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SHELBY LYNNE WON BEST NEW ARTIST DESPITE NOT BEING A NEW ARTIST
In 1999, the singer-songwriter was awarded best new artist … despite having been in the music business for several years and having released six pretty popular albums. In her acceptance speech she said, "Thank you very much. Thirteen years and six albums to get here."
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JAY Z HAS MORE GRAMMY WINS THAN BEYONCé
21 to 20.
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U2 IS THE WINNING-EST GROUP OF ALL TIME
The band holds the record for most Grammy wins for a group (22), beating out Simon amp Garfunkel, the Beatles and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.
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BEYONCé AND ADELE ARE TIED FOR MOST WINS IN A SINGLE NIGHT
Beyoncé won six awards in 2010 for I Am… Sasha Fierce, while Adele nabbed six in 2012 for 21.
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THE BIGGEST ALL-TIME GRAMMY WINNER IS …
… country-bluegrass artist Alison Krauss, who has a whopping 27 Grammys to her name – the most of any artist.
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POLITICIANS GET GRAMMYS, TOO
Al Gore, Bill Clinton and Mikhail Gorbachev have all nabbed awards. (Gore and Clinton for best spoken word album and Gorbachev for best spoken word album for children.)
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ONLY ONE HIP HOP LP HAS EVER WON ALBUM OF THE YEAR
It was Outkast for Speakerboxxx/The Love Below in 2004.
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THE FIRST BEST RAP PERFORMANCE AWARD WAS GIVEN OUT IN 1989
What took the Grammys so long to recognize rap? Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff won for Parents Don't Understand.
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KORN HAS TWO GRAMMYS