You may have read that Ariana Grande‘s Thank U, Next is her fourth consecutive studio album to receive a Grammy nomination for best pop vocal album. The hit-studded album follows My Everything, Dangerous Woman and Sweetener (which won in that category earlier this year).
That’s a great achievement, but several artists have even longer ongoing streaks of consecutive album releases that have received Grammy nominations in genre album categories. Take a look.
Tierney Sutton. Screenplay is the jazz singer’s eighth consecutive studio album to receive a nomination for best jazz vocal album. (This count excludes an album of music from Clint Eastwood‘s 2016 film Sully.) Two of those albums, including Screenplay, are credited to the Tierney Sutton Band. Sutton has yet to win a Grammy.
Michael Bublé. Love is Bublé’s seventh consecutive studio album to receive a nomination for best traditional pop vocal album. In addition, he has been nominated in that category with two live albums — Caught in the Act and Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden — for a total of nine nominations. Bublé is a four-time winner in the category.
Taylor Swift. Lover is Swift’s sixth consecutive studio album to receive a nomination for either best country album or best pop vocal album. That’s her entire output of studio albums except for her 2006 debut. Swift won best country album for Fearless and best pop vocal album for 1989. She’s the only artist who has won in both of these categories. If Lover takes best pop vocal album in January, Swift will join Kelly Clarkson and Adele as the only two-time winners in this category.
Barbra Streisand. Walls is Streisand’s fifth consecutive studio album to receive a nomination for best traditional pop vocal album. She was also nominated during this streak with a live album, The Music…The Mem’ries…The Magic! This is Streisand’s 12th nomination in the category. That puts her second only to Tony Bennett, who has amassed 16 noms in the category. Streisand has yet to win in the category. She hasn’t won in any competitive category since the 1986 awards. She has lost 19 times since the last time she won. That’s no way to treat a legend.
The Chemical Brothers. No Geography is the British electronic duo’s fifth consecutive studio album to receive a nom for best dance/electronic album. In addition, the duo was nominated for Don’t Think, a video album. The duo’s six total noms constitutes the record for the category. The duo won in the category for Push the Button (2005) and We Are the Night (2007). If they win again this year, they’ll tie Skrillex for the most wins in the category’s history.
Jim Gaffigan. Quality Time is the comedian’s fifth consecutive album to be nominated for best comedy album. He has yet to win.
In more specialized categories, pianist Peter Kater is nominated for best new age album for the 14th time in the past 17 years. The German-born musician is nominated this year for Wings. He won in the category for Dancing On Water (2017).
Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea is nominated for best regional Mexican music album (including Tejano) for the eighth time in the past 12 years. The all-female mariachi band is nominated this year for 20 Aniversario. The ensemble has won twice in the category, for Canciones De Amor (2008) and A Mi Manera (2013).
Here are a few other artists who are coming up fast:
Ed Sheeran. No.6 Collaborations Project is Sheeran’s third consecutive studio album to receive a nom for best pop vocal album. He won in this category two years ago for ÷. If he wins again this year, he’ll join Clarkson and Adele as the only two-time winners in this category.
Bon Iver and Vampire Weekend. I,I and Father of the Bride are those bands’ third consecutive studio albums to receive noms for best alternative music album. Both bands have won once in the category, Bon Iver for Bon Iver (2011); Vampire Weekend for Modern Vampires of the City (2013).
PJ Morton. This is the third consecutive year that Morton has been nominated for best R&B album. He is nominated this year for Paul, having previously been nominated for Gumbo and Gumbo Unplugged (Live).
Dave Chappelle. Sticks & Stones is the comedian’s third consecutive album to receive a nom for best comedy album. He has won in this category the last two years running. If he wins again this year, he’ll become just the fourth artist to win three or more years in a row. The first three were Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor and Peter Schickele.