How Many Grammys Does Kendrick Lamar Have?

Kendrick Lamar, perhaps one of the most skilled rappers of all time, has earned numerous accolades since his arrival on the music scene in the 2010s. After releasing some popular mixtapes, he put out his first major label release, "Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City" (2012), according to AllMusic. The album proved to be a huge hit, both commercially and critically, earning Lamar an impressive seven Grammy Award nominations. While these nominations highlighted such impressive songs as "Swimming Pools (Drank)" and "Now or Never," Lamar left the 56th Grammy Awards empty handed, per the Grammy Award website.

With 2015's "To Pimp a Butterfly," Lamar nearly swept every Grammy Award category that he was nominated in. He won Best Rap Album, Best Rap Performance, and Best Rap Song for "Alright," and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "These Walls." Lamar walked off with another win for Best Music Video for "Bad Blood" with Taylor Swift.

Kendrick Lamar continues to win big

Lamar reached ever greater heights with his next album, "DAMN." Released in 2017, the record helped Lamar make history. He became the first non-classical or jazz musician to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music, per Billboard. The Grammy Awards also showered him with lots of love as well. Lamar took home five top honors at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, including Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance for "HUMBLE."

Moving in a cinematic direction, Lamar served as an executive producer on the "Black Panther" soundtrack (via The New York Times). He contributed numerous songs to the movie as well, including "All the Stars" with SZA and "King's Dead" with Jay Rock, Future, and James Blake. Both of these songs earned Grammy Award nominations as did the "Black Panther" soundtrack. This time around, Lamar only won one Grammy for Best Rap Performance for "King's Dead." And that brings Lamar's career Grammy Award total up to an amazing 13 wins.