Hey, Frustrated Sports Fans: Here Are the 20 Best Awards Show Stats

Helen Reddy, Stevie Wonder, Alice Cooper
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Helen Reddy and Stevie Wonder posing with their Grammy Awards alongside Alice Cooper back stage at the Hollywood Palladium on March 2, 1974.

While we all wait for our respective worlds to get back to normal, here are 20 of the most prized records at awards shows.

Sports fans love obsessing over records. From an early age, they collect baseball cards and pore over the sports pages memorizing even the most arcane records. Now, suddenly, their world has gone dark.

I don't know if awards shows will start back up again before sporting events do, but while we all wait for our respective worlds to get back to normal, here are 20 of the most prized records at awards shows. These are the equivalent, for music obsessives, of such fabled sports records as Cy Young's 749 complete games and Wayne Gretzky's 92 goals in a season.

Only artists to win eight Grammys in one night: Michael Jackson (1984) and Santana (2000)

Only music video to win nine MTV Video Music Awards: Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer" (1987)

Only artist to win the Grammy for album of the year with three consecutive studio albums: Stevie Wonder (1974-75 and 1977)

Only artist to sweep the "Big Three" Grammys (album, record and song of the year) twice: Adele (2012 and 2017)

Youngest Grammy winner for album of the year: Billie Eilish (18 in 2020)

Youngest Grammy winner for best new artist: LeAnn Rimes (14 in 1997)

First woman to win the CMA Award for entertainer of the year: Loretta Lynn (1972)

Only artist to win the CMA Award for entertainer of the year seven times: Garth Brooks

Only artist to win the ACM Award for album of the year five times: Miranda Lambert (who did it with five consecutive studio albums!)

Only composer to win three Oscars in one night: Marvin Hamlisch (1974)

Most Oscar nominations by a composer: John Williams (52—47 for scoring, five for songwriting)

First African-American songwriter to win an Oscar for best original song: Isaac Hayes for "Theme from Shaft" (1971)

First person to receive Oscar nominations for acting and songwriting in the same year: Mary J. Blige for Mudbound (2018)

Artist with the most Grammys: the late Hungarian-born conductor Georg Solti (31)

Only artists to win back-to-back Grammys for record of the year: Roberta Flack (1972-73) and U2 (2001-02)

First rock artist to win the Grammy for album of the year: The Beatles (1968)

First country artist to win the Grammy for album of the year: Glen Campbell (1969)

First hip-hop artist to win the Grammy for album of the year: Lauryn Hill (1999)

Only artist to win the Grammy for record of the year three times: Paul Simon (twice with Art Garfunkel, once on his own)

Youngest person to achieve EGOT status: Robert Lopez (who clinched it one week after turning 39 in 2014)

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