Top 22 artists who shockingly have never won a Grammy

The Grammys have been controversial for some of their choices over the years, and that includes a number of legendary stars who have never won a single prize from the recording academy. Scroll down to see the most shocking musicians without a single competitive Grammy win.

To date the artist with the most nominations without a single Grammy isn’t a household name: classical music conductor Zubin Mehta, who has contended 18 times without a victory. But a number of other A-listers have gotten the cold shoulder from the recording academy too. Brian McKnight is the most nominated R&B artist without a win: he has been nominated 17 times without winning.

Poor Bjork is a perennial bridesmaid in the Best Alternative Album category: she has been nominated 8 times in that category and 15 times overall, but no luck for her either. And though some rappers like Jay-Z and Kaanye West have won Grammys hand over fist, others like Snoop Dogg and the late Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. have gone without.

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. See what other famous names have been denied the music industry’s most prestigious prize.