Ranked: Who’s Won The Most Grammy Awards?
At the recent 65th Grammy Awards, Harry Styles, Lizzo, and Bonnie Raitt won the year’s biggest awards.
But several other music stars and celebrities, including Beyoncé with four awards from nine nominations, were also feted by the musical community.
The results of the night were historic when it comes to the most Grammy-awarded artists, with a reshuffle happening at the very top. This graphic from Athul Alexander highlights the artists with the most Grammy wins of all time. Data is sourced from the Grammys’ official website and was updated with the latest results as of February 5, 2023.
Most Grammy Award Wins as of 2023
After the latest ceremonies, global megastar Beyoncé tops a list of record holders and fiercely talented artists, just ahead of celebrated composer Sir Georg Solti.
Despite their closeness in awards received, the two artists are as different as chalk and cheese. On one hand there’s Beyoncé, who has spent 26 years in the industry. She started as a part of the all-girl group Destiny’s Child before beginning her solo career in 2003, finding critical and commercial success in both ventures.
On the other hand is Sir Georg Solti, a renowned conductor. Solti was born in Budapest in 1912, but fled Hungary on account of increasingly harsh anti-Jewish laws, finding refuge in Switzerland right before World War II. Over time he became a conductor and musical director of some of the world’s best orchestras, and was credited with turning around the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Solti is joined by other composers as the most-winning Grammy artists, including Chik Corea, Pierre Boulez, and John Williams. Hip-hop legends Kanye West and Jay-Z are tied for 10th place, with 24 awards each.
Beyoncé Elevating Women Grammy Winners
Even as Beyoncé has now claimed the crown as the most-decorated artist for herself, it is notable that only one other female artist, Alison Krauss, features with her in the ranks of artists with more than 20 Grammys to their name.
The bluegrass singer is well ahead of other notable female winners such as Aretha Franklin (18) and more recent pop icons including Adele (16), Alicia Keys (15), and Lady Gaga (15). Even country singer Dolly Parton has “only” won 10 Grammys despite being a country music legend and pop cultural phenomenon.
The question now becomes, how long will Beyoncé hold onto her new crown (and which artist, if any, will replace her)?
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The Most-Viewed YouTube Videos of All Time
This chart highlights the rising demand for kid-focused content and videos through the top 20 most-viewed videos.
The Most-Viewed YouTube Videos of All Time
YouTube has been the dominant force in video streaming for well over a decade, with music being a huge driver of the platform’s growth.
However, there seems to have been a demographic shift in YouTube’s audience over the years.
While commercial music videos once dominated the rankings of the most-viewed videos on YouTube, they have since faced stiff competition from an unlikely source: nursery rhymes and children’s educational videos.
This graphic pulls up the 20 most viewed videos on YouTube, revealing the rising demand for kid-focused content and videos as of August 2023.
Now Streaming for Children
Launched in 2016 by Korean education brand Pinkfong, the catchy “Baby Shark (do-do, do-do-do-do)” dance video became the first music video ever to cross 10 billion views in January 2021.
Nine of the top 20 most-viewed YouTube videos today offer content geared toward children:
|Rank||YouTube Video||Channel||Views (August 2023)|
|1||Baby Shark Dance||Pinkfong||13.0B|
|3||Johny Johny Yes Papa||LooLoo Kids||6.7B|
|5||Shape of You||Ed Sheeran||6.0B|
|6||See You Again||Wiz Khalifa||5.9B|
|7||Wheels on the Bus||Cocomelon||5.4B|
|8||Phonics Song with TWO Words||ChuChu TV||5.4B|
|9||Uptown Funk||Mark Ronson||4.9B|
|10||Learning Colors - Colorful Eggs on a Farm||Miroshka TV||4.9B|
|12||Masha and The Bear - Episode 17||Get Movies||4.5B|
|13||Dame Tu Cosita||Ultra Records||4.4B|
|14||Axel F||Crazy Frog||3.9B|
|18||Baa Baa Black Sheep||Cocomelon||3.7B|
|20||Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)||Shakira||3.6B|
With total views of 13 billion today, “Baby Shark” surpasses the music video for Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito” (previously the most-viewed YouTube video) by almost five billion views.
And other popular child-focused music videos are close behind. “Johny Johny Yes Papa” (#3) and Cocomelon’s “Bath Song” (#4) nudged Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” and Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again” down to the fifth and sixth rank in the list of most-viewed YouTube videos.
Catchy or Educational?
While many attribute the popularity of kid-focused videos to repetitive lyrics, familiar nursery rhymes, or otherwise catchy music that can’t get out of your head, research says otherwise.
A study by the Pew Research Center found that YouTube plays a key role in providing content for children. 81% of parents of kids aged 11 and younger allow their children to watch YouTube, with 35% of these kids using the platform regularly.
And this has become a lucrative business too. In 2021, the company behind Cocomelon and other popular kids channels was acquired for around $3 billion.
If these trends keep up, we may see more kid-focused content climb up this Top 20 list in the future as well.
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