Grammy Award records

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Throughout the history of the Grammy Awards, many significant records have been set. This page only includes the competitive awards which have been won by various artists. This does not include the various special awards that are presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences such as Lifetime Achievement Awards, Trustees Awards, Technical Awards or Legend Awards. The page however does include other non-performance related Grammys (known as the Craft & Production Fields) that may have been presented to the artist(s).

All the records are as of the 2017 Grammy Awards.

Awards

Most Grammys won

The record for the most Grammy Awards won in a lifetime is held by Sir Georg Solti, a Hungarian-British conductor who conducted the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for twenty-two years. He has won a total of 31 competitive Grammy Awards out of 74 nominations and was awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996.[1][2]

Rank Artist Awards
1 Georg Solti 31
2 Quincy Jones 27
Alison Krauss
4 Pierre Boulez 26
5 Vladimir Horowitz 25
Stevie Wonder
7 John Williams 23
8 U2 22
Chick Corea
Beyoncé
11 Jay-Z 21
Kanye West
Vince Gill
Paul McCartney
15 Henry Mancini 20
Pat Metheny
Bruce Springsteen

Most Grammys won by a male artist

Georg Solti had won a total of 31 Grammy Awards.

Rank Artist Awards
1 Georg Solti 31
2 Quincy Jones 27
3 Pierre Boulez 26
4 Vladimir Horowitz 25
Stevie Wonder
6 John Williams 23
7 Chick Corea 22
8 Kanye West 21
Paul McCartney
Vince Gill
Jay Z
12 Henry Mancini 20
Pat Metheny
Bruce Springsteen
Al Schmitt
16 Jimmy Sturr 18
Tony Bennett
Yo-Yo Ma

Most Grammys won by a female artist

Alison Krauss has, as a solo artist, collaborator and producer, won 27 Grammy Awards.[3]

Rank Artist Awards
1 Alison Krauss[note 1] 27
2 Beyoncé[note 2] 22
3 Aretha Franklin 18
4 Adele 15
Alicia Keys
6 Ella Fitzgerald 13
Leontyne Price
Emmylou Harris
9 Shirley Caesar 11
10 Chaka Khan 10
Bonnie Raitt
Linda Ronstadt
Taylor Swift
CeCe Winans
15 Mary J. Blige 9
Natalie Cole
Sheryl Crow
Norah Jones
Hillary Scott[note 3]

Most Grammys won by a group

U2 holds the record for most Grammy Awards won by a group. They have won 22 awards.

Rank Artists Awards
1 U2 22
2 Alison Krauss and Union Station 14
3 Dixie Chicks 13
4 Foo Fighters 11
5 Pat Metheny Group 10
6 The Manhattan Transfer 9
The Beatles
Emerson String Quartet
Asleep At The Wheel
10 Blackwood Brothers 8
Metallica
Santana
Take 6
14 Coldplay 7
Kentucky Thunder
Lady Antebellum
Simon & Garfunkel
Los Tigres del Norte

Most Grammys won by a producer

Quincy Jones with 27 awards holds the record for most Grammy Awards won by a producer (and eleven of those were awarded for production duties. Jones also received Grammys as an arranger and a performing artist). Some producers have also won awards as engineers, mixers and/or mastering engineers.

Rank Producer Awards
1 Quincy Jones 27
2 Kanye West 21
3 David Foster 16
James Mallinson
4 Steven Epstein 15
David Frost
7 Phil Ramone 14
8 T Bone Burnett 13
Robert Woods
Jay David Saks
11 Arif Mardin 11

Most Grammys won by an engineer or mixer

Al Schmitt, with 20 awards, has won more Grammy Awards than any other engineer or mixer.

Youngest winners

The Peasall Sisters are the youngest Grammy winners, when they were credited artists on the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, which won Album of the Year in 2002.[4] LeAnn Rimes is the youngest individual winner. She was 14 years old when she won her first two awards in 1997. She was also the first Country artist to win the Best New Artist Grammy.

Rank Age Artist
1 7 years Leah Peasall
2 9 years Hannah Peasall
3 13 years Sarah Peasall
4 14 years, 182 days LeAnn Rimes
5 14 years, 313 days Luis Miguel
6 17 years, 81 days Lorde
7 18 years, 105 days Daya
8 18 years, 123 days Monica
9 19 years, 67 days Christina Aguilera
10 19 years, 112 days LaTavia Roberson

Youngest artists to win Album of the Year

Taylor Swift is the youngest artist to win Album of the Year. She was 20 years old when she won in 2010 for her album Fearless.

Rank Age Artist
1 20 years, 49 days Taylor Swift
2 21 years, 242 days Alanis Morissette
3 22 years, 18 days Barbra Streisand
4 23 years, 274 days Lauryn Hill
5 23 years, 283 days Adele
6 23 years, 293 days Stevie Wonder
7 23 years, 330 days Norah Jones

Oldest winners

Pinetop Perkins is the oldest person to win a Grammy. In 2011 he was awarded Best Traditional Blues Album for Joined At The Hip at 97 years of age.

Rank Age Artist
1 97 years, 221 days Pinetop Perkins
2 95 years, 31 days George Burns
3 91 years, 137 days Jimmy Carter
4 90 years, 52 days Elizabeth Cotten
5 90 years, 26 days Betty White

Note: Sources vary on the birth year of Elizabeth Cotten, with some stating it as 1893, while others say 1895. The above information credits it as 1895. With either year, Cotten is the oldest female Grammy winner.

Most honored albums

Santana's Supernatural and U2's How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb hold the record for most honored album having won nine awards. Supernatural won nine awards in 2000 and How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb won three awards in 2005 and won a further six in 2006 giving it a total of nine awards.

Rank Albums & Artists Awards
1 How to Dismantle an Atomic BombU2 9
SupernaturalSantana
3 Come Away With MeNorah Jones 8
Genius Loves CompanyRay Charles
ThrillerMichael Jackson
6 All That You Can't Leave BehindU2 7
Back on the BlockQuincy Jones
21Adele
9 Back To BlackAmy Winehouse 6
The Blueprint 3Jay Z
Bridge Over Troubled WaterSimon & Garfunkel
Raising SandRobert Plant & Alison Krauss
The Return of Roger MillerRoger Miller
Taking the Long WayDixie Chicks
To Pimp a ButterflyKendrick Lamar
Toto IVToto
Unforgettable... with LoveNatalie Cole
UnpluggedEric Clapton

Most Album of the Year wins

The record for most Album of the Year wins is three. Three recording artists, four record producers, two mastering engineers and one engineer/mixer have won the award three times.

Most Record of the Year wins

The record for most wins are three.

Most Grammys won for consecutive albums

Pat Metheny and his band the Pat Metheny Group have won 20 Grammy Awards in total, including seven consecutive awards for seven consecutive albums.[5] Metheny held the record for Grammy wins in the most different categories as of the 2005 Grammy Awards:

Most consecutive Grammys won for the same category

Aretha Franklin holds the record for winning the most consecutive Grammys in the same category. She won the Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance every year from 1968 to 1975, for an eight-year winning streak. She also won in this category in 1982, 1986, and 1988, giving her 11 wins in the category.

After Franklin, Jimmy Sturr, Bill Cosby and John Williams are tied for second place for consecutive Grammy wins in the same category:

Sturr won six years in a row between 1987 and 1992 for Best Polka Album. He also won for three runs of four consecutive years (1996–1999, 2001–2004, and 2006–2009.) He won 18 out of the 24 Best Polka Album Grammys that were awarded since that category was added in 1985. The award was discontinued in 2009.

Cosby won six years in a row between 1965 and 1970 for Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.

Williams won six years in a row between 1978 and 1983 for Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media.

Lenny Kravitz won the Best Male Rock Vocal Performance award four years in a row (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002).

Artists who have won all four General Field awards

There have been only two artists who have won all four General Field awards. In 1981, Christopher Cross won Record, Album and Song of the Year as well as Best New Artist.[6] Adele is the second artist to win all four, and the first female to do so. In 2009, she won Best New Artist and in 2012 and 2017, she won Record, Album and Song of the Year.

Single ceremony

Most Grammys won in one night

The Record for Most Grammys won in one night is eight. Michael Jackson won eight in 1984 and Santana tied Jackson's record in 2000.

Rank Artist(s) Awards
1 Michael Jackson (1984) 8
Santana (2000)
3 Roger Miller (1966) 6
Toto (1983)
Quincy Jones (1991)
Eric Clapton (1993)
Beyoncé (2010)
Adele (2012)

Most Grammys won by a male artist in one night

Michael Jackson won eight awards in 1984.

Rank Artist(s) Awards
1 Michael Jackson (1984) 8
2 Roger Miller (1966) 6
Quincy Jones (1991)
Eric Clapton (1993)

Most Grammys won by a female artist in one night

The record most Grammys won by a female artist in one night is six. Beyoncé and Adele each won six in 2010 and 2012, respectively.

Rank Artist Awards
1 Beyoncé (2010) 6
Adele (2012)
3 Lauryn Hill (1999) 5
Alicia Keys (2002)
Norah Jones (2003)
Beyoncé (2004)
Amy Winehouse (2008)
Alison Krauss (2009)
Adele (2017)
4 Taylor Swift (2010) 4

Most Grammys won by a group in one night

In 2000, Santana was awarded a total of 8 awards. They won the awards for Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals, Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, Best Pop Instrumental Performance, Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals, Best Rock Instrumental Performance and Best Rock Album.

Rank Artists Awards
1 Santana (2000) 8
2 Toto (1983) 6
3 Simon & Garfunkel (1971) 5
U2 (2006)
Dixie Chicks (2007)
Lady Antebellum (2011)
Foo Fighters (2012)

Most Grammys won by a record producer in one night

The record for most awards won by a producer in one night is five. Rick Rubin won five awards in 2007 including Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Best Country Album for the Dixie Chicks, Best Rock Album for the Red Hot Chili Peppers as well as Producer of the Year, Non Classical.

Most Grammys won by an engineer or mixer in one night

The most Grammys won by an engineer or mixer in one night is six. At the 59th Annual Grammy Awards in 2017, Tom Elmhirst won Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Engineered Album Non Classical, Best Alternative Music Album and Best Rock Album for his work on Adele's '25', David Bowie's 'Blackstar' and Cage The Elephant's 'Tell Me I'm Pretty'.

Artist who has won all four General Field Awards at a single ceremony

Christopher Cross (1981) received all four General Field awards in one night. Cross won the Record of the Year ("Sailing"), Album of the Year ("Christopher Cross"), Song of the Year ("Sailing"), and Best New Artist Grammys in a single ceremony.[7]

Artists who have won Record, Album and Song of the Year in one night

The three biggest Grammy Awards are Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year. Six artists have won all three in one night. Adele is the only artist in Grammy history to accomplish this twice.

Year Artist
1971 Paul Simon
1972 Carole King
1981 Christopher Cross
1993 Eric Clapton
2007 Dixie Chicks
2012 Adele
2017

Most Grammys won by an album in one night

The most awards awarded to an album in one night is nine. In 2000 Santana's Supernatural was awarded nine awards. It won Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Performance by a duo or Group With Vocals, Best Pop Collaboration with vocals, Best Pop Instrumental Performance, Best Rock Performance by a Duo or group with Vocals, Best Rock Instrumental Performance and Best Rock Album.

Most posthumous Grammys won in one night

Ray Charles holds the record for most posthumous awards won in one night. He was awarded five Grammy Awards in 2005 including Album of the Year.

Nominations

Most Grammy nominations

Quincy Jones holds the record for the most Grammy nominations with 79.[8][9]

Rank Artist Nominations
1 Quincy Jones 79
2 Paul McCartney[note 4] 78
3 Georg Solti 74
Stevie Wonder
5 Henry Mancini 72
6 Kanye West 68
7 Pierre Boulez 67
8 Jay Z 66
9 Leonard Bernstein 63
10 Chick Corea 64
11 Beyoncé[note 5] 62
John Williams
13 Bruce Springsteen[note 6] 51
Jay David Saks
15 Bono[note 7][note 6] 50
Thomas Z. Shepard
17 Willie Nelson 49
James Mallinson
Babyface

Most nominations in one night

Michael Jackson holds the record for most Grammy nominations in one night with 12 nominations.

Rank Artist Nominations Year
1 Michael Jackson 12 1984
2 Kendrick Lamar 11 2016
3 Lauryn Hill 10 1999
Kanye West 2005
Beyoncé 2010
Eminem 2011
7 Roger Miller 9 1966
Paul McCartney 1966
The Manhattan Transfer 1986
Jay Z 2014
Beyoncé 2017

Most nominations without winning

The record for most Grammy nominations without a win is 20, held by Morten Lindberg.

Rank Artist Nominations
1 Morten Lindberg 20
2 Snoop Dogg 17
Brian McKnight
4 Joe Satriani 15
5 Toshiko Akiyoshi 14
Martina McBride
Björk
8 Katy Perry 13
Nas
Spyro Gyra
11 Diana Ross 12
Dierks Bentley
Busta Rhymes
Lenny Gomulka
Peter Kater
16 Musiq Soulchild 11
Connie Smith
Vanessa L. Williams
Jazmine Sullivan
R. Carlos Nakai
Alan Parsons
Elly Ameling

Most nominations in one night without winning

Rank Artist Nominations
1 Paul McCartney (1966) 9
2 Kanye West (2017) 8
Rihanna (2017)
4 Stevie Wonder (1983) 7
India.Arie (2002)
Kendrick Lamar (2014)
7 Henry Mancini (1959) 6
Mariah Carey (1996)
50 Cent (2006)
Bruno Mars (2012)
11 Robert M. Jones (1961) 5
Elvis Presley (1961)
Frank Sinatra (1961)
James Taylor (1971)
Sting (1986)
Joan Osborne (1996)
Avril Lavigne (2003)
50 Cent (2004)
Alicia Keys (2006)
Gwen Stefani (2006)
James Blunt (2007)
Jazmine Sullivan (2009)
B.o.B (2011)
Lil Wayne (2012)
Drake (2014, 2016)

Grammy nominations in the most categories

Bob Dylan has been nominated in more categories than any other musician. He has been nominated in 13 different categories. These were in folk, spoken word, country, general, gospel, historical, rock, music video, visual media, pop, american roots, and most recently traditional. He is followed by Sir Paul McCartney who has received nomination in the general field, pop, arrangement, rock, visual media, music video, spoken word, historical, alternative music and rap. Béla Fleck is the artist with the third most nominations among categories. He has been nominated in the country, pop, jazz, bluegrass, world music, classical, folk, and spoken word, as well as composition and arranging categories.

Jackson siblings Michael and Janet are tied for the fourth most nominations in the most categories with nominations in seven different categories, they have received nominations in the general field and other categories. See list of awards and nominations received by Michael and Janet.

Artists who had been nominated for all four General Field awards in one night

Only ten artists have been nominated for all four General Field awards in one night.

Year Artist
1968 Bobbie Gentry
1980 Christopher Cross
1985 Cyndi Lauper
1989 Tracy Chapman
1991 Mariah Carey
1998 Paula Cole
2002 India.Arie
2008 Amy Winehouse
2013 Fun.
2015 Sam Smith

Youngest nominees

Leah Peasall of the Peasall sisters is the youngest ever Grammy nominee (and winner) as one of the credited artists on the O Brother, Where Art Thou? (soundtrack) in 2002.[4] Deleon Richards is the youngest performer to receive an individual nomination, for Best Soul/Gospel performance.[10]

Rank Age Artist
1 7 years Leah Peasall
2 8 years, 161 days Deleon Richards
3 9 years Hannah Peasall
4 12 years, 126 days Zac Hanson
5 12 years, 155 days Joey Alexander
6 12 years, 199 days Michael Jackson
7 12 years, 273 days Billy Gilman
8 13 years Sarah Peasall
9 14 years, 45 days Chris "Daddy Mac" Smith
10 14 years, 182 days LeAnn Rimes
11 14 years, 197 days Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly
12 14 years, 313 days Luis Miguel
13 14 years, 348 days Taylor Hanson

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Includes 14 awards as part of Union Station
  2. ^ Includes 3 awards as part of Destiny's Child
  3. ^ Includes 7 awards as part of Lady Antebellum
  4. ^ Includes 41 nominations as part of The Beatles
  5. ^ Includes 13 nominations as part of Destiny's Child
  6. ^ a b Includes 2 nominations as part of Artists United Against Apartheid
  7. ^ Includes 47 nominations as part of U2

References

  1. ^ "Georg Solti - Biography". Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "WHO ARE THE TOP GRAMMY WINNERS OF ALL TIME?". Grammy.com. Retrieved March 12, 2017. 
  3. ^ "U2 dominates Grammy night", CBC News, February 9, 2006. Retrieved 2008-01-07.
  4. ^ a b "Past winners search 2001". Grammy.Com. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  5. ^ Jazz Legends Pat Metheny Group Improvise on Austin City Limits :: eJazzNews.com : The Number One Jazz News Resource On The Net :: Jazz News Daily
  6. ^ 2003 Grammy Awards
  7. ^ "A Virtual College of Grammy Knowledge", by Wook Kim, Entertainment Weekly, 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-07.
  8. ^ "2008 NEA Jazz Master: Quincy Jones", National Endowment for the Arts, 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-07.
  9. ^ "Artist With The Most Grammy Nominations for 2017". Billboard. December 6, 2016. Retrieved March 13, 2017. 
  10. ^ [1], Retrieved 2009-09-02.

External links

  • Official Grammy Awards website
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