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10  surprising artists who’ve never won a Grammy Award

Abba: We know what you’re thinking — you would totally give Abba a Grammy Award for ‘Dancing Queen’. They’re the reason the musical ‘Mamma Mia!’ exists and they have sold more than 300 million records. But, despite ‘Dancing Queen’ being inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2015, they never actually won a Grammy Award.Image Credit: AP
Guns N Roses: They were nominated in 1990, 1992, 1993 and even 2019 — but Guns N Roses can’t add “Grammy-winning act” to their impressive rock ‘n roll resume. The band is in the top 50 selling artists of all time, but the ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ rockers haven’t managed this accolade yet.Image Credit: Ahmed Kutty/Gulf News
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Brian McKnight: Does he ever cross your mind… any time? If he does, here’s something else to think about: Brian McKnight holds second place for the record of most Grammy nominations without a win. The ‘Back at One’ R’n’B star was never awarded a Grammy despite 17 nominations.Image Credit: Facebook

Snoop Dogg: Snoop Dogg has the third highest amount of Grammy Award nominations with no wins. Since 1994, Snoop has racked up 16 nominations, including for his hit collaborations ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’ (ft Pharrell and Charlie Wilson) and ‘Young, Wild & Free’ (with Wiz Khalifa and Bruno Mars). His most recent nomination was in 2016 as a featured artist on Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ in the category of Album of the Year.Image Credit: AFP

Bjork: Eclectic and avant-garde, Bjork’s style — both musically and visually — is impossible to ignore. And it earned her 15 Grammy Award nominations over the past 30 years. Despite this, the Icelandic artist never won any of those nominations.Image Credit: AFP

Janis Joplin: She electrified any stage she stepped foot on. Janis Joplin’s boundless energy lent itself fully to rock ‘n roll. One of America’s best-selling artists, she was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and given the Lifetime Achievement accolade by the Grammys. But Joplin, who died aged 27, never won a Grammy Award.Image Credit: Supplied

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