Beyoncé may very well make history at the 65th annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 5 at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. If she wins three awards from her nine nominations, she’ll tie the late classical conductor Sir Georg Solti for the most wins by anyone in Grammy history. If she wins four, she’ll establish a new record.
Beyoncé has won three or more Grammys four times, so it’s entirely possible that she could do it again this year.
The Renaissance singer has been setting records at the Grammys for years. In 2010, she became the first female artist to win six Grammys in one night. In 2020, she became the woman with the most career Grammy wins (28), surpassing Alison Krauss.
If Beyoncé wins just one award this year—and she’s likely to do better than that—she’ll stand alone as the living artist with the most Grammys. She’s currently tied for that distinction with the legendary Quincy Jones.
In anticipation of the history Beyonce could make on Feb. 5, let’s look at the leaderboard of people with the most Grammys. Just 21 people have won 20 or more Grammys – 17 individuals and the four members of U2.
Here’s a complete list of people who have won 20 or more Grammys in competition. The years shown are the year of the awards ceremony (starting in 1971, the year of the live telecast). At the end of each entry, we make note of any special merit awards these people have received from the Recording Academy. (Those awards are not included in the tally of competitive awards won.) We also tell you which of these all-time winners are nominated this year.