Proof The Grammys Suck

on 23 March 2012 in Slideshows


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The 2012 Grammy Awards were held last month and while some winners were both obvious and deserving (Adele, anyone?) there have been more than a few discrepancies throughout the award show’s history. We don’t want to say that some former winners were undeserving of the accolade, but there are some musicians who are far more worthy of the prize. So we’ve decided to play a game of Yankee Swap and give take the award from those undeserving winners and give it to artists never honoured. Here are our picks.

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    The 2012 Grammy Awards were held last month and while some winners were both obvious and deserving (Adele, anyone?) there have been more than a few discrepancies throughout the award show’s history. We don’t want to say that some former winners were undeserving of the accolade, but there are some musicians who are far more worthy of the prize. So we’ve decided to play a game of Yankee Swap and give take the award from those undeserving winners and give it to artists never honoured. Here are our picks.

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    The Baha Men won a Grammy for their horrendous hit 'Who Let The Dogs Out?'

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    Buddy Holly never won a Grammy

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    George Michael has won two Grammy awards. Most famously for 1989's 'Faith'

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    Led Zeppelin have never won a Grammy

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    Lil Kim won a Grammy for her cameo on 2001's Lady Marmalade

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    Diana Ross, lead singer of the Supremes and pioneer of the Motown sound has never won a Grammy Award

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    Weird Al Yankovic has won 3 Grammys

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    Yet Snoop Doggy Dogg has never won a thing

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    Former Soviet Statesman Mikhail Gorbachev won a Grammy award for Best Spoken Word Album in 2004

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    Former Communist leaders, yes. Tupac Shakur, no.

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    Nelly won the prestigious award twice

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    Indie goddess PJ Harvey on the other hand, has never won

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    While ultimate phonies Milli Vanilli got their Grammy revoked, they still won it in the first place

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    Iconic and groundbreaking 60s outfit The Beach boys have never won

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    While the Dixie Chicks may be deserving of a Grammy, they aren't deserving of 13. Yes, they have won 13 of the prestigious gold statues. We think they can afford to share some of that love around.

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    Iconic rocker Iggy Pop however, has never won

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    Inconsequential 90s band Hootie and the Blowfish won the Best New Artist Grammy in 1996

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    Chuck Berry was never honoured

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    Celine Dion has won 10 Grammy Awards despite never having written a song

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    Queen, writers of some of the most iconic songs in music history have never been awarded a Grammy

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    The former President won a Grammy award for Best Spoken Word album

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    Continuously voted the greatest guitarist of all time, Hendrix never won a Grammy

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    All4One aka the most forgotten boyband of the 90s were nominated for three and won a Grammy in 1995

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    The Who, also technically a boy band, never won a thing.

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    90s RnB boyband Boyz II Men are four-time Grammy winners

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    Neil Young, folk-rock pioneer, has never won

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    LL Cool J won a Grammy in 1995 and no, it wasn't for best shirtless rapper

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    Notorious BIG, often considered the greatest rapper of all time, never won a Grammy

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    Famous for being Will Smith's sidekick in the 90s, DJ Jazzy Jeff has won 2 Grammy Awards

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    The groundbreaking four-piece Talking Heads never won a Grammy Award

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    Salt N Pepa - The rap duo won a Grammy in 1995

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    The Everly Brothers - The 60s heartthrobs have never won a Grammy award despite having a career that spans six decades

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    Hillary Clinton won a Grammy award for Best Spoken Word

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    The Sex Pistols, despite being one of the most iconic punk bands of all time, have never won a Grammy award

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    R Kelly won three Grammy awards for 'I Believe I Can Fly'

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    Neither Morrissey nor The Smiths have ever won a Grammy Award

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    LeAnn Rimes is a two-time Grammy award winner as well as a homewrecker

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    The Kinks have never won a Grammy award

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    Shaggy won best reggae album in 1996

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    The Ramones never won a Grammy

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    Zach Braff won for ‘co-producing’ Garden State soundtrack. So basically, making a mixtape.

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    Iconic rap troupe Public Enemy have never been awarded a Grammy

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