Quincy Jones is an American music producer, composer, and conductor who has won 28 Grammy Awards, making him the most-awarded male artist in Grammy history.
Born in 1933 in Chicago, Illinois, Jones began his career as a jazz trumpeter and arranger. He worked with a number of renowned musicians, including Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and Frank Sinatra. He also worked with a number of popular recording artists, including Michael Jackson, Paul Simon, and Barbra Streisand.
In addition to his Grammy Awards, Jones has won numerous other awards, including seven Academy Awards, a Tony Award, and a Golden Globe Award. He has also been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Jones’ 28 Grammy Awards place him second only to the late Hungarian conductor Georg Solti, who won 31 Grammy Awards. Jones is followed by jazz pianist Chick Corea, who has won 27 Grammy Awards, and French composer Pierre Boulez, who has won 26 Grammy Awards.
In addition to his Grammy Awards, Jones has been nominated for a total of 79 Grammy Awards, making him the most-nominated male artist in Grammy history. He has also been nominated for an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award.
Jones’ Grammy Awards span a variety of genres, including jazz, classical, pop, R&B, and hip-hop. He has won Album of the Year twice, for his work on Michael Jackson’s Thriller and Paul Simon’s Graceland. He has also won Producer of the Year twice, and has won awards for Best Arrangement, Best Instrumental Arrangement, and Best Instrumental Composition.
In addition to his Grammy Awards, Jones has been recognized for his work in the music industry with a number of honors, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, a Kennedy Center Honor, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He has also been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Jones’ Grammy Awards and other honors are a testament to his incredible talent and contribution to the music industry. He is one of the most accomplished and respected musicians of all time, and his 28 Grammy Awards place him second only to Georg Solti in the history of the awards.