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BIRTHDAY: December 2, 1952
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 3 (+ 2 with the Doobie Brothers)

 
RECENT TIMELINE

1980...

February
Michael McDonald - The Ultimate Collectionbutton.gif (123 bytes) McDonald won 2 Grammy Awards for Song of the Year ("What A Fool Believes" with Kenny Loggins) and Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist ("What A Fool Believes"), and was nominated in the same category for "Minute By Minute" with Lester Abrams). McDonald also won 2 more Grammy Awards with the Doobie Brothers.

1982...# 46 Singles Artist of the Year

August
Michael McDonald - "I Keep Forgettin' (Everytime You're Near)" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) McDonald hit the Top 40 solo for the first time with "I Keep Forgettin' (Everytime You're Near)."
from the LP
If That's What It Takes
ARC chart run: 38 - 30 - 25 - 20 - 16 - 13 - 8 - 7 - 5 - 3 - 2 - 2 - 7 - 21 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 35
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

October
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Top 10 with "I Keep Forgettin' (Everytime You're Near)."

1983...

January
Michael McDonald - "I Gotta Try" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) McDonald hit the Top 40 with "I Gotta Try."
from the LP
If That's What It Takes
ARC chart run: 39 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 246
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

February
button.gif (123 bytes) McDonald was nominated for a
Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance - Male ("I Keep Forgettin' (Everytime You're Near)").

1984...

January
James Ingram featuring Michael McDonald - "Yah Mo B There" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) McDonald hit the Top 40 helping out James Ingram with "Yah Mo B There."
from the James Ingram LP
It's Your Night
ARC chart run: 39 - 28 - 23 - 21 - 19 - 16 - 14 - 20 - 35 - off
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

1985...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) McDonald won a
Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("Yah Mo B There" with James Ingram), and Best R&B Song (songwriting for "Yah Mo B There" with James Ingram, Rod Temperton, and Quincy Jones).

August
button.gif (123 bytes) McDonald hit the Top 40 with "
No Lookin' Back."

1986...# 19 Singles Artist of the Year

April
Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald - "On My Own" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) McDonald hit the Top 40 with Patti LaBelle with "On My Own."
from the Patti LaBelle LP
The Winner In You
ARC chart run: 31 - 21 - 15 - 11 - 8 - 3 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 6 - 15 - 25 - 38 - off
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

May
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Top 10 with Patti LaBelle with "On My Own."

June
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#1 for 3 weeks with Patti LaBelle with "On My Own" from Patti's LP The Winner In You.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) McDonald hit the Top 40 with "
Sweet Freedom."

August
button.gif (123 bytes) McDonald hit the
Top 10 with "Sweet Freedom."

1987...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) McDonald was nominated for 2
Grammy Awards for Best Pop Vocal Performance - Male ("Sweet Freedom") and Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("On My Own" with Patti LaBelle).

2004...

February
Michael McDonald - Motown button.gif (123 bytes) McDonald was nominated for 2 Grammy Awards for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("Ain't No Mountain High Enough") and Best Pop Vocal Album (Motown).

August
button.gif (123 bytes) McDonald could be heard on the
Ray Charles LP Genius Loves Company.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) McDonald was nominated for an
American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist.

Michael McDonald - Soul Speakbutton.gif (123 bytes) # 301 on the Top Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years chart.

2008..

March
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Soul Speak (Billboard peak: # 12).

2009..


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This Christmas.

2017...



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