Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, Male

The Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, Male was awarded from 1959 to 1968. The award had several minor name changes:

  • From 1959 to 1960 the award was known as Best Vocal Performance, Male
  • In 1961 it was awarded as two awards for Best Vocal Performance Album, Male and Best Vocal Performance Single Record or Track, Male
  • From 1962 to 1963 it was awarded as Best Solo Vocal Performance, Male
  • From 1964 to 1968 it was again awarded as Best Vocal Performance, Male

Although in the "pop" field the award did not specify pop music performances and, in some years, ran alongside the award now presented as the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.

Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were presented, for works released in the previous year.


Year Nominee / work Award Result
1968 "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" - Glen Campbell Won
1967 "Strangers in the Night" - Frank Sinatra Won
1966 "It Was a Very Good Year" - Frank Sinatra Won
1965 "Hello, Dolly!" - Louis Armstrong Won
1964 "Wives and Lovers" - Jack Jones Won
"Busted" - Ray Charles Nominated
Catch a Rising Star - John Gary Nominated
"Days of Wine and Roses" - Andy Williams Nominated
I Wanna Be Around... - Tony Bennett Nominated
1963 "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" - Tony Bennett Won
Comin' Home Baby! - Mel Tormé Nominated
"I Can't Stop Loving You" - Ray Charles Nominated
"What Kind of Fool Am I?" - Anthony Newley Nominated
"What Kind of Fool Am I?" - Sammy Davis Jr. Nominated
1962 "Lollipops and Roses" - Jack Jones Won
"Big Bad John" - Jimmy Dean Nominated
"Danny Boy" - Andy Williams Nominated
"A Little Bitty Tear" - Burl Ives Nominated
"Portrait of My Love" - Steve Lawrence Nominated
1961 Single Record or Track: "Georgia on My Mind" - Ray Charles Won
"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" - Elvis Presley Nominated
"He'll Have to Go" - Jim Reeves Nominated
"Misty" - Johnny Mathis Nominated
"Nice 'n' Easy" - Frank Sinatra Nominated
Album: Ray Charles: The Genius of Ray Charles - Ray Charles Won
Belafonte Returns to Carnegie Hall - Harry Belafonte Nominated
G.I. Blues - Elvis Presley Nominated
Nice 'n' Easy - Frank Sinatra Nominated
Wild Is Love - Nat King Cole Nominated
1960 Come Dance with Me! - Frank Sinatra Won
An Evening with Lerner and Loewe - Robert Merrill Nominated
Belafonte at Carnegie Hall - Harry Belafonte Nominated
Guess Who - Jesse Belvin Nominated
"Mack the Knife" - Bobby Darin Nominated
1959 "Catch a Falling Star" - Perry Como Won
"Come Fly With Me" - Frank Sinatra Nominated
"Hawaiian Wedding Song" - Andy Williams Nominated
"Volare" - Domenico Modugno Nominated
"Witchcraft" - Frank Sinatra Nominated