Neil Diamond To Receive The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award

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Iconic songwriter and celebrated performer Neil Diamond is set to be honored with The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award, a Special Merits Award that celebrates performers who have made outstanding contributions of artistic significance to the field of recording. A special award presentation ceremony and concert celebrating all of honorees will be held in the summer of 2018.

Throughout his illustrious and wide-ranging career, Neil Diamond has sold over 130 million albums worldwide and has dominated the charts for more than five decades with 38 Top 40 singles and 16 Top 10 albums. He has achieved record sales with 40 Gold albums, 21 Platinum albums and 11 Multi-Platinum albums.

Long before becoming one of the most noted and successful recording artists in the world, Diamond’s early recognition came as a songwriter. His recorded songs have become part of the very fabric of America’s songbook with a wide range of international hits that include ‘Solitary Man,’ ‘Cherry Cherry,’ ‘Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon,’ ‘I’m A Believer,’ ‘Red Red Wine,’ ‘Holly Holy,’ ‘Thank The Lord For The Night Time,’ ‘Sweet Caroline,’ ‘Kentucky Woman,’ ‘Brother Love’s Travelling Salvation Show,’ ‘Cracklin’ Rosie,’ ‘I Am…I Said,’ ‘Song Sung Blue,’ ‘You Don’t Bring Me Flowers’ (with Barbara Streisand,) ‘September Morn’ and ‘Heartlight’ among many others.

A Grammy Award-winning artist, Neil Diamond is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall Of Fame and a recipient of the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award, one of the highest honors bestowed upon songwriters. Diamond’s many other achievements include a Golden Globe Award, 13 Grammy nominations, ASCAP Film and Television Award, Billboard Icon Award, American Music Award and 2009’s NARAS’s Musicares Person of the Year Award. In 2011, Neil Diamond received the prestigious Kennedy Center Honor for his lifetime of contributions to American culture.

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  1. John Aikins

    January 22, 2018 at 1:54 am

    Mr Diamond is the Best of the Best! He is a amazing guy awesome songwriter and a. Super Star! He is a really fabulous man!

    • Loretta Tiberi

      January 22, 2018 at 6:50 am

      I couldn’t have said it better. I just love him and his music. Have been to many of his concerts in Philadelphia. This past summer, went to his 50th Anniversary concert. He’s just as good as ever, at age 76 going on 77 January 24th.

  2. Diamond Rita

    January 22, 2018 at 9:20 am

    So Good! So Good! So Good!

  3. Deb Novotny

    January 22, 2018 at 10:49 am

    Neil Diamond is a musical poet!

  4. Eric Laranjo

    January 23, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    Neil Diamond has been my favorite since the mid 70’s when I was eleven and listed to the album His 12 Greatest Hits. I have seen him over 30 times in concert. His music means more to me than words can say. God bless Neil Diamond!

  5. Jim Hays

    January 29, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    Got to see Mr. Diamond in Dallas, Texas on his 50th Tour. My family and I have seen Mr. Diamond no less than five times on tour. Someone posted that Mr Diamond is the Best of the Best; HOW TRUE THAT IS! Thank you Mr. Diamond for the many, many years of GREAT, INSPIRATIONAL, AND JOYOUS MEMORIES THAT YOUR MUSIC HAS BLESSED US WITH! My family and I are so blessed that we were with you on your final tour. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, ALWAYS.

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