5) Youssou N’Dour (1 Grammy)
He is the man of many caps. Singer, percussionist, songwriter, composer, occasional actor, businessman and a politician, Youssou N’Dour is of Senegalese origin. He toured internationally for thirty years, winning his first Grammy Award for Best Contemporary World Music Album, in 2005.
He was Senegal’s Minister of Tourism and Culture from April 2012 to October 2012. In 2004, Rolling Stone described him as, “perhaps the most famous singer alive” in Senegal and much of Africa.