Tuesday, June 17, 2014

18 Days of McCartney Day 17- Macca's Achievements



From 1963 with The Beatles to 2014 Paul McCartney has won a total of fifty-seven awards, received first in two "All-Time" awards, placed eleventh in another "All-Time" achievement, Inducteed three times, received tow doctorates, Rewarded with an MBE and Knight Bachelor, a recipient, Legion of Honour, and various other awards for his environmental work along with his animal rights campaigns and others.

The Beatles receiving NME's, 1966
NME

We'll start with the first award Paul received, NME award in 1963, he would go on to win twenty-one more NME awards;
  • 1963- The Beatles, World Vocal Group
  • 1963- The Beatles, British Vocal Group
  • 1963- The Beatles, Best British Disc of The Year for "She Loves You"
  • 1964- The Beatles, Outstanding Vocal Group
  • 1964- The Beatles, British Vocal Group
  • 1965- The Beatles, British Vocal Group
  • 1965- The Beatles, World Vocal Group
  • 1966- The Beatles, British Vocal Group
  • 1966- The Beatles, Best British Disc This Year "Eleanor Rigby"
  • 1968- The Beatles, World Vocal Group
  • 1968- The Beatles, British Vocal Group
  • 1968- The Beatles, Best British Disc This Year "Hey Jude"
  • 1970- The Beatles, Top British Group
  • 1970- The Beatles, 1970's Best British LP "Let It Be"
  • 1971- The Beatles, Top British Group
  • 1971- The Beatles, Best British LP "Let It Be"
  • 1974- Paul McCartney, Best Bass Guitarist
  • 1976- Paul McCartney, Best Bass Guitarist
  • 1980- Paul McCartney, For Outstanding Services to Music
  • 2000-The Beatles, Best Band Ever
  • 2005- Paul McCartney, Best Event
  • 2014- Paul McCartney, The Songwriter
The following video is  The Beatles receiving their NME for the Best World Vocal Group, 1965;

 

Grammy Awards
McCartney at the Grammys 2012
  • 1965- The Beatles, Best New Artist
  • 1965- the Beatles, Best Performance By A Vocal Group "A Hard Day's Night"
  • 1967- Paul McCartney, Best Contemporary Solo Vocal Performance "Eleanor Rigby"
  • 1967- Lennon-McCartney, Song of The Year "Michelle"
  • 1968- The Beatles, Best Contemporary Album Sgt.Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  • 1968- The Beatles, Album of the Year Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  • 1971- The Beatles, Best Original Score Written for A Motion Picture Let It Be
  • 1972- The Beatles, Grammy Trustees Award
  • 1972- Paul McCartney, Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) "Uncle Albert/ Admiral Halsey"
  • 1975- Wings, Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal "Band On The Run"
  • 1980- Wings, Best Rock Instrumental Performance "Rockestra Theme"
  • 1990- Paul McCartney, Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 1997- The Beatles, Best Long Form Music Video The Beatles Anthology
  • 1997- The Beatles, Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal "Free As A Bird"
  • 1997- The Beatles, Best Short Form Music Video "Free As A Bird"
  • 2011- Paul McCartney, Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance "Helter Skelter" from Good Evening New York City album
  • 2012- Paul McCartney, Best Historical Album Band On The Run
  • 2012- Paul McCartney, MusiCares Person of the Year
  • 2013- Paul McCartney, Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Kisses On The Bottom
  • 2014- Grohl, McCartney, Novosellc, Smear, Best Rock Song "Cut Me Some Slack"
  • 2014- Paul McCartney, Best Music Film Live Kisses
  • 2014- The Beatles, Lifetime Achievement Award
Yes, you read that right, that's almost twenty Grammy Awards including two Lifetime Achievement Awards and a MusiCares Person of the Year.

BRIT Awards

Paul has won a total of eight BRIT awards, including one classic award.
  • 1977- The Beatles, Best British Album (of the past 25 years)
  • 1977- The Beatles, Outstanding Contribution (of the past 25 years)
  • 1977- The Beatles, Best British Band (of the past 25 years)
  • 1983- Paul McCartney, Best British Male Solo Artist
  • 1983- Paul McCartney, Song Trophy
  • 1993- The Beatles, Outstanding Contribution
  • 2007- Paul McCartney, Album of the Year
  • 2008- Paul McCartney, Outstanding Contribution
Academy Awards

  • 1971- The Beatles, Best Music Original Song Score "Let It Be"
American Music Awards

  • 1993- Paul McCartney, Award of Merit
  • 1997- The Beatles, Favorite Pop/Rock Album The Beatles Anthology
MTV Video Music Awards
  • 1984- The Beatles, Video Vanguard Award
 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards
  • 2002- Paul McCartney, Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Song "Vanilla Sky"
 Rolling Stone
  • 2003- The Beatles, The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1st)
  • 2003- The Beatles, The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time Revolver (3rd)
  • 2003- The Beatles, The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time Rubber Soul (5th)
  • 2003- The Beatles, The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time The White Album (10th)
  • 2003- The Beatles, The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time Abbey Road (14th)
  • 2003- The Beatles, The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time Please Please Me (39th)
  • 2003- The Beatles, The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time Meet The Beatles (86th)
  • 2003- The Beatles, The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time Let It Be (86th)
  • 2003- The Beatles, The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time Help! (322nd)
  • 2003- The Beatles, The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time A Hard Day's Night (388th)
  • 2003- Wings, The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time Band on The Run (418th)
  • 2003- The Beatles, The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time With The Beatles (420th)
  • 2004- The Beatles; The Immortals: 100 Greatest Artist of All-Time (1st)
  • 2004- The Beatles, The Immortals: 100 Greatest Artist of All-Time "Hey Jude" (8th
  • 2004- The Beatles; The Immortals: 100 Greatest Artist of All-Time "Yesterday" (13th)
  • 2004- The Beatles; The Immortals: 100 Greatest Artist of All-Time "I Want To Hold Your Hand" (16th)
  • 2004- The Beatles; The Immortals: 100 Greatest Artist of All-Time "Let It Be" (20th0
  • 2004- The Beatles; The Immortals: 100 Greatest Artist of All-Time "In My Life" (23rd)
  • 2004- The Beatles; The Immortals: 100 Greatest Artist of All-Time "A Day In The Life" (26th)
  • 2004- The Beatles; The Immortals: 100 Greatest Artist of All-Time "Help!" (29th)
  • 2004- The Beatles; The Immortals: 100 Greatest Artist of All-Time "She Loves You" (64th)
  • 2004- The Beatles; The Immortals: 100 Greatest Artist of All-Time "Strawberry Fields Forever" (76th)
  • 2004- The Beatles; The Immortals: 100 Greatest Artist of All-Time 'Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) (83rd)
  • 2004- The Beatles; The Immortals: 100 Greatest Artist of All-Time "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (135th)
  • 2004- The Beatles; The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time  Eleanor Rigby (137th)
  • 2004- The Beatles; The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time "I Saw Her Standing There" (139th)
  • 2004- The Beatles; The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time "A Hard Days Night" (153rd)
  • 2004- The Beatles; The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time  "Please Please Me" (184th)
  • 2004- The Beatles; The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time"Come Together" (202nd)
  • 2004- The Beatles; The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time "Something" (273rd)
  • 2004- The Beatles; The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time "Can't Buy Me Love" (289th)
  • 2004- The Beatles; The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time "With A Little Help From My Friends" (304th)
  • 2004- Paul McCartney, The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time "Maybe I'm Amazed" (338th)
  • 2004- The Beatles; The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time "All You Need Is Love" (362nd)
  • 2004- The Beatles; The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time "Ticket To Ride" (384th)
  • 2004- The Beatles; The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time "Penny Lane" (449th)
  • 2004- The Beatles; The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time "Rain" (463rd)
  • 2008- Paul McCartney, 100 Greatest Singers of All Time (11th)
Q Awards
  • 2007- Paul McCartney, Q Icon
  • 2010- Wings, Classic Album Band On The Run
Gershwin Prize for Popular Song
Paul became the first non-American to receive this award. The award is the highest award a musician can receive in the United States and was awarded to McCartney on 2 June, 2010 along with Stevie Wonder and Paul Simon, the award was presented to them by President Barack Obama.

  • 2010- Paul McCartney
 The following video is Obama presenting Paul McCartney with the award;

Honors
  • 31 December, 1996- New Year Honors, knighted for his music services
  • 5 December, 2010- Paul McCartney, Kennedy Center Honors
  • 9 May, 2011- Paul McCartney, Meddal of Honor of the National Library of Peru
  • 8 September, 2012- Paul McCartney, Officer of Legion of Honour, for music services by President Fancois Hollande
 Orders
  • June 1965- The Beatles, Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
  • December, 1993- Paul McCartney, Order of Merit, Chile 
  •  5 May, 2011- Paul McCartney, Grand Cross of the Order of the Sun, the highest award by the nation of Peru
  • 9 May, 2011- Paul McCartney, La Orden de Arbol de La Quina, for his protection for the environment

Guinness Book of World Records
Besides his awards, honors, and orders Paul McCartney has achieved much more. In March 1999, Paul was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo Artist. Guinness World Records calls McCartney "The Most Successful Composer and Recording Artist of All Time with sixty-one Gold discs, including forty-two with The Beatles, seventeen solo, and one with The Beatles and Billy Preston, each disc sold over one-hundred million copies each. 

In the charts Macca has written/ co-written one-hundred eighty-eight charted records, ninety-one of these reached the Top 10, even better thirty-three peaked to number one. He's either written or co-written thirty-two number one singles for the Billboard Hot 100. Twenty of those were with The Beatles, one was his song " A World Without Love" a number one for Peter and Gordon, seven solo and/or with Wings (read about Wings History and Wings Tours),  and Elton John's version of The Beatles "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds", one with Stevie Wonder "Ebony and Ivory", one with Michael Jackson with "Say Say Say", and as co-writer with "Medley". 

Paul has contributied in twenty-four chart topping singles and has become the number one UK artist with the most number ones than any other artist. These include seventeen with The Beatles, and one from the wide variety of Wings, Solo, Stevie Wonder, and more. He's the only artist to ever reach UK number on as a soloist with his song 'Pipes of Peace". Other creidts for his UK success go to "Ebony and Ivory" with Stevie Wonder, "Mull of Kintyre" with Denny Laine, quartet for The Beatles "She Loves You", quintet with The Beatles and Billy Preston "Get Back", and that's just to name a few! 

Paul wrote the most covered song of all time with ovver 2,200 versions, "Yesterday".  He also wrote "Hey Jude" which became a the best-selling Beatles single, selling over five million copies in right when it was released.

In 1990 Paul had traveled "Across The Universe" as the IAU's Minor Planet Center named planet 4148 "McCartney" and in 1997 James Paul McCartney became Sir James Paul McCartney as Queen Elizabeth II knighted him for his contribution to the music world.  He's been honored with the Doctor of Music degree from Yale University and would become the last Beatle to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012.

Now I'm not a fortune teller, I'm just a student, a writer, a practicing musician, and an Apple Scruff but I can predict that Sir James Paul McCartney will receive many more awards and honors for his contributions to the music world. 



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