Kendrick Lamar Wins Best Rap Album for Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers at 2023 Grammys

Kendrick Lamar has won the 2023 Grammy Award for Best Rap Album with Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers. The rapper took home the award over fellow nominees Pusha T (It’s Almost Dry), Jack Harlow (Come Home the Kids Miss You), Future (I Never Liked You), and DJ Khaled (God Did).

Lamar has now won Best Rap Album thrice, having been victorious in the category in 2016 (To Pimp a Butterfly) and 2018 (Damn.); Lamar was also nominated at the 2014 Grammy Awards for Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, but infamously lost to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

Earlier tonight, Lamar’s single “The Heart Part 5” took home trophies for  Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song. The lost his Best Melodic Rap Performance nod (for “Die Hard” with Blxst and Amanda Reifer) to Future, Drake, and Tems, who earned the accolade for their track “Wait for U.”

Lamar was the most-nominated male artist at the 2023 Grammy Awards, securing eight total nods. Only Beyoncé and her nine nominations surpassed Lamar.

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