55th Annual GRAMMY Awards
Best Historical Album
The Smile Sessions (Deluxe Box Set)
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Through the 65th GRAMMY Awards
"I still believe that something is right only when it feels right."
- Born Brian Douglas Wilson June 20, 1942, in Hawthorne, California
- Wilson and the Beach Boys scored their first Top 10 hit with "Surfin' U.S.A." in 1963. The band's album of the same name reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200. The Beach Boys scored 36 Top 40 hits throughout their career.
- The Beach Boys earned four GRAMMY nominations for 1966 for their No. 1 hit "Good Vibrations," including Best Performance By A Vocal Group. Wilson won his first career GRAMMY for 2004 for Best Rock Instrumental Performance for "Mrs. O'Leary's Cow."
- Wilson reunited with the Beach Boys onstage to perform "Good Vibrations" alongside Foster The People and Maroon 5 at the 54th GRAMMY Awards in 2012.
- Wilson has claimed that he and co-writer Tony Asher composed the song "God Only Knows" in just 45 minutes.
- Wilson was honored as the 2005 MusiCares Person of the Year. The official GRAMMY Week event raises funds for MusiCares, which provides services and resources that cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies for music people.
- The Beach Boys' classic 1966 album Pet Sounds was their first album inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 1998. The Beach Boys received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.
- In 2015 Wilson partnered with mental health advocacy group Change Direction, a collection of individuals who have come together to change the culture in America about mental health, mental illness and wellness.