Most Losses (and No Wins) for Album of the Year

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  • Daniel B.
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    Here is a list of the artists that have the most Grammy nominations for Album of the Year, but have not yet won:

    (4) – Paul McCartney (1975, 1983, 1998, 2006)*

    (3) – Mariah Carey (1991, 1996, 2006)
    (3) – Eminem (2001, 2003, 2011)
    (3) – Elton John (1971, 1975, 1976)
    (3) – Lady Gaga (2010, 2011, 2012)
    (3) – Radiohead (1998, 2001, 2009)
    (3) – Sting (1986, 1989, 1994)**
    (3) – Kanye West (2005, 2006, 2008)

    (2) – Beck (1997, 2001)
    (2) – Harry Belafonte (1960, 1961)
    (2) – The Carpenters (1971, 1972)
    (2) – Chicago (1971, 1977)
    (2) – Van Cliburn (1959, 1960)
    (2) – Nat King Cole (1961, 1962)
    (2) – Crosby, Stills, Nash (& Young) (1970, 1971)
    (2) – The Eagles (1976, 1978)***
    (2) – Donald Fagen (1983, 1994)****
    (2) – Foo Fighters (2008, 2012)
    (2) – Al Hirt (1964, 1965)
    (2) – Prince (1985, 1988)
    (2) – R.E.M. (1992, 1994)
    (2) – Linda Ronstadt (1976, 1988)
    (2) – Bruce Springsteen (1985, 2003)
    (2) – James Taylor (1971, 1978)
    (2) – Justin Timberlake (2004, 2007)
    (2) – Steve Winwood (1987, 1989)

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    *Paul McCartney did win Album of the Year in 1968 as a member of the Beatles, but has not won any of his four nominations as a solo artist.
    **Sting has been nominated 3 times as a solo artist, and also in 1984 as a member of The Police, which he did not win.
    ***Don Henley was nominated twice as a member of the Eagles, and also once as a solo artist.
    ****Donald Fagen did win Album of the Year in 2001 as a member of Steely Dan, but has not won any of his two nominations as a solo artist. 

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    Daniel B.
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    #376517

    I have updated the list.  Foo Fighters have been added, and Lady Gaga moves up a spot, and is now one of only 8 artists to be nominated 3 or more times without winning.

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    RadioGAGAhead
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    #376518

    Coincidentally, Radiohead, Gaga and Kanye are all within my top 5 favorite artists. I hope they all win eventually.

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    Graeme O’Neil
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    And Kayne was snubbed in the category 2 more times.

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    Boidiva02
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    Poor Mariah!  She really deserved to win 1996, and especially in 2006 which was frankly her biggest year ever, and she had the single biggest album of the year.  It seems the two years she had her biggest successes commerically she was almost punished by the industry who were jealous of her success and I guess opted to not vote her the winner.

    Granted she won three R&B awards in 06, but still she should have taken at least 1 General Field victory!

    I doubt she’ll ever had another big year where she dominates anything… poor M is so past her prime 🙁

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    Emmyfan
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    #376521

    Alanis Morrissette was very deserving of her Album of the Year Grammy in 1996 and Daydream is my favorite Mariah Carey album.  If Mariah was nominated for Daydream in 1994 then I think she would have walked away with the Album of the Year Grammy.  My guess is that Mariah came in second in 1996 in the Album of the Year category.

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    Gucci
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    #376522

    As much as I like Daydream, Alanis deserved her AOTY win in 1995.  In fact, Mariah deservingly lost all three of her AOTY noms.

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    Daniel B.
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    If there is any year that Mariah possibly should have won over all of her fellow nominees, it would have been for her first nomination in 1991 for her self-titled album, when she lost against Quincy Jones, and was also nominated alongside Phil Collins, MC Hammer and Wilson Phillips.  One of the weaker years for the Grammys, in my opinion.

    It would be very difficult to argue against her loss to Alanis Morissette in 1996, who was clearly the most deserving winner, and truly had the album of the year, both in terms of sales and critical acclaim.  In my opinion, if any one of the nominees in any given year is both the top-selling and the most acclaimed, it should be a no-brainer.

    Mariah’s comeback album, The Emancipation of Mimi, was a very strong contender, in what was probably a very close race (two legends, U2 and Paul McCartney, Mariah’s comeback, Kanye West’s Late Registration). The only nominee that year I would have been really surprised to see win would have been Gwen Stefani.

    Who knows? Maybe someday Mariah could win AOTY…I mean, if Herbie Hancock could win AOTY in 2008, perhaps Mariah could win when she is 30-40 years past her prime too. 😛  Although, Grammys tend to warm up to veteran acts more so if they are male. Here is a list of every female AOTY winner (who won by themselves), and their age when winning:

    Taylor Swift (20 years)
    Barbra Streisand (21 years)
    Alanis Morissette (21 years)
    Lauryn Hill (23 years)
    Norah Jones (23 years)
    Adele (23 years)
    Celine Dion (28 years)
    Carole King (30 years)
    Whitney Houston (30 years)
    Judy Garland (39 years)
    Bonnie Raitt (40 years)
    Natalie Cole (42 years)

    average = 28 years
     
    Mariah Carey is currently 42, so even if she were to win AOTY at the next Grammy awards, she would be the oldest female ever to win in that category as a solo act (Yoko Ono was 49, but shared her win with her late husband, John Lennon). I’m not saying it’s not possible for a future AOTY win for Mariah, but the Grammys tend to show more love for solo female acts when they are young and at the start of their career.

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    Renaton
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    #376524

    Gwen’s album was better than Mariah’s album. Hell, even U2’s album was better. No matter how successful her comeback was, in terms of quality there’s no way she deserved that win.
     

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    Gucci
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    Mariah had the weakest album nominated for AOTY in 2005.  I doubt she ever wins AOTY.  NARAS does not have a hard-on for her.  Plus, she doesn’t have the commerical and critical success (Mimi was never really that critically acclaimed) that she used to.

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    Boidiva02
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    If there is any year that Mariah possibly should have won over all of her fellow nominees, it would have been for her first nomination in 1991 for her self-titled album, when she lost against Quincy Jones, and was also nominated alongside Phil Collins, MC Hammer and Wilson Phillips.  One of the weaker years for the Grammys, in my opinion.

    It would be very difficult to argue against her loss to Alanis Morissette in 1996, who was clearly the most deserving winner, and truly had the album of the year, both in terms of sales and critical acclaim.  In my opinion, if any one of the nominees in any given year is both the top-selling and the most acclaimed, it should be a no-brainer.

    Mariah’s comeback album, The Emancipation of Mimi, was a very strong contender, in what was probably a very close race (two legends, U2 and Paul McCartney, Mariah’s comeback, Kanye West’s Late Registration). The only nominee that year I would have been really surprised to see win would have been Gwen Stefani.

    Who knows? Maybe someday Mariah could win AOTY…I mean, if Herbie Hancock could win AOTY in 2008, perhaps Mariah could win when she is 30-40 years past her prime too. 😛  Although, Grammys tend to warm up to veteran acts more so if they are male. Here is a list of every female AOTY winner (who won by themselves), and their age when winning:

    Taylor Swift (20 years)
    Barbra Streisand (21 years)
    Alanis Morissette (21 years)
    Lauryn Hill (23 years)
    Norah Jones (23 years)
    Adele (23 years)
    Celine Dion (28 years)
    Carole King (30 years)
    Whitney Houston (30 years)
    Judy Garland (39 years)
    Bonnie Raitt (40 years)
    Natalie Cole (42 years)

    average = 28 years
     
    Mariah Carey is currently 42, so even if she were to win AOTY at the next Grammy awards, she would be the oldest female ever to win in that category as a solo act (Yoko Ono was 49, but shared her win with her late husband, John Lennon). I’m not saying it’s not possible for a future AOTY win for Mariah, but the Grammys tend to show more love for solo female acts when they are young and at the start of their career.

    You make a good point about 1991, in fact all the points you made were spot-on! You’ve changed my opinion on this topic.

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    Tye-Grr
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    And Kayne was snubbed in the category 2 more times.

    Word. Especially for ‘MBDTF’. I still can’t believe that shit…

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    Daniel B.
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    Yeah, it’s a shame that an artist like Kanye West, who was able to get nominated for AOTY on multiple occasions, released My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, an album that many fans critics have cited as his best album yet, couldn’t get nominated for one reason or another (its sales weren’t as massive as his previous albums, it didn’t produce any #1 hits, and/or that it was splitting votes with his own Watch the Throne), all reasons that should be trumped by the fact that it was arguably his best album.

    So, yeah, a shame that an artist can release the best album of their career and not have the opportunity to compete for AOTY. Often this happens the other way around, in that earlier albums from artists that would be considered their best, never got nominated, but later ones did, and in some cases won (Herbie Hancock nominated/winning for River, but not nominated Maiden Voyage; Pink Floyd nominated for The Wall, but not The Dark Side of the Moon; Billy Joel nominated for 5 different albums, but not The Stranger; Steely Dan nominated (and winning) for Two Against Nature, but not nominated for Pretzel Logic; Dave Grohl nominated for two Foo Fighters albums, but never as a member of Nirvana; Arcade Fire nominated & winning for The Suburbs, but no nomination for Funeral; Robert Plant’s win/nomination for Raising Sand, but never nominated with Led Zeppelin, etc.)

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