List of Rappers Who Have Won an Oscar for “Best Original Song”



Traditionally, the Academy Awards don’t bestow Oscars on rappers, no matter what their contribution to the film industry. That changed first in 2003, when Eminem became the first-ever MC to take home the award for Best Original Song at the Academy’s annual showcase. Three years later, Three-6 Mafia again set a new mark, becoming the first hip-hop group to take home the same honor. Two years ago, Common and John Legend took home the award for their song “Glory,” from the motion picture Selma. Eminem remains the only solo hip-hop act who ever won the academy award.


See the list of winners below:


Rapper: Eminem;
Year: 2003;
Category: Best Original Song;
Winner: “Lose Yourself” from 8 Mile.




Rapper(s): Three-6 Mafia (DJ Paul, Frayser Boy, and Juicy J);
Year: 2006;
Category: Best Original Song;
Winner: “It’s Hard Out Here For A Pimp” from Hustle & Flow.




Rapper: Common;
Year: 2015;
Category: Best Original Song;
Winner: “Glory” with John Legend, from Selma.