Neil Leslie Diamond is a successful pop music singer-songwriter who scored a number of hits worldwide in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. In terms of Billboard chart success, he is the third most successful Adult Contemporary artist ever, ranking only behind Barbra Streisand and Elton John. Diamond continues to tour successfully, and maintains a very loyal following. Diamond was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984, in 2000
he received the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award, and is soon to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.