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The 20 best album of the year nominees that got robbed at the Grammys

INSIDER Logo By Callie Ahlgrim of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 21: 
  The most prestigious category at the Grammys is album of the
  year.
  
  Some of the most beloved albums of all time, however - like
  Beyoncé's "Lemonade," Prince's "Purple Rain," and The Beatles'
  "Abbey Road" - lost the award to lesser albums. 
  
  The 20 best albums in history that were snubbed in this
  category are listed below, in reverse chronological order.
  
  
    
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    more stories.
  

  For a ceremony that's supposed to hand out the most important and
  historically resonant awards in the music industry, the Grammys give
  awards to the wrong people an awful lot.

  Indeed, the Recording Academy has been messing up and
  disappointing fans since 1959 - especially when it comes to album
  of the year, its most prestigious category, which has
  consistently failed to recognize some of the most beloved albums
  in history. So if your favorite album loses at the 62nd annual
  Grammy Awards on January 26, don't worry. It's in good
  company.

  The 20 best albums that were nominated and snubbed in this
  category are listed below, in reverse chronological order.

  • The most prestigious category at the Grammys is album of the year.
  • Some of the most beloved albums of all time, however - like BeyoncĂ©'s "Lemonade," Prince's "Purple Rain," and The Beatles' "Abbey Road" - lost the award to lesser albums.
  • The 20 best albums in history that were snubbed in this category are listed below, in reverse chronological order.
  • Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.

For a ceremony that's supposed to hand out the most important and historically resonant awards in the music industry, the Grammys give awards to the wrong people an awful lot.

Indeed, the Recording Academy has been messing up and disappointing fans since 1959 - especially when it comes to album of the year, its most prestigious category, which has consistently failed to recognize some of the most beloved albums in history. So if your favorite album loses at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards on January 26, don't worry. It's in good company.

The 20 best albums that were nominated and snubbed in this category are listed below, in reverse chronological order.

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