If you think pop superstar Beyonce has won the most Grammys ever, guess again. In fact, the musician doesn’t even crack the Top 5. Neither does her husband, rapper Jay-Z, who leads the pack of nominees at this year’s ceremony with 8 nominations.
While Beyonce and Jay-Z have each won more than 20 of the music awards, several musicians have racked up more wins.
And even if Jay-Z — a 21-time Grammy winner — wins all the categories he’s currently nominated in, he still won’t be able to top the list.
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 “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 in December, Billboard reported.
John Williams, 23
You might not know John Williams’ face, but you may have heard his music in 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.”
The composer was named as a recipient of the Trustees Award, which “honors such contributions in areas other than performance,” the Recording Academy said in a Jan. 9 press release.
Beyonce, 36, most recently won Grammys in 2017 for Best Urban Contemporary Album (“Lemonade”) and Best Music Video (“Formation”).
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.
U2 will perform at the 2018 Grammys.
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