Nas Wins His First Grammy for Best Rap Album

After 14 nominations, Nas picked up the win for the first time over fellow nominees Jay Electronica, Freddie Gibbs, Royce 5’9″, and D Smoke

 MAR 14 2021

  • RAP

Nas has won Best Rap Album—his first ever Grammy Award—at the 2021 Grammys. The rap veteran’s 13th studio album King’s Disease beat out works by D Smoke (Black Habits), Jay Electronica (A Written Testimony), Freddie Gibbs and the Alchemist (Alfredo), and Royce 5’9″ (The Allegory) for the honor.

Nas has been nominated for a Grammy 14 times in total. He was first nominated in 1996 when “If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)” lost in the Best Rap Solo performance category. Last year, Nas performed at the Grammys with Lil Nas X.

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