"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
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