People Who Have Surprisingly Won a Grammy

This list is not about bad music artists but those that you would be most surprised to find that they have a Grammy. By the way this is not a troll list all of these genuinely have won a Grammy. Feel free to add any person or group who you are surprised has gotten a Grammy. Also it doesn't have to be a competitive award any accolade counts.

The Top Ten

1 Barack Obama Barack Hussein Obama II served as the 44th president of the United States of America. He was elected in 2008 after serving in the Senate from 2005-08, beating John McCain and becoming the first African-American to be elected President of the United States. He was elected again in 2012, beating Mitt ...read more.

Twice won best spoken word album in 2006 and 2008. Quite a few of the winners will be for this award. - Powell

I can't believe he won a grammy. - Mitja

2 Magic Johnson Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. is a retired American professional basketball player who played point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association for 13 seasons.

Best spoken word album in 1993. - Powell

3 Martin Luther King Jr Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.

Best spoken word album in 1971 (Posthumous). - Powell

4 Alvin And The Chipmunks Alvin and the Chipmunks, originally David Seville and the Chipmunks or simply The Chipmunks, is an American animated music group created by Ross Bagdasarian, Sr., for a novelty record in 1958. The group consists of three singing animated anthropomorphic chipmunks: Alvin, the mischievous troublemaker, ...read more.

Best comedy performance and best recording for children 1959 (1st awards). - Powell

5 Steve Jobs Steven Paul Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American entrepreneur and business magnate. He was the chairman, chief executive officer (CEO), and a co-founder of Apple Inc., chairman and majority shareholder of Pixar, a member of The Walt Disney Company's board of directors following ...read more.

Grammy Trustees award 2012. (Posthumous) Not a regular award but it still counts. - Powell

6 Mikhail Gorbachev

Best spoken word album for children 2004. - Powell

7 Audrey Hepburn Audrey Hepburn, born Audrey Kathleen Ruston (4 May 1929 – 20 January 1993) was a British actress and humanitarian. Recognized as a film and fashion icon, Hepburn was active during Hollywood's Golden Age. She was ranked by the American Film Institute as the 3rd greatest female screen legend in American ...read more.

Best spoken word album for children 1994. - Powell

8 Hillary Clinton Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is an American politician who was a Democratic presidential candidate in the 2008 and 2016 elections.

Best spoken word album in 1997 - Powell

Wait she won a grammy! - Mitja

9 Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that is originally from Columbus, Ohio, who are best known for their songs "Stressed Out", "Heathens" and "Ride". Currently there are two members, Tyler Joseph (lead vocals, piano, keyboards, synthesizers, ukulele, bass and guitar) and Josh Dun (drums and ...read more.

I'll start by saying this is my favorite band. I just assume that someone as unique as Twenty One Pilots wouldn't win. Like Twenty One Pilots is in a long list of other artists like Lana Del Rey who are above the grammies. But when they won I was so happy I felt like throwing a party at my house. - Mitja

10 Cardi B Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, known professionally as Cardi B, is an American rapper, songwriter, television personality and former stripper.

I think she isn't talented enough to win a grammy. The grammies should be about skill not popularity. - Mitja

The Contenders

11 David Fincher David Andrew Leo Fincher is an American film director, film producer, television director, television producer, and music video director.

Directed best music video in 1995 and 2014. - Powell

12 Tia Carrere

Best Hawaiian music album 2009 and 2011. - Powell

13 Eminem Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce ...read more.

The reason this is on here ( May I add I didn't add this) is because when Eminem won his first grammy I was surprised. I thought DMX was going to win. That's the reason why this is on here. - Mitja

Whoever added this can you explain why I don't find it surprising in the slightest that Eminem has a Grammy. - Powell

14 Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada and is Christian. He is the son of author Pattie Mallette. ...read more.

You'd think someone with as much talent as a garbage can wouldn't win a grammy, wouldn't you? Also, who sings about how yummy their wife is? - Mitja

He did not win a Grammy for Yummy though. Also an artist being bad is not the best reason to submit them. There is already a list of worst music artists to win a Grammy. - Powell

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