Grammys night is nearly here, which means we’re already wondering who will wear what and which acts will take home trophies. And, while we’re on the subject, we couldn’t help but wonder, who has won the most Grammys? We did some digging and it turns out our guesses were way off. Here, a list of the top Grammys winners by category.
1. Who has the most Grammys?
This accolade goes to someone that’s surprisingly not a household name. Late Hungarian-British conductor Georg Solti, who was the music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for 22 years, won an astonishing 31 Grammys in his lifetime. He was nominated for 74 Grammys over the span of his career and was even given the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996 and a special Trustees Grammy Award, which he shared with John Culshaw for their recording of the Ring, in 1967.
2. Which male artist has the most grammys?
Technically, this goes to Solti as well, but if we’re talking pop musicians, Quincy Jones has 28 Grammys hanging out on his mantel. He’s followed by Pierre Boulez with 26, Vladimir Horowitz and Stevie Wonder with 25, John Williams with 24, Chick Corea and Jay-Z with 22 and Kanye West and Vince Gill with 21. The real question: Where do they put them all?
3. What about the female artist with the most grammys?
Country singer and producer Alison Krauss has a casual 27 Grammys to her name, making her the woman with the most Grammys under her belt. Beyoncé is a close second with 23, Aretha Franklin had 18, Adele and Alicia Keys both have 15 and Ella Fitzgerald, Emmylou Harris and Leontyne Price were given 13.
4. Which group has won the most grammys?
When it comes to ensemble artists with lots of Grammys to their name, U2 comes in at the top with 22. They’re followed by Allison Krauss and Union Station with 14, the Dixie Chicks with 12 and the Foo Fighters with 11.
Tune in to see if any of these standings change when the 62nd annual Grammy Awards air on CBS on Sunday, Jan 26, at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.