The King of Pop’s performance at the 1984 Grammys (where Thriller was honored) is the stuff of legend. That night Jackson won the most Grammys ever in one night with 8 (Santana later tied him). The most ever by a male solo performer (8). And he also received more noms than anyone ever in one night (12).
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During his 70s and 80s heyday, Wonder won Grammys like it was his job. He currently is in 2nd place for all-time most Grammys won by a male solo artist with 22 and he’s tied for 1st when it comes to Album of the Year awards, he has three.
Beyoncé is only 29 and she already holds the record for most Grammy wins by a female artist in one night (6) and she’s 3rd on the list of all-time wins by a woman with 16.
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Arguably no African-American has had more success at the Grammys than Quincy Jones. The legendary producer ranks 2nd in most Grammy wins ever (27), the most wins by a producer (also 27) and the most nominations ever — a whopping 79!
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McKnight has the dubious distinction of being the most nominated person in Grammy history to never win the award. Who knows, maybe the 17th time will be the charm.
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The beloved Queen of Soul currently has the second most wins ever for a female solo artist with 18.
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Rock God Lenny Kravitz pulled off an improbable feat when he won the Grammy for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance four years in a row from 1999 to 2002.
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The Best Rap Album Grammy Award has only been around since 1996 but Eminem has still managed to win it a record four times. And this year he might just make it a 5th.
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The late, great soul music legend hold the record currently for the most posthumous Grammys with eight awards since his death in 2004.
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When DeLeon was just 9-years-old in 1985 she broke Michael Jackson’s decade-plus long record as the youngest artist to be nominated for a Grammy. She holds the record to this day.
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Tomorrow, this year’s highly anticipated Grammy Award winners will be announced. This year brought the usual snubs and sure things — but this got the staff at theGrio thinking, who are the greatest Grammy winners of all-time. Not necessarily in terms of their music, but who’s been recognized the most, and who’s won the most times. Despite its reputation as a stogy ceremony, many artists popular with black audiences have been embraced by Grammy.