How many Grammys? 26 wins, 67 nominations
When? 1967-70; 1973; 1975; 1978; 1980; 1982; 1984; 1993-99; 2001; 2003; 2005; 2015
Wait, who is this? A composer, a founder of music research institutions, and a conductor -- though unlike Solti, this one notably led sans baton, using only his hands. At the podium, the late Boulez helmed many of the world's biggest orchestras -- the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Berlin Philharmonic, and the Cleveland Orchestra, among others -- and as a composer, he emerged from the World War II era as a musical revolutionary. Some critics found his avant-garde stylings impenetrable, but he would become something of a composer's composer and a major champion of 20th-century music.
Highlights: "Le Marteau sans Maître," "Pli Selon Pli," and "Structures."