While the glitz and the glam of the Grammys, and other award shows prefer it, seem very alluring, the evening is also a annoying one for the musicians, producers, and songwriters nominated for awards. Getting all dressed up to find out that you didn’t win that gold statuette is probably a bummer, and while there are still loads of well-liked, gifted artists that have never gained a Grammy, most artists dream of successful one. Charles won four GRAMMYs in 1960, the most he ever amassed in one year during his lifetime. (He gained 5 awards posthumously in 2004.) Of the nine GRAMMYs that Charles gained in the ’60s, six had been for Rhythm & Blues, one for Pop and two for Best Vocal Performance, Male, with no genre specified. Charles obtained a Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1987.
(The latter whole broke Mancini’s record of 5 GRAMMYs in one … Read More