Which Most-nominated artists who have never won a Grammy

Who Are The Most-nominated artists who have never won a Grammy.

From music and movies to TV, Radio, Comedy and sport, many individuals, teams, professionals etc are worthy of winning awards but somehow by luck or being pipped at the post means that their success does not equal an award.

Whilst the he 64th annual Grammy Awards held back in April 2022, featured several firsts, a few sweeps, and a handful of slights after being delayed by rising cases of the COVID-19 variant Omicron. A majority of the awards were announced prior to the telecast and no single performer or group dominated the victories.The awards show took place in Las Vegas for the first time ever and featured Jon Batiste and Silk Sonic scooping up Grammys for every category they were nominated for—five and four, respectively. Nineteen-year-old newcomer Olivia Rodrigo took home three Grammys this year. And, perhaps most newsworthy: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed the audience amid the continued Russia-Ukraine conflict via a prerecorded video message, urging performers to “fill the silence with your music.”

But for all the winners, other artists with decades-long careers and myriad hits—from Snoop Dogg to Avril Lavigne—have never touched the golden gramophone. The latest compiled a list of the most-nominated acts who have yet to take away the big prize, using data from the official Grammy website. Musicians were ranked according to the number of nominations they received during their careers, up to and including 2021, and must not have had a single win by April 2022. Artists with an equal number of nominations were sorted by most recent nomination year and then alphabetically. Some are industry veterans, others are newcomers who have taken the music industry by storm. Will their luck ever change?

The Grammys have faced its share of controversy, especially after nominees have been revealed and during the actual awards ceremony after the winner has been announced. Artists and musicians alike have protested over the Grammys’ lack of recognition for artists of color and dated selection process. Despite boycotts in previous years, many may agree that a Grammy win is a musician’s career milestone.

Read through the list to see which industry titans and more obscure acts are still chasing the golden statue.

Dierks Bentley, Martina McBride, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Musiq Soulchild and Katy Perry make up 10 to 6 respectively.

#5. Joe Satriani

– Nominations: 15
– Most recent nomination: 2007

If rock fans aren’t readily familiar with guitar legend Joe Satriani, it’s because he doesn’t write hit singles. Accordingly, most of Satriani’s 15 Grammy Award nominations fall in the category of Best Rock Instrumental Performance. And while he does indeed shred his guitar with gusto, he’s also no stranger to catchy melodies.

#4. Björk

– Nominations: 15
– Most recent nomination: 2018

While Icelandic singer Björk has always been synonymous with eccentricity and experimentation, she’s delivered a surprising amount of accessible work over the years. Early albums like “Homogenic” were rife with catchy hooks and electronic textures.

#3. Fred Hersch

– Nominations: 15
– Most recent nomination: 2019

Jazz pianist and composer Fred Hersch’s first Grammy nod was a nomination for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, which came in 1993, and was followed by two more in 1995 and 2006. Hersch rebounded from health issues in 2008 with eight more Grammy nominations. Shortlisted this year for both Best Improvised Jazz Solo and Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Hersch may still walk away with a win.

#2. Snoop Dogg

– Nominations: 16
– Most recent nomination: 2015

Snoop Dogg has remained a pop culture icon for over two decades. These days you’re just as likely to find the rapper hosting game shows or throwing dinner parties with Martha Stewart as you are to see him performing music.

#1. Brian McKnight

– Nominations: 17
– Most recent nomination: 2004

Known primarily as an R&B crooner, Brian McKnight is also a multi-instrumentalist, writer, and producer. Raised a Seventh-day Adventist, McKnight frequently infuses religious themes into his work, and as of late, those themes dominate. His last Grammy Award nomination, meanwhile, came in 2004 for the song “What We Do Here.”

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