Five artists take home Best Rap Performance with a tie win at the 61st GRAMMY Awards.
Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future and James Blake tied with Anderson .Paak for Best Rap Performance at the 61st GRAMMY Awards, for “King’s Dead” from Black Panther: The Album and “Bubblin,” respectively. Jay Rock accepted the award.
The beat out Cardi B, Drake and Travis Scott (featuring Drake, Big Hawk and Swae Lee) for the award.
Lamar earned his first career GRAMMY nominations, including Best New Artist and Album Of The Year for Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, for 2013. He won his first career GRAMMYs for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for “I” for 2014. Lamar made his GRAMMY stage debut alongside Imagine Dragons at the 56th GRAMMYs, performing a mashup of his “m.A.A.d City” and their “Radioactive.”
Anderson .Paak, meanwhile, earned his first two career GRAMMY nominations for Best New Artist and Best Urban Contemporary Album for Malibu for 2016. He made his GRAMMY stage debut at the 59th GRAMMY Awards, performing a medley alongside A Tribe Called Quest, Consequence and Busta Rhymes.