Beginning his musical career in the swing era with Harry James and Tommy
Dorsey, Frank Sinatra became an unprecedentedly successful solo artist
in the early to mid-1940s, after being signed to Columbia Records in 1943.

Being the idol of the "bobby soxers", he released his first album, The Voice
of Frank Sinatra in 1946. His professional career had stalled by the 1950s,
but it was reborn in 1953 after he won the Academy Award for Best
Supporting Actor for his performance in From Here to Eternity.