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2009 Grammy Snubs /Top 10 who never won a Grammy

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The 'Idol' champ was left out in the cold in the Best New Artist category. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

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Aww They might have left him out in the cold, but I'd gladly warm him up Great

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Thats all i can say to this is that it is totally BS. Thats all Evil or Very Mad

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Top 10 who never won a Grammy

The Grammys, much like the Oscars, have lost some of its luster and credibility in recent years with such pop phenoms such as Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera taking home Grammys. But even more indefensible is the rock and roll legends that haven’t won a Grammy. Some of the most famous and influential musicians in music history have never won a Grammy and here are the top 10 on the list. Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix won Lifetime Grammy Achievement Awards after their deaths, but we won’t count those since they were given out based on a career and not a year, so to speak.


10. Buddy Holly
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Although his success lasted only a year and a half before his death in an airplane crash, Holly is described by critic Bruce Eder as “the single most influential creative force in early rock and roll.” His works and innovations were copied by his contemporaries and later musicians, notably The Beatles, The Beach Boys and The Rolling Stones, and exerted a profound influence on popular music. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked Holly #13 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Buddy Holly died in 1959, the year of the first Grammy Awards ceremony and was never eligible for a Grammy during his lifetime.

9. The Doors
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The Doors’ music was a fusion of psychedelic rock, hard rock, blues-rock, and acid rock. They were considered a controversial band, due mostly to Morrison’s cryptic lyrics and unpredictable stage persona. After Morrison’s death on July 3, 1971, the remaining members continued as a threesome until disbanding in 1973. Despite a career that barely totaled eight years, The Doors still enjoy a huge cult following as well as status in the mainstream music industry as being hugely influential and original. According to the RIAA, they have sold over 32 million albums in the US alone. The Doors went winless by the Grammys for during their entire eight years together.

8. Lynyrd Skynyrd
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The band became prominent in the Southern United States in 1973, and rose to worldwide recognition before several members, including lead vocalist and primary songwriter Ronnie Van Zant, died in a plane crash in 1977. The band reformed in 1987 for a reunion tour with Ronnie’s younger brother, Johnny Van Zant as the frontman, and continues to record music today. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 13, 2006. The band now has a total of 7 deceased members. A Grammy still eludes this iconic and pioneering Southern rock band.
7. Jimi Hendrix

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Hendrix synthesized many styles in creating his musical voice and his guitar style was unique, later to be abundantly imitated by others. Despite his hectic touring schedule and notorious perfectionism, he was a prolific recording artist and left behind more than 300 unreleased recordings. With all of his popularity and musical influence he never won a Grammy. In 1992, Hendrix was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

6. Queen
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As of 2005, according to The Guinness Book of World Records, Queen albums have spent a total of 1,322 weeks or twenty-seven years on the United Kingdom album charts; more time than any other musical act including The Beatles and Elvis Presley. Also in 2005, with the release of their live album with Paul Rodgers, Queen moved into third place on the list of acts with the most aggregate time spent on the British record charts, but Queen has still never won a Grammy.

5. Grateful Dead
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The Grateful Dead’s musical influences varied widely; in concert recordings or on record albums one can hear psychedelic rock, blues, rock and roll, country-western, bluegrass, country-rock, and improvisational jazz. These various influences were distilled into a diverse and psychedelic whole that made the Grateful Dead “the pioneering Godfathers of the jam band world. 30 years of touring though couldn’t garner a Grammy award.

4. Led Zeppelin
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With their heavy, guitar-driven sound, Led Zeppelin are regarded as one of the first heavy metal bands. However, the band’s individualistic style draws from many sources and transcends any one genre. The band have sold more than 300 million albums worldwide, including 111.5 million sales in the United States and they have had all of their original studio albums reach the U.S. Billboard Top 10, with six reaching the number one spot. Led Zeppelin are ranked #1 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. Rolling Stone magazine has described Led Zeppelin as “the heaviest band of all time” and “the biggest band of the ’70s”. But sorry, no Grammy for you.

3. Diana Ross
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A twelve-time Grammy and Oscar-nominated singer, record producer and actress, whose musical repertoire spans R&B, soul, pop, disco and jazz. During the 1960s, she helped shape the sound of popular music and the Motown Sound as lead singer of The Supremes before leaving for a solo career in the beginning of 1970. Since the beginning of her career with The Supremes and as a solo artist, Diana Ross has sold more than 100 million records. Apparently not enough to win a Grammy though.

2. Bob Marley
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He was the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist for the ska, rocksteady and reggae bands: The Wailers (1964 – 1974) and Bob Marley & the Wailers (1974 – 1981). Marley remains the most widely known and revered performer of reggae music, and is credited for helping spread Jamaican music to the worldwide audience. Although he never won a Grammy in his lifetime, he was recently announced as a 2007 Grammy Hall of Fame inductee.

1. The Who
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The primary lineup was guitarist Pete Townshend, vocalist Roger Daltrey, bassist John Entwistle and drummer Keith Moon. They became known for energetic live performances, are one of the most influential rock bands of the 1960s and ’70s, and recognized as one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990, their first year of eligibility. According to the New York Times, The Who have sold 100 million records yet were never recognized by the Recording Academy.

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^^ That just proves David can have a great career and never win one of those stupid trophies.

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Ok, I know I talk about Elvis a lot.... but I just have to share these tidbits with y'all.

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Record Sales

It is estimated that Elvis Presley has sold over one billion record units worldwide, more than anyone in record industry history. In America alone, Elvis has had 150 different albums and singles that have been certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), with more certifications expected as research into his past record sales continues and as current sales go on. Research is also underway to document his record sales achievements in other countries. It is estimated that 40% of Elvis' total record sales have been outside the United States.

Record Chart Statistics

Elvis has had no less than 149 songs to appear on Billboard’s Hot 100 Pop Chart in America. Of these, 114 were in the top forty, 40 were in the top ten, and 18 went to number one. His number one singles spent a total of 80 weeks at number one. He has also had over 90 charted albums with ten of them reaching number one. These figures are only for the pop charts, and only in America. He was also a leading artist in the American country, R&B, and gospel fields, and his chart success in other countries was substantial.


Grammy Awards
Elvis received 14 Grammy nominations from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS). His three wins were for gospel recordings - the album How Great Thou Art (1967), the album He Touched Me (1972) and his live Memphis concert recording of the song How Great Thou Art (1974).


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So basically, in his lifetime...he had 90 albums, 149 pop songs on the charts...and won only 3 Grammys. For gospel albums. Go figure. Rolling Eyes

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Which is why a Grammy does not equal worth. Not in my eyes anyway. Would I cry if he won one? Yes. But will I let it depress and anger me that he was snubbed this year? No. I know what his music does for me and for so many others. That's quite an award if you ask me.

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Holy shit, I didn't realize all those music legends never won a single Grammy. Hey, if Milli Vanilli could win one, enough said. Puke

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Oh wow that is an impressive list! Guess I a Grammy doesn't mean much after all! Thanks for posting that makes me feels better!

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Well David is in a whole hell of a lot better company with the non grammy winners than the nominees this year. I think he deserves one but if he's going to be leveled with Taylor and the Black Eyed Peas, I dont know how worth it that is.

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@Nicole wrote:
Holy shit, I didn't realize all those music legends never won a single Grammy. Hey, if Milli Vanilli could win one, enough said. Puke


Nicole, you are too funny! LOL flag "Blame it on the rain..."

But too true. Plus, I had never heard of four of the artists nominated in the BNA category. I had to go right to iTunes and listen to them to try to formulate some sort of opinion. Still don't have much of an opinion.

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@Nicole wrote:
Holy shit, I didn't realize all those music legends never won a single Grammy. Hey, if Milli Vanilli could win one, enough said. Puke


Nicole, you are too funny! LOL flag "Blame it on the rain..."

But too true. Plus, I had never heard of four of the artists nominated in the BNA category. I had to go right to iTunes and listen to them to try to formulate some sort of opinion. Still don't have much of an opinion.


I always hated Milli Vanilli, maybe I had a sixth sense about their fraudulent nature. ROFLOLLOL Face But seriously, getting snubbed for a Grammy isn't a reflection of one's true vocal ability or musicianship. David is one of the best rock vocalists out there IMO.

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@Nicole wrote:
But seriously, getting snubbed for a Grammy isn't a reflection of one's true vocal ability or musicianship. David is one of the best rock vocalists out there IMO.


Couldn't agree more. Clapping

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@Nicole wrote:
But seriously, getting snubbed for a Grammy isn't a reflection of one's true vocal ability or musicianship. David is one of the best rock vocalists out there IMO.


Couldn't agree more. Clapping


Me too !!! :rock on: Yahoo!Awww Love

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It makes me feel better to know of all these acts who never won. Smile

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@Piper wrote:
@Nicole wrote:
But seriously, getting snubbed for a Grammy isn't a reflection of one's true vocal ability or musicianship. David is one of the best rock vocalists out there IMO.


Couldn't agree more. Clapping


Me too !!! :rock on: Yahoo!Awww Love


Great

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Wow...thanks for that list of those who have never won a Grammy. I'm shocked to see that Diana Ross has never won any. Some of those bands listed never really got the respect they deserved until they were gone, but jeez, Diana Ross? Amazing, after all these years.

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David's worth can't be measured in awards since they are all so subjective. Even the Grammys are nothing more than a popularity contest anymore, not based on talent or merit, thus they have no more importance than the AMAs.

With that said, I'm still knid of bummed that David wasn't nominated for the BNA. Not because I think it would enrich his career but because I know he wanted it. It meant something to him. He has said on a few occasions that he wants to win a bunch of Grammys so I know it had to hurt him that he was snubbed like that. And this was his only shot at the BNA. The next time he's eligible to be nominated, it will be in catgories that will be open to a lot more artists, not just a limited number of newcomers so the compititon will be a lot stiffer.

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If I'm not mistaken I don't think AC/DC has ever won a Grammy either. They are nominated this year, for Rock Album, so we shall see...

I'd like to think that a Grammy is in David's future. I like to be optimistic. Smile

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I think it would have been nice for David to be nominated to get his name out there. I also have not heard of 3 of the BNA noms, one of them I swear is not new. But see Kristen just said she has to go to iTunes to hear these other artists. Now how many other people do you think are doing the same thing? That would be huge for David because more people would check out his music. But yes i don't think getting a Grammy is a definition of his career or what his career will be. It just would have been really nice to get his name out there more.

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@Piper wrote:
Top 10 who never won a Grammy

The Grammys, much like the Oscars, have lost some of its luster and credibility in recent years with such pop phenoms such as Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera taking home Grammys. But even more indefensible is the rock and roll legends that haven’t won a Grammy. Some of the most famous and influential musicians in music history have never won a Grammy and here are the top 10 on the list. Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix won Lifetime Grammy Achievement Awards after their deaths, but we won’t count those since they were given out based on a career and not a year, so to speak.



8. Lynyrd Skynyrd
Lynyrd Skynyrd
The band became prominent in the Southern United States in 1973, and rose to worldwide recognition before several members, including lead vocalist and primary songwriter Ronnie Van Zant, died in a plane crash in 1977. The band reformed in 1987 for a reunion tour with Ronnie’s younger brother, Johnny Van Zant as the frontman, and continues to record music today. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 13, 2006. The band now has a total of 7 deceased members. A Grammy still eludes this iconic and pioneering Southern rock band.


Yeah the Grammy's hate Skynyrd, they didn't even mention Billy Powell in their People Who Died in 2008 retrospective! But if they never won a Grammy and if David never gets one he's still in with great musicians! Lynyrd Skynyrd is one of my favorite bands! Great

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