Jay-Z, Eminem Win Big at The Grammys
Jay-Z and Eminem added to their legacy last night (January 31), both walking away with the top rap honors at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards.
The Brooklyn-bred legend took home three trophies—two for “Run This Town” (Best Rap Song and Best Rap Sung Collaboration) and one for “D.O.A.” (Best Rap Performance)—while Eminem racked up two golden gramaphones—Relapse won Best Rap Album and “Crack a Bottle” was selected as the Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group.
Eminem was among the artists included in the show’s grand finale. The Detroit lyricist first joined Lil Wayne and Blink 182’s Travis Barker for a rendition of the New Orleans MC’s song “Drop the World,” and later Drake was added into the fold as all four stars performed their hit “Forever.” Kanye West, who is also featured on the track, was absent from the event.
Other highlights included Jamie Foxx and T-Pain’s performance of their smash single “Blame It” and a futuristic medley by the Black Eyed Peas.
For a full list of last night’s winners fans can visit grammy.com. —Max G
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