One of the most popular music awards, Grammy, is always a sensation. Today we share the facts about rap Grammy awards winners. Read to know more.
Throughout the history of the Grammy Awards, many important records have been set. This page only includes the competitive awards which have been won by various artists. This list does not include the numerous special awards that are presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences such as Lifetime Achievement Awards, Trustees Awards, Technical Awards or Legend Awards. The page, however, does include other non-performance related Grammys (known as the Craft & Production Fields) that may have been presented to the artists.
Meet two famous rappers with the highest number of Grammy Awards. And both of them have received the award 21 times. They are Kanye West and Jay-Z.
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Since 2005 Kanye West is a rap Grammy award winner. He has been nominated every year (bar 2007), overall receiving 57 nominations for his work as an artist and producer. The Chicago native has won 21 Grammys and is the second most successful producer at the Grammys after Quincy Jones. He also occupies the 10th place (joint with Jay-Z) on the most Grammys won by an artist list.
Alongside Kanye, West Jay-Z is also a rap Grammy award winner. He has also won 21 Grammys making him the 10th most successful artist at the Grammys. His first nomination was in 1999 for 'Vol 2... Hard Knock Life', which was up for Best Rap Album. And he did it. He has also won two Grammy's alongside his wife Beyonce for their track 'Drunk In Love.'
The Grammy Award for Best Rap Album is an award presented to recording artists for quality albums with rapping at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards.
Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position."
In 1995, the Academy announced the addition of the award category Best Rap Album. The first award was presented to the group Naughty by Nature at the 38th Grammy Awards the following year. According to the category description guide for the 52nd Grammy Awards, the award is presented for "albums containing at least 51% playing time of tracks with newly recorded rapped performances". Award recipients often include the producers, engineers, and mixers associated with the nominated work in addition to the recording artists.
As of 2015, Eminem holds the record for the most wins in this category, with six. Lauryn Hill is currently the only female artist to win in this category when she won in 1997 with the Fugees. Kanye West has presented the award four times, and the duo known as Outkast received the award twice. Jay-Z holds the record for the most nominations, with nine, which resulted in one win. Canadian artist Drake became the first non-American winner in this category when he won in 2013. The Roots have received the most nominations without a win, with five.
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