Most Grammy Nominations Without a Win

Discover the list of some famous musicians who have received numerous Grammy nominations without winning the award.

by Deepika V

Updated Mar 28, 2024

Most Grammy Nominations Without a Win

Most Grammy Nominations Without a Win

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In the music world, many artists dream of winning a Grammy Award. It's a symbol of recognition and excellence in the industry. Despite their talent and contributions, some renowned musicians have earned numerous Grammy nominations without winning the ultimate prize.

Snoop Dogg - 16 Nominations

Snoop Dogg has received 16 Grammy nominations, spanning rap, reggae, and pop genres. Despite being nominated 16 times, it's surprising that Snoop Dogg has never won a Grammy because he's continually pushing the genre forward with his musical talent.

Back in 1993, he was nominated for Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group for "Nuthin' But A "G" Thang", and a year later, his song "Gin And Juice" got him a nomination for Best Rap Solo Performance. Snoop Dogg's collaboration with Pharrell on "Beautiful" raised the bar for rap music, earning him nominations for Best Rap Song and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.

In 2004, his hit "Drop It Like It's Hot" brought more nominations. In 2008, he received nominations for "Sexual Eruption" in the categories of Best Rap Song and Best Rap Solo Performance.

Dierks Bentley - 15 Nominations

Dierks Bentley has earned 15 Grammy nominations, particularly in country music categories. Despite his consistent recognition, he's still awaiting his first Grammy win. He's also been a member of the Grand Ole Opry for 17 years.

What sets Bentley apart is his versatility; he can sing both sad songs and upbeat party anthems, and his fans appreciate his diverse talents He's also been friends with now-famous musicians like Chris Stapleton and Kacey Musgraves, who have even sung backup for him.

Even after more than 20 years in the music industry, Dierks Bentley is still making new music and performing at sold-out shows across the country.

Martina McBride - 14 Nominations

Martina McBride, a respected figure in country music, has 14 Grammy nominations. Her contributions span various categories, yet she hasn't won a Grammy herself. Martina McBride got her first Grammy nomination for singing "Independence Day" at the 37th Grammy Awards.

She performed "Concrete Angel" for the first time on the Grammy stage at the 46th Grammy Awards in 2004. In 2017, she hosted the Grammy Awards on the Hill in Washington, D.C.

Katy Perry - 13 Nominations

Katy Perry has received 13 Grammy nominations, including notable hits like "Dark Horse." Despite her popularity and nominations, she's yet to win a Grammy. In 2009, Katy Perry got her first Grammy nomination for singing "I Kissed A Girl." She also performed this song at the Grammy Awards that year.

In 2014, Katy Perry sang "Yesterday" by The Beatles at a special TV event celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show".

Diana Ross - 13 Nominations

Diana Ross has accumulated 13 Grammy nominations since the 1970s. Despite her iconic status and contributions, she hasn't won a Grammy as a solo artist. Diana Ross got her first Grammy nomination for the song "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" at the 13th Grammy Awards.

Ross has also presented awards at the Grammy ceremony seven times. In 2015, the Grammy Museum showcased Ross's early work with the Supremes in an exhibit called "Legends Of Motown: Celebrating The Supremes".

Nicki Minaj - 12 Nominations

Nicki Minaj has received 12 Grammy nominations, showcasing her impact on rap and pop music. Nicki Minaj after collaborating with Ludacris on the song "My Chick Bad", received her first nomination for Best Rap Performance at the 53rd Grammy Awards.

She made her Grammy stage debut the following year, showcasing a variety of songs including "Roman Holiday".

Lana Del Rey - 11 Nominations

Lana Del Rey has received 11 Grammy nominations and hopes to end her streak of losses with nominations in various categories this year.

Arctic Monkeys - 9 Nominations

The Arctic Monkeys have garnered 9 Grammy nominations, particularly in the alternative music category. In 2006, the Arctic Monkeys received their first Grammy nominations with the song "Chun Li's Flying Bird Kick" off their album "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not."

Sia - 9 Nominations

Sia has received 9 Grammy nominations, notably for hits like "Chandelier". Sia got her first Grammy nomination in 2012 for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration with Flo Rida for "Wild Ones". She performed "Chandelier" at the 57th Grammy Awards in 2015, featuring dancing by Kristen Wiig and Maddie Ziegler.

Sia is a talented songwriter who has written songs for many famous artists like Beyoncé, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue, and Ne-Yo. She co-wrote Rihanna's "Diamonds" in just 14 minutes. Despite her impact, she's yet to win a Grammy.

Blake Shelton - 8 Nominations

Blake Shelton has earned 8 Grammy nominations in country music categories. Shelton gained popularity on country music radio. However, he rose to even greater fame when he was cast as a coach on The Voice television program.

After that, he received nominations for two Grammy Awards for Best Country Album: Red River Blue (2011) and Based on a True Story (2013). Grammy nominations were received for his songs "Honey Bee" (2011) and "Mine Would Be You" (2013). While he's been recognized, he hasn't won a Grammy yet.

Avril Lavigne - 8 Nominations

Avril Lavigne has received 8 Grammy nominations, especially during her early years in the music scene. Avril Lavigne has been nominated for eight Grammy Awards during her career.

She was nominated several times in 2003 and 2004 for her first album "Let Go." Despite her nominations, she hasn't won a Grammy.

Miley Cyrus - 8 Nominations

Miley Cyrus has garnered 8 Grammy nominations, including recent nominations for her album "Bangers" and collaborations with other artists. 2024 could be the year Miley Cyrus finally wins a Grammy. Since she stopped starring in "Hannah Montana" in 2011, she's been focusing on her music career.

At the 2024 Grammys, Cyrus was nominated for six awards because of her album "Endless Summer Vacation", which got a lot of attention online. She's also going to perform her song "Flowers" at the awards show. Throughout her pop star career, Cyrus has been nominated for eight Grammy Awards.
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