With 2,250 recorded songs, the Mills Brothers have recorded more than any other artist.
They also achieved another unprecedented accomplishment by recording and broadcasting in every decade from the 1920s to the 1990s.
Throughout their career, the Mills Brothers circled the globe more than 17 times.
In 1998, the Mills Brothers were honored with a Grammy for Life-Time Achievement, but by this time, only one of the original four brothers was still living. He, along with his son, accepted the award.
They were also inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1998. The Vocal Group Hall of Fame states the Mills Brother’s wide influence in the following way:
The Mills Brothers were not only the first black vocal group to have wide appeal among whites, they were the most successful American group of all time, with 71 chart singles spanning four decades. . . . The Mills Brothers’ influence was pervasive: they made black music acceptable to a wide audience and encouraged other black vocalists to carry on what they had started. And lest we forget, they did it with dignity and grace in difficult racial times, carried forward by their warmth of character and mellow sound.