
"Free as a Bird" Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal Won
Best Short Form Music Video Won
1998 Flaming Pie Album of the Year Nominated
2001 Liverpool Sound Collage Best Alternative Music Album Nominated
2003 "Vanilla Sky" (from Vanilla Sky) Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Nominated
2005 "Something" (with Eric Clapton) (from Concert for George) Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals Nominated
2006 Chaos and Creation in the Backyard Album of the Year Nominated
Best Pop Vocal Album Nominated
"Fine Line" Best Male Pop Vocal Performance Nominated
2007 "Jenny Wren" Best Male Pop Vocal Performance Nominated
2008 Memory Almost Full Best Pop Vocal Album Nominated
"Dance Tonight" Best Male Pop Vocal Performance Nominated
"Only Mama Knows" Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance Nominated
2009 "That Was Me" Best Male Pop Vocal Performance Nominated
"I Saw Her Standing There" (from Amoeba's Secret) Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance Nominated
2011 "Helter Skelter" (from Good Evening New York City) Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance Won
2012 Band On The Run (Paul McCartney Archive Collection — Deluxe Edition) Best Historical Album (as engineer Sam Okell and Steve Rooke) Won
2013 Kisses on the Bottom Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Won
2014 "Cut Me Some Slack" (with Dave Grohl, Pat Smear and Krist Novoselic) Best Rock Song Won
Live Kisses Best Music Film Won
Ram (Paul McCartney Archive Collection — Deluxe Edition) Best Historical Album (sa engineer Simon Gibson, Guy Massey and Steve Rooke) Nominated
2016 "All Day" (with Kanye West, Theophilus London and Allan Kingdom) Best Rap Performance Nominated
Best Rap Song Nominated
Grammy Trustees Award
Year Nominee/Work Award Result
1972 The Beatles Grammy Trustees Award Honoured
Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
Year Nominee/Work Award Result
1990 Himself Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Honoured
2014 The Beatles Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Honoured
Grammy Hall of Fame
Year Nominee/Work Award Result
1993 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band The Beatles Honoured
1995 Abbey Road The Beatles Honoured
1997 "Yesterday" The Beatles Honoured
1998 "I Want to Hold Your Hand" The Beatles Honoured
1999 Revolver The Beatles Honoured
"Strawberry Fields Forever" The Beatles Honoured
2000 Rubber Soul The Beatles Honoured
A Hard Day's Night The Beatles Honoured
The Beatles (White Album) The Beatles Honoured
2001 "Hey Jude" The Beatles Honoured
Meet the Beatles The Beatles Honoured
2002 "Eleanor Rigby" The Beatles Honoured
2004 "Let It Be" The Beatles Honoured
2008 "Help!" The Beatles Honoured
2011 "Penny Lane" The Beatles Honoured
2013 Band on the Run Paul McCartney & Wings Honoured
MusiCares Person of the Year
Year Nominee/Work Award Result
2012 Himself MusiCares Person of the Year Honoured

MTV Video Music Awards[edit]

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

Year Nominee/Work Award Result
1984 The Beatles Video Vanguard Award Honoured

MTV Europe Music Awards[edit]

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

Year Nominee/Work Award Result
2008 Paul McCartney Ultimate Legend Award Honoured

Q Awards[edit]

The Q Awards are awarded annually by Q magazine.

Year Award[16]
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,[17] 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.[18]

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[19]

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. ^ "Los Premios Latino de BMI". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media): 85. 13 September 1997. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  9. ^ "29th American Music Award Winners". Rock On The Net. Retrieved 3 October 2007. 
  10. ^ "Winners of the American Music Awards: Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group". Rock On The Net. Retrieved 4 October 2007. 
  11. ^ "Winners of the American Music Awards:Favorite Pop/Rock Album". Rock On The Net. Retrieved 4 October 2007. 
  12. ^ "The BRIT Awards archive from everyHit". EveryHit.com. Retrieved 2 October 2007. 
  13. ^ http://www.grammy.com/news/paul-mccartney-is-2012-musicares-person-of-the-year
  14. ^ "Grammy Awards Won by Paul McCartney". Grammy.com. Retrieved 3 October 2007. 
  15. ^ "List of 48th Annual Grammy Award Winners". CBS News. 9 February 2006. Archived from the original on 5 May 2007. Retrieved 3 October 2007. 
  16. ^ "Q Awards Archives". EveryHit.com. Retrieved 3 October 2007. 
  17. ^ "Library of Congress - Gershwin Prize". Library of Congress. Retrieved 5 June 2010. 
  18. ^ NPR
  19. ^ "Kennedy Center Honors 2010: Oprah & Paul McCartney Honored (PHOTOS)". Huffington Post. 6 December 2010. Retrieved 2 January 2014.