Jay-Z, Kanye Scoop Grammy; Kanye Lands Rap Album Of The Year
Kanye West was the big winner for the genre of Hip-Hop at the 54th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday (February. 12).
Kanye’s took home Rap Album Of The Year for his critically acclaimed release, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
He also won Best Rap Collaboration for “All Of The Lights” with Rihanna, Fergie, Elly Jackson and Elton John.
His collaboration track “Otis” with Jay-Z and Otis Redding also won Best Rap Performance.
Both Kanye and Jay-Z skipped the Grammy Awards, even though they released one of the year’s blockbuster albums, Watch the Throne.
Other notable winners included Chris Brown, who won a Grammy for best R&B album for F*A*M*E and Cee Lo Green, who won Traditional R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song for “Fool For You” with Hallim & Jack Splash.
Adele took home seven Grammy’s for her album 21 and the hit single “Rolling In The Deep,” making her the night’s most feted artist.
Drake introduced Nicki Minaj, who performed her single “Roman Holiday,” after losing in the Best New Artist category to Bon Iver.
A number of artists paid tribute to the late Whitney Houston, including Jennifer Hudson and LL Cool J, who eulogized the singer at the Grammy’s opening.
“Heavenly father, we thank you for sharing our sister Whitney with us,” LL said. “Today our thoughts are with her mother her daughter and all of her loved ones. Although she is gone too soon, we remain truly blessed to have been touched by her beautiful spirit and to have the legacy of her music to cherish and share forever.”