Alicia Keys Has More Grammys Than Lady Gaga and Mariah Carey Combined

In the 18 years since Alicia Keys dropped her debut solo album, Songs in A Minor, she’s been recognized by the Recording Academy–the governing body of music officials who vote on which artists are deserving of a Grammy Award–with an astonishing 29 nominations in her illustrious career.

Keys’ trophy count is just as impressive. She’s earned a staggering 15 Grammy wins for works such as “Fallin’,” “No One,” “Empire State of Mind,” and “If I Ain’t Got You.” That’s more nods than artists like Lady Gaga (6), Taylor Swift (10), Madonna (7), and Mariah Carey (5) have. However, Keys hasn’t quite trumped Beyoncé, who has 22.

As a strong vocalist, highly skilled pianist, and emotional songwriter, Keys is an artist in every sense of the word. It should come as no surprise that the Grammys producers asked the musician to host this year’s awards show.

Keys, who isn’t nominated this ceremony, promises that the show “will be about the celebration and the power of music,” she told the Associated Press. “There’s a sense of community that I want to bring to the stage. So many times you come to these things as an artist and you’re juggling so many things and there’s so much pressure on you. I would love to ensure the peace and the good energy in the room so that our shoulders can all drop and we can feel the true blessing of having music as a universal language.”

Below, we round up Alicia Keys’ multiple Grammy Awards wins and nominations. Watch the music star host the 61st Grammy Awards at L.A.’s Staples Center on Sunday, February 10 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

44th Annual Grammy Awards in 2002

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47th Annual Grammy Awards in 2005

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48th Annual Grammy Awards in 2006

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50th Annual Grammy Awards in 2007

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51st Annual Grammy Awards in 2008

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53rd Annual Grammy Awards in 2010

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56th Annual Grammy Awards in 2013

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57th Annual Grammy Awards in 2014

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