Most Album of the Year awards won at the Grammys by a vocalist
Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Taylor Swift
3 total number
United States (Los Angeles)

Frank Sinatra (1915-98), Stevie Wonder (b. Stevland Judkins), Paul Simon and Taylor Swift (all USA) have won three Album of the Year awards at the Grammys. Swift joined the illustrious list of three-time category winners – and became the first female to scoop the award three times – when folklore was named Album of the Year at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in California, USA, on 14 March 2021. She had previously won Album of the Year for Fearless in 2010 and for 1989 in 2016. Sinatra won Album of the Year Grammys for Come Dance with Me! (at the 2nd Annual Grammy Awards in 1959), September of My Years (1966) and A Man and his Music (1967); Wonder claimed the prize for Innervisions (1974), Fulfillingness' First Finale (1975) and Songs in the Key of Life (1977); and Simon won his first Album of the Year award in 1971 for Bridge over Troubled Water (as one half of the duo Simon & Garfunkel), followed by Still Crazy After All These Years (1976) and Graceland (1987) as a solo artist.

Mastering engineer Tom Coyne (1954-2017) and engineer/mixer duo Serban Ghenea (b. Romania) and John Hanes (all USA) have all won the Grammy award for Album of the Year on four occasions, making them the most prolific recipients overall. Ghenea and Hanes (2016-21) joined Coyne (2012-18) at the top of the winners’ list in 2021 for their work on seven tracks on Swift’s No.1 album folklore, including “My Tears Ricochet”, “Illicit Affairs” and “Betty”.

Four producers, one mastering engineer and two engineers/mixers have also won Album of the Year three times: David Foster (1992-97), Phil Ramone (1976-2005), Daniel Lanois (1988-2006), Bob Ludwig (2013-15), Mike Piersante (2002-17), Tom Elmhirst (2012-17) and Ryan Tedder (2012-17).