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List Rules Vote up the artist who is most deserving of a Grammy, excluding Lifetime Achievement Awards and Hall of Fame

Every year since 1959, the Grammy Awards recognize and honor the best musical achievements, performances, and artists. Sometimes, bad artists win Grammy Awards, too. However, even some of the greatest artists of all time have never won a Grammy. While many were nominated, these artists never got the chance to recite their Grammy acceptance speech. Not including being awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, the following groups, rappers, bands, musicians, and singers have never won a Grammy during their career. 

Nominated 17 times during his 30-year career, Brian McKnight has the second most Grammy nominations without a win. Other popular Grammy nominated artists who have never won include Snoop Dogg (16 nominations), Nicki Minaj (10 nominations), and Katy Perry (13 nominations). 

Diana Ross, Bob Marley, Chuck Berry, and Jimi Hendrix are just a few examples of music icons who have never won a Grammy. Legendary bands with no Grammys include Queen, Journey, Kiss, and Guns N' Roses.

Vote up the best artists who have never won a Grammy Award. Feel free to add any artists who deserve to win a Grammy missing from the list. 

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Queen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Queen Nominations: 4

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+ - 48 11
The Who is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
The Who Nominations: 2

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Rush is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Rush Nominations: 7

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Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Jimi Hendrix Nominations: 1

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+ - 33 12
Chuck Berry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Chuck Berry Nominations: 0

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The 77's is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy

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+ - 33 16
Bob Marley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Bob Marley Nominations: 0

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Journey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Journey Nominations: 1

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Ramones is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Ramones Nominations: 0

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Guns N' Roses is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Guns N' Roses Nominations: 3

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Diana Ross is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Diana Ross Nominations: 12

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Depeche Mode is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Depeche Mode Nominations: 5  

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Janis Joplin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Janis Joplin Nominations: 2

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Kiss is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Kiss Nominations: 1

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Alice in Chains is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Alice in Chains Nominations: 8

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Patti Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Patti Smith Nominations: 2

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Oasis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Oasis Nominations: 3

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Björk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Björk Nominations: 14

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Joe Satriani is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Joe Satriani Nominations: 15

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Martina McBride is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Martina McBride Nominations: 14

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King's X is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy

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Run–D.M.C. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Run–D.M.C. Nominations: 1

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Simple Minds is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy

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Morrissey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Morrissey Nominations: 1

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Public Enemy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Public Enemy Nominations: 5

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Iggy Pop is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Iggy Pop Nominations: 2

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Brian McKnight is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Brian McKnight Nominations: 17

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Snoop Dogg is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Snoop Dogg Nominations: 16

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Tupac Shakur is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Tupac Shakur Nominations: 7

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Queens of the Stone Age is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Queens of the Stone Age Nominations: 6

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The Notorious B.I.G. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
The Notorious B.I.G. Nominations: 4

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Kid Rock is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Kid Rock Nominations: 5

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Vanessa Williams is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Vanessa Williams Nominations: 11

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Nas is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Nas Nominations: 11

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PJ Harvey is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
PJ Harvey Nominations: 7

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Dierks Bentley is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Dierks Bentley Nominations: 14

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Backstreet Boys is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Backstreet Boys Nominations: 7

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Katy Perry is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Katy Perry Nominations: 13

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Busta Rhymes is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Busta Rhymes Nominations: 11

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Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Nicki Minaj Nominations: 10

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Nickelback is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Nickelback Nominations: 5

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Mos Def is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Mos Def Nominations: 7

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Morten Lindberg is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Morten Lindberg Nominations: 20

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Musiq is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Musiq Soulchild Nominations: 12

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+ - 0 13
Jazmine Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Jazmine Sullivan Nominations: 11