Some of Johnny Mathis’ accomplishments include a Recording Academy’s National Trustees Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003, induction to the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998, 2002 and 2008 and Great American Songbook Hall of Fame honors in 2004. In 2006, he also received the Society of Singers Lifetime Achievement Award.
Johnny Mathis was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Recording Academy’s National Trustees for his creative contributions of great artistic significance in the recording world. For the Grammy Hall of fame, he was inducted for three different recordings of songs: "Chances Are," "Misty" and "It’s Not for Me to Say." Mathis also had the privilege to perform at the Oscars in 1978, where he sang his hit song, "The Last Time I Felt Like This," which was also featured in the film "Same Time, Next Year."
Born John Royce, Johnny Mathis is an American singer popular for jazz, traditional pop, Spanish music, Brazilian music, soul music, soft rock and blues. He is best known as an album artist, having achieved platinum status, with 73 of his hit songs making it to the Billboard charts. He has sold over 350 million records globally, making him the third biggest-selling singer of the 20th century.