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The 25 Biggest Grammy Snubs of All Time

The Top 25 Artists Who (Surprisingly) Never Won a Grammy.

With the 54th annual Grammy Awards being swept by Adele and Foo Fighters, CraveOnline was inspired to put together a list of 25 Artists Who (Surprisingly) Never Won a Grammy.

There are many factors leading up to the nominations for the big ceremony, and the winner's selection process is a rigorous one. It's artistic or technical achievement that take deciding precedence over album sales, presided over by a panel of "experts" in the particular field of nominees. Naturally, there's a rich bed of fertile comedic soil there for anyone who remembers Eric Clapton's slow-jam acoustic rendition of "Layla" winning Best Rock Song in 1992 over Nirvana's tectonic-shifting "Smells Like Teen Spirit," or A Taste of Honey winning Best New Artist over Elvis Costello in 1978.

A few technicalities are keeping even more names just off to the margins of this list: Elvis Presley won only for his gospel music, never his rock n' roll. Neil Young's win in the Best Rock Song category last year keeps him mercifully out of these ranks. Here is the final 25:

 

Led Zeppelin

 

Queen

 

Jimi Hendrix

 

The Who

 

The Doors

 

 


Bob Marley

 

Buddy Holly

 

The Kinks 

 

Diana Ross

 

Janis Joplin


 

The Grateful Dead

 

Lynyrd Skynrd

 

Bjork

 

Run DMC

 

Guns N' Roses

 

Public Enemy

 


Sly & The Family Stone

 

The Stooges

 

Motley Crue

 

Depeche Mode

 

Notorious B.I.G.

 

The Pretenders

 

Oasis

 

Journey

 

Parliament/Funkadelic

 

Perhaps we'll see some of these names crossed off the list at the 2013 Grammys. In the meantime, be sure to let us know who else is deserving of Grammy gold below!