The song was a number-one hit worldwide, and eventually became one of the most successful songs of his solo career. The song gained awards following its release but has also received criticism. It won Collins and Padgham the Grammy Award for Record of the Year at the 1991 awards ceremony, while it was also nominated for Song of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male and Best Music Video, Short Form. "Another Day in Paradise" also won an award for Best British Single at the 1990 BRIT Awards. In the United States, it was the final number-one single of the 1980s on the Billboard Hot 100, and the first (and Collins' only) of the 1990s.