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The Ultimate GRAMMYs Trivia Quiz

Think you have a high music IQ? Take our GRAMMY quiz and see how much you know about the legendary awards show

The press room at the 6th Annual Latin Grammy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on November 3, 2005 in Los Angeles, California.
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Who has more GRAMMYs: Jay Z or Beyoncé?

Jay wins this battle...but not by much. Hov has 21 wins to his name while Mrs. Carter has 20. Now: once baby Blue Ivy launches her career, the Carters will be truly unstoppable.

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How many GRAMMY Awards did Michael Jackson walk away with at the 1984 awards show?

Michael Jackson left the 1984 GRAMMY's with eight awards, including the Record of the Year ("Beat It"), Album of the Year ('Thriller') and even the Best Recording for Children GRAMMY, thanks to his contribution to the 'E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial' audiobook/soundtrack.

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Over the course of her career, Adele won a GRAMMY for Album, Record and Song of the Year as well as Best New Artist. How many other artists have won all four of these general category GRAMMYs?

Only Christopher Cross—a mostly forgotten soft rock singer best-known for "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)"—has won all four general category GRAMMYs. Unlike Adele, he won them all in the same night, capturing Album, Record and Song of the Year as well as Best New Artist.

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Which singer holds the record for most GRAMMY wins?

Country-bluegrass artist Alison Krauss has 27 GRAMMYs to her name, as many as Quincy Jones. The only person to win more than that was orchestral conductor Georg Solti, who won 31 GRAMMYs.

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Who is the youngest individual GRAMMY winner?

Country singer LeAnn Rimes won two GRAMMYs in 1997 at age 14, including Best New Artist.

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Which politician does NOT have a GRAMMY?

The Terminator is GRAMMY-less. Bill Clinton and former Russian president Mikhail Gorbachev both nabbed GRAMMY gold in 2004 for Best Spoken Word Album for Children. They supplied their voices to 'Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf.' Al Gore won for Best Spoken Word Album in 2004 for 'An Inconvenient Truth.'

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Which film director does NOT have a GRAMMY?

Despite his celebrated film soundtracks, Tarantino has never won a GRAMMY. Zach Braff won for being "compilation producer" on the 'Garden State' soundtrack, Martin Scorsese won the Best Long Form Music Video GRAMMY for making the 2005 documentary about Bob Dylan, 'No Direction Home.' Orson Welles won two Best Spoken Word GRAMMYs, one in 1979 for a companion to his 1941 film 'Citizen Kane' and another in 1982 for a release of his 1944 radio show based on the sci-fi novel 'Donovan's Brain.'

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These 5 artists were all nominated for Best New Artist in 2000: Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Kid Rock, Susan Tedeschi and Macy Gray. Who won?

Xtina aced out the competition for the tough Best New Artist GRAMMY in 2000.

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Who won the first GRAMMY for Best New Artist in 1960?

Bobby Darin—best known for "Splish Splash," "Mack the Knife" and "Beyond the Sea"—won the first-ever Best New Artist GRAMMY in 1960.

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Only one hip-hop LP has ever won the Album of the Year GRAMMY. Who made it?

OutKast won in 2004 for their double album 'Speakerboxxx/The Love Below.'

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Which artist won three Album of the Year GRAMMY Awards during the '60s?

Ol' Blue Eyes won Album of the Year in 1960 for 'Come Dance With Me!,' in 1966 for 'September of My Years' and in 1967 for 'A Man and His Music.'

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After the Recording Academy stripped lip-syncers Milli Vanilli of their Best New Artist Award, who did it go to?

Milli Vanilli beat Indigo Girls and three other artists for the Best New Artist GRAMMY in 1990. After it was discovered they didn't sing their own songs, they were stripped of the GRAMMY, which was not distributed to any of the other competitors. Tracy Chapman won Best New Artist in 1989 and the Black Crowes were beat by Mariah Carey for the award in 1991.

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Only 10 artists have been nominated for all four General Field awards (Best Album, Song, Record and New Artist) in one night. Who is currently the most recent artist to snag that honor?

In 2015, Sam Smith's 'In the Lonely Hour' and "Stay With Me" single allowed him spots all the major fields following in the steps of Cyndi Lauper, Mariah Carey, Amy Winehouse, India.Arie, and fun.

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When was the first Rap Performance award given out?

The year of our lord and savior, Taylor Swift! 1989.

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Who is the only artist to ever deny a Grammy?

Alt-queen Sinead O'Connor refused a Grammy when she was honored with the Best Alternative Music Performance for her 1990 album 'I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got.​'

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