Published On: Feb 08 2013 02:22:44 PM ESTUpdated On: Feb 09 2015 02:00:00 AM EST
While you let it sink in that the Baha Men (yes, of "Who Let the Dog Out?" fame) have won a Grammy, check out some artists and bands who have never won a competitive Grammy Award.
The R&B singer-songwriter and musician's work has earned him 16 Grammy Awards nominations, setting the record for the most nominations without a single win.
The rapper tied McKnight's record in 2014 when he lost out to Ziggy Marley for Best Reggae Album for "Reincarnated." The nomination was his 16th, with most of them coming for collaborations with everyone from Dr. Dre to Katy Perry, in a career that has lasted for more than 20 years and a dozen studio albums.
The rock guitar legend has nabbed 15 Grammy nominations in his career, all but one in the Best Rock Instrumental Performance category, but has never won.
While the country music star sang on "Amazing Grace - A Country Salute to Gospel," which won a Grammy for Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album in 1996, she has yet to win a Grammy herself in 14 career nominations.
Although she's known more for her distinctive look and unique voice than any mainstream success, Icelandic pop star Bjork has racked up 13 Grammy nominations in her career to this point, but has walked away empty handed every time. Bjork releases have received two additional Grammy Award nominations, both of which are credited to the respective art directors, including a win for Best Recording Package for her "Biophilia" album in 2013.
Like Bjork, rapper Nas has netted 13 Grammy nominations in his career dating back to 1997, but has yet to hear his name called at the actual ceremony.
While she hasn't been around as long as most of the artists on this list, Perry has been nominated 13 times since her 2008 pop debut without winning even once, including two nominations without a win this year.
Despite 12 nominations over her career, the singer has never won a competitive Grammy. However, she has had three recordings inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and won a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.
The jazz fusion band received their first Grammy nomination back in 1980 for their third studio album "Catching the Sun." Since then, the band has racked up a total of 12 nominations, including four straight Best Pop Instrumental Album nods between 2007 and 2010, without earning a victory.
Except for a two-year hiatus in the early 2000s, metal group Megadeth has been around since 1983, earning 11 Grammy nominations during that time, but not one single win.
The rapper has also received 11 Grammy nominations, most recently two 2012 nods for his song "Look At Me Now," but has yet to win the award.
The soul singer-songwriter has received 11 Grammy nominations since his 2000 debut album "Aijuswanaseing." His most recent nomination came in 2011 with his fifth nomination in the Best Male R&B Vocal Performance category for his song "We're Still Friends."
The country singer received her first three Grammy nominations back in 1965, including two for her debut single "Once a Day" and another for Best New Country and Western Artist. She proceeded to earn seven more in the 1960s and '70s, with her 10th coming in 1976 for her gospel album "Connie Smith Sings Hank Williams Gospel." She then earned her 11th nomination in 2010 for "Run to You," her collaboration with Marty Stuart.
Vanessa L. Williams
Williams started off her run of 11 Grammy nominations without a win with nods for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best New Artist in 1989. Her 11th, and most recent, nomination came in 1997 in the Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album category.
The R&B and soul singer-songwriter burst onto the music scene in 2009 with six Grammy nominations, including a nomination for Best New Artist and nods for her debut album "Fearless" and two of its singles "Need U Bad" and "Bust Your Windows." She's since added five more nominations for a total of 11 without a win.
The country music singer-songwriter received his first two Grammy nominations for "Every Mile a Memory," the lead single off his 2006 album "Long Trip Alone." Flash forward to 2015, when he received the 11th nomination of his career, for his most recent album "Riser," but was shut out once again.
The singer-songwriter has received 10 Grammy nominations over a career that began in 1993, but has yet to hear her name called at the ceremony.
The old school country singer-songwriter has racked up nine Grammy nomination in total since his first three in 2009 but hasn't won as of yet. His most recent nomination came in 2013 for Best Country album for "Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran."
The country legend's first Grammy nomination came at the age of 14 for her debut single, 1973's "Delta Dawn." Eight more nominations followed through the mid-1990s for a total of nine nominations without a victory.
The Freddy Mercury-led band never won a Grammy, despite nominations for "Bohemian Rhapsody" in 1976 for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group (it lost to Chicago's "If You Leave Me Now") and for "Another One Bites the Dust" in 1980 for Best Rock Performance (losing to Bob Seger's "Against the Wind"). The band has seen "Bohemian Rhapsody" earn a spot in the Grammy Hall of Fame, along with the hits "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions," but has never even won a Lifetime Achievement Award.
The rock 'n' roll pioneer mostly got shut out because by the time the Grammys began in 1959, he was already a major established star with several hit songs, including "Maybellene," "Roll Over Beethoven," "Rock and Roll Music" and "Johnny B. Goode." While he never won a competitive Grammy, he did nab a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1984.
The bluesy singer of "Piece of My Heart" and "Me and Bobby McGee" died at the age of 27 in 1970 just as her fame was peaking. After her death, she was nominated for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Me and Bobby McGee," but lost out to Carole King's "Tapestry." She did receive a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.
The band that recorded such hits as "My Generation," "Pinball Wizard," "Baba O'Riley" and "Won't Get Fooled Again" was never honored with a Grammy except for the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.
Jim Morrison's unique voice and charismatic personality drove the success of such songs as "Light My Fire," "Hello, I Love You" and "Touch Me," but the only Grammy The Doors ever received was the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007, 36 years after Morrison's death.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member and guitar legend Jimi Hendrix is often named among the best, if not the best, electric guitarists of all time. But we went unrecognized by the Grammys during his career, which was cut short at the age of 27 in 1970. He was later awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award more than 20 years after his death.
Legendary reggae singer Bob Marley, whose best-known hits included "I Shot the Sheriff," "No Woman, No Cry," "Get Up Stand Up," "Redemption Song" and "One Love," was another artist who later received a Lifetime Achievement Award after his death, but was never awarded with a Grammy during his career.
Like Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly missed out on Grammy recognition because his hits came before the Grammys even existed. A pioneer of rock 'n' roll in the 1950s for songs like "That'll Be the Day," "Peggy Sue" and "Oh Boy!", Holly died at age 22 in 1959. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award almost 40 years after his death.
The country great first hit the pop chart in February 1957 with "Walkin' After Midnight." She then cracked the top 10 in November 1961 with her version of Willie Nelson's "Crazy," but died in a plane crash in just two years later. She received the Lifetime Achievement Grammy posthumously in 1995.
Despite a career that spanned more than 20 years and being recognized as one of the most influential acts in the history of hip hop culture, rappers Run-D.M.C. was completely shut out by the Grammys. The group actually became the first hip hop group ever to receive a Grammy nomination, for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group in 1987 for "Raising Hell," losing out to Prince and The Revolution for "Kiss," and earned two more nominations, but never won.
Although the rapper died at the age of 25 in 1996, he still earned six Grammy nominations in his short career, losing every single one.
In the 1980s, it was almost impossible to turn on the radio without hearing a hit song by Journey, whether it be "Don't Stop Believin'," "Open Arms," "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)" or "Faithfully." Despite their commercial success, the band never found much success with critics, or with the Grammys.
The band responsible for such top-10 hit songs as "You Really Got Me," "Tired of Waiting for You," "All Day and All of the Night" and "Lola," not only never won a Grammy, it has yet to receive the consolation prize of a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Two years after three Lynyrd Skynyrd band members, including lead singer Ronnie Van Zant, died in a 1977 plane crash, the Recording Academy added rock categories. As a result, the Grammys missed out on such hits as "Free Bird" and "Sweet Home Alabama," which had little chance going against pop music.
The Grateful Dead
The legendary jam band, which never really found chart success apart from the 1987 top-10 hit "Touch of Grey," still managed to attract a huge dedicated following while serving as a huge influence in a number of genres. While the Grateful Dead's 1970 album "Workingman's Dead" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999, they never received a Grammy nomination. However, they were presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007, more than a decade after Jerry Garcia's death.
Like The Grateful Dead, the Canadian rock band Rush has a dedicated following but has not yet felt the love from the Grammys. Despite six nominations for Best Rock Instrumental Performance dating back to 1981, they've yet to win a Grammy Award, losing out to the likes of The Police, Pink Floyd, Brian Wilson and Bruce Springsteen.