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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).

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Awards[edit]

Most Grammys won[edit]

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 24
8 "U2 22
"Chick Corea
"Beyoncé
11 "Jay-Z 21
"Kanye West
"Vince Gill
14 "Henry Mancini 20
"Pat Metheny
"Bruce Springsteen
"Al Schmitt

Most Grammys won by a male artist[edit]

Georg Solti has 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 24
7 "Chick Corea 22
8 "Kanye West 21
"Vince Gill
"Jay Z
11 "Henry Mancini 20
"Pat Metheny
"Al Schmitt
"Bruce Springsteen
15 "Tony Bennett 18
"Jimmy Sturr
"Yo-Yo Ma
"Paul McCartney

Most Grammys won by a female artist[edit]

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 "CeCe Winans 12
10 "Shirley Caesar 11
11 "Chaka Khan 10
"Bonnie Raitt
"Linda Ronstadt
"Taylor Swift
15 "Mary J. Blige 9
"Natalie Cole
"Sheryl Crow
"Norah Jones
"Rihanna
"Hillary Scott[note 3]

Most Grammys won by a group[edit]

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 12
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[edit]

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
"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[edit]

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

Youngest winners[edit]

"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[edit]

"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[edit]

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[edit]

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 Bomb — "U2 9
"Supernatural — "Santana
3 "Come Away With Me — "Norah Jones 8
"Genius Loves Company — "Ray Charles
"Thriller — "Michael Jackson
6 "All That You Can't Leave Behind — "U2 7
"Back on the Block — "Quincy Jones
"24K Magic — "Bruno Mars
9 "21 — "Adele 6
"Back To Black — "Amy Winehouse
"The Blueprint 3 — "Jay Z
"Bridge Over Troubled Water — "Simon & Garfunkel
"Raising Sand — "Robert Plant & "Alison Krauss
"The Return of Roger Miller — "Roger Miller
"Taking the Long Way — "Dixie Chicks
"To Pimp a Butterfly — "Kendrick Lamar
"Toto IV — "Toto
"Unforgettable... with Love — "Natalie Cole
"Unplugged — "Eric Clapton

Most Album of the Year wins[edit]

The record for most "Album of the Year wins is four.

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

Most Record of the Year wins[edit]

Most Grammys won for consecutive albums[edit]

"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[edit]

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).

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

Artists who have won all four General Field awards[edit]

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[edit]

Most Grammys won in one night[edit]

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.[7]


Rank Artist(s) Awards
1 "Michael Jackson "(1984) 8
"Santana "(2000)
3 "Roger Miller "(1966) 6
"Paul Simon "(1971)
"Quincy Jones "(1991)
"Eric Clapton "(1993)
"Beyoncé "(2010)
"Adele "(2012)
"Bruno Mars "(2018)

Most Grammys won by a male artist in one night[edit]

Michael Jackson won eight in 1984.

Rank Artist(s) Awards
1 "Michael Jackson "(1984) 8
2 "Roger Miller "(1966) 6
"Paul Simon "(1971)
"Quincy Jones "(1991)
"Eric Clapton "(1993)
"Bruno Mars "(2018)

Most Grammys won by a female artist in one night[edit]

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)

Most Grammys won by a group in one night[edit]

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 "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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

"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.[8]

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

The three biggest Grammy Awards are Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year. Seven 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

Most Grammys won by an album in one night[edit]

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[edit]

"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[edit]

Most Grammy nominations[edit]

Quincy Jones holds the record for the most Grammy nominations with 79.[9][10]

Rank Artist Nominations
1 "Quincy Jones 79
2 "Paul McCartney[note 4] 78
3 "Georg Solti 74
"Stevie Wonder
"Jay Z
6 "Henry Mancini 72
7 "Kanye West 68
8 "Pierre Boulez 67
"John Williams
10 "Chick Corea 64
11 "Leonard Bernstein 63
"Beyoncé[note 5]
13 Jay David Saks 53
14 "Thomas Z. Shepard 50
"Bruce Springsteen
16 "Willie Nelson 49
"James Mallinson
"Babyface

Most nominations in one night[edit]

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[edit]

The record for most Grammy nominations without a win is 24, held by "Morten Lindberg.

Rank Artist Nominations
1 "Morten Lindberg 24
2 "Snoop Dogg 17
"Brian McKnight
4 "Joe Satriani 15
5 "Toshiko Akiyoshi 14
"Martina McBride
"Dierks Bentley
"Björk
9 "Katy Perry 13
"Nas
"Spyro Gyra
"Musiq Soulchild
13 "Diana Ross 12
"Alan Parsons
"Busta Rhymes
"Ledisi
"Lenny Gomulka
"Fred Hersch
"Keith Jarrett

Most nominations in one night without winning[edit]

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)
"Mariah Carey "(1996)
"50 Cent "(2006)
"Bruno Mars "(2012)
13 Robert M. Jones "(1961) 5
"Elvis Presley "(1961)
"Frank Sinatra "(1961)
"James Taylor "(1971)
"Eugene Ormandy "(1971)
"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)
"Lil Wayne "(2012)
"Drake "(2014, "2016)
"Khalid "(2018)
"No I.D. "(2018)
"SZA "(2018)

Grammy nominations in the most fields[edit]

Rank Artist Number Fields
1 "Quincy Jones 15 "Spoken word, "arranging, "music video/film, "jazz, "pop, "rap, general field, "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 R&b, arranging, composition, music for visual media, production, music video/film, pop, traditional, musical theatre and general field
"Bob Dylan Country, general field, gospel/contemporary christian music, rock, music video/film, music for visual media, "folk pop, american roots, and traditional
5 "Jack White 9 Rock, general field, 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 Rock, pop, general field, music video/film, disco, arranging, american roots and musical theatre
"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[edit]

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[edit]

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.[11]

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[edit]

Notes[edit]

  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

References[edit]

  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["permanent dead link]
  6. ^ 2003 Grammy Awards
  7. ^ "Adele To Michael Jackson: Who's Won The Most GRAMMYs In A Night?". Grammy.com. Retrieved January 29, 2018. 
  8. ^ "A Virtual College of Grammy Knowledge", by Wook Kim, "Entertainment Weekly, 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-07.
  9. ^ "2008 NEA Jazz Master: Quincy Jones" Archived 2007-10-08 at the "Wayback Machine., "National Endowment for the Arts, 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-07.
  10. ^ "Artist With The Most Grammy Nominations for 2017". Billboard. December 6, 2016. Retrieved March 13, 2017. 
  11. ^ [1], Retrieved 2009-09-02.

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