Achievements

  • 13 Grammy awards

  • A-Tisket, A-Tasket entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame

  • Kennedy Center for Performing Arts' Medal of Honor Award

  • The Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Pied Piper Award

  • American Society of Composers

  • Women at Work organization's Bicentennial Woman

  • Authors and Publishers' highest honor

  • George And Ira Gershwin Award for Outstanding Achievement

  • National Medal of Art

  • Honorary chairmanship of the Martin Luther King Foundation

  • Received first ASCAP award in recognition of an artist

  • Honorary doctorate degrees from Dartmouth, Talladega, Howard and Yale Universities

  • Peabody Award for Outstanding Contributions in Music

  • The first Society of Singers Lifetime Achievement Award, named "Ella" in her honor

  • NAACP Award for lifetime achievement