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Grammy Award records - 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]
RankArtistAwards
1Georg Solti31
2Quincy Jones28
3Alison Krauss[note 1]27
4Pierre Boulez26
5Vladimir Horowitz25
Stevie Wonder
7John Williams24
8Beyoncé[note 2]23
9U222
Chick Corea
Jay-Z
12Kanye West21
Vince Gill
14Henry Mancini20
Pat Metheny
Bruce Springsteen
Al Schmitt

Most Grammys won by a male artistEdit

Georg Solti has won 31
Grammy Awards.
RankArtistAwards
1Georg Solti31
2Quincy Jones28
3Pierre Boulez26
4Vladimir Horowitz25
Stevie Wonder
6John Williams24
7Chick Corea22
Jay-Z
9Kanye West21
Vince Gill
11Henry Mancini20
Pat Metheny
Al Schmitt
Bruce Springsteen
15Tony Bennett18
Jimmy Sturr
Yo-Yo Ma
Paul McCartney[note 3]

Most Grammys won by a female artistEdit

Alison Krauss has, as a solo artist, collaborator and producer, won 27 Grammy Awards.[3]
RankArtistAwards
1Alison Krauss[note 4]27
2Beyoncé[note 5]23
3Aretha Franklin18
4Adele15
Alicia Keys
6Ella Fitzgerald13
Emmylou Harris
Leontyne Price
9CeCe Winans12
10Shirley Caesar11
11Chaka Khan10
Bonnie Raitt
Linda Ronstadt
Judith Sherman
Taylor Swift
16Mary J. Blige9
Janis Siegel[note 6]
Natalie Cole
Sheryl Crow
Norah Jones
Rihanna
Hillary Scott[note 7]
Lady Gaga
Cheryl Bentyne[note 8]

Most Grammys won by a groupEdit

U2 holds the record for most Grammy Awards won by a group. They have won 22 awards.
RankArtistsAwards
1U222
2Alison Krauss and Union Station14
3Dixie Chicks12
4Foo Fighters11
5Pat Metheny Group10
6Emerson String Quartet9
7Blackwood Brothers8
Manhattan Transfer
Santana
Asleep At The Wheel
Take 6
Metallica
13Simon & Garfunkel7
The Beatles
Coldplay
Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder
Lady Antebellum
Los Tigres del Norte

Most Grammys won by a producerEdit

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.
RankProducerAwards
1Quincy Jones28
2Kanye West21
3David Foster16
James Mallinson
David Frost
6Steven Epstein15
7Phil Ramone14
8T Bone Burnett13
Robert Woods
Jay David Saks
11Arif Mardin11

Most Grammys won by an engineer or mixerEdit

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

Youngest winnersEdit

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.
RankAgeArtist
18 yearsLeah Peasall
211 yearsHannah Peasall
314 yearsSarah Peasall
414 years, 182 daysLeAnn Rimes
514 years, 313 daysLuis Miguel
617 years, 80 daysLorde
718 years, 105 daysDaya
818 years, 123 daysMonica
919 years, 67 daysChristina Aguilera
1019 years, 112 daysLaTavia Roberson

Youngest solo artists to win Album of the YearEdit

Taylor Swift is the youngest solo artist to win Album of the Year. She was 20 years old when she won in 2010 for her album Fearless.
RankAgeArtist
120 years, 49 daysTaylor Swift
221 years, 242 daysAlanis Morissette
322 years, 18 daysBarbra Streisand
423 years, 274 daysLauryn Hill
523 years, 283 daysAdele
623 years, 293 daysStevie Wonder
723 years, 330 daysNorah Jones

Oldest winnersEdit

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.
RankAgeArtist
197 years, 221 daysPinetop Perkins
295 years, 31 daysGeorge Burns
394 years, 132 daysJimmy Carter (2019)
491 years, 137 daysJimmy Carter (2016)
590 years, 52 daysElizabeth Cotten
690 years, 26 daysBetty 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 albumsEdit

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.
RankAlbums and artistsAwards
1How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb — U29
Supernatural — Santana
3Come Away With Me — Norah Jones8
Genius Loves Company — Ray Charles
Thriller — Michael Jackson
6All That You Can't Leave Behind — U27
Back on the Block — Quincy Jones
21 — Adele
24K Magic — Bruno Mars
10Back to Black — Amy Winehouse6
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 winsEdit

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 winsEdit

Most Grammys won for consecutive albumsEdit

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 categoryEdit

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 SturrBill 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 awardsEdit

There have been only two artists who have won all four General Field awards. In 1981, Christopher Cross won Record of the YearAlbum of the Year and Song of the Year as well as Best New Artist.[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 Record, Album and Song of the Year.

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