March 14, 2021 a possible Grammy record-breaking night for some artists
March 14, 2021 marks the 63rd edition of the Grammy s, an annual event organized by the American Recording Academy in recognition of the outstanding achievements in the music industry. The 2021 Grammy awards ceremony will be held in and around the Los Angeles Convention Center in the honor of the best...
March 14, 2021 marks the 63rd edition of the Grammys, an annual event organized by the American Recording Academy in recognition of the outstanding achievements in the music industry. The 2021 Grammy awards ceremony will be held in and around the Los Angeles Convention Center in the honor of the best records, lyrical compositions and artistic works that were released between September 1st, 2019- August 31st, 2020. Now that the 63rd Grammy night is almost here, with a few hours to go, we are taking a look at the existing Grammy Records and those that can be broken tonight
Responsible for the awards, The American Recording Academy revealed the official list of nominees on the 24th of November 2020, revealing also that Trevor Noah, a South African Comedian will be hosting the ceremony. Beyonce is the artists with the most nominations for the 63rd Grammys with nine, followed by Dua Lipa, Roddy Rich and Taylor Swift with six each.
Which records are actually held at the Grammys?
Sir George Solti holds the record for most Grammy wins between 1967-1996, with 31 wins, with the last being the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996. Solti was a British-Hungarian music conductor a video director for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, a Chicago based Orchestra founded in 1891. Solti was worked with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for a period of 22 years between 1969-1991. The Legendary producer, Quincy Jones. Who worked extensively with the likes of Michael Jackson and Ray Charles and so many other popular artists in the 70s is second with 28 Grammys on his name. Active artists with the most Grammys won are, Beyonce with 24 Grammys, Jay Z with 22 and Kanye West with 21.
George Solti and Quincy Jones still lead the list with the most Grammys won by a male artist while Alisson Krauss leads the list with 27 Grammys, followed by Beyonce with 24 for the most Grammys won by a female artist.
U2 leads the list of the most Grammys won by a Group with 22 Grammys, followed by Union Station with 14.
Quincy Jones leads the list of the Grammys won by a Producer with 28 Grammys, followed by David Foster, David Frost and James Mallinson with 16 each. Kanye West would be there with 21 Grammys but not all of them did come as a producer, most of them came as an artist.
Al Schmitt leads the list of the most Grammys won by a music engineer, with 20 Grammy, followed by Tom Elmhirst and Serban Ghenea with 14 each.
Leah Peasall holds the record for the youngest ever to win a Grammy at 8 years old, followed by her sister Hannan and Sarah Peasall who won it at 11 years and 14 years old respectively.
Billie Eilish is the youngest to ever win an Album of the year award at the Grammys at 18 years old and 39 days as well as being the youngest to ever win the record of the year award at 18 years old.
At 17 years old, Lorde is the youngest to ever win a Grammy award for song of the year, while LeAnn Rimes remains the youngest to ever win the best new artist at 14 years of age.
Pinetop Perkins is the oldest to ever win a Grammy at 97 years old and 221 days while Jay Z and Quincy Jones hold the record for the most Grammy nominations with 80 each, followed by Beyonce and Paul McCartney with 79 each.
Zubi Mehta and Snoop Dogg hold the record for the most nominations without a win, with 18 and 17 nominations respectivelty.
Jay Z holds the record for the most Grammys by a Hip Hop artist, followed by Kanye West with 21.
Paul McCartney, Rihanna and Kanye West hold the record for the most nominations in a single night without a win, with 9 and 8 nominations respectively.
All that being said, let’s take a look at the records that could be broken tonight
Records that can be broken tonight at the Grammys
- with Dynamite being nominated in the category of the best pop duo/group, Korean K-Pop BTS will break the record for the first Korean act to win a Grammy if they manage to win
- Nominated at the song of the year with her “everything I wanted”, Billie Eilish will break the record for being the first act to win song of the year 2 times in a row.
- With 9 nominations this year, Beyonce will break the record for the most Grammys won by a female artist if she manages to win at least 4 Grammys. Already at 24 Grammys, Beyonce will equal Alisson Krauss’s 28 Grammys record if she manages to make it 4 today, or surpass her if she manages to make it past 4. if she manages to to win in all 9 categories she’s nominated to, which is not likely, Beyonce may end up being the most awarded artist in the history of the Grammys
- With her remix for Savage featuring Beyonce being nominated for the best rap performance, Meghan Thee Stallion can end up breaking the record for being the first female rapper to win a Grammy for best rap performance, if she manages to win
- With Folklore being nominated for the album of the year, Taylor Swift will set the record for the most Album of the Year wins at the Grammys, if she manages to make it a win tonight.