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Nas Wins 1st Ever Grammy Award & More Results

LEGENDS & ICONS OF MUSIC - Kevin Douglas Article


The rap legend did it all except win a Grammy, but that Nas has all changed after winning his first gramophone for Best Rap Album at the 2021 Grammy Awards for his album King’s Disease, executive-produced by Hit-Boy.

The Staples Center in Los Angeles was the location for the 2021 version of the historic event in Los Angeles. Nas toppled D Smoke’s Black Habits, Freddie Gibbs and The Alchemist’s Alfredo, Jay Electronica’s A Written Testimony and Royce 5’9”’s The Allegory for the win.

COVID-19 protocols were set for this year’s event that had limited interaction. Tonight was also the 25th year of the “Best Rap Album” category being apart of the the Recording Academy. The first album to win this award was by Naughty by Nature in 1996. Since then, only two women have won in this category: Lauryn Hill for Fugees’ The Score in 1997, and Cardi B for Invasion of Privacy in 2019.

Kanye West‘s Jesus Is King album won the award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album, despite him peeing on one of his awards on social media last year.