In reverse chronological order, a list of many of the other music and performance awards Eric Clapton has received:
2015 – Inducted into The Blues Foundation’s Blues Hall of Fame (Memphis, TN).
Recognized by the Royal Albert Hall for his 150th solo performance at the venue on 19 May 2009.
“Million Air” Certificate from BMI (Broadcast Music Inc.) – recognizing seven million performances of Eric Clapton’s “Layla” on U.S. Radio and Television. It was presented on 7 October 2008 at the annual BMI London Awards.
Stevie Ray Vaughan Award from the Music Assistance Program (November 1999). The award recognizes the efforts of musicians who give something back to the community. In Clapton’s case, it was for his tireless efforts to establish Crossroads Centre Antigua.
Honored on 2 November 1999 by BMI (Broadcast Music Inc.), the U.S. performing rights organization which recognizes songs that have received the most radio and television airplay in the U.S. Clapton’s song, “My Father’s Eyes” won the Robert Musel Award for the Most Performed Song Of The Year. “Layla” earned an award for an astounding Four Million Plays – which is equal to 23 years of continuous airplay! “Wonderful Tonight” received a Two Million Air Award and a Pop Award. His soundtrack work for “Lethal Weapon 4” was also recognized.
GQ Man Of The Year Award for Music: Solo Artist on 21 October 1999
1999 American Music Award for Favorite Male Artist
W.C. Handy Award For Blues at 16th Annual Ceremony on 4 May 1995
Best Video Award for “Tears In Heaven” at the MTV Awards on 9 September 1992
Presented with a key to a box at the Royal Albert Hall (March 1991)
Top Album Rock Artist – 1990 Billboard Music Awards
Living Legend Award at the Elvis Awards (a.k.a. International Rock Awards)in May 1990
Best Guitarist Award at the 1st Elvis Awards (a.k.a. International Rock Awards) in May 1989
Prince Charles presented Clapton with a silver model of a Fender Stratocaster on 6 June 1988 to commemorate his 25th year in the music industry
Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the British Phonographic Institute at the Royal Albert Hall on 9 February 1987
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award for the “Edge Of Darkness” soundtrack
Silver Clef Award for Outstanding Achievement In The World Of British Music – presented on 24 June 1983 by Princess Michael of Kent