Drake Wins First Grammy In Four Years
Despite having a longstanding beef with The Grammys, Drake won a Grammy this year. The rapper won for Best Melodic Rap Performance category with his feature on Future‘s “Wait For U,” alongside Tems. Kendrick Lamar’s “Die Hard,” DJ Khaled’s “Beautiful,” Jack Harlow’s “First Class” and Latto’s “Big Energy (Live) were among the nominees in the same category. This was one out of three nominations of the night.
Drake’s Other Grammy Nominations
Along with “Wait For U,” Drizzy was nominated for his feature in Jack Harlow’s “Churchill Downs” for Best Rap Song. Kendrick Lamar’s “The Heart Part 5” took home the trophy. He was also listed as a co-writer for Beyonce’s song “Heated” from Renaissance. It went on to win the award for Best Dance/Electronic Recording.
Drake last won a Grammy in 2019 for Best Rap Song for his song “God’s Plan” He now has a total of five grammy wins. Take Care won Best Rap Album in 2013 and “Hotline Bling” won both Best Rap Song and Best Rap/Sung Performance in 2017. Shortly after this win, he spoke with DJ Semetex on OVO Sound Radio, saying he felt “weird” after winning. “Even though ‘Hotline Bling’ is not a rap song…the only category they can manage to fit me in is a rap category,” he said. He added, “Maybe because I’ve rapped in the past or because I’m black, I can’t figure out why.”
Drake’s Beef With The Recording Academy
In 2021, Drake and former labelmate The Weeknd decided to no longer submit their music to the organization for consideration. The Weeknd was heavily snubbed after he received no nominations for his critically and commercially successful album After Hours. Last year, he pulled his music from consideration after receiving nominations for Certified Lover Boy and “Way 2 Sexy.” The Weeknd did not submit to any categories for his 2022 album Dawn FM.
Written By: Roy Lott