Awards & Winners

Jerry Lee Lewis

Date of Birth 29-September-1935
Place of Birth Ferriday
(United States of America, Concordia Parish, Louisiana)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Jerry Lee Lewis with His Pumping Piano, Jerry Lee Lewis & His Pumping Piano, Jerry Lewis, Gerald Lee Lewis, Lewis, Jerry Lee, The Killer, The Killer Himself, The Ferriday Fireball, Killer
Profession Singer, Songwriter, Keyboard Player, Pianist, Musician, Actor, Singer-songwriter
Jerry Lee Lewis is an American rock and roll and country music singer-songwriter and pianist. He is known by the nickname "The Killer" and is often viewed as "rock & roll's first great wild man." An early pioneer of rock and roll music, in 1956 Lewis made his first recordings at Sun Records. "Crazy Arms" sold 300,000 copies in the South, but it was his 1957 hit "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On" that shot Lewis to fame worldwide. Lewis followed this when he recorded songs such as "Great Balls of Fire", "Breathless" and "High School Confidential". However, Lewis's rock and roll career faltered in the wake of his marriage to his 13-year-old cousin when he was 22. He had little success in the charts following the scandal and his popularity quickly faded. His live performance fees plummeted from $10,000 per night to $250. In the meantime he was determined to gain back some of his popularity. During the early 1960s he didn't have much chart success with few exceptions such as "What'd I Say". His live performances at this time were increasingly wild and energetic. His album Live at the Star Club, Hamburg from 1964 is often regarded by many music journalists and fans as one of the wildest and greatest rock and roll concert albums ever. After recording songs such as "I'm on Fire" for several years with little success, in 1968 Lewis made a transition into country music and had hits with songs such as "Another Place, Another Time". This reignited his career and throughout the late 1960s and 1970s he regularly topped the country-western charts. His No. 1 country hits included "To Make Love Sweeter For You", "There Must Be More to Love Than This", "Would You Take Another Chance on Me" and "Me And Bobby McGee".

Awards by Jerry Lee Lewis

Check all the awards nominated and won by Jerry Lee Lewis.


Grammy Hall of Fame Award
Honored for : Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On / It'll Be Me


Grammy Hall of Fame Award
Honored for : Great Balls of Fire / You Win Again


Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album
Honored for : Interviews From The Class Of '55 Recording Sessions

Nominations 1986 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal Class of '55
Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Interviews From The Class Of '55 Recording Sessions