Awards & Winners

Otis Redding

Date of Birth 09-September-1941
Place of Birth Dawson
(Terrell County, Georgia, United States of America)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Ottis Redding, Otis Reading, Otis Ray Redding, Jr., Redding, Otis, The Big O, The Mad Man from Macon, Rockhouse Redding, The King of Soul
Profession Songwriter, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer
Otis Ray Redding, Jr. was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, arranger and talent scout. He is considered one of the greatest singers in popular music and a major artist in soul and rhythm and blues. His singing style was powerfully influential among soul artists of 1960s and helped exemplify the Stax Sound. Born and raised in Georgia, United States, Redding left school at 15 to support his family, working with Little Richard's backing band, the Upsetters, and performing at talent shows for prize money. In 1958, he joined Johnny Jenkins' band, the Pinetoppers, and toured the Southern United States as driver and musician. An unscheduled appearance on a Stax recording session led to a contract and his first single, "These Arms of Mine", in 1962. Stax released Redding's debut album, Pain in My Heart, two years later. Initially popular mainly with African Americans, Redding later reached the broader American popular music audience. He and his group first played small gigs in the South, then debuted in the western United States at LA's popular Whisky a Go Go. They later performed in Paris, London and other European cities. After appearing at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival Redding wrote and recorded the iconic " The Dock of the Bay" with Steve Cropper. The song became the first posthumous number-one record on both the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B charts after his death in a plane crash. The Dock of the Bay became the first posthumous album to reach number one on the UK Albums Chart.

Awards by Otis Redding

Check all the awards nominated and won by Otis Redding.


Nominations 2012 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
BET Award for Best Collaboration Otis
MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction Otis
Director: Spike Jonze
BET Hip Hop Award for People's Champ Otis


Grammy Hall of Fame Award
Honored for : I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now) / I'm Depending on You


Grammy Hall of Fame Award
Honored for : (Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay


Grammy Award for Best R&B Song
Honored for : (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay
Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
Honored for : (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay

Nominations 1968 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay
Grammy Award for Best R&B Song (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay