Grammy Preview: 12 Grammy Facts You Won’t Believe Are True
The Beatles never won for Record of the Year, despite nominations for four all-time classics—"I Want To Hold Your Hand," "Yesterday," "Hey Jude" and "Let It Be." The Fab Four did win in the other top Grammy categories—Album of the Year (for "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"), Song of the Year (for "Michelle") and Best New Artist.
The Rolling Stones weren't nominated for a Grammy in any category until 1978, when "Some Girls" was a finalist for Album of the Year. In 1986, the Recording Academy made amends by bestowing a Lifetime Achievement Award upon the band. The Stones finally won their first two Grammys in 1995—more than 30 years after their U.S. breakthrough.
Polka king Jimmy Sturr has amassed as many Grammys as soul queen Aretha Franklin. Both artists have won 18 awards.
Reggae legend Bob Marley never won a Grammy. The Grammys didn't add a reggae category until 1984, three years after Marley died of cancer. In 2001, the Academy voted Marley a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award.