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Top 10 Biggest Grammy Award Sweeps

was Paul Simon better before or after
Garfunkel who’s to say really hey guys
it’s Phoebe from WatchMojo and today
we’re looking at the top 10 biggest
Grammy Award sweeps
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looking at musical artists and acts who
took home the most Grammys in a single
night while there were many ties we’re
also taking into account cultural impact
and influence of the artists let’s take
a look
number 10 u2 we begin with a band that
requires very little introduction the
Irish rockers from Dublin u2 formed in
1976 this group really became icons with
the release of their 1987 album the
Joshua tree while so many of their peers
were content to sit back and coast on
their past successes you two continue to
innovate into the new millennium for
their efforts they were greatly awarded
when 2004’s how to dismantle an atomic
bomb scored them wins at two Grammy
Awards back to back in 2005 the album’s
lead single vertigo earned three Grammys
and in 2006 the album and its various
singles earned them another five rock
icons indeed number nine Roger Miller he
might not be a household name nowadays
but you can bet that this artist was on
everybody’s lips in the 1960s Roger
Miller was a country singer from Fort
Worth Texas whose hard partying
lifestyle earned him the nickname wild
child it also cost him his record deal
in 1963 it could have been the end of
Miller’s story but a throwaway record to
fund his nascent acting career actually
resulted in two big hits dang me and
chugalug earning him five wins at the
1965 Grammys biller had made it but he
still had more to offer and in 1966 he
outdid himself with a whopping six
Grammys number 8 Bruno Mars this singer
songwriter dancer multi-instrumentalist
and producer is a testament to what can
be achieved with talent and perseverance
as a child the honolulu native performed
in a family band and was known for his
Elvis impersonation
at 17 he moved to Los Angeles after ANR
at aftermath entertainment showed
interest in
demo but nothing came of it he’s signed
to Motown only to be dropped a year
later Bruno Mars persevered eventually
breaking through as a songwriter and
hookman flash forward to 2018 and he’s
taken center at the Grammys when his
album 24-karat magic earned him six
Grammys including the coveted Awards of
record album and song of the year
number 7 Paul Simon as one half of Simon
& Garfunkel Paul Simon became an icon of
folk rock and the 1960s counterculture
later as a solo artist Simon would show
the world that he was a musical
innovator and songwriter that refused to
fit into a box though his legacy extends
well beyond his time with Art Garfunkel
there’s no denying that Paul Simon’s
greatest success at the Grammys came as
part of the legendary duo their bridge
over troubled water album and song were
awarded six Grammys in 1971 this came
just two years after they claimed three
Grammys for their mrs. Robinson and
their work on the Graduate number six
Adele few artists have managed to take
the music world by storm with quite as
much impact as this impossibly talented
English singer-songwriter with 21
arguably the greatest breakup album ever
Adele reached out and connected with
millions upon millions of listeners
apparently the voting members of The
Recording Academy were among them as
they sent the star home with six Grammys
for her troubles including like Bruno
Mars the Holy Trinity of record song and
album of the year in 2012 Adele set the
bar impossibly high for herself but with
her follow-up album 25 she similarly
swept the 2017 Grammys with five wins
number five Eric Clapton Eric Clapton is
truly one of a kind there’s no other
artist to date who’s been inducted into
the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on three
yeah three separate occasions Clapton
did it as a solo artist and as a member
of both cream and the yardbirds over the
years the Recording Academy has
recognized his musical accomplishments
with a staggering 18 Grammys one-third
of those were taken home on a single
night in 1993 at the 35th annual Grammy
Awards the album as a whole
unplugged earned him two Grammys and
Leela another while his heartbreaking
response to the death of his son tears
in heaven
earned him three more number four
Beyonce Sasha Fierce juju miss Carter
moth queen bee she goes by many names
but there’s only one Beyonce and she
reigned supreme with 22 Grammys under
her belt in terms of total wins by
female artists queen bee is second only
to bluegrass country singer Alison
Krauss while Krauss won five Grammys in
2009 alongside Robert Plant for the
album raising sin
Beyonce has her beat with the six Grammy
she took home the next year in 2010 for
the album I am Sasha Fierce at the time
she was the first and only woman to win
that many Grammys in a single night this
was after having already won five back
in 2004 all hail to the Queen number
Quincy Jones record producers rarely get
the credit they earn but every now and
then a producer comes along so
influential and talented that they
ascend to stardom in their own right
Quincy Jones is a living legend and his
legacy is well-deserved
in the 1950s he was a conductor and
arranger of jazz music he would go on to
compose for film produce groundbreaking
pop albums and smash racial barriers of
the Academy Awards the man has a record
79 Grammy nominations to his name and a
whopping 27 wins in 1991 he took home
six Grammys in a single night for his
1989 album back on the block Q is truly
one-of-a-kind number 2 Santana
Santana named for its guitarist and
frontman Carlos Santana was first formed
in 1966 ask anyone in the 80s and early
90s and they would have told you that
the band’s peak popularity had long
since came and gone many a musical act
would have accepted their fate and faded
into obscurity but instead Santana rose
like a phoenix with their 1999 album
supernatural ascending to heights no one
could have predicted let alone from a
group that had fallen into commercial
obscurity as they had the star-studded
supernatural became one of the
best-selling albums of all time and
earned Santana eight Grammys at the 2000
Awards they remain the only musical
group to ever do so before we unveil our
top pick here are some honorable
number one Michael Jackson he was the
King of Pop and the enduring legacy he
left behind ensures that he will never
be forgotten the Guinness Book of World
Records calls him the most successful
Entertainer of all time in addition to a
Grammy Legend Award and a Grammy
Lifetime Achievement Award Michael
Jackson earned 38 Grammy nominations and
13 wins eight of those awards were won
in a single fateful evening in 1984 it
was the year of Thriller and armed with
hits like beat it the girl is mine and
Billie Jean he moon walked into history
winning more Grammy Awards in a single
night than any other individual artist
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