Top Grammy winners of all time
Expect to see Grammys handed out next month at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 28 in New York City.
This year, Jay-Z leads the pack with 8 nominations. For the rapper — a 21-time Grammy winner — that includes a nomination for Best Rap/Sung Performance with his wife Beyonce, who has won 22 Grammys.
The pop superstar, however, can’t (yet) claim the title for the most Grammys ever won. Read on for a look at the ten artists who have won the most Grammys, according to the awards show website.
Georg Solti, 31
Though he died in 1997 at age 84, Solti is still the man to beat, having won 31 Grammys. Solti’s career included more than 20 years as musical director for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Quincy Jones, 27
The music industry titan and musician has won 27 Grammys – among them Album of the Year for the Michael Jackson smash hit album “Thriller.”
Alison Krauss, 27
The 46-year-old artist “holds the distinction as the female artist with the most GRAMMYs, and the female with the most awards in the Country Field,” Grammy.com says, adding that she “shares 14 of her wins with her backing band of nearly 30 years, Union Station.”
Krauss is currently up for 2 awards: Best Country Solo Performance (“Losing You”) and Best American Roots Performance (“I Never Cared For You”).
Pierre Boulez, 26
“Pierre Boulez earned his GRAMMYs conducting the work of renowned 20th century composers such as Bela Bartók, Alban Berg and Claude Debussy,” Grammy.com says.
Boulez’s career included leading the New York Philharmonic and the BBC Symphony Orchestra during the 1970s. He died in 2016 at age 90.
Vladimir Horowitz, 25
Vladimir Horowitz, who died in 1989 in his 80s, won 25 awards.
“Piano playing consists of common sense, heart, and technical resources,” the pianist and composer once said, according to WNYC. “All three should be equally developed. Without common sense you are a fiasco, without technique an amateur, without heart a machine.”
Stevie Wonder, 25
Singer Stevie Wonder has 25 Grammys. He last won a Grammy for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals (“For Once in My Life”) in 2007.
Now 67 years old, Wonder continues to take the stage. He performed his albums “Innervisions” and “Talking Book” in full as part of a House Full of Toys benefit concert earlier this month, Billboard reported.
John Williams, 23
You might not know John Williams’ face, but you may have heard his music at the movie theater.
“Of his 23 GRAMMY wins, Williams has earned 12 in the Music For Visual Media Field and six for his work on the Star Wars franchise, including his most recent at the 59th GRAMMYs for Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” according to the website.
Williams is also behind the soundtrack for the latest Star Wars installment, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”
Beyonce most recently won Grammys in 2017 for Best Urban Contemporary Album (“Lemonade”) and Best Music Video (“Formation”).
Recently, she and Ed Sheeran released a duet version of the song “Perfect” in November, Billboard reported.
Chick Corea, 22
Chick Corea also has 22 Grammy Awards. The jazz pianist previously performed at the 2004 Grammys with the Foo Fighters, his Grammy.com artist profile says.
Corea, 76, is still active, with a slew of 2018 tour dates planned, including stops in Seattle, Los Angeles and New York City.
The band was last nominated for Best Rock Album for their 2014 release “Songs of Innocence.” The award instead went to Beck (“Morning Phase”) at the 2015 Grammys.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.