How well do the winners at the Grammy Awards align with Billboard chart success? Perhaps not surprisingly, very closely — especially when it comes to trophy recipients reaching the top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart and the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart.
Here Are the 2023 Grammy Awards Winners: Full List
Billboard looks at the crossroads of Recording Academy and commercial success in two of the most prominent Grammy categories – album of the year and record of the year – over the last 65 years, from the first awards presented in 1959, a year after the Hot 100 launched and three years after the Billboard 200 began – through music’s latest biggest night in 2023.
Album of the Year Winners on the Billboard 200
Of the 65 album of the year winners, 62 – or 95% – have hit the Billboard 200’s top 10 (two of which did so for the first time following their Grammy victories). Harry Styles’ Harry’s House is the latest contributor to that overwhelming majority, having reigned for two weeks starting upon its debut in June 2022.
A year earlier, Jon Batiste’s victory with We Are contrasted that sharp trend, and halted a run of 26 top 10s winning consecutively since 1996 – the longest streak all-time. Still, We Are surged back onto the April 16, 2022-dated Billboard 200 at a new No. 25 high; it previously spent a week on the survey, at No. 86, in April 2021. The two previous winning sets not to have hit the top 10: Tony Bennett’s MTV Unplugged, which rose to No. 48 after its 1995 win (after it had reached No. 69 before that year’s ceremony), and Glen Campbell’s By the Time I Get to Phoenix, which reached its No. 15 peak ahead of its win in 1969.
Historically, 68% of all winners (44 of 65) have led the list.
Here’s a recap of how all album of the year Grammy Award winners have performed on the Billboard 200. (Album of the year is awarded to artist[s] and featured artist[s], songwriter[s] of new material, producer[s], recording engineer[s], mixer[s] and mastering engineer[s].)
Year, Artist, Title / Billboard 200 Peak
2023, Harry Styles, Harry’s House / No. 1 – 2 weeks
2022, Jon Batiste, We Are / No. 25 (post-Grammys; previously reached No. 86)
2021, Taylor Swift, Folklore / No. 1 – 8 weeks
2020, Billie Eilish, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? / No. 1 – 3 weeks
1969, Glen Campbell, By the Time I Get to Phoenix / No. 15
1968, The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band / No. 1 – 15 weeks
1967, Frank Sinatra, A Man and His Music / No. 9
1966, Frank Sinatra, September of My Years / No. 5
1965, Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto, Getz/Gilberto / No. 2
1964, Barbra Streisand, The Barbra Streisand Album / No. 9
1963, Vaughn Meader, The First Family / No. 1 – 12 weeks
1962, Judy Garland, Judy at Carnegie Hall / No. 1 – 13 weeks
1961, Bob Newhart, The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart / No. 1 – 14 weeks
1960, Frank Sinatra, Come Dance With Me / No. 2
1959, Henry Mancini, The Music From Peter Gunn / No. 1 – 10 weeks
Record of the Year Winners on the Hot 100
Of the 65 record of the year winners, 54 – or 83% – have hit the Hot 100’s top 10 (one of which did so for the first time following its Grammy coronation). Lizzo’s “About Damn Time” continues that trend, as 14 winners in a row since 2010 have reached the top 10, the second-longest streak, after a 23-year run in 1965-87.
Historically, 54% of all winners (35 of 65) have topped the tally, with “About Damn Time” likewise upping that share.
Here’s a rundown of how all record of the year Grammy Award winners have fared on the Hot 100. (Record of the year is awarded to artist/producer[s], recording engineer[s] and/or mixer[s] and mastering engineer[s], if other than artist.)
Year, Title, Artist / Hot 100 Peak
2023, “About Damn Time,” Lizzo / No. 1 – 2 weeks
2022, “Leave the Door Open,” Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak) / No. 1 – 2 weeks
2021, “Everything I Wanted,” Billie Eilish / No. 8
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