GRAMMY Awards Winners & Nominees for Best Rap Album

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Best Rap Album

 

63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2020)
 
winner
Nas, Hit-Boy, David Kim

King’s Disease

Hit-boy, producer; Mark "Exit" Goodchild, Hit-boy, David Kim & Gabriel Zardes, engineers/mixers

nominees

GRAMMYs

Black Habits

Freddie Gibbs
,
Alchemist
Jay Electronica

A Written Testimony

The Allegory

62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2019)
 
winner
GRAMMYs

Tyler, The Creator, producer; Neal H Pogue, Tyler, The Creator & Vic Wainstein, engineers/mixers

nominees

21 Savage

I Am > I Was

YBN Cordae

The Lost Boy

GRAMMYs

Revenge Of The Dreamers III

Meek Mill

Championships

61st Annual GRAMMY Awards (2018)
 
winner
Cardi B, Evan LaRay

Invasion Of Privacy

Leslie Brathwaite & Evan LaRay, engineers/mixers

nominees

Mac Miller

Swimming

Nipsey Hussle

Victory Lap

Terrence Thornton

Daytona

Travis Scott

Astroworld

60th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2017)
 
winner
Kendrick Lamar

Sounwave & Anthony "Topdawg" Tiffith, producers; Derek "MixedByAli" Ali, James "The White Black Man" Hunt & Matt Schaeffer, engineers/mixers

nominees

Rapsody

Laila's Wisdom

GRAMMYs

Flower Boy

Jay Z

4:44

Migos

Culture

59th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2016)
 
winner
Chancelor Bennett, Jeff Lane

Coloring Book

Jeff Lane, engineer/mixer

nominees

De La Soul

And The Anonymous Nobody

DJ Khaled

Major Key

Drake

Views

Schoolboy Q

Blank Face LP

Kanye West

The Life Of Pablo

58th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2015)
 
winner
Kendrick Lamar

To Pimp A Butterfly

nominees

Nicki Minaj

The Pinkprint

J. Cole

2014 Forest Hills Drive

Dr. Dre

Compton

Drake

If Youre Reading This Its Too Late

57th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2014)
 
winner
Eminem, GRAMMYs

The Marshall Mathers LP2

Tony Campana, Joe Strange & Mike Strange, engineers/mixers

nominees

Iggy Azalea

The New Classic

Childish Gambino

Because The Internet

Common

Nobody's Smiling

Schoolboy Q

Oxymoron

Cameron Thomaz

Blacc Hollywood

56th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2013)
 
winner
Ryan Lewis, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

The Heist

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, engineers/mixers

nominees

Kanye West

Yeezus

Drake

Nothing Was The Same

Jay Z

Magna Carta...Holy Grail

Kendrick Lamar

Good Kid, M.A.A.D City

55th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2012)
 
winner
Drake

Take Care

Noah "40" Shebib, producer; Noel "Gadget" Campbell & Noah "40" Shebib, engineers/mixers

nominees

Lupe Fiasco

Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1

Nas

Life Is Good

The Roots

Undun

Rick Ross

God Forgives, I Don't

Tauheed Epps

Based On A T.R.U. Story

54th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2011)
 
winner
Kanye West, Mike Dean

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Kanye West, producer; Andrew Dawson, Mike Dean, Noah Goldstein & Anthony Kilhoffer, engineers/mixers

nominees

Jay Z
,
Kanye West

Watch The Throne

Lil Wayne

Tha Carter IV

Lupe Fiasco

Lasers

Nicki Minaj

Pink Friday

53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2010)
 
winner
Eminem

Recovery

Eminem & Mike Strange, engineers/mixers

nominees

The Adventures Of Bobby Ray

Drake

Thank Me Later

Jay Z

The Blueprint 3

The Roots

How I Got Over

52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2009)
 
winner
Eminem, Dr. Dre

Relapse

Andre Young, producer; Mauricio "Veto" Iragorri, Michael Strange & Andre Young, engineers/mixers

nominees

Kamaal Fareed

The Renaissance

Common

Universal Mind Control

Flo Rida

R.O.O.T.S.

The Ecstatic

51st Annual GRAMMY Awards (2008)
 
winner
Lil Wayne

Tha Carter III

nominees

Jay Z

American Gangster

Lupe Fiasco

The Cool

Nas

Nas

T.I.

Paper Trail

50th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2007)
 
winner
Kanye West

Graduation

Kanye West, producer

nominees

T.I. vs T.I.P.

T.I.

Common

Finding Forever

Jay Z

Kingdom Come

Nas

Hip Hop Is Dead

49th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2006)
 
winner
Ludacris

Release Therapy

Joshua Monroy & Phil Tan, engineers/mixers

nominees

Lupe Fiasco

Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor

Pharrell Williams

In My Mind

The Roots

Game Theory

T.I.

King

48th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2005)
 
winner
Kanye West, Jon Brion, Mike Dean

Late Registration

Jon Brion & Kanye West, producers; Mike Dean, engineer/mixer

nominees

Encore

Eminem

The Massacre

50 Cent

Common

Be

The Cookbook

47th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2004)
 
winner
Kanye West, Manny Marroquin

The College Dropout

Kanye West, producer; Manny Marroquin, engineer/mixer

nominees

Beastie Boys

To The 5 Boroughs

Jay Z

The Black Album

LL Cool J

The Definition

Suit

Nelly

46th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2003)
 
winner
OutKast

Speakerboxxx/The Love Below

André 3000, producer; John Frye, engineer/mixer

nominees

Jay Z

The Blueprint² - The Gift & The Curse

The Roots

Phrenology

Under Construction

50 Cent

Get Rich Or Die Tryin'

45th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2002)
 
winner
Eminem

The Eminem Show

Eminem, producer; Steve King, engineer/mixer

nominees

Ludacris

Word Of Mouf

Mystikal

Tarantula

Nelly

Nellyville

Petey Pablo

Diary Of A Sinner: 1st Entry

44th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2001)
 
winner
OutKast

Stankonia

nominees

Ja Rule

Pain Is Love

Jay Z

The Blueprint

Ludacris

Back For The First Time

Eve

Scorpion

43rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2000)
 
winner
Eminem, Dr. Dre

The Marshall Mathers LP

Eminem, producer; Dr. Dre & Richard Huredia, engineers/mixers

nominees

DMX

...And Then There Was X (Album)

Nelly

Country Grammar (Album)

Dr. Dre

Dr. Dre - 2001 (Album)

Jay Z

Vol. 3...Life And Times Of S. Carter (Album)

42nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1999)
 
winner
Eminem

The Slim Shady LP

nominees

Trevor Smith, Jr.

E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event - The Final World Front) (Album)

Nas

I Am (Album)

The Roots

Things Fall Apart (Album)

41st Annual GRAMMY Awards (1998)
 
winner
Jay Z

Vol. 2...Hard Knock Life

nominees

Capital Punishment (Album)

Harlem World (Album)

Jermaine Dupri

Life In 1472 - The Original Soundtrack (Album)

A Tribe Called Quest

The Love Movement (Album)

40th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1997)
 
winner
P Diddy

No Way Out

Puff Daddy & The Family

nominees

Notorious B.I.G.

Life After Death (Album)

Wu-Tang Clan

Wu-Tang Forever (Album)

Wyclef Jean

Wyclef Jean Presents The Carnival (Album)

Wyclef Jean Featuring Refugee Allstars

39th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1996)
 
winner

The Score

nominees

2Pac

All Eyez On Me (Album)

A Tribe Called Quest

Beats, Rhymes And Life (Album)

Coolio

Gangsta's Paradise (Album)

LL Cool J

Mr. Smith (Album)

38th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1995)
 
winner
Naughty By Nature

Poverty's Paradise

nominees

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

E.1999 Eternal (Album)

Skee-Lo

I Wish (Album)

2Pac

Me Against The World (Album)

Ol' Dirty Bastard

Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version (Album)