No gramophones for this lot

KATY Perry has been nominated for 13 Grammys but has never won. But she is not alone. There are plenty more big stars who have failed to get that gramophone trophy every singer dreams of.

Remember when the cast of the TV series “Glee” earned a Grammy nomination for their version of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” at the 2011 Grammys, pitting them against Sade, Maroon 5 and Paramore?

But guess who never earned a nomination for “Don’t Stop Believin"? Journey.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers have never even earned a Grammy Award, and have only been nominated once in their entire career.

They’re one of many respected acts in music to have somehow been bypassed by the Grammys, despite much younger acts like Kanye West and Beyonce winning more than 20 awards each.

“I’m very grateful that the fans are (still) there regardless of what I have sitting on my shelf,” Journey’s Neal Schon said in an interview with The Associated Press. “If it happens, it’s a nice gesture and something to look at in memory of everything you’ve done and accomplished, but you know what? I’ve got it in my heart.”

The Rolling Stones, surprisingly, have only been awarded two Grammys, and Led Zeppelin finally picked it up its first Grammy in 2014. Here are some icons who currently, and sadly, can’t put these two words before their names: Grammy winner.

DIANA ROSS

She may have received a Lifetime Achievement Award (2012) from the Recording Academy, but the “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” singer has never won a Grammy after 12 nominations.

SNOOP DOGG

After 16 nominations, give this dog a bone!

BOB MARLEY

The first reggae Grammy was presented in 1985, four years after Marley died. Despite that, fans know he should have won or earned nominations while he was alive. At least his children are decorated with Grammys: Ziggy and Stephen have eight wins each, while Damian, Cedella and Sharon have three each. But he posthumously received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.

THE BEACH BOYS

“Good Vibrations” brought bad vibrations when it lost in three categories at the 1967 Grammys. The band had received a total of four Grammy nominations. But it received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.

JIMI HENDRIX

What stings more is that his sole nomination was for his instrumental performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and not an original. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1992.

QUEEN

Bog Seger and Chicago are to blame for beating out “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Another One Bites the Dust” at the Grammys. The band had received four Grammy nominations.

NOTORIOUS B.I.G.

It’s sort of heartbreaking that Biggie lost two Grammys at the 1998 show, which occurred almost a year after his death, to his close friend Puff Daddy. But what’s worse? Digesting the fact that B.I.G’s epic song, “Hypnotize,” lost best rap solo performance to Will Smith’s “Men in Black.” The late rapper had four Grammy nominations.

TUPAC SHAKUR

At least Tupac lost to the Fugees, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Eminem’s debut single, “My Name Is.” He had a total of six nominations.

DEPECHE MODE

Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson out-danced Depeche Mode in the 2000s when the group was up for best dance recording in separate years. Those are just two of its losses out of five nominations.

PATTI SMITH

Sheryl Crow and Fiona Apple rocked harder than Smith, according to the Grammys, when Smith was nominated for best female rock vocal performance in two different years. Smith also lost to Carol Burnett and Jimmy Carter in the best spoken word album category.

JANIS JOPLIN

She received the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005. She received two nominations at the peak of her stardom. At least Joplin lost at the 1972 show to Carole King’s “Tapestry” and Aretha Franklin’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”

NAS

Just like Perry, Nas has 13 nominations under his belt. Is there another rapper as artistic and lyrically deep as Nas? He’s almost the kind of artist the Grammys were created for, but, somehow, he’s always walked away empty handed.

RUN-D.M.C.

Back at the 1987 show, rap Grammys didn’t exist, so Run D.M.C. competed for best R&B performance by a duo or group with vocal with their “Raising Hell” album. But they had to kiss the possibility of winning goodbye: Prince and the Revolution was also a nominee for their funky classic hit, “Kiss.” The group was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.

A TRIBE CALLED QUEST

The group has four nominations but zero win. But at least member Q-Tip won best dance recording with The Chemical Brothers for “Galvanize.”

KENNY CHESNEY

Five out of Chesney’s six Grammy nominations were for his collaborations, so this year’s nomination for best country album marks a new high for the veteran singer. Maybe being solo will seal the deal.

OTHERS

Other well-known acts to also lack in Grammy love include The Ramones, The Who, Bjork, Guns N Roses, Iggy Pop, Kiss, Morrissey, Buddy Holly, Oasis, Rush, The Kinks, The Strokes and Queens of the Stone Age. But The Ramones, The Who and Holly have all received Lifetime Achievement Awards by the Recording Academy.

JANIS JOPLIN

She received the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005. She also received two Grammy nominations at the peak of her stardom. At least Joplin lost at the 1972 show to Carole King’s “Tapestry” and Aretha Franklin’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”

NAS

Just like Perry, Nas has 13 nominations under his belt. Is there another rapper as artistic and lyrically deep as Nas? He’s almost the kind of artist the Grammys were created for, but, somehow, he’s always walked away empty handed.

RUN-D.M.C.

Back at the 1987 show, rap Grammys didn’t exist, so Run D.M.C. competed for best R&B performance by a duo or group with vocal with their “Raising Hell” album. But they had to kiss the possibility of winning goodbye: Prince and the Revolution was also a nominee for their funky classic hit, “Kiss.” The group was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.

A TRIBE CALLED QUEST

The group has four nominations but zero win. But at least member Q-Tip won best dance recording with The Chemical Brothers for “Galvanize.”

KENNY CHESNEY

Five out of Chesney’s six Grammy nominations were for his collaborations, so this year’s nomination for best country album marks a new high for the veteran singer. Maybe being solo will seal the deal.

OTHERS

Other well-known acts to also lack in Grammy love include The Ramones, The Who, Bjork, Guns N Roses, Iggy Pop, Kiss, Morrissey, Buddy Holly, Oasis, Rush, The Kinks, The Strokes and Queens of the Stone Age. But The Ramones, The Who and Holly have received Lifetime Achievement Awards by the Recording Academy. (AP with JGA)
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