Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance
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As of 2012, The award was permanently discontinued due to a major overhaul of Grammy categories. Since 2012, all solo and duo/group rap performances has been shifted to the revived Best Rap Performance category.
Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were presented, for works released from October a year and a half prior to September the previous year.
|1991||MC Hammer||"U Can't Touch This"|
|1992||LL Cool J||"Mama Said Knock You Out"|
|1993||Sir Mix-a-Lot||"Baby Got Back"|
|1994||Dr. Dre||"Let Me Ride"|
|1996||Coolio featuring L.V.||"Gangsta's Paradise"|
|1997||LL Cool J featuring Boyz II Men||"Hey Lover"|
|1998||Will Smith||"Men in Black"|
|1999||Will Smith||"Gettin' Jiggy wit It"|
|2000||Eminem||"My Name Is"|
|2001||Eminem||"The Real Slim Shady"|
|2002||Missy Elliott||"Get Ur Freak On"|
|2003||Missy Elliott||"Scream a.k.a. Itchin'"|
|Nelly||"Hot in Herre"|
|2004||Missy Elliott||"Work It'"|
|2006||Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx||"Gold Digger"|
|2007||T.I.||"What You Know"|
|2009||Lil Wayne||"A Milli"|
|2010||Jay-Z||"D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)"|
^[I] Each year is linked to the article about the Grammy Awards held that year.
- Most wins in this category (including male & female solo wins)
- Most nominations in this category (Including Male & Female Solo Nominations)
- Most nominations without a win
- "Grammy Awards 2011: Winners and nominees for 53rd Grammy Awards". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles Times. 2011. Retrieved November 5, 2016.