most talented musicians of the year.

most talented musicians of the year.

The Grammys are this Sunday and the show always claims to recognize the most talented musicians of the year. So they may have some explaining to do after we dive into these artists who’ve never won! Let’s get into it. 

This years’ Grammy Awards nominations have been met with backlash from artists like The Weeknd and Halsey after they were snubbed. And as the show approaches other artists like Zayn Malik have spoken out against the Recording Academy after never receiving a nomination in years past. And the more we dove into it, the more we realized that many of our favourite major artists have never taken home an award at the Grammys. 

Starting with Katy Perry. Katy has been releasing music for decades now and has actually been nominated for 13 Grammys over the course of her career. She’s been nominated for everything from the song of the year, to best pop vocal performance, to the coveted album of the year. But she doesn’t have any Grammys on her mantle. 

Katy has won over 100 different awards including American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, VMAs, and she’s even broken 4 Guinness World Records. So if any artists were feeling bad that they hadn’t won a Grammy yet, it certainly isn’t the only measure of success and Katy Perry is proof of that. 

Another shocking artist who’s never taken home a Grammy is Nicki Minaj. Nicki has been nominated 10 times and has received over 167 other awards, but she’s never taken home a Grammy. The Barbz have been particularly upset about all the times Nicki has been snubbed over the years. People still take to Twitter regularly to air their grievances about this. 

One person wrote a quote, “Nicki Minaj not having a grammy does not sit right with me and I think about it all the time.” Another fan said, “Nicki Minaj not winning a single grammy is enough to discredit their entire system lol” And this person said quote, “Don't Forget @NICKIMINAJ Minaj!! Deserved a Grammy every year since 2010!” But Nicki isn’t the only major rapper who’s been snubbed big time by the Grammys. 

Snoop Dogg has been nominated 16 times but has never won. Is the Recording Academy seriously trying to tell us that someone worthy of 16 nominations is not worthy enough to win just ONE Grammy?! “What’s up with that?” I have no idea, but Snoop’s nominations span across decades from the early 90’s all the way to 2016. 

But like we said, he’s never walked away from the show a winner. Don’t worry Snoop, you’re still a winner to us! Some other major surprises include Lana Del Rey, who’s been nominated for six Grammys, but has never won one and Sia, who’s been nominated nine times, but has never won. Sia has even been nominated in the production and directing categories and still hasn’t won. 

So regardless of who wins and loses this Sunday, these artists are all still winners in our eyes and a trophy isn’t going to change that one way or the other. This also is only a fraction of the major artists who’ve never won. There are a whole bunch. 

So it’s a good reminder for us regular folks too, the shiniest things aren’t always a measure of success! If you want more on what Zayn had to say about the Grammys earlier this week,

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