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9 Biggest GRAMMY Winners You've Never Heard Of

These 9 Grammy champs have double-digit wins to their name, even though it's a name you're probably not familiar with

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11 Wins: Shirley Caesar

Who: Gospel singer Shirley Caesar

Vitals: Over a career that begin at the age of 13 in 1951, Caesar has influenced everyone from Whitney Houston to Patti LaBelle. She continues to perform to this day. 

Wins: 11 Grammys

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13 Wins: Leontyne Price

Who: Opera singer Leontyne Price

Vitals: With a soaring soprano, she was one of the first African-Americans to take on leading roles at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

Wins: 13 Grammys

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16 Wins: David Foster

Who: Rock, classical and gospel producer David Foster

Vitals: As a producer for everyone from Destiny's Child to Madonna to Prince to Barbra Streisand to Natalie Cole (singing with her late father on the blockbuster album Unforgettable... with Love), he's a behind-the-scenes MVP in his own right. But these days Foster is mostly visible on cable TV given that his fourth wife Yolanda is one of Bravo's Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, although he rarely appears on-camera.

Wins: 16 Grammys

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17 Wins: Steven Epstein

Who: Classical producer Steven Epstein

Vitals: Over a career stretching back to the '70s, he's produced Yo-Yo Ma, Placido Domingo and Wynton Marsalis.

Wins: 17 Grammys

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18 Wins: Jimmy Sturr

Who: Polka bandleader Jimmy Sturr

Vitals: Sturr has recorded dozens of polka albums and leads the most popular polka band in America, Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra. 

Wins: 18 Grammys

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19 Wins: Al Schmitt

Who: Rock and pop producer Al Schmitt

Vitals: Over a career that dates back to the '60s, he's produced Frank Sinatra, Neil Young, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles and Paul McCartney.

Wins: 19 Grammys 

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25 Wins: Vladimir Horowitz

Who: Pianist Vladimir Horowitz 

Vitals: Regarded as one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century, he was perhaps most famous for his recording of Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsodies.

Wins: 25 Grammys 

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26 Wins: Pierre Boulez

Who: Composer, conductor and pianist Pierre Boulez

Vitals: Boulez was a key composer in the serialist movement, an experimental technique of composing that was popular among 20th century avant-gardists.

Wins: 26 Grammys

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31 Wins: Georg Solti

Who: Orchestra and opera conductor Georg Solti

Vitals: Over a career that lasted from the '40s to the '90s, Solti won more Grammys than any other individual (he still holds the record). He's best remembered for conducting a complete recording of Wagner's massive Der Ring des Nibelungen, which was voted the best recording ever made by the BBC Music Magazine and Gramophone Magazine.

Wins: 31 Grammys 


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