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Randy Newman Timeline

1943

Randy Newman is born in Los Angeles, California.

1968

Randy Newman releases his first album, "Randy Newman."

1970

Harry Nilsson releases "Nilsson Sings Newman."

1977

"Short People" reaches Number Two on the U.S. charts.

1983

Randy Newman releases "Trouble in Paradise." The album includes the single "I Love L.A."

1985

Randy Newman wins a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition for "The Natural."

1991

Randy Newman wins an Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music and Lyrics for the song "He's Guilty" from "Cop Rock."

1996

ASCAP honors Randy Newman with the Henry Mancini Award.

1997

Randy Newman received the George and Ira Gershwin Award from UCLA.

2000

Randy Newman wins a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture, Television, or Other Visual Media for "A Boy's Life."

2001

Randy Newman wins a Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television, or Other Visual Media for "When She Loved Me" from "Toy Story 2."

2002

Randy Newman wins an Academy Award for Original Song for "If I Didn't Have You" from "Monsters, Inc."

2003

Randy Newman receives a Governor's Award from the Recording Academy.

2010

Randy Newman receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2011

Randy Newman receives an Academy Award for Best Original Song for "We Belong Together" from "Toy Story 3."

2011

Randy Newman receives a Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack Album for "Toy Story 3."