Awards and Nominations

American Music Awards

Created by Dick Clark in 1973, the American Music Awards is an annual music awards ceremony and one of several major annual American music awards shows. Kendrick Lamar has one pending nomination.

Year Recipient Award Result
2013 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album Nominated

ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards

The ASCAP Awards are held by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Kendrick Lamar has won the award once.

Year Recipient Award Result
2013 Himself Vanguard Award Won

BET Awards

BET Awards

The BET Awards were 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.[1] Kendrick Lamar has won three awards from nine nominations.

Year Recipient Award Result
2013 Himself Best New Artist Won
Best Male Hip-Hop Artist Won
“Fuckin’ Problems” (with ASAP Rocky, Drake and 2 Chainz) Best Collaboration Won
Viewer’s Choice Nominated
Video of the Year Nominated
“Poetic Justice” (with Drake) Nominated
Best Collaboration Nominated
“Swimming Pools (Drank)” Viewer’s Choice Nominated
2014[2] Himself Best Male Hip Hop Artist Nominated

BET Hip Hop Awards

The BET Hip Hop Awards are hosted annually by BET for hip hop performers, producers and music video directors. Kendrick Lamar has won six awards from eighteen nominations.

Year Recipient Award Result
2011 Section.80 Best Mixtape Nominated
2012 Himself Lyricist of the Year Won
2013 Best Hip-Hop Style Nominated
Best Live Performer Nominated
Hustler of the Year Nominated
Lyricist of the Year Won
MVP of the Year Won
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City Album of the Year Won
“Fuckin’ Problems” Best Collabo, Duo or Group Won
Best Hip-Hop Video Nominated
Sweet 16 Won
People’s Champ Award Nominated
“Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe” Nominated
Best Hip-Hop Video Nominated
“Poetic Justice” Best Collabo, Duo or Group Nominated
2014 Himself Best Live Performer Nominated
Lyricist of the Year Won
“Control” Sweet 16 (Best Featured Verse) Won

Billboard Music Awards

The Billboard Music Award has been discontinued since 2007, but returned in 2011. Kendrick Lamar has received one nomination.

Year Recipient Award Result
2013 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City Top Rap Album Nominated

Grammy Awards

The Grammy Award are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States for outstanding achievements in the music industry. The awards were established in 1958. Kendrick Lamar has won 2 awards out of 9 nominations.

Year Recipient Award Result
2014 Himself Best New Artist Nominated
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City Album Of The Year Nominated
Best Rap Album Nominated
“How Many Drinks?” (with Miguel) Best R&B Performance Nominated
“Now or Never” (with Mary J. Blige) Best Rap/Sung Collaboration Nominated
“Swimming Pools (Drank)” Best Rap Performance Nominated
“Fuckin’ Problems” (with ASAP Rocky, Drake and 2 Chainz) Best Rap Song Nominated
2015 “i” Won
Best Rap Performance Won

MTV Awards

MTV Video Music Awards

The MTV Video Music Awards were established in 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top music videos of the year. Kendrick Lamar has been nominated three times.

Year Recipient Award Result
2013 “Fuckin’ Problems”(with ASAP Rocky, Drake and 2 Chainz) Best Hip-Hop Video Nominated
“Swimming Pools (Drank)” Nominated
Best Male Video Nominated

MTV Video Music Awards Japan

The MTV Video Music Awards Japan is the Japan version of the American VMA. Kendrick Lamar has received one award from two nominations.

Year Recipient Award Result
2013 “Fuckin’ Problems”(with ASAP Rocky, Drake and 2 Chainz) Best Hip-Hop Video Won
“Swimming Pools (Drank)” Nominated

mtvU Woodie Awards

mtvU, a division of MTV Networks owned by Viacom, broadcasts a 24-hour television channel available on more than 750 college and university campuses across the United States.[3] mtvU holds an annual awards show, the mtvU Woodie Awards,[4] in which winners are determined by online voting.[5] Kendrick Lamar has been nominated twice.

Year Recipient Award Result
2012 “Y.H.N.I.C” Breaking Woodie Nominated
2013 Himself Woodie of the Year Nominated

MOBO Awards[edit]

The MOBO Awards were established in 1996 by Kanya King to recognize artists on ethnicity or nationality in black music in the United Kingdom.

Year Recipient Award Result
2013 Himself International Artist Won

Soul Train Music Awards

The Soul Train Music Awards is an annual award show aired in national broadcast syndication that honors the best in African American music and entertainment established in 1987. Kendrick Lamar has won once from six nominations.

Year Recipient Award Result
2013 Himself Best New Artist Nominated
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City Album of the Year Won
“How Many Drinks?” (with. Miguel) Best Collaboration Nominated
“Poetic Justice” (feat. Drake) Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year Nominated
Song of the Year Nominated
Video of the Year Nominated

YouTube Music Awards

The YouTube Music Awards (commonly abbreviated as a YTMA) is an awards show presented by YouTube to honor the best in the music video medium. Kendrick Lamar has been nominated once.

Year Recipient Award Result
2013 Himself YouTube Breakthrough Nominated