With another year’s worth of Grammys awarded Opens a New Window. , it’s high time to check in on Grammy Award records and all the big names who have broken them over the course of the awards show’s six-decade history.
Taylor Swift skipped the 2019 Grammys on Sunday, February 10 — instead opting to attend the British Academy Film Awards with boyfriend Joe Alwyn — but she broke a Grammy record back in 2010 when she was still verging on the country side of pop music. Swift was barely out of her teens at the time, but the record holder for youngest Grammy winner was 12 years younger when she won.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z were also no-shows on Sunday, but they’re still legends in the Recording Grammy’s eyes. Jay-Z is close to breaking two records — one for most Grammy nominations (77) and another for most Grammys won by a songwriter (22) — and Beyoncé broke a record in 2010 that Adele tied in 2012, as detailed in the gallery below.
And though Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Bruce Springsteen, Kanye West and Stevie Wonder have all earned 20 or more Grammy Awards so far, not one of those artists are close to beating the record for the most lifetime Grammy wins. Scroll down to see that record holder and several more stars whose award shelves must be needing reinforcements.
Youngest Grammy Winner
When the O Brother, Where Art Thou soundtrack won Album of the Year in 2002, Leah Peasall was just 8 years old as she and her sisters accepted trophies for their song “In the Highways.”
Youngest Solo Album of the Year Winner
Taylor Swift was 20 when her album Fearless won the Album of the Year honor in 2010.
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Most Grammys Won by a Producer
Not only has legendary R&B and soul producer Quincy Jones won 27 Grammys but he also holds the record for most Grammy nominations with 80 nods.
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Artists With the Most-Honored Albums
U2’s How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb and Santana’s Supernatural both received a record nine Grammy wins. In fact, the U2 album won three in 2005 and another six the following year.
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Most Consecutive Grammy Wins in One Category
Aretha Franklin won Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for every year between 1968 and 1975 — then triumphed in the category again in 1982, 1986 and 1988.
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