Hip-Hop’s Grammy Award Winners


The Grammys kicked off early today, awarding most hip-hop categories in the pre-Awards telecast streamed on the Grammys website. Before the official show kicks off at 8 p.m. Eastern time, the winners for Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance were announced. Check them out below, and we’ll update you as we go (winners are in bold).

Previously: XXL Predicts The Grammys
Macklemore Was Almost Removed From Rap Grammys

“Started From The Bottom”
Label: Young Money/Cash Money

Label: Aftermath/Interscope/Shady Records

“Tom Ford”
Jay Z
Track from: Magna Carta…Holy Grail
Label: Roc Nation

“Swimming Pools (Drank)”
Kendrick Lamar
Track from: Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
Label: TDE/Aftermath/Interscope Records

“Thrift Shop”***
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz
Track from: The Heist
Label: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis LLC

“Power Trip”
J. Cole Featuring Miguel
Track from: Born Sinner
Label: Roc Nation/Columbia Records

“Part II (On The Run)”
Jay Z Featuring Beyoncé
Track from: Magna Carta…Holy Grail
Label: Roc Nation

“Holy Grail”***
Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake
Track from: Magna Carta…Holy Grail
Label: Roc Nation

“Now Or Never”
Kendrick Lamar Featuring Mary J. Blige
Track from: Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
Label: TDE/Aftermath/Interscope Records

“Remember You”
Wiz Khalifa Featuring The Weeknd
Track from: O.N.I.F.C.
Label: Rostrum/Atlantic

“F***in’ Problems”
Tauheed Epps, Aubrey Graham, Kendrick Lamar, Rakim Mayers & Noah Shebib, songwriters (ASAP Rocky Featuring Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar)
Track from: Long.Live.ASAP
Label: RCA Records / Polo Grounds Music; Publishers: ASAP Rocky Music Publishing LLC/Sony/ATV Songs LLC/Mavor & Moses LLC/Kobalt Songs Music Publishing, Inc./Herbilicious Music/Black Fountain Music/Livewrite/EMI Blackwood Music, Inc./Ty Epps Music/Top Dawg Music/Hard Working Black Folks, Inc./WB Music Corp

“Holy Grail”
Shawn Carter, Terius Nash, J. Harmon, Timothy Mosley, Justin Timberlake & Ernest Wilson, songwriters (Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl & Krist Novoselic, songwriters) (Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake)
Track from: Magna Carta…Holy Grail
Label: Roc Nation; Publishers: Carter Boys/Warner Chappell/WB Music Corp./2082 Music Publishing/Tennmann Tunes/Universal Music Z Tunes/VB Rising/ole/Jerome Harmon Publishing/Chrysalis Music/Let The Story Begin Publishing/EMI Virgin Songs Inc./Primary Wave Tunes/The End Of Music/MJ Twelve Music/Warner-Tamerlane PublishingCorp./Murky Slough Music

“New Slaves”
Christopher Breaux, Ben Bronfman, Mike Dean, Noah Goldstein, Louis Johnson, Malik Jones, Sham Joseph, Elon Rutberg, Sakiya Sandifer, Travis Scott, Che Smith, Kanye West & Cydell Young, songwriters (Anna Adamis & Gabor Presser, songwriters) (Kanye West)
Track from: Yeezus
Label: Def Jam

“Started From The Bottom”
W. Coleman, Aubrey Graham & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Bruno Sanfilippo, songwriter) (Drake)
Label: Young Money/Cash Money; Publishers: Sandra Gale/EMI Music Publishing/Mavor & Moses Inc./Kobalt

“Thrift Shop”***
Ben Haggerty & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz)
Track from: The Heist
Label: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis LLC; Publishers: Macklemore Publishing/Ryan Lewis Publishing

Nothing Was The Same
Label: Young Money/Cash Money

Magna Carta…Holy Grail
Jay Z
Label: Roc Nation

Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
Kendrick Lamar
Label: TDE/Aftermath/Interscope Records

The Heist***
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Label: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis LLC

Kanye West
Label: Def Jam

Non-Rap Categories
The Blessed Unrest
Sara Bareilles
Label: Epic Records

Random Access Memories***
Daft Punk
Label: Columbia Records

Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
Kendrick Lamar
Label: TDE/Aftermath/Interscope Records

The Heist
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Label: Macklemore LLC

Taylor Swift
Label: Big Machine Records

James Blake
Kendrick Lamar
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis***
Kacey Musgraves
Ed Sheeran

Rob Cavallo
Dr. Luke
Ariel Rechtshaid
Jeff Tweedy
Pharrell Williams***

“Get Lucky”***
Daft Punk Featuring Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers
Track from: Random Access Memories
Label: Columbia Records

“Just Give Me A Reason”
Pink featuring Nate Ruess
Track from: The Truth About Love
Label: RCA Records

Rihanna Featuring Mikky Ekko
Label: Def Jam Records

“Blurred Lines”
Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell
Track from: Blurred Lines
Label: Star Trak/ Interscope

“Suit & Tie”
Justin Timberlake & Jay Z
Track from: The 20/20 Experience – The Complete Experience
Label: RCA Records

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  • Anonymous

    Mackelmore was gonna win regardless. Kendrick had the better album overall.

  • Catcher Freeman

    Macklemore the white guy won, of course they will give him the grammy for his homosexual promotion and generic album over black Kendrick Lamar

    • wat

      Wasn’t a generic album but it was NOWHERE as good as good kid, m.A.A.d city.

  • BrianRaider

    I’m Not Hating On Macklemore But… The Better Songs & Albums Didn’t Win!

  • Rashad

    SMH. White man privilege I guess.

  • I need more cowbell

    White people be stealing black music again and again.

  • da troof

    funny how in 86′ they gave the 1st rap grammy to the fresh prince and less than 30 years later, they have one of their own, sweeping the rap category, without the support of the rap community. because he is pushing that pro homo script

  • Nova

    Am i the only one confused why MMLP2 wasnt even nominated for best rap album?

    • Tyler Anthony Moore

      Yes, because that album sucked, it was only relevant before it was released.

    • Izzy Reynard

      Tyler Anthony Moore is upset because he’s ignorant and doesn’t know what he’s talking about. The Marshall Mathers LP 2 was nominated because that album didn’t fall into the Grammy’s cycle of eligibility. The cycle is from October 1st to September 30th. So this year’s Grammy’s was content from October 1st, 2012 to September 30th, 2013, hence the reason good k.i.d., m.A.A.d city was nominated though it released in 2012.

  • Ross S

    this is a popularity contest…

    • Ross S

      macklemore album was great though

  • theBavarianIlluminati

    So this year’s Grammy’s was simply a popularity contest? A non-rap group Genre takes home Rap awards? Is this a joke? Macklemore isn’t even rap. It’s new-age WeirdAl garbage that made a mockery of real music. Fuck the Grammy’s.

  • Thanx Nerve

    Yesterday I heard a fucking white french journalist saying on tv that Elvis invented Rock’n roll… I guess with 20 more years there will be white journalists saying the same kind of bullshit about Soul, Rn’B and Hip-hop.

  • Timothy Peterson Timoe

    i. have lost respect for grammy…full of racism..