While genres like pop, rock and R&B tend to make the most headlines at the Grammy Awards and fill most slots in the four general field categories — Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist — the Grammys cast a much wider net every year, honoring the best in fields as diverse as jazz, classical, new age, spoken-word and much more. The list of the Grammys’ most awarded artists of all time is just as diverse.
The most awarded musicians of all time include rap, country, rock and classical winners, and they range from singers to composers to conductors. But while the list is musically diverse, it does predominantly skew towards solo male artists. There is only one group in the top 13 (Irish rockers U2), and only two women (country darling Alison Krauss and R&B star Beyonce).
Perhaps surprisingly, most of the top winners are still living and thus can continue adding to their Grammy totals. So scroll down to find out who the cream of the crop are. Are you surprised by any of the names on the list? Are you surprised by any who aren’t on the list (yet)?