58 Artists That Never Won a Grammy…

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In honor of the upcoming 58th Grammy Awards, here are 58 artists that somehow never got a Grammy award

1. Bob Marley

2. Tupac Shakur

3. The Doors

4. Queen

5. Jimi Hendrix

6. Curtis Mayfield

7. The Who

8. Snoop Dogg

9. Björk

10. Chuck Berry

11. The Grateful Dead

12. Diana Ross

13. Nas

14. ZZ Top

15. Queens of the Stone Age

16. Katy Perry

17. One Direction

18. PSY

19. Run D.M.C.

20. Janis Joplin

21. Buddy Holly

22. Notorious B.I.G.

23. (Eric B. &) Rakim

24. Rush

25. Parliament &/or Funkadelic

26. Guns n’ Roses

27. Boston

28. Sam Cooke

29. Talking Heads

30. The Ramones

31. The Everly Brothers

32. Patti Smith

33. Public Enemy

34. Sly & the Family Stone

35. The Sex Pistols

36. Justin Bieber

37. The O’Jays

38. Creedence Clearwater Revival

39. The Stooges

40. Motley Crüe

41. Kiss

42. Deep Purple

43. Journey

44. Jackson Browne

45. The Pretenders

46. Toby Keith

47. New Order

48. Depeche Mode

49. DMX

50. The Kinks

51. Morrissey

52. The Smiths

53. ABBA

54. Dusty Springfield

55. Teddy Pendergrass

56. Oasis

57. Busta Rhymes

58. Sia


(And for fun, try searching a few artists on grammy.com’s ‘Past Winners’ database, here.)

12 Responses

  1. Anonymous

    This list just told us how much we need RIAA or Grammy ratings to enjoy outstanding music.

      • Joseph Ferri

        You don’t even know how music is made. Check out various sources to understand.

    • Paul Resnikoff

      Typically, ‘who’ refers to humans, ‘that’ to objects, etc. But not always; even the greatest authors have played around with this. The American Heritage Dictionary states:

      “It is entirely acceptable to write either the man that wanted to talk to you, or the man who wanted to talk to you.”

      Here, check it out.

      Well, I still might change it back. Let me drink another coffee, and look at it later. Thanks for the engaging grammatical feedback!

  2. Wurd

    Oh dear here we go again
    Simply not true. Do your homework


    Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Buddy Holly… All have lifetime Achievement Grammy Awards.

    And many of these artists were nominees but didn’t win in the year they were nominated but not everybody wins an award if the competition is stiff that year.

    This is just regurgitated annual click bait with mostly false information.

    • Literally Can't Even

      Lifetime achievement award? Complete bullcrap!

      Those are awards given 40 years *after the fact* for NO specific release, often to a dead artist, to compensate for the fact that the Recording Academy kept denying obviously influential artists.

    • Vail, CO

      He’s right. Lifetime Achievement is not a legitimate Grammy. It’s just ceremonial. Not even listed amongst official winners.

  3. Rick Shaw

    Over half the artists don’t deserve a Grammy, so that solves a bit of the mystery.