"The impact of a conscious artist is necessary, and it ripples through the world."

  • Born Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr. March 13, 1972, in Chicago, Illinois
  • Common debuted in 1992 with "Take It EZ," which reached No. 5 on the Billboard Hot Rap Singles chart. His second album, Resurrection, introduced him to an audience beyond his native Chicago and is considered a hip-hop classic.
  • Common won his first career GRAMMY for Best R&B Song as a songwriter on his collaboration with Erykah Badu for "Love Of My Life (An Ode To Hip-Hop)" for 2002. The rapper performed "Glory" with John Legend at the 57th GRAMMY Awards in 2015, his GRAMMY stage debut.
  • The rapper went by Common Sense until 1995. 
  • The rapper's Common Ground Foundation aids and empowers youth in underserved urban communities. He has also appeared in advertisements for PETA and supports HIV/AIDS awareness.

 

Common

"The impact of a conscious artist is necessary, and it ripples through the world."

  • Born Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr. March 13, 1972, in Chicago, Illinois
  • Common debuted in 1992 with "Take It EZ," which reached No. 5 on the Billboard Hot Rap Singles chart. His second album, Resurrection, introduced him to an audience beyond his native Chicago and is considered a hip-hop classic.
  • Common won his first career GRAMMY for Best R&B Song as a songwriter on his collaboration with Erykah Badu for "Love Of My Life (An Ode To Hip-Hop)" for 2002. The rapper performed "Glory" with John Legend at the 57th GRAMMY Awards in 2015, his GRAMMY stage debut.
  • The rapper went by Common Sense until 1995. 
  • The rapper's Common Ground Foundation aids and empowers youth in underserved urban communities. He has also appeared in advertisements for PETA and supports HIV/AIDS awareness.

 

GRAMMY Award Results for Common

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Nominations
Best Song Written For Visual Media
Stand Up For Something
 
Wins
Best Song Written For Visual Media
Glory
Nominations
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Glory
Best Rap Song
Glory
 
Nominations
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Blak Majik
Best Rap Album
Nobody's Smiling
 
Nominations
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Wake Up Everybody
 
Nominations
Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group
Make Her Say
Best Rap Album
Universal Mind Control
 
Wins
Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group
Southside
Nominations
Best Rap Solo Performance
The People
Best Rap Album
Finding Forever
 
Nominations
Best Rap Solo Performance
Testify
Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group
The Corner
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
They Say
Best Rap Album
Be
 
Wins
Best R&B Song
Love Of My Life (An Ode To Hip Hop)
Nominations
Best Urban/Alternative Performance
Love Of My Life (An Ode To Hip Hop)
Best Song Written For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
Love Of My Life - An Ode To Hip Hop (From Brown Sugar)
 
Nominations
Best Rap Solo Performance
The Light