Neil Diamond

American singer-songwriter (born 1941) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Neil Leslie Diamond (born January 24, 1941)[1] is an American singer-songwriter. He has sold more than 130 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling musicians of all time.[2][3][4] He has had ten No. 1 singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts: "Cracklin' Rosie", "Song Sung Blue", "Longfellow Serenade", "I've Been This Way Before", "If You Know What I Mean", "Desirée", "You Don't Bring Me Flowers", "America", "Yesterday's Songs", and "Heartlight". Thirty-eight songs by Diamond have reached the top 10 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary charts, including "Sweet Caroline". He has also acted in films, making his screen debut in the 1980 musical drama film The Jazz Singer.

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Neil Diamond
Diamond in August 2012
Born
Neil Leslie Diamond

(1941-01-24) January 24, 1941 (age 82)
New York City, U.S.
Occupations
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active1962–present
Spouses
  • Jaye Posner
    (m. 1963; div. 1969)
  • Marcia Murphey
    (m. 1969; div. 1996)
    [lower-alpha 1]
  • (m. 2012)
Children4
Musical career
Genres
Instrument(s)
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Labels
Websiteneildiamond.com
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Diamond was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984 and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011, and he received the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000. In 2011, he was an honoree at the Kennedy Center Honors, and he received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.[5]