Commercial success is no guarantee that a record will receive a Grammy. Here are two dozen prime (and often surprising) examples. All topped Billboard‘s Hot 100 for five or more weeks, but failed to win Grammys in any category.
This colossal collaboration was nominated for two Grammys. It lost Record of the Year to Seal’s “Kiss From a Rose.” In a huge upset, it lost Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals to “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You” by the Chieftains with Van Morrison. Carey’s Daydream album also lost Best Pop Album to Joni Mitchell’s Turbulent Indigo. It was not a “sweet” Grammy night for Carey. (Photo: Getty Images)