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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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Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Jimi Hendrix Nominations: 1

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The Who is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
The Who Nominations: 2

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Chuck Berry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Chuck Berry Nominations: 0

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Rush is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Rush Nominations: 7

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Bob Marley is listed (or ranked) 6 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) 7 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Journey Nominations: 1

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The 77's is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
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Guns N' Roses is listed (or ranked) 9 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) 10 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Diana Ross Nominations: 12

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

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Ramones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Ramones Nominations: 0

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Depeche Mode is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Depeche Mode Nominations: 5

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

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Kiss is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Kiss Nominations: 1

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Oasis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Oasis Nominations: 3

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Run–D.M.C. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Run–D.M.C. Nominations: 1

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Joe Satriani is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Joe Satriani Nominations: 15

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Patti Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Patti Smith Nominations: 2

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Tupac Shakur is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Tupac Shakur Nominations: 7

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Alice in Chains is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Lisa Marie Howe added Alice in Chains Nominations: 8

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Martina McBride is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Martina McBride Nominations: 14

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Iggy Pop is listed (or ranked) 23 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) 24 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Brian McKnight Nominations: 17

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The Notorious B.I.G. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
The Notorious B.I.G. Nominations: 4

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Nas is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Nas Nominations: 11

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Public Enemy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Public Enemy Nominations: 5

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Simple Minds is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Andrés Contador Parera added Simple Minds

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Snoop Dogg is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Snoop Dogg Nominations: 16

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Morrissey is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Morrissey Nominations: 1

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Katy Perry is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Katy Perry Nominations: 13

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Queens of the Stone Age is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Queens of the Stone Age Nominations: 6

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Dierks Bentley is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Dierks Bentley Nominations: 14

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King's X is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
JohneCook added King's X

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Vanessa Williams is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Vanessa Williams Nominations: 11

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PJ Harvey is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
PJ Harvey Nominations: 7

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Kid Rock is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Kid Rock Nominations: 5

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Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Nicki Minaj Nominations: 10

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Backstreet Boys is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Backstreet Boys Nominations: 7

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Busta Rhymes is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Busta Rhymes Nominations: 11

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Mos Def is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Mos Def Nominations: 7

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Nickelback is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Nickelback Nominations: 5

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Jazmine Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Jazmine Sullivan Nominations: 11

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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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Morten Lindberg is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
Morten Lindberg Nominations: 20