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10  surprising artists who’ve never won a Grammy Award

Sia: You might know her for wearing oversized wigs that cover her face or performing backwards. But it’s Sia’s musical contributions that are undeniable. Whether it’s tracks like ‘Chandelier’ or ‘Titanium’, or her songwriting powers utilised by artists like Rihanna and Beyonce, Sia has been a force to be reckoned with. But, despite nine Grammy nominations to date, Sia has won none.Image Credit: Supplied

Tupac: Despite dying at the young age of 25, Tupac Shakur has left an unforgettable mark on the rap and music world, loved by generation after generation for his wisdom, lyricism and a little rivalry with the Notorious B.I.G. But, despite being a Hip-Hop Hall of Fame inductee and being one of the best-selling artists in history, Shakur never won a Grammy.Image Credit: AP

The Notorious B.I.G.: The world lost Biggie when he was only 24, his potential cut short and his brilliance snuffed out, but Biggie still managed to become a name on everyone’s mind until today. With his distinct delivery and forthright lyrics, Biggie earned the name of “greatest rapper that ever lived” from Rolling Stone, and this year was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Despite four Grammy nominations in 1998 ­— including for ‘Big Poppa’, ‘Hypnotize’ and ‘Mo Money Mo Problems’ — Biggie never won.Image Credit: AP
Bob Marley: Bob Marley has shaped a generation with his music and state of mind. Considered to be a pioneer of reggae, he’s given us unforgettable soul-soothing hits like ‘No Woman No Cry’, ‘One Love’ and ‘Three Little Birds’. But even though Marley — who died in 1981 at only 36 — was posthumously recognised with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Grammy Awards in 2001, he has no Grammy wins.Image Credit: Supplied

Jimi Hendrix: Not only is he considered by many to be the greatest guitarist of all time, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame referred to him as “the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music”. Hendrix’s style — which fearlessly utilised gain, distortion and overdrive as well as pedal effects — has been hugely influential on modern rock music, despite the artist’s early death at only 27. Despite two Hall of Fame Grammy recognitions and a Lifetime Achievement win in 1992, Hendrix never received any Grammys.Image Credit: Supplied

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