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 (D–Compton) who represents California's 35th district.
Kendrick Lamar awards and nominations
Lamar performing in 2013
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. For the latter, he became the rapper with the most nominations in a single night. 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".
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.
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. Kendrick Lamar has won four awards from eleven nominations.
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.
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.
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.
iHeartRadio Music 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.
MTV Europe Music AwardsEdit
The MTV Europe Music Awards were established in 1994 by MTV Europe. Kendrick Lamar has been nominated six times.
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.
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. mtvU holds an annual awards show, the mtvU Woodie Awards, in which winners are determined by online voting. Kendrick Lamar has been nominated twice.
The MOBO Awards were established in 1996 by Kanya King to recognize artists on ethnicity or nationality in black music in the United Kingdom.
NAACP Image AwardsEdit
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice AwardsEdit
The NME Awards were created by the NME magazine and was first held in 1953. Lamar has received two nominations.
People's Choice AwardsEdit
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.
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.
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.
The Webby Awards is an awards show which honors websites, interactive advertising, online film & video and mobile content.
YouTube Music AwardsEdit
The YouTube Music Awards is an awards show presented by YouTube to honor the best in the music video medium.
- ^ 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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