Quincy Jones is now the most-winningest artist in Grammy Award history.
By Taylor Weatherby
Quincy Jones took home yet another Grammy tonight (Feb. 10), with his documentary Quincy winning for best music film on the 2019 Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony. The win marks the 85-year-old legend’s 28th Grammy, making him the living artist with the most trophies in Grammy history.
Jones has won Grammys in more than 10 categories over his nearly 70-year career, but his win for Quincy is his first award for best music film. The award is also his first in 17 years, with his last win coming in 2001 for best spoken word album, Q – The Autobiography Of Quincy Jones.
Quincy hit Netflix in September, focusing on Jones’ extraordinary life and achievements in both the music and film industries. Jones’ daughter, Parks and Recreation actress Rashida Jones, served as co-director and co-writer on Quincy alongside Alan Hicks. Paula DuPré Pesmen produced the film.
Late conductor Georg Solti holds the record for most Grammy wins of any artist, winning 31 awards before his death in September 1997. Jones’ 2019 win put him one Grammy ahead of Alison Krauss, who is the third winning-most artist at 27.