Who is the most awarded artist? The Rolling Stones? The Beach Boys? The Beatles? Sorry if you guessed any of the above. You are not correct.
The record holder for most Grammys received in their lifetime is Sir Georg Solti, conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for twenty two years. He has won a grand total of 31 Grammy Awards throughout his lifetime. Here are a few of his CDs for your listening pleasure:
The number two spot is shared by Quincy Jones-Renaissance man of music. He plays the trumpet and has been a conductor, composer, and producer, Alison Krauss, country music star also shares the spotlight. They both have twenty seven Grammy awards to their name.
Alison Krauss and her band Union Station
The number three spot is occupied by composer and conductor Pierre Boulez. Boulez has been composing since he was a young man in the late 1940s and continues to work to this day. He has 26 Grammy Awards.
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra http://alpha2.suffolk.lib.ny.us/record=b1791606~S50
The Ravel Piano Concertos: Miroirs http://alpha2.suffolk.lib.ny.us/record=b4328365~S50
The number four spot is occupied by Vladimir Horowitz the famous pianist. He is considered to be one of greatest pianists of the twentieth century. He won 25 Grammy awards in his lifetime.
Discovered Treasures http://alpha2.suffolk.lib.ny.us/record=b2090178~S50
Horowitz in Hamburg: The Last Concert http://alpha2.suffolk.lib.ny.us/record=b4071020~S50
Number 5 is tie between one of Ireland’s best musical imports U2 and Stevie Wonder. Each has 22 Grammys.
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb http://alpha2.suffolk.lib.ny.us/record=b3635562~S50
No Line on the Horizon http://alpha2.suffolk.lib.ny.us/record=b4122373~S50
All that you Can’t Leave Behind http://alpha2.suffolk.lib.ny.us/record=b3038582~S50
A Time to Love http://alpha2.suffolk.lib.ny.us/record=b3732021~S50
Number 6 is an unusual pairing. Both rapper Kanye West and composer/conductor John Williams each have twenty one Grammy awards to their names.
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy http://alpha2.suffolk.lib.ny.us/record=b4334454~S50
808s and Heartbreak http://alpha2.suffolk.lib.ny.us/record=b4098922~S50
Schindler’s List Soundtrack http://alpha2.suffolk.lib.ny.us/record=b2226193~S50
America, The Dream Goes On http://alpha2.suffolk.lib.ny.us/record=b1788127~S50
Greatest Hits 1969-1999 http://alpha2.suffolk.lib.ny.us/record=b2937109~S50
The seventh slot holds Bruce Springsteen, Chick Corea, Jazz Musician and Composer, Henry Mancini, composer and conductor, Pat Metheny, Jazz guitarist, and country music star Vince Gill. All have twenty Grammy’s!
Bruce Springsteen Born to Run http://alpha2.suffolk.lib.ny.us/record=b3753149~S50
Chick Corea Forever http://alpha2.suffolk.lib.ny.us/record=b4390576~S50
Henry Mancini All Time Greatest Hits (includes “Moon River”) http://alpha2.suffolk.lib.ny.us/record=b1823470~S50
Pat Metheny One Quiet Night http://alpha2.suffolk.lib.ny.us/record=b3355590~S50
Vince Gill High Lonesome Sound http://alpha2.suffolk.lib.ny.us/record=b2274575~S50
The eighth slot is occupied by recording engineer Al Schmitt, singer Aretha Franklin, and Jimmy Sturr, Polka musician and leader of his own orchestra. Each has a total of 18 Grammys.
Al Schmitt. (He recorded this album) Natalie Cole Ask A Woman Who Knows http://alpha2.suffolk.lib.ny.us/record=b3280875~S50
Aretha Franklin Knew You Were Waiting http://alpha2.suffolk.lib.ny.us/record=b4487504~S50
Jimmy Sturr Gone Polka http://alpha2.suffolk.lib.ny.us/record=b3221739~S84
The ninth slot is crowded with an eclectic mix of musicians. Husband and wife Jay Z and Beyonce each have a total of seventeen Grammys. Rounding out the list are Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, and cellist Yo Yo Ma.
Beyonce Dangerously in Love http://alpha2.suffolk.lib.ny.us/record=b3363602~S50
Jay Z Watch the Throne http://alpha2.suffolk.lib.ny.us/record=b4404943~S50
Ray Charles Genius Loves Company http://alpha2.suffolk.lib.ny.us/record=b3610724~S50
Eric Clapton Chronicles: The Best of Eric Clapton http://alpha2.suffolk.lib.ny.us/record=b2840553~S50
Yo Yo Ma Appalachian Journey http://alpha2.suffolk.lib.ny.us/record=b3526855~S50
Stop into the Library and pick up some of these Grammy winner’s CD for some enjoyable listening. From pop to rock to classical and even some polka there is something for everyone!