From the Chicago saloons to the studios of Hollywood (and countless theaters, dives, and concert halls in between), Nat "King" Cole burnished a legacy of more than 150 Billboard-charting singles while selling more than 50 million records. He, in fact, topped the very first Billboard "Best Selling Popular Record Albums" chart. He shared that music while inspiring America as the first-ever black entertainer to host a variety series.
Cole's personal and professional achievements were unparalleled. Many of those triumphs remain unsurpassed. Forever altering the course of music, entertainment, and the world, tonight we celebrate an icon whose star will never fade.
Celebrating…a century of piano virtuosity and uniquely lush vocal timbre.
Celebrating…a century of trailblazing success as a pioneer of pop music.
Celebrating…Nat "King" Cole.