Who won the most GRAMMYs in the 2010s?
Who are the biggest GRAMMY winners for each decade from the 1950s to the 2010s? We dug into the GRAMMY Winners Book to find out. In this series of reports, we've been looking at the four artists (more in the case of ties) who received the most awards in each decade. (The dates refer to the year of the award, not the year it was presented.) Here's the final installment: the 2010s.
Note: Awards have been presented in just three years of this decade.
Adele won six awards in 2011, matching Beyoncé's record for most GRAMMYs won in one night by a female artist and Eric Clapton's record for most GRAMMYs won in one night by a British artist. 21 was voted Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album. "Rolling In The Deep" took Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Short Form Music Video. "Someone Like You" won for Best Pop Solo Performance. Adele repeated in the latter category in 2012 with a live version of "Set Fire To The Rain" drawn from her DVD/CD set Adele Live At The Royal Albert Hall.
All seven of Jay-Z's awards in this decade have been for collaborations. He won three awards in 2010. "Empire State Of Mind," his pairing with Alicia Keys, was voted Best Rap Song and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. "On To The Next One," a collaboration with Swizz Beatz, won Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group. Jay-Z won one award in 2011. "Otis," a collaboration with Kanye West, was named Best Rap Performance. He won three awards in 2012 for two more collaborations with West. "N****s In Paris" was voted Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance. "No Church In The Wild" (which also featured Frank Ocean and The-Dream) won for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.
Kanye West, 7
Six of West's seven awards in this decade have been for collaborations. West won four awards in 2011. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy took Best Rap Album. "All Of The Lights," a collaboration with Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie, won Best Rap Song and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. "Otis," a pairing with Jay-Z, took Best Rap Performance. He won three awards in 2012 for two more collaborations with Jay-Z. "N****s In Paris" was voted Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance. "No Church In The Wild" (which also featured Frank Ocean and The-Dream) won as Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.
Dan Auerbach, 6
Auerbach has won five awards as a member of the Black Keys, plus one on his own. He was voted Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical in 2012. In 2010 the Black Keys won Best Alternative Music Album for Brothers and Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals for "Tighten Up." In 2012 the duo won Best Rock Album for El Camino and Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance for "Lonely Boy."
Dave Grohl, 6
As a member of Them Crooked Vultures, Grohl took Best Hard Rock Performance in 2010 for "New Fang." As a member of Foo Fighters, Grohl swept five awards in 2011. Wasting Light won Best Rock Album. "Walk" won Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song. "White Limo" took Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance. Foo Fighters: Back And Forth won Best Long Form Music Video.
Lady Antebellum, 6
The country crossover trio won five awards in 2010, matching Dixie Chicks' record for most GRAMMYs won in one night by a country group. "Need You Now" took Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best Country Song, and Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals. The album of the same name took Best Country Album. The trio's follow-up album, Own The Night, won Best Country Album in 2011.
The DJ (real name: Sonny Moore) won three awards in 2011 and the same three awards in 2012. Both years, he took Best Dance/Electronica Album (for Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites and Bangarang), Best Dance Recording (for the title tracks) and Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical (for his remixes of Benny Benassi's "Cinema" and Nero's "Promises").
(Paul Grein, a veteran music journalist based in Los Angeles, writes the weekly Chart Watch column for Yahoo.com.)