American Music Award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist

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The American Music Award for Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip Hop has been awarded since 1989. Years reflect the year during which the awards were presented, for works released in the previous year (until 2003 onward, when awards were handed out on November of the same year). The all-time winner in this category is Eminem with 4 wins, he is also the most nominated artist with 8 nominations.

Winners and nominees[edit]

1980s[edit]

Year Artist Ref
1989
(16th)
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince [1]
Run–D.M.C.
Salt-N-Pepa

1990s[edit]

Year Artist Ref
1990
(17th)
MC Hammer [2]
Eazy-E
Tone Lōc
1991
(18th)
MC Hammer [3]
Too Short
Vanilla Ice
1992
(19th)
MC Hammer [4]
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
N.W.A
1993
(20th)
Sir Mix-a-Lot [5]
Kris Kross
TLC
1994
(21st)
Dr. Dre [6]
Onyx
Tupac Shakur
1995
(22nd)
Snoop Dogg [7]
Salt-N-Pepa
Warren G
1996
(23rd)
Coolio [8]
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
Naughty by Nature
1997
(24th)
Tupac Shakur [9]
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
Coolio
1998
(25th)
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony [10]
Puff Daddy
Wu-Tang Clan
1999
(26th)
Master P [11]
Beastie Boys
Puff Daddy

2000s[edit]

Year Artist Ref
2000
(27th)
DMX [12]
Jay-Z
Juvenile
2001
(28th)
Dr. Dre [13]
DMX
Eminem
2002
(29th)
Nelly [14]
Ja Rule
Shaggy
2003
(30th)
Favorite Hip-Hop/R&B Male Artist [15]
Eminem
Ja Rule
Nelly
Favorite Hip-Hop/R&B Female Artist
Mary J. Blige
Ashanti
Jennifer Lopez
2003
(31st)
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Male Artist [16]
50 Cent
Eminem
Nelly
Sean Paul
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Female Artist
Missy Elliott
Eve
Lil' Kim
2004
(32nd)
Jay-Z [17]
Juvenile
Lil' Flip
Kanye West
2005
(33rd)
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Male Artist [18]
Eminem
50 Cent
Ludacris
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Female Artist
Missy Elliott
Lil' Kim
Trina
2006
(34th)
Eminem [19]
T.I.
Kanye West
2007
(35th)
T.I. [20]
Fabolous
Young Jeezy
2008
(36th)
Kanye West [21]
Flo Rida
Lil Wayne
2009
(37th)
Jay-Z [22]
Eminem
T.I.

2010s[edit]

Year Artist Ref
2010
(38th)
Eminem [23]
B.o.B
Drake
2011
(39th)
Nicki Minaj [24]
Lil Wayne
Kanye West
2012
(40th)
Nicki Minaj [25]
Drake
Tyga
2013
(41st)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis [26]
Jay-Z
Lil Wayne
2014
(42nd)
Iggy Azalea [27]
Drake
Eminem
2015
(43rd)
Nicki Minaj [28]
Drake
Fetty Wap
2016
(44th)
Drake [29]
Fetty Wap
Future
2017
(45th)
Drake [30]
Kendrick Lamar
Migos
2018
(46th)
Cardi B win
Drake
Post Malone

Category facts[edit]

Multiple Wins[edit]

Multiple Nominations[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "M. C. Hammer, Rap Win Big at American Music Awards". Associated Press. Los Angeles Times. January 29, 1991. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  4. ^ "1992 American Music Awards Winners". Awards and Winners. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  5. ^ "Jackson Wins 3 American Music Awards". Associated Press. Los Angeles Times. January 26, 1993. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  6. ^ "1994 American Music Awards Winners". Awards and Winners. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  7. ^ "Boyz II Men Tops American Music Awards". The Christian Science Monitor. February 1, 1995. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  8. ^ "Brooks turns down artist of year award". CNN. January 30, 1996. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  9. ^ "Slain Rapper Wins American Music Award". Associated Press. Los Angeles Times. January 28, 1997. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  10. ^ "Spice Girls Clean Up At American Music Awards". Rolling Stone. January 28, 1998. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
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  23. ^ "AMA 2010 Winners: The Full List". CBS News. June 5, 2012. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
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  25. ^ "American Music Awards 2012: The Complete Winners List". The Hollywood Reporter. November 18, 2012. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
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  28. ^ "American Music Awards 2015: Full Winners List". Variety. November 22, 2015. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
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