Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond

Rock Singer

Neil Leslie Diamond is an American singer-songwriter. He has sold more than 130 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling musicians of all time.

Full Name
Neil Leslie Diamond
Jan 24, 1941
6' 0"
Net Worth


Neil Leslie Diamond was born on January 24, 1941, in Brooklyn, New York. His zodiac sign is Aquarius, and his ethnicity is Ashkenazi Jewish. He was the son of Akeeba Kieve Diamond, an immigrant from Russia, and Rose Diamond. Neil had two siblings: a sister named Eileen and a brother named Jack. Neil's parents were very religious and he attended the yeshiva of Flatbush for elementary school.

     When Neil was 16 years old, he started to write songs and perform them at local venues. In 1960, he moved to Los Angeles with an ambition to become a professional singer-songwriter. In 1961, he signed a contract with Columbia Records as a staff writer and released his first single later that year titled "At Night". It failed to chart but this didn't stop him from pursuing his dream. He continued to write songs for other artists until 1966 when he released his debut album "The Feel Of Neil Diamond", which achieved moderate success. In 1967, his song "Solitary Man" became a hit single; it peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #2 on the Easy Listening chart. From then on, Neil started releasing more successful albums such as "Hot August Night" (1972), "Beautiful Noise" (1976), "Headed For The Future" (1986) and many others throughout the years.

    In 1991, Neil received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to American culture through music. In 2011, he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; in 2018 he received Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime achievement in culture. To this day, Neil is still an active musician; he has released 17 studio albums from 1968 to 2017 and continues to tour around the world performing live concerts for fans everywhere.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1941</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Neil Diamond is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On January 24, 1941, Neil Diamond was born in Brooklyn, New York.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1966</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Signs with Bang Records</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Neil Diamond signs with Bang Records and releases his first single, "Solitary Man".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1971</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases “I Am… I Said”</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases the song “I Am… I Said” which goes on to become one of his most well-known songs.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1976</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Neil Diamond is inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1985</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Earns a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Neil Diamond earns a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to the music industry.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1995</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Neil Diamond is awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the music industry.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Kennedy Center Honor</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Neil Diamond is awarded the Kennedy Center Honors, one of America's highest honors for achievement in the performing arts.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Legendary Musician</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Neil Diamond has been entertaining fans for over 50 years, and his music has become a staple in pop culture. His timeless classics such as "Sweet Caroline" and "America" have been covered by countless singers and groups throughout the years.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's a Charitable Figure</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Neil Diamond is known for his charitable work. He has donated millions of dollars to various charities such as the American Cancer Society, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's an Iconic Figure</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Neil Diamond is an iconic figure in the music industry. His songs have been featured in countless movies, television shows, and commercials. He's also gained recognition from being inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame and receiving Kennedy Center Honors.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Started his Career at 16</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Neil Diamond started his musical career as a teenager, performing in local clubs in Brooklyn when he was just 16 years old.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Wrote Songs for Other Artists</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Before becoming a successful solo artist, Neil Diamond wrote songs for other artists, including the Monkees and Elvis Presley.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Neil Diamond was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2011, honoring his immense contribution to the music industry.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 1984, Neil Diamond was awarded with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, recognizing him as one of the most iconic musicians of the 20th century.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> One of the Most Successful Songwriters of All Time</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Neil Diamond is one of the most successful songwriters of all time, selling over 125 million albums worldwide and writing some of the most iconic songs in pop culture.</p></div>


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