Kendrick Lamar, perhaps one of the most skilled rappers of all time, has earned numerous accolades since his arrival on the music scene in the 2010s. After releasing some popular mixtapes, he put out his first major label release, “Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City” (2012), according to AllMusic. The album proved to be a huge hit, both commercially and critically, earning Lamar an impressive seven Grammy Award nominations. While these nominations highlighted such impressive songs as “Swimming Pools (Drank)” and “Now or Never,” Lamar left the 56th Grammy Awards empty handed, per the Grammy Award website.

With 2015’s “To Pimp a Butterfly,” Lamar nearly swept every Grammy Award category that he was nominated in. He won Best Rap Album, Best Rap Performance, and Best Rap Song for “Alright,” and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “These Walls.” Lamar walked off with another win for Best Music Video for “Bad Blood” with Taylor Swift.