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Awards and accolades

Throughout their career, Led Zeppelin have collected many honours and awards. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2006. Among the band's awards are an American Music Award in 2005, and the Polar Music Prize in 2006. Led Zeppelin were the recipient of a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005, and four of their recordings have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. They have been awarded five Diamond albums, as well as fourteen Multi-Platinum, four Platinum and one Gold album in the United States, while in the UK they have five Multi-Platinum, six Platinum, one Gold and four Silver albums. In addition to listing five of their albums among "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time", Rolling Stone named Led Zeppelin the 14th-greatest artist of all time in 2004.

In 2005, Page was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in recognition of his charity work, and in 2009 Plant was honoured as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his services to popular music. The band are ranked number one on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock and Classic Rock's "50 best live acts of all time". They were named as the best Rock band in a poll by BBC Radio 2. They were awarded an Ivor Novello Award for "Outstanding Contribution to British Music" in 1977, as well as a "Lifetime Achievement Award" at the 42nd Annual Ivor Novello awards ceremony in 1997. The band were honoured at the 2008 MOJO Awards with the "Best Live Act" prize for their one-off reunion, and were described as the "greatest rock and roll band of all time". The three surviving members (Page, Plant, and Jones) were named as 2012 recipients of Kennedy Center Honors.

 
Awards and nominations
Award Wins Nominations

American Music Awards

1 1

Grammy Awards

5 7
Totals
Awards won 18
Nominations 3

Led Zeppelin have sold over 300 million albums worldwide, including 111.5 million certified units in the United States, making them one of the world's best-selling music artists in history, as well as the second best selling band of all time in the United States.

American Music Awards

The American Music Awards are awarded annually by a poll of music buyers. Led Zeppelin were honoured with the "International Artist Award" in January 2005.

Year Recipient Award Result
2005 2007 reunion International Artist Award Won

Classic Rock Awards

The Classic Rock Awards are presented annually by Classic Rock magazine. In November 2008, Led Zeppelin won "Event of the Year" for their 2007 reunion show.

GQ Men Of The Year Awards

The GQ Men Of The Year Awards are presented annually by Gentlemen's Quarterly magazine. Led Zeppelin were honoured with the "Outstanding Achievement Award" in 2008.

Grammy Awards

The Grammy Awards are awarded annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in the United States. Led Zeppelin received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005. Led Zeppelin had also received a nomination for the "Best New Artist" in 1969, but they lost to Crosby, Stills & Nash. Led Zeppelin IV, "Stairway to Heaven", Led Zeppelin and "Whole Lotta Love" were inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999, 2003, 2004 and 2007 respectively.

Year Recipient Award Result
1970 Led Zeppelin Best New Artist Nominated
1999 Led Zeppelin IV Grammy Hall of Fame Won
2003 "Stairway to Heaven" Grammy Hall of Fame Won
2004 Led Zeppelin Grammy Hall of Fame Won
2007 "Whole Lotta Love" Grammy Hall of Fame Won
2014 "Kashmir" Best Rock Performance Nominated
2014 "Celebration Day" Best Rock Album Won

Ivor Novello Awards

The Ivor Novello Awards are presented annually in London by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors. Led Zeppelin were awarded an Ivor Novello Award for "Outstanding Contribution to British Music" on 12 May, 1977. The band also received a "Liftetime Achievement Award" at the 42nd Annual Ivor Novello Awards in May 1997.

Kennedy Center Honors

In December 2012, US President Barack Obama, honored Led Zeppelin by awarding the band with the US's highest cultural award, the Kennedy Center Honors.

Melody Maker Awards

The Melody Maker Awards were presented by the England's oldest music magazine Melody Maker. Led Zeppelin were honoured with several Melody Maker Awards in 1970, 1975 and 1979.

MOJO Awards

 

Page receiving the 2008 MOJO Award for Led Zeppelin as "best live act".

The MOJO Awards (or Mojo Honours Lists) is an awards ceremony that began in 2004 by Mojo, a popular music magazine published monthly by Bauer in the United Kingdom. Led Zeppelin received a MOJO Award in 2008 for the "best live act", as voted by the readers.

NME Awards

The New Musical Express (better known as the NME) hosts the Shockwaves NME Awards and "NME Pop Poll". Led Zeppelin topped the readers poll for consecutive three years (1974–76) under the category of the best "Vocal Group". In 2008, Led Zeppelin got a Shockwaves NME Awards nomination under the category of the "Best Music DVD" for The Song Remains the Same.

Polar Music Prize

The Polar Music Prize was founded in 1989 by Stig Anderson. Led Zeppelin received the honour in 2006.

Q Awards

The Q Awards are the UK's annual music awards run by the music magazine Q. Led Zeppelin have received a "Q Merit Award" in 1992.

Radio Music Awards

The Radio Music Awards was an annual U.S. award show that honours the year's most successful songs on mainstream radio. Led Zeppelin were nominated for "Artist of the Year/Rock Radio" in 2005.

Surround Music Awards

Led Zeppelin were named as "Surround Artist of the Year" at the second annual Surround Music Awards in 2003. The awards ceremony was hosted by Grammy Award winners Ed Cherney and Al Schmitt.

Inductions

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Led Zeppelin were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on 12 January, 1995.

UK Music Hall of Fame

Led Zeppelin were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame on 14 November, 2006.

Mojo Hall of Fame 100

Led Zeppelin were inducted into the Mojo Hall of Fame 100 in November 2003..

 

Attribution

Led Zeppelin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia : taken from - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Led_Zeppelin

List of awards and nominations received by Led Zeppelin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia : taken from - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_awards_and_nominations_received_by_...

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