Bjork, Snoop Dogg, Katy Perry, The Beach Boys and others deserve some explanations
The Beach Boys
Number of times nominated: 7
Music lesson: This is a hard one to believe, and makes one want to question the validity of the entire Grammys. The Beach Boys received a lifetime achievement award in 2001, but it's pretty mind-blowing that none of those countless early singles -- nor their boundary-pushing 1966 album "Pet Sounds" -- were ever honored. Wilson's solo work has earned him a 2005 Grammy for best instrumental song, despite being best known for his vocal arrangements and harmonies. Although the remaining Beach Boys already reunited for a tour, it's unlikely they'll ever record anything worthy of an award now.