Beyonce, Drake, Rihanna & Kanye Lead the 2016 Grammy Nominations

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016


This morning The Recording Academy released the nominations for the 2016 Grammy Awards and Beyonce leads the field with 9 nominations while the other three find themselves in three-way tie for second with 8 each. You can peruse the full list of noms here, but let’s take a look at some of the more notable nods and those most relevant to Rap fans. First of all, although Kanye, Drake and Rihanna are right on her heals, Bey sets herself apart with consistent nods across such important categories as Record of The Year, Song of the Year and Album of The Year. Drake joins her in the Album of the Year category for Views and he also pops up in Record of The Year, although it’s for his guest appearance on Rihanna’s “Work” rather that one of his own songs. It should come as no surprise that Chance The Rapper did really well in the Rap categories, landing noms in Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and Best Rap Album for Coloring Book.

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Kendrick Lamar Crushed The Grammys

Monday, February 15th, 2016


Fifteen minutes or so into the 58th annual Grammys ceremony, Kendrick Lamar’s award count already stood at 5. So congratulations to this year’s voters, you did not play yourselves. There’s still time though.

Check out Kendrick’s acceptance speech for Best Rap Album and a running list of winners below, and check back for updates on how the rest of the relevant awards play out and Kendrick’s upcoming performance, which is supposed to be one for the books.

UPDATED: Kendrick’s performance has been added below. He finished the night with 5 wins total, but lost Album of The Year to Taylor Swift, who directly responded to Kanye’s lyric about her on “Famous” during her acceptance speech.

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PICS: 51st Annual Grammy Awards

Monday, February 9th, 2009


Gallery after the jump.

All I’m saying is, how disturbing is that pic of Wayne and M.I.A.?

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