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The 22 music artists with the most Grammy Awards of all time

The 22 music artists with the most Grammy Awards of all time
Adele, Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Rich Paul, and Juan “OG” Perez attend the 65th GRAMMY Awards at Crypto.com Arena on February 05, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Adele, Jay-Z, Rich Paul, and Juan "OG" Perez celebrate Beyoncé's historic Grammys win in 2023.Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy
  • Over 66 years, the Grammys have awarded golden gramophone statues to influential musicians and composers.

  • Prominent artists like Paul McCartney, Jay-Z, and Stevie Wonder rank among the top winners.

  • In 2023, Beyoncé became the most-awarded person in Grammys history.

Jimmy Sturr — 18 wins

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Jimmy Sturr at the 45th annual Grammy Awards.Mark Mainz/Getty Images

Sturr won his first Grammy Award in 1987 for best polka recording for "I Remember Warsaw." He has received 24 nominations.

Paul McCartney — 18 wins

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Linda and Paul McCartney at the 13th annual Grammy Awards.ABC Photo Archives/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images

McCartney won his first Grammy in 1965 for best new artist with The Beatles. His latest win was best rock song in 2014 for "Cut Me Some Slack." He has received 81 nominations.

Aretha Franklin — 18 wins

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Aretha Franklin attends the 13th annual Grammy Awards.Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

The soul legend won her first two Grammys in 1968 for her hit single "Respect." She received 44 nominations before she died at age 76.

Tony Bennett — 19 wins

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Tony Bennett attends the 2018 Grammys.Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

The famous crooner won his first two Grammys in 1963 for the song "I Left My Heart in San Francisco." He received 41 nominations before he died at age 96.

Yo-Yo Ma — 19 wins

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The renowned cellist won his first Grammy in 1985 for a Bach recording. He has received 30 nominations.

Bruce Springsteen — 20 wins

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"The Boss" won his first Grammy in 1985 for best rock vocal performance for "Dancing in the Dark." He has received 51 nominations.

Al Schmitt — 20 wins

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The recording engineer won his first Grammy in 1963 for his work with composer Henry Mancini on the film "Hatari!" He has received 36 nominations.

Pat Metheny — 20 wins

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The guitarist won his first Grammy in 1983 for best jazz fusion performance for the album "Offramp." He has received 39 nominations.

Henry Mancini — 20 wins

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The film and TV composer won his first two Grammys at the first-ever Grammy Awards in 1959 for his score to the show "Peter Gunn." He received 72 nominations before he died at age 70.

Vince Gill — 22 wins

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The country singer-songwriter won his first Grammy in 1991 for best country vocal performance for "When I Call Your Name." He has received 48 nominations.

U2 — 22 wins

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U2 won their first two Grammys in 1988 for the album "The Joshua Tree." The Irish band has received 46 nominations.

Kanye West — 24 wins

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The Chicago-born rapper won his first three Grammys in 2005 for best rap album ("The College Dropout"), best rap song ("Jesus Walks"), and best R&B song (Alicia Keys' "You Don't Know My Name"). He has received 75 nominations.

Jay Z — 24 wins

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Jay-Z at the 2013 Grammys.Jason Merritt/Getty Images

The rapper-mogul won his first Grammy in 1999 for best rap album for "Vol. 2 … Hard Knock Life." In 2024, he was presented with the Dr Dre Global Impact Award (which does not count toward his official total).

Jay-Z has received 88 nominations in total, tied with Beyoncé for the most in history.

Stevie Wonder — 25 wins

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Stevie Wonder.AP / Matt Sayles

The R&B legend won his first four Grammys in 1974 for his album "Innervisions." He is also the only Black artist in Grammy history to win album of the year three times.

Wonder has received 74 nominations throughout his career.

Vladimir Horowitz — 25 wins

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The Ukrainian-American pianist won his first two Grammys in 1963. He received 45 nominations before he died at age 86.

John Williams — 26 wins

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Williams won his first Grammy in 1976 for composing the original score for Steven Spielberg's "Jaws."

Most recently, he won best instrumental composition in 2024 for "Helena's Theme" in "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny." He has received 76 nominations.

Pierre Boulez — 26 wins

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The French composer won his first two Grammys in 1968 for his classical album "Berg: Wozzeck." He received 67 nominations before he died at age 90.

Chick Corea — 27 wins

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The jazz pianist won his first Grammy in 1976 for best instrumental jazz performance for the song "No Mystery." He has received 72 nominations.

Alison Krauss — 27 wins

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The bluegrass singer-songwriter won her first Grammy in 1991 for best bluegrass recording for the song "I've Got That Old Feeling." She has received 44 nominations.

Quincy Jones — 28 wins

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The illustrious producer, best known for his work with Michael Jackson in the 1980s, won his first Grammy in 1964 for best instrumental arrangement for his production of Count Basie's "I Can't Stop Loving You."

Most recently, Jones won album of the year in 2022 for "Harry's House" after receiving a sample credit on the ninth track "Daydreaming." (The award goes to an album's performers and every member of its production team.)

He has received 80 nominations throughout his career.

Georg Solti — 31 wins

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The Hungarian-British composer won his first Grammy in 1963 for best opera recording for "Verdi: Aida." He received 74 nominations before he died at age 84.

Beyoncé — 32 wins

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Beyoncé at the 2023 Grammys.Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

Beyoncé won her first two Grammys in 2001 with Destiny's Child for their hit single "Say My Name."

In 2023, she received her record-breaking 32nd award for her eighth solo album "Renaissance." She has received 88 nominations, tied for the most in history.

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