1D isn’t the only teen pop sensation to get the snub – ’90s girl group icons Spice Girls similarly were snubbed at the Grammys for its entire existence. With four top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, Spice Girls had a meteoric worldwide rise to fame, likened only to Beatlemania and a cultural impact on the ’90s that is undeniable. Despite “girl power” and massive singles such as “Wannabe” and “Say You’ll be There,” Spice Girls never got their due for their undeniable pop brilliance. And girl groups have had decent modern success at the Grammys – Destiny’s Child received three awards and plenty of nominations.
Biggest Snub: Best New Artist. Because the Grammys run from an Oct. 1 to Sept. 30 deadline, Spice Girls would have been best eligible to win the Best New Artist gramophone at the 40th Annual Grammy Awards in 1998, which was the true peak of their fame, right on the heels of Spiceworld. However, the girls were passed up for the likes of Hanson, Paula Cole (the winner), Erykah Badu, Fiona Apple and Puff Daddy. While that was a stacked field, Spice Girls would have fit in seamlessly… And really, Paula Cole?