From Nicki Minaj to JLO here's a list of 8 artists who've never won a Grammy

Here is a list of A-list records and chart-breaking musicians who have never won a Grammy... like at all!

JLO, Snoop Dogg and Nicki Minaj

The just concluded 66th Grammy Awards Ceremony has opened a whole plethora of Pandora boxes.

Some musicians and a multitude of fans across the globe alike have shared their disappointment in the voting committee and how the awards were presented.

Even with the head of the Recording Academy Harvey Mason Jr highlighting the criteria they use for selecting the awards winners, raging souls are yet to be quieted.

Following the disgruntled air going around, we decided to do a quick dive and look at some of the celebrities who have been dropping hits and bangers over time and have never walked home with a single award while their counterparts continue to line cabinets with the coveted golden Grammy.

Here is a list of A-list records and chart-breaking musicians who have never won a Grammy... like at all!

1) Nicki Minaj!

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The Queen of rap believe it or not, doesn't own any Grammy's. Absurd, I know right! Nicki has been in the industry for over a decade and has been releasing hits since she got signed by Lil-Wayne's Young Money Entertainment record label. She has a couple of nominations (12 to be exact) but no win.

This year, she funnily got two more nominations for best rap song and best song written for visual media for "Barbie World" from the "Barbie" movie but didn't bag the awards still.

2) Snoop Dog

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He barely makes music now but Snoop back in the day was that guy! And he forever will be.

Snoop's music transcends time but apparently isn't hip enough for the Grammy's. The iconic rapper and actor has interestingly been nominated for 16 Grammy's, but he has never taken home the prize. Mind you his first nomination was in 1993, I wasn't even born then.

3) Katy Perry

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She roared like a lion but the Academy's ears still fell deaf. Y'all saw what I did there? Because of her 2013 hit song 'Roar" The 39 year old pop superstar has been nominated 13 times over the last 10 years, but till date still doesn't have a Grammy award to adorn her mantle.

4) SIA


I know, I also thought she was 'unstoppable'... okay I'll stop it with the puns. Sia is another iconic singer and performer with millions of fans across the globe who is yet to receive a Grammy.

Since 2012 she has had nine nominations.

5) Busta Rhymes

Busta Rhymes

Might be the fastest and oddly still eloquent rapper in the universe but that doesn't mean he has a Grammy. Most known for his verse in  'Look At Me Now' featuring Chris Brown and Lil Wayne Busta has been nominated 12 times since 1996, but has never won a Grammy and most probably will never as he barely makes music these days. Sad. 

6) Diana Ross

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Believe it or not, the living legend, Diana Ross has never won a Grammy! Everyone's idol, like the lady who made everyone dream of being a singer...

Her first of 13 nominations was way back in 1964 for her single "Baby Love," and she was nominated nearly every year after that from 1970 to 1982 still without a win.

Interestingly, the Recording Academy recognized the songstress with a lifetime achievement award in 2012.

Ross received a nomination for best traditional pop vocal album for "Thank You" in 2023, which is her first studio album in 15 years, but yet again no win.

7) Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez popularly known as JLo
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Is it because she said, "I ain't your mama,"? Jenny from the block has only gotten 2 nominations over the years, despite being in the industry for 2 decades and sadly lost both.

Jennifer Lopez scooped back-to-back nominations for best dance recording in 2000 and 2001 but she lost to Cher's "Believe" and Baha Men's "Who Let the Dogs Out."

8) Demi Lovato

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Demi received her first Grammy nomination back in 2017, this was for her fifth studio album, "Confident."

Same year she was up for the best pop vocal album award, but she ended up losing to Adele for her album "25."

Fast forward to 2 years later, she got her second nomination for her collaboration with Christina Aguilera for "Fall in Line." But despite the support they got from fans, the duo ended up losing to Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper for "Shallow" in the best pop duo/ group performance category.

Miley Cyrus would've also made this list but luckily this year she finally bagged her very first Grammy Award! And performed her hit song, 'Flowers' at the ceremony.

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