Los Angeles, CA – As the 61st Annual Grammy Awards ceremony will get underway, the Recording Academy has already handed out just a few of the gilded trophies.
In addition to awarding Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s joint album EVERYTHING IS LOVE with the Best Urban Contemporary Album trophy, the Recording Academy has introduced Kendrick Lamar, Future, Jay Rock, James Blake and Anderson .Paak have tied within the Best Rap Performance class.
“Congrats Best Rap Performance winner (TIE) – ‘King’s Dead’ @kendricklamar, @jayrock, @1future & @jamesblake AND ‘Bubblin’ @AndersonPaak #GRAMMYs,” the Grammy’s official Twitter account tweeted.
— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) February 10, 2019
This isn’t the primary time two artists have gained in the identical class — and certain gained’t be the final. According to a 2018 article from Parade, there have been 21 ties since 1959.
One of the newest was in 2016 within the Classic Solo Vocal Album class. However, it’s the primary time two Hip Hop artists have tied in a class.
Revisit the Grammy-winning songs under.