Most Grammy Awards won by a female artist
32 total number
United States ()

Vocalist Beyoncé (USA, b. Beyoncé Knowles) became the most decorated individual in the history of the Grammy Awards by winning four statuettes at the 65th edition on 5 February 2023. From nine nominations, she accepted awards for Best Dance/Electronic Album (Renaissance), Best Dance/Electronic Recording (“Break My Soul”), Best R&B Song (“Cuff It”) and Best Traditional R&B Performance (“Plastic off the Sofa”), increasing her tally since 2001 to 32 – one more award than conductor/musical director Sir Georg Solti won between 1963 and 1998, and extending her lead among female artists, with bluegrass vocalist/fiddle player Alison Krauss having won 27 awards in 1991–2012.

In 2021 (the 63rd edition), four-time winner Beyoncé had been crowned the Grammys’ leading vocalist of all time with 28 awards, surpassing the 27 awards won by Krauss.

Beyoncé won her first three Grammy awards with the vocal trio Destiny’s Child (2001–02) and accepted one award with husband Jay-Z as The Carters (2019). Her other highlights at music’s most prestigious awards show 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 was the most by a woman in a single year – equalled by Adele in 2012.

A nine-time nominee in 2023, Beyoncé’s career total of 88 Grammy nominations has been matched by one other individual – her husband, Jay-Z, whose five nods ahead of the 65th edition also took his total number of nominations at the Grammys to 88.