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With the 2020 Grammy Awards just days away, we can’t help but wonder which artists could potentially win big on music’s biggest night. There’s Lizzo, of course, who leads this year’s nominations with a whopping eight nods. And let’s not forget about Lil Nas X and Billie Eilish, who are both tied with six noms each.
While those coveted golden gramophones are certainly an honor, history has also shown that earning several Grammys in one night presents a variety of challenges. As each statue weighs in at 5 pounds 4 ounces, carrying around those trophies is definitely one of them — especially if an artist cleans up across several categories and wins more than just a few.
How many are too many to handle? When an artist struggles to hold all of their Grammys — and in some cases even drops them on the floor — that’s a telltale sign. And yes, it’s happened more than once. It’s time to reminisce on all the times your favorite musicians could’ve really used an extra hand holding their Grammys.
Adele really needed some assistance back in 2012 when she won a whopping six (yes, six!) Grammys for her 21 album. The “Someone Like You” songstress took home awards in three of the “Big Four” categories — Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best New Artist — and then did it all over again in 2017 with 25. In 2017, the singer-songwriter went home with 5 additional Grammys, shocking literally no one while adding to her already impressive collection. Over the years, Adele has amassed a total of 15 Grammys.
Mars has won a lot of Grammys in his day, but never more than he did at the 2018 ceremony for his album 24K Magic. The pop star acquired a grand total of six awards that night, and had to stack them up in his arms in order to pose with them. #GrammyGoals
Even if she couldn’t believe it herself, not a soul in the world would argue that Musgraves didn’t deserve the four Grammys she won in 2019 for Golden Hour. But still, carrying four trophies is no easy feat. Luckily, she got some practice at the 2014 ceremony when she picked up her first two Grammys ever for Same Trailer