Local Grammy Notables, Past & Present

Robert Goulet
Robert Goulet
Born in Lawrence, Robert Goulet won the Grammy for Best New Artist in 1962 after releasing "What Kind of Fool Am I". (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Rob Zombie
Rob Zombie
Born in Haverhill, Rob Zombie has been nominated for Best Metal Performance Grammy Awards three times. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Renowned blues musician Taj Mahal grew up in Springfield. Born Henry Saint Clair Fredericks, he has two Grammy Awards to his name. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
Yo-Yo Ma
Yo-Yo Ma
World-renowned musician Yo-Yo Ma atttended Harvard University, performing throughout his years in Cambridge. He is the recipient of 15 Grammy Awards. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
rmed in Boston in 1970, Aerosmith has won four Grammys for Best Rock Performance by a Group, for "Janie’s Got a Gun", "Livin on the Edge", "Crazy" and "Pink". (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
Aerosmith
Formed in Boston in 1970, The Bad Boys of Boston have won four Grammys for Best Rock Performance by a Group, for "Janie’s Got a Gun", "Livin on the Edge", "Crazy" and "Pink". (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
rmed in Boston in 1970, Aerosmith has won four Grammys for Best Rock Performance by a Group, for "Janie’s Got a Gun", "Livin on the Edge", "Crazy" and "Pink". (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
Al B. Sure
Al B. Sure
Singer, songwriter, and producer Al B.Sure was born in Boston. While he never scored a win, he has numerous Grammy nominations to his name. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
Bobby Brown
Bobby Brown
Bobby Brown (pictured here with Whitney Houston) came on the Boston music scene as part of New Edition. It wasn’t until he went solo that he won a Grammy for Best R&B Vocal, in 1989 for "Every Little Step". (LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Boston
Boston
The 70s and 80s rock band from, of course, Boston was nominated for a Best New Artist Grammy Award in 1977. (Photo of guitarist Tom Scholz, credit: AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Boston Symphony Orchestra
The BSO won their first Grammy Award in 2010. Their recording of Ravel’s complete "Daphnis et Chloé", featuring the Tanglewood Festival Chorus was named Best Orchestral Performance. (credit: AP)
Chick Corea
Chick Corea
Celebrated jazz musician Chick Corea was born in Chelsea. He is the winner of 16 Grammy Awards. (RICHARD A. BROOKS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Donna Summer
Five-time Grammy Award winner Donna Summer was born and raised in Boston. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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James Taylor
Boston-born James Taylor has five Grammy awards to his name including Best Pop Vocal Performance for "You’ve Got a Friend", "Handy Man" and "Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight". (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
(SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Jimmy Sturr
Jimmy Sturr
Polka musician Jimmy Sturr is the most nominated polka artist in Grammy history. Born in Springfield, Stuff has won 18 Grammy Awards. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)
John Mayer
John Mayer
The seven-time Grammy winner is up for more awards in 2011. His Boston connection? Mayer attended Berklee College of Music. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
Leonard Bernstein
Leonard Bernstein
Famed conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein was born in Lawrence, attended Boston Latin and Harvard. He has 16 Grammy Awards to his name. (credit: AP)
Mark Wahlberg (as "Marky Mark")
Mark Wahlberg (as "Marky Mark")
These days he is a successful actor, but in the 1990s Boston’s Mark Wahlberg was the front man for Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch. The group was nominated for Best Rap Solo Performance in 1993 for "You Gotta Believe". (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
Nine-time Grammy Award winner Natalie Cole attended boarding school in Northfield and graduated from UMass Amherst. Her Grammy wins span three decades, with her first win in 1975 and her most recent in 2008. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for The Hunger Project)
The Boston-based boy band of Joey McIntyre, Jonathan Knight, Donnie Wahlberg, Jordan Knight and Danny Wood was nominated for Best Long Form Music Video for "Hangin’ Tough". (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
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The Boston-based boy band of Joey McIntyre, Jonathan Knight, Donnie Wahlberg, Jordan Knight and Danny Wood was nominated for Best Long Form Music Video for "Hangin’ Tough". (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
The Boston-based boy band of Joey McIntyre, Jonathan Knight, Donnie Wahlberg, Jordan Knight and Danny Wood was nominated for Best Long Form Music Video for "Hangin’ Tough". (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
Berklee grad Esperanza Spalding was named Best New Artist at the 2011 Grammy Awards. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Esperanza Spalding Berklee grad Esperanza Spalding was named Best New Artist at the 2011 Grammy Awards. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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