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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).
The record for the most Grammy Awards won in a lifetime is held by 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.
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) was founded by Theodore Thomas in 1891. The ensemble makes its home at Orchestra Hall in Chicago and plays a summer season at the Ravinia Festival. The music director is Riccardo Muti, who began his tenure in 2010. The CSO is one of five American orchestras commonly referred to as the "Big Five".
Georg Solti has won a total of 31 Grammy Awards.
Alison Krauss has, as a solo artist, collaborator and producer, won 27 Grammy Awards.
|15||Mary J. Blige||9|
U2 holds the record for most Grammy Awards won by a group. They have won 22 awards.
|2||Alison Krauss and Union Station||14|
|5||Pat Metheny Group||10|
|6||The Manhattan Transfer||9|
|Emerson String Quartet|
|Asleep At The Wheel|
|Simon & Garfunkel|
|Los Tigres del Norte|
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.
|8||T Bone Burnett||13|
|Jay David Saks|
John Williams with 24 awards holds the record for most Grammy Awards won by a composer or songwriter. Some composers and writers have also won awards as producers, singers, and conductors.
|22||Paquito D' Rivera||12|
Al Schmitt, with 20 awards, has won more Grammy Awards than any other engineer or mixer.
Albert Harry "Al" Schmitt is an American recording engineer and record producer. He has won over twenty Grammy Awards for his work with Henry Mancini, Steely Dan, George Benson, Toto, Natalie Cole, Quincy Jones, and others.
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.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.
The Peasall Sisters are a country harmony group formed by three of the six Peasall siblings. They are best known for their singing in the 2000 film O Brother, Where Art Thou?.
Country music, also known as country and western, and hillbilly music, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s. It takes its roots from genres such as folk music and blues.
|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, 105 days||Daya|
|8||18 years, 123 days||Monica|
|9||19 years, 67 days||Christina Aguilera|
|10||19 years, 112 days||LaTavia Roberson|
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 .
Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. As one of the world's leading contemporary recording artists, she is known for narrative songs about her personal life, which has received widespread media coverage.
The Grammy Award for Album of the Year is presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales, chart position, or critical reception." Album of the Year is the most prestigious award category at the Grammys having been presented since 1959.
Fearless is the second studio album by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. The album was released on November 11, 2008, by Big Machine Records. As with her first album, Taylor Swift, Swift wrote or co-wrote all thirteen tracks on Fearless. Most of the songs were written as the singer promoted her first album as the opening act for numerous country artists. Due to the unavailability of collaborators on the road, eight songs were written by Swift. Other songs were co-written with Liz Rose, Hillary Lindsey, Colbie Caillat, and John Rich. Swift also made her debut as a record producer, co-producing all songs on the album with Nathan Chapman.
|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|
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.
|1||97 years, 221 days||Pinetop Perkins|
|2||95 years, 31 days||George Burns|
|3||94 years, 132 days||Jimmy Carter|
|4||91 years, 137 days||Jimmy Carter|
|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.
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|
|21 — Adele|
|24K Magic — Bruno Mars|
|10||Back To Black — Amy Winehouse||6|
|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|
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.
Pat Metheny and his band the Pat Metheny Group have won 20 Grammy Awards in total, including seven consecutive awards for seven consecutive albums.Metheny held the record for Grammy wins in the most different categories as of the 2005 Grammy Awards:
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).
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.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.
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.
|1||Michael Jackson (1984)||8|
|3||Roger Miller (1966)||6|
|Quincy Jones (1991)|
|Eric Clapton (1993)|
|Bruno Mars (2018)|
Michael Jackson won eight in 1984.
|1||Michael Jackson (1984)||8|
|2||Roger Miller (1966)||6|
|Quincy Jones (1991)|
|Eric Clapton (1993)|
|Bruno Mars (2018)|
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.
|3||Lauryn Hill (1999)||5|
|Alicia Keys (2002)|
|Norah Jones (2003)|
|Amy Winehouse (2008)|
|Alison Krauss (2009)|
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.
|2||Simon & Garfunkel (1971)||5|
|Dixie Chicks (2007)|
|Lady Antebellum (2011)|
|Foo Fighters (2012)|
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Quincy Jones holds the record for the most Grammy nominations with 80.
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|15||Thomas Z. Shepard||50|
Michael Jackson and Babyface hold the record for most Grammy nominations in one night with 12 nominations.
|The Manhattan Transfer||1986|
The record for most Grammy nominations without a win is 26, held by Morten Lindberg.
|1||Paul McCartney (1966)||9|
|2||Kanye West (2017)||8|
|5||Stevie Wonder (1983)||7|
|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)|
|Vittorio Negri (1979)|
|Paul McCartney (1983)|
|Jay David Saks (1986)|
|Leonard Bernstein (1989)|
|Joan Osborne (1996)|
|Avril Lavigne (2003)|
|50 Cent (2004)|
|Alicia Keys (2006)|
|Gwen Stefani (2006)|
|James Blunt (2007)|
|Jazmine Sullivan (2009)|
|Ari Levine and Philip Lawrence (2011)|
|Lil Wayne (2012)|
|Drake (2014, 2016)|
|No I.D. (2018)|
|Maren Morris (2019)|
|1||Quincy Jones||15||General field, spoken word, arranging, music video/film, jazz, pop, rap,|
|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|
|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|
Only ten artists have been nominated for all four General Field awards in one night.
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.Deleon Richards is the youngest performer to receive an individual nomination, for Best Soul/Gospel performance.
|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|
The 45th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 23, 2003 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Musicians accomplishments from the previous year were recognized. Norah Jones and her song "Don't Know Why" were the main recipients of the night, garnering six Grammys, including four major awards: Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist, plus Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album.Songwriter Jesse Harris received the Song of the Year award for his work on "Don't Know Why." Simon and Garfunkel reunited to open the show performing "The Sound of Silence".
The 28th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 25, 1986, at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the previous year, 1985.
The 25th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 23, 1983, at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the previous year.
The Grammy Award for Record of the Year is presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to sales or chart position." The Record of the Year award is one of the four most prestigious categories at the awards presented annually since the 1st Grammy Awards in 1959. According to the 54th Grammy Awards description guide, the award is presented:
for commercially released singles or tracks of new vocal or instrumental recordings. Tracks from a previous year's album may be entered provided the track was not entered the previous year and provided the album did not win a Grammy. Award to the artist(s), producer(s), recording engineer(s) and/or mixer(s) if other than the artist.
The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 21, 2001, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Several artists earned three awards on the night: Steely Dan's haul included Album of the Year for Two Against Nature; U2 took home the Record of the Year and Song of the Year for "Beautiful Day"; Dr. Dre won Producer of the Year, Non-Classical and Best Rap Album for Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP; Eminem himself also received three awards, out of four nominations; Faith Hill took home Best Country Album for the album Breathe, Best Female Country Vocal Performance for the song's title track and for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals with Tim McGraw for "Let's Make Love". Madonna opened the show with "Music".
The 41st Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 24, 1999, at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the year 1998. Lauryn Hill was the main recipient, winning a total of 5 awards including Album of the Year and Best New Artist. Her album was the first Hip Hop act ever to win the coveted award. The ceremony was known as the "Grammy Year of Women", because every artist nominated for Album of the Year was female. Madonna won four awards and opened the show with her performance of "Nothing Really Matters" while musicians the Dixie Chicks, Vince Gill, Alanis Morissette & Shania Twain won two apiece. Celine Dion also received two awards both for "My Heart Will Go On", which received a total of four awards. It is widely remembered for Ricky Martin's performance of "La Copa De La Vida"/ "The Cup of Life".
The 26th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 28, 1984, at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, and were broadcast live on American television. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the year 1983. Michael Jackson who had been recovering from scalp burns sustained due to an accident which occurred during filming of a Pepsi commercial, won a record eight awards during the show. It is notable for garnering the largest Grammy Award television audience ever.
The 35th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 24, 1993 and recognized accomplishments by musicians from the previous year. The nominations were announced on January 7, 1993. The evening's host was the American stand-up comedian Garry Shandling, who hosted the ceremony for the third time. The CBS network broadcast the show live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.
The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 20, 1991. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the previous year. Quincy Jones was the night's biggest winner winning a total of six awards including Album of the Year.
The 30th Annual Grammy Awards were held March 2, 1988, at Radio City Music Hall, New York City. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the previous year.
The 46th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 8, 2004 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the previous year. The big winner was Beyoncé, who won five awards & Outkast, who won three Awards including Album of the Year. Tied for the most nominations, with six each, were Knowles, Outkast, and Jay-Z.
The Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album is an award presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, to recording artists for releasing albums in the Latin pop genre. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position".
The Grammy Award for Best Jazz Fusion Performance was an award given to a song or album for excellence in the jazz fusion genre, a combination of rock and jazz. It was given at the Grammy Awards, which began in 1958 under the name Gramophone Awards.
The 47th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 13, 2005 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. They were hosted by Queen Latifah, and televised in the United States by CBS. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the previous year. Ray Charles, whom the event was dedicated in memory of, posthumously won five Grammy Awards while his album, Genius Loves Company, won a total of eight. Kanye West received the most nominations with ten, winning three. Usher received eight nominations and won three including Best Contemporary R&B Album for his diamond selling album Confessions. Britney Spears received her first Grammy of Best Dance Recording for her 2004 smash hit "Toxic".
The 48th Annual Grammy Awards took place on February 8, 2006, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Irish rock band U2 were the main recipients with five awards including Album of the Year. Mariah Carey, John Legend, and Kanye West were each nominated for eight awards and won three; Alison Krauss & Union Station also won three awards; and Kelly Clarkson won two. Green Day were amongst the big winners, winning the Grammy Award for Record of the Year.
The 51st Annual Grammy Awards took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, on February 8, 2009. Robert Plant & Alison Krauss were the biggest winners of the night, winning five awards including Album of the Year for their critically acclaimed Raising Sand. Krauss became the sixth female solo artist to have won 5 awards in one night joining Lauryn Hill, Alicia Keys, Norah Jones, Beyoncé Knowles, and Amy Winehouse. Lil Wayne received the most nominations with eight.
The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards took place on January 31, 2010, at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Neil Young was honored as the 2010 MusiCares Person of the Year on January 29, two days prior to the Grammy telecast. Nominations announced on December 2, 2009. The show was moved to January to avoid competing against the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Only ten of the 109 awards were received during the broadcast. The remaining awards were given during the un-televised portion of the ceremony which preceded the broadcast.
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 12, 2012, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles being broadcast on CBS. LL Cool J hosted the show. It was the first time in seven years that the event had an official host. Nominations were announced on November 30, 2011 on prime-time television as part of "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live! – Countdown to Music's Biggest Night", a one-hour special broadcast live on CBS from Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live. Kanye West received the most nominations with seven. Adele, Foo Fighters, and Bruno Mars each received six nominations. Lil Wayne, Skrillex, and Radiohead all earned five nominations. The nominations were criticised by many music journalists as Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy missed out on a nomination for Album of the Year despite being highly critically acclaimed and topping many end of year charts. West's album went on to win Best Rap Album.
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 10, 2013, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The show was broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT and was hosted for the second time by LL Cool J. The "Pre-Telecast Ceremony" was streamed live from LA's Nokia Theater at the official Grammy website. Nominations were announced on December 5, 2012 on prime-time television as part of "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live! – Countdown to Music's Biggest Night", a one-hour special co-hosted by LL Cool J & Taylor Swift and broadcast live on CBS from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. Fun, Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Jay-Z, Kanye West and Dan Auerbach received the most nominations with six each, all of whom were male artists.
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