(AllHipHop News) Kendrick Lamar set a new precedent going into the 58th annual Grammy Awards by earning the most nominations in one night (11) for a rapper in the history of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. At last night’s ceremony in Los Angeles, the Compton emcee walked away with the most wins of the night.
By taking home the trophies for Best Rap Performance (“Alright”), Best Rap Song (“Alright”), Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (“These Walls”), and Best Rap Album (To Pimp A Butterfly), Kendrick swept all four of the rap categories. The TDE representative was also honored for Best Music Video as a featured artist on Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood,” bringing his total to 5.
“This for Hip Hop,” said Kendrick during his acceptance speech after winning Best Rap Album. “This for Snoop Dogg, Doggystyle. This for Illmatic. This for Nas. We will live forever, believe that.”
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The Weeknd and D’Angelo also had a big night at the Grammys. The Weeknd won Best R&B Performance (“Earned It”) and Best Urban Contemporary Album (Beauty Behind The Madness). D’Angelo won Best R&B Song (“Really Love”) and Best R&B Album (Black Messiah).
Common and John Legend won the award for Best Song Written For Visual Media for “Glory” off the Selma soundtrack. The “Big Three” categories were split between Taylor Swift for Album Of The Year (1989), Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars for Record Of The Year (“Uptown Funk”), and Ed Sheeran for Song Of The Year (“Thinking Out Loud”).
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Watch Kendrick Lamar’s acceptance speech below.