It’s been a longtime coming.
About three decades after the release of his critically acclaimed debut album Illmatic, Nas finally wins a Grammy.
His 13th studio album King’s Disease won a Grammy for the Best Rap Album at the 63rd Grammy awards, beating D Smoke’s Black Habits, Freddie Gibbs and The Alchemist’s Alfredo, Jay Electronica’s A Written Testimony and Royce 5’9”’s The Allegory.
Produced entirely by Hit-Boy, King’s Disease debuted at number five on the US Billboard 200 with 47,000 album-equivalent units, of which 28,000 were pure album sales. The project featured guest appearances from Charlie Wilson, Big Sean, Lil Durk, Fivio Foreign, ASAP Ferg, Anderson .Paak and more.
Prior to winning the coveted golden gramophone at the 2021 Grammys, the veteran rapper, now 47-years old had been on a 24 year losing streak. Congrats Esco.
Other notable winners at this year’s ceremony includes Kanye West, Beyoncé, Burna Boy, Megan Thee Stallion, John Legend and more. Check out some of the winners of the categories that matters [to us] below.
Best Rap Album:
Nas – King’s Disease
Best Rap Performance:
Megan Thee Stallion – ‘Savage (Remix)’ (Feat. Beyonce)
Best R&B Album:
John Legend – Bigger Love
Best R&B Song:
Robert Glasper – ‘Better Than I Imagined’ (Feat. H.E.R.)
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album:
Kanye West – Jesus Is King
Best Music Video:
Beyonce – ‘BROWN SKIN GIRL’ (Feat. Blue Ivy, SAINt JHN & WizKid)
Global Music Album:
Burna Boy – ‘Twice As Tall’
Best New Artist
Megan The Stallion
Album Of The Year
Taylor Swift -‘Folklore’