Grand prix du disque award
Best jazz vocal album, 1958
(''Ray Charles," Atlantic album 8006)
Downbeat magazine international critics poll, new star, male singer, 1958
Downbeat magazine readers poll r&b personality of the year, 1958, 1959
National academy of recording arts & sciences Grammy award for best vocal performance single, 1960 ("Georgia on my mind")
National academy of recording arts and sciences grammy award for best r&b single, 1960 ("Let the good times roll")
1961 ("Hit the road Jack'')
1962 ("I can't stop loving you'')
1966 ("Crying time")
National academy of recording arts & sciences grammy award for best male vocal album, 1960 ("The genius of Ray Charles") (Atlantic album 1312)
Downbeat magazine international critics poll for best male singer, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1968. 1969. 1973
Downbeat magazine readers poll for best male vocalist, 1963, 1964, 1968, 1969
Commerorative coin for Ray Charles was issued in Paris, France, c1965
A resolution honoring Ray Charles was introduced in the US house of representatives, 1966
Hollywood radio/TV society international broadcasting award, 1966
Named national chairman of sickle cell disease research foundation, 1967
Awarded honary degree in music from Florida A & M University, Tallassee, Florida, 1967
A Ray Charles day was proclaimed by LA, CA, Council for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment over the past two decades," June 8, 1967
Inducted into the Playboy magazine jazz & pop hall of fame, 1968
Golden plate award of national academy of archievement for his outstanding contributions, 1975
Man of distinction award for national association for sickle cell disease, 1975
Man of the year award, B'nai, b'rith lodge, Beverly hills, CA, 1976
Won National Academy of recording arts & sciences Grammy award for best male vocal performance single, 1976 (''LIiving for the city')
American music conference national award, 1976
Won Kennedy award
Inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame
In 1981 a gold disc was presented by him by Mies Bouwman in Holland.
However when Ray checked out the braille message he found out they didn't put it!
March 1994: Lifetime achievement award part of "Black achievement award"
At MTV's A town hall meeting with president Clinton, the president named The grammy won song "A song for you"
from Ray's My world album as his favourite song
12 May 1994, Hellen Keller Personal archievent award for american foundation of the blind.
12th grammy award for "A song for you"
Hottorlo alger award-June 1995.
Oktober 1995-Governar's performing arts award
May 1996, Honary degree in performing arts from occidental college
Actor Jamie Foxx won a oscar for his role as Ray in the movie "Ray" and dedicated his oscar to him.
Also he performed a bit of "What I'd say" with the audience performing with him..
Ray's album "Genius loves company" won Posthumous sevaral awards in various category's