2006 Grammy Rap Winners

48th Grammy Awards - Hip-Hop Nominees and Winners

The 48th annual Grammy Awards were held on February 8, 2006 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. As always, hip-hop was well-represented with Kanye West, Jay-Z, Common, and others nabbing some prestigious awards. In case you missed the show, the About rap/hip-hop staff has compiled a list of all the nominees and winners in the genre. The winners are in bold type.

Best Rap Solo Performance
  • Common - Testify
  • Eminem - Mockingbird
  • 50 Cent - Disco Inferno
  • Ludacris - Number One Spot
  • T.I. - U Don't Know Me
  • Kanye West - Gold Digger
Best Rap Performance By Duo Or Group
  • The Black Eyed Peas - Don't Phunk With My Heart
  • Common Featuring The Last Poets - The Corner
  • Eminem Featuring Dr. Dre & 50 Cent - Encore
  • The Game Featuring 50 Cent - Hate It Or Love It
  • Ying Yang Twins - Wait (The Whisper Song)
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
  • Ciara Featuring Missy Elliott - 1,2 Step
  • Common Featuring Kanye West & John Legend - They Say
  • Destiny's Child Featuring T.I. & Lil Wayne - Soldier
  • Jay-Z Featuring Linkin Park - Numb/Encore
  • Gwen Stefani Featuring Eve - Rich Girl
Best Rap Song
  • Candy Shop - 50 Cent
  • Diamonds From Sierra Leone - Kanye West
  • Don't Phunk With My Heart - The Black Eyed Peas
  • Hate It or Love It - The Game featuring 50 Cent
  • Lose Control - Missy Elliott featuring Ciara & Fat Man Scoop
Best Rap Album
  • Be - Common (Geffen)
  • The Cookbook - Missy Elliott (Goldmind/Atlantic)
  • Encore - Eminem (Aftermath/Shady/Interscope Records)
  • The Massacre - 50 Cent (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope Records)
  • Late Registration - Kanye West (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam)