Pop group All-4-One won the Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals Grammy in 1995 for their single “I Swear.”
The Baha Men had an unexpected hit with 2001’s “Who Let the Dogs Out?” for which they won a Best Dance Recording Grammy.
Singer Macy Gray has had many albums since winning her Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Grammy. She is however best known for her song, “I Try” which won her the award in 2001.
Irene Cara’s most prominent acting role was in the 1980 film Fame but in 1984, she won a Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Grammy for the song “Flashdance… What a Feeling.”
The soul sounds of Jamiroquai’s hit “Virtual Insanity” gave is R&B crossover appeal. The group faded away however after their 1998 Grammy win for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.
Lisa Fischer’s slow jam “How Can I Ease the Pain” garnered her the Best Female R&B Vocal Performance Grammy in 1992.
Milli Vanilli made the Best New Artist category infamous after their lip-synching scandal. Their award, garnered in 1990, was withdrawn by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.
In 1994, Jazz/Hip Hop group Digable Planets won the Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for their song “Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat).”
Sean Paul had a big year in 2004 with is album Dutty Rock, for which he won the Best Reggae Album Grammy.
Shabba Ranks is a two time Grammy winner in 1992 and 1993 for his albums “As Raw As Ever” and “X-tra Naked.” Both won in the Best Reggae Album category.
Arguably the most famous one hit wonder, Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back” won the Grammy award for Best Rap Solo Performance in 1993.
Young MC won the second ever Grammy award for Best Rap Performance in 1990 for “Bust A Move.”
Arrested Development won two Grammys in 1993 for Best New Artist and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group after their release of 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of…
“Back to Life” was a hit for British group Soul II Soul and singer Caron Wheeler. They won the Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals Grammy in 1990.
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There are artists like Aretha Franklin, Quincy Jones and Beyonce that have more Grammys than they know what to do with. Their songs have all been seared into pop culture consciousness. On the other hand, some artists who have won Grammy gold quickly fell to obscurity. Here is a look back at some of the Grammy winners who have faded away a bit over the years.
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