Grammy’s By The Numbers

Mister D:I remember watching the Grammy’s when Bette won “Best New Artist”, but what I hear rarely mentioned, and this may be due to the fact that I’m wrong, is that she was also nominated as Best Female Vocalist and Album of the Year…she lost to Stevie Wonder and Roberta Flack….

From the L.A. Times:


Awards will be presented February 23 in New York.

Most Wins

Georg Solti:31
Quincy Jones: 27
Vladimir Horowitz: 25
Pierre Boulez: 24
Stevie Wonder: 21
Henry Mancini: 20
John Williams: 18

Most Nominations

Quincy Jones: 79
Georg Solti: 73
Henry Mancini: 72
Stevie Wonder: 64
Leonard Bernstein: 63
Pierre Boulez: 62
Paul McCartney: 60

The First Winners (1958)

Record: Domenico Modugno’s “Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)”
Album: Henry Mancini’s “The Music From Peter Gunn”
Song: Modugno’s “Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu ”

The Winners 20 Years Ago

Record: Michael Jackson’s “Beat It”
Album: Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”
Song: Sting’s “Every Breath You Take”
Best new artist: Culture Club

The Winners 30 Years Ago

Record: Roberta Flack’s “Killing Me Softly With His Song”
Album: Stevie Wonder’s “Innervisions”
Song: Norman Gimbel and Charles Fox’s “Killing Me Softly With His Song”
Best new artist: Bette Midler

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