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Which artists have the most Grammy Awards?

Posted: 10:05 PM, Feb 15, 2016
Updated: 2016-02-16 09:31:16Z
Which artists have the most Grammy Awards?
It was all about Kendrick Lamar during Monday night’s Grammy Awards, with the rapper picking up a total of five wins in just the show’s first hour.
 
We won’t downplay the significance of Lamar’s night; five wins is a lot, especially in just one show. With seven Grammy Awards in total, the other of which he earned in 2015, the 28-year-old still has a ways to go before placing himself amongst the top Grammy winners of all time.
 
Take the late conductor George Solti, for example, who has a stunning 31 Grammy Awards under his belt. Solti, best known for his work with opera companies in Munich, Frankfurt and London, earned his last win was in 1997, for Best Opera Recording for Wagner: Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg.
 
Solti is the record holder, followed by record producer Quincy Jones and singer Alison Krauss in second, with 27 awards.
 
In fact, there are several artists out there with well over 15 Grammy Awards, and some of them aren’t even household names. 
 
Check out some other multi-Grammy winners below, as provided by the Grammy official website .
 
Composer Pierre Boulez, 26 Grammy Awards
 
Classical pianist Vladamir Horowitz, 25 Grammy Awards
 
Musician Stevie Wonder, 25 Grammy Awards
 
Jazz pianist Chick Corea, 22 Grammy Awards
 
Rock band U2, 22 Grammy Awards
 
Composer John Williams, 22 Grammy Awards
 
Rapper Jay Z, 21 Grammy Awards
 
Rapper Kanye West, 21 Grammy Awards
 
Singer Beyoncé, 20 Grammy Awards
 
Singer Vince Fill, 20 Grammy Awards
 
Composer Henry Mancini, 20 Grammy Awards
 
Guitarist Pat Metheny, 20 Grammy Awards
 
Recording engineer Al Schmitt, 20 Grammy Awards
 
Singer Bruce Springsteen, 20 Grammy Awards
 
Singer Aretha Franklin, 18 Grammy Awards
 
Singer Paul McCartney, 18 Grammy Awards
 
Polka musician Jimmy Sturr, 18 Grammy Awards
 
As far as the most Grammys won in a single night, Lamar creeped up there Monday night. That record is held by musicians Michael Jackson and Santana, who both walked away with a total of eight awards on separate nights.