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Drake Wins 1st Grammy, Nas Comes Up Short… Again

The 12th time was a charm for Drake. The Toronto actor-turned-rapper finally won his first Grammy Award after having been nominated 9 times previously and losing out on two of this three nominations at last night’s Grammy Award ceremony, reports

Drake’s win was no sho0-in this year either. The Young Money phenom won out over the very tough competition of Nas’ Life Is Good, Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor II, The Roots’ Undun, Rick Ross’ God Forgives, I Don’t and 2 Chainz’ Based on a T.R.U. Story.

According to Rolling Stone, “Drake couldn’t have picked a better time to celebrate success: He released a video for his new song ‘Started From the Bottom’ last night to coincide with his first Grammy win, in best rap album, for his 2011 release Take Care.

Started From the Bottom is the first track the Canadian singer and rapper has released from his upcoming album, Nothing Was the Same. The video clip finds Drake bouncing in a white convertible in a blizzard, kicking back in a private jet and receiving a coveted promotion at work, where there’s a interlude while his friends hit on a customer in a low-cut top.

“It’s the second time Drake has collaborated on a video with Director X; they also worked together on his HYFR clip, which won best hip-hop video at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. Drake is recording Nothing Was the Same in Toronto and Los Angeles with producer Noah ’40’ Shebib. The album, his third, is due this summer.”

Nas, however, didn’t have the same lucky fate with the number 12. He also had his twelfth and thirteenth career nominations last night and still came up empty-handed. His best shot appeared to be his entry in the rap/duo category with the late Amy Winehouse. Grammy trophy or not, Nas’ 1994 debut classic Illmatic is still considered by many hip-hop cognoscenti to be the best hip-hop album of all time.



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  1. Marsha Barkley says:

    He was nominated 18 times. He said it on Chelsea Lately the other night

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