50 Most Popular Grammy Winners of All Time

January 26, 2018 by Evan Comen

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The biggest night of the music industry is just around the corner. On Jan. 28, the 60th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony will be held at Madison Square Garden in New York City, returning to Gotham after a 15-year run in Los Angeles.

The star-studded event, filled with memorable performances and touching moments, is intended to showcase and acknowledge the talents and contributions of those working in the recording industry today, such as singers, songwriters, and producers. The Grammys present awards in 84 categories, not including special awards, so there are plenty of opportunities to honor artists in a variety of genres.

However, the Grammy Award is not just bestowed on those who make music. In fact, one of the most popular Grammy winners of all time is not even in the music industry.

As the music industry prepares to present the gramophone trophy to winners in myriad categories, 24/7 Wall St. has created a list of the most popular Grammy Award winners of all time. Artists who have won at least one Grammy Award were ranked based on daily average Wikipedia page views.

Click here to see the most popular Grammy winners of all time.
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50. AC/DC
> Daily average Wikipedia page views: 9,346
> Grammy history: 1 wins, 7 nominations
> Most recent win: Best Hard Rock Performance, “War Machine” (2009)

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49. Whitney Houston
> Daily average Wikipedia page views: 9,435
> Grammy history: 6 wins, 25 nominations
> Most recent win: Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, “It’s Not Right But It’s Okay” (1999)

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48. Kate Winslet
> Daily average Wikipedia page views: 9,570
> Grammy history: 1 wins, 1 nominations
> Most recent win: Best Spoken Word Album For Children, “Listen To The Storyteller” (1999)

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47. Gorillaz
> Daily average Wikipedia page views: 9,684
> Grammy history: 1 wins, 11 nominations
> Most recent win: Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals, “Feel Good Inc.” (2005)

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46. Shania Twain
> Daily average Wikipedia page views: 9,707
> Grammy history: 5 wins, 18 nominations
> Most recent win: Best Female Country Vocal Performance, “Man! I Feel Like A Woman!” (1999)

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45. Paul McCartney
> Daily average Wikipedia page views: 9,765
> Grammy history: 18 wins, 78 nominations
> Most recent win: Best Rock Song, “Cut Me Some Slack” (2013)

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44. Judy Garland
> Daily average Wikipedia page views: 9,809
> Grammy history: 2 wins, 2 nominations
> Most recent win: Best Solo Vocal Performance, Female, “Judy At Carnegie Hall” (1961)

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43. Chance The Rapper
> Daily average Wikipedia page views: 9,988
> Grammy history: 3 wins, 7 nominations
> Most recent win: Best Rap Album, “Coloring Book” (2016)

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42. Dick Van Dyke
> Daily average Wikipedia page views: 10,024
> Grammy history: 1 wins, 1 nominations
> Most recent win: Best Recording For Children, “Mary Poppins” (1964)

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41. Betty White
> Daily average Wikipedia page views: 10,078
> Grammy history: 1 wins, 1 nominations
> Most recent win: Best Spoken Word Album, “If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won’t)” (2011)

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40. Pink
> Daily average Wikipedia page views: 10,121
> Grammy history: 3 wins, 19 nominations
> Most recent win: Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals, “Imagine” (2010)

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39. Jimmy Carter
> Daily average Wikipedia page views: 10,211
> Grammy history: 2 wins, 9 nominations
> Most recent win: Best Spoken Word Album, “A Full Life: Reflections At Ninety” (2015)

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38. Bee Gees
> Daily average Wikipedia page views: 10,295
> Grammy history: 5 wins, 9 nominations
> Most recent win: Best Arrangement For Voices, “Stayin’ Alive” (1978)

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37. Prince
> Daily average Wikipedia page views: 10,581
> Grammy history: 7 wins, 38 nominations
> Most recent win: Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, “Future Baby Mama” (2007)

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36. Justin Timberlake
> Daily average Wikipedia page views: 10,742
> Grammy history: 10 wins, 38 nominations
> Most recent win: Best Song Written For Visual Media, “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” (2016)

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35. Dr. Dre
> Daily average Wikipedia page views: 10,745
> Grammy history: 6 wins, 26 nominations
> Most recent win: Best Rap Album, “Relapse” (2009)

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34. Mariah Carey
> Daily average Wikipedia page views: 10,806
> Grammy history: 5 wins, 34 nominations
> Most recent win: Best R&B Song, “We Belong Together” (2005)

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33. Bill Clinton
> Daily average Wikipedia page views: 11,071
> Grammy history: 2 wins, 4 nominations
> Most recent win: Best Spoken Word Album, “My Life” (2004)

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32. Adele
> Daily average Wikipedia page views: 11,323
> Grammy history: 15 wins, 18 nominations
> Most recent win: Record Of The Year, “Hello” (2016)

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31. Frank Sinatra
> Daily average Wikipedia page views: 11,420
> Grammy history: 9 wins, 31 nominations
> Most recent win: Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance, “Duets II” (1995)

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30. Drake
> Daily average Wikipedia page views: 11,446
> Grammy history: 3 wins, 35 nominations
> Most recent win: Best Rap Song, “Hotline Bling” (2016)

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29. John Lennon
> Daily average Wikipedia page views: 11,458
> Grammy history: 7 wins, 34 nominations
> Most recent win: Album Of The Year, “Double Fantasy” (1981)

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28. Kanye West
> Daily average Wikipedia page views: 11,528
> Grammy history: 21 wins, 68 nominations
> Most recent win: Best Rap Song, “N****s In Paris” (2012)

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27. David Bowie
> Daily average Wikipedia page views: 11,667
> Grammy history: 5 wins, 19 nominations
> Most recent win: Best Rock Performance, “Blackstar” (2016)

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26. Britney Spears
> Daily average Wikipedia page views: 11,893
> Grammy history: 1 wins, 8 nominations
> Most recent win: Best Dance Recording, “Toxic” (2004)

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25. Cher
> Daily average Wikipedia page views: 11,917
> Grammy history: 1 wins, 7 nominations
> Most recent win: Best Dance Recording, “Believe” (1999)

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24. Madonna
> Daily average Wikipedia page views: 11,927
> Grammy history: 7 wins, 28 nominations
> Most recent win: Best Long Form Music Video, “The Confessions Tour” (2007)

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23. Audrey Hepburn
> Daily average Wikipedia page views: 12,307
> Grammy history: 1 wins, 1 nominations
> Most recent win: Best Spoken Word Album For Children, “Audrey Hepburn’s Enchanted Tales” (1993)

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22. Shakira
> Daily average Wikipedia page views: 12,409
> Grammy history: 2 wins, 6 nominations
> Most recent win: Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album, “Fijación Oral Vol. 1” (2005)

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21. The Weeknd
> Daily average Wikipedia page views: 12,483
> Grammy history: 2 wins, 10 nominations
> Most recent win: Best Urban Contemporary Album, “Beauty Behind The Madness” (2015)

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20. The Beatles
> Daily average Wikipedia page views: 12,658
> Grammy history: 7 wins, 23 nominations
> Most recent win: Best Music Film, “The Beatles: Eight Days A Week The Touring Years” (2016)

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19. Johnny Cash
> Daily average Wikipedia page views: 12,692
> Grammy history: 13 wins, 35 nominations
> Most recent win: Best Short Form Music Video, “God’s Gonna Cut You Down” (2007)

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18. Robin Williams
> Daily average Wikipedia page views: 12,933
> Grammy history: 5 wins, 9 nominations
> Most recent win: Best Spoken Comedy Album, “Robin Williams – Live 2002” (2002)

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17. Gwen Stefani
> Daily average Wikipedia page views: 13,171
> Grammy history: 3 wins, 18 nominations
> Most recent win: Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal, “Underneath It All” (2003)

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16. Selena
> Daily average Wikipedia page views: 13,338
> Grammy history: 1 wins, 2 nominations
> Most recent win: Best Mexican-American Album, “Live” (1993)

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15. Will Smith
> Daily average Wikipedia page views: 14,082
> Grammy history: 4 wins, 8 nominations
> Most recent win: Best Rap Solo Performance, “Getting’ Jiggy Wit It” (1998)

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14. Kendrick Lamar
> Daily average Wikipedia page views: 14,383
> Grammy history: 7 wins, 29 nominations
> Most recent win: Best Rap Album, “To Pimp A Butterfly” (2015)

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13. Rihanna
> Daily average Wikipedia page views: 15,329
> Grammy history: 8 wins, 33 nominations
> Most recent win: Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, “The Monster” (2014)

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12. Martin Luther King Jr.
> Daily average Wikipedia page views: 16,414
> Grammy history: 1 wins, 3 nominations
> Most recent win: Best Spoken Word Recording, “Why I Oppose The War In Vietnam” (1970)

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11. Linkin Park
> Daily average Wikipedia page views: 17,396
> Grammy history: 2 wins, 6 nominations
> Most recent win: Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, “Numb/Encore” (2005)

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10. Elvis Presley
> Daily average Wikipedia page views: 17,810
> Grammy history: 3 wins, 14 nominations
> Most recent win: Best Inspirational Performance (Non-Classical), “How Great Thou Art” (1974)

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9. Taylor Swift
> Daily average Wikipedia page views: 18,795
> Grammy history: 10 wins, 31 nominations
> Most recent win: Album Of The Year, “1989” (2015)

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8. Bruno Mars
> Daily average Wikipedia page views: 20,463
> Grammy history: 5 wins, 27 nominations
> Most recent win: Album Of The Year, “25” (2016)

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7. Beyoncé
> Daily average Wikipedia page views: 20,644
> Grammy history: 22 wins, 63 nominations
> Most recent win: Best Urban Contemporary Album, “Lemonade” (2016)

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6. Lady Gaga
> Daily average Wikipedia page views: 21,040
> Grammy history: 6 wins, 19 nominations
> Most recent win: Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, “Cheek to Cheek” (2014)

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5. Tom Petty
> Daily average Wikipedia page views: 21,718
> Grammy history: 3 wins, 18 nominations
> Most recent win: Best Long Form Music Video, “Runnin’ Down A Dream” (2008)

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4. Michael Jackson
> Daily average Wikipedia page views: 22,862
> Grammy history: 13 wins, 38 nominations
> Most recent win: Best Short Form Music Video, “Scream” (1995)

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3. Barack Obama
> Daily average Wikipedia page views: 25,343
> Grammy history: 2 wins, 2 nominations
> Most recent win: Best Spoken Word Album, “The Audacity Of Hope: Thoughts On Reclaiming The American Dream” (2007)

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2. Eminem
> Daily average Wikipedia page views: 25,374
> Grammy history: 15 wins, 43 nominations
> Most recent win: Best Rap Album, “The Marshall Mathers LP2” (2014)

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1. Ed Sheeran
> Daily average Wikipedia page views: 30,481
> Grammy history: 2 wins, 13 nominations
> Most recent win: Song Of The Year, “Thinking Out Loud” (2015)

Detailed Findings & Methodology

Based on the popularity metric used by 24/7 Wall St., some of those who are among the most popular Grammy Award winners of all time might be surprising. Categories such as Best Spoken Word Album and Best Comedy Album broaden the field of possible Grammy Award recipients to include actors, comedians, politicians, historical figures, athletes, journalists, and poets.

In its essence, however, the Grammy Awards honor those in the music industry, and musicians, singers, and songwriters dominate the list.

The most popular of the Grammy winners are contemporary artists such as Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, and Lady Gaga. Beyoncé has 22 Grammy Awards and is second only to country musician Alison Krauss among female artists in Grammy victories.

In addition, several stars who shined brightest in previous generations also earned a place on the list. Among them are Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley. Sinatra, who passed away in 1998, won nine Grammys. His most recent Grammy Award win was in 1995 for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance for “Duets II,” his last studio album.

Non-music figures who appear on the list won Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word Album and Best Comedy Album. Among the most popular Grammy winners of all time are three presidents, a civil rights icon, various actors, and a comedian.

To determine the most popular Grammy Winners of all time, 24/7 Wall St. ranked artists according to their daily average Wikipedia page views from Jan. 24, 2017 to Jan. 24, 2018. Only artists who have won at least one Grammy Award were considered. Lifetime achievement, hall of fame, and other honorary awards were not considered.