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Grammy

2006   Best Traditional Blues Album'Live at the Regal' album

2003   Best Traditional Blues Album for A Christmas Celebration oHope 2003   Best Pop Instrumental Performance  

2000   Pop Vocal Collaboration Is You Is, Or Is You Ain't [t] B.B. King

2000   Traditional Blues Riding With The King B.B. King

1999   Traditional Blues Blues On The Bayou B.B. King

1993   Traditional Blues Blues Summit B.B. King

1991   Traditional Blues Live At The Apollo B.B. King

1990   Traditional Blues Live At San Quentin B.B. King

1985   Traditional Blues My Guitar Sings The Blues [t] B.B. King

1983   Traditional Blues Blues 'N' Jazz B.B. King

1981   Traditional Folk There Must Be A Better World Somewhere B.B. King

1970   R&B Male Vocal Thrill Is Gone [t] B.B. King

Polar-Musikpreis

2003   Polar-Musikpreis 2003 B.B. King

HONORARY DOCTORATES

1973   Tougaloo College (Mississippi) (L.H.D)
1977   Yale University (D. Music)
1982   Berklee College of Music (Boston) (D. Music)
1990   Rhodes College (Memphis) (D. Fine Arts)
2002   Mississippi Valley State University

 

GOLD RECORDS

1998   Best of B.B. King (released 1973)
1998 Deuces Wild (released 1997)

PLATINUM RECORDS

2000   Deuces Wild (released 1997)
2000   Riding With The King                                                                   (B.B. King with Eric Clapton, released 2000)

HONORARIUMS

1995   Kennedy Center Honors
1991   National Award of Distinction - University of Mississippi
1991   National Heritage Fellowship - National Endowment of the Arts
1990   Presidential Medal of the Arts, presented by President George Bush            

W.C. HANDY AWARDS (Blues Foundation)

2002   Entertainer of the Year
2000   Blues Entertainer of the Year - B.B. King
1999   Blues Entertainer of the Year - B.B. King
1999   Contemporary Blues Album of the Year - Blues on the Bayou
1991   Blues Band of the Year - The B.B. King Orchestra
1988   Keeping the Blues Alive (Radio) - The B.B. King Radio Hour
1987   Keeping the Blues Alive (Radio) - The B.B. King Blues Hour
1985   Hall of Fame Classics of Blues Recordings (Single Recording, Including Album Tracks)
1983   Hall of Fame Classics of Blues Recordings (Albums) -                                                                        Live at the Regal "The Thrill Is Gone"
 

MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS

1988   Best Video From a Film, "When Love Comes To Town" from   

Rattle & Hum, U2 With B.B. King

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF RECORDING ARTS & SCIENCES
 

2000   New York Heroes Award N.A.A.C.P. IMAGE AWARDS
1999  
Image Awards Hall of Fame
1993   Best Blues Artists
1981   Best Blues Artist
1975   Best Blues Artist

 

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK OWNED BROADCASTERS (NABOB)

1997   Pioneer in Music Award

TRUMPET AWARDS (TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM)

1997   Living Legend Award

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR CAMPUS ACTIVITIES AWARDS STEM)

1986   Blues Act of the Year NATRA GOLDEN MIKE AWARD
1974   Best Blues Singer of the Year
1969
  Best Blues Singer of the Year

FRENCH ACADEMIE du JAZZ AWARD )

1969   Best Album of the Year, Lucille

HALLS OF FAME

1999   N.A.A.C.P. Image Awards Hall of Fame
1995   Performance Magazine touring Hall of Fame
1987   Rock & and Roll Hall of Fame
1980   Blues Foundation Hall of Fame

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

2001 Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)
1998   MOBO Awards (London) Lifetime Achievement Award
1997   The Blues Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award
1991   The Orville H. Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award (Gibson Guitar)
1990   Songwriters' Hall of Fame, Lifetime Achievement Award
1987 Grammy Awards Lifetime Achievement Award

US-Musikmagazin "Rolling Stone"

2003   Dritten Rang der Hundert besten Gitarristen Mr. B.B. King


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