"Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you, following you right on up until you die." 

  • Born Paul Frederic Simon on Oct. 13, 1941, in Newark, New Jersey
     
  • Simon formed one-half of the legendary folk duo Simon & Garfunkel. In 1965, "The Sounds Of Silence" became the duo's first No. 1 hit. The song inspired the title of the duo's second album, 1966's Sounds Of Silence, which featured the hit "I Am A Rock."
     
  • Simon has won the Album Of The Year award three times: Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970), Still Crazy After All These Years (1975) and Graceland (1986). He served as the host for the 23rd GRAMMY Awards in 1981, during which he performed "Late In The Evening."
     
  • Did you know? Simon has written and performed music under two pseudonyms: Jerry Landis and Tico & The Triumphs.
     
  • Simon & Garfunkel received a Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003. The duo has multiple recordings in the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame, including the classic singles "Mrs. Robinson" and "Bridge Over Troubled Water."
     
  • Simon was honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year in 2001. The annual gala raises funds for MusiCares, which provides services and resources that cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies for music people.
     
  • Simon co-founded the Children's Health Fund in 1987, which operates mobile health clinics serving homeless youth.

Paul Simon

"Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you, following you right on up until you die." 

  • Born Paul Frederic Simon on Oct. 13, 1941, in Newark, New Jersey
     
  • Simon formed one-half of the legendary folk duo Simon & Garfunkel. In 1965, "The Sounds Of Silence" became the duo's first No. 1 hit. The song inspired the title of the duo's second album, 1966's Sounds Of Silence, which featured the hit "I Am A Rock."
     
  • Simon has won the Album Of The Year award three times: Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970), Still Crazy After All These Years (1975) and Graceland (1986). He served as the host for the 23rd GRAMMY Awards in 1981, during which he performed "Late In The Evening."
     
  • Did you know? Simon has written and performed music under two pseudonyms: Jerry Landis and Tico & The Triumphs.
     
  • Simon & Garfunkel received a Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003. The duo has multiple recordings in the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame, including the classic singles "Mrs. Robinson" and "Bridge Over Troubled Water."
     
  • Simon was honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year in 2001. The annual gala raises funds for MusiCares, which provides services and resources that cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies for music people.
     
  • Simon co-founded the Children's Health Fund in 1987, which operates mobile health clinics serving homeless youth.

GRAMMY Award Results for Paul Simon

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Nominations
Album Of The Year
You're The One (Album)
 
Nominations
Album Of The Year
The Rhythm Of The Saints (Album)
Producer Of The Year (Non-Classical)
Producer Of The Year (Non-Classical) (Album)
 
Wins
Record Of The Year
Graceland
 
Wins
Album Of The Year
Graceland
Nominations
Song Of The Year
Graceland
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male
Graceland (Album)
Producer Of The Year (Non-Classical)
Producer Of The Year
 
Nominations
Video Of The Year
Paul Simon (Video)
 
Nominations
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male
Late In The Evening (Single)
Best Album Of Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or A Television Special
One Trick Pony (Album)
 
Nominations
Record Of The Year
50 Ways To Leave Your Lover (Single)
 
Wins
Album Of The Year
Still Crazy After All These Years
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male
Still Crazy After All These Years
Nominations
Best Pop Vocal Performance By A Duo, Group Or Chorus
My Little Town
 
Nominations
Album Of The Year
There Goes Rhymin' Simon (Album)
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male
There Goes Rhymin' Simon (Album)
 
Wins
Record Of The Year
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Album Of The Year
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Song Of The Year
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Best Contemporary Song
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Nominations
Best Contemporary Vocal Performance By A Duo, Group Or Chorus
Bridge Over Troubled Water (Album)
 
Wins
Record Of The Year
Mrs. Robinson
Best Contemporary Pop Performance - Vocal Duo Or Group
Mrs. Robinson
Best Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or A Television Special
The Graduate
Nominations
Album Of The Year
Bookends (Album)
Song Of The Year
Mrs. Robinson