2."Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana The group that's responsible for knocking '80s hair bands like Poison off the radar never received a Grammy for their hit "Smells Like Teen Spirit." Nirvana (fronted by the brilliant and tortured Kurt Cobain) had to settle for a single win in 1995 for
Best Alternative Music Performance, MTV Unplugged.
"Streets of Philadelphia" won several awards including Song of the Year in 1995. "Hello, Dolly!" won for Best Vocal Performance, Male in 1965.
3. Sir Georg Solti With 31 wins, Sir Georg Solti (1912-1997) is the most decorated Grammy winner of all time. He is most famously known as the Music Director for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Solti has won for several musical arrangements, including Decca's complete set of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen, which some believe is his best musical work.
Second on the "Biggest Winner, Male" list is Quincy Jones (27) followed by French composer Pierre Boulez (26). Michael Jackson does not even break the top 10, while
Vladimir Horowitz is 4th with 25 wins.
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1. Alison Krauss
This bluegrass/country singer, songwriter and musician has a whopping 27 Grammy wins. Alison is not only the most decorated female winner, but she is also tied with Quincy Jones in second place for most Grammy wins of all time. Her latest Grammy was in 2012 for Best Bluegrass Album, "Paper Airplane."
Aretha Franklin is second with 18 wins while Leontyne Price and Ella Fitzgerald are tied in fifth with 13 wins.
1. Luis Miguel and 2. LeAnn Rimes A bit of a trick question--both artists were just 14 years old when they won. LeAnn Rimes won for Best New Artist and Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 1996. Luis Miguel won for Best Mexican-American Performance (with Sheena Easton) in 1984.
Beyonce was 19 when she received her first Grammy.
3. Pinetop Perkins Pinetop Perkins (1913-2011) was 97 years young when he won for Best Traditional Blues album in 2011. Perkins started his career as a guitarist but after an arm injury, opted for the piano. He is considered to be one of the most influential blues performers and was inducted in the Blues Hall of Fame in 2003.
George Burns is second oldest to receive a Grammy win (94) while Betty White is third (90).