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27 Grammy Snubs

Grammy outcomes that will shock and surprise you!

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    2014 - Kendrick Lamar was beat out by Mackelmore for "Best New Artist."

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    2013 - Chris Brown was not a great sport when Frank Ocean's "Channel Orange" beat out "Fortune" for "Best Urban Contemporary Album."

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    2011 - Esperanza Spalding beat out Mumford & Sons for "Best New Artist." 2011 was the year Mums took control - come on Grammy committee!

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    2010 - Janelle Monae's "The ArchAndroid" lost to Usher's "Raymond vs. Raymond" for "Best Contemporary R&B Album."

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    2009 - Robert Plant & Alison Krauss' "Raising Sand" beat out Radiohead's "In Rainbows" for "Best Album of the Year."

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    2004 - The White Stripes "Elephant" was beat out by OutKast's "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" for "Album of the Year."

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    2001 - Creed wins "Best Rock Song" for "With Arms Wide Open," beating out Red Hot Chilli Peppers's "Californication." Creed? Really? Over RHCP?!

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    2000 - Eminem was beat out by Steely Dan for "Album of the Year/Best Pop Performance/Pop Vocal Album."

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    1998 – Shawn Colvin's "Sunny Came Home" beat out No Doubt's "Don’t Speak" for "Song of the Year." The band should've sang their song to the Grammy committee after that mistake.

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    1992 – Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" was beat out by Eric Clapton/s Layla for "Best Rock Song." Eric Clapton is great and all, but "Smells Like Teen Spirit" was and still is one of the most EPIC songs EVER.

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    1991 - Public Enemy was snubbed by Fresh Prince for "Best Rap Performance Duo or Group."

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    1988 - Metallica was beat out by Jethro Tull for "Best Metal Performance." Probably one of the biggest Grammy blunders - you can't get any more "metal" then METALlica.

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    1980 - Pink Floyd was beat by Christopher Cross for "Album of the Year." Hello! It's PINK FLOYD! THEY might not need no education - but the Grammy committee sure does!

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    Queen has never won a Grammy - They gave us "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions" - both songs still huge in the sports world today, and are one of the best-selling bands of all time.

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    1978 - Elvis Costello was beat out by A Taste of Honey for "Best New Artist." A Taste of who? The Grammy committee should still be shaking their heads at this one.

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    1966 - The Beatles were beat out by The New Vaudeville band for "Best Rock & Roll Recording."

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    It took Led Zeppelin until 2014 to finally win a Grammy. This was a travesty because "Stairway to Heaven" has been considered by many media outlets as one of the greatest rock songs of all time and was the most requested song on the radio in the late 1970s.

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    Diana Ross is regarded as a very influential artist, and she's been nominated for quite a few of her songs, but she's never actually won a Grammy!

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    Run DMC is one of the most influential hip hop groups off all time. Their career had hit its high point before rap categories were even added to the Grammy Awards, so they've never taken one home.

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    A well-respected and world-famous musician, Bob Marley never got to see a Grammy Award. He sadly passed away before the Reggae category could be added.

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    Part of the British Invasion in the USA, The Kinks have never taken home a Grammy either.

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    Buddy Holly is considered a classic musician, but sadly never got to take home an award because he passed away in 1959, the year of the first Grammy Awards.

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    The Doors are one of the most influential rock bands. A few of their songs have ended up in the Grammy Hall of Fame, and the guys were even honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007, but they've never actually taken home a Grammy.

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    Jimi Hendrix is considered to be one of the greatest guitarists of all time, and is a well-respected artist by many. He's been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (posthumously), and has been awarded many rock awards, but none of them have been Grammys.

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    Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Who have been awarded by the Grammy Foundation in 2001 for creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording, but have never actually taken home a Grammy Award for any of their music. They are considered to be another influential rock band.

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    Janis Joplin has been regarded as another very influential artist, but before she passed away in 1970, she never got to take home a Grammy Award for her music.

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    The Grateful Dead have been named by Rolling Stone as some of the 'The Greatest Artists of all Time' and are know for their unique style. The guys have also been honored with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007, but they are another band who has never won a Grammy.

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