Rappers with the most Grammy awards (Updated April 5, 2022)

Last year, Kanye West won Best Contemporary Christian Music Album nomination for Jesus Is King and equaled to Jay Z’s record of rapper with the most Grammy awards. But this year, Ye added two more Grammys to his belt against 1 for Jay-Z which makes Kanye the most Grammy-awarded rapper of all time.

Eminem still leads Best Rap Album wins with 6, followed by Kanye West with 5. Check the updated list below:

1. Kanye West – 24 Grammys (4 Best Rap Album);

2. Jay-Z – 23 Grammys (1 Best Rap Album);

3. Eminem – 15 Grammys (6 Best Rap Album);

4. Kendrick Lamar – 14 Grammys (2 Best Rap Album);

5. Lauryn Hill – 8 Grammys (1 Best Rap Album);

6. Dr. Dre – 7 Grammys (0 Best Rap Album);

7. Outkast – 6 Grammys (2 Best Rap Album);

8. Lil Wayne – 5 Grammys (1 Best Rap Album);

9. Childish Gambino – 5 Grammys (0 Best Rap Album);

10. Drake – 4 Grammys (1 Best Rap Album);

11. Macklemore – 4 Grammys (1 Best Rap Album);

12. Will Smith – 4 Grammys (0 Best Rap Album);

13. Chance The Rapper – 3 Grammys (1 Best Rap Album);

14. Diddy – 3 Grammys (1 Best Rap Album);

15. T.I. – 3 Grammys (0 Best Rap Album);

16. Ludacris – 3 Grammys (1 Best Rap Album);

17. Nelly – 3 Grammys (0 Best Rap Album).

18. Tyler, The Creator – 2 Grammys (2 Best Rap Album)

This year’s rap nominees are below:

Best Rap Performance

  • Baby Keem, Kendrick Lamar – “Family Ties” – WINNER
  • Cardi B – “Up”
  • J. Cole, 21 Savage & Morray – ​​”My Life”
  • Drake, Future, Young Thug – “Way Too Sexy”
  • Megan Thee Stallion – “Thot Shit”

Best Rap Album

  • J. Cole – The Off-Season
  • Drake – Certified Lover Boy
  • Nas – King’s Disease 2
  • Tyler, the Creator – Call Me If You Get Lost – WINNER
  • Kanye West – Donda

Best Melodic Rap Performance

  • J. Cole, Lil Baby – “Pride Is the Devil”
  • Doja Cat – “Need to Know”
  • Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “Industry Baby”
  • Tyler, the Creator Featuring YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Ty Dolla $ign – “WusYaName”
  • Kanye West, The Weekend, Lil Baby – “Hurricane” – WINNER

Best Rap Song

  • DMX, Jay-Z, Nas – “Bath Salts”
  • Saweetie, Doja Cat – “Best Friend”
  • Baby Keem, Kendrick Lamar – “Family Ties”
  • Kanye West, Jay-Z – “Jail” – WINNER
  • J. Cole, 21 Savage & Morray – “​​My Life”

Album of the year

  • We Are – Jon Batiste – WINNER
  • Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga – Love For Sale
  • Justin Bieber – Justice
  • Doja Cat – Planet Her
  • Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever
  • H.E.R. – Back Of My Mind
  • Lil Nas X – Montero
  • Olivia Rodrigo – Sour
  • Taylor Swift – Evermore
  • Donda – Kanye West – LOST

Record of the year

  • I Still Have Faith In You – Abba
  • Freedom – Jon Batiste
  • I Get A Kick Out Of You – Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
  • Peaches – Justin Bieber ft Daniel Caesar & Giveon
  • Right On Time – Brandi Carlile
  • Kiss Me More – Doja Cat ft Sza
  • Happier Than Ever – Billie Eilish
  • Montero (Call Me By Your Name) – Lil Nas X – LOST 
  • Drivers License – Olivia Rodrigo
  • Leave The Door Open – Silk Sonic – WINNER

Song of the year

  • Bad Habits – Ed Sheeran
  • A Beautiful Noise – Alicia Keys and Brandi Carlile
  • Drivers License – Olivia Rodrigo
  • Fight For You – H.E.R.
  • Happier Than Ever – Billie Eilish
  • Kiss Me More – Doja Cat ft Sza
  • Montero (Call Me By Your Name) – Lil Nas X – LOST 
  • Peaches – Justin Bieber ft Daniel Caesar & Giveon
  • Leave The Door Open – Silk Sonic – WINNER
  • Right On Time – Brandi Carlile

Best new artist

  • Arooj Aftab
  • Jimmie Allen
  • Baby Keem – LOST
  • Finneas
  • Glass Animals
  • Japanese Breakfast
  • The Kid Laroi
  • Arlo Parks
  • Olivia Rodrigo – WINNER
  • Saweetie