Hip-hop came out victorious at the 2023 Grammy Awards by winning big in many coveted categories.
On Sunday (Feb. 5), the 65th annual awards were held at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. The night was special for hip-hop. Before the start of the main show, which was broadcast on CBS, there was a pre-telecast ceremony where several trophies were handed out.
Among the winners were Kendrick Lamar who won three honors. The Compton rhymer took home Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for “The Heart Part 5,” from his album, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers. He also won Best Rap Album for the aforementioned LP. Kendrick now has a total of 17 Grammy wins under his belt with 47 nominations throughout his career.
Additionally, Future nabbed Best Melodic Rap Performance for his rap ballad “Wait for U,” along with Drake and Tems. The song appears on the Atlanta rapper’s album, I Never Liked You, which was nominated for Best Rap Album. The win marks Future’s second Grammy trophy with 10 nominations overall in his career.
At the pre-Grammys ceremony, Future wasn’t there to accept his award, but “Wait For U” coproducer ATL Jacob accepted the trophy on his behalf.
Overall, hip-hop was honored in a special way. Along with a well-executed musical segment to celebrate hip-hop’s 50th anniversary, which featured performances from Rakim, LL Cool J, Salt-N-Pepa, The Lox and Busta Rhymes, among others, as well as DJ Khaled’s “God Did” set, the 2023 Grammy Awards was must-see TV for rap fans.
Here’s every rapper who won at the 2023 Grammy Awards.
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