Having a popular album doesn't guarantee a Grammy win for album of the year — sometimes, not even a nomination.

Based on sales figures from the Recording Industry Association of America, here are top-selling albums of all time that aren't compilations, greatest hits or live albums that don't have an album-of-the-year Grammy.

The 60th annual Grammys will be presented Jan. 28 at New York's Madison Square Garden.

— NEKESA MUMBI MOODY, AP Entertainment Writer