American rapper, Nas wins his first Grammy award after 13 nominations in 25 years

Nasir Bin Jones who is better known by his professional name, Nas is a 47 year old American rapper.

The American rapper, 47, won his first ever Grammy win on Sunday, taking home the award for Best Rap Album for his 13th studio album, King’s Disease. Nas beat out fellow nominees D Smoke (Black Habits), Jay Electronica (A Written Testimony), Freddie Gibbs and the Alchemist (Alfredo), and Royce 5’9″ (The Allegory).

Nas received his first Grammy nomination in 1996 when his track, “If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)” was nominated, but lost, for Best Rap Solo Performance. Nas’ nom for King’s Disease was his 14th Grammy nod.

Nas was nominated for Best Rap Album in 1999, 2007, 2008, and 2012 for I Am, Hip Hop Is Dead, Untitled, and Life Is Good, respectively. In 2012 he also got nominated for his song “Daughters” (Best Rap Song, Best Rap Performance) and “Cherry Wine” with Amy Winehouse (Best Rap/Sung Collaboration).

Also, last year, he performed with Lil Nas X at the Grammys.

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