Music

Can you believe these legends have never won a Grammy?

Crazy, right?

words by: Kai Acevedo
Apr 1, 2022

It’s that time of year again… It’s award season! The 2022 Grammy Awards show is this weekend and details surrounding the anticipated event have been unveiled for months now thanks to the delay.

 

The 64th Grammy Awards is expected to air live and stream on Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 8 P.M. EST on CBS television network and on Paramount+. Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, will be back to host what’s been coined “Music’s Biggest Night.”

 

This year’s list of nominees has also been revealed. The likes of Doja Cat, Silk Sonic, H.E.R., Baby Keem, Saweetie, Lil Nas X, Justin Bieber and others have received nominations in categories such as Album Of The Year, Record Of The Year and Best New Artist.

 

It’s hard to believe that some of the most talented musicians in history have never won a Grammy, but it’s true. With hip-hop’s well-known love–hate relationship with the Grammy Awards, it’s not too much of a surprise that there are undisputed rap gods that lack a Grammy trophy.

 

Nas, one of the most respected artists of his generation, just won his first Grammy last year. If it takes the mastermind behind Illmatic 25+ years (and 14 nominations) to be recognized by the Grammy committee, anything is possible. However, you may be surprised by which legends have never won a Grammy. It’s interesting to see who has the most Grammy nominations without winning. See who made the list below (not a joke).

 

Brian McKnight

Brian McKnight

Nominations: 17

Awards nominated for: Best R&B Album, Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals, Best Song Written For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media, Best Short Form Music Video, Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal

 

Snoop Dogg

Calvin Broadus

Nominations: 16

Awards nominated for: Best Rap Song, Best Rap Solo Performance, Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, Best Reggae Album, Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals

 

Charlie Wilson

Charlie Wilson

Nominations: 13

Awards nominated for: Best R&B Album, Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song, Best Gospel Song, Best R&B Instrumental Performance, Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

 

Diana Ross

Diana Ross

Nominations: 12

Awards nominated for: Record Of The Year; Best Rhythm & Blues Recording; Best Contemporary (R&R) Performance – Group; Best Contemporary Vocal Performance, Female; Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female; Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female

 

Busta Rhymes

Trevor Smith, Jr.

Nominations: 12

Awards nominated for: Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song, Best Rap Solo Performance, Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group, Best Rap Album

 

Jazmine Sullivan

Jazmine Sullivan

Nominations: 12

Awards nominated for: Best New Artist, Best R&B Song, Best R&B Album, Best Traditional R&B Performance, Best Contemporary R&B Album, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

 

SZA

SZA

Nominations: 9

Awards nominated for: Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best New Artist, Best R&B Song, Best Rap/Sung Performance, Best Urban Contemporary Album, Best Song Written For Visual Media

 

Are you catching the Grammys, or boycotting the event like The Weeknd?

 

Photos via The Grammys, Kevin Winter/Getty Images