After the Grammys weekend, discussions are rife about the artists perceived to be snubbed for their outstanding contributions. Among the notable instances was the Album of the Year category, where SZA‘s groundbreaking “SOS” had many advocating for its recognition, only to see Taylor Swift‘s “Midnights” take home the coveted award. This echoed a similar sentiment from the previous year when Harry Styles clinched the title for “Harry’s House,” overshadowing what many deemed the more deserving nominee, Beyoncé‘s “Renaissance.”
While some celebrated first-time winners like Miley Cyrus and Victoria Monet, discontent lingered over artists who have yet to secure a Grammy despite their notable impact on the industry. Lana Del Rey, a pop icon, faced disappointment as her critically acclaimed album, “did you know that there’s a tunnel under ocean blvd,” and its standout track “A&W” were nominated four times, along with a nod for her collaboration with Jon Baptiste on “Candy Necklace.” Despite the recognition, Lana Del Rey now boasts 11 nominations without a win.
The same fate befell Nicki Minaj, who, despite 12 nominations, failed to secure a win this year. The Grammys even erroneously tweeted her victory in the Best Rap Song category, adding a layer of controversy to the artist’s Grammy journey. Joining the chorus of discontent is rap legend Snoop Dogg, who, despite being one of the most iconic figures in the genre’s history, has amassed an astonishing 16 nominations without a single win. His Grammy journey began decades ago, with his first nod at the 36th Grammys for the Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group with “Nuthin’ But A ‘G’ Thang,” a collaboration with Dr. Dre.
Snoop Dogg’s recent nomination comes from Kendrick Lamar‘s “To Pimp A Butterfly,” making it 16 nominations without a win in 2024. The artist’s last music-related nomination dates back two years earlier for “Reincarnated” in the Best Reggae Album category.
As the dust settles on the Grammys, the ongoing critique of the awards and their choices resounds, with artists like Snoop Dogg vocalizing their dissatisfaction with the frequency of nominations that do not translate into victories. The comment section awaits the opinions of fans on this continuous debate over Grammy recognition.