searchsearch
Rap

Photo Credit: Test User

Genre

Rap

Wins*

326

Nominations*

1583

2015 - 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards Winners

Alright

Best Rap Performance

Alright

These Walls

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

These Walls

Alright

Best Rap Song

Alright

To Pimp A Butterfly

Best Rap Album

To Pimp A Butterfly

All Nominations From This Genre

*Through the 64th GRAMMY Awards

Music Facts: Rap

  • The origins of rapping can be traced back centuries to griots — traveling poets, storytellers and musicians from West Africa. 

  • Rap in popular music started in the Bronx in New York City in the 1970s. It has since gone through multiple evolutions throughout the decades including: the emergence of "new school hip-hop" in the mid-'80s; the "golden age" of hip-hop and the rise of gangsta rap and West Coast rap in the late '80s and early '90s; the commercialization of mainstream rap in the late '90s; the alternative rap movement in the 2000s; and the global explosion of trap music and the so-called "SoundCloud rap" era in the 2010s. 

  • In 2017, rap and R&B became the biggest music genre in the U.S., in terms of total consumption, surpassing rock for the first time ever. 

  • Rap legends include JAY-Z, Lauryn Hill, Snoop Dogg, 2Pac, 50 Cent, Nicki Minaj, and the Notorious B.I.G. 

  • At the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards in 2021, the Recording Academy introduced the Best Melodic Rap Performance category, formerly known as the Best Rap/Sung Performance category, to "represent the inclusivity of the growing hybrid performance trends within the rap genre."

All GRAMMY Awards and Nominations for Rap

Wins

Best Rap Performance

Family Ties

Best Melodic Rap Performance

Hurricane

Best Rap Song

Jail

Best Rap Album

Call Me If You Get Lost

Nominations

Best Rap Performance

Thot S***

Best Rap Performance

M Y . L I F E

Best Rap Performance

Up

Best Melodic Rap Performance

Wusyaname

Best Melodic Rap Performance

Industry Baby

Best Melodic Rap Performance

Need To Know

Best Melodic Rap Performance

P R I D E . I S . T H E . D E V I L

Best Rap Song

M Y . L I F E

Best Rap Song

Family Ties

Best Rap Song

Best Friend

Best Rap Song

Bath Salts

Best Rap Album

Donda

Best Rap Album

King's Disease II

Best Rap Album

The Off-Season

Get notified of exciting GRAMMY Award news and upcoming events!
Be the first to find out about GRAMMY nominees, winners, important news, and events