55 Seminal Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy Award

The Shammys (Grammys) are upon us yet again, and in honor of the season, I thought it appropriate to take a few minutes to examine the shockingly long list of amazing artists who never won a Grammy Award (specifically not having won an award, not taking into account nominations or Grammy Lifetime Achievements).

Photo Courtesy: Frenchculture.org

Photo Courtesy: Frenchculture.org

Here’s 55 Grammy Award snubs. Buckle up, this is going to absolutely floor you:

  1. Jimi Hendrix
  2. The Kinks
  3. The Doors
  4. Queen
  5. The Grateful Dead
  6. Boston
  7. Janis Joplin
  8. Guns N’ Roses
  9. The Who
  10. Rush
  11. ZZ Top
  12. Buddy Holly
  13. Patti Smith
  14. Ramones
  15. Talking Heads
  16. The Stooges
  17. Mötley Crüe
  18. KISS
  19. The Pretenders
  20. ABBA
  21. The Smiths
  22. Sex Pistols
  23. The Velvet Underground
  24. Public Enemy
  25. Dusty Springfield
  26. Morrissey
  27. Oasis
  28. Deep Purple
  29. Journey
  30. The Strokes
  31. Creedence Clearwater Revival
  32. Queens of the Stone Age
  33. Bob Marley
  34. Led Zeppelin
  35. Bjök
  36. Run-D.M.C.
  37. Tupac Shakur
  38. Nickelback
  39. Diana Ross
  40. The Everly Brothers
  41. The Notorious B.I.G.
  42. Snoop Dogg
  43. Parliament &/or Funkadelic
  44. Chuck Berry
  45. Jackson Brown
  46. New Order
  47. Depeche Mode
  48. Iggy Pop
  49. Kid Rock
  50. Nas
  51. Sly & the Family Stone
  52. Katy Perry
  53. The Jackson 5
  54. Spice Girls
  55. Curtis Mayfield

Up next, we pick apart the truly awful admittance list (and snub list) for the Rock & Roll Hall of Shame. While the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts amazing artists every year, their inductions of non-rock artists, and snubs of truly seminal rock acts is just absolutely shameful. Other non-rock artists certainly deserve to be honored, but its the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, not the Music Hall of Fame. But that’s another argument for another day. For now, catch your breath on that truly shocking list above, and brace yourself for this year’s unavoidable “what the hell??” snubs.

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