21 Artists Who Have Won So Many Grammys, It'll Make Your Head Spin

by Sarah Long
Jan 25, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. ET

These artists have a ton of talent — and all the Grammys to prove it.

1 /21: Georg Solti

1/21 :Georg Solti

Opera and orchestral genius Solti (1912–1997) holds the Grammy record with a total of 31 awards, according to grammy.com.

His Grammy wins span four decades, with his first win in 1962 and his last in 1997 (the year he died).

2 /21: Quincy Jones

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2/21 :Quincy Jones

Jones has won a whopping 27 Grammys over the years for his talents as an artist, arranger and producer.

He's one of only 15 artists who have ever been honored with the Grammy Legend Award.

3 /21: Alison Krauss

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3/21 :Alison Krauss

Like Jones, Krauss has also taken home 27 Grammys so far.

She holds the distinction of having the most awards in the Country genre.

4 /21: Pierre Boulez

4/21 :Pierre Boulez

Boulez, who died in 2016, took home 26 Grammys for his conducting work.

He also received the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015.

5 /21: Vladimir Horowitz

5/21 :Vladimir Horowitz

Horowitz (1903–1989) was awarded 25 Grammys in his lifetime.

He took home a Grammy for his work as a pianist and composer in every decade from the '60s to the '90s.

6 /21: Stevie Wonder

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6/21 :Stevie Wonder

Wonder has received 25 Grammys throughout his career, and he is the only person in history to ever win five or more awards at one ceremony — and he's done it on three separate occasions.

7 /21: Chick Corea

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7/21 :Chick Corea

Corea has 22 Grammys and currently holds the record for most wins in the Jazz category.

The musician/composer is the fourth most nominated artist in the history of the Grammys with 63 nominations, according to his website. He also has four Latin Grammy awards.

8/21 :U2

U2 hasn't won a Grammy since 2005, but the group still boasts an impressive 22 wins. 

U2 also holds the record for the most Grammys in the Rock category.

9 /21: John Williams

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9/21 :John Williams

With 22 Grammys for his work on movies with iconic music like Jaws, Star Wars and Schindler's List, Williams is pretty much the soundtrack king.


10/21 :Jay Z

You knew Jay Z would pop up on here sooner or later, right?

He has a total of 21 Grammys and is also nominated this year for Best Rap Performance, Pop Style.

11 /21: Kanye West

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11/21 :Kanye West

Also with 21 wins, West is tied with Jay Z for most Grammy wins by a rap artist.

But that could all change this year. West is nominated for eight Grammys.

12 /21: Beyoncé

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12/21 :Beyoncé

Hot on her husband Jay Z's heels, Beyoncé has a total of 20 Grammy wins.

She also holds the record for most Grammy nominations by a female artist with 53 total noms.

13 /21: Vince Gill

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13/21 :Vince Gill

Country singer/songwriter Gill also has a total of 20 Grammys.

He won at least one Grammy at every ceremony held in the '90s.

14 /21: Henry Mancini

14/21 :Henry Mancini

Mancini (1924–1994) took home 20 Grammys in his lifetime.

He's been gone for 23 years, but the songs he's written, like "Moon River" from Breakfast at Tiffany's and "The Pink Panther Theme," will live on forever.

15 /21: Pat Metheny

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15/21 :Pat Metheny

Jazz musician Metheny also has 20 Grammy wins. 

In addition to his impressive on-stage career, Metheny also loves teaching music. At 18, he was the youngest teacher ever at the University of Miami, and at 19 he became the youngest teacher ever at the Berklee College of Music, where he also received an honorary doctorate in 1996, according to his website.

16/21 :Al Schmitt

With 20 Grammys, Schmitt is pretty much the be-all and end-all when it comes to sound engineering and mixing.

He also has two Latin Grammys.

17 /21: Bruce Springsteen

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17/21 :Bruce Springsteen

The Boss is also in the 20 Grammys club.

His albums Born to Run and Born in the U.S.A. were inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

18 /21: Tony Bennett

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18/21 :Tony Bennett

The legendary Bennett boasts a total of 18 Grammy wins.

Though his career started way back in the late '50s/early '60s, he still continues to perform and win awards. In the last 10 years alone, Bennett has sold 10 million records, according to his website.

19 /21: Aretha Franklin

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19/21 :Aretha Franklin

Franklin also boasts a legendary career and a total of 18 Grammys. 

In addition, she has five recordings in the Grammy Hall of Fame, a Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award, and a Grammy Legend Award.

20 /21: Paul McCartney

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20/21 :Paul McCartney

This list wouldn't be complete without at least one Beatle.

Not counting his win with The Beatles for Best New Artist in 1964, McCartney has 18 Grammys of his own.

21/21 :Jimmy Sturr

Sturr is known as the King of Polka for good reason: Of the 25 Grammys ever handed out in the genre, he has won 18 of them.

Sturr isn't slowing down anytime soon, either. Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra still keep a hectic schedule, performing on cruise ships and at other live venues.