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Grammy Trivia

Updated on March 6, 2008

Do you think that you're a Grammy expert? Is so, try these Grammy Awards trivia questions. See just how much you really know about the history of the Grammys, the winners, losers, even the presenters.

Historical Grammy Trivia

What was the original name of the Grammy Awards?

The Gramophone Awards

Who won the very first Grammy Award for Rap in 1989?

The Fresh Prince and DJ Jazzy Jeff (Today The Fresh Prince is known as Will Smith)

When were the first Grammy Awards presented?


Grammy Awards with Bad Mojo

Who is the only artist that refused a Grammy Award?

Sinead O'Connor won the Grammy for Best Alternative Music Performance in 1990 for the song "I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got". Sinead refused the award.

Who was the only Grammy Award winner to be stripped of the honor?

The Best New Artist of 1989 lost the Grammy Award win after news broke that the winner lipsynced and didn't sing at all. Who was it? Milli Vanilli.

Which one of the following artists has never WON a Grammy Award?

Peter Frampton, Rod Stewart, Queen, Jackson Five, or Beach Boys

Answer: None of the above

Most Grammy Awards Trivia Questions

What is the most Grammys ever awarded to one person in a year?

The most Grammys awarded to one person in a single year is 8.

Who holds the record for winning the most Grammys in one year?

There is a two way tie for this honor- Michael Jackson won 8 Grammys in 1983 and Santana tied this Grammy record in 1999.

Which female has won the most Grammys?

Alison Kraus has won the most Grammys of any female singer. She has won a total of 20 Grammys.

Youngest Grammy Award Winner

Who is the youngest recipient of a Grammy Award?

LeAnn Rimes is the youngest person to win a Grammy at the age of 14. LeAnn won her Grammy for Best New Artist.

Most Grammy Nominations in a Year

What number is the most Grammy nominations one person has received in a year? Who received them?

The most Grammy nominations anyone has received in a year is 12. Two singers have achieved this- Michael Jackson in 1983 and Babyface in 1992.


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      Bill 6 years ago

      Sorry. I'm wrong. You're right. Billy was the youngest to be "nominated"! My bad!

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      Bill 6 years ago

      LeAnn is not the youngest. Billy Gilman was 12 when he won.

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      Cathy 6 years ago

      When did Peter Frampton win Best New Artist? He sang at the Grammys that year either Show me the Way, or Ooh Baby I love your ways. What year was it?

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      dougman 7 years ago

      Do you know how much a Grammy cost? An Oscar award cost $500, a Golden Globe $100 and an Emmy $250.

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      Jaye 8 years ago

      Diana Ross has never won an award as well

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      Angela Harris 10 years ago from Around the USA

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      glassvisage 10 years ago from Northern California

      Do you have trivia about oscars?