"What I have to say is all in the music. If I want to say anything, I write a song."

  • Born James Paul McCartney on June 18, 1942, in Liverpool, England
  • After gaining worldwide fame for his work with the Beatles, Paul McCartney released his first solo album, McCartney, in 1970. The album, which topped the Billboard 200, featured his first post-Beatles No. 1 hit, "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey."
  • McCartney won his first GRAMMY after leaving the Beatles at the 14th GRAMMY Awards for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist for "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey."
  • Did you know? At the 58th GRAMMYs, McCartney received Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance nominations for his role as a featured artist on Kanye West's "All Day." 
  • McCartney was honored as the 2012 MusiCares Person of the Year. The official GRAMMY Week event raised more than $6 million for MusiCares, which ensures music people have a place to turn to in times of financial, medical and personal need. The tribute concert was released via digital and DVD/Blu-ray formats in 2015.

 

Paul McCartney

"What I have to say is all in the music. If I want to say anything, I write a song."

  • Born James Paul McCartney on June 18, 1942, in Liverpool, England
  • After gaining worldwide fame for his work with the Beatles, Paul McCartney released his first solo album, McCartney, in 1970. The album, which topped the Billboard 200, featured his first post-Beatles No. 1 hit, "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey."
  • McCartney won his first GRAMMY after leaving the Beatles at the 14th GRAMMY Awards for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist for "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey."
  • Did you know? At the 58th GRAMMYs, McCartney received Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance nominations for his role as a featured artist on Kanye West's "All Day." 
  • McCartney was honored as the 2012 MusiCares Person of the Year. The official GRAMMY Week event raised more than $6 million for MusiCares, which ensures music people have a place to turn to in times of financial, medical and personal need. The tribute concert was released via digital and DVD/Blu-ray formats in 2015.

 

GRAMMY Award Results for Paul McCartney

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Nominations
Best Rap Performance
All Day
Best Rap Song
All Day
 
Wins
Best Rock Song
Cut Me Some Slack
Best Music Film
Live Kisses
 
Wins
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Kisses On The Bottom
Nominations
Best Historical Album
Ram - Paul McCartney Archive Collection (Deluxe Edition)
 
Wins
Best Historical Album
Band On The Run (Paul McCartney Archive Collection - Deluxe Edition)
 
Wins
Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance
Helter Skelter
 
Nominations
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
That Was Me
Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance
I Saw Her Standing There
 
Nominations
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Dance Tonight
Best Pop Vocal Album
Memory Almost Full
Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance
Only Mama Knows
 
Nominations
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Jenny Wren
 
Nominations
Album Of The Year
Chaos And Creation In The Backyard
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Fine Line
Best Pop Vocal Album
Chaos And Creation In The Backyard
 
Nominations
Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
Something
 
Nominations
Best Song Written For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
Vanilla Sky (From Vanilla Sky)
 
Nominations
Best Alternative Music Album
Liverpool Sound Collage (Album)
 
Nominations
Album Of The Year
Flaming Pie (Album)
 
Wins
Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Free As A Bird
Best Music Video, Short Form
Free As A Bird
Best Music Video, Long Form
The Beatles Anthology
 
Wins
Lifetime Achievement Award
(lifetime Achievement Award)
 
Nominations
Best Music Video, Short Form
Rupert And The Frog Song (Video)
 
Nominations
Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
The Girl Is Mine (Single)
 
Nominations
Record Of The Year
Ebony And Ivory (Single)
Album Of The Year
Tug Of War (Album)
Song Of The Year
Ebony And Ivory (Single)
Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Ebony And Ivory (Single)
Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
What's That You're Doing (Track)
 
Nominations
Best Spoken Word, Documentary Or Drama Recording
The McCartney Interview (Album)
 
Nominations
Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male
Coming Up (Live At Glasgow) (Single)
 
Wins
Best Rock Instrumental Performance
Rockestra Theme
 
Nominations
Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
Let 'em In (Single)
 
Wins
Best Pop Vocal Performance By A Duo, Group Or Chorus
Band On The Run
Nominations
Album Of The Year
Band On The Run (Album)
 
Nominations
Best Pop Vocal Performance By A Duo, Group Or Chorus
Live And Let Die (Single)
Album Of Best Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or A Television Special
Live And Let Die (Album)
 
Wins
Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey
 
Wins
Best Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or A Television Special
Let It Be
Nominations
Record Of The Year
Let It Be
Song Of The Year
Let It Be
Best Contemporary Vocal Performance By A Duo, Group Or Chorus
Let It Be
Best Contemporary Song
Let It Be (Single)
 
Nominations
Album Of The Year
Abbey Road (Album)
Best Contemporary Vocal Performance By A Group
Abbey Road
Best Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or A Television Special
Yellow Submarine
 
Nominations
Record Of The Year
Hey Jude
Album Of The Year
Magical Mystery Tour (Album)
Song Of The Year
Hey Jude
Best Contemporary-Pop Performance, Vocal Duo Or Group
Hey Jude
 
Wins
Album Of The Year
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Best Contemporary Album
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Nominations
Best Performance By A Vocal Group
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Best Contemporary Group Performance (Vocal Or Instrumental)
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) Or Instrumentalist(s)
A Day In The Life (Album)
 
Wins
Song Of The Year
Michelle
Best Contemporary (R&R) Solo Vocal Performance - Male Or Female
Eleanor Rigby
Nominations
Album Of The Year
Revolver (Album)
Best Vocal Performance, Male
Eleanor Rigby (Single)
Best Contemporary (R&R) Recording
Eleanor Rigby (Single)
 
Nominations
Record Of The Year
Yesterday (Single)
Album Of The Year
Help!
Song Of The Year
Yesterday (Single)
Best Vocal Performance, Male
Yesterday (Single)
Best Performance By A Vocal Group
Help!
Best Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or Television Show
Help! (Motion Picture) (Album)
Best Contemporary (R&R) Single
Yesterday (Single)
Best Contemporary (R&R) Vocal Performance - Male
Yesterday (Single)
Best Contemporary (R&R) Performance - Group (Vocal Or Instrumental)
Help!
 
Wins
Best Performance By A Vocal Group
A Hard Day's Night
Best New Artist Of 1964
Nominations
Record Of The Year
I Want To Hold Your Hand
Song Of The Year
A Hard Day's Night (Single)
Best Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or Television Show
A Hard Day's Night (Motion Picture) (Album)
Best Rock & Roll Recording
A Hard Day's Night