Here’s a sampling of artists who have won eight or more times in a category at various award shows.
Carrie Underwood won video of the year for the ninth time at the 2021 CMT Music Awards on Wednesday night. She took the award this time for the video for “Hallelujah,” a collab with John Legend that appeared on her 2020 Christmas album, My Gift.
And that’s not the only CMT Music Awards category that Underwood has thoroughly dominated. She has won eight times for female video of the year. (Do you get the sense that CMT viewers really like her?)
Underwood isn’t the first music star who has won so many times in a given category at an awards show that the category should almost be named in their honor. Here’s a healthy sampling of other artists who have won eight or more times in a category at various award shows — both EGOT-level and genre-specific shows. (In each case, these artists hold the record for the most wins in that category at that show.)