Sir Mix-A-Lot, Baha Men, and 8 Other Grammy-Winning One-Hit Wonders

Sir Mix-a-Lot

All it takes is one great song (or in many cases, one really infectious, mediocre song) to top the Billboard charts, skyrocket to overnight fame, and become a household name. But, while one-hit wonders are a staple of every musical genre in every decade, only a select few go on to win the coveted Grammy for their big song.

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Those few include the likes of singer-songwriters like Shawn Colvin, novelty rapper Sir Mix-A-Lot (pictured above with those big butts he’s so very fond of), and, against all logic and reason, the reggae group who brought us “Who Let the Dogs Out”: the Baha Men.

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Before the 2013 Grammys air on CBS at 8 PM ET on Sunday, February 10, we here at wanted to look back at the artists who, despite having lackluster follow-up singles, will forever have Grammy awards on their mantles.

10 One-Hit Wonders Who Won Grammys

[Photo credit: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images]

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Staff editor Aly Semigran is a New York City native who grew up in Philadelphia and spent the better part of her youth trying to figure out what the Philly Phanatic was (an anteater?), quoting 'The Simpsons,' and learning all about movies from her dad. After graduating from Temple University, where she studied journalism, she moved back to NYC and began her career as a freelance entertainment journalist. Her work has been published in Entertainment Weekly, Maxim, Philadelphia Weekly, Philadelphia City Paper,, and She is thrilled to be a part of the team and she is still quoting 'The Simpsons.' ('I'm Idaho!')