Plenty Of Nominations, But No Grammy

11:44 PM, Feb 10, 2013   |    comments
  • JAZMINE SULLIVAN: Debut album 'Fearless' made waves for the R&B singer in 2008. She was nominated for five awards, including best new artist and R&B song, but lost to heavyweights Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige and a then-up-and-coming Adele. Gabriel Bouys, AFP/Getty Images
  • JAMES BLUNT: The British crooner won mainstream success in 2006 with 'You're Beautiful' and was nominated for five Grammys, including song and record of the year and best new artist. However, the year belonged to the ladies of country, with Carrie Underwood and the Dixie Chicks sweeping most of Blunt's categories. Diane Bondareff, Associated Press
  • If Frank Ocean (who has six nominations), strikes out at Sunday's 55th Grammys (CBS, 8 p.m. ET/tape delay PT), he won't be the first heavyweight nominee to leave the awards show empty-handed. Nabil
  • AVRIL LAVIGNE: The Canadian pop rock singer was up for five Grammys in 2002 off her debut album 'Let Go.' She was up for top awards including best new artist and song of the year, but lost most of them to Norah Jones. Cesar Vicu-a, AFP/Getty Images
  • B.o.B.: The rapper received five nominations in 2010, including a slew for his debut album 'The Adventures of Bobby Ray.' Not even his insanely popular collaborations (with Bruno Mars on 'Nothin' On You' and Paramore's Hayley Williams on 'Airplanes') won trophies. Matt Sayles, Associated Press
  • 50 CENT: In 2005, 50 Cent was nominated for six awards, including two nominations each in best rap song and rap performance by a duo or group. Despite doubling his chances, he went home without a statue. The rapper wouldn't win a Grammy until 2010, for his collaboration on Eminem's 'Crack A Bottle.' Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images
  • JOAN OSBORNE: In 1995, folksy pop rocker Osborne released her second album 'Relish.' The album spawned perhaps her best-known song, 'One of Us,' as well as nominations for record and album of the year and best new artist. Osborne lost mostly to fellow up-and-comers Alanis Morissette and Hootie & the Blowfish. Cindy Ord, Getty Images
  • GWEN STEFANI: After going solo from No Doubt, Gwen Stefani racked up five nominations in 2005 for her pop album 'Love. Angel. Music. Baby.' Her nominations included record and album of the year, but the platinum-blond singer lost to U2 and Green Day. Ian Gavan, Getty Images
  • ALICIA KEYS: By 2005, the R&B singer and pianist already had nine Grammy awards under her belt. That year, Keys was nominated for five more, including R&;B song and R&B album for her live 'Unplugged.' The singer lost to fellow female vocalists Mariah Carey and Aretha Franklin. Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images
  • LIL WAYNE: The rapper scooped up four Grammys for his work in 2008, so it was no surprise that he was up for five in 2011. But his collaborations with Drake, Chris Brown and Jay-Z yielded no trophies -- and 'Tha Carter IV' was an also-ran for best rap album. Kevin Winter, Getty Images
  • BRUNO MARS: The pop crooner made a splash with his debut album 'Doo-Wops & Hooligans' and was nominated for six Grammys in 2011, including album, record and song of the year. But he didn't stand a chance against the Adele juggernaut. Todd Williamson, Getty Images
  • MARIAH CAREY: She'd earned just two Grammys by 1995, when the R&B diva was nominated for six more for fourth album 'Daydream,' including album and record of the year. But the trophies went to other top names like Seal and Alanis Morissette. Larry Busacca, Getty Images
  • INDIA ARIE: The R&B singer was up for seven Grammys in 2001, including the "big four" (album, record and song the year, plus best new artist). She lost most of her categories to Alicia Keys, but came back the next year and scooped up two awards. Larry Busacca, Getty Images
  • Share
  • Print
  • - A A A +

These artist have walked away with plenty of awards but none have yet to be awarded a Grammy.

Most Watched Videos