American singing legend and actor Bing Crosby was the best-selling recording artist of the 20th century. He mesmerised the audience with his trademark warm bass-baritone voice. His thriving music career included notable albums like ‘Merry Christmas’ (1945) and ‘Bing Sings’ (1977); and radio shows like ‘Kraft Music Hal’ (1935–1946). Till present, Crosby’s music has recorded a worldwide sale of over a billion records, tapes, CDs, and digital downloads.
He was also a successful actor and won the Academy Award for Best Actor for playing Father Chuck O'Malley in the film ‘Going My Way’ (1944) and received Oscar nomination for other notable films namely ‘The Bells of St. Mary's’ (1945) and ‘The Country Girl’ (1954).
He created a laid-back, intimate style of singing that was followed by many popular male singers. He was credited for boosting morale of American soldiers during the Second World War through the Armed Forces Radio Service shows. He played instrumental role in developing post-war recording industry; aided in financing development of videotape; and also bought television stations. He received first Grammy Global Achievement Award in 1963; and has three stars on Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Discography of Bing Crosby includes top-selling albums like ‘White Christmas’ (1995), a re-issue of ‘Merry Christmas’ (1945); while his filmography includes top-grossing films like ‘Going My Way’ and ‘The Bells of St. Mary's’.