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B.B. King

  • Sep 16, 1925 - May 14, 2015 (age 89)
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2015
B.B. King
PersonalMay 2015

B.B. King

B.B. King passed away.
2013
Award2013

Grammy Hall of Fame

Won Grammy Hall of Fame.
2012
B.B. King: The Life of Riley
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TV ShowMay 1, 2012

B.B. King: The Life of Riley

The untold true American …
The untold true American story of an orphan boy from the heart of the Mississippi Delta who rose to music stardom around the world and inspired a generation of fans against all odds.
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2008
One Kind Favor
AlbumAug 26, 2008

One Kind Favor

One Kind Favor is B.B. King's 42nd and final studio album. …
One Kind Favor is B.B. King's 42nd and final studio album. Produced by T Bone Burnett, it was released on August 26, 2008 by Geffen Records. The album won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album at the 51st Grammy Awards.
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Live
AlbumFeb 19, 2008

Live

Live released.
Best Traditional Blues Album
Nomination2008

Best Traditional Blues Album

Nominated for "One Kind Favor".
Grammy Award
Best Traditional Blues Album
Award2008

Best Traditional Blues Album

Won award for "One Kind Favor".
Grammy Award
2007
The Best of the Early Years
AlbumJan 29, 2007

The Best of the Early Years

The Best of the Early Years …
The Best of the Early Years is a 2007 Blues compilation album by B.B. King. This "Best of" collection was created from master recordings from King's works from the 1950s and 1960s.
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SongJan 1, 2007

To Know You Is to Love You
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2006
Boss of the Blues
AlbumMay 24, 2006

Boss of the Blues

Boss of the Blues released.
Award2006

Presidential Medal of Freedom

Won Presidential Medal of Freedom.
2005
80
AlbumSep 13, 2005

80

B.B. King & Friends: 80 is the forty first studio album by B.B. …
B.B. King & Friends: 80 is the forty first studio album by B.B. King released in 2005. It was recorded to celebrate King's 80th birthday and features duets with a variety of musicians. 80 reached #45 in the Billboard 200 top albums chart as well as #1 in the blues albums chart.
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B.B. King & Friends
AlbumSep 2, 2005

B.B. King & Friends

A Night of Blistering Blues is the 2005 live album by B.B. King.
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The Ultimate Collection
AlbumMar 15, 2005

The Ultimate Collection

The Ultimate Collection is a …
The Ultimate Collection is a compilation album by B.B. King, released in 2005.
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Grammy Hall of Fame
Award2005

Grammy Hall of Fame

Won award for "Live at the Regal".
Best Traditional Blues Album
Award2005

Best Traditional Blues Album

Won award for "80".
Grammy Award
Best Traditional Blues Album
Nomination2005

Best Traditional Blues Album

Nominated for "80".
Grammy Award
2004
Nomination2004

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Nominated for "Sinner's Prayer".
Grammy Award
2003
Blues You Can Use
AlbumAug 7, 2003

Blues You Can Use

Blues You Can Use is the compilation album by B.B. King.
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Reflections
AlbumJun 10, 2003

Reflections

Reflections is the fortieth studio album from B.B. King, …
Reflections is the fortieth studio album from B.B. King, released in 2003.
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Award2003

Grammy Hall of Fame

Won award for "Everyday I Have The Blues".
2002
Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Series or Special
Nomination2002

Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Chil…

Nominated for "Sesame Street".
NAACP Image Award
Best Traditional Blues Album
Award2002

Best Traditional Blues Album

Won award for "A Christmas Celebration of Hope".
Grammy Award
Best Traditional Blues Album
Nomination2002

Best Traditional Blues Album

Nominated for "A Christmas Celebration of Hope".
Grammy Award
Nomination2002

Best Pop Instrumental Performance

Nominated for "Auld Lang Syne".
Grammy Award
Nomination2002

Best Pop Instrumental Performance

Nominated for "Auld Lang Syne".
Grammy Award
Award2002

Best Pop Instrumental Performance

Won award for "Auld Lang Syne".
Grammy Award
Award2002

Best Pop Instrumental Performance

Won award for "Auld Lang Syne".
Grammy Award
2001
A Christmas Celebration of Hope
AlbumNov 6, 2001

A Christmas Celebration of Hope

A Christmas Celebration of …
A Christmas Celebration of Hope is the thirty ninth studio album by American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter B.B. King released in November 2001 through MCA Records. It is a holiday album. In the United States, A Christmas Celebration of Hope reached peak positions of number 151 on the Billboard 200, number one on Billboard's Top Blues Albums chart and number 21 on the Top Holiday Albums chart. The album earned King two Grammy Awards at the 45th Grammy Awards (2003): he, Anthony Daigle and John Holbrook were presented the award for Best Traditional Blues Album and the track "Auld Lang Syne" earned King the award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance.
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2000
Riding With the King
AlbumJun 7, 2000

Riding With the King

Riding with the King is a blues album by Eric Clapton and …
Riding with the King is a blues album by Eric Clapton and B.B. King that was released in 2000. It was their first collaborative album and won the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album. The album reached number one on Billboard's Top Blues Albums and was certified 2× Multi-Platinum in the United States. Riding with the King was also released on a DVD-Audio in higher resolution and with a 5.1 surround sound mix in 2000.
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Makin' Love Is Good for You
AlbumApr 25, 2000

Makin' Love Is Good for You

Released in 2000, Makin' …
Released in 2000, Makin' Love Is Good for You is the thirty-eighth B. B. King studio album.
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Nomination2000

Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals

Nominated for "Is You Is, or Is You Ain't (My Baby)".
Grammy Award
My Kind of Blues
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AlbumJan 1, 2000

My Kind of Blues

My Kind of Blues is the sixth studio album released by B. B. King …
My Kind of Blues is the sixth studio album released by B. B. King in 1961. It apparently emanates from a single recording session from about March 3, 1960. A remastered and expanded edition was released in 2003.
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Best Traditional Blues Album
Award2000

Best Traditional Blues Album

Won award for "Riding With the King".
Grammy Award
Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals
Nomination2000

Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals

Nominated for "Let the Good Times Roll".
Grammy Award
Award2000

Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals

Won award for "Is You Is, or Is You Ain't (My Baby)".
Grammy Award
Best Traditional Blues Album
Nomination2000

Best Traditional Blues Album

Nominated for "Let the Good Times Roll".
Grammy Award
Best Traditional Blues Album
Nomination2000

Best Traditional Blues Album

Nominated for "Riding With the King".
Grammy Award
Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals
Award2000

Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals

Won award for "Let the Good Times Roll".
Grammy Award
1999
Let the Good Times Roll
AlbumOct 5, 1999

Let the Good Times Roll

Let the Good Times Roll: …
Let the Good Times Roll: The Music of Louis Jordan is the thirty seventh studio album by B. B. King, released in 1999. It is a tribute album to jazz saxophonist and singer Louis Jordan, and is made up entirely of covers of songs written or performed by Jordan. The album was released in 1999 on MCA Records.
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Live in Japan
AlbumMay 18, 1999

Live in Japan

Live in Japan is a live album by B. B. King recorded in Sankei …
Live in Japan is a live album by B. B. King recorded in Sankei Hall, Tokyo on March 4 and 7, 1971 and released 1971 only in Japan as double LP. It was reissued 1999 for the first time outside Japan.
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His Definitive Greatest Hits
AlbumApr 12, 1999

His Definitive Greatest Hits

His Definitive Greatest Hits is …
His Definitive Greatest Hits is a compilation album by American blues musician B.B. King. It was compiled by Richard Ganter and released on April 12, 1999 by Universal Music TV.
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Best Traditional Blues Album
Nomination1999

Best Traditional Blues Album

Nominated for "Blues on the Bayou".
Grammy Award
Best Traditional Blues Album
Award1999

Best Traditional Blues Album

Won award for "Blues on the Bayou".
Grammy Award
1998
SongOct 20, 1998

Blues Boys Tune
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SongOct 20, 1998

Blues Man
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SongOct 20, 1998

Tell Me Baby
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Blues on the Bayou
AlbumOct 20, 1998

Blues on the Bayou

Blues on the Bayou is the thirty sixth studio album by B. B. …
Blues on the Bayou is the thirty sixth studio album by B. B. King, released in 1998. In the CD liner notes, B.B. King writes: "Of the many records Lucille and I have had the pleasure of recording over the years, this one is especially close to my heart. It's also one of the most relaxed and, for me, satisfying [...] No one was telling us what to do. No one needed to tell us what to do." He adds that he considers the band playing on this album as his best ever and that he got to the studio with the idea of keeping the music simple ("I've felt the urge to go back to basics."). With this state of mind, the record was cut in four days: "Found some old B. B. King songs. Wrote some new ones. [...] All live, all real. No overdubs, no high-tech tricks. Just basic blues."
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Blues Brothers 2000
TV ShowFeb 6, 1998

Blues Brothers 2000

Blues Brothers 2000 is a 1998 American musical comedy …
Blues Brothers 2000 is a 1998 American musical comedy film that is a sequel to the 1980 film The Blues Brothers, written and produced by John Landis and Dan Aykroyd. Directed by Landis, the film stars Aykroyd and John Goodman, with cameo appearances by various musicians. The film is dedicated to John Belushi, Cab Calloway, and John Candy, cast members from the original film who had died prior to the sequel's production, as well as Junior Wells, who died one month before it was released.
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Best Contemporary Blues Album
Nomination1998

Best Contemporary Blues Album

Nominated for "Deuces Wild".
Grammy Award
1997
Deuces Wild
AlbumNov 4, 1997

Deuces Wild

Deuces Wild is the thirty fifth studio album by B.B. King released …
Deuces Wild is the thirty fifth studio album by B.B. King released on November 4, 1997. Every song on the album features a second famous musician.
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Award1997

Grammy Hall of Fame

Won Grammy Hall of Fame.
1996
Award1996

Best Rock Instrumental Performance

Won award for "SRV Shuffle".
Grammy Award
Nomination1996

Best Rock Instrumental Performance

Nominated for "SRV Shuffle".
Grammy Award
1995
Award1995

Kennedy Center Honors

Won Kennedy Center Honors.
1994
Nomination1994

Album of the Year

Nominated for "Rhythm, Country and Blues".
Country Music Association Award
Nomination1994

Best Country Collaboration with Vocals

Nominated for Grammy …
Nominated for Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals.
Grammy Award
1993
Blues Summit
AlbumJun 22, 1993

Blues Summit

Blues Summit is the thirty-third studio album by B.B. King …
Blues Summit is the thirty-third studio album by B.B. King released in 1993 through the MCA label. The album reached peak positions of number 182 on the Billboard 200, and number 64 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart. The album won a Grammy Award in 1994 for Best Traditional Blues Album.
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Best Traditional Blues Album
Nomination1993

Best Traditional Blues Album

Nominated for "Blues Summit".
Grammy Award
Nomination1993

Best Country Collaboration with Vocals

Nominated for "Patches".
Grammy Award
Best Traditional Blues Album
Award1993

Best Traditional Blues Album

Won award for "Blues Summit".
Grammy Award
1992
King of the Blues
AlbumOct 10, 1992

King of the Blues

King of the Blues is a box set compilation album by B. B. …
King of the Blues is a box set compilation album by B. B. King. It includes most of King's most popular music and some of his newer recordings.
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1991
There Is Always One More Time
AlbumOct 1, 1991

There Is Always One More Time

There is Always One More …
There is Always One More Time is the thirty-second studio album by B.B. King released in 1991.
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Live at the Apollo
AlbumApr 16, 1991

Live at the Apollo

Live at the Apollo is a Blues album by B.B. King and the Phillip …
Live at the Apollo is a Blues album by B.B. King and the Phillip Morris "Super Band" recorded at the famous Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York. It was awarded the 1992 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album.
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Best Traditional Blues Album
Nomination1991

Best Traditional Blues Album

Nominated for "Live at the Apollo".
Grammy Award
Best Traditional Blues Album
Award1991

Best Traditional Blues Album

Won award for "Live at the Apollo".
Grammy Award
1990
Best Traditional Blues Album
Nomination1990

Best Traditional Blues Album

Nominated for "Live at San Quentin".
Grammy Award
Best Traditional Blues Album
Award1990

Best Traditional Blues Album

Won award for "Live at San Quentin".
Grammy Award
Nomination1990

Best Country Collaboration with Vocals

Nominated for "Waiting on the Light to Change".
Grammy Award
1989
Nomination1989

Best Video from a Film

Nominated for "When Love Comes to Town".
MTV Video Music Award
Nomination1989

Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Gro…

Nominated for Grammy …
Nominated for Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.
Grammy Award
Nomination1989

Best Country Collaboration with Vocals

Nominated for "Waiting on the Light to Change".
Grammy Award
Award1989

Best Video from a Film

Won award for "When Love Comes to Town".
MTV Video Music Award
Nomination1989

Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Gro…

Nominated for "When Love Comes to Town".
Grammy Award
1988
U2: Rattle and Hum
TV ShowOct 27, 1988

U2: Rattle and Hum

A documentary of Irish rock group U2's Fall 1987 tour of North …
A documentary of Irish rock group U2's Fall 1987 tour of North America.
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1986
Nomination1986

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Nominated for Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Award1986

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Won Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
1985
Spies Like Us
TV ShowDec 6, 1985

Spies Like Us

Two low-level government employees, Emmitt Fitz …
Two low-level government employees, Emmitt Fitz-Hume (played by Chevy Chase) and Austin Milbarge (Dan Aykroyd), are chosen for a top-secret CIA mission. They are unsuitable as CIA agents but are deliberately chosen for this reason, as their mission is a decoy one and they are expendable. After being fast-tracked through training they are parachuted into Pakistan where all manner of adventures await them.
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Nomination1985

Best Traditional Blues Album

Nominated for "My Guitar Sings the Blues".
Grammy Award
Award1985

Best Traditional Blues Album

Won award for "My Guitar Sings the Blues".
Grammy Award
Award1985

Best Traditional Blues Album

Won award for "My Guitar Sings the Blues".
Grammy Award
Nomination1985

Best Traditional Blues Album

Nominated for "My Guitar Sings the Blues".
Grammy Award
1983
Best Traditional Blues Album
Nomination1983

Best Traditional Blues Album

Nominated for "Blues 'N' Jazz".
Grammy Award
Best Traditional Blues Album
Award1983

Best Traditional Blues Album

Won award for "Blues 'N' Jazz".
Grammy Award
1982
Nomination1982

Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Gro…

Nominated for Grammy …
Nominated for Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.
Grammy Award
1981
Award1981

Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording

Won Grammy Award for Best …
Won Grammy Award for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording.
Grammy Award
Nomination1981

Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording

Nominated for Grammy …
Nominated for Grammy Award for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording.
Grammy Award
1980
Nomination1980

Best R&B Instrumental Performance

Nominated for "When I'm Wrong".
Grammy Award
1977
Nomination1977

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for "It's Just a Matter of Time".
Grammy Award
1971
In London
AlbumOct 11, 1971

In London

B.B. King in London is the nineteenth studio album by …
B.B. King in London is the nineteenth studio album by B.B. King recorded in London in 1971. He is accompanied by US session musicians and various British rock- and R&B musicians, including Ringo Starr, Alexis Korner and Rick Wright (not the same from Pink Floyd), as well as members of Spooky Tooth and Humble Pie, Greg Ridley, Steve Marriott, and Jerry Shirley.
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SongJan 1, 1971

Ghetto Woman
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SongJan 1, 1971

Lucille
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Nomination1971

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for "Ain't Nobody Home".
Grammy Award
1970
Nomination1970

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for Grammy …
Nominated for Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance.
Grammy Award
Indianola Mississippi Seeds
AlbumJan 1, 1970

Indianola Mississippi Seeds

Indianola Mississippi Seeds …
Indianola Mississippi Seeds is B. B. King's eighteenth studio album. It was released on October 1970 on ABC Records on LP and May 1989 on MCA Records on CD. On this album B. B. King mixed elements of blues and rock music. Producer Bill Szymczyk decided to follow up on the success of the hit "The Thrill Is Gone" by matching King with a musical all-star cast. The result was one of King's most critically acclaimed albums and one of the most highly regarded blues crossover albums of all time.
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Award1970

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

Won Grammy Award for Best …
Won Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance.
Grammy Award
Award1970

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

Won award for "The Thrill Is Gone".
Grammy Award
Nomination1970

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for "The Thrill Is Gone".
Grammy Award
1969
Completely Well
AlbumDec 1, 1969

Completely Well

Completely Well, released in 1969, is the seventeenth studio …
Completely Well, released in 1969, is the seventeenth studio album by blues guitarist B. B. King. It is notable for the inclusion of "The Thrill Is Gone," which became a hit on both the R&B/soul and pop charts.
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Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
Nomination1969

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

Nominated for "Live & Well".
Grammy Award
1958
Sue Carol Hall
MarriageJune 1958

Sue Carol Hall

Married Sue Carol Hall.
1956
Singin' the Blues
AlbumJan 1, 1956

Singin' the Blues

Singin' the Blues is the 1956 debut album by blues performer …
Singin' the Blues is the 1956 debut album by blues performer B.B. King, issued by the Bihari brothers on their budget Crown label. Among its tracks, the album gathered together five charting singles. "You Upset Me, Baby" was the highest charting single, reaching number one on Billboard's "Black Singles" chart. Other charting singles include "Every Day I Have the Blues" (number eight), "Ten Long Years" (number nine), "Crying Won't Help You" (number fifteen), "Bad Luck" (number three) and "Sweet Little Angel" (number six).
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1949
Shirley King
ChildSeptember 1949

Shirley King

Shirley King born.
1946
Martha Lee Denton
MarriageNovember 1946

Martha Lee Denton

Married Martha Lee Denton.
1925
B.B. King
BirthSeptember 1925

B.B. King

B.B. King was born.
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