"I learned when I look in the mirror and tell my story that I should be myself and not peep whatever everybody is doing. … If I'm gonna tell a real story, I'm gonna start with my name."  - Kendrick Lamar

  • Born Kendrick Lamar Duckworth on June 17, 1987, in Compton, California
  • Kendrick Lamar broke through with his 2012 album, Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
  • Lamar earned his first career GRAMMY nominations, including Best New Artist and Album Of The Year for Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, for 2013. He won his first career GRAMMYs for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for "I" for 2014. Lamar made his GRAMMY stage debut alongside Imagine Dragons at the 56th GRAMMYs, performing a mashup of his "m.A.A.d City" and their "Radioactive."
  • Did you know? Lamar attended Centennial High School in Compton, the same school as Dr. Dre.
  • For the 58th GRAMMY Awards in 2016, Lamar shot a short film with The Recording Academy celebrating his hometown of Compton and his GRAMMY-winning song, "Alright."
  • Lamar has donated to Compton-area school districts to support their extracurricular, music and afterschool programs.

 

Kendrick Lamar

"I learned when I look in the mirror and tell my story that I should be myself and not peep whatever everybody is doing. … If I'm gonna tell a real story, I'm gonna start with my name."  - Kendrick Lamar

  • Born Kendrick Lamar Duckworth on June 17, 1987, in Compton, California
  • Kendrick Lamar broke through with his 2012 album, Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
  • Lamar earned his first career GRAMMY nominations, including Best New Artist and Album Of The Year for Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, for 2013. He won his first career GRAMMYs for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for "I" for 2014. Lamar made his GRAMMY stage debut alongside Imagine Dragons at the 56th GRAMMYs, performing a mashup of his "m.A.A.d City" and their "Radioactive."
  • Did you know? Lamar attended Centennial High School in Compton, the same school as Dr. Dre.
  • For the 58th GRAMMY Awards in 2016, Lamar shot a short film with The Recording Academy celebrating his hometown of Compton and his GRAMMY-winning song, "Alright."
  • Lamar has donated to Compton-area school districts to support their extracurricular, music and afterschool programs.

 

GRAMMY Award Results for Kendrick Lamar

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Nominations
Album Of The Year
Lemonade
Best Rap/Sung Performance
Freedom
 
Wins
Best Rap Performance
Alright
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
These Walls
Best Rap Song
Alright
Best Rap Album
To Pimp A Butterfly
Best Music Video
Bad Blood
Nominations
Album Of The Year
To Pimp A Butterfly
Song Of The Year
Alright
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Bad Blood
Best Dance Recording
Never Catch Me
Best Rap Song
All Day
Best Music Video
Alright
 
Wins
Best Rap Performance
I
Best Rap Song
I
 
Nominations
Album Of The Year
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
Best New Artist
Best R&B Performance
How Many Drinks?
Best Rap Performance
Swimming Pools (Drank)
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Now Or Never
Best Rap Song
F***in' Problems
Best Rap Album
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City