Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Daily Did-You-Know 11/25/2008

There are a lot of great musicians out there - Paul McCartney, Yo-Yo Ma, Andrea Bocelli, Ruben Studdard - but who has been most recognized with the most Grammys in the history of the award? Never fear, folks. As always, I'm dropping the knowledge on ya:

8 people tied with 16 awards: Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin, Vince Gill, Leonard Bernstein, Pat Metheny, Robert Shaw, and Sting.

17 awards: Alison Krauss

20 awards: Henry Mancini

22 awards: Stevie Wonder

2 people tied with 25 awards: Pierre Boulez and Vladimir Horowitz

27 awards: Quincy Jones

And the person with the most Grammy awards in history, with 31 awards: Sir Georg Solti! Who the hell is that! Further research shows he was an internationally renowned conductor for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the London Philharmonic. I suppose that'll get the job done, eh?

Elvis, The Beatles, and the Rolling Stones didn't make the top 15, and in fact not a single one of them has ever won a Grammy for Record of the Year. The person to win that specific Grammy the most times was Paul Simon, who took it home thrice.

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