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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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