8 artists who won the most music awards in history

Over the years, there have been several artists who have dominated the music world. They have gone on to be some of the most decorated artists of all time. Artists who will forever be giants in the music world for decades to come. These artists have won several Grammy’s and Billboard music awards, some even in the Guinness Book of World Records.

A few artists with the most awards in history.

Artists who have won the most music awards
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Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson is the most decorated artist in history by a long shot. Over his career and lifetime, he won 834 awards including 13 Grammy Awards and 26 American Music Awards. Also, he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Plus, Michael holds a staggering 39 Guinness World Records including being named the Most Successful Music Entertainer of All-Time


Coming in second place is Beyoncé, who has amassed 660 awards throughout her career. She is the most successful female artist of all time and has also been named the most influential female singer of the 21st century

Beyoncé has won 28 Grammy Awards and is the most nominated artist in Grammy history, with 88 nominations in total. Also, she has won 29 MTV Video Music Awards making her the most successful award winner in history. 

Whitney Houston

The late Whitney Houston is widely regarded as having one of the best voices in history. For almost four decades, she was the queen of the charts and had some enormous hits, such as “I’m Your Baby Tonight” and “All The Man That I Need.”

Whitney won 657 awards in her time, including 2 Emmy Awards, 6 Grammy’s, 14 World Music Awards, 16 Billboard Music Awards, and 22 American Music Awards. 

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga burst onto the scene in 2008 and has been breaking records and selling out arenas ever since. She has tried her hand and succeeded at ventures outside of music. Not too long ago, she starred in the hit show, American Horror Story, and was the main character in A Star is Born

Gaga has won 450 awards in her career so far, including 13 Grammy’s, an Academy Award, two Golden Globes, a BAFTA, and 3 Brit Awards, and she also got her name into the Guinness Book of World Records 16 times. 


Eminem is one of the greatest rappers of all time; even people outside of hip-hop have recognized his talents and influence on music as a whole. He is the first hip-hop artist to win an Academy Award for his work in 8 Mile

Over the years, Eminem has amassed 392 awards, including 15 Grammy Awards, 8 American Music Awards, and 17 Billboard Music Awards. 

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is another artist that went from being unknown to the top of the mountain in only a couple of years. Her ability to span multiple genres and styles has cemented her place as one of the greatest female vocalists of her generation. 

Taylor has won 11 Grammy Awards (including 3 for the Album of the Year), 40 American Music Awards (the most won by any artist), and 29 Billboard Music Awards (the most won by a woman). 


While she may be more focused on the fashion and makeup game right now, Rihanna is still one of the most successful musicians in history. She has won 362 awards and has sold over 250 million records worldwide. 

She has won 9 Grammy Awards, 13 American Music Awards, and 12 Billboard Music Awards. In the UK, she has also sold over 7 million albums, making her the third-best-selling female artist of this century. 


Madonna has been making hit after hit for what seems like a lifetime at this point. With 340 awards to her name, there is almost nothing she hasn’t done. She has sold over 300 million records worldwide, which makes her the best-selling female artist of all time. 

On her list of awards are 45 awards from the BPI, a Guinness Book of World Records entry, and 12 RIAA multi-platinum albums (the most by any female artist).

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