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It’s been clear for since the ’80s that the Grammy Awards really don’t know anything about hip hop music and culture.

Even when DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince won the historic, first rap Grammy in 1989, their portion wasn’t even televised. There’s still a long way to go in terms of gaining the respect for hip hop from the Grammy.

But in light of the recent news that Jay-Z has now surpassed Quincy Jones as the most nominated artist in music history, we thought it’d be fun to put together a list of the rappers with the most Grammy awards.

From Andre 3000 to Lauryn Hill, Pharrell Williams to Kendrick Lamar, here are the top 10 rappers with the most Grammy Award wins in history.

10. Lil Wayne – 5 Grammy Awards

  1. 2009 – Best Rap Album for Tha Carter III
  2. 2009 – Best Rap Solo Performance for “A Milli”
  3. 2009 – Best Rap Song for “Lollipop” (with Static Major)
  4. 2009 – Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for “Swagga Like Us” (with T.I., Jay-Z & Kanye West)
  5. 2017 – Best Rap Performance for “No Problem” (with Chance the Rapper & 2 Chainz)

10. Childish Gambino – 5 Grammy Awards

  1. 2018 – Best Traditional R&B Performance for “Redbone”
  2. 2019 – Record of the Year for “This Is America”
  3. 2019 – Song of the Year for “This Is America”
  4. 2019 – Best Rap/Sung Performance for “This Is America”
  5. 2019 – Best Music Video for “This Is America”

9. OutKast – 6 Grammy Awards

  1. 2002 – Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for “Ms. Jackson”
  2. 2002 – Best Rap Album for Stankonia
  3. 2003 – Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for “The Whole World” (featuring Killer Mike)
  4. 2004 – Best Urban/Alternative Performance for “Hey Ya!”
  5. 2004 – Album of the Year for Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
  6. 2004 – Best Rap Album for Speakerboxxx/The Love Below

8. Dr. Dre – 7 Grammy Awards

  1. 1994 – Best Rap Solo Performance for “Let Me Ride”
  2. 2001 – Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for “Forgot About Dre” (with Eminem)
  3. 2001 – Best Rap Album for The Marshall Mathers LP (as engineer)
  4. 2002 – Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
  5. 2010 – Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for “Crack a Bottle” (with Eminem & 50 Cent)
  6. 2010 – Best Rap Album for Relapse (as engineer)
  7. 2020 – Best R&B Album for Ventura (as executive producer)

7. André 3000 – 7 Grammy Awards

  1. 2002 – Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for “Ms. Jackson”
  2. 2002 – Best Rap Album for Stankonia
  3. 2003 – Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for “The Whole World” (featuring Killer Mike)
  4. 2004 – Best Urban/Alternative Performance for “Hey Ya!”
  5. 2004 – Album of the Year for Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
  6. 2004 – Best Rap Album for Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
  7. 2020 – Best R&B Performance for “Come Home” (with Anderson .Paak)

6. Lauryn Hill – 8 Grammy Awards

  1. 1997 – Best Rap Album for The Score
  2. 1997 – Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for “Killing Me Softly”
  3. 1999 – Best New Artist
  4. 1999 – Album of the Year for The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
  5. 1999 – Best R&B Album for The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
  6. 1999 – Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for “Doo Wop (That Thing)”
  7. 1999 – Best R&B Song for “Doo Wop (That Thing)”
  8. 2000 – Album of the Year for Supernatural (Santana album; as producer)

5. Pharrell Williams – 13 Grammy Awards

  1. 2004 – Best Pop Vocal Album for Justified
  2. 2004 – Producer of the Year, Non-Classical (as The Neptunes)
  3. 2007 – Best Rap Song for “Money Maker” (with Ludacris)
  4. 2014 – Album of the Year for Random Access Memories
  5. 2014 – Record of the Year for “Get Lucky”
  6. 2014 – Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Get Lucky”
  7. 2014 – Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
  8. 2015 – Best Pop Solo Performance for “Happy”
  9. 2015 – Best Music Video for “Happy”
  10. 2015 – Best Urban Contemporary Album for Girl
  11. 2016 – Best Rap Song for “Alright”
  12. 2019 – Best Pop Vocal Album for Sweetener
  13. 2019 – Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

4. Kendrick Lamar – 13 Grammy Awards

  1. 2015 – Best Rap Song for “i”
  2. 2015 – Best Rap Performance for “i”
  3. 2016 – Best Rap Performance for “Alright”
  4. 2016 – Best Rap Song for “Alright”
  5. 2016 – Best Rap/Sung Performance for “These Walls” (with Bilal, Anna Wise and Thundercat)
  6. 2016 – Best Music Video for “Bad Blood” (with Taylor Swift)
  7. 2016 – Best Rap Album for To Pimp a Butterfly
  8. 2018 – Best Rap Album for DAMN.
  9. 2018 – Best Rap Performance for “Humble”
  10. 2018 – Best Rap Song for “Humble”
  11. 2018 – Best Music Video for “Humble”
  12. 2018 – Best Rap/Sung Performance for “Loyalty” (with Rihanna)
  13. 2019 – Best Rap Performance for “King’s Dead” (with Jay Rock, Future and James Blake)

3. Eminem – 15 Grammy Awards

  1. 2000 – Best Rap Solo Performance for “My Name Is”
  2. 2000 – Best Rap Album for The Slim Shady LP
  3. 2001 – Best Rap Solo Performance for “The Real Slim Shady”
  4. 2001 – Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for “Forgot About Dre” (with Dr. Dre)
  5. 2001 – Best Rap Album for The Marshall Mathers LP
  6. 2003 – Best Music Video for “Without Me”
  7. 2003 – Best Rap Album for The Eminem Show
  8. 2004 – Best Male Rap Solo Performance for “Lose Yourself”
  9. 2004 – Best Rap Song for “Lose Yourself”
  10. 2010 – Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for “Crack a Bottle” (featuring Dr. Dre and 50 Cent)
  11. 2010 – Best Rap Album for Relapse
  12. 2011 – Best Rap Album for Recovery
  13. 2011 – Best Rap Solo Performance for “Not Afraid”
  14. 2015 – Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “The Monster” (featuring Rihanna)
  15. 2015 – Best Rap Album for The Marshall Mathers LP 2

2. Kanye West – 22 Grammy Awards

  1. 2005 – Best Rap Song for “Jesus Walks”
  2. 2005 – Best Rap Album for The College Dropout
  3. 2005 – Best R&B Song for “You Don’t Know My Name” (as songwriter)
  4. 2006 – Best Rap Song for “Diamonds from Sierra Leone”
  5. 2006 – Best Rap Solo Performance for “Gold Digger” (featuring Jamie Foxx)
  6. 2006 – Best Rap Album for Late Registration
  7. 2008 – Best Rap Album for Graduation
  8. 2008 – Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for “Southside” (with Common)
  9. 2008 – Best Rap Solo Performance for “Stronger”
  10. 2008 – Best Rap Song for “Good Life” (featuring T-Pain)
  11. 2009 – Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “American Boy” (with Estelle)
  12. 2009 – Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for “Swagga like Us” (with T.I., Jay-Z & Lil Wayne)
  13. 2010 – Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Run This Town” (with Jay-Z & Rihanna)
  14. 2010 – Best Rap Song for “Run This Town” (with Jay-Z & Rihanna)
  15. 2012 – Best Rap Album for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
  16. 2012 – Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “All of the Lights” (featuring Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie)
  17. 2012 – Best Rap Song for “All of the Lights” (featuring Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie)
  18. 2012 – Best Rap Performance for “Otis” (with Jay-Z)
  19. 2013 – Best Rap Performance for “Niggas in Paris” (with Jay-Z)
  20. 2013 – Best Rap Song for “Niggas in Paris” (with Jay-Z)
  21. 2013 – Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “No Church in the Wild” (with Jay-Z, Frank Ocean & The-Dream)
  22. 2021 – Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for Jesus Is King

1. Jay-Z – 23 Grammy Awards

  1. 1999 – Best Rap Album for Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life
  2. 2004 – Best R&B Song for “Crazy in Love” (with Beyoncé)
  3. 2004 – Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Crazy in Love” (with Beyoncé)
  4. 2005 – Best Rap Solo Performance for “99 Problems”
  5. 2006 – Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Numb/Encore” (with Linkin Park)
  6. 2008 – Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Umbrella” (with Rihanna)
  7. 2009 – Best Rap Performance by a Duo or a Group for “Swagga Like Us” (with T.I., Kanye West and Lil Wayne)
  8. 2010 – Best Rap Solo Performance for “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)”
  9. 2010 – Best Rap Song for “Run This Town” (featuring Rihanna and Kanye West)
  10. 2010 – Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Run This Town” (featuring Rihanna and Kanye West)
  11. 2011 – Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Empire State of Mind” (featuring Alicia Keys) 
  12. 2011 – Best Rap Song for “Empire State of Mind” (featuring Alicia Keys)
  13. 2011 – Best Rap Performance by a Duo or a Group for “On to the Next One” (featuring Swizz Beatz)
  14. 2012 – Best Rap Performance for “Otis” (with Kanye West)
  15. 2013 – Best Rap Performance for “Niggas in Paris” (with Kanye West)
  16. 2013 – Best Rap Song “Niggas in Paris” (with Kanye West)
  17. 2013 – Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “No Church in the Wild” (with Kanye West, Frank Ocean & The-Dream)
  18. 2014 – Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Holy Grail” (featuring Justin Timberlake)
  19. 2014 – Best Music Video for “Suit & Tie” (with Justin Timberlake)
  20. 2015 – Best R&B Performance for “Drunk in Love” (with Beyoncé)
  21. 2015 – Best R&B Song for “Drunk in Love” (with Beyoncé)
  22. 2019 – Best Urban Contemporary Album for Everything Is Love (with Beyoncé as The Carters)
  23. 2021 – Best Rap Song for “Savage” (as songwriter)
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