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Beyoncé Breaks Alison Krauss' Grammy Awards Record for Most Wins By a Woman

No woman has taken home more Grammy Awards than Beyoncé Knowles.

Her four trophy haul at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards upped her total career wins to 28, surpassing bluegrass great Alison Krauss' 27 Grammy tally. Knowles also tied Quincy Jones on the list of all-time top winners, with both trailing the late Chicago Symphony Orchestra director Georg Solti's 31 Grammy wins.

The Houston native made Grammy history by winning Best Music Video ("Brown Skin Girl"), Best R&B Performance ("Black Parade") and two Grammys for Megan Thee Stallion collaboration "Savage" (Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song).

Knowles' 79 nominations since 1999 is also a record among female artists. Her career totals include wins and nominations with Destiny's Child.

Krauss won her first Grammy in 1990, and the leader of Union Station's since earned numerous American roots, bluegrass, folk and country accolades from the Recording Academy. She's a two-time Album of the Year winner (for the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack (2002) and Robert Plant collaboration Raising Sand (2008)).

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And to give you an idea of how successful Krauss and Knowles have been on Grammy night, other women you might expect to be in the same stratosphere need much smaller trophy cases. Aretha Franklin won 18 Grammy awards in her career, with others in double-digit territory including Adele (15), Taylor Swift (11) and Dolly Parton (10). Take gender out of the equation, and they still blow away the career win totals for Chick Corea (25), Jay-Z (22), Vince Gill (22), Kanye West (22), Paul McCartney (18) and Michael Jackson (13).

Knowles' jump from 24 to 28 Grammys also leapfrogged her past Vladimir Horowitz, Stevie Wonder, Star Wars composer John Williams and Pierre Boulez on the list of the Recording Academy's all-time top winners.

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