Shirley Bassey

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Dame Shirley Veronica Bassey DBE (lahir di Cardiff, Wales, 8 Januari 1937; umur 77 tahun) adalah seorang penyanyi asal Britania Raya yang telah terkenal sejak era 1950-an, dan kemudian menjadi fenomena dunia musik pop di era 1960-an dan 1970-an. Ia merupakan penyanyi lagu tema James Bond resmi sebanyak tiga kali, yaitu dalam Goldfinger (1964), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), dan Moonraker (1979). Sampai saat ini ia telah berhasil menjual album sebanyak 135 juta kopi, dengan 35 hits dalam tangga lagu Inggris. Ia sampai saat ini juga terkenal sebagai salah satu penyanyi legendary Inggris, dan juga merupakan salah satu wanita Inggris Raya paling dikenal sampai saat ini.

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Shirley Bassey 1970
  • 1972 – Best Female Singer – TV Times, UK
  • 1973 – Best Female Singer – TV Times, UK
  • 1974 – Best Female Entertainer – American Guild of Variety Artists
  • 1976 – Best Female Singer – Music Week, UK
  • 1976 – 22-day British tour to mark twenty years as a recording artist
  • 1976 – EMI Award for twenty years as a recording artist – UK
  • 1977 – Best British Female Singer in the Last 50 years of Recorded Sound – (BRIT Awards winner)
  • 1977 – BBC TV show nomination for the Golden Rose of Montreux
  • 1985 – Star of Sopot Festival (International Song Festival), Poland
  • 1991 – Walk of Fame, Star Boulevard – plaque unveiled in Rotterdam
  • 1993 – CBE – Commander of the British Empire
  • 1995 – Showbusiness Personality of the Year – Variety Club of Great Britain
  • 1996 – Europe's Lifetime Achievement Award – Ceremony held in Germany
  • 1997 – Grammy nomination – The Birthday Concert (recorded live at Althorp Park)
  • 1998 – Longest run by a solo artist (ten shows) – Royal Festival Hall, London
  • 1999 – Légion d'Honneur – France
  • 1999 – DBE – Dame of the British Empire
  • 1999 – Madam Tussaud's waxwork unveiled in London (second model in Las Vegas)
  • 1999 – 100 most famous people of the 20th century – Hello magazine
  • 2000 – Most Successful British Female Singer – Guinness Book of Records
  • 2003 – Outstanding Contribution to Music – National Music Awards, UK
  • 2003 – Woman of the Year – Western Mail Welsh Woman of the Year Awards
  • 2004 – Greatest Black Briton, Bassey voted into the top ten – BBC
  • 2004 – Artist for Peace Award – UNESCO
  • 2005 – Avenue of Stars – plaque unveiled in London
  • 2008 – "Goldfinger" – United Artists single (1964) inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame

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