The Grammys arouse mixed emotions every single time fans hear of their favorite artist’s nomination. Artists as well do feel the pressure keeping in mind the existential force behind the recognition.
However, other notable figures in their spheres of influence in the music industry have received numerous nominations at the recording academy but never won one.
1. Snoop Dogg -16 Nominations
Calvin Broadus, popularly referred to as Snoop has had huge achievements since his 1992 discovery by the legendary Dr. Dre. The ‘Who Am I?’ musician has sold close to 24 million albums and gained 16 Grammy nominations but has won none so far in 25 years.Here’s a rundown of some of his nominations since 2010.
2010 :Album Of The Year -Teenage Dream
Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals -California Girls
2012 :Best Rap Song -Young, Wild & Free
2013 :Best Reggae Album -Reincarnated
2015 :Album Of The Year -To Pimp A Butterfly
2. Katy Perry -13 Nominations
Her breakout song was ‘I Kissed A Girl’ which debuted at number 1 in the US. The track went on to earn her the first Grammy nomination back in 2008.Perry has broken numerous records since then, including topping most viewed YouTube video by a female artiste in February 2019.However, she’s been visibly slipping through the Grammys in every single nomination.
2008 :Best Female Pop Vocal Performance -I Kissed A Girl
2009 :Best Female Pop Vocal Performance -Hot N Cold
2010 : Album Of The Year -Teenage Dream
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance -Teenage Dream
Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals -California Gurls
Best Pop Vocal Album -Teenage Dream
2011 :Record Of The Year -Firework
Best Pop Solo Performance -Firework
2012 :Best Pop Solo Performance -Wide Awake
2013 :Song Of The Year -Roar
Best Pop Solo Performance -Roar
2014 :Best Pop Duo/Group Performance -Dark Horse
Best Pop Vocal Album –Prism
3. Nas – 13 Nominations
Nasir Jones is described as one of the few people who’ve transformed the world of hip hop to what it is today. He’s received acclamations over and beyond, topping charts and selling out stadiums.Nas has been nominated 13 times for the Grammys,most notable ones being his 2012 works.
2012 :Best Rap Performance -Daughters
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration -Cherry Wine
Best Rap Song -Daughters
Best Rap Album -Life Is Good
4. Nicki Minaj -10 Nominations
Despite being one of the most successful women in music, Nicki Minaj has never won a Grammy. The ‘Good Form’ hit maker was named the first female artist to score 100 Billboard entries and has received 10 Grammy nominations throughout her music career.
2010 :Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group – My Chick Bad
2011 :Album Of The Year -Loud
Best New Artist
Best Rap Performance -Moment 4 Life
Best Rap Album -Pink Friday
2014 :Best Pop Duo/Group Performance -Bang Bang
Best Rap Song -Anaconda
2015 :Best Rap Performance -Truffle Butter
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration -Only
Best Rap Album -The Pinkprint
5. 2Pac -6 Nominations
With six Grammy nominations under his belt, 2pac is a legend to be remembered for his mega records back in the 90’s prior to his death. Some of his Grammy nominations include;
1996 :Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group -California Love (Track)
Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group -How Do U Want It (Track)
Best Rap Album -All Eyez On Me (Album)
1999 :Best Rap Solo Performance -Changes (Track)
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