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Ranked: Who’s Won The Most Grammy Awards?



This graphic shows the artists with the most Grammy awards as of 2023.

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.

RankArtistGrammy Awards
2Georg Solti31
3Quincy Jones28
4Alison Krauss27
4Chick Corea27
6Pierre Boulez26
7Vladimir Horowitz25
7Stevie Wonder25
7John Williams25
10Kanye West24
12Vince Gill22
14Pat Metheny20
14Al Schmitt20
14Bruce Springsteen20
14Henry Mancini20
14David Frost20

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.

2Alison Krauss27
3Aretha Franklin18
5Alicia Keys15
5Cece Winans15
5Bonnie Raitt15
8Leontyne Price13
8Ella Fitzgerald13
8Emmylou Harris13
8Lady Gaga13
12Judith Sherman12
12Taylor Swift12
14Shirley Caesar11
14Linda Ronstadt11
16Chaka Khan10
16Dolly Parton10

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.



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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:

RankYouTube VideoChannelViews (August 2023)
1Baby Shark DancePinkfong13.0B
2DespacitoLuis Fonsi8.2B
3Johny Johny Yes PapaLooLoo Kids6.7B
4Bath SongCocomelon6.3B
5Shape of YouEd Sheeran6.0B
6See You AgainWiz Khalifa5.9B
7Wheels on the BusCocomelon5.4B
8Phonics Song with TWO WordsChuChu TV5.4B
9Uptown FunkMark Ronson4.9B
10Learning Colors - Colorful Eggs on a FarmMiroshka TV4.9B
11Gangnam StylePsy4.8B
12Masha and The Bear - Episode 17Get Movies4.5B
13Dame Tu CositaUltra Records4.4B
14Axel FCrazy Frog3.9B
15SugarMaroon 53.9B
16RoarKaty Perry3.8B
17Counting StarsOneRepublic3.8B
18Baa Baa Black SheepCocomelon3.7B
19SorryJustin Bieber3.6B
20Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)Shakira3.6B

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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