With a total of 84 categories honoring the best of Pop, Rock, R&B, Jazz, Classic, Spoken Word, Music Theater, and Music For Visual Media, among others, thousands of music creators have been honored by the Grammys since its establishment in 1957, some of them enjoy the honor of holding the highest number of GRAMMY awards.
The recognition of a Grammy win propels the career of an artist to the next level. With an endless pool of talented music artists trying to make it big in the most glamourous and star-studded industry. While there are many famous music artists who are still waiting for their Grammy debut, we have also witnessed the sorts who have won more than 10, 20, and even 30 Grammy awards.
Ever wonder who the Grammy elite winners are? Look no further. We’ve assembled a list of the top five Grammy winners of all time.
7 Music Artists Who Have The Highest Number of GRAMMY Awards
Sir Georg Solti, KBE was a Hungarian-born British orchestral and opera conductor, best known for his performances with opera companies in Munich, Frankfurt, and London. He also worked as a long-time director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Not only does late conductor Georg Solti hold the record for the most Grammy Awards won in any genre, but he has also won the maximum awards in the Classical Field.
Number of GRAMMY: 31
Musical position: Conductor.
Quincy Delight Jones Jr. is an American record producer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, composer, arranger, and producer of film and television. His career spanned more than 60 years in the entertainment industry with a record 80 Grammy Award nominations, 28 Grammy Awards, and a Grammy Hero Award in 1992.
Quincy Jones’ Grammy career covers more than 10 Categories, from Children’s to Jazz, Pop, Rap, R&B, and more, including his recent Best Music Film award at the 61st Grammy Awards. He’s also one of the 15 artists to win the Grammy Legend Award.
Number of GRAMMY: 28
Beyoncé Knowles made her debut in the music industry as a member of ‘Destiny’s Child’ in 1999. This was followed by her solo debut album ‘Dangerously in Love’ in 2003 which instantly climbed up the chart of Billboard 200 and emerged as No.1 hit. Not just Beyoncé is a female music artists with highest number of Grammy awards, she is also the highest nominated female music artist with total 79 nominations.
The legacy continues and at the 63rd ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS, Queen B won 4 Grammy awards again namely Best R&B Performance for Black Parade, Best Rap Performance for Savage, Best Rap Song for Savage, and Best Music Video for Brown Skin Girl. She was nominated in five categories.
Number of GRAMMY- 28
Alison Maria Krauss is an American bluegrass singer and guitarist. She entered the music industry at an early age, won local competitions by the age of 10, and recorded for the first time at 14. In 1985, she signed with Rounder Records and released her first solo album in 1987. She was invited to join the band she’s still playing with and recorded her first album with them as a band in 1989.
Alison Krauss is the female music artist with the most awards in the Country Field. Krauss shares 14 of her wins with her almost 30-year-old support band, Union Station.
Number of GRAMMY: 27
Pierre Louis Joseph Boulez CBE was a French composer, conductor, writer, and founder of a number of musical institutions. He was one of the leading figures in the world of classical music after the war.
Pierre Boulez received his Grammys mainly from the work of renowned 20th-century composers such as Bela Bartók, Alban Berg, and Claude Debussy. Boulez received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy in 2015.
Number of Grammys won: 26
The fifth position is a tie between Vladimir Horowitz and John Williams.
Vladimir Samoylovich Horowitz was a Russian-born classical pianist and composer who spent much of his life in the United States. He’s generally regarded as one of the greatest pianists of all time. He was acclaimed for his virtuoso technique, the quality of his music, and the passion that caused him to perform.
The late virtuoso pianist/composer Vladimir Horowitz received Grammys every decade from the 1960s to the 1990s. He was also awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Recording Academy in 1990 and has five albums in the Grammy Hall of Fame.
Number of GRAMMY: 25
John Towner Williams is an American composer, conductor, pianist, and trumpeter. Considered by many to be one of the greatest film composers of all time, he has composed some of the most famous film scores in film history in a career spanning more than six decades. With 52 Academy Award nominations, he is the second most-nominated person after Walt Disney.
John Williams has won a spot among the Grammy elite on film soundtrack classics such as Jaws, Star Wars and Schindler’s List. Besides the Grammys, he has also won various Oscars.
Number of GRAMMY: 25