"It sounds so simple, but if you just be yourself, you're different than anyone else." 

  • Born Anthony Dominick Benedetto on Aug. 3, 1926, in Queens, New York
     
  • Tony Bennett issued his debut album, Because Of You, in 1952. In 1962 Bennett recorded "I Left My Heart In San Francisco," a track from his album of the same name that reached No. 19 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album was his first to land in the Top 5 on the Billboard 200.
     
  • "I Left My Heart In San Francisco" earned Bennett his first career GRAMMYs for 1962 for Record Of The Year and Best Solo Vocal Performance, Male. He performed the song on "The Best On Record," a TV special in conjunction with the 5th GRAMMY Awards.
     
  • Bennett was honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year in 1995. He has been a steady presence at subsequent Person of the Year tributes, performing for honorees such as Barbra Streisand and Paul McCartney. 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.
     
  • "I Left My Heart In San Francisco" was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 1994. Bennett was honored with a Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.  
     
  • In 1999 Bennett and his wife, Susan, founded Exploring the Arts, a nonprofit dedicated to strengthening the role of the arts in public high school education.

 

Tony Bennett

"It sounds so simple, but if you just be yourself, you're different than anyone else." 

  • Born Anthony Dominick Benedetto on Aug. 3, 1926, in Queens, New York
     
  • Tony Bennett issued his debut album, Because Of You, in 1952. In 1962 Bennett recorded "I Left My Heart In San Francisco," a track from his album of the same name that reached No. 19 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album was his first to land in the Top 5 on the Billboard 200.
     
  • "I Left My Heart In San Francisco" earned Bennett his first career GRAMMYs for 1962 for Record Of The Year and Best Solo Vocal Performance, Male. He performed the song on "The Best On Record," a TV special in conjunction with the 5th GRAMMY Awards.
     
  • Bennett was honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year in 1995. He has been a steady presence at subsequent Person of the Year tributes, performing for honorees such as Barbra Streisand and Paul McCartney. 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.
     
  • "I Left My Heart In San Francisco" was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 1994. Bennett was honored with a Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.  
     
  • In 1999 Bennett and his wife, Susan, founded Exploring the Arts, a nonprofit dedicated to strengthening the role of the arts in public high school education.

 

GRAMMY Award Results for Tony Bennett

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Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
The Silver Lining: The Songs Of Jerome Kern
 
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Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Cheek To Cheek
 
Nominations
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Viva Duets
 
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Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Body And Soul
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Duets II
 
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Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
A Swingin' Christmas
 
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Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
Steppin' Out
 
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Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
For Once In My Life
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Duets: An American Classic
 
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Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
The Art Of Romance
 
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Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
A Wonderful World
Nominations
Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
La Vie En Rose
 
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Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Playin' With My Friends - Bennett Sings The Blues
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Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
What A Wonderful World
 
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Lifetime Achievement Award
(Lifetime Achievement Award)
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Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
New York State Of Mind
 
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Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance
Bennett Sings Ellington - Hot & Cool
 
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Best Musical Album For Children
The Playground (Album)
 
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Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance
Tony Bennett On Holiday
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Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
God Bless The Child (Track)
 
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Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance
Here's To The Ladies
 
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Album Of The Year
MTV Unplugged
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance
MTV Unplugged
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Best Pop Vocal Collaboration
Moonglow (Track)
 
Wins
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance
Steppin' Out
 
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Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance
Perfectly Frank
 
Nominations
Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male
Astoria: Portrait Of The Artist (Album)
 
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Record Of The Year
The Shadow Of Your Smile (Love Theme From "The Sandpiper") (Single)
Best Vocal Performance, Male
The Shadow Of Your Smile (Love Theme From "The Sandpiper") (Single)
 
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Best Vocal Performance, Male
Who Can I Turn To (Single)
 
Nominations
Record Of The Year
I Wanna Be Around (Single)
Best Vocal Performance, Male
I Wanna Be Around (Single)
 
Wins
Record Of The Year
I Left My Heart In San Francisco
Best Solo Vocal Performance, Male
I Left My Heart In San Francisco
Nominations
Album Of The Year (Other Than Classical)
I Left My Heart In San Francisco (Album)

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