List of awards and nominations received by Kid Cudi

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List of Kid Cudi's awards
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Kid Cudi at Santa Clara University in September 2009

Award Wins Nominations
American Music Awards
0 1
BET Awards
0 1
BET Hip Hop Awards
0 7
Beatport Music Awards
1 1
Grammy Awards
2 6
MTV Video Music Awards
0 6
mtvU Woodie Awards
0 1
Teen Choice Awards
0 1
Urban Music Awards
1 2
Totals
Awards won 4
Nominations 25

Kid Cudi (born Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi) is a two-time Grammy Award winning American rapper and actor from Shaker Heights, Ohio.[1][2] After the release of his debut mixtape, A Kid Named Cudi in July 2008, he soon became the protégé of fellow rapper and music producer Kanye West.[1] He has released two studio albums from the Dream On, GOOD Music and Universal Motown record labels: Man on the Moon: The End of Day (2009) and Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager on November 9, 2010.[2][3][4] In February 2011, Cudi announced that he was leaving Dream On to start his own record label.[3]

The release of Cudi's debut album and its lead single "Day 'n' Nite", led to his nomination for three Grammy Awards, an MTV Video Music Award (VMA), and other honors. During 2010 the rapper won a Beatport Music Award as well as an Urban Music Award. In 2011 he was nominated for an additional four VMAs, which he shared with West and Rihanna, and has been nominated for a total of twenty accolades.

American Music Awards[edit]

The American Music Awards are an annual awards show created by Dick Clark in 1973. Kid Cudi received one nomination.

Year Nominated work Award Result
2009 Kid Cudi New Artist of the Year Nominated

BET Awards[edit]

Established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television (BET) network to celebrate African Americans and other minorities in music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment, the awards are presented annually and broadcast live on BET. Cudi has been nominated once.[5]

Year Nominated work Award Result
2009[5] Kid Cudi BET Award for Best New Artist Nominated

BET Hip Hop Awards[edit]

The BET Hip Hop Awards for hip-hop performers, producers, and music video directors were established in 2006 and are hosted by the BET Hip-Hop network. Cudi has received seven nominations.[6][7]

Year Nominated work Award Result
2009[6] Day 'n' Nite BET Hip Hop Award for Track of the Year Nominated
Kid Cudi BET Hip Hop Award for Rookie of the Year Nominated
Day 'n' Nite BET Hip Hop Award for Best Hip Hop Video Nominated
Kid Cudi BET Hip Hop Award for Made-You-Look Nominated
Kid Cudi Artist of the Year Nominated
2011[7] "All of the Lights" (Kanye West featuring Kid Cudi and Rihanna) Best Hip-Hop Video Nominated
"All of the Lights" (Kanye West featuring Kid Cudi and Rihanna) Verizon People’s Champ Award (Viewers’ Choice) Nominated

Beatport Music Awards[edit]

With its nominees based solely on Beatport sales data, The Beatport Music Awards aim to recognize electronic music talent. Cudi has won one award from one nomination.[8]

Year Nominated work Award Result
2009[8] "Day 'n' Nite (Crookers Remix)" Beatport Music Awards for Best Indie Dance / Nu Disco track Won

Grammy Awards[edit]

The Grammy Awards are awarded annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States. Cudi has been nominated six times and won twice.[9]

Year Nominated Work Award Result
2010[9] "Day 'n' Nite" Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance Nominated
"Day 'n' Nite" Grammy Award for Best Rap Song Nominated
"Make Her Say" (featuring Common and Kanye West) Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group Nominated
2012 "All of the Lights" (with Kanye West, Rihanna and Fergie) Grammy Award for Song of the Year Nominated
Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration Won
Grammy Award for Best Rap Song Won

MTV Video Music Awards[edit]

The MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) were established in 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top music videos of the year. Cudi has been nominated six times.[10][11][12]

Year Nominated work Award Result
2009[10] "Day 'n' Nite" MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist Nominated
2010[11] "Pursuit of Happiness" (featuring MGMT and Ratatat) MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Video Nominated
2011[12] "All of the Lights" (Kanye West featuring Kid Cudi and Rihanna) MTV Video Music Award for Best Collaboration Nominated
"All of the Lights" (Kanye West featuring Kid Cudi and Rihanna) MTV Video Music Award for Best Editing Nominated
"All of the Lights" (Kanye West featuring Kid Cudi and Rihanna) MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Video Nominated
"All of the Lights" (Kanye West featuring Kid Cudi and Rihanna) MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video Nominated

mtvU Woodie Awards[edit]

A a division of Viacom's MTV Networks, the channel mtvU has hosted its own awards show named mtvU Woodie Awards since 2006. He has been nominated once.[13]

Year Nominated Work Award Result
2009[13] "Day 'n' Nite Best Video Woodie Nominated

Teen Choice Awards[edit]

Presented annually by Fox Broadcasting Company since 1999, the Teen Choice Awards honors the year's biggest achievements in fields such as movies, music, television and fashion and is viewer-voted. The rapper has received a single nomination.[14]

Year Nominated Work Award Result
2009[14] Kid Cudi Choice Music: Breakout Artist Nominated

Urban Music Awards[edit]

The British Urban Music Awards were launched in 2003 to recognize the achievement of urban artists, producers, nightclubs, DJs, radio stations, and record labels.[15] Cudi has won one award from two nominations.[16]

Year Nominated Work Award Result
2009[16] Kid Cudi Urban Music Award for Best Male Act 2009 Nominated
"Day 'n' Nite" Urban Award for Best Single 2009 Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hoard, Christian (September 17, 2009), "Kid Cudi: Hip-Hop's Sensitive Soul", Rolling Stone (Wenner Media LLC) (1087): 40 
  2. ^ a b "Kid Cudi’s Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager Debuts to Critical Acclaim". Business Wire (Berkshire Hathaway). November 11, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Billboard Staff (February 28, 2011). "Kid Cudi Splits With Label and Managers, Starts New Label". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved June 18, 2011. 
  4. ^ Man on the Moon: The End of Day liner notes page 8 (2009).
  5. ^ a b "BET Awards 09 Best New Artist". Black Entertainment Television. Retrieved June 18, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b Greenblatt, Leah (September 17, 2009). "BET Hip Hop Award nominations announced; will top nominee Kanye show?". Entertainment Weekly. Time Warner Inc. Retrieved June 18, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "Lil Wayne, Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa Lead The 2011 BET Awards Nominations". Vibe. InterMedia Partners. Retrieved September 20, 2011. 
  8. ^ a b "Beatport Music Awards 2009". Beatport Music Awards. Retrieved June 18, 2011. 
  9. ^ a b "Nominees list for the 52 Grammy Awards". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). December 2, 2009. 
  10. ^ a b "2009 VMA Winners". MTV. Viacom. Retrieved June 18, 2011. 
  11. ^ a b "MTV Video Music Awards 2010". MTV. Viacom. Retrieved June 18, 2011. 
  12. ^ a b Anderson, Kyle (July 21, 2011). "Katy Perry, Adele, Kanye West lead 2011 MTV Video Music Awards nominations". Entertainment Weekly. Time Warner Inc. Retrieved July 24, 2011. 
  13. ^ a b "2009 Woodie Awards". MTV. Viacom. Retrieved July 24, 2011. 
  14. ^ a b "Teen Choice 2009 Nominees" (PDF). Teen Choice Awards. June 15, 2009. 
  15. ^ "The Urban Music Awards – About Us". Urban Music Awards. Retrieved June 18, 2011. 
  16. ^ a b "Urban Music Awards Awards". Urban Music Awards. May 2, 2009. Retrieved June 18, 2011. 

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