The 61st Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was held on February 10, 2019, at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, United States and we saw some huge surprises during the ceremony.

Cardi B became the first ever female rapper to win Best Rap Album in Grammy’s history but that was the only award she received out of her five nominations.

Childish Gambino became the first rapper ever in Grammy history to win prestigious categories like Song Of The Year and Record of The Year.

Jay Z won Best Contemporary Album with Beyonce as The Carters and became a rapper with the most Grammy awards with 22, surpassing Kanye West with 21.

Drake won his forth ever Grammy award for Best Rap Song with “God’s Plan,” beating the likes of Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Future and Travis Scott. Still, Drake has the worst percentage of wins as he has won 4 out of his 42 nominations in total but the Toronto rapper had very powerful speech while accepting his award: “Look, if there is people who have regular jobs who are coming out in the rain, in the snow, spending their hard earned money to buy tickets to come to your shows, you do not need this right here. I promise you, you already won.”

Below we listed (updated) rappers with the most Grammys won and the number of Best Rap Album wins in the brackets (since Best Rap Album is the most prestigious award in the rap category).

List of rappers with the most Grammy wins

           (Best Rap Album wins in the brackets)

1. Jay Z – 22 Grammys (1 Best Rap Album); 

2. Kanye West – 21 Grammys (4 Best Rap Album);

3. Eminem – 15 Grammys (6 Best Rap Album);  

4. Kendrick Lamar – 13 Grammys (2 Best Rap Album); 

5. Lauryn Hill – 8 Grammys (1 Best Rap Album);

6. Dr. Dre – 7 Grammys (0 Best Rap Album);

7. Outkast – 6 Grammys (2 Best Rap Album);

8. Lil Wayne – 5 Grammys (1 Best Rap Album);

9. Childish Gambino – 5 Grammys (0 Best Rap Album);

10. Drake – 4 Grammys (1 Best Rap Album);

11. Macklemore – 4 Grammys (1 Best Rap Album);

12. Will Smith – 4 Grammys (0 Best Rap Album);

13. Chance The Rapper – 3 Grammys (1 Best Rap Album);

14. Diddy – 3 Grammys (1 Best Rap Album);

15. T.I. – 3 Grammys (0 Best Rap Album);

16. Ludacris – 3 Grammys (1 Best Rap Album);

17. Nelly – 3 Grammys (0 Best Rap Album).