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7. GEORG SOLTI (74 NOMINATIONS AND 34 GRAMMY AWARDS)
Sir Georg Solti, Budapest, 21 October 1912 –, 5 September 1997) was an orchestral and operatic conductor, best known for his appearances with opera companies in Munich, Frankfurt and London, and as a long-serving music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
After the war, Solti was appointed musical director of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich in 1946. In 1952 he moved to the Frankfurt Opera, where he remained in charge for nine years. He took West German citizenship in 1953. In 1961 he became musical director of the Covent Garden Opera Company, London.
Known in his early years for the intensity of his music making, Solti was widely considered to have mellowed as a conductor in later years. He recorded many works two or three times at various stages of his career, and was a prolific recording artist, making more than 250 recordings, including 45 complete opera sets. The most famous of his recordings is probably Decca’s complete set of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, made between 1958 and 1965 with the Vienna Philharmonic. Solti’s Ring has twice been voted the greatest recording ever made, in polls for Gramophone magazine in 1999 and the BBC’s Music Magazine in 2012. Solti was repeatedly honoured by the recording industry with awards throughout his career, including a record 31 Grammy Awards as a recording artist. In addition, Solti and producer John Culshaw received the first NARAS Trustees’ Award in 1967 for their “efforts, ingenuity, and artistic contributions” in connection with the first complete recording of Wagner’s Ring.
Solti also received the Academy’s 1995 Lifetime Achievement Award. Honours awarded to Solti included the British CBE (honorary), 1968, and an honorary knighthood (KBE), 1971, which became a substantive knighthood when he took British citizenship in 1972, after which he was known as Sir Georg Solti. He received honours from other countries, including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Portugal and the US. He received honorary fellowships or degrees from the Royal College of Music and DePaul, Furman, Harvard, Leeds, London, Oxford, Surrey and Yale universities.
In celebration of his 75th birthday in 1987, a bronze bust of Solti by Dame Elisabeth Frink was dedicated in Lincoln Park, Chicago, outside the Lincoln Park Conservatory.
It was first displayed temporarily at the Royal Opera House in London. The sculpture was moved to Grant Park in 2006 in a new Solti Garden, near Orchestra Hall in Symphony Center. In 1997, to commemorate the 85th anniversary of his birth, the City of Chicago renamed the block of East Adams Street adjacent to Symphony Center as “Sir Georg Solti Place” in his memory.
Record industry awards to Solti included the Grand Prix Mondial du Disque (14 times) and 31 Grammy Awards (including a special Trustees’ Grammy Award, shared with John Culshaw, for the recording of the Ring (1967) and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (1996). He won more Grammys than any other recording artist, whether classical or popular.
6. QUICY JONES (79 NOMINATIONS AND 27 GRAMMY AWARDS)
Quincy Delight Jones, Jr. (born March 14, 1933), also known as “Q”, is an American record producer, actor, conductor, arranger, composer, musician, television producer, film producer, instrumentalist, magazine founder, entertainment company executive, and humanitarian. His career spans six decades in the entertainment industry and a record 79 Grammy Award nominations, and 28 Grammys, including a Grammy Legend Award in 1991. He is best known for the role of himself in Yakety Yak; Take it Back, Trash Talk, and Fantasia 2000.
Jones came to prominence in the 1950s as a jazz arranger and conductor, before moving on to work prolifically in pop music and film scores. In 1968, Jones and his songwriting partner Bob Russell became the first African Americans to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song, their “The Eyes of Love” for the Universal Pictures film Banning.
In July 1969 Jones’s arrangement of “Fly Me to the Moon” recorded by Frank Sinatra and the Count Basie Orchestra was the first music played on NASA’s first lunar landing mission by astronaut Buzz Aldrin. In 1989, Quincy Jones was presented with the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
In May 1990, Quincy Jones received an honorary degree from Seattle University, where he once attended classes.
In 2000, Harvard University endowed the Quincy Jones Professorship of Afro-American Music with a grant of $3 million from Time Warner. The endowed chair for African-American music, housed in Harvard’s African and African-American Studies Department, is believed to be the first in the nation, and is presently held by the ethnomusicologist Ingrid Monson. Distinguished scholar and public intellectual Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is a close, personal friend of Jones.
In January 2005, Jones was honored by the United Negro College Fund at their annual Evening of Stars event for an entertainment career that has spanned over five decades.
Berklee College of Music considers Jones its most successful alumnus, even though he only attended for a year. His original application for admission is housed in a display case at the school. On September 19, 2005, Jones was honored at the Dance Music Hall of Fame ceremony, when he was inducted for his many outstanding achievements as a producer. He was awarded the Polar Music Prize in 1994.
In 2006 Quincy Jones was nominated for the Tony award for best musical as a producer of The Color Purple.
On May 20, 2007, Jones received an honorary doctorate of humanities degree from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. On March 26, 2001, Quincy Jones was made Commandeur (Commander) of the Légion d’Honneur for his significant achievements in his career. In 2007, Jones was honored by the Harvard School of Public Health as its Mentor of the Year at a star-studded gala in New York City. The gala also marked the launch of Harvard’s “Q Prize”, an international award named for Jones which honors extraordinary advocacy on behalf of the world’s children. “Quincy Jones’s entire life is a testament to the power of mentoring,” Dr. Jay Winsten, an associate dean of the Harvard School of Public Health, said at the event. “He has served as a role model for using the power of celebrity to improve the lot of humankind.
Jones was presented with the annual George and Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement in 2007 during UCLA Spring Sing.
Princeton University also awarded an honorary doctorate degree to Quincy Jones, “an inspirational creative artist and entertainment industry executive,” during Commencement exercises on June 3, 2008 for his contributions to music and entertainment. In 2007, Jones was honored by the Harvard School of Public Health as its Mentor of the Year at a star-studded gala in New York City.
The gala also marked the launch of Harvard’s “Q Prize”, an international award named for Jones which honors extraordinary advocacy on behalf of the world’s children. “Quincy Jones’s entire life is a testament to the power of mentoring,” Dr. Jay Winsten, an associate dean of the Harvard School of Public Health, said at the event. “He has served as a role model for using the power of celebrity to improve the lot of humankind.”
Jones was presented with the annual George and Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement in 2007 during UCLA Spring Sing.
Princeton University also awarded an honorary doctorate degree to Quincy Jones, “an inspirational creative artist and entertainment industry executive,” during Commencement exercises on June 3, 2008 for his contributions to music and entertainment.
Quincy Jones has 79 Grammy nominations and won 27 Grammy Awards.
5. ALLISON KRAUSS (41 NOMINATIONS AND 27 GRAMMY AWARDS)
Alison Maria Krauss (born July 23, 1971) is an American bluegrass-country singer and musician. She entered the music industry at an early age, winning local contests by the age of ten and recording for the first time at fourteen. She signed with Rounder Records in 1985 and released her first solo album in 1987. She was invited to join the band with which she still performs, Alison Krauss and Union Station (AKUS), and later released her first album with them as a group in 1989.
She has released fourteen albums, appeared on numerous soundtracks, and helped renew interest in bluegrass music in the United States.
Alison Krauss is an American bluegrass-country singer and fiddler. She has released 16 studio albums—seven with the band Union Station and nine without them: Different Strokes (1985), Too Late to Cry (1987), Two Highways (1989), I’ve Got That Old Feeling (1991), Every Time You Say Goodbye (1992), I Know Who Holds Tomorrow (1994), So Long So Wrong (1997), Forget About It (1999), New Favorite (2001), Lonely Runs Both Ways (2004), and Raising Sand (2007).
Krauss has released five compilation albums—Now That I’ve Found You: A Collection (1995), Live (2002), Home on the Highways: Band Picked Favorites (2005), A Hundred Miles or More: A Collection (2007), and Essential Alison Krauss (2009)—and made other notable recordings such as the single “Whiskey Lullaby” with Brad Paisley and her several songs on the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack.
The albums Now That I’ve Found You and Live were certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America; Forget About It and Raising Sand were certified platinum; and So Long So Wrong, New Favorite, Lonely Runs Both Ways, and the single Whiskey Lullaby were certified gold. Krauss has won 27 Grammy Awards, most by a female artist and tied for second most by any artist. She has also won 14 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards, eight Country Music Association Awards, two Gospel Music Association Awards, two CMT Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards, and one Canadian Country Music Award.
Country Music Television ranked Krauss 12th on their “40 Greatest Women of Country Music” list in 2002. The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences presented her with a special musical achievement honor in 2005. Overall, Krauss has received 56 awards from 99 nominations. The Academy of Country Music Awards have been presented annually by the Academy of Country Music since 1965. Krauss has received two awards from nine nominations.
The Americana Music Honors & Awards have been presented annually by the Americana Music Association since 2002. Krauss has received two awards from three nominations. The Canadian Country Music Awards have been presented annually by the Canadian Country Music Association since 1982. Krauss has received one award. The Country Music Association Awards have been presented annually by the Country Music Association since 1967, and are usually presented at the Grand Ole Opry. Krauss has received 9 awards from 27 nominations.
The CMT Music Awards are a fan-voted awards show for country music videos and television performances broadcast on and awarded by Country Music Television since 2002. Krauss has received two awards from four nominations. The Gospel Music Association Dove Awards were created in 1969 by the Gospel Music Association to honor the outstanding achievements in Christian music.
Krauss has received two awards. The Grammy Awards are awarded annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States. As of the 2015 Grammy Awards, Krauss has received 27 awards from 41 nominations. Those 27 wins make her the most awarded singer, the most awarded female artist, and tied for the second most awarded artist overall in Grammy history. At the time of her first award, at the 1991 Grammy Awards, she was the second youngest winner ever.
4. PIERRE BOULEZ (67 NOMINATIONS AND 26 GRAMMY AWARDS)
Pierre Louis Joseph Boulez CBE (26 March 1925 – 5 January 2016) was a French composer, conductor, writer and organiser of institutions. He was one of the dominant figures of the post-war classical music world.
Born in Montbrison in the Loire department of France, the son of an engineer, Boulez studied at the Conservatoire de Paris with Olivier Messiaen, and privately with Andrée Vaurabourg and René Leibowitz. He began his professional career in the late 1940s as Music Director of the Renaud-Barrault theatre company in Paris. As a young composer in the 1950s he quickly became a leading figure in avant-garde music, playing an important role in the development of integral serialism and controlled chance music.
From the 1970s onwards he pioneered the electronic transformation of instrumental music in real time. His tendency to revise earlier compositions meant that his body of completed works was relatively small, but it included pieces regarded by many as landmarks of twentieth-century music, such as Le Marteau sans maître, Pli selon pli and Répons. His commitment to the modernist project and the trenchant, polemical tone in which he expressed his views on music led some to criticise him as a dogmatist, a reputation which softened in later years.
His recorded legacy is extensive and he received 26 Grammy Awards.
He founded a number of musical institutions in Paris, including the Domaine Musical, the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM), the Ensemble Intercontemporain and the Cité de la Musique, as well as the Lucerne Festival Academy in Switzerland. Pierre Boulez died at his home in Baden-Baden on 5 January 2016, aged 90.
3. STEVE WONDER (74 NOMINATIONS AND 25 GRAMMY AWARDS)
Stevland Hardaway Morris (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins; May 13, 1950), known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. A child prodigy, he is considered to be one of the most critically and commercially successful musical performers of the late 20th century. Wonder signed with Motown’s Tamla label at the age of 11, and he continued performing and recording for Motown into the 2010s. He has been blind since shortly after birth.
Among Wonder’s works are singles such as “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours”, “Superstition”, “Sir Duke”, “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” and “I Just Called to Say I Love You”; and albums such as Talking Book, Innervisions and Songs in the Key of Life. He has recorded more than 30 U.S. top ten hits and received 25 Grammy Awards, one of the most-awarded male solo artists, and has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the top 60 best-selling music artists.
Wonder is also noted for his work as an activist for political causes, including his 1980 campaign to make Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday a holiday in the United States. In 2009, Wonder was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace. In 2013, Billboard magazine released a list of the Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists to celebrate the US singles chart’s 55th anniversary, with Wonder at number six.
Wonder has won 25 Grammy Awards: as well as a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996. He is one of only two artists and groups who have won the Grammy for Album of the Year three times as the main credited artist, along with Frank Sinatra.Wonder has been given a range of awards for his music, and for his civil rights work, including induction into the Songwriters and the Rock and Roll halls of fame; gaining a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Civil Rights Museum, being named one of the United Nations Messengers of Peace, and earning a Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in 2014.
2. BEYONCE (62 NOMINATIONS AND 22 GRAMMY AWARDS)
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter (born September 4, 1981), is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Beyoncé performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child. She rose to fame in the late 1990s as lead singer of the R&B girl-group Destiny’s Child. Managed by her father, Mathew Knowles, the group became one of the world’s best-selling girl groups in history.
Their hiatus saw Beyoncé’s theatrical film debut in Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) and the release of her debut album, Dangerously in Love (2003). The album established her as a solo artist worldwide, earned five Grammy Awards, and featured the Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles “Crazy in Love” and “Baby Boy”. Following the break-up of Destiny’s Child in 2006, she released her second solo album, B’Day (2006), which contained the top-ten singles “Déjà Vu”, “Irreplaceable”, and “Beautiful Liar”. Beyoncé also continued her acting career, with starring roles in The Pink Panther (2006), Dreamgirls (2006), and Obsessed (2009).
Beyonce is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and entrepreneur. Throughout the course of her solo career, Beyoncé has won 24 MTV Video Music Awards, making her the most-awarded artist in the award show history. Beyoncé is also the most-awarded artist at the BET Awards and the Soul Train Awards. With a total of 22 awards and 62 nominations from the Grammy Awards for her music (as a solo artist and with Destiny’s Child), she is the most nominated woman and the second most-awarded woman in Grammy history.
In 2007, Beyoncé received the International Artist of Excellence award by the American Music Awards.
The following year, she received the Legend Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts at the World Music Awards. At the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, Beyoncé received the inaugural Billboard Millennium Award. Beyoncé received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards and the CFDA Fashion Icon Award in 2016. In 2017, Beyoncé won a Peabody Award for Entertainment.
Although music is her primary source of accomplishment she has also received nominations and awards for other works in retail, image, philanthropy, film, and television, including four Primetime Emmy Award nominations and a nomination for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for her role in the movie Dreamgirls. The American Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony created by Dick Clark in 1973.
Beyoncé has won 7 awards from 23 nominations. The ARIA Music Awards are presented annually by the Australian Recording Industry Association to recognize achievements in the Australian music industry. Beyoncé has been nominated twice. The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a not-for-profit performance rights organization that protects its members’ musical copyrights by monitoring public performances of their music, whether via a broadcast or live performance, and compensating them accordingly.
Beyoncé has received 18 awards from the company. The BBC Music Awards are the BBC’s annual pop music awards, held every December, as a celebration of the musical achievements over the past twelve months. The event is coordinated by the BBC’s music division, BBC Music. Beyoncé has received two nominations. The BET Awards were established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television network to celebrate African Americans and other minorities in music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment.
Beyoncé has won 26 awards from 53 nominations. With her additional 3 wins with her group Destiny’s Child, she is the most awarded artist in BET Award history.
The MTV Video Music Awards were established in 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top music videos of the year. Beyoncé has won 24 awards from 64 nominations. At the 2014 ceremony, she received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. At the 2016 ceremony, she became the most awarded artist in the history of the Video Music Awards.
1. JAY Z (64 NOMINATIONS AND 21 GRAMMY AWARDS)
Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), known professionally as JAY-Z is an American rapper and businessman. He is one of the best-selling musicians of all time, having sold more than 100 million records, while receiving 21 Grammy Awards for his music. MTV ranked him the “Greatest MC of all time” in 2006. Rolling Stone ranked three of his albums—Reasonable Doubt (1996), The Blueprint (2001), and The Black Album (2003)—among The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
In 2017, Forbes estimated his net worth at $810 million, making him the second-richest hip hop artist in the U.S. As an artist, Jay-Z holds the record for most number one albums by a solo artist on the US Billboard 200 with 14. He has also had four number ones on the Billboard Hot 100, one (“Empire State of Mind”) as lead artist. In 2009, he was ranked the tenth-most successful artist of the 2000s by Billboard as well as the fifth top solo male artist and fourth top rapper behind Eminem, Nelly, and 50 Cent. He was also ranked the 88th-greatest artist of all time by Rolling Stone.
Jay-Z owns the New York 40/40 Club sports bar, and is the co-creator of the clothing line Rocawear. He is the former president of Def Jam Recordings, co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records, and the founder of the entertainment company Roc Nation. He also founded the sports agency Roc Nation Sports and is a certified NBA and MLB sports agent.
Jay-Z married singer Beyoncé in 2008. As a couple, they have an estimated combined net worth of $1.16 billion.
The World Music Awards are held annually by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Jay-Z has received seven nominations.
The Grammy Awards are held annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Jay-Z has won 21 awards from 64 nominations.