Most Grammy awards won by a vocalist
28 total number
United States (Los Angeles)

Beyoncé (USA, b. Beyoncé Knowles) collected 28 Grammy awards between 2001 and 2021. “B” has won more trophies at popular music’s most prestigious awards ceremony than anyone other than conductor/musical director Sir Georg Solti (31) and producer Quincy Jones (28), which means that no vocalist – past or present – has matched her number of Grammy wins. Beyoncé took home another four awards – Best R&B Performance (“BLACK PARADE”), Best Music Video (“BROWN SKIN GIRL”), Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance (both as featured artist on the remix of Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage”) – at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, USA, on 14 March 2021 to take her one win clear of the bluegrass vocalist/fiddle player Alison Krauss, who won 27 Grammys between 1991 and 2012.

As of the 2021 ceremony, other vocalists who had achieved success at the Grammy Awards included Beyoncé’s husband Jay-Z (23), U2’s Bono (22), Stevie Wonder (22), Vince Gill (22) and Kanye West (22).

Beyoncé won her first three Grammy awards with the vocal trio Destiny’s Child (2001-02) and claimed one award with husband Jay-Z as The Carters (2019). Other highlights include five awards (from six nominations) in 2004 and six awards (from 10 nominations) in 2010. Her 10 nominations in 2010 matched Lauryn Hill’s 1999 record for the most nominations for a woman in a single year, and her six wins in 2010 set the record for the most wins by a woman in a single year – equalled by Adele in 2012.