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Hip-hop heads, did you know that Kanye currently has the most Grammy Awards for a rapper with 21 wins out 51 nominations?

Ever since breaking through with his 2004 debut album The College Dropout, Kanye has received a nomination for every solo album he’s dropped.



While he’s hasn’t managed to win the highly coveted Album of the Year, despite being nominated for The College DropoutLate Registration and Graduation – he’s usually swept the awards in the rap categories.

Kanye has won every Rap Album nomination except in 2014 when Yeezus lost to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ The Heist. What the fuck does the Grammy committee know anyway.

Nominations:

Album of the Year – The College Dropout
Song of the Year – “Jesus Walks”
Best New Artist (2005)
Best Rap Solo Performance – “Through the Wire”
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration – “All Falls Down”
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration – “Slow Jamz”
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration – “They Say” (with Common & John Legend)
Best R&B Song – “Unbreakable”
Record of the Year – “Gold Digger”
Album of the Year – Late Registration
Best Rap Song – “Can’t Tell Me Nothing”
Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group – “Classic (Better Than I’ve Ever Been)” (with Nas, Rakim & KRS-One)
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration – “Good Life”
Album of the Year – Graduation
Song of the Year – “American Boy”
Best Rap Song – “Swagga Like Us” (with T.I., Jay-Z, & Lil Wayne)
Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group – “Put On” (with Young Jeezy)
Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group – “Amazing” (with Young Jeezy)
Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group – “Make Her Say” (with Kid Cudi & Common)
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration – “Ego” (with Beyoncé)
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration – “Knock You Down” (with Keri Hilson & Ne-Yo)
Best Rap Solo Performance – “Power”
Song Of the Year – “All Of The Lights” (with Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie)
Best Rap Song – “Otis” (with Jay-Z)
Best Rap Album – Watch The Throne (with Jay-Z)
Best Rap Performance – “Mercy” (feat. Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz)
Best Rap Song – “Mercy” (feat. Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz)
Best Short Form Music Video – “No Church in the Wild” (with Jay-Z, Frank Ocean & The-Dream)
Best Rap Song – “New Slaves”
Best Rap Album – Yeezus

Wins:

Best Rap Album – The College Dropout
Best Rap Song – “Jesus Walks”
Best R&B Song – “You Don’t Know My Name”
Best Rap Song – “Diamonds from Sierra Leone”
Best Rap Solo Performance – “Gold Digger”
Best Rap Album – Late Registration
Best Rap Song – “Good Life”
Best Rap Album – Graduation
Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group – “Southside” (with Common)
Best Rap Solo Performance – “Stronger”
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration – “American Boy” (Estelle featuring Kanye West)
Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group – “Swagga Like Us” (with T.I., Jay-Z, & Lil Wayne)
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration – “Run This Town” (Jay-Z featuring Kanye West & Rihanna)
Best Rap Song – “Run This Town” (Jay-Z featuring Kanye West & Rihanna)
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration – “All Of The Lights” (with Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie)
Best Rap Song – “All Of The Lights” (with Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie)
Best Rap Performance – “Otis” (with Jay-Z)
Best Rap Album – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Best Rap Performance – “Niggas in Paris” (with Jay-Z)
Best Rap Song – “Niggas in Paris” (with Jay-Z)
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration – “No Church in the Wild” (with Jay-Z, Frank Ocean & The-Dream)

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Written by Hao Nguyen
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