The 11 artists with the most Grammy Awards

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Artists including Beyonce, John Williams and Stevie Wonder have plenty of awards under their belts

As the 62nd Grammys take place in Los Angeles, many music fans might be wondering which artists have the most awards on their shelves at home. 

While most might assume Beyonce, a perennial favourite at the Grammys, can claim the biggest hoard of trophies, she doesn’t actually make the top five artists. 

Look through the gallery to see the 11 artists with the most Grammy awards:

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1/11 Georg Solti – 31

The late musical director, who worked with the Chicago Symphony for more than two decades, won a whopping 31 Grammys before his death, aged 84, in 1997.

2/11 Quincy Jones – 27

Among the musician and producer’s Grammy wins are Album of the Year, for Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

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3/11 Alison Krauss – 27

Tying with Quincy Jones is Alison Krauss, who can claim the most Grammys of any female artist, and also the most Grammys of any female country artist. She shares her wins with her backing band of nearly 30 years, Union Station.

4/11 Pierre Boulez – 26

Boulez’s career included leading the New York Philharmonic and the BBC Symphony Orchestra during the 1970s. He died in 2016 at age 90. His Grammys recognised his work as a conductor for the work of 20th century composers including Bela Bartók and Claude Debussy.

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5/11 Vladimir Horowitz – 25

Russian-born US classical pianist and composer Vladimir Horowitz, who died in 1989, won 25 Grammys.

6/11 Stevie Wonder – 25

Stevie Wonder has won 25 Grammys to date, including his latest, the Grammy for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals (2007’s “For Once in My Life”).

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7/11 John Williams – 24

While he certainly isn’t as instantly recognisable as Beyonce, John Williams is one of the most famous names – not just in the music industry, but in the film industry too. He’s known for his work on the Star Wars franchise, as well as classic Stephen Spielberg films including Jaws and Jurassic Park.

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8/11 Beyonce – 22

Beyonce has won 22 Grammys, including for Best Music Video (“Formation”) and Best Urban Contemporary Album (Lemonade).

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9/11 Chick Corea – 22

Chick Corea matches Beyonce for 22 Grammy Awards. The jazz pianist previously performed at the 2004 Grammys with the Foo Fighters, and toured a number of dates in 2018.

10/11 U2 – 22

The Irish rock band may have lost out to Beck in 2014 for Best Rock Album, but many would argue they have more than enough Grammys already. They had a double win in 1998, with Album of the Year (The Joshua Tree) and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

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11/11 Jay-Z – 22

Jay-Z makes it on to the list with a joint 22 Grammys, including several for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song.

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1/11 Georg Solti – 31

The late musical director, who worked with the Chicago Symphony for more than two decades, won a whopping 31 Grammys before his death, aged 84, in 1997.

2/11 Quincy Jones – 27

Among the musician and producer’s Grammy wins are Album of the Year, for Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

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3/11 Alison Krauss – 27

Tying with Quincy Jones is Alison Krauss, who can claim the most Grammys of any female artist, and also the most Grammys of any female country artist. She shares her wins with her backing band of nearly 30 years, Union Station.

4/11 Pierre Boulez – 26

Boulez’s career included leading the New York Philharmonic and the BBC Symphony Orchestra during the 1970s. He died in 2016 at age 90. His Grammys recognised his work as a conductor for the work of 20th century composers including Bela Bartók and Claude Debussy.

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5/11 Vladimir Horowitz – 25

Russian-born US classical pianist and composer Vladimir Horowitz, who died in 1989, won 25 Grammys.

6/11 Stevie Wonder – 25

Stevie Wonder has won 25 Grammys to date, including his latest, the Grammy for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals (2007’s “For Once in My Life”).

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7/11 John Williams – 24

While he certainly isn’t as instantly recognisable as Beyonce, John Williams is one of the most famous names – not just in the music industry, but in the film industry too. He’s known for his work on the Star Wars franchise, as well as classic Stephen Spielberg films including Jaws and Jurassic Park.

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8/11 Beyonce – 22

Beyonce has won 22 Grammys, including for Best Music Video (“Formation”) and Best Urban Contemporary Album (Lemonade).

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9/11 Chick Corea – 22

Chick Corea matches Beyonce for 22 Grammy Awards. The jazz pianist previously performed at the 2004 Grammys with the Foo Fighters, and toured a number of dates in 2018.

10/11 U2 – 22

The Irish rock band may have lost out to Beck in 2014 for Best Rock Album, but many would argue they have more than enough Grammys already. They had a double win in 1998, with Album of the Year (The Joshua Tree) and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

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11/11 Jay-Z – 22

Jay-Z makes it on to the list with a joint 22 Grammys, including several for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song.

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Tonight’s (26 January) ceremony is being held at the Staples Center.

Read about everything you need to know here, and see our list of predictions for the winners here.

 

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