59 Artists Who Never Won a Grammy Award

The 59 Artists Who Have Never Won at the Grammy Awards

Who needs a Grammy Award?

The Recording Academy released their 2017 Grammy Awards nominees list. As always, top artists received major nods, like Beyoncé and Adele. Yet, others were snubbed from top nominations, like the late Prince and David Bowie, and even Kanye West.

Now, in honor of the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, here are 59 artists and groups who have never received a Grammy.

  1. Bob Marley

2. Tupac Shakur

  1. The Doors
  2. Queen

5. Jimi Hendrix

  1. Curtis Mayfield
  2. The Who
  3. Snoop Dogg
  4. Björk
  5. Chuck Berry
  6. The Grateful Dead

12. Diana Ross

  1. Nas
  2. ZZ Top
  3. Queens of the Stone Age

16. Katy Perry

  1. One Direction
  2. PSY

19. Run D.M.C.

  1. Janis Joplin
  2. Buddy Holly
  3. Notorious B.I.G.

  4. (Eric B. &) Rakim
  5. Rush
  6. Parliament &/or Funkadelic

26. Guns n’ Roses

  1. Boston
  2. Sam Cooke
  3. Talking Heads

30. The Ramones

  1. The Everly Brothers
  2. Patti Smith
  3. Public Enemy
  4. Sly & the Family Stone
  5. The Sex Pistols
  6. Brian McKnight
  7. The O’Jays
  8. Creedence Clearwater Revival
  9. The Stooges
  10. Motley Crüe

41. Kiss

  1. Deep Purple
  2. Journey
  3. Jackson Browne
  4. The Pretenders
  5. Toby Keith
  6. New Order
  7. Depeche Mode
  8. DMX
  9. The Kinks

51. Morrissey

  1. The Smiths
  2. ABBA
  3. Dusty Springfield
  4. Teddy Pendergrass
  5. Oasis
  6. Busta Rhymes
  7. Sia

59. Nickelback

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

One Response

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    Brian of Nazareth

    Well, Nickelback shouldn’t be included at all. And, frankly, I’m not surprised that they’ve ever been nominated for a Grammy in the first place!