1966: “Microsillon d’argent” [Silver Microgroove Record] award (in a singing competition at the Festival of Châtelet, Belgium) accompanied by his second group, “Les Tigres Sauvages.”
1971: "Je n'ai jamais aimé comme je t'aime" [I have never loved the way I love you], was number 1 on the charts for 13 weeks.
1972: Frédéric François is the revelation of the year with "Je voudrais dormir près de toi" [I would like to sleep near you].
1973: Revelation of the year with 5 gold records at the MIDEM in Cannes.
1984: "Mon cœur te dit je t'aime" [My heart tells you that I love you] is in the Top 50 for 15 weeks.
1996: Represents France at the "Concerto Natale in Vaticano" [Vatican Gala Concert] for the Children of the World; received by Pope John-Paul II.
1999: Platinum video for sales of the videos; "Olympia 94", "Olympia 96", "Olympia 98".
1999: Knight of Arts and Letters of the Order of Leopold II; award conferred by the Belgian minister for culture, Pierre Hazette.
2006: Diamond DVD for having sung at the Olympia throughout his entire career and for having sold more than 250,000 copies of his live albums.
2008: Honorary citizen of the City of Wanze
2009: Commendatore dell’Ordine al Merito della Republica Italiana [Commander of the Order of merit of the Italian Republic]; award conferred by the Italian consul in Liège, with the approval of the President of the Italian Council, Silvio Berlusconi, in the presence of 10,000 people at Blégny-Mine, the only mine museum in Belgium. This is the first Italian artist from an immigrant family to receive this award.
2011: Ambassador of the Province of Liège
2012: Given the keys of the city of Lercara Friddi (equivalent to honorary citizen).
2013: “Crystal heart” awarded by the Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo in recognition of his work where the key word has always been love.