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Neil Leslie Diamond (born January 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter. As a successful pop music performer, Diamond scored a number of hits worldwide in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. According to David Wild, common themes in Diamond's songs are "a deep sense of isolation and an equal desire for connection. A yearning for home - and at the same time, the allure of greater freedom. The good, the bad and the ugly about a crazy little thing called love. " As of 2001 Diamond has sold 115 million records worldwide, including 48 million records in the U. S. In terms of Billboard chart success, he is the third most successful Adult Contemporary artist ever, ranking behind only Barbra Streisand and Elton John. Though his record sales declined somewhat after the 1980s, Diamond continues to tour successfully, and maintains a very loyal following. Diamond's songs have been recorded by a vast array of performers from many different musical genres

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Neil Diamond

Born 1941-01-24 (79 years ago) in Brooklyn, NY.
Height 183 centimeters.

Awards
Award Ceremony Year Awarded for
Kennedy Center Honors 34th Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2011
Billboard Icon Award 2011 Billboard Music Awards 2011
American Music Award of Merit American Music Awards of 1990 1990
Razzie Award for Worst Actor (The Jazz Singer) 1st Golden Raspberry Awards 1980 The Jazz Singer
Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score (Jonathan Livingston Seagull) 31st Golden Globe Awards 1973 Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media (Jonathan Livingston Seagull) 16th Annual Grammy Awards 1973 Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Nominated for awards
Award Ceremony Year Nominated for
Razzie Award for Worst Actor (The Jazz Singer) 1st Golden Raspberry Awards 1980 The Jazz Singer
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy (The Jazz Singer) 38th Golden Globe Awards 1980 The Jazz Singer
Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song (Love on the Rocks) 38th Golden Globe Awards 1980 Love on the Rocks
Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song (Lonely Looking Sky) 31st Golden Globe Awards 1973 Lonely Looking Sky
Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score (Jonathan Livingston Seagull) 31st Golden Globe Awards 1973 Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media (Jonathan Livingston Seagull) 16th Annual Grammy Awards 1973 Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Grammy Award for Record of the Year (Song Sung Blue) 15th Annual Grammy Awards 1972 Song Sung Blue
Grammy Award for Album of the Year (Moods) 15th Annual Grammy Awards 1972 Moods
Grammy Award for Song of the Year (Song Sung Blue) 15th Annual Grammy Awards 1972 Song Sung Blue
Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance (I Am... I Said) 14th Annual Grammy Awards 1971 I Am... I Said
Relationships
Name From To Relationship type
Katie McNeil(Gifta: 2012-04-21–) 2012-04-21 Gifta
Marcia Murphey(Gifta: 1969-12-05–1995) 1969-12-05 1995 Gifta
Jayne Posner(Gifta: 1963–1969-11-25) 1963 1969-11-25 Gifta
Children

Marjorie Diamond, Elyn Diamond, Jesse Diamond, Micah Diamond

Parents

Akiva Diamond, Rose Diamond

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Neil Leslie Diamond (born January 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter. As a successful pop music performer, Diamond scored a number of hits worldwide in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. According to David Wild, common themes in Diamond's songs are "a deep sense of isolation and an equal desire for connection. A yearning for home - and at the same time, the allure of greater freedom. The good, the bad and the ugly about a crazy little thing called love."

As of 2001 Diamond has sold 115 million records worldwide, including 48 million records in the U.S. In terms of Billboard chart success, he is the third most successful Adult Contemporary artist ever, ranking behind only Barbra Streisand and Elton John.

Though his record sales declined somewhat after the 1980s, Diamond continues to tour successfully, and maintains a very loyal following. Diamond's songs have been recorded by a vast array of performers from many different musical genres.

Diamond was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984, and in 2000 he received the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award.

On Monday, March 14, 2011, Neil Diamond was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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