Awards & Winners

Little Richard

Date of Birth 05-December-1932
Place of Birth Macon
(Bibb County, Georgia, United States of America, Area code 478)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Richard Wayne Penniman, Little Richard and the Royal Company, Little Richard & Jimi Hendrix, The Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, The Emancipator, The Real King of Rock 'n' Roll, The King of Rockin ‘n’ Rollin' Rhythm & Blues Soulin’, The Architect of Rock-and-Roll, Little Richard and Choir, Bro, Lil' Richard, Princess LaVonne
Profession Singer, Keyboard Player, Pianist, Songwriter, Bandleader, Actor, Musician, Singer-songwriter
Richard Wayne Penniman, known by his stage name Little Richard, is an American recording artist, songwriter, and musician. He has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for over six decades. Penniman's most celebrated work dates from the mid 1950s where his dynamic music and charismatic showmanship laid the foundation for rock and roll. His music also had a pivotal impact on the formation of other popular music genres, including soul and funk. Penniman influenced numerous singers and musicians across musical genres from rock to rap. Penniman has been honored by many institutions, including inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is the recipient of Lifetime Achievement Awards from The Recording Academy and the Rhythm and Blues Foundation. Penniman's "Tutti Frutti" was included in the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry in 2010, claiming the "unique vocalizing over the irresistible beat announced a new era in music."

Awards by Little Richard

Check all the awards nominated and won by Little Richard.


Grammy Hall of Fame Award
Honored for : Here's Little Richard


Grammy Hall of Fame Award
Honored for : Lucille / Send Me Some Lovin'


Grammy Hall of Fame Award
Honored for : Long Tall Sally / Slippin' and Slidin'


Grammy Hall of Fame Award
Honored for : Tutti Frutti / I'm Just a Lonely Guy
American Music Award of Merit