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Music Icons That Haven't Won A Grammy Award — Nicki Minaj, Bob Marley, Guns N' Roses And More

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Feb. 8 2015, Updated 11:16 p.m. ET

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Selling millions of albums and racking up chart-topping singles isn't always recognized with one of the music industry's highest achievements. Just ask Katy Perry, Diana Ross or Iggy Pop -- just three of the numerous music legends that have yet to win a Grammy Award. As we get ready for one if the biggest nights in music this Sunday, take a look below at several more music greats that still haven't snagged that elusive Grammy gold.

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Nas is a hip-hop great. However, his highly lauded solo projects have yet to produce a single Grammy-winning song or album. What a disgrace!

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The Notorious B.I.G. is another rap legend who never had a chance to touch a Grammy.

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The world adores Nicki Minaj, but her growing fame and distinct flow haven’t been enough for the rap goddess to clutch a gold gramophone. We still love you, Nicki!

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Guns N’ Roses is a rock institution. But despite receiving a total of three Grammy nominations, the iconic 80s band, led by Axl Rose, still has never won the award.

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Even the boss herself, Ms. Diana Ross, is sitting comfortably on the list of artists without a Grammy. Ross has been nominated 10 times as an artist. She did finally receive a Grammy Lifetime Achievment Award at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards in 2014, though.

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16 nominations later, and Brian McKnight is still waiting for that elusive award.

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Pop powerhouse Katy Perry has topped the charts numerous times with her infectious hits. Still, all those No. 1 songs have added up to equal zero Grammys. Womp womppp.

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No you are not seeing incorrectly. The creative genius who is Busta Rhymes doesn’t have a Grammy either. Tisk tisk.

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Snoop Dogg (or Snoop Lion if you want to be precise) has been nominated a staggering 13 times for a Grammy Award. But sadly, the honor has remained absent from his awards chest.

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Iggy Pop is a punk legend, but the “Godfather of punk” has only been nominated for one Grammy -- back in 1989. And seeing that he is on this list, he obviously lost that year.

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Bob Marley also never won a Grammy while alive, but he received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002.

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Oh, and the shade isn't reserved just for those with decades in the industry. Newcomer J. Cole has racked up a ton of honors for his last two studio albums, but a Grammy isn’t one of them.

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