Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

They Are Musical Icons, but They've Never Won a Grammy Award

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

They Are Musical Icons, but They've Never Won a Grammy Award

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By Mesfin Fekadu

Associated Press

NEW YORK CITY | 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?

It's fair that you don't recall that moment - but guess who never earned a nomination for "Don't Stop Believin"'? Journey.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers have never 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. "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. Lou Reed only has one win, for best long form music video, though his former band, The Velvet Underground, has never been rewarded for its music.

Below we take a look at icons who currently, and sadly, can't put these two words before their names: Grammy winner. This year's Grammy Awards will be given out Sunday evening on CBS.

* Diana Ross*, 12 nominations: Stop in the name of love! How could this be? Maybe this counts for something: Ross did receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, a noncompetitive honor, from the Recording Academy in 2012.

* Snoop Dogg, 16 nominations: Give this dog a bone!

* Bob Marley*, 0 nominations: The first reggae Grammy was presented in 1985, four years after Marley died. Despite that, we all know he should have won or earned nominations for album, song and record of the year 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.

* Chuck Berry*, 0 nominations: Beethoven just rolled over in his grave.

* The Beach Boys*, 4 nominations: "Good Vibrations" brought bad vibrations when it lost in three categories at the 1967 Grammys.

* Patsy Cline*, 0 nominations: Cline died in 1963, just four years after the Grammys handed out its first award.

* Jimi Hendrix*, 1 nomination: What stings more is that his sole nomination was for his instrumental performance of "The StarSpangled Banner" and not an original song.

* Queen, 4 nominations: Bob Seger and Chicago are to blame for beating out "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Another One Bites the Dust" at the Grammys.

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