Editor’s Note: This story has been up to date to establish ABBA as a Swedish pop group and make clear that Dennis Wilson handed away in 1983.
(NEXSTAR) – As the Recording Academy prepares to honor a brand new roster of artists with its annual Grammy Awards, you could be stunned simply what number of of music’s largest acts have but to win the coveted gold gramophone (the place “Grammy” will get its title).
Here are eight music juggernauts who’ve but to win take residence the trophy.
Mamma mia, mamma mia! The legendary rock group has 4 nominations in its cap however zero wins. Two of the British band’s most well-known hits, “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Another One Bites the Dust,” misplaced of their classes, however it’s unlikely the remaining band members (frontman Freddie Mercury died in 1991) are too pressed in regards to the losses.
To date, Queen stays one in all music’s most influential bands, with Mercury’s biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” successful 4 Academy Awards in 2019, together with a Best Actor win for actor Rami Malek, who performed Mercury. Queen can also be the thirty sixth best-selling music artist of all-time based mostly on Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) knowledge.
Mamma mia, right here we go once more! The iconic Swedish pop maestros have solely ever been nominated as soon as — and it’s for this 12 months’s Grammys. The group of exes will face off within the Record of the Year class with their return single “I Still Have Faith in You.”
ABBA’s catalogue of earworm classics like “Dancing Queen,” “Take a Chance on Me” and “Fernando” have been launched to a brand new technology of audiences with 1999’s vastly profitable jukebox musical “Mamma Mia!,” which was tailored for the 2008 film of the identical title. There was additionally a non-adaptation sequel to the movie in 2018.
Under his actual title, Calvin Broadus, the “Doggfather of Rap,” has racked up 16 nominations in his decades-spanning profession. While lots of his nominations are composed of songs/albums he’s featured on, a few of his most iconic tracks, like “Gin and Juice,” “Nothin’ But a ‘G’ Thang” and “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” have all nabbed nods. Despite by no means successful a Grammy, the California native is taken into account a rap icon, significantly of West Coast hip-hop.
Perry’s beloved 2010 “Teenage Dream” album dominated the Billboard charts for a offered two years, however the album (nominated for Album of the Year) and its hit singles (“California Gurls,” “Firework,” “Wide Awake” and the title monitor) couldn’t snag the gold. “Teenage Dream” isn’t hurting for accolades, nevertheless. It was named amongst many end-of-year and end-of-decade “best” lists and resulted in Perry tying Michael Jackson for variety of Billboard Hot 100 number-one hits.
A 2021 retrospective in Pitchfork known as the album Perry’s “crowning achievement.”
“Don’t Stop Believin’” it: The twenty seventh best-selling band of all-time within the U.S. (per the RIAA) has by no means taken residence a trophy — and has solely been nominated as soon as, based on the Grammys. That’s regardless of having a number of Billboard Top 10 singles, many which stay fashionable to at the present time, together with “Open Arms” and “Faithfully.” Meanwhile, the band’s “Don’t Stop Believin” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame as a piece of “qualitative or historical significance.” It has remained a well-liked selection for movies, TV reveals and canopy songs, most notably the hit cowl by the solid of “Glee” in 2009.
Nicki Minaj’s 2010 debut “Pink Friday” and 2014’s “The Pinkprint” each bought nods within the Best Rap Album class, and he or she’s acquired a slew of noms for Best Rap Performance. But all 10 nominations haven’t resulted in any wins for the self-professed (although additionally known as so by others) Queen of Rap. Despite by no means taking residence an award, Minaj is extensively thought of by critics among the many biggest feminine rappers of all-time — if not the biggest feminine rapper.
Stop within the title of affection: This soul/pop legend has 12 nominations to her title however nonetheless no trophies. Her first nomination dates again all the best way to the seventh Annual Grammys in 1965, the place she was nominated as a part of The Supremes. Some of her most celebrated solo tracks, “Endless Love” and “Upside Down,” have additionally earned nods.
But a Grammy-free profession hasn’t stopped her from a ground-breaking profession: She’s remained a incessantly named inspiration for youthful artists and her music is usually sampled or coated by them. For occasion, Ross’ work has been coated by Amy Winehouse and Janet Jackson, and sampled in Notorious B.I.G.’s iconic 1997 single “Mo Money, Mo Problems.” Most lately, her hit “It’s My House” was sampled by Lady Gaga for “Replay.”
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee launched her twenty fifth studio album, known as “Thank You,” final 12 months.
The Beach Boys
The Beach Boys have been choosing up good vibrations for his or her hits “Good Vibrations” and “Kokomo,” however the nominations didn’t choose up any Grammys. But don’t fear (child) about these musicians — they have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, and the Grammy Hall of Fame inducted the band for his or her landmark 1966 album “Pet Sounds.”
While co-founder Dennis Wilson died in 1983, The Beach Boys’ legacy reverberates till at the present time. A 2017 knowledge evaluation of 53,630 artists utilizing AllMusic biographical knowledge discovered 422 cited the “God Only Knows” artists as influential on their sound — making them the sixth most influential musicians of all time, based on AllMusic.
The sixty fourth Annual Grammy Awards will probably be held April 3. Singer/songwriter Jon Batiste leads the pack of nominees with 11 complete probabilities to take residence a gramophone. Justin Bieber, Doja Cat and H.E.R. observe with eight nominations every.