Awards & Winners

Chris Blackwell

Date of Birth 22-June-1937
Place of Birth Westminster
(United Kingdom, England, London, City of Westminster)
Nationality England
Also know as Blackwell, Chris, Christopher Percy Gordon Blackwell, Christopher Percy Gordon "Chris" Blackwell, Chris, Christopher Percy Gordon Blackwell
Profession Businessperson, Record producer, Film Producer, Actor, Film Score Composer
Christopher Percy Gordon "Chris" Blackwell is an English businessman and former record producer, and the founder of Island Records, which has been called "one of Britain's great independent labels". According to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, to which Blackwell was inducted in 2001, he is the single person most responsible for turning the world on to reggae music. Forming Island Records in Jamaica on 22 May 1959 aged 22, Blackwell was amongst the first to record the Jamaican popular music that eventually became known as ska. Returning to Britain in 1962, he sold records from the back of his car to the Jamaican community. Backed by Stanley Borden from RKO Entertainment, Blackwell's business and reach grew substantially, and he went on to forge the careers of Bob Marley, Grace Jones and U2 amongst many other diverse high-profile acts. He has produced many seminal albums, including Marley's Catch A Fire and Uprising.

Awards by Chris Blackwell

Check all the awards nominated and won by Chris Blackwell.


Nominations 2012 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media Marley
Chris Blackwell & Barry Cole, producers