Awards and Recognitions


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  • Sounds: 3rd Best New British Band; 9th Best International Band
  • Disc: 10th Brightest Hope
  • NME: 2nd Most Promising New Name


  • Melody Maker: Band of the Year.
  • Record Mirror: 2nd Best British Newcomer; 2nd Best Single ("Killer Queen"); 9th International Group
  • NME: 8th Best British Group; 7th Best Stage Band; 4th Most Promising Group In The World; 3rd Most Promising New Name; 17th Best World Group
  • Disc: Top Live Band; Top International Group; Top British Group; Top Single ("Killer Queen"); 3rd Best Album ("Sheer Heart Attack"), 5th Best Album (Queen II)
  • Ivor Novello Award: Freddie Mercury for "Killer Queen"
  • Golden Lion Award (Belgium): Freddie Mercury for "Killer Queen"


  • NME: 1st British Stage Band; 2nd Group; 5th World Group; 3rd World Stage Band; Mercury: 7th World Singer; May: 3rd Top Guitarist; 1st British Single ("Bohemian Rhapsody"); 2nd Album ("A Night at the Opera")
  • Record Mirror / Disc: 1st Best British Group; 1st World Group; No. 1 Single ("Bohemian Rhapsody"); No. 6 Album ("A Night at the Opera"); Mercury: 5th British Singer; 6th World Singer; 4th British Songwriter; 5th World Songwriter, May: 4th British Musician; 4th World Musician
  • Sound: Best Band; Best Album (A Night at the Opera); Best Single ("Bohemian Rhapsody")
  • Ivor Novello Award: Freddie Mercury for "Bohemian Rhapsody"


  • Brittania Award: Best British Single of the Last 25 Years ("Bohemian Rhapsody")
  • Europe One Radio: Most Potential Rock Band
  • Daily Mail: Best Group
  • Music Life (Japan): Top Group; Top Album (Jazz); Top Single; Top Singer; Top Guitarist; Top Drummer; Top Bass Player


  • Juno Awards (Canada): Best Group; Best International Single ("Another One Bites the Dust"); Best International Album (The Game)
  • Record World USA: Top Male Group; Top Producer; Top Disco Crossover - (All awarded for "Another One Bites the Dust")
  • Dick Clarke Awards USA: Best Band
  • Circus Magazine USA: 2nd Best Group; 1st Live Show; No. 1 Album (The Game); No. 1 Single ("Another One Bites the Dust"); No.3 Single ("Crazy Little Thing Called Love"); Mercury: 2nd Male Vocalist; 3rd Best Songwriter; 3rd Best Keyboard Player; 3rd Best Guitarist; 3rd Best Bassist; 3rd Best Drummer


  • American Music Awards: Favorite Pop/Rock Single ("Another One Bites the Dust")
  • Music Life (Japan): Best Group; Best Vocalist; Best Bass Player; 2nd Best Guitarist; 2nd Drummer
  • NARM Award USA: Biggest Selling Single of 1980 ("Another One Bites the Dust")


  • American Music Award: Favorite Pop/Rock Single ("Another One Bites The Dust")
  • Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Silver Clef Award: Outstanding Contribution to British Music
  • UK Video Awards: Highly Commended in Best Compilation Category for The Works EP. Best Video award for "Radio Ga Ga"


  • Daily Mirror Reader's Poll: Top British Group; Top Male Vocalist; 5th Best Album (A Kind of Magic)
  • Daily Express: Best Album Cover Award (A Kind of Magic)
  • British Video Awards: Top Music Vdeio Award (Live In Rio)


  • Sun: Best Male Vocalist for Mercury
  • Capital Radio London: Best Group
  • Ivor Novello Award: for Outstanding Contribution to British Music
  • British Video Awards: Best Video, Music category for "Live In Budapest"


  • Golden Rose Festival, Montreux: Best Long Form Video worldwide (The Magic Years)
  • Festerio, Rio De Janiero: Best video documentary (The Magic Years)


  • Independent Television Awards: Best Band of the Eighties
  • US Film & Video Festival: Silver Screen Award (The Magic Years)
  • Diamond Awards, Antwerp: Best Special Effects Award ("The Invisible Man")


  • Brit Awards: Outstanding Contribution to Music


  • American Film & Video Festival, Chicago: Innuendo won 1st Prize, I'm Going Slightly Mad won 3rd Prize for Creative Excellence in the Art Culture and Performing Arts category
  • Monitor Awards (International Teleproduction Society), New York City: Best Achievement in Music Video ("Innuendo")


  • Brit Award: Best British Single ("These Are the Days of Our Lives"); Freddie Mercury received a posthumous Outstanding Contribution To Music Award
  • ECHO Music Award (German Grammy): Gruppe des Jahres international
  • MTV Video Music Award: Best Video from a Film ("Bohemian Rhapsody")
  • Ivor Novello Award: Best Single ("These Are the Days of Our Lives"); Brian May received a Best TV Commercial Music Award ("Driven By You")
  • Golden Giraffe Award: Greatest Hits II (Award given by the Association of Hungarian Record Producers)
  • MTV Awards: Best Video From A Movie (Wayne's World)
  • US Film & Video Festival, Chicago: Gold Camera Awards (The Freddie Mercury Tribute), (Greatest Flix II), ("The Show Must Go On") ("These Are the Days of Our Lives")


  • Hungarian Music Award: "Greatest Hits II"
  • Ivor Novello Award: Freddie Mercury ("Living on My Own")
  • American Society Of Composers, Authors & Publishers: Freddie Mercury posthumously awarded for "Bohemian Rhapsody" as the Most Played Record in the U.S. of 1993
  • Monitor Awards, Hollywood: "Red Couch" Awards (Greatest Flix II and "I'm Going Slightly Mad")


  • Ivor Novello Award: Best Song Lyrically & Musically ("Too Much Love Will Kill You")


  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (USA): Inducted March 19, 2001
  • Golden Rose Film Festival, Montreux: Prix de la Presse (The Freddie Mercury Untold Story)


  • DTS Surround Music Award: LISTENER'S CHOICE AWARD ("A Night at the Opera")
  • DTS Surround Music Award: MOST ADVENTUROUS MIX ("A Night at the Opera")
  • New York Film Festival: Gold World Medal for the Best Television and Entertainment Program (Variety Special Section); Gold World Medal for the Best Home Video (Music Video Section) for The Freddie Mercury Untold Story
  • Capital FM Awards: Outstanding Contribution to Music
  • Guinness World Records: UK’s best single of the past 50 years ("Bohemian Rhapsody")
  • Annual DVD Awards: Best DVD-Audio/Non Video (A Night at the Opera)
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame Star (USA): Ceremony October 18, 2002


  • Songwriters Hall of Fame (USA): Inducted June 12, 2003
  • Annual DVD Awards: Best DVD-Audio (The Game)
  • DVD Awards At The Universal Sheraton: DVD-Audio Of The Year (The Game)
  • Capital Legends Awards: Legendary Group
  • European Music DVD-Award: Best Live DVD (Live At Wembley Stadium)
  • DTS Surround Music Award: "Best Mix: Non-Orchestral" (The Game)


  • VH1 Rock Honors (USA): Honorees on the 1st annual VH1 Rock Honors special which aired May 31, 2006