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BIRTHDAY: January 24, 1941
button.gif (123 bytes) BILLBOARD: '100 Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists': 32
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 1

 
RECENT TIMELINE

1978...

Barbra Streisand & Neil Diamond - "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Diamond topped the charts with Barbra Streisand with "You Don't Bring Me Flowers."
from the LP
Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Billboard chart run: 31 - 16 - 5 - 4 - 1 - 3 - 1 - 3 - 3 - 4 - 4 - 6 - 12 - 26 - 36 - off
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

1980...# 33 Singles Artist of the Year

January
Neil Diamond - "September Morn" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Diamond hit the Top 40 with "September Morn."
from the LP September Morn
ARC chart run: 32 - 28 - 25 - 22 - 18 - 15 - 13 - 26 - 37 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 115
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

February
Neil Diamond - The Jazz Singer soundtrackbutton.gif (123 bytes) Diamond was nominated for 2 Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("You Don't Bring Me Flowers" with Barbra Streisand).

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Diamond hit the Top 40 "
Love On The Rocks."
from The Jazz Singer soundtrack
Neil Diamond - "Love On The Rock" (Single)ARC chart run: 26 - 20 - 17 - 11 - 8 - 5 - 5 - 4 - 2 - 1 - 4 - 8 - 10 - 13 - 16 - 26 - 34 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 16
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

1981...# 5 Singles Artist of the Year (# 1 Male Artist of the Year)

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Diamond hit
#1 for a week with "Love On The Rocks."
Neil Diamond - "Hello Again" (Single) button.gif (123 bytes) Diamond hit the Top 40 with "Hello Again."
from
The Jazz Singer soundtrack
ARC chart run: 32 - 24 - 19 - 15 - 10 - 6 - 4 - 4 - 2 - 2 - 8 - 16 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 48
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Diamond hit the
Top 10 with "Hello Again."

April
Neil Diamond - "America" (Single)  button.gif (123 bytes) Diamond hit the Top 40 with "America."
from The Jazz Singer soundtrack
ARC chart run: 35 - 24 - 17 - 13 - 12 - 9 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 22 - 27 - 37 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 63
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Diamond hit the
Top 10 with "America."

November
Neil Diamond - "Yesterday's Songs" (Single)  button.gif (123 bytes) Diamond hit the Top 40 with "Yesterday's Songs."
from the LP
On The Way To The Sky
ARC chart run: 35 - 23 - 19 - 16 - 13 - 12 - 11 - 9 - 9 - 22 - 36 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 77
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Diamond topped the
Billboard 1981 Year-End Chart Toppers with the Top Soundtrack (The Jazz Singer).

1982...# 19 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Diamond hit the
Top 10 with "Yesterday's Songs."

March
Neil Diamond - "On The Way To The Sky" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Diamond hit the Top 40 with "On The Way To The Sky."
from the LP
On The Way To The Sky
ARC chart run: 39 - 36 - 31 - 27 - 26 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 183
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

June
Neil Diamond - "Be Mine Tonight" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Diamond hit the Top 40 with "Be Mine Tonight."
from the LP
On The Way To The Sky
ARC chart run: 38 - 34 - 32 - 30 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 195
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Diamond hit the Top 40 and
Top 10 with "Heartlight."
Neil Diamond - "Heartlight" (Single)  from the LP Heartlight
ARC chart run: 33 - 27 - 17 - 13 - 9 - 6 - 4 - 4 - 3 - 8 - 16 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 48
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

1983...

February
Neil Diamond - "I'm Alive" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Diamond hit the Top 40 with "I'm Alive."
from the LP
Heartlight
ARC chart run: 39 - 35 - 30 - 25 - 23 - 23 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 161
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

1990...

January
Neil Diamond - The Essential Neil Diamond button.gif (123 bytes) At the American Music Awards Diamond was honored with the Award of Merit.

1998...

October
Neil Diamond - As Time Goes By - The Movie Albumbutton.gif (123 bytes) Diamond released As Time Goes By - The Movie Album.

2000...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Diamond was nominated for a
Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance (As Time Goes By - The Movie Album).

2003...

December
Neil Diamond - 12 Songsbutton.gif (123 bytes) Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time included The Neil Diamond Collection (1999) at # 222.

2004...

button.gif (123 bytes) # 139 on the Top Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years chart.

2005...

November
Neil Diamond - Home Before Darkbutton.gif (123 bytes) Diamond released the critically acclaimed 12 Songs.

2008...

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Diamond released Home Before Dark (Rolling Stone: 3 stars from Rolling Stone).
button.gif (123 bytes) Diamond topped the Billboard 200 LP chart for the first time with
Home Before Dark. The set sold over 146,000 copies its first week of release in the US.
button.gif (123 bytes) Diamond topped the UK LP charts with
Home Before Dark.

June
Neil Diamond - 'A Cherry Cherry Christmas'button.gif (123 bytes) Home Before Dark was certified gold.

2009...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Diamond performed at the
Grammy Awards.

August
Neil Diamond - 'Dreams'button.gif (123 bytes) Diamond released the live LP Hot August Night NYC exclusively at Walmart and Sam's Club (Billboard peak: # 2).

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Diamond released
A Cherry Cherry Christmas (available for download at iTunes and Amazon-mp3).

2010...

November
Neil Diamond - "Very Best Of Neil Diamond"button.gif (123 bytes) Diamond released Dreams.

2011...

March
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The Bang Years was released.
button.gif (123 bytes) Diamond was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

December
Neil Diamond - 'Classic Christmas Album'button.gif (123 bytes) Very Best Of Neil Diamond was released.

2013...

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Diamond released the holiday LP
Classic Christmas Album.

2014...

2016...

2017....

  • Neil Diamond - '50th Anniversary Collection' (3-CD)March 31: The 3CD set 50th Anniversary Collection was released.
    Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 78
    Tracks: "Solitary Man" - "Cherry, Cherry" - "I Got The Feelin' (Oh No, No)" - "You Got To Me" - "Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon" - "I'm A Believer" - "Thank The Lord For The Night TIme" - "Red, Red Wine" - "Sunday Sun" - "Shilo" - "Kentucky Woman" - "Brooklyn Roads" - "Glory Road" - "Holy Holy" - "And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind" - "Sweet Caroline" - "Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show" - "Done Too Soon" - "Soolaimon" - "Cracklin' Rosie" - "Crunchy Granola Suite" - "I Am... I Said" - "Stones" - "morning Side" - "Song Sung Blue" - "Play Me" - "Be (Recapitulation And Farewell To Fletcher" - "Skybird" - "Lonely Looking Sky" - "I've Been Down This Way Before" - "Longfellow Serenade" - "Beautiful Noise" - "Street Life" - "If You Know What I Mean" - "Desiree" - "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" - "Forever In Blue Jeans" - September Morn" - "The Story Of My Life" - "Yesterday's Songs" - "I Believe In Happy Endings" - "Hello Again" - "Love On The Rocks" - "Heartlight" - "Lady-Oh" - "Pretty Amazing Grace" - "Hell Yeah" - "We" - "The Art Of Love" - "America"
    available for download at
    iTunes and Amazon.mp3



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