List of Artists Who’ve Never Won a Grammy
With the Grammys coming up this Sunday, here’s a list of artists who’ve never received one. And we’re not counting those lame “lifetime achievement” Grammys, which some of these acts DID receive after a lifetime of being IGNORED . . .
Snoop Dogg, 16 nominations. He’s up for Best Reggae Album this Sunday.
Brian McKnight, 16 nominations.
He’s an R&B singer, and tied with Snoop for the most nominations without a win.
Joe Satriani, 15 nominations
Martina McBride, 14 nominations
Bjork, 13 nominations
Nas, 13 nominations
Busta Rhymes, 11 nominations
Katy Perry, 9 nominations. But she has two nominations going into Sunday, so maybe she’ll drop off the list.
Tupac Shakur, 7 nominations
Public Enemy, 6 nominations
Queens of the Stone Age, 6 nominations. Like Katy Perry, they also have two chances to get off this list on Sunday.
Depeche Mode, 5 nominations.
Nicki Minaj, 4 nominations
The Notorious B.I.G., 4 nominations
Guns N’ Roses, 3 nominations
Oasis, 3 nominations
Justin Bieber, 2 nominations
Patti Smith, 2 nominations
Journey, 1 nomination
Kiss, 1 nomination
Meanwhile, several artists never won a Grammy, but were handed Lifetime Achievement Awards. Here they are . . . along with the year the Grammys FINALLY realized their error and recognize them . . .
Jimi Hendrix, 1992
Little Richard, 1993
Buddy Holly, 1997
The Who, 2001
Bob Marley, 2001
Janis Joplin, 2005
The Doors, 2007
The Ramones, 2011, after most of them were DEAD. Thanks, Academy!
Diana Ross, 2012
And believe it or not, until this year, LED ZEPPELIN was only ever nominated for ONE Grammy. It was for Best New Artist in 1969, and they
lost to Crosby, Stills & Nash.
But they have TWO nominations this year, for their live album “Celebration Day”, which was recorded in 2014. And they got a Lifetime Achievement Grammy in 2005.
These artists not only never WON a Grammy . . . they were never even NOMINATED: The Kinks, The Strokes, The Talking Heads, The Velvet Underground.