MMF Celebrates Black History In Music, Feb. 26

Love him or hate him, but there’s no denying that Kanye West has become a musical genius. He’s been nominated for 53 Grammys, and has won 21 making him the top rapper to do so and the 3rd top African American Artist to rank with such a high amount. Quincy Jones sits at the top with 27 wins and Stevie Wonder comes in 2nd with 25 Grammys. Kanye was once tied with Aretha Franklin with 18, but his 2013 wins is what made him surpass.

Here’s a list of his 21 Grammys:

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2005:

  • Best Rap Album – The College Dropout
  • Best Rap Song – ‘Jesus Walks’
  • Best R&B Song – ‘You Don’t Know My Name’ (writer)

2006:

  • Best Rap Song – ‘Diamonds from Sierra Leone’
  • Best Rap Solo Performance – ‘Gold Digger’
  • Best Rap Album – Late Registration 

2008:

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  • Best Rap Song – ‘Good Life’
  • Best Rap Album – Graduation
  • Best Rap Performance by Duo or Group – ‘Southside’ (w/ Common)
  • Best Rap Solo Performance

2009: 

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  • Best Rap/Sung Collaboration – ‘American Boy’ (feature)
  • Best Rap Song – ‘Swagga Like Us’ (feature)

2010:

  • Best Rap/Sung Collaboration – ‘Run This Town’ (feature)
  • Best Rap Song – ‘Run This Town’ (feature)

2012:

  • Best Rap/Sung Collaboration – ‘All of the Lights’
  • Best Rap Song – ‘All of the Lights’
  • Best Rap Performance – ‘Otis’ (w/ Jay-Z)
  • Best Rap Album – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

2013:

  • Best Rap Performance – ‘Ni**as in Paris’ (w/ Jay-Z)
  • Best Rap Song – ‘Ni**as in Paris’ (w/ Jay-Z)
  • Best Rap/Sung Collaboration – ‘No Church in the Wild’

 

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