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.


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