|1940||Born Florencia Bisenta de Casillas Martinez Cardona in El Paso, Texas.|
|1944||First stage performance singing Adeste Fidelis in Latin at a Christmas Program.|
|1961||Signed with Liberty Records.
First major recording success in Australia with He’s A Rebel.
|1963||Nominated for Grammy Award for Best New Artist.|
|1964||Outstanding Entertainer Award, American G.I. Forum.|
|1966||Toured Vietnam with friend Danny Kaye.|
|1967||Album It Must Be Him nominated for three Grammy Awards in the categories of “Best Contemporary Female Solo Vocal Performance,” “Best Vocal Performance Female” and “Album of the Year”.
Royal Command Performance for Queen Elizabeth II.
Critically acclaimed performance in South Pacific, Starlight Theater, Kansas City.
|1968||Outstanding Entertainer of the Year, Los Angeles.
Performance at London Palladium set precedent for sellout concerts in Germany, Spain, France, England, Australia, Holland and Japan.
Tapes six Vikki Carr Specials for London Weekend TV.
|1969||Hit With Pen In Hand nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of “Best Contemporary Vocal Performance Female.”
Performed in The Unsinkable Molly Brown, John Kenley Players, Ohio.
|1970||Signed with Columbia Records.
Named “Woman of the Year” by the L.A. Times.
American Dairy Association offered $10,000 to Carr’s favorite charity in return for her commercial endorsement. In return, Carr used the money to establish the Vikki Carr Scholarship Foundation.
|1971||Vikki Carr Scholarship Foundation established in California for Mexican-Americans pursuing a higher education.
Performs benefit concert to support Holy Cross High School in San Antonio, Texas.
Concert appearances provide support for 22 years.
|1972||Released first Spanish-language album, Vikki Carr En Espanol.
Named “Singing Star of the Year” by the American Guild of Variety Artists.
First foreign artist to be names “Entertainer of the Year” in Mexico.
Vikki Carr Canta En Espanol “Record of the Year” by Stereo Review.
|1974||Honorary Chairperson for two consecutive years, for The American Lung Association Christmas Seals Campaign.
Received Doctorate in Fine Arts from St. Edwards University.
Received Doctorate in Law from San Diego University.
|1975||Received “Key to the City” in San Diego, California.|
|1976||Triumphant return to London Palladium.|
|1979||Received Toast Master International Humanitarian Award.|
|1980||Signed with CBS Mexico (now Sony) and concentrated her efforts on Spanish Language recordings, which garnered Gold and Platinum records for such Hits as Total, Disculpame, and Mala Suerte.|
|1981||Presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
Received the Nosotros Golden Eagle Award as Humanitarian Woman of the Year.
|1982||Received A.C.E. Award for “Best Female Singer – Disculpame.”
National Hispanic Scholarship Fund’s “Hispanic of the Year” Award.
|1983||Broke house records at the Westport Playhouse in St. Louis for I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It On the Road.|
|1985||Wins first Grammy Award for Best Mexican-American Performance for her first mariachi recording, Simplemente Mujer.|
|1986||Named “Hispanic Woman of the Year” by the Los Angeles Hispanic Women’s Council.|
|1987||Popular hit It Must Be Him featured prominently in the Academy Award winning movie Moonstruck.
Received Nosotros Golden Eagle Award for “Outstanding Performer”.
|1988||Released Sony Album, Esos Hombres, went Gold and Platinum in Mexico, Chile, Puerto Rico and the United States.
Received second A.C.E. Award.
Received “Visiting Singer of the Year” from Aplausos ’89, Aruba.
Recognized by the California Legislature for Exemplary Leadership.
|1989||Featured singer at Nixon Library dedication where she sang for Presidents George Bush, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and Richard Nixon.
Received the “Founder of Hope Award” from the City of Hope, Los Angeles.
Received Career Achievement Award from the Association of Hispanic Critics.
Received the YWCA Silver Achievement Award.
Performed at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
Broke record for Sunday performance of Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at the Houston Astrodome.
Received “Key to the City” in El Paso, Texas.
Received “Stand and Deliver” Award from ballet Folklorico
|1990||Received Key Girl Scouts of America Award.|
|1992||Won Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album for Cosas del Amor.
Received Premio Ronda for “Best Female Album”, Venezuela.
Cosas Del Amor awarded “Song of the Year” by Desi Entertainment.
|1993||Nominated for a Grammy Award for “Best Latin Pop Album” for Brindo A La Vida, Al Bolero, A Ti.|
|1994||Performed in Concert of the Americas for the Presidential Summit hosted by Bill Clinton.
“Woman of the Year” by KWX Newsradio.
|1995||Won Grammy Award for “Best Mexican-American Performance, Vocal or Instrumental” for Recuerdo a Javier Solis.|
|1996||Received the Hispanic Heritage Award, Washington, D.C.
Pure Vida Award for Premero Nacional al Merito.
|1998||Received Imagen Foundation’s first “Humanitarian Award” for outstanding contributions to the Hispanic Community.
Recipient of the “Latina 2000 Award” by Moderna Magazine.
Recipient of the Salute to Education Award (Arts) by Ford Motor Company.
Performed in Judy Garland Tribute at Carnegie Hall, New York, NY.
Released first Bilingual TV Special, “Vikki Carr Memories, Memorias” produced by PBS for National Broadcast, becoming one of the most successful fundraisers for PBS’s 1999 pledge campaign.
|1999||“Dama de Distincion” awarded by MANA National Latina Organization.|
|2000||Inductee into the Hispanic Legends Hall of Fame.|
|2001||Recipient of the “Hispanic Heritage Award” from La Prensa.
Released “The Vikki Carr Christmas Album”.
|2002||Received the “Trefoil Award” from the San Antonio Girl Scouts of America.|
|2003||Recipient of the “Latino Spirit” Award.
Recipient of the “Tito Guizar” Award.
|2006||Received “Key to the City” in San Bernadino, California.
Received the “Ruben Fuentes Gasson” Award from La Camara Nacional de Comercio de Guadalajara.
|2007||EMI-Gold released “Vikki Carr – Ultimate Collection” 3-Disc set.|
|2008||Hosted PBS Special “Fiesta Mexicana” for use in 2008 pledge drive.
Received Lifetime Achievement Award from the Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (Latin Grammys).
|2009||Paul Harris Fellow Recipient presented by the Laredo Rotary Club.
Commissioned a Kentucky Colonel by the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
|2010||Recieved the Vietnam Veterans Associations’ Presidents Award for Excellence in the Arts for entertaining American Troops in Vietnam.
Received Lifetime Acheivement Award from Hispanic100 Group.
|2011||Medallion of Excellence Award Recipient from Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute.|
|2012||Returns to Sony label signing with Sony Latin and releases “Viva La Vida“.|