1968
First Record Contract
1975
Female Artist of the Year
"Never Can Say Goodbye" Album certified Platinum
"Never Can Say Goodbye"
"Casanova Brown"
"Walk on By"
1976
"I Will Survive" on US Dance Charts
1977
Proclaimed "Queen of Disco" 
by Queens Borough President
1978
1979
"I Will Survive"
single goes Gold in UK
"I Will Survive"
goes Platinum in Canada
"Love Tracks"
certified Gold in Canada
"Never Can Say Goodbye"
certified Gold in Canada
"Never Can Say Goodbye"
goes Platinum in UK
"I Will Survive"
International Grand Prix
Nightfall Magazine
4th Annual Disco Awards
1980
"Never Can Say Goodbye"
Top Disco Remake
Grammy Award - I Will Survive Best Disco Song of 1979
Grammy Award - I Will Survive Best Rhythm & Blues Female Vocal
Grammy Award - I Will Survive
Record of the Year
1981
1982
1983
1992
1993
"I Will Survive - Remix"
1995
1997
1998
United Cerebral Palsy AwardHudson County, NJ Citation
"Outstanding Achievement"United Celebral Palsy Award
1999
Nominated "Godmother" of French World Soccer Champions
"Ambassador at Large" San Antonio Award
Stamp - "Queen of Disco" USPS honors Gloria with Stamp
2001
"Just Keep Thinking About You"
2002
"I Never Knew"
"Legend Award" by Prince Albert at World Music Awards
"Original Disco Diva" Figure Skating Harlem
Lifetime Achievement Award (WKTU 103.5)
2005
"Golden Ring of Fame" Newark Public Schools Award
Dance Music Halls of Fame Inducted into
"Role Model for Youth" Newark Public Schools Award
"Gloria Gaynor Day" by Bronx Borough President
2007
2008
Honorary Chairperson of Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Honorary Spokesperson for NYC - Get out to fight Diabetes Walk.
2011
Lifetime Achievement in MusicGolden Camera Award
2012
Inducted into the AmbassadorDavid M. Walters International Pediatric Hall of Fame
I WILL SURVIVE WAS RECORDED IN 1978, AS GLORIA GAYNOR’S TALE OF PERSONAL STRENGTH AND WAS SOON TO BECOME THE GREATEST DISCO ANTHEM OF ALL TIME
(Gloria was in a back brace when this song was recorded!) In 1979, “I Will Survive” climbed to the top of Billboard’s Pop Charts and claimed the #1 position on two different occasions. Little did Gloria know, the song would grow into the banner for social survival which is still relevant after three decades of international airplay. The song itself has survived and has been re-recorded over 200 times by accomplished artists such as Gladys Knight, Chantay Moore, Diana Ross and Cake.
SHE WAS ONLY 19 WHEN SHE SIGNED HER FIRST RECORD CONTRACT WITH COLUMBIA RECORDS

In 1975, Gloria made history when Billboard gave birth to the ‘Disco Action Charts.’ Gaynor’s version of ..“Never Can Say Good-Bye” became the first dance song to reach #1 status in dance music, in 1980, “I Will Survive” won the Grammy for Best Disco Song and, in 1984, Gloria recorded “I Am What I Am”, which reached the Top 10 on Billboard’s Dance Disco Hits.
NOW, MORE THAN 30 YEARS LATER, GLORIA CONTINUES TO SET THE STANDARD

Gloria’s popularity continues to flourish into the new millennium.
In March of 2001,“Just Keep Thinkin’About You” topped the Billboard Dance/Club Charts at #1, while Gloria’s international hit “Last Night” with Giorgio Moroder debuted at #1 throughout Europe. Gaynor was also the first artist to record an album especially for clubs, and the first to do a mega extended dance medley party mix, releasing 12” dance singles that are now high-end collector’s items.In 2002, Logic Records/BMG released the highly anticipated U.S. LP entitled ..“I Wish You Love”. That was her first worldwide release in 15 years. It gave birth to 4 #1 dance singles on Billboard’s Dance Charts and ..“I Never Knew” (radio version) made the top ten on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary Charts. She also recorded a new version of “I Will Survive” in Spanglish, recorded live in Brazil.
GLORIA RECEIVES THE “LEGEND” AWARD AT THE WORLD MUSIC AWARDS IN MONTE CARLO

During the same year, she was honored at the World Music Awards in Monte Carlo with the coveted LEGEND award presented by long time fan Prince Albert and was the featured artist in the Tom Ford Tribute hosted by Tom and Rita Hanks. Gaynor made a splash on Broadway in the longest running musical revue, “Smokey Joe’s Café”, and on national TV, as a guest star on such popular programs as “That ‘70’s Show”, “Ally McBeal”, “The Wayans Brothers’ Show”, “Don’t Forget The Lyrics”, and more, introducing her to a whole new generation of fans.
LIVE CONCERTS ARE AN INTEGRAL PART OF GLORIA GAYNOR

Gloria has touched audiences in more than 80 countries with her electrifying performances. On September 19, 2005 Gloria, along with her hit song “I Will Survive” were inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame during a ceremony that took place in New York City. “I Will Survive”, has been featured on the soundtrack of more than a half dozen major motion picture releases, and VH-1 honored Ms. Gaynor with the number one spot during their countdown of the Top 100 Dance Records of All Time.
BEYOND MUSIC

In between Gloria’s busy touring and personal appearance schedule, she managed to pen an autobiography, appropriately entitled, “I Will Survive” (St. Martin’s Press) which offers the reader revealing incites into the artist’s exciting yet somewhat turbulent life. Additionally, Ms. Gaynor lends her support to numerous charities including the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, the Hellenic Times Foundation, The Revlon Walk For Women and the Christian Broadcasting Network. Ms. Gaynor is a member of the United Cerebral Palsy Hudson County Board of Directors, financially supports Save the Children, sponsors three children through the Christian Children’s Fund, is a Chair-holder for the New Jersey Crime Victims’ Law Center, was 2008 Honorary Chair for the New York Diabetes Association. In addition to these charities, Gloria also supports Bailey House,  New York Restoration Project, and the National Network to End Domestic Violence – USA. Click here for Gloria’s latest video honoring the children at Miami Children’s Hospital, the Bald, Brave and Beautiful Campaign.
“I WILL SURVIVE SHOULD REMIND US TO BE PROACTIVE IN THIS WORLD”

More recently, Gaynor participated in the Mandela Day Celebration at Radio City Music Hall where she performed “I Will Survive” and “Oh Happy Day” with the Soweto Gospel Choir to honor Nelson Mandela’s 91st birthday. Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys and many other artists also graced the stage. “A day, ‘intended to call on and awaken each person’s individual power to promote positive change with small actions’, says Gaynor, should remind us to be proactive in this world. In trying times, people are always looking for answers and direction of what to do and where to go next. So is it really so hard to believe that ‘I Will Survive’ has more relevance now than it did in 1979? Through this song, we can relate to a woman who has faced the same struggles and summoned the strength to rise above and survive. When you are knocked down you get back up, shrug off the hit and survive – don’t be afraid of the future!”
TV SHOW APPEARANCES, HONORS AND NEW PROJECTS

In 2009 Gaynor appeared in NBC’s “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade”, “The Last Comic Standing” and in 2010 she did a performance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and she also appeared on the hugely popular “The View” on ABC. Also in 2010 she was honored at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles where again she performed several of her hit songs and was interviewed by Billboard Magazine’s Gail Mitchell about her career, her life and the ever-changing future of the music industry.

In 2011 she embarked on a Christmas symphony tour in Italy and Croatia and she rang in the New Year 2011 with a concert celebration in Las Vegas. As 2011 unfolded Gloria traveled to Nashville to record a gospel song for her forthcoming Gospel CD entitled, “He Gave Me Life (I Will Survive).” She was also awarded the prestigious GOLDEN CAMERA Award from HORZU, Europe’s leading program magazine, for her Lifetime Achievement in Music. Gaynor also performed on the Ukraine ‘X Factor”.
2012,  the Grammy Awards inducted “I Will Survive” into the Grammy Music Hall of Fame. Gloria’s long awaited Contemporary/Christian EP is slated to be released in 2013.
MORE THAN SURVIVING: LIVING LIFE IN ABUNDANCE

While touring Gloria completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Her plans for the future include opening a healing, learning and recreation center for teenage parents in her hometown of Newark, NJ. 2013 promises many exciting opportunities ahead as Gloria movies forward, her journey continues to unfold as she proves to the world how she not only is continuing to survive, but living that life in abundance!