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).
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.
Most Grammys won by a male artist
Georg Solti has won 31 Grammy Awards.
Most Grammys won by a female artist
As a solo artist, collaborator, and songwriter, Beyoncé has won 28 Grammy Awards.
|Mary J. Blige|
Most Grammys won by a group
U2 holds the record for most Grammy Awards won by a group. They have won 22 awards.
|5||Pat Metheny Group||10|
|6||Emerson String Quartet||9|
|7||Asleep At The Wheel||8|
|The Blackwood Brothers|
|The Manhattan Transfer|
|Los Tigres del Norte|
|Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder|
|Simon & Garfunkel|
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.
|8||T Bone Burnett||13|
|Jay David Saks|
Most Grammys won by a rapper
|6||Lauryn Hill [f]||8|
Most Grammys won by an engineer or mixer
|Rank||Engineer / Mixer||Awards|
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. Blue Ivy Carter is the youngest individually credited winner. She was 9 years old when she won her first award in 2021, after she was credited on her mother Beyoncé's song Brown Skin Girl, released in 2019. 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.
|1||8 years||Leah Peasall||2002|
|2||9 years, 66 days||Blue Ivy Carter||2021|
|3||11 years||Hannah Peasall||2002|
|4||14 years||Sarah Peasall||2002|
|5||14 years, 182 days||LeAnn Rimes||1997|
|6||14 years, 313 days||Luis Miguel||1985|
|7||16 years, 308 days||Stephen Marley||1982|
|8||17 years, 80 days||Lorde||2014|
|9||18 years, 39 days||Billie Eilish||2020|
|10||18 years, 105 days||Daya||2017|
Youngest artists to win Album of the Year
|1||18 years, 39 days||Billie Eilish||2020|
|2||20 years, 49 days||Taylor Swift||2010|
|3||21 years, 272 days||Alanis Morissette||1996|
|4||22 years, 18 days||Barbra Streisand||1964|
|5||23 years, 274 days||Lauryn Hill||1999|
|6||23 years, 283 days||Adele||2012|
|7||23 years, 293 days||Stevie Wonder||1974|
|8||23 years, 330 days||Norah Jones||2003|
Youngest artist to win Record of the Year
|1||18 years, 39 days||Billie Eilish||2020|
|2||19 years, 86 days||Billie Eilish||2021|
|3||22 years, 265 days||Sam Smith||2015|
|4||22 years, 320 days||Kimbra||2013|
|5||23 years, 72 days||Jared Followill (Kings of Leon)||2010|
|6||23 years, 199 days||Bobby Darin||1960|
|7||23 years, 283 days||Adele||2012|
|8||23 years, 330 days||Norah Jones||2003|
|9||24 years, 23 days||Florence LaRue (The 5th Dimension)||1968|
|10||24 years, 149 days||Amy Winehouse||2008|
Youngest artist to win Song of the Year
Youngest artist to win Best New 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.
|Number||Albums and artists||Awards|
|1||Supernatural — Santana||9|
|How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb — U2|
|3||Genius Loves Company — Ray Charles||8|
|4||Thriller — Michael Jackson||7|
|Back on the Block — Quincy Jones|
|All That You Can't Leave Behind — U2|
|Come Away With Me — Norah Jones|
|24K Magic — Bruno Mars|
|9||The Return of Roger Miller — Roger Miller||6|
|Bridge over Troubled Water — Simon & Garfunkel|
|Toto IV — Toto|
|Unforgettable... with Love — Natalie Cole|
|Raising Sand — Robert Plant & Alison Krauss|
|The Blueprint 3 — Jay-Z|
|21 — Adele|
|To Pimp a Butterfly — Kendrick Lamar|
Most Album of the Year wins
The record for most Album of the Year wins is four. Two engineer/mixers and one mastering engineer have won the award four times;
- Serban Ghenea, engineer/mixer — 1989 (2016), 25 (2017), 24K Magic (2018), Folklore (2021)
- John Hanes, engineer/mixer — 1989 (2016), 25 (2017), 24K Magic (2018), Folklore (2021)
- Tom Coyne, mastering engineer — 21 (2012), 1989 (2016), 25 (2017), 24K Magic (2018)
Four recording artists, four record producers, two engineer/mixers and one mastering engineers have won the award three times;
- Frank Sinatra, artist — Come Dance with Me! (1960), September of My Years (1966), A Man and His Music (1967)
- Stevie Wonder, artist — Innervisions (1974), Fulfillingness' First Finale (1975), Songs in the Key of Life (1977)
- Paul Simon, artist — Bridge over Troubled Water (1971), Still Crazy After All These Years (1976), Graceland (1987)
- Taylor Swift, artist — Fearless (2010), 1989 (2016), Folklore (2021)
- David Foster, producer — Unforgettable... with Love (1992), The Bodyguard - Original Soundtrack Album (1994), Falling into You (1997)
- Phil Ramone, producer — Still Crazy After All These Years (1976), 52nd Street (1980), Genius Loves Company (2005)
- Daniel Lanois, producer — The Joshua Tree (1988), Time Out of Mind (1998), How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (2006)
- Ryan Tedder, producer — 21 (2012), 1989 (2016), 25 (2017)
- Mike Piersante, engineer/mixer — O Brother, Where Art Thou? – Soundtrack (2002), Raising Sand (2009), 25 (2017)
- Tom Elmhirst, engineer/mixer — 21 (2012), Morning Phase (2015), 25 (2017)
- Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer — Babel (2013), Random Access Memories (2014), Morning Phase (2015)
Most Record of the Year wins
The record for most Record of the Year wins is four. Tom Coyne won four consecutive times as a mastering engineer — “Stay with Me (Darkchild Version)” (2015), “Uptown Funk” (2016), “Hello” (2017), “24K Magic” (2018)
One recording artist and one engineer/mixer have won the award three times;
- Paul Simon, artist — “Mrs. Robinson” (1969), “Bridge over Troubled Water” (1971), “Graceland” (1988)
- Tom Elmhirst, engineer/mixer — “Rehab” (2008), “Rolling in the Deep” (2012), “Hello” (2017)
Most Song of the Year wins
The record for the most Song of the Year wins is two. Six songwriters have won in this category twice;
- Henry Mancini - “Moon River” (1962), “Days of Wine and Roses” (1964)
- Johnny Mercer - “Moon River” (1962), “Days of Wine and Roses” (1964)
- James Horner - “Somewhere Out There” (1988), “My Heart Will Go On” (1999)
- Will Jennings - “Tears in Heaven” (1993), “My Heart Will Go On” (1999)
- U2 - “Beautiful Day” (2001), “Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own” (2006)
- Adele - "Rolling in the Deep” (2012), “Hello” (2017)
Most Grammys won for consecutive albums
Alison Krauss and Union Station, Beyoncé (including Everything Is Love), Pat Metheny (along with the Pat Metheny Group), and The Manhattan Transfer have won seven consecutive awards for seven consecutive studio albums.
Most consecutive Grammys won for the same category
|1||Aretha Franklin||Best Female R&B Vocal Performance||8; (1968-1975)|
|2||Bill Cosby||Best Comedy Album||6; (1965-1970)|
|John Williams||Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media||6; (1978-1983)|
|Jimmy Sturr||Best Polka Album||6; (1987-1992)|
|3||Vince Gill||Best Male Country Vocal Performance||5; (1995-1999)|
|5||Pat Benatar||Best Female Rock Vocal Performance||4; (1981-1984)|
|Robert Shaw||Best Choral Performance||4; (1988-1991)|
|Jack Renner||Best Engineered Album, Classical||4; (1988-1991)|
|Jimmy Sturr (three times)||Best Polka Album||4; (1996-1999) |
|Lenny Kravitz||Best Male Rock Vocal Performance||4; (1999-2002)|
|Tom Coyne||Record of the Year||4; (2015-2018)|
Artists who have won all four General Field awards
In 1981, Christopher Cross became the first artist to win all four awards, as well as the first act to win them all in a single ceremony.
In 2009, Adele won Best New Artist. She won Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year in both 2012 and 2017. She was the second artist to win all four accolades throughout her career, and the first female to do so.
Most Grammys won in one night
|1||Michael Jackson (1984)||8|
|3||Paul Simon (1971)||7|
|4||Roger Miller (1966)||6|
|Quincy Jones (1991)|
|Eric Clapton (1993)|
|Tom Elmhirst (2017)|
|Bruno Mars (2018)|
|Finneas O'Connell (2020)|
Most Grammys won by a male artist in one night
The record for most Grammys won by a male artist in one night is eight. Michael Jackson won eight in 1984.
|1||Michael Jackson (1984)||8|
|2||Paul Simon (1971)||7|
|3||Roger Miller (1966)||6|
|Quincy Jones (1991)|
|Eric Clapton (1993)|
|Bruno Mars (2018)|
Most Grammys won by a female artist in one night
|3||Lauryn Hill (1999)||5|
|Alicia Keys (2002)|
|Norah Jones (2003)|
|Amy Winehouse (2008)|
|Alison Krauss (2009)|
|Billie Eilish (2020)|
Most Grammys won by a group in one night
The record for most Grammys won by a group artist in one night is eight. Santana won eight in 2000.
|2||Simon & Garfunkel (1971)||5|
|The Chicks (2007)|
|Lady A (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 six. The record was set by Quincy Jones who won six awards in 1991, including Album of the Year, Best Arrangement On An Instrumental, Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s), Best Jazz Fusion Performance, Best Pop Instrumental Performance, Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group, as well as Producer of the Year, Non-Classical for his own studio album "Back on the Block".
Finneas O'Connell tied the record in 2020, winning Producer of the Year, Non-Classical and five additional awards, including Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, and Best Pop Vocal Album for his contribution on Billie Eilish's When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?.
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 Rock Album, Best Alternative Music Album, as well as Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical for his work on Adele's 25, Cage the Elephant's Tell Me I'm Pretty, and David Bowie's Blackstar respectively.
Artists who have won all four General Field Awards at a single ceremony
Artists who have won Album, Record, and Song of the Year in one night
The three biggest Grammy Awards are Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Eight artists have won all three in one night. Adele is the first and only artist in Grammy history to accomplish this feat twice.
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 Collaboration with Vocals, Best Pop Instrumental Performance, Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, Best Rock Instrumental Performance, Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, 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 both Record of the Year and Album of the Year.
Most Grammy nominations
|13||Jay David Saks||53|
|Thomas Z. Shepard|
Most nominations in one night
|The Manhattan Transfer||1986|
Most nominations without winning
With 18 nominations, Zubin Mehta has received the most Grammy nominations without winning.
Norwegian sound engineer and chorus leader Morten Lindberg was removed from this list when he won his first Grammy Award on his 28th nomination in February 2020. R&B singer Ledisi and rapper Nas earned their first Grammys in 2021 with their 13th and 14th nominations, respectively.
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. The record was set in 1966.
|1||Paul McCartney (1966)||9|
|Kanye West (2017)|
|5||Stevie Wonder (1983)||7|
|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)|
|Roddy Ricch (2021)|
Grammy nominations in the most 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||12||General field, pop, arranging, rock, traditional, music for visual media, music video/film, spoken word, historical, alternative music, rap, and package|
|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|
|Béla Fleck||Country, pop, jazz, American roots, world music, classical, folk, spoken word, historical, composition and arranging|
|6||Jack White||9||General field, rock, alternative, country, pop, package, music video/film, American roots and engineered album|
|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|
|Linda Rondstadt||General field, pop, rock, country, american roots, children, latin and music video/film|
|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.
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||8 years, 322 days||Blue Ivy Carter|
|4||10 years||Stephen Marley|
|5||11 years||Hannah Peasall|
|6||12 years, 126 days||Zac Hanson|
|7||12 years, 155 days||Joey Alexander|
|8||12 years, 199 days||Michael Jackson|
|9||12 years, 234 days||Kelvin Grant|
|10||12 years, 273 days||Billy Gilman|
|11||14 years, 45 days||Chris "Daddy Mac" Smith|
|12||14 years, 140 days||Marie Osmond|
|13||14 years, 182 days||LeAnn Rimes|
|14||14 years||Sarah Peasall|
|15||14 years, 197 days||Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly|
|16||14 years, 313 days||Luis Miguel|
|17||14 years, 348 days||Taylor Hanson|
- Latin Grammy Award records
- List of Academy Award records
- List of people who have won Academy, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Awards
- Includes 3 awards as part of Destiny's Child and one award as part of The Carters
- Includes 14 awards with Union Station
- Includes 7 awards as part of The Beatles
- Includes 8 awards as part of The Manhattan Transfer
- Includes 7 awards as part of Lady A
- Includes 2 awards as part of Fugees
- Includes 3 nominations as part of The Carters
- Includes 13 nominations as part of Destiny's Child and 3 nominations as part of The Carters
- Includes 23 nominations as part of The Beatles
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