"Performing is the easiest part of what I do, and songwriting is the hardest."

  • Born Neil Leslie Diamond Jan. 24, 1941, Brooklyn, New York
  • Prior to his solo career, Neil Diamond worked as a staff songwriter in New York City. His first album to crack the Top 20 was 1970's Tap Root Manuscript, which reached No. 13. He has scored 37 Top 40 hits throughout his career, including three No. 1 hits: "Cracklin' Rosie," "Song Sung Blue" and "You Don't Bring Me Flowers."
  • He received his first career GRAMMY nomination for 1971 for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male for "I Am, I Said." Diamond earned his first career GRAMMY for 1973 for Jonathan Livingston Seagull for Album Of Best Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or A Television Special.
  • Did you know? Diamond wrote his classic song "Sweet Caroline" after he saw Caroline Kennedy on the cover of Life magazine. Caroline Kennedy is the daughter of the late former President John F. Kennedy.
  • In 2009 Diamond was honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year. Proceeds from the annual GRAMMY Week event provide essential support for MusiCares, which ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need.  
  • In 2013 he donated royalties from sales of "Sweet Caroline" to One Fund Boston, a charity assisting victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. 

 

Neil Diamond

"Performing is the easiest part of what I do, and songwriting is the hardest."

  • Born Neil Leslie Diamond Jan. 24, 1941, Brooklyn, New York
  • Prior to his solo career, Neil Diamond worked as a staff songwriter in New York City. His first album to crack the Top 20 was 1970's Tap Root Manuscript, which reached No. 13. He has scored 37 Top 40 hits throughout his career, including three No. 1 hits: "Cracklin' Rosie," "Song Sung Blue" and "You Don't Bring Me Flowers."
  • He received his first career GRAMMY nomination for 1971 for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male for "I Am, I Said." Diamond earned his first career GRAMMY for 1973 for Jonathan Livingston Seagull for Album Of Best Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or A Television Special.
  • Did you know? Diamond wrote his classic song "Sweet Caroline" after he saw Caroline Kennedy on the cover of Life magazine. Caroline Kennedy is the daughter of the late former President John F. Kennedy.
  • In 2009 Diamond was honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year. Proceeds from the annual GRAMMY Week event provide essential support for MusiCares, which ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need.  
  • In 2013 he donated royalties from sales of "Sweet Caroline" to One Fund Boston, a charity assisting victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. 

 

GRAMMY Award Results for Neil Diamond

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Nominations
Best Album Notes
The Bang Years 1966-1968
 
Nominations
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance
The Movie Album - As Time Goes By (Album)
 
Nominations
Best Album Of Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or A Television Special
The Jazz Singer (Album)
 
Nominations
Record Of The Year
You Don't Bring Me Flowers
Best Pop Vocal Performance By A Duo, Group Or Chorus
You Don't Bring Me Flowers (Album)
 
Nominations
Song Of The Year
You Don't Bring Me Flowers
 
Wins
Album Of Best Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or A Television Special
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
 
Nominations
Record Of The Year
Song Sung Blue (Single)
Album Of The Year
Moods (Album)
Song Of The Year
Song Sung Blue (Single)
 
Nominations
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male
I Am, I Said (Single)