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Elton John

Captain Fantastic lost to the Carpenters in 1970. Both artists were nominated for Album of the Year, but the Carpenters were also nominated for Record of the Year for their No. 1 smash, “(They Long to Be) Close to You.” Karen and Richard also won for Best Contemporary Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group, or Chorus. Elton didn’t win his first Grammy until 1986. He has won five in all. He has also amassed three noms for Album of the Year, two for Song of the Year, and two for Record of the Year. He received a Grammy Legend Award in 2000. (Photo: KMazur/WireImage)

5 Grammy Best New Artist losers who went on to win lifetime career honors

Paul Grein

There’s no shame in losing the Grammy Award for Best New Artist. Take a look at these five artists. All lost that award, but wound up receiving lifetime career honors from the Recording Academy.