When people think back to what they were doing when they were eight years old, they don’t exactly think “Oh I just won a Grammy.” However, no matter how outlandish it actually sounds, it’s not the stuff of fiction.
Children, teenagers and young adults have always been gifted beyond any grown-up’s comprehension, and no award show has ever failed to include a few young stars in its list of winners. Young performers winning international competitions and award shows only happen when great talent meets the right opportunity, and that’s exactly what all the inspiring youngsters on this list of the youngest Grammy winners have had!
8/8 Daya won her Grammy when she was just 18 years old
In 2016, The Chainsmokers’ hit song “Don’t Let Me Down” featuring Daya blew up all over the world and the music video garnered over 1.8 billion views! Being Dia’s and The Chainsmokers’ first hit of this scale, they were nominated for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in 2017 and won in the Best Dance Recording category. The singer was 18 at the time, making him the tenth-youngest person to win a Grammy. The band took a three-year hiatus after their massive year, but they recently announced they’re dropping the album and fans can’t wait to see who they’re collaborating with.
7/8 Billie Eilish has won seven Grammys to date
When Billie Eilish turned literally just 18 years old, she was already nominated for six Grammys. In 2019, he released his album “When We All Fall Sleep, Where So We Go?” It was nominated for four major general categories, including Album of the Year. as well as Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist making her the youngest woman to win four awards simultaneously. Although the singer is nominated seven times at the 2022 Grammys, she doesn’t have another win under her belt. Eilish wasn’t particularly upset, saying, “I had this feeling at the Grammys yesterday because we obviously didn’t win anything — I went into the day suspecting we weren’t going to win anything.”
6/8 Lorde was just 17 years old when she became Grammy royalty
Lorde, or Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor, achieved quite a bit of success in 2013. The New Zealand singer-songwriter earned her first two Grammys at age 17 when she released her record “Royals” to the world. Her song won in the Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance categories. When the singer released her second album, “Melodrama,” four years later, many fans roared with anger as they argued that Lorde had been stripped of her Grammy. However, the artist shook off all the drama and released an open letter to fans encouraging them to come see her live. In 2021, the singer/songwriter released his latest album “Solar Power” after nearly four years of radio silence.
5/8 Stephen Marley’s Sweet 16 was at the Grammys
Pure genius is oozing straight from this one. For those who don’t know, Stephen Marley is the son of the iconic Bob Marley, a hero to many and a music legend. Stephen Marley won his first Grammy in 1982 when he was about 17 years old and has since won 5 more Grammys. All of Marley’s work can be found categorized and detailed for the delight of fans on his own website.
4/8 Luis Miguel is the youngest Grammy winner for Latin Pop
Luis Miguel is of Mexican, Spanish and Italian descent. His first hit album is called An SolHe was released when he was only 11 years old. He won the Grammy for Best Mexican-American Performance for his song “Me Gustas Tal Como Ares” in 1985 when he was only 14!
3/8 LeAnn Rimes’ country classic earned her a Grammy
LeeAnn Rimes is a triple threat, genre changing, beloved artist. Rimes began her singing career by releasing multiple country songs that earned her many accolades, including Academy of Country Music Awards, American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and a Grammy for Best New Artist in 1997 when she was 14 years old!
2/8 Blue Ivy Carter is already a Grammy-winning artist
Once again, talent really does run in the family. Blue Ivy Carter, daughter of Beyoncé and Jay-Z, has already been involved in a number of projects before, but with this music video she made her official, full-length debut in the entertainment world with her mom featuring SAINt and WizKid for a track titled “Brown Skin Girl.” . Blue Ivy Carter was credited individually for her contributions as an artist in her own right. He earned a Grammy Award for Best Music Video in 2020, as well as a BET Award, and an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records at just 8 years old!
1/8 The Three Pisal Sisters won their Grammys as a trio
Although there are six Pisal siblings, the three who have left their mark forever are 14-year-old Sarah, 11-year-old Hannah and 8-year-old Leah. The three were ages when they won their Grammys in 2002. Specializing in country harmonies, they received their Grammy for being recognized as artists on film soundtracks. Hey brother, where are you? which won Album of the Year in 2002.