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List of awards and nominations received by Sarah McLachlan

Sarah McLachlan is a Canadian singer-songwriter most known for founding the Lilith Fair women's music festival. She has released a total of six studio albums, being Surfacing her top selling album with more than 8 million copies in the U.S. alone, and another seven compilation and live albums. All of her recordings have been released through the Canadian-based Nettwerk Records and distributed by Arista Records. Her last three studio albums have reached the #1 place in the Canadian Albums Chart and the Top 10 on the Billboard 200. She has sold a total of 40 million copies worldwide.

Sarah McLachlan awards and nominations
Totals[a]
Wins18
Nominations43
  1. ^ Certain award groups do not simply award one winner. They recognize several different recipients, have runners-up and have third place. Since this is a specific recognition and is different from losing an award, runner-up mentions are considered wins in this award tally. Awards in certain categories do not have prior nominations and only winners are announced by the jury. For simplification and to avoid errors, each award in this list has been presumed to have had a prior nomination.

To date McLachlan has received three Grammy Awards, where she's been nominated for all of her releases since 1995, a total of eight Juno Awards from her home country. She's also been awarded by the Billboard Music Awards, MuchMusic Video Awards, and the Western Canadian Music Awards. She also been included in numerous music lists by VH1 and the Rolling Stone magazine. McLachlan has also been appointed as Officer of the Order of Canada.

BDSCertified Spin AwardsEdit

Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems, better known as BDS, is a service that tracks monitored radio, television and internet airplay of songs based on the number of spins and detections.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2003 "I Will Remember You" 500,000 Spins Won

BMI Pop AwardsEdit

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) is one of three United States performing rights organizations, along with ASCAP and SESAC. It collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed.[1]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1999 Herself Songwriter of the Year Won
"Building a Mystery" Award-Winning Song Won
"Adia" Won
"Sweet Surrender" Won

Beatport Music AwardsEdit

With its nominees based solely on Beatport sales data, The Beatport Music Awards aim to recognize electronic music talent.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2008 "Silence" (feat. Delerium) (Niels van Gogh vs Thomas Gold Remix) Best Progressive House Track Won

Billboard Year-End Magazine AwardsEdit

The Billboard Music Awards are an annual American awards show sponsored by the Billboard magazine awarding the top charting singles and artists.

Year Nominated work Award Result
1999 "Angel" Hot Adult Contemporary Track Won
Top Soundtrack Single Nominated
Herself Top Pop Artist - Female Nominated
Top Adult Contemporary Artist Nominated
Top Adult Top 40 Artist Nominated
2004 Top Internet Artist Nominated
Afterglow Top Internet Album Nominated

Critics' Choice AwardsEdit

The Critics' Choice Award is an awards show presented annually by the Broadcast Film Critics Association to honor the finest in cinematic achievement. Sarah McLachlan has been nominated once.

Year Nominated work Award Result
2007 "Ordinary Miracle" Best Song Nominated

Grammy AwardsEdit

The Grammy Awards were established in 1958 by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States awarding the best in the music industry.

Year Nominated work Award Result
1995 Fumbling Towards Ecstasy Best Alternative Music Album Nominated
1998 Surfacing Best Pop Album Nominated
"Last Dance" Best Pop Instrumental Performance Won
"Building A Mystery" Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Won
1999 "Adia" Nominated
2000 "I Will Remember You (Live)" Won
Mirrorball Best Pop Album Nominated
"Possession (Live)" Best Female Rock Vocal Performance Nominated
2001 "The Difficult Kind" (w/ Sheryl Crow) Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals Nominated
2004 "Fallen" Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Nominated
2005 Afterglow Best Pop Vocal Album Nominated
2006 "World On Fire" Best Short Form Video Nominated
2007 Wintersong Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Nominated
2018 Wonderland Nominated

Helpmann AwardsEdit

The Helpmann Awards recognise distinguished artistic achievement and excellence in Australia's live performing arts sectors.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2004 Afterglow 2004 Best Contemporary Concert Presentation Theatre Nominated

International Dance Music AwardsEdit

The Winter Music Conference is a weeklong electronic music conference held annually, they host the International Dance Music Awards. Sarah McLachlan has received one nomination.

Year Nominated work Award Result Ref
2004 "World On Fire" Best Progressive House/Trance Nominated [2]

Juno AwardsEdit

The Juno Awards, the Canadian Grammys, are awarded annually to Canadian musicians by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences

Year Nominated work Award Result
1992 Sarah McLachlan Female Vocalist of the Year Nominated
"Into the Fire" Best Music Video Won
1994 Sarah McLachlan Female Vocalist of the Year Nominated
Songwriter of the Year Nominated
1995 Sarah McLachlan Entertainer of the Year Nominated
Fumbling Towards Ecstasy Album of the Year Nominated
1998 Surfacing Album of the Year Won
"Building A Mystery" Single of the Year Won
Sarah McLachlan Songwriter of the Year Won
Female Vocalist of the Year Won
1999 "Adia" Single of the Year Nominated
"Sweet Surrender" Best Music Video Nominated
2000 Sarah McLachlan International Achievement Award Won
2004 Sarah McLachlan Artist of the Year Nominated
Songwriter of the Year Won
Juno Fan Choice Award Nominated
Afterglow Album of the Year Nominated
Pop Album of the Year Won
2005 Sarah McLachlan Juno Fan Choice Award Nominated
2007 Sarah McLachlan Juno Fan Choice Award Nominated
Wintersong Pop Album of the Year Nominated
2011 Sarah McLachlan Artist of the Year Nominated
Songwriter of the Year Nominated
Laws of Illusion Pop Album of the Year Nominated
2015 Sarah McLachlan Artist of the Year Nominated
Shine On Adult Contemporary Album of the Year Won
2017 Wonderland Adult Contemporary Album of the Year Won

MTV Video Music AwardsEdit

The MTV Video Music Awards were established by MTV in 1984 to award the top videos of the year.

Year Nominated work Award Result
2005 "World On Fire" Breakthrough Video Nominated

Music Video Production AwardsEdit

The MVPA Awards are annually presented by a Los Angeles-based music trade organization to honor the year's best music videos.[3]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2005 "World on Fire" Cross Promotion Nominated

MuchMusic Video AwardsEdit

The MuchMusic Video Awards are annual awards presented by the Canadian music video channel MuchMusic to honour the year's best music videos.

Year Nominated work Award Result
1994 "Possession" Favourite Female Video Nominated
Favourite Adult Contemporary Video Won
1997 "Building A Mystery" People's Choice: Favourite Canadian Video Won
1999 "Angel" Nominated
2004 "Fallen" MuchMoreMusic Award Won
2005 "World On Fire" Nominated

Western Canadian Music AwardsEdit

The Western Canadian Music Awards were established in 2003 by the Western Canada Music Alliance to honour the best of music in Western Canada.

Year Nominated work Award Result
2004 Sarah McLachlan Entertainer of the Year Nominated
Songwriter of the Year Nominated
Afterglow Outstanding Pop Recording Nominated
2005 Afterglow Live Won

Other recognitionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Oscar–Winning Composer Alexandre Desplat Honored as BMI Icon at 2015 Film/TV Awards". Broadcast Music, Inc. May 14, 2015. Archived from the original on June 17, 2015. Retrieved August 20, 2015.
  2. ^ "31st Annual International Dance Music Awards - Winter Music Conference 2017 - WMC 2017". Winter Music Conference. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  3. ^ "2013 MVPA Award Winners". VideoStatic.
  4. ^ "SARAH MCLACHLAN RECEIVES ALLAN SLAIGHT HUMANITARIAN SPIRIT AWARD |2017 Canadian Music Week April 18–22, 2017". cmw.net. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Bill Clinton honours Sarah McLachlan at 2017 Juno Awards". Global News. Retrieved 16 June 2017.

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