How many Grammys did Simon & Garfunkel's song "Bridge over Troubled Water" win?
"Bridge over Troubled Water" is a song composed by American singer-songwriter Paul Simon and recorded by Simon & Garfunkel. Produced by the duo and Roy Halee, the song was released as the follow-up single to "The Boxer" in January 1970. The song is featured on their fifth studio album, "Bridge over Troubled Water" (1970). Art Garfunkel performs lead vocals over a piano accompaniment exhibiting a strong influence of gospel music.
The song became Simon & Garfunkel's biggest hit single, and it is often considered their signature song. It was a number one hit on the 'Billboard' Hot 100 for six weeks, and it also topped the charts in the United Kingdom, Canada, France, and New Zealand. The song won five awards at the 13th Annual Grammy Awards in 1971. The single won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Contemporary Song, and Best Arrangement, Instrumental and Vocals, with its album also winning Album of the Year.
The Grammy Award (stylized as GRAMMY, originally called Gramophone Award), or just Grammy, is an award presented by the Recording Academy to recognize achievement in the music industry. The trophy depicts a gilded gramophone.