Top Grammy Winners


Caitlin Wang, Writer

The music industry is constantly changing whether we like it or not. The Grammy Awards have been around for as long as we can remember. The artists that won these prestigious awards back then differ from those who win these awards today. Here is a mix of artists from back then to now, who have all won many Grammy awards and a music background on each.


Georg Solti: In the lead with 31 total Grammys, Georg Solti is “still the man to beat,” according to Fox News. He was a music director for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for more than 20 years during his music career. His recordings were highly praised as both a “conductor and solo performer.” To keep his title, he has earned more Grammys than any other classical or popular recording artist. His legacy lives on today. 


Stevie Wonder: Slightly behind Solti, Stevie Wonder has earned a total of 25 Grammys. He is not only a singer, but also a songwriter, and record producer. One of these Grammys includes Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for his song, “For Once in My Life.” Wonder’s music career is also very impressive, considering he still continues to perform at 67 years old. He is also considered to be one of the most successful musicians of the 20th century. 


Beyonce: Beyonce is one of the most well-known Grammy award winners today. She has won 23 awards out of 66 total nominations. Her first three Grammys were earned as a member of Destiny’s Child, following many others as a solo artist. She advises, “We all experience pain and loss, and often we become inaudible. My intention for…was to create a body of work that would give a voice to our pain, our struggles, our darkness, and our history. To confront issues that make us uncomfortable.” Beyonce is truly amazing, being the most nominated female artist in Grammy history. 


Kanye West: Close behind Beyonce, Kanye West also falls into the category of modern-day artists who have won a high amount of Grammy awards. Out of 69 nominations, he has won 21 awards. A look into his mindset, “My greatest award is what I’m about to do. I’m always thinking about the future.” He is one of the top hip-hop artists in Grammy history, with Jay-Z close behind. 


Each artist listed above is unique in their own way. From their music to their personalities, these musicians don’t have much in common besides the fact that they are among the top Grammy winners in history. It is truly astonishing how much these artists are able to accomplish throughout their lifetimes, allowing them to be rewarded so many prestigious Grammy awards.

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