10 Artists You Won't Believe Have Never Won A Grammy For Album Of The Year
Friendly reminder: Taylor Swift has won twice.
Album of the Year is the Grammys' most coveted category. Many greats — like Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, and the Beatles — have won. And a few — like Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, and Taylor Swift — have managed to win more than once.
But here are 10 legends who still don't have an Album of the Year Grammy.
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Even though Carey was nominated for Album of the Year three times for
Mariah Carey, Daydream, The Emancipation of Mimi, she still has never won. Perfect pitch, five-octave vocal range, multiplatinum-selling albums, but no AOY Grammy.
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Prince was nominated for
Purple Rain and Sign o' the Times, but lost both times. Yes. Purple. Rain. Lost.
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Lemonade marks the third time Beyoncé has been nominated for Album of the Year (she was also nominated for I Am... Sasha Fierce and Beyoncé). But she has never taken home the trophy. Like, how?
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Elliott was nominated in 2004 for
Under Construction, but she didn't win. She was never nominated again despite her groundbreaking career as both an artist and producer.
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West is one of two solo artists to receive the Album of the Year nomination for their first three albums. Still, he has never won the category. It's almost enough to make someone...storm a stage?
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Twain is one of the biggest-selling country artists ever, but she's somehow never been awarded Album of the Year. She was nominated once in 1999 for
Come on Over.
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Parton is the most honored female country performer of all time, yet she has only ever received one AOY nomination (in 1988 for a collaboration album,
Trio, with Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris). It just doesn't add up.
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Janet has slayed the industry for three decades and was nominated once for AOY for her hit album
Control in 1987. But she didn't win.
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Madonna was nominated once for
Ray of Light in 1999, but she didn't win AOY that year or ever, even though she's one to the top-five-selling artists of all time.
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Gaga is the other solo artist to receive Album of the Year nominations for their first three albums. But she also has never won in the category. What a bad romance.
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