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Awards

GRAMMY AWARDS

  • 1991: Best R&B Vocal Performance-Male “Here and Now”
  • 1992: Best R&B Vocal Performance-Male “Power of Love”
    Best R&B Song “Power of Love/Love Power”
  • 1997: Best R&B Vocal Performance-Male “Your Secret Love”
  • 2004: Song of the Year “Dance With My Father”
    Best R&B Album “Dance With My Father”
    Best R&B Vocal Performance by Duo or Group “The Closer I Get to You” (duet w/Beyonce)
    Best R&B Vocal Performance-Male “Dance With My Father”

GRAMMY NOMINATIONS

  • 1982: (2) Best New Artist, Best R&B Vocal Performance-Male “Never Too Much”
  • 1983: (1) Best R&B Vocal Performance-Male “Forever, For Always, For Love”
  • 1986: (1) Best R&B Vocal Performance-Male “The Night I Fell In Love”
  • 1987: (2) Best R&B Song, Best R&B Vocal Performance-Male “Give Me the Reason”
  • 1989: (2) Best R&B Song, Best R&B Vocal Performance-Male “Any Love”
  • 1990: (1) Best R&B Vocal Performance-Male “She Won’t Talk to Me”
  • 1992: (1) Best R&B Vocal Performance by Duo or Group “Doctor’s Orders” w/Aretha Franklin
  • 1993: (1) Best R&B Vocal Performance by Duo or Group “The Best Things in Life Are Free” w/Janet Jackson
  • 1994: (1) Best R&B Vocal Performance-Male “How Deep Is Your Love”
  • 1995: (4) Best Pop Vocal Performance-Male “Love The One You’re With”
    Best Pop Collaboration w/Vocals “Endless Love” w/Mariah Carey
    Best R&B Vocal Performance-Male “Always and Forever”
    Best R&B Album Songs
  • 1997: (2) Best R&B Song “Your Secret Love”
    Best R&B Vocal Performance-Male “Your Secret Love”
  • 1998: (1) Best R&B Vocal Performance-Male “When You Call On Me/Baby That’s When I Come Runnin’”
  • 1999: (2) Best R&B Vocal Performance-Male “I Know”
    Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance “I Know”
  • 2003: (1) Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance “Any Day Now”
  • 2004: (1) Best R&B Song “Dance With My Father”
  • 2007: (1) Best R&B Vocal Performance-Male “Got You Home” (posthumous)

AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS

  • Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist, Winner (7): 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2002, 2003
  • Favorite Soul/R&B Album, Winner (2): 1992 Power of Love
    2003 Dance With My Father

AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS NOMINATIONS

  • 1986: (2) Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist
    Favorite Soul/R&B Album The Night I Fell In Love
  • 1988: (1) Favorite Soul/R&B Album Give Me The Reason

NAACP IMAGE AWARDS

  • Outstanding Male Artist, Winner (3): 1999, 2002, 2004
  • Outstanding Album of the Year, Winner (1): 2004 Dance With My Father

ADDITIONAL HONORS

  • 2008: #54 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time
  • 2010: Named one of NPR’s (National Public Radio) 50 Greatest Voices
  • 2014: Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame