Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
|Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration|
|Awarded for||quality songs featuring both rap and song vocals|
|Presented by||National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences|
The Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (from 2017 onwards: Best Rap/Sung Performance) is an honor presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, to recording artists for quality songs on which rappers and singers collaborate. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position".
According to the category description guide for the 52nd Grammy Awards, the award is presented to artists for "a newly recorded Rap/Sung collaborative performance by artists who do not normally perform together", and the "collaborative artist(s) should be recognized as a featured artist(s)".
Americans Eve and Gwen Stefani won the first award in 2002 with "Let Me Blow Ya Mind". The pair were unsuccessfully nominated a second time in 2006 for "Rich Girl". American rapper Jay-Z has received seven Grammys in the category— four times as lead artist and three times as featured artist; he has also been nominated for three other songs. Rihanna is the female artist with the most wins in the category, with four wins out of seven total nominations. T-Pain has received the most nominations in the category without a win, with five.
From 2017, the award will be known as Best Rap/Sung Performance. Solo recordings are no longer excluded, "to represent the current state and future trajectory of rap by expanding the category beyond collaborations between rappers and vocalists to include recordings by a solo artist who blurs the lines between rapping and singing".
|2002||Eve featuring Gwen Stefani||"Let Me Blow Ya Mind"|
|2003||Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland||"Dilemma"|
|2004||Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z||"Crazy in Love"|
|2005||Usher featuring Ludacris and Lil Jon||"Yeah!"|
|2006||Linkin Park and Jay-Z||"Numb/Encore"|
|2007||Timberlake, JustinJustin Timberlake featuring T.I.||"My Love"|
|2008||Rihanna featuring Jay-Z||"Umbrella"|
|2009||Estelle featuring Kanye West||"American Boy"|
|2010||Jay-Z featuring Rihanna and Kanye West||"Run This Town"|
|2011||Jay-Z featuring Alicia Keys||"Empire State of Mind"|
|2012||Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie||"All of the Lights"|
|2013||Jay-Z, Kanye West, Frank Ocean and The-Dream||"No Church in the Wild"|
|2014||Jay Z and Justin Timberlake||"Holy Grail"|
|2015||Eminem featuring Rihanna||"The Monster"|
|2016||Kendrick Lamar featuring Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat||"These Walls"|
^[I] Each year is linked to the article about the Grammy Awards held that year.
- Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
- Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance
- Grammy Award for Best Rap Song
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