Kendrick Lamar Wins Grammy For Best Rap Album

“This is for hip-hop.”

February 15, 2016

Kendrick Lamar has won Best Rap Album at The 58th Annual Grammy Awards for To Pimp A Butterfly. The rapper beat out Drake's If You're Reading This It's Too Late, Nicki Minaj's The Pinkprint, J. Cole's 2014 Forest Hills Drive and Dr. Dre's Compton.

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The rapper, who was presented the award by Ice Cube and his son O'Shea Jackson Jr., thanked all the usual suspects you'll usually find in acceptance speeches: his parents, his fiancee, record label, and Snoop Dogg's Doggystyle and Nas's Illmatic.

Watch his acceptence above. Kendrick has had a bumper night so far at the Grammys: so far he's won Best Rap Album, Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for “Alright,” Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “These Walls,” and Best Music Video for Taylor Swift's “Bad Blood.” He's been nominated a total of 11 times. Follow along our liveblog here as we update with wins throughout the night.

Kendrick Lamar Wins Grammy For Best Rap Album