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List of awards and nominations received by Kendrick Lamar

American rapper Kendrick Lamar has won 45 awards from 135 nominations, including 7 Grammy Awards and the ASCAP Vanguard Award for his work as a composer. In 2015, Lamar received the California State Senate's Generational Icon Award from State Senator Isadore Hall III (DCompton) who represents California's 35th district.[1]

Kendrick Lamar awards and nominations

Lamar performing in 2013
Totals
Awards won 51
Nominations 143[a]

Lamar received a total of seven nominations at the 2014 Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year. A year later, at the 2015 Grammy Awards, he won Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance for his song "i". Lamar received his second Album of the Year nomination for the 58th Grammy Awards, also leading the list with 11 categories.[2] For the latter, he became the rapper with the most nominations in a single night.[3] At the ceremony, Lamar won five awards, including Best Rap Album for To Pimp a Butterfly, Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance for "Alright", and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "These Walls".

Contents

American Music AwardsEdit

Created by Dick Clark in 1973, the American Music Awards is an annual music awards ceremony and one of several major annual American music awards shows. Kendrick Lamar has received two nominations.

Year Nominee/work Award Result Ref.
2013 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album Nominated [4]
2015 "Bad Blood" (with Taylor Swift) Collaboration of the Year Nominated [5]

ASCAPEdit

The ASCAP Awards are held by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers to honor its top members.

ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music AwardsEdit

Year Nominee/work Award Result Ref.
2013 Himself Vanguard Award Won [6]
2014 "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe" Award Winning R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Won [7]
"Fuckin' Problems" Won
"Give It 2 U" Won
"Poetic Justice" Won
"Swimming Pools (Drank)" Won
"Fuckin' Problems" Award Winning Rap Songs Won [8]
"Swimming Pools (Drank)" Won

ASCAP Pop Music AwardsEdit

Year Nominee/work Award Result Ref.
2016 "Bad Blood" (with Taylor Swift) Most Performed Songs Won [9]

BET AwardsEdit

The BET Awards were established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television (BET) network to celebrate African Americans in music, acting, sports and other fields of entertainment. The awards are presented annually and broadcast live on BET.[10] Kendrick Lamar has won four awards from eleven nominations.

Year Nominee/work Award Result Ref.
2013 Himself Best New Artist Won [11]
Best Male Hip-Hop Artist Won
"Fuckin' Problems" (with ASAP Rocky, Drake and 2 Chainz) Best Collaboration Won
Viewer's Choice Nominated
Video of the Year Nominated
"Poetic Justice" (with Drake) Nominated
Best Collaboration Nominated
"Swimming Pools (Drank)" Viewer's Choice Nominated
2014 Himself Best Male Hip Hop Artist Nominated [12]
2015 Won [13]
"i" Viewer's Choice Nominated
2016 "Alright" Video of the Year Nominated
Himself Best Male Hip-Hop Artist Nominated
2017 "Freedom" (with Beyoncé) Best Collaboration Nominated [14]
Himself Best Male Hip-Hop Artist Won

BET Hip Hop AwardsEdit

The BET Hip Hop Awards are hosted annually by BET for hip hop performers, producers and music video directors. Kendrick Lamar has won fourteen awards from twenty six nominations.

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2011 Section.80 Best Mixtape Nominated
2012 Himself Lyricist of the Year Won
2013 Won
Best Hip-Hop Style Nominated
Best Live Performer Nominated
Hustler of the Year Nominated
MVP of the Year Won
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City Album of the Year Won
"Poetic Justice" Best Collabo, Duo or Group Nominated
"Fuckin' Problems" Won
Best Hip-Hop Video Nominated
Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse Won
People's Champ Award Nominated
"Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe" Nominated
Best Hip-Hop Video Nominated
2014 "Control" Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse Won
Himself Best Live Performer Nominated
Lyricist of the Year Won
2015 Won
Best Live Performer Nominated
MVP of the Year Nominated
To Pimp a Butterfly Album of the Year Nominated
"Alright" Best Hip Hop Video Won
Impact Track Won
"i" People's Champ Award Nominated
"Classic Man (Remix)" Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse Nominated
2016 "Freedom" Won
Himself Best Live Performer Won
Lyricist of the Year Won
MVP of the Year Nominated
2016 Hot Ticket Performer Pending
Lyricist of the Year Pending
MVP of the Year Pending
Hustler of the Year Pending
"HUMBLE." Best Hip Hop Video Pending
Impact Track Pending
"DNA." Pending
DAMN. Album of the Year Pending

Billboard Music AwardsEdit

The Billboard Music Award is an honor given by Billboard, a publication and music popularity chart covering the music business. Kendrick Lamar has received two nominations.

Year Nominee/work Award Result Ref.
2013 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City Top Rap Album Nominated [15]
2016 To Pimp a Butterfly Nominated [16]

Black Reel AwardsEdit

The Black Reel Awards annually recognize and celebrate the achievements of black people in feature, independent and television films. Lamar received one nomination.

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2015 "It's On Again" from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Best Original or Adapted Song Nominated

Brit AwardsEdit

The Brit Awards are the British Phonographic Industry's (BPI) annual pop music awards.[17] Lamar has received one nomination.

Year Nominee/work Award Result Ref.
2016 Kendrick Lamar International Male Solo Artist Nominated [18]

Grammy AwardsEdit

The Grammy Award are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States for outstanding achievements in the music industry. The awards were established in 1958. Kendrick Lamar has won seven awards out of twenty-two nominations.

Year Nominee/work Award Result Ref.
2014 Himself Best New Artist Nominated [19]
good kid, m.A.A.d city Album of the Year Nominated
Best Rap Album Nominated
"How Many Drinks?" (with Miguel) Best R&B Performance Nominated
"Now or Never" (with Mary J. Blige) Best Rap/Sung Collaboration Nominated
"Swimming Pools (Drank)" Best Rap Performance Nominated
"Fuckin' Problems" (with ASAP Rocky, Drake and 2 Chainz) Best Rap Song Nominated
2015 "i" Won [20]
Best Rap Performance Won
2016 "Alright" Won [2]
[21]
Song of the Year Nominated
Best Music Video Nominated
Best Rap Song Won
"All Day" (as writer) Nominated
"These Walls" (with Bilal, Anna Wise and Thundercat) Best Rap/Sung Collaboration Won
"Never Catch Me" (with Flying Lotus) Best Dance Recording Nominated
"Bad Blood" (with Taylor Swift) Best Pop Duo/Group Performance Nominated
Best Music Video Won
To Pimp a Butterfly Best Rap Album Won
Album of the Year Nominated
2017 Lemonade (as featured artist) Nominated [22]
[23]
"Freedom" (with Beyoncé) Best Rap/Sung Performance Nominated

iHeartRadio Music AwardsEdit

The iHeartRadio Music Awards is an international music awards show founded by iHeartRadio in 2014.[24]

Year Nominee/work Award Result Ref.
2016 "Bad Blood" (with Taylor Swift) Best Collaboration Nominated [25]

MTV AwardsEdit

MTV Video Music AwardsEdit

The MTV Video Music Awards were established in 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top music videos of the year. Kendrick Lamar has been nominated fourteen times, winning seven.

Year Nominee/work Award Result Ref.
2013 "Swimming Pools (Drank)" Best Hip-Hop Video Nominated [26]
Best Male Video Nominated
2015 "Alright" Video of the Year Nominated [27]
Best Male Video Nominated
Best Hip-Hop Video Nominated
Best Direction Won
2017 "Humble" Video of the Year Won [28]
Best Hip Hop Video Won
Best Cinematography Won
Best Direction Won
Best Art Direction Won
Best Visual Effects Won
Best Choreography Nominated
Kendrick Lamar Artist of the Year Nominated

MTV Europe Music AwardsEdit

The MTV Europe Music Awards were established in 1994 by MTV Europe. Kendrick Lamar has been nominated six times.

Year Nominee/work Award Result Ref.
2015 "Bad Blood" (with Taylor Swift) Best Song Won [29]
Best Video Nominated
Best Collaboration Nominated
"Alright" Best Video Nominated
Himself Best Hip-Hop Nominated
Best US Act Nominated

MTV Video Music Awards JapanEdit

The MTV Video Music Awards Japan is the Japanese version of the American Video Music Awards. Kendrick Lamar has received one award from two nominations.

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2013 "Fuckin' Problems" (with ASAP Rocky, Drake and 2 Chainz) Best Hip-Hop Video Won
"Swimming Pools (Drank)" Nominated

mtvU Woodie AwardsEdit

mtvU, a division of MTV Networks owned by Viacom, broadcasts a 24-hour television channel available on more than 750 college and university campuses across the United States.[30] mtvU holds an annual awards show, the mtvU Woodie Awards,[31] in which winners are determined by online voting.[32] Kendrick Lamar has been nominated twice.

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2012 "Y.H.N.I.C" Breaking Woodie Nominated
2013 Himself Woodie of the Year Nominated

MOBO AwardsEdit

The MOBO Awards were established in 1996 by Kanya King to recognize artists on ethnicity or nationality in black music in the United Kingdom.

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2013 Himself International Artist Won
2015 To Pimp A Butterfly Best International Album Nominated

NAACP Image AwardsEdit

An NAACP Image Award is an accolade presented by the American National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to honor outstanding people of color in film, television, music, and literature.

Year Nominee/work Award Result Ref.
2015 Himself Outstanding Male Artist Nominated [33]
"i" Outstanding Music Video Nominated
Outstanding Song Nominated
2016 Himself Outstanding Male Artist Nominated [34]

Nickelodeon Kids' Choice AwardsEdit

The Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards are annual award shows launched by Nickelodeon. Lamar has received two nominations.

Year Nominee/work Award Result Ref.
2016 "Bad Blood" (with Taylor Swift) Favorite Song of the Year Nominated [35]
Favorite Collaboration Nominated

NME AwardsEdit

The NME Awards were created by the NME magazine and was first held in 1953.[36] Lamar has received two nominations.

Year Nominee/work Award Result Ref.
2016 Kendrick Lamar Best International Solo Artist Nominated [37]
To Pimp a Butterfly Best Album Nominated

People's Choice AwardsEdit

The People's Choice Awards are presented annually by Procter & Gamble.[38] Lamar has received two nominations.

Year Nominee/work Award Result Ref.
2016 Himself Favorite Hip-Hop Artist Nominated [39]
"Bad Blood" (with Taylor Swift) Favorite Song Nominated
2017 Himself Favorite Hip-Hop Artist Nominated [40]

Spike Video Game AwardsEdit

The Spike Video Game Awards (also known as the VGAs, and the VGX in its final year) were an annual award show hosted by Spike TV between 2003 and 2013 (a decade long run) that recognized the best computer and video games of the year. Kendrick Lamar was nominated for Best Song in A Game for "A.D.H.D." featured on Grand Theft Auto V.

Year Nominee/work Award Result Ref.
2013 "A.D.H.D." Best Song in A Game Nominated [41]

Soul Train Music AwardsEdit

The Soul Train Music Awards is an annual award show aired in national broadcast syndication that honors the best in African American music and entertainment established in 1987. Kendrick Lamar has won twice from eight nominations.

Year Nominee/work Award Result Ref.
2013 Himself Best New Artist Nominated [42]
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City Album of the Year Won
"How Many Drinks?" (with. Miguel) Best Collaboration Nominated
"Poetic Justice" (feat. Drake) Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year Nominated
Song of the Year Nominated
Video of the Year Nominated
2015 "Alright" Best Hip Hop Song of the Year Won [43]
Video of the Year Nominated

Teen Choice AwardsEdit

The Teen Choice Awards were established in 1999 to honor the year's biggest achievements in music, movies, sports and television, being voted by young people aged between 13 and 19. Lamar has won twice.

Year Nominee/work Award Result Ref.
2015 Choice Music: Break-Up Song "Bad Blood" (with Taylor Swift) Won [44]
Choice Summer Song Nominated
Choice Music: Collaboration Won
2017 Choice Music: R&B/Hip-Hop Artist Himself Nominated [45]

Webby AwardsEdit

The Webby Awards is an awards show which honors websites, interactive advertising, online film & video and mobile content.

Year Nominee/work Award Result Ref.
2017 "Swimming Pools (Drank)" (Film & Video) Best Video Remixes/Mashups Won [46]

YouTube Music AwardsEdit

The YouTube Music Awards is an awards show presented by YouTube to honor the best in the music video medium.

Year Nominee/work Award Result Ref.
2015 Himself 50 artists to watch Won [47]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Awards in certain categories do not have prior nominations and only winners are announced by the jury. For simplification and to avoid errors, each award in this list has been presumed to have had a prior nomination.

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