And The GRAMMY Went To ... Drake
(In the coming weeks GRAMMY.com will feature information and video highlights on winners from the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards, held Feb. 10 in Los Angeles. Each installment will offer the winning or related video, and some pertinent, and not so pertinent, information about the track and the artists.)
Album: Take Care (iTunes>)
Won for: Best Rap Album
Previous wins: Drake has 10 prior GRAMMY nominations
Did you know?: This year marks Drake's first career GRAMMY win. His 10 prior GRAMMY nominations include a nod for Best New Artist in 2010. "HYFR (Hell Ya F***ing Right)" appears on Drake's 2011 GRAMMY-winning album Take Care, which reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The song, which features GRAMMY winner Lil Wayne, garnered a nomination for Best Rap Performance at the 55th GRAMMY Awards. Co-produced by a team of all-stars, including GRAMMY nominees Just Blaze, Gee Roberson, Matthew Samuels, and Noah "40" Shebib, and Lil Wayne, Take Care features collaborations with André 3000, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Rick Ross, and the Weekend. Take Care is the follow-up to Drake's 2010 GRAMMY-nominated Best Rap Album Thank Me Later.