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GRAMMY Rewind: Jay-Z Gets A "Gold Sippy Cup" For His Daughter After Winning A GRAMMY For Best Rap/Sung Collaboration In 2014
Jay-Z at the 2014 GRAMMYs.

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GRAMMY Rewind: Jay-Z Gets A "Gold Sippy Cup" For His Daughter After Winning A GRAMMY For Best Rap/Sung Collaboration In 2014

When Jay-Z's and Justin Timberlake's song "Holy Grail" was named Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 2014 GRAMMYs, the rapper accepted the trophy with a sweet message for Blue Ivy.

GRAMMYs/Aug 5, 2022 - 05:02 pm

The 56th GRAMMY Awards marked a big night for Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake, both separately and together. Jay-Z walked into the ceremony with nine nominations, while Timberlake had seven nods. Moreover, they were nominated four times together: Twice for the Jay-led "Holy Grail" and twice for "Suit & Tie," helmed by Timberlake.

Both songs wound up getting some love on the GRAMMY stage that evening. "Suit & Tie" won Best Music Video, and "Holy Grail" took home the trophy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.

In this episode of GRAMMY Rewind, revisit the short-and-sweet acceptance speech Jay-Z gave as he received his trophy for "Holy Grail." The rapper offered his thanks to his co-writers, producers and every one who worked on the song with him — including Timberlake, who wasn't in attendance — and made special mention of his wife, Beyoncé, who watched proudly from the front row.

"I wanna thank God, I mean, a little bit for this award, but mostly for that, and all the universe conspiring and putting that beautiful light of a young lady in my life," Jay-Z said, gesturing toward Beyoncé.

He continued to keep his thoughts close to home as he wrapped up his speech, with a message for his daughter Blue Ivy, who had celebrated her 2nd birthday three weeks before the Jan. 26 show. "I wanna tell Blue that, 'Look, Daddy got a gold sippy cup for you,'" Jay-Z said with a smile before departing the stage. 

Jay-Z's two 2014 GRAMMY wins brought his total to 19. To date, Jay-Z has won 24 GRAMMYs and has received 83 nominations overall — the most GRAMMY nominations of all time. (Timberlake's GRAMMY tally is impressive, too: Justin Timberlake has won 10 GRAMMYs and has received 39 nominations overall.)

Press play on the video above to revisit this special moment in GRAMMY Awards history, and check back to GRAMMY.com every Friday for more episodes of GRAMMY Rewind. 

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And The GRAMMY Went To ... Jay Z
Jay Z

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And The GRAMMY Went To ... Jay Z

More on the rapper's two wins at the 56th GRAMMY Awards

GRAMMYs/Dec 3, 2014 - 05:06 am

(In the coming weeks GRAMMY.com will feature information and video highlights on winners from the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards, held Jan. 26 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: "Holy Grail" 

Artist: Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake

Won for: Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

Previous wins: Jay Z has 52 prior GRAMMY nominations and 17 prior GRAMMY wins. Timberlake has 28 prior nominations, including those with 'N Sync, and six prior wins.  

Did you know?: Jay Z led 56th GRAMMY nominations with nine. In addition to Best Rap/Sung Collaboration honors for "Holy Grail," Jay Z and Justin Timberlake also took home Best Music Video for "Suit & Tie." Jay Z has now won Best Rap/Sung Collaboration seven times in his career. He has the most GRAMMY wins this decade, winning nine so far. With 19 awards to date, Jay Z trails only Kanye West (21) as the rapper with the most GRAMMY wins. Jay Z and wife Beyoncé kicked off the 56th GRAMMY telecast with a performance of "Drunk In Love," a follow-up collaboration to their 2003 GRAMMY-winning hit "Crazy In Love."

GRAMMY Rewind: Watch Will Smith Dedicate His 1999 Best Rap Solo Performance GRAMMY To His Son

Will Smith at the 1999 GRAMMYs

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GRAMMY Rewind: Watch Will Smith Dedicate His 1999 Best Rap Solo Performance GRAMMY To His Son

In his acceptance speech, he offers thanks to his family and "the jiggiest wife in the world, Jada Pinkett Smith"

GRAMMYs/Sep 25, 2020 - 11:17 pm

Today, Sept. 25, we celebrate the birthday of the coolest dad—who else? Will Smith! For the latest episode of GRAMMY Rewind, we revisit the Fresh Prince's 1999 GRAMMY win for Best Rap Solo Performance for "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It."

In the below video, watch rappers Missy Elliott—donning white leather—and Foxy Brown present the GRAMMY to a stoked Smith, who also opted for an all-leather look. In his acceptance speech, he offers thanks to his family and "the jiggiest wife in the world, Jada Pinkett Smith." He dedicates the award to his eldest son, Trey Smith, joking that Trey's teacher said he (then just six years old) could improve his rhyming skills.

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The classic '90s track is from his 1997 debut studio album, Big Willie Style, which also features "Miami" and 1998 GRAMMY winner "Men In Black," from the film of the same name. The "Está Rico" rapper has won four GRAMMYs to date, earning his first back in 1989 GRAMMYs for "Parents Just Don't Understand," when he was 20 years old.

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GRAMMY Rewind: Watch Santana & Rob Thomas Self-Assuredly Win Record Of The Year For "Smooth" In 2000

Rob Thomas And Carlos Santana

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GRAMMY Rewind: Watch Santana & Rob Thomas Self-Assuredly Win Record Of The Year For "Smooth" In 2000

In the newest episode of GRAMMY Rewind, watch Santana and Rob Thomas win Record Of The Year at the 42nd GRAMMY Awards for "Smooth," the unlikely smash-hit pairing of the classic rock legend and Matchbox Twenty leader

GRAMMYs/Jul 30, 2021 - 06:56 pm

By all accounts, Santana's and Rob Thomas' 1999 megahit "Smooth" almost didn't happen. In its embryonic stages, Carlos Santana was skeptical of the tune; the AM-radio effect on Thomas's voice alone engendered its own smattering of arguments.

But in a quintessential lesson about why you should never, ever give up, "Smooth" became the second-biggest single of all time, second only to Chubby Checker's "The Twist." It also led to the 2000 GRAMMY Awards, where the unlikely pair won the GRAMMY for Record Of The Year.

In the newest episode of GRAMMY Rewind, revisit the moment 21 years ago when an unlikely gambit paid off in dividends, putting a feather in the cap of Matchbox Twenty's leader and landing a classic rocker back on the airwaves.

Check out the throwback GRAMMY moment above and click here to enjoy more episodes of GRAMMY Rewind.

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GRAMMY Rewind: Watch Celine Dion Win Record Of The Year For "My Heart Will Go On"

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GRAMMY Rewind: Watch Celine Dion Win Record Of The Year For "My Heart Will Go On"

Two decades before Billie Eilish's 2020 win, Celine Dion stepped onto the GRAMMY stage to take home Record Of The Year for her smash hit "My Heart Will Go On"

GRAMMYs/Feb 22, 2020 - 04:06 am

Long before Billie Eilish's 2020 Record Of The Year win, French-Canadian pop sensation Celine Dion stepped onto the GRAMMY stage to take home Record Of The Year for her smash hit "My Heart Will Go On."

It was 1999: two years after Dion's ballad was prominently featured in James Cameron's star-crossed epic "Titanic," a song placement that forever impacted the way music was used in film. The Canadian vocal powerhouse was up against the Goo Goo Dolls ("Iris"), Monica and Brandy ("The Boy Is Mine"), Madonna ("Ray Of Light") and Shania Twain ("You're Still The One").  

During her acceptance speech, it was only fitting that Dion, who took home the golden gramophone along with Walter Afanasieff, Simon Franglen and James Horner, thank the person who made her own heart, well, go on.

Watch the GRAMMY Rewind video above to hear Dion's speech, which thanked her late husband and manager, René Angélil.

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