Ludacris, T.I. and Chamillionaire Win Big at the Grammys

Ludacris picked up the top hip-hop related honor at the Grammy Awards last night, bringing home the Best Rap Album award for his 2006 LP Release Therapy, as well as the Best Rap Song award for “Money Maker” featuring Pharrell Williams. While accepting one of the awards Luda thanked Oprah Winfrey and talk show host Bill O’Reilly, both of which he has had a bumpy history with. Also picking up a couple of Grammy statues last night was Luda’s fellow Atlanta resident and former adversary T.I. The Grand Hustle CEO grabbed the award for best Rap Solo Performance for his hit single “What You Know,” as well as a Best Rap/Sung Collaboration nod for his collaboration with Justin Timberlake on “My Love.” Houston native Chamillionaire capped off a huge year by nabbing the Grammy for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for his single “Ridin’” with Krayzie Bone. Gnarls Barkley picked up two awards for their album St. Elsewhere and breakaway single “Crazy.” The LP and song took home the awards for Best Alternative Album and Best Urban/Alternative Performance respectively.

  • Andy Mac

    Congrats Luda!! 1st!

  • Shortylightskin

    THe BIG BANG was the best “HIpHOp” album of 06′ no doubt

  • Rodjilius

    good good good

  • S on my chest

    Luda, doin that shit big son! Keep rollin’ over these lame ass hoes!

  • will

    atl representin luda ti ceelo

  • derfla the hus’la

    can’t hate the south tho but it’s aight,Iam still bumping that king

  • jacquez
  • Chris Villain

    luda gets a grammy for his worst album yet….it only has bout 4 good songs on it..and im a fan of luda….tha carter 2 doesnt even get nominated and it was a better album than all the albums that were nominated….what are the WHITE ppl doing…do they even understand HIP HOP….cuz man!

  • Avenger

    This was his worst album to date he had a lot of growth as an artist but his clowning club shit still keeps him from getting a real shot at the crown. (I am a luda fan by the way so F everyone fixing they mouth to say some dumb shit)
    What do they rate you own at the grammys anyway album sales,pop appeal, paid for critical acclaim?

  • 11kap

    southern rap.

  • http://hotmail fatsacks

    Luda gets much love but that Lp was his worst one yet. My nig needs to stick to the script and do what he does. F every body who says he clowns too much. Where is the game in all this shit. Westcoast can’t never get love, its always east coast shit. Jay’s album = trash Banks album = hot trash 50 = the hottest trash. West coast !!!!!!!!!!!

  • E-Hustle

    Congrats to Luda!

  • killa

    no, no congrats to luda. why does luda get best album of 06, when i could name you ten CDs off the top of my head that are so much better? luda’s old shit is dece, morseo than his latest bullshit that’s nothin more than rhymes to make a few bucks. “corporate rap” is and has been takin the spotlight away from so many well deserving artists, and to call luda’s release therapy the best album of 06 is such a rediculous concept. moneymaker????? are u fuckin serious? that song is garbage, and so is that whole CD. the grammy’s dont mean shit. u want real music u dig deep into the shit that doesnt make it on the radio and u dont see on TRL. look at mixtapes and other shit that u dont hear bc its too real to be heard all over the radio.

  • ~~1st Lady~~

    Definately his worst album,shitty lyrics, and production…Luda fell off right after his first album.

    I can think of numerous albums dat deserve ranks way above Release Therapy, but Im not a middle aged white man eitha, but if I was, den Luda would be what Im lookin for…

    Runaway Love…a kind of track dat err ethnicity can relate too…Luda may be wack, but he knows how to play his cards.

  • SuperFire

    I don’t know. Luda is a brilliant artist. But a Grammy win for his last project I disagree with. King in my humble opinion should have taken that award.

  • Mi-Yayo

    Dats what’s up. Shutting dem haters down Luda and company….

  • Atl’s own

    congrats to da Dirty South!

    Tip – 2 awards

    Luda – 2 awards

    Cee-lo – 2 awards

    Chamilionaire – 1 award

    long live da south ho!

  • blue cafe

    BIG UPS TO EVERYBODY NOMINEES AND WINNERS. YA’LL ALL WINNERS TO THE FANS

  • Ovy

    We DOing BIG Thing’s In THe SOUTHERN RAP..

  • http://myspace.com/eliteteam El

    A win for Lu woulda been nice though…”Noooo place to gooooo!” In the words of Lupe Fiasco- “Can’t win em all..FNF up though!”

  • A-Payne

    Chamillionaire? Now I’ve seen it all. Doesn’t deserve a Grammy.

  • jordan-philly

    luda…one of few rappers who actually makes money off music…don’t believe me…? listen to the interview of 50 cent and styles…luda’s name came out of no where and both agreed!

  • jordan-philly

    gnarls barkely…respect!

  • http://360.yahoo.com/deshawn772004 Anton Says Hip Hop Never Existed, Biatch!!!

    Wow… I’m glad I ain’t watch the Grammy’s.

  • thecoolguy

    two best rappers in the south, minus ludacris and lil wayne should have atleast been nominated for s/t

    Young money!!!!!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/gopentertainment Sayso is Donny Slaughter

    Congrats 2 da real King of da Souf!!!!!

  • Pakman

    How was the Carter II not even nominated for the best rap album when his shit was 10 times better than Luda’s?

  • Miss Peachy

    Luda didnt deserve it..but congrats to my A-town Kings & Cham anyways

  • THE GAME DONT CHANGE JUST THE PLAYERS

    best rap song money maker wtf w0w no disrespect to luda but wtf money maker was one of the wackest songs of the year…..people dont recognize real rap and hip hop if he was gonna win sumn i rather him win with best song for runaway love wich aint the best song of the year but if it was gonna be for a luda song might aswell be for that one and not money maker stupid bitches

  • JALEN

    TI ALBUM WAS #1 IN 06 FOR DA KID….

  • http://xxlmag.com bruce wayne

    the big bang??? hahahaha….whatever…hahahahahahhahahaaaaaahhahahhhaa

  • jfoxgotraps

    look out for lil flip next month you fake kings.

  • Yun

    wow, you people are idiots, you cant win a Grammy like album of the year if you dont sell records, and Lupe and The Roots didnt sell shit….the days of lyricism selling itself is long gone my friends, its a numbers game now.

  • Yun

    And I think the Grammy’s judges know a little more about music than any muthafucka here, and if not then go get a damn job!

  • yunudumbfuck

    fuck the Grammy’s judges, those muthafuckas can evuate black music

  • J S-O-T

    i ain’t heard alot of “Release Therapy” but if it’s apparently better than “Hip-Hop Is Dead” the i’m gon’ hav to cop it

  • HOGG

    yes, this was luda’s best album. “runaway love” is this generations “brenda’s got a baby”. but the album of the year was FOOD & LIQUOR. LUPE FIASCO should have won album of year. no diss on release therapy but it came down to sales and radio spin. good lookin’ out for the nomination though.

  • http://XXL Big Gee

    Congrats to LUDA TI and Chamillionaire. How are we going to continue to win anything if we don’t support our Artists. This is history when do u think there will be another time that three hiphop artists take a grammy home period whether is was a bad album for their career or not. At least we are starting to get our well due reconginition. But just like black folks to complain. Nothing is ever good enough…

  • Cuban Link

    Fuck Luda Game Theory was the best CD of 06.Fuck it, it was the best CD in years.They shouldve picked up best performance too

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    big up to the south

  • word

    TI SHOULDA WON BEST ALBUM without a doubt

  • Tru-life

    ghostface killahs – fishscale was the best album of the year

  • Three4

    Release Therapy was dope but I think that Lupe´s album was the best in 06..

  • http://yahoo Rastafarai

    Get use to it folks… Pop rap, corporate rap whatever ever, ever, you wanna f***ing call it; is going to rule rap and the airwaves years to come. Come on man.. best rap song JT and TI…At least will see what happens next year when Hov, Nas, and the Game battle for the best Album.. Stay up kids……..

  • dr. 187

    Congrats to them all. (Chams song wouldnt be shit without krayzie bone)

  • D

    Yo it’s all rated on how much that stuff get’s played on the radio and how many albums sold and a bunch of stuff
    IT doesn’t come down to lyrical appeal.
    I mean c’mon guys we should be happy us black folk are finally gettin’ some recognitionn but instead ya’ll are complainin’, ya’ll want it better, just chill guys. Luda’s album was good, no doubtin’ it, not the best shit of 06′ but it isn’t as bad as ya’ll are makin’ it seem

  • YOUNG STUNNA

    ludacris is a fuckin genius but lil wayne should of won album of the year but realisticly it wouldnt ever happen.

  • YOUNG STUNNA

    oh and wtf is up with t.i winning best rap song it should of been fuckin jim jones “BALLLINNNNNNN”.

  • chamillion_weezy_youngdro_jeezy

    wasup chamillionaire ! first year actually out of tha underground and accomplish this

  • Dirty south

    to be honest i thought TIP deserved it i only liked 3 songs on your album. I liked the song u did with jeezy, but the song u did with mary wasn’t all that. It sounded like a low key version of Brenda’s gotta baby. And seems that u cant make a hit song by yourself. But it all good though. congrats anyway.

  • Dirty south

    and whats up with camillionaire receiving that award. come on now. This grammy awards was fake. and yall our so right, lil wayne should have won something or been nominated. he is hard as hell. But u know why he didnt, its his appearence. he would have to make a change like luda did, and thats they only reason luda won album of the year. And then he put his shit out in september, come on now, luda smart as hell. Cause had he put his album out way before that he would have not won. T.I King album was old by then. And he got of the radio saying how he he release his album 3 days before the deadline for being nominated for a grammy. dat man smart. He knew his shit was gone be a fresh song to them people and thats why he won. think about it

  • The Originator

    Congrats to Luda and Chamillionaire.

    FUCK T.I.

  • Hurricane Game

    Da south shown how they ran 06 wit all dem awards.
    The West will have its day though in 07.

  • edsta

    all deserved to win, better than lil waynes punk ass, kissin baby and shit

  • Tha

    Congrats to all, especially Chamillionaire and Krayzie Bone (2nd Grammy towards Bone, even if it’s individual).

  • http://xxlmag.com Hater Slayer

    FUNNY HOW YOU BITCHES MOAN WHEN SOMEONE DOES IT BIG,FOR THE LOVE OF HIP HOP,NO MATTTER WHO THE FUCK YOU REP FOR ..SHOW SOME MOTHERFUCKIN LOVE.. SWALLOW YOUR SHIT FOR ONCE!!!THE FLIP SIDE OF THIS SHIT IS THAT THERE WOULD HAVE STILL BEEN BITCH POSTS REGARDLESS OF WHO MIGHT HAVE WON.. BE IT JAY, LUPE OR WHOEVER. THAT SAID..BIG UP TO T.I,CHAM N’LUDA!!

  • http://www.blackplanet.com/music/view/artist.html?owner_user_id=48676235 EAST COAST

    music.blackplanet.com/ntomoentertainment/

    GO LISTEN

  • http://www.blackplanet.com/music/view/artist.html?owner_user_id=48676235 EAST COAST

    TI DIDN’T WIN JACK…HE GOT NOMINATED…WHY SO MUCH CREDIT TO TI WHEN LUDA WAS THE ONE WINNING…STAY OFF TI’S DICK!! KINGDOM COME BEST ALBUM OF 06 AND 07 UNTIL DETOX DROPS MAYBE!!

  • marz

    F@#$ A GRAMMY
    CUBE NEVER GOT ONE

  • http://lognegshotmail.com NEGS (BRASIL)

    THESE THREE ASTROS OF HIP HOP I BY CLIPS OF THEM REMEMBER WHEN AND I SAID THAT THEY WERE GOOD MORE THAN IN LITTLE THEY WOULD GO TO ARRIVE IN THE STOPS OF THE SUCCESS WITH THOSE MUSICS THAT BLEW UP HERE IN BRAZIL, AND THIS IN LITTLE TIME THIS STARTED IF TO BECOME REALITY LUDACRIS STARTED TO BE INDICATED TO GRAMMY EVERY YEAR LEADING DECREES ALL THE TIMES, YOU AND CHAMILLIONAIRES BOTH

  • Ghost of 2Pac

    I like Luda, But on the Grammys he just looked to fake to me. I just see what i see. From way up here.

  • SUPER MAN

    HOW THE FUCK CAN THIS LUDA GET THE BEST RAP ALBUM, TI WAS THE ONE IN RAP MAKING ALL THE HEADLINES I MEAN THE WHOLE ALBUM IS GOOD MAN WHEN I SAW THAT SHIT I TURN THE FUCKIN TV OFF THE GRAMMY IS THE WORSE AWARDS SHOW I THINK BET DOES A BETTER JOB

  • http://www.myspace.com/sirjantzversatile SIR JANTZ

    I think this is a big year for the Atlanta scene. With Ludacris and T.I. winning at the Grammy’s it shows that the southern states have a little more to offer other than southern hospitality. I think people a re finally giving the south its due credit. I just want to say congradulations to all the winners and hopefully I’ll be the one winning a Grammy one day!!! I’m out!!

  • Down South Brethren

    Chamillitary mayne!!!! This nygga first album out of the underground world and racking grammy’s, bet awards, mtv awards. Yall better watch out for ’07.

  • K0nfidence

    Luda for best album of the year. I suppose, i mean it was a down year for hip hop, Fishscale was much more enjoyable. O well i guess the music has to please the white man too

  • http://MYSPACE.COM/MAESTROLUNGS MAESTRO LUNGS

    AIN’T NOBODY WAS MAD AS T.I WHEN LUDA WON! DID YOU SEE HIS FACE? THIS AIN’T LUDA BEST ALBUM, BUT THE GRAMMY IS BOUT OTHER ARTIST SUCKIN EACH OTHER OFF ANYWAY!

  • http://MYSPACE.COM/MAESTROLUNGS MAESTRO LUNGS

    DID YOU SEE T.I FACE WHEN LUDACRIS WON? HE WAS TIGHT! I AGREE IT’S NOT HIS BEST ALBUM, BUT IT COULD OF WENT TO THE BLACK EYE PEAS! THE GRAMMY ARE VOTED ON BY OTHER ARTIST AND LUDA BEEN DOING IT BIG!

  • Bazze G

    grammys is for old gay white pepole

  • Uhh

    Eastcoast..T.I. won 2 Grammys

  • http://sup Chaz

    contragulations Krayzie Bone

  • Nard

    Chamillionaire deserves all the awards he gets. Give credit where credit is due. Everone says “I’m real”. Real recognizes real. Luda, T.I., and Cham all went hard this year. How can you say Lil Wayne deserves a Grammy? He’s contradicts everything he says. Not Real!!

    H-Town 4 Life

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  • Dirty south

    EAST COAST TI WON TWO GRAMMYS BABY GET UR FACTS RIGHT. THEY DONT SHOW EVERY AWARD. BUT IF U WHERE READING AT THAT BOTTOM OF THE SCREEN U WOULD HAVE SEEN THAT HE TOOK HOME TWO AWARDS, LUDA TOOK HOME TWO ALSO. ONE HE DIDNT DESERVE. AND YEAH T.I WAS LOOKING CRAZY, BUT HE WAS BEING REAL. NOW DID U SEE PRINCE WHEN HE STOOD UP WHEN MARY J BLIDGE WON THE AWARD, HE KNOW HE DIDNT WANT HER TO WIN. I CAN SAY ONE THING HE AINT FAKE. BUT MAYBE HE WAS LOOKING LIKE THAT BECAUSE HE KNOW THAT LUDA DIDNT DESERVE THAT SHIT. I MEAN HE GOT RESPECT FOR LUDA, BUT I BET LUDA WOULD HAVE LOOKED THE SAME WAY IF T.I WOULD HAVE WON, WHICH HE SHOULD HAVE. LUDA ALBUM WAS NOT THA ALBUM OVER THE YEAR. IF THE WASNT GONE PIC TIP THE COULD HAVE PIC THE BLACK EYED PEAS, OR COMMON. IM SORRY LUDA BUT I THINK THAT WAS A MISTAKE. BECAUSE IT WAS A LOT OF ALBUMS WAY BETTER THEN URS, AND KING WAS ONE OF THEM. NOW THE OTHER AWARD U DERSERVED THAT, BUT NOT ALBUM OF THE YEAR. AND THE ORIGINATOR HOW U GONE SAY FUCK T.I, NIGGA FUCK U, HE IS ONE OF THE BEST OUT HERE NOW, DID YALL HERE THAT MAKE IT RAIN REMIX, DUDE CAME WITH IT.

  • Dirty south

    PEOPLE WHO SHOULD HAVE BEEN NOMINATED.

    SNOOP, JEEZY, WEEZY, JIM JONES, SLIM THUG, YOUNG DRO, YOUNG JOC. YALL KNOW THAT YOUNG JOCS ITS GOING DOWN WAS THE ANTHEM HE HAD TOM CRUISE DOING IT. AND DAT SHOULDER LEAN WAS OFF THE CHAIN, WHEN THEY PLAYED THEM TWO SONGS IN THE CLUB. EVERYBODY CAME TO THE DANCE FLOOR.

  • daddy dolla

    man fuck it niggas going to hate regardless. but reading through this shit and hother hip hop sites that posted this the only coast that hates the most is the one nobody hears about no more the muthafuckin EAST. and its not the whole East just them old ass niggas with no lifes. Nigga if you in ya 30′s what the fuck are you doing on here arguing with a bunch of youngstars for about what hip hop is. Rather you old ass depends wearing niggas accept it or not Hip Hop has evovled. You OLD!!!!!!! Its not the same as when you were coming up. Nothing IS!!!!!!!!!! You know they old because you never hear them talkin about there upcoming artist out the east they to busy talking about old ass people like jay the camel z. Nas, Wu Tang, Kool G, and all the other Old ass MCs from the east. What yall need to do is worry about gettin ya colon checked and ya prostate cuz you at that age now. Grow up and see that if you not a 80′s baby on up You cant relate to HIP HOP now. NUFF SAID!!! Stop hating!! Nobody outside of your age bracket other than some on the east heard FISHSCALE!! it might be a beast of lyrics on the album but it couldnt relate to the Hip Hop genertation thats here now. Hip Hop not dead just that yall old ass are close to it. So instead of spending the rest of your years on a damn website talking about this hip hop dead shit. Go spend time with ya kids. Teach them the history of Hip Hop and go listen to ya old school. Turn off BET MTV and the radio. wank ass niggasa

  • QCFSmitty

    congrats luda it’s been a long time coming him. He should have grammy’s and awards out the ass, but the best is yet to come. luda keep firen them asses up.

  • http://yahoo.com ajizzle

    thats what up south is still on top

  • http://yahoo.com ajizzle

    thats what up south is still on top

  • nexxxt

    PUT ANYBODY ON TOP ANY RAPPER BUT T.I.P THE BACK TO REALITY G.

    PERSONALLY T.I SUPPOSE TO GET THAT BEST RAP ALBUM, NO DISRESPECT TO LUDA.
    BUT THEY ROB T.I.

    BANKHEAD!!!!!

  • greedy bastard

    much luv to luda shut up haters. All the other stupid hip hop wanna be’s are beeffing while luda is doing whats right and positive. Any good judge will not judge ur music cuz of stupid beef lirick they will judge it from positive attitude liriks and lesson. S0 stupids shut up fuck ti, fuck 50, fuck game,fuck flip,fuck wayne and the other stupid hip hop artist

  • nexxxt

    greedy bastard this is aimed at u

    nobody cares what u have to say man so in the famous words of luda “move bitch get out the way”

    and if u ever heard t.i last album u wouldn’t say shit
    bankhead!!!

  • LondonOG

    best albums of 06 were Ghostface-Fishscale, The Roots- Game Theory and Lupe- food&liqiour. u americans dont even appriciate the music u invented. bunch of idiots

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