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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).

Awards

Most Grammys won

The record for the most Grammy Awards won in a lifetime is held by Georg Solti, a Hungarian-British conductor who was music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for twenty-two years (1969-1991). He won 31 competitive Grammy Awards out of 74 nominations and was also awarded the first Grammy Trustees Award in 1967 and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996.[1][2]

Rank Artist Awards
1 Georg Solti 31
2 Quincy Jones 28
3 Alison Krauss[note 1] 27
4 Pierre Boulez 26
5 Vladimir Horowitz 25
Stevie Wonder
John Williams
8 Beyoncé[note 2] 24
9 Chick Corea 23
10 U2 22
Jay-Z
12 Kanye West 21
Vince Gill
14 Henry Mancini 20
Pat Metheny
Bruce Springsteen
Al Schmitt

Most Grammys won by a male artist

Georg Solti has won 31 Grammy Awards.

Rank Artist Awards
1 Georg Solti 31
2 Quincy Jones 28
3 Pierre Boulez 26
4 Vladimir Horowitz 25
Stevie Wonder
John Williams
7 Chick Corea 23
8 Jay-Z 22
9 Kanye West 21
Vince Gill
11 Henry Mancini 20
Pat Metheny
Al Schmitt
Bruce Springsteen
15 Tony Bennett 18
Jimmy Sturr
Yo-Yo Ma
Paul McCartney[note 3]

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 4] 27
2 Beyoncé[note 5] 24
3 Aretha Franklin 18
4 Adele 15
Alicia Keys
6 Ella Fitzgerald 13
Emmylou Harris
Leontyne Price
9 CeCe Winans 12
10 Shirley Caesar 11
Lady Gaga
Judith Sherman
13 Chaka Khan 10
Bonnie Raitt
Linda Ronstadt
Taylor Swift
17 Cheryl Bentyne[note 6] 9
Janis Siegel[note 7]
Margaret Hillis
Sheryl Crow
Norah Jones
Mary J. Blige
Natalie Cole
Hillary Scott[note 8]
Rihanna
Dolly Parton

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 12
4 Foo Fighters 11
5 Pat Metheny Group 10
6 Emerson String Quartet 9
7 Blackwood Brothers 8
Manhattan Transfer
Santana
Asleep At The Wheel
Take 6
Metallica
13 Simon & Garfunkel 7
The Beatles
Coldplay
Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder
Lady Antebellum
Los Tigres del Norte

Most Grammys won by a producer

Quincy Jones with 28 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 28
2 Kanye West 21
3 David Foster 16
James Mallinson
David Frost
6 Steven Epstein 15
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 8 years Leah Peasall
2 11 years Hannah Peasall
3 14 years Sarah Peasall
4 14 years, 182 days LeAnn Rimes
5 14 years, 313 days Luis Miguel
6 17 years, 80 days Lorde
7 18 years, 39 days Billie Eilish
8 18 years, 105 days Daya
9 18 years, 123 days Monica
10 19 years, 67 days Christina Aguilera
11 19 years, 112 days LaTavia Roberson
12 19 years, 170 days Beyoncé

Youngest solo artists to win Album of the Year

Billie Eilish is the youngest solo artist to win Album of the Year. She was 18 years old when she won in 2020 for her album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?.

Rank Age Artist
1 18 years, 39 days Billie Eilish
2 20 years, 49 days Taylor Swift
3 21 years, 242 days Alanis Morissette
4 22 years, 18 days Barbra Streisand
5 23 years, 274 days Lauryn Hill
6 23 years, 283 days Adele
7 23 years, 293 days Stevie Wonder
8 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 94 years, 132 days Jimmy Carter (2019)
4 91 years, 137 days Jimmy Carter (2016)
5 90 years, 52 days Elizabeth Cotten
6 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 honoured 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 and 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
24K MagicBruno Mars
11 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 four.

Three recording artists, four record producers, two mastering engineers and four engineer/mixers have won the award three times.

Most Record of the Year wins

Most Grammys won for consecutive albums

Alison Krauss and Union Station and The Manhattan Transfer have won seven consecutive awards for seven consecutive studio albums.

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 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 Best Comedy Album.

Williams won six years in a row between 1978 and 1983 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).

Tom Coyne won Record of the Year four years in a row (2015–2018).

Artists who have won all four General Field awards

There have been only three artists who have won all four General Field awards: Best New Artist, Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Album of the Year. In 1981, Christopher Cross became the first artist to win all four awards, as well as the first artist to win all four awards in a single ceremony.[5] 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 Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Album of the Year. In 2020, Billie Eilish became the third artist ever, second female overall, and first female artist to win all four awards in a single ceremony.

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.[6]

Rank Artist(s) Awards
1 Michael Jackson (1984) 8
Santana (2000)
3 Roger Miller (1966) 6
Quincy Jones (1991)
Eric Clapton (1993)
Beyoncé (2010)
Adele (2012)
Bruno Mars (2018)

Most Grammys won by a male artist in one night

The record most Grammys won by a male artist in one night is eight. Michael Jackson won eight in 1984.

Rank Artist(s) Awards
1 Michael Jackson (1984) 8
2 Roger Miller (1966) 6
Quincy Jones (1991)
Eric Clapton (1993)
Bruno Mars (2018)

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)
Billie Eilish (2020)

Most Grammys won by a group in one night

The record most Grammys won by a group artist in one night is eight. Santana won eight in 2000.

Rank Artists Awards
1 Santana (2000) 8
2 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 his work on the Dixie Chicks' Taking the Long Way, and Best Rock Album for the Red Hot Chili Peppers' Stadium Arcadium 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 Alternative Music Album, Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, 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 respectively.

Artists who have won all four General Field Awards at a single ceremony

Christopher Cross (1981) and Billie Eilish (2020) are the only artists who have received all four General Field awards in one night.[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. Eight 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
2018 Bruno Mars
2020 Billie Eilish

Most Grammys won by an album in one night

The most awards awarded to an album in one night is nine. At the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards 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 Vocal, 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 at the 47th Annual Grammy Awards in 2005 including Album of the Year.

Nominations

Most Grammy nominations

Quincy Jones holds the record for the most Grammy nominations with 80.[8][9]

Rank Artist Nominations
1 Quincy Jones 80
2 Paul McCartney[note 9] 78
3 Jay Z[note 10] 77
4 Georg Solti 74
Stevie Wonder
6 Henry Mancini 72
7 John Williams 71
8 Beyoncé[note 11] 70
9 Kanye West 69
10 Pierre Boulez 67
11 Chick Corea 65
12 Leonard Bernstein 63
13 Jay David Saks 53
14 Willie Nelson 52
15 Thomas Z. Shepard 50
Bruce Springsteen
17 James Mallinson 49
Babyface
Dolly Parton

Most nominations in one night

Michael Jackson and Babyface hold the record for most Grammy nominations in one night with 12 nominations.

Rank Artist Nominations Year
1 Michael Jackson 12 1984
Babyface 1997
3 Kendrick Lamar 11 2016
4 Lauryn Hill 10 1999
Kanye West 2005
Beyoncé 2010
Eminem 2011
8 Roger Miller 9 1966
Paul McCartney 1966
The Manhattan Transfer 1986
Eric Clapton 1993
Santana 2000
Jay Z 2014
Beyoncé 2017

Most nominations without winning

Rank Artist Nominations
1 Zubin Mehta 18
2 Brian McKnight 17
3 Snoop Dogg 16
4 Björk 15
Joe Satriani
Fred Hersch
7 Toshiko Akiyoshi 14
Martina McBride
Dierks Bentley
10 Katy Perry 13
Nas
Spyro Gyra
Musiq Soulchild
Charlie Wilson
15 Diana Ross 12
Busta Rhymes
Ledisi
Lenny Gomulka
Keith Jarrett
Jazmine Sullivan

Norwegian sound engineer and chorus leader Morten Lindberg removed himself from this list in February 2020, when he finally received his first Grammy Award with his 28th nomination between 2006 and 2020.

Most nominations in one night without winning

The record for most Grammy nominations without a win in one night is 9, held by Paul McCartney. Record was set in 1966.

Rank Artist Nominations
1 Paul McCartney (1966) 9
2 Kanye West (2017) 8
Rihanna (2017)
Jay-Z (2018)
5 Stevie Wonder (1983) 7
India.Arie (2002)
Kendrick Lamar (2014)
8 Henry Mancini (1959) 6
Thomas Z. Shepard (1970)
Lionel Richie (1982)
David Foster (1986)
Mariah Carey (1996)
50 Cent (2006)
Bruno Mars (2012)
15 Robert M. Jones (1961) 5
Elvis Presley (1961)
Lewis W. Layton (1961)
Frank Sinatra (1961)
James Taylor (1971)
Eugene Ormandy (1971)
Vittorio Negri (1979)
Paul McCartney (1983)
Sting (1986)
Jay David Saks (1986)
Leonard Bernstein (1989)
Joan Osborne (1996)
Avril Lavigne (2003)
50 Cent (2004)
Alicia Keys (2006)
Gwen Stefani (2006)
Prince (2007)
James Blunt (2007)
Jazmine Sullivan (2009)
B.o.B (2011)
Ari Levine and Philip Lawrence (2011)
Lil Wayne (2012)
Drake (2014, 2016)
Khalid (2018)
No I.D. (2018)
SZA (2018)
Maren Morris (2019)
Sounwave (2019)
Ariana Grande (2020)
H.E.R. (2020)

Grammy nominations in the most fields

Rank Artist Number Fields
1 Quincy Jones 15 General field, spoken word, arranging, music video/film, jazz, pop, rap, R&B, children's, musical theatre, disco, composition, gospel/contemporary Christian music, music for visual media and production, non-classical
2 Paul McCartney 11 General field, pop, arranging, rock, traditional, music for visual media, music video/film, spoken word, historical, alternative music and rap
3 David Foster 10 General field, R&B, arranging, composition, music for visual media, production, music video/film, pop, traditional and musical theatre
Bob Dylan General field, country, gospel/contemporary Christian music, rock, music video/film, music for visual media, folk pop, American roots and traditional
5 Jack White 9 General field, rock, alternative, country, pop, package, music video/film, American roots and engineered album
Béla Fleck Country, pop, jazz, American roots, world music, classical, folk, spoken word, composition and arranging
Janet Jackson General field, pop, R&B, rock, arranging, rap, music video/film, dance and production, non-classical
8 Cyndi Lauper 8 General field, rock, pop, music video/film, dance, arranging, American roots and musical theater
Elton John General field, pop, musical theatre, rock, music video/film, music for visual media, composition and R&B
Elvis Costello General field, pop, rock, music for visual media, spoken word, alternative, american roots and traditional
Prince General field, pop, R&B, rock, engineered album, music video/film, music for visual media and production, non-classical
Michael Jackson General field, pop, R&B, rock, disco, children's, music video/film and production, non-classical
Danger Mouse General field, pop, R&B, rock, rap, alternative, music video/film and production, non-classical
Herbie Hancock General field, pop, R&B, rock, jazz, music video/film, music for visual media and composition
Lionel Richie General field, pop, R&B, music for visual media, dance, arranging, gospel/contemporary Christian music and production, non-classical
Justin Timberlake General field, pop, R&B, country, rap, music for visual media, dance and music video/film
Stevie Wonder General field, pop, R&B, arranging, composition, music for visual media, music video/film and production, non-classical
Beyoncé General field, pop, R&B, rock, rap, music for visual media, surround sound and music video/film
Pharrell Williams General field, pop, R&B, dance, rap, music for visual media, music video/film and production, non-classical

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

Only twelve artists have been nominated for all four General Field awards in one night. Lizzo is the oldest person to be nominated for all four awards in one night, at 31 years old; while the youngest person to be nominated is Billie Eilish at 17 years old. Both were nominated in 2020, making it the first time that two artists were nominated for all four awards in one night. In 1968, Bobbie Gentry became the first person and first female artist to be nominated for all four awards, followed by Christopher Cross in 1981 and Fun. in 2013, becoming the first male artist and first group to be nominated, respectively.

Year Artist
1968 Bobbie Gentry
1981 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
2020 Billie Eilish
Lizzo

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 8 years Leah Peasall
2 8 years, 161 days Deleon Richards
3 11 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, 234 days Kelvin Grant
8 12 years, 273 days Billy Gilman
9 14 years, 45 days Chris "Daddy Mac" Smith
10 14 years, 140 days Marie Osmond
11 14 years, 182 days LeAnn Rimes
12 14 years Sarah Peasall
13 14 years, 197 days Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly
14 14 years, 313 days Luis Miguel
15 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 and one award as part of The Carters
  3. ^ Includes 9 awards as part of The Beatles
  4. ^ Includes 14 awards as part of Union Station
  5. ^ Includes 3 awards as part of Destiny's Child and one award as part of The Carters
  6. ^ Includes 8 awards as part of The Manhattan Transfer
  7. ^ Includes 8 awards as part of The Manhattan Transfer
  8. ^ Includes 7 awards as part of Lady Antebellum
  9. ^ Includes 41 nominations as part of The Beatles
  10. ^ Includes 3 nominations as part of The Carters
  11. ^ Includes 13 nominations as part of Destiny's Child and 3 nominations as part of The Carters

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. ^ 2003 Grammy Awards
  6. ^ "Adele To Michael Jackson: Who's Won The Most GRAMMYs In A Night?". Grammy.com. Retrieved January 29, 2018.
  7. ^ Gonzalez, Sandra (January 26, 2020). "Billie Eilish has a history-making night at the Grammys". CNN. Retrieved January 27, 2020.
  8. ^ "2008 NEA Jazz Master: Quincy Jones" Archived 2007-10-08 at the Wayback Machine, 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] Archived 2009-09-07 at the Wayback Machine, Retrieved 2009-09-02.

External links

  • Official Grammy Awards website
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