And The GRAMMY Went To ... Kanye West

Inside the rapper's wins for "All Of The Lights"
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    Kanye West
March 09, 2012 -- 11:25 am PST

(In the coming weeks will feature information and video highlights on winners from the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards, held Feb. 12 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.)

Song: "All Of The Lights"

Artist: Kanye West

Won for: Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, Best Rap Song and Best Rap Album

Previous wins: West has 14 prior GRAMMY Awards, including three for Best Rap Album for The College Dropout (2004), Late Registration (2005) and Graduation (2007)

Did you know?: "All Of The Lights" is the highest-charting single from West's GRAMMY-winning Best Rap Album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. According to, 42 artists and musicians were enlisted to record the song, including two French horn players and more than 12 vocalists, including La Roux's Elly Jackson, Elton John (who also plays piano on the track), Kid Cudi, Fergie, and Rihanna. The song was co-written by Jeff Bhasker, Fergie, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter, and West, and also garnered a nomination for Song Of The Year.

West earned a fourth award at the 54th GRAMMYs for Best Rap Performance for "Otis" with Jay-Z, from the duo's GRAMMY-nominated collaborative effort, Watch The Throne. West's total GRAMMY wins stands at 18, the most for any rapper.

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