AceShowbiz - Snoop Dogg has sold over 23 million albums in the United States and 35 million albums worldwide with hits like "What's My Name?" and "Gin and Juice", but he surprisingly never won a Grammy. Now, on the heels of the much-talked-about 2023 Grammy Awards, the rapper has vented out his frustration over his zero Grammy win.
The 51-year-old took to social media on Monday, February 6 to call out the Recording Academy over the lack of recognition for his music. He shared a list of the rappers with the five most wins, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem and Pharrell Williams.
He then pointed out that he never won a Grammy despite his multiple nominations. "Snoop dogg. 20 nominations. 0 wins," he wrote in the caption.
Snoop, whose real name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., currently holds the most nominations for a winless rapper He shares a similar fate with Tupac Shakur, the Notorious B.I.G., Nicki Minaj, DMX, Busta Rhymes, Rick Ross and Pusha T.
According to the official tally, the Long Beach native scored a total of 16 Grammy nominations throughout his career, including two nominations for Album of the Year. His most recent nomination (Album of the Year) came from his contribution to Kendrick Lamar's 2015 studio LP "To Pimp a Butterfly".
Jay-Z is currently the most decorated hip-hop artist in Grammys history with 24 wins. He, however, has had plenty issues with the Recording Academy over the years. Recently, he weighed in on his wife Beyonce Knowles losing Album of the Year to Harry Styles despite her multiple wins in other categories.
"I remove myself from the process and hope they just get it right," he said in an interview for Tidal on Monday. "It got to the point where I was like, it's just a marketing thing. You go, you got an album out and it could help the sales go up."
Still, Jigga thinks that Bey's "Renaissance" deserved to win Album of the Year. "Look what it's done to the culture," he argued, "Look how the energy of the world moved. They play her whole album in the club. I don't know if I've ever seen that. The whole entire joint - like, everything?! Every remix is amazing. Everyone's inspired. It has inspired the world. Every remix is better than the other one."
The rapper went on claiming, "From anybody, we're just finding these joints out in the street... It's inspiring creativity. You know how 'The Black Album had The Grey Album' [Danger Mouse's 2004 mashup project]? And the one with Radiohead? It was called 'Jaydiohead' [Minty Fresh Beats' 2009 mashup]. When it just inspires creativity, that's an album. That has to be Album of the Year. It has to be."