Grammy Award records

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).

Awards

Most Grammys won

Georg Solti won a total of 31 Grammy Awards

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

Alison Krauss has won 27 Grammy Awards, more than any other female artist

Alison Krauss has, as a solo artist, collaborator and producer, won 27 Grammy Awards.

Most Grammys won by a group

22-time Grammy Winners, U2 in 2005

U2 holds the record for most Grammy Awards won by a group. They have won 22 awards.

Most Grammys won by a producer

28-time Grammy Winner, Quincy Jones in 1997

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.

Most Grammys won by an engineer or mixer

Al Schmitt, with 20 awards, has won more Grammy Awards than any other engineer or mixer. Serban Ghenea is second with 14 Grammy Awards.

Youngest winners

LeAnn Rimes is the youngest individual Grammy winner and the youngest to win Best New Artist.

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.

Youngest artists to win Album of the Year

Billie Eilish is the youngest artist to win the Grammys for Album of the Year and Record of the Year.

Billie Eilish is the youngest artist to win Album of the Year. She was 18 years old, while winning for her album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? in 2020.

Youngest artist to win Record of the Year

At 18 years of age, Billie Eilish became the youngest artist to win Record of the Year when she won for “Bad Guy” in 2020.

Youngest artist to win Song of the Year

Lorde became the youngest Song of the Year winner in 2014.

At 17 years of age, Lorde became the youngest artist to win Song of the Year when she won for “Royals” in 2014.

Youngest artist to win Best New Artist

At 14 years of age, LeAnn Rimes became the youngest Best New Artist winning and the youngest individual Grammy winner when she won in 1997.

Oldest winners

Pinetop Perkins is the oldest Grammy winner, winning just weeks prior to his death

Pinetop Perkins is the oldest person to win a Grammy. In 2011 he was awarded with Best Traditional Blues Album for Joined At The Hip, at 97 years of age.

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.

Most Album of the Year wins

Tom Coyne won Album of the Year and Record of the Year four times as a mastering engineer.

The record for most Album of the Year wins is four. Tom Coyne, a mastering engineer won Album of the Year four times — 21 (2012), 1989 (2016), 25 (2017), 24K Magic (2018)

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

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)

In addition, only two persons have won the award three times;

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

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

Artists who have won all four General Field awards

Adele is one of three artists who have won all four general field awards.

There have been only three artists who have won all four General Field awards: Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist. In 1981, Christopher Cross became the first artist to win all four awards, as well as the first act to win all four awards in a single ceremony. Adele is the second artist to win all four, and the first female to do so. In 2009, she won Best New Artist and both in 2012 and 2017, she won Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year. In 2020, Billie Eilish became the third musician ever, second woman overall, and first female artist to win all four awards in a single ceremony.

Single ceremony

Most Grammys won in one night

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.

Most Grammys won by a male artist in one night

Michael Jackson won a record eight awards in 1984

The record most Grammys won by a male artist in one night is eight. Michael Jackson won eight in 1984.

Most Grammys won by a female artist in one night

Adele and Beyonce won six awards in a single year.

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.

Most Grammys won by a group in one night

Santana won a record-tying eight awards in 2000

The record most Grammys won by a group artist in one night is eight. Santana won eight in 2000.

Most Grammys won by a record producer in one night

Finneas O'Connell won five Grammys in 2020 at 22 years of age.

The record for most awards winning 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 his work on the The Chicks' Taking the Long Way, and Best Rock Album for the Red Hot Chili Peppers' Stadium Arcadium as well as Producer of the Year, Non-Classical.

Finneas O'Connell repeated the record in 2020, winning Producer of the Year, Non-Classical and four additional awards, including Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical 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 Alternative Music Album, Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, 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, respectively.

Artists who have won all four General Field Awards at a single ceremony

Christopher Cross was the first artist to win all four general field categories in one night

Christopher Cross (1981) and Billie Eilish (2020) are the only artists who have received all four General Field awards in one night.

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

Adele is the only artist to have won Album, Record, and Song of the Year in a single year twice.

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 won five Grammys in 2005, less than a year after his death.

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.

Nominations

Most Grammy nominations

Quincy Jones and Jay Z hold the record for the most Grammy nominations with 80 each.

Most nominations in one night

Michael Jackson and Babyface hold the record for most Grammy nominations in one night with 12 nominations.

Most nominations without winning

Zubin Mehta holds the record for most Grammy nominations without winning.

With 18 nominations, Zubin Mehta has received the most Grammy nominations without winning.

Norwegian sound engineer and chorus leader Morten Lindberg removed himself from this list in February 2020, when he finally received his first Grammy Award with his 28th nomination between 2006 and 2020.

Most nominations in one night without winning

Paul McCartney was nominated for nine awards in 1966 but failed to win

The record for most Grammy nominations without a win in one night is 9, held by Paul McCartney. The record was set in 1966.

Grammy nominations in the most fields

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.

Youngest nominees

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.

See also

External links

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