Winning a Grammy is a prestigious honor held by some of the most talented people in music. The award itself doesn’t come with a paycheck, but it has likely helped open doors for many artists that led to massive paydays.
Some of your favorite musicians are likely Grammy winners, and many will add even more statuettes to their collection at Grammy Awards for years to come.
In the meantime, get excited for the show by trying to guess the net worths of these past Grammy winners.
Since she was honored with the Grammy for best new artist for 2006, Carrie Underwood has become one of the biggest names in country music. Now a seven-time Grammy winner, she’s won twice for best country solo performance — “Something in the Water” and Blown Away” — and scored three wins for best female country vocal performance — “Last Name,” “Before He Cheats” and “Jesus Take the Wheel.” Underwood also won a Grammy for best country collaboration with vocals for “I Told You So.”
Underwood was nominated for two awards at the 64th Grammys: best country/duo group performance (with Jason Aldean) for “If I Didn’t Love You” and best roots gospel album for “My Savior.”
Vocal powerhouse Adele has scored 15 career Grammy wins in 18 nominations, including best new artist for 2008. She’s gone on to win some of the most coveted awards twice, including both record of the year and song of the year for “Hello” and “Rolling in the Deep.”
She also won album of the year twice for “25” and “21” — placing her and Taylor Swift in a league of their own as the only two female artists to score two wins in this category.
It should come as no surprise that Beyoncé has amassed 28 Grammy wins, including three as part of Destiny’s Child and the rest as a solo artist, making her the female artist with the most Grammys. A true creative, Beyoncé has been honored with wins in a variety of categories, including best music film for “Homecoming,” best music video for “Formation,” song of the year for “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)” and best contemporary R&B album for “I Am… Sasha Fierce,” “B’Day” and “Dangerously In Love.”
In 2021, she added four Grammys to her collection: best rap song and best rap performance for “Savage,” best music video for “Brown Skin Girl” and best R&B performance for “Black Parade.”
Country music superstar Miranda Lambert has taken home three Grammys. She was honored with best country album for “Platinum” and “Wildcard” and best female country vocal performance for “The House That Built Me.”
She has 23 total nominations, including two in 2022: “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home) for best country/duo group performance with Elle King and “The Marfa Tapes” for best country album.
Kanye West has scored 22 Grammy wins, which includes an impressive four wins for best rap album — “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” “Graduation,” “Late Registration” and “College Dropout” — and an even more remarkable six wins for best rap song. In 2021, he added a Grammy for best contemporary Christian album with “Jesus Is King.”
At the 64th Grammys, he’s nominated for four more, giving him 75 career nominations. “Donda” and “Montero” both are contenders in the best album category.
The multitalented Taylor Swift is a 10-time Grammy winner. Not surprisingly, she’s been honored with some of the show’s biggest wins on multiple occasions, including two Grammys for album of the year — “1989” and “Fearless.” Impressively, these two albums were in different genres, which scored her additional wins, including best pop vocal album — “1989” — and best country album — “Fearless.”
Twelve-time Grammy winner John Legend picked up three of his statuettes the first year he was nominated. Named the best new artist for 2005, he also won best male R&B vocal performance for “Ordinary People” and best R&B album for “Get Lifted” that same year. Still going strong, he was honored with the Grammy for best R&B album for “Bigger Love” last year.
Newcomer Billie Eilish swept the Grammys in 2020 with five wins. She was honored as the best new artist for 2019, her hit “Bad Guy” won record of the year and song of the year and she scored album of the year and best pop vocal album for “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” She added two Grammys last year to give her seven in all.
This year, the 20-year-old could double that total. Her “Happier Than Ever” brought her nominations for record of the year, album of the year, song of the year, best pop solo performance, best pop vocal album and best music video. “Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter To Los Angeles” also earned a nod for best music film.
Pop star Lady Gaga has garnered 12 Grammys in a variety of categories. This includes wins at the 2020 ceremony for best compilation soundtrack for visual media for “A Star Is Born” and best song written for visual media for “I’ll Never Love Again” (Film Version), from “A Star is Born.” Some of her other wins include best traditional pop vocal album for “Cheek to Cheek” and best pop vocal album for “The Fame Monster.”
She’s nominated again this year for five more awards, all for her work with entertainment legend Tony Bennett on “Love for Sale” and “I Get a Kick Out of You.”
Despite his long-time status as an international pop star, Justin Bieber only has two Grammys to his name. His wins came in the category of best dance recording for “Where Are Ü Now”
and best country duo/group performance for “10,000 Hours” with country music duo Dan + Shay.
After a busy year, Bieber is nominated for a whopping eight awards in 2022, including record of the year and song of the year for “Peaches,” and album of the year and best pop vocal album for “Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe).”
Country music icon Dolly Parton has 10 Grammys in her collection, including the Lifetime Achievement Award for 2011. Some of her achievements include best female country vocal performance three times — “Shine,” “9 to 5,” “Here You Come Again” — best country duo/group performance twice — “Jolene” and “Trio” — and a win in 2020 for best contemporary Christian music performance/song — “God Only Knows.”
At 76, Parton is still delivering the music. In 2021, she won best contemporary Christian music performance/song for “There Was Jesus,” and this year, she’s nominated for best traditional pop vocal album for “A Holly Dolly Christmas.”
Broadway icon Lin-Manuel Miranda is a three-time Grammy winner. His honors came for best song written for visual media for “How Far I’ll Go” from the film “Moana,” best musical theater album for “Hamilton” and best musical show album for “In the Heights.” He could win a fourth statuette this year. He’s nominated for best compilation soundtrack for visual media for “In The Heights.”
Accomplished in many realms, former President Barack Obama has been nominated for two Grammys and won both of them. The 44th president of the United States was honored twice for best spoken word album for “The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream” and “Dreams From My Father.”
He’ll look to win his third Grammy in three tries this year. His “A Promised Land” is nominated for best spoken word album.
Music legend Paul McCartney is an 18-time Grammy winner, including both wins with the Beatles and as a solo artist. Some of his most notable honors include best new artist of 1964, as part of the Beatles and the Lifetime Achievement Award of 1990. He’s won Grammys in a variety of categories, such as best rock song for “Cut Me Some Slack,” best music film for “Live Kisses” and best traditional pop vocal album for “Kisses on the Bottom.”
He turns 80 this year, but McCartney continues to work. At the 64th Grammys, he was nominated twice: best rock song for “Find My Way” and best rock album for “McCartney III.” He has 81 career nominations
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