Aretha Franklin is the only artist in Grammy history to win in a category eight years running. All hail the Queen!
Every era has had its “Grammy favorites,” the artists who seem to have the inside track at piling up awards and nominations. They are sometimes derisively referred to as “Grammy pets,” mostly by fans of other artists who are not as frequently anointed.
The phenomenon has become less pronounced in the so-called Big Four categories since 1995, when a Nominations Review Committee was formed to determine the final nominees in those categories (album, record and song of the year, plus best new artist). But it still exists. Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar and Beyoncé are among the contemporary artists who are often picked by the committee.
Here are the eight most impressive Grammy hot streaks of all time in the top category, album of the year — followed by five of the hottest streaks in other categories.