"Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong."

  • Born Ella Jane Fitzgerald on April 25, 1917, in Newport News, Virginia. Died June 15, 1996, in Beverly Hills, California
     
  • Ella Fitzgerald's lone single from her discography to crack the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 was her cover of "Mack The Knife," which reached No. 27 in 1960. Her 1955 album with Peggy Lee, Songs From Pete Kelly's Blues, peaked at No. 7, marking the highest charting album of her career.
     
  • Fitzgerald won her first career GRAMMYs at the 1st GRAMMY Awards: Best Vocal Performance, Female for Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Songbook and Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Individual for Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook.
     
  • In 1967 she performed "Satin Doll" and "Don't Be That Way" for "The Best On Record," a TV special celebrating the 9th GRAMMY Awards. At the 18th GRAMMY Awards in 1976, she made her debut on a live GRAMMY telecast, teaming with Mel Tormé for a demonstration of scat singing in conjunction with presenting the award for Best Jazz Performance By A Group.
     
  • The legendary singer holds the distinction of being the female artist with the most recordings (8) in the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame. Her first recording to be inducted was "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" (with Chick Webb And His Orchestra) in 1986.
     
  • Fitzgerald received The Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1966, the first woman to be so recognized.
     
  • Founded in 1993, the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation is a supporter of GRAMMY in the Schools, The Recording Academy's umbrella of music education outreach programs.

 

 

Ella Fitzgerald

"Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong."

  • Born Ella Jane Fitzgerald on April 25, 1917, in Newport News, Virginia. Died June 15, 1996, in Beverly Hills, California
     
  • Ella Fitzgerald's lone single from her discography to crack the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 was her cover of "Mack The Knife," which reached No. 27 in 1960. Her 1955 album with Peggy Lee, Songs From Pete Kelly's Blues, peaked at No. 7, marking the highest charting album of her career.
     
  • Fitzgerald won her first career GRAMMYs at the 1st GRAMMY Awards: Best Vocal Performance, Female for Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Songbook and Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Individual for Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook.
     
  • In 1967 she performed "Satin Doll" and "Don't Be That Way" for "The Best On Record," a TV special celebrating the 9th GRAMMY Awards. At the 18th GRAMMY Awards in 1976, she made her debut on a live GRAMMY telecast, teaming with Mel Tormé for a demonstration of scat singing in conjunction with presenting the award for Best Jazz Performance By A Group.
     
  • The legendary singer holds the distinction of being the female artist with the most recordings (8) in the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame. Her first recording to be inducted was "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" (with Chick Webb And His Orchestra) in 1986.
     
  • Fitzgerald received The Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1966, the first woman to be so recognized.
     
  • Founded in 1993, the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation is a supporter of GRAMMY in the Schools, The Recording Academy's umbrella of music education outreach programs.

 

 

GRAMMY Award Results for Ella Fitzgerald

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Wins
Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female
All That Jazz
 
Nominations
Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female
Easy Living (Album)
 
Wins
Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female
The Best Is Yet To Come
 
Nominations
Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female
A Classy Pair (Album)
 
Wins
Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female
Digital III At Montreaux
 
Wins
Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female
A Perfect Match - Ella And Basie
 
Wins
Best Jazz Vocal Performance
Fine And Mellow
 
Wins
Best Jazz Vocal Performance
Fitzgerald And Pass...Again
 
Wins
Bing Crosby Award - Name changed to GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award in 1982.
Bing Crosby Award - Name changed to GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award in 1982.
 
Nominations
Best Vocal Performance, Female
Ella At Duke's Place (Album)
 
Wins
Best Solo Vocal Performance, Female
Ella Swings Brightly With Nelson Riddle
 
Nominations
Best Solo Vocal Performance, Female
Mr. Paganini (Album)
 
Wins
Best Vocal Performance Single Record Or Track, Female
Mack The Knife
Best Vocal Performance Album, Female
Mack The Knife - Ella In Berlin
Nominations
Record Of The Year
Mack The Knife (Single)
Best Performance By A Pop Single Artist
Mack The Knife (Single)
 
Wins
Best Vocal Performance, Female
But Not For Me
Best Jazz Performance - Soloist
Ella Swings Lightly
 
Wins
Best Vocal Performance, Female
Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Song Book
Best Jazz Performance, Individual
Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Song Book
Nominations
Album Of The Year
Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Song Book (Album)