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BIRTHDAY: March 22, 1943
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 10

 
RECENT TIMELINE

1978...

George Benson - "On Broadway" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Benson hit the Top 10 with "On Broadway."
from the LP
Weekend In L.A.
Billboard chart run: 37 - 25 - 19 - 16 - 11 - 10 - 8 - 7 - 8 - 21 - off
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

1980...# 53 Singles Artist of the Year

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Benson was nominated for 2
Grammy Awards for Best R&B Vocal Performance - Male ("Love Ballad") and Best Jazz Fusion Performance - Vocal or Instrumental (Livin' Inside Your Love).

August
George Benson - "Give Me The Night" (Single) button.gif (123 bytes) Benson hit the Top 40 with "Give Me The Night."
from the LP Give Me The Night
ARC chart run: 35 - 28 - 15 - 10 - 7 - 5 - 4 - 3 - 9 - 10 - 13 - 25 - 33 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 48
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

1981... # 101 Singles Artist of the Year

January
George Benson - 'Give Me The Night'button.gif (123 bytes) Benson was nominated for 2 American Music Awards for Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist and Favorite Soul/R&B Single ("Give Me The Night").

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Benson won 2
Grammy Awards for Best R&B Vocal Performance - Male (Give Me The Night) and Best R&B Instrumental Performance ("Off Broadway").

November
George Benson - "Turn Your Love Around" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Benson hit the Top 40 with "Turn Your Love Around."
from the LP
The George Benson Collection
ARC chart run: 39 - 28 - 24 - 17 - 16 - 14 - 11 - 10 - 8 - 6 - 4 - 3 - 11 - 22 - 30 - 38 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 31
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

1982...# 64 Singles Artist of the Year

January
George Benson - Good King Badbutton.gif (123 bytes) Benson hit the Top 10 with "Turn Your Love Around."

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Benson hit the Top 40 with "
Never Give Up On A Good Thing."
from the LP
The George Benson Collection
ARC chart run: 40 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 244
George Benson - "Never Give Up On A Good Thing" (Single)available for download at iTunes and Amazon.mp3

1983...# 99 Singles Artist of the Year

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Benson was nominated for a
Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance - Male ("Turn Your Love Around").

June
George Benson - "Inside Love" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Benson hit the Top 40 with "Inside Love (So Personal)."
from the LP
In Your Eyes
ARC chart run: 40 - 36 - 34 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 216
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

August
George Benson - "Lady Love Me (One More Time)" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Benson hit the Top 40 with "Lady Love Me (One More Time)."
from the LP
In Your Eyes
ARC chart run: 38 - 32 - 28 - 26 - 24 - 35 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 162
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

1984...

February
George Benson - Weekend In L.A. (live)button.gif (123 bytes) Benson won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance ("Being With You").

1985...# 171 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Benson hit the Top 40 with "
20/20."

1994...

March
George Benson - The Greatest Hits Of Allbutton.gif (123 bytes) Benson was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance ("Got To Be There").

1998...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Benson was nominated for a
Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance ("Song For My Brother").

2004...

George Benson - Breezin'button.gif (123 bytes) # 318 on the Top Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years chart.

2005...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Benson was nominated for a
Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance ("Take You Out").

2006...

October
George Benson - 'The George Benson Collection'button.gif (123 bytes) Benson released the collaboration LP with Al Jarreau - Givin' It Up (available for download at iTunes and Amazon.mp3).

2007..

February
George Benson & Al Jarreau - Givin' It Upbutton.gif (123 bytes) Benson won 2 Grammy Awards for Best Pop Instrumental Performance ("Mornin'") and Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance ("God Bless The Child" with Al Jarreau and Jill Scott), and was nominated for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("Breezin'" with Al Jarreau).

2009...

August
George Benson - 'Songs And Stories'button.gif (123 bytes) Benson released Songs And Stories.

2011...

October
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Guitar Man.

2013...

June
George Benson - 'Inspiration: A Tribute To Nat King Cole'button.gif (123 bytes) Benson released Inspiration: A Tribute To Nat King Cole.








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