Awards

Below is a list of all the awards Kanye West has won (and been nominated for) since the start of his career organized by year for your convenience.

2012

Won Grammy Award

category Best Rap Album
for “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”

2012

Won Grammy Award

category Best Rap Song
for “Otis”

shared with Jay-Z

2012

Won Grammy Award

category Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
for “All of the Lights”

shared with Rihanna; Kid Cudi; Stacy Ferguson

2012

Got nomination for Grammy Award

category Song of the Year
for “All of the Lights”

shared with Jeff Bhasker; Malik Jones; Warren Trotter

2012

Got nomination for Grammy Award

category Best Rap Performance
for “Otis”

shared with Jay-Z

2012

Got nomination for Grammy Award

category Best Rap Song
for “All of the Lights”

shared with Jeff Bhasker; Malik Jones; Warren Trotter; Stacy Ferguson

2012

Got nomination for Grammy Award

category Best Rap Album
for “Watch the Throne”

shared with Jay-Z

2011

Got nomination for American Music Award

category Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist

2011

Got nomination for American Music Award

category Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album
for “Watch the Throne”

shared with Jay-Z

2011

Won BET Award

category Best Male Hip Hop Artist

2011

Got nomination for BET Award

category Best Collaboration
for “All of the Lights”

shared with Rihanna

2011

Got nomination for BET Award

category Video Director of the Year
for “Runaway”

2011

Got nomination for BET Award

category Video of the Year
for “Runaway”

shared with Pusha T

2011

Won BET Hip-Hop Award

category CD of the Year
for “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”

2011

Got nomination for BET Hip-Hop Award

category Best Live Performer

2011

Got nomination for BET Hip-Hop Award

category Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style)

2011

Got nomination for BET Hip-Hop Award

category Hustler of the Year

2011

Got nomination for BET Hip-Hop Award

category Verizon People’s Champ Award (Viewers’ Choice)
for “All of the Lights”

shared with Rihanna

2011

Got nomination for BET Hip-Hop Award

category Lyricist of the Year

2011

Got nomination for BET Hip-Hop Award

category Video Director of the Year

2011

Got nomination for BET Hip-Hop Award

category Producer of the Year

shared with Emile, Jeff Bhasker, Mike Dean

2011

Got nomination for BET Hip-Hop Award

category MVP of the Year

2011

Got nomination for BET Hip-Hop Award

category Best Hip-Hop Video
for “All of the Lights”

shared with Rihanna

2011

Got nomination for Billboard Music Award

category Top Rap Album
for “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”

2011

Got nomination for Brit Award

category International Male Solo Artist

2011

Got nomination for Grammy Award

category Best Rap Solo Performance
for “Power”

2011

Got nomination for MTV Europe Music Award

category Best Male

2011

Got nomination for MTV Europe Music Award

category Best Hip Hop

shared with Jay-Z

2011

Got nomination for NAACP Image Award

category Outstanding Album
for “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”

2011

Got nomination for NAACP Image Award

category Outstanding Male Artist

2011

Won mtvU Woodie Award

category Left Field Woodie

2011

Got nomination for MuchMusic Video Award

category International Video of the Year – Artist
for “Runaway”

shared with Pusha T

2011

Won MTV Video Music Award

category Best Collaboration
for “E.T.”

shared with Katy Perry

2011

Got nomination for MTV Video Music Award

category Best Hip-Hop Video
for “All of the Lights”

shared with Rihanna, Kid Cudi

2011

Got nomination for MTV Video Music Award

category Best Male Video
for “All of the Lights”

shared with Rihanna, Kid Cudi

2011

Got nomination for MTV Video Music Award

category Best Collaboration
for “All of the Lights”

shared with Rihanna, Kid Cudi

2011

Won O Music Award

category Best Tweet

2011

Got nomination for O Music Award

category Innovative Artist

2011

Got nomination for O Music Award

category Must Follow Artist on Twitter

2011

Got nomination for Shockwaves NME Award

category Best Solo Artist

2011

Got nomination for Shockwaves NME Award

category Hero of the Year

2011

Got nomination for Shockwaves NME Award

category Best Band Blog or Twitter

2011

Got nomination for Soul Train Award

category Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year
for “All of the Lights”

2011

Got nomination for Soul Train Award

category Song
for “All of the Lights”

2011

Got nomination for Soul Train Award

category Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year
for “Otis”

shared with Jay-Z

2011

Got nomination for Soul Train Award

category Album of the Year
for “Watch the Throne”

shared with Jay-Z

2011

Got nomination for Teen Choice Award

category Choice Music: R&B/Hip-Hop Track
for “All of the Lights”

2011

Got nomination for Teen Choice Award

category Choice Music: R&B/Hip-Hop Artist

2010

Got nomination for BET Award

category Best Collaboration
for “Forever”

shared with Drake, Lil Wayne, Eminem

2010

Got nomination for Made You Look Award

2010

Got nomination for BET Hip-Hop Award

category Best Live Performance

2010

Got nomination for Brit Award

category The BRITs Hits 30
for “Gold Digger”

2010

Won Grammy Award

category Best Rap Song
for “Run This Town”

shared with Jay-Z, R. Fenty, M. Riddick, E. Wilson

2010

Won Grammy Award

category Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
for “Run This Town”

shared with Jay-Z, Rihanna

2010

Got nomination for Grammy Award

category Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
for “Knock You Down”

shared with Keri Hilson, Ne-Yo

2010

Got nomination for Grammy Award

category Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
for “Make Her Say”

shared with Kid Cudi, Common

2010

Got nomination for Grammy Award

category Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
for “Amazing”

shared with Young Jeezy

2010

Got nomination for Grammy Award

category Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
for “Ego”

shared with Beyonce Knowles

2010

Got nomination for MTV Europe Music Award

category Best Hip-Hop

2010

Got nomination for MTV Europe Music Award

category Best Male

2010

Got nomination for NAACP Image Award

category Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration

shared with Jay-Z; Rihanna

2010

Won People’s Choice Award

category Favorite Music Collaboration
for “Run This Town”

shared with Jay-Z; Rihanna

2010

Won Shockwaves NME Award

category Villain of the Year

2009

Got nomination for BET Award

category Video of the Year
for “Heartless”

2009

Got nomination for BET Viewer’s Choice Award

for “Love Lockdown”

2009

Got nomination for BET Award

category Best Male Hip-Hop Artist

2009

Won Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style)

2009

Won BET Hip-Hop Award

category Producer of the Year

2009

Got nomination for BET Hip-Hop Award

category People’s Champ (Viewers Choice)
for “Amazing”

shared with Young Jeezy

2009

Got nomination for BET Hip-Hop Award

category Hustler of the Year

2009

Got nomination for BET Hip-Hop Award

category MVP of the Year

2009

Got nomination for BET Hip-Hop Award

category CD of the Year
for “808′s & Heartbreak”

2009

Got nomination for BET Hip-Hop Award

category Lyricist of the Year

2009

Got nomination for BET Hip-Hop Award

category Best Live Performer

2009

Won Brit Award

category International Male Solo Artist

2009

Won Grammy Award

category Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
for “Swagga Like Us”

shared with Jay-Z; Lil Wayne; T.I.

2009

Won Grammy Award

category Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
for “American Boy”

shared with Estelle

2009

Got nomination for Grammy Award

category Song of the Year
for “American Boy”

shared with William Adams; Keith Harris; Josh Lopez

2009

Got nomination for Grammy Award

category Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
for “Put On”

shared with Young Jeezy

2009

Got nomination for Grammy Award

category Best Rap Song
for “Swagga Like Us”

shared with Jay-Z; Lil Wayne; T.I.

2009

Got nomination for MOBO Award

category Best International Act

2009

Got nomination for MOBO Award

category Best Hip Hop Act

2009

Got nomination for MOBO Award

category Best Album
for “808s and Heartbreaks”

2009

Got nomination for MTV Europe Music Award

category Best Urban

2009

Got nomination for MTV Europe Music Award

category Best Male

2009

Got nomination for MTV Video Music Award

category Video of the Year
for “Love Lockdown”

2009

Got nomination for MTV Video Music Award

category Best Hip Hop Video
for “Love Lockdown”

2009

Got nomination for MTV Video Music Award

category Best Male Video
for “Love Lockdown”

2009

Got nomination for MuchMusic Video Award

category International Video of the Year – Artist
for “Heartless”

2009

Got nomination for NAACP Image Award

category Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration

shared with Estelle

2009

Got nomination for NAACP Image Award

category Outstanding Album
for “808 & Heartbreaks”

2009

Got nomination for NRJ Music Award

category International Group/Duo of the Year

shared with Estelle

2009

Got nomination for People’s Choice Award

category Favorite Hip-Hop Song
for “Good Life”

2009

Got nomination for People’s Choice Award

category Favorite Hip-Hop Song
for “Good Life”

2009

Won Soul Train Music Award

category Best Collaboration
for “Knock You Down”

shared with Keri Hilson, Ne-Yo

2009

Got nomination for Soul Train Music Award

category Album of the Year
for “808s and Heartbreak”

2009

Won Teen Choice Award

category Choice Music: Rap Artist

2009

Got nomination for Teen Choice Award

category Choice Red Carpet Icon – Male

2009

Got nomination for Teen Choice Award

category Choice Music Album Male Artist
for “808s and Heartbreak”

2009

Got nomination for Teen Choice Award

category Choice Music: Rap/Hip-Hop Track
for “Heartless”

2009

Got nomination for Teen Choice Award

category Choice Music: R&B Track
for “Love Lockdown”

2009

Got nomination for Teen Choice Award

category Choice Music: Artist

2008

Won American Music Award

category Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Male Artist

2008

Won American Music Award

category Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album
for “Graduation”

2008

Won BET Award

category Best Male Hip-Hop Artist

2008

Won BET Award

category Best Collaboration
for “Good Life”

shared with T-Pain

2008

Got nomination for BET Award

category Video of the Year
for “Good Life”

shared with T-Pain

2008

Won BET Hip-Hop Award

category Best Hip Hop Video
for “Good Life”

shared with T-Pain

2008

Won BET Hip-Hop Award

category Best Live Performer

2008

Got nomination for BET Hip-Hop Award

category Best Hip Hop Collabo
for “Good Life”

shared with T-Pain

2008

Got nomination for BET Hip-Hop Award

category Track of the Year
for “Good Life”

shared with T-Pain

2008

Got nomination for BET Hip-Hop Award

category Lyricist of the Year

2008

Got nomination for BET Hip-Hop Award

category MVP of the Year

2008

Got nomination for BET Hip-Hop Award

category CD of the Year
for “Graduation”

2008

Won Brit Award

category International Male Solo Artist

2008

Got nomination for ECHO Award

category International Hip-Hop/R&B Artist
for “Graduation”

2008

Won Grammy Award

category Best Rap Song
for “Good Life”

shared with A. Davis, T-Pain (songwriters)

2008

Won Grammy Award

category Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
for “Southside”

shared with Common

2008

Won Grammy Award

category Best Rap Solo Performance
for “Stronger”

2008

Won Grammy Award

category Best Rap Album
for “Graduation”

2008

Got nomination for Grammy Award

category Album of the Year
for “Graduation”

2008

Got nomination for Grammy Award

category Best Rap Song
for “Can’t Tell Me Nothing”

shared with A. Davis

2008

Got nomination for Grammy Award

category Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
for “Good Life”

shared with T-Pain

2008

Got nomination for Grammy Award

category Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
for “Better Than I’ve Ever Been”

shared with Nas; KRS-One

2008

Got nomination for MOBO Award

category Best International Act

2008

Won MTV Europe Music Award

category Ultimate Urban

2008

Got nomination for MTV Video Music Award

category Best Hip-Hop Video
for “Homecoming”

2008

Got nomination for MTV Video Music Award Japan

category Best Video of the Year
for “Stronger”

2008

Got nomination for MTV Video Music Award Japan

category Best Hip Hop Video
for “Stronger”

2008

Got nomination for mtvU Woodie Award

category Performing Woodie

2008

Got nomination for MuchMusic Video Award

category Best International Video – Artist
for “Stronger”

2008

Got nomination for NAACP Image Award

category Outstanding Album
for “Graduation”

2008

Got nomination for NAACP Image Award

category Outstanding Song
for “Stronger”

2008

Got nomination for NAACP Image Award

category Outstanding Music Video
for “Stronger”

2008

Got nomination for NAACP Image Award

category Outstanding Male Artist

2008

Got nomination for People’s Choice Award

category Favorite Hip-Hop Song
for “Stronger”

2008

Got nomination for Teen Choice Award

category Choice Music: Rap/Hip-Hop Track
for “Homecoming”

shared with Chris Martin

2008

Got nomination for Teen Choice Award

category Choice Music: Rap Artist

2008

Got nomination for Teen Choice Award

category Choice Music: Male Artist

2007

Won BET Hip-Hop Award

category Best Hip-Hop Video
for “Stronger”

2007

Won BET Hip-Hop Award

category Best Live Performance

2007

Got nomination for BET Hip-Hop Award

category Lyricist of the Year

2007

Got nomination for BET Hip-Hop Award

category Producer of the Year

2007

Got nomination for BET Hip-Hop Award

category MVP of the Year

2007

Got nomination for BET Hip-Hop Award

category Track of the Year
for “Can’t Tell Me Nothing”

2007

Won MOBO Award

category Best Video
for “Stronger”

2007

Won MOBO Award

category Best Hip – Hop

2007

Got nomination for MOBO Award

category Best International Act

2007

Got nomination for MTV Europe Music Award

category Video Star
for “Stronger”

2007

Got nomination for MTV Europe Music Award

category Ultimate Urban

2007

Got nomination for MTV Video Music Award

category Male Artist of the Year

2007

Got nomination for MTV Video Music Award

category Quadruple Threat of the Year

2007

Got nomination for MTV Video Music Award

category Video of the Year
for “Stronger”

2007

Got nomination for World Music Award

category World’s Best Selling Rap/Hip Hop Artist

2007

Got nomination for World Music Award

category World’s Best Selling Rap/Hip Hop Artist

2006

Got nomination for American Music Award

category Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist

2006

Got nomination for American Music Award

category Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Male Artist

2006

Won BET Award

category Video of the Year
for “Gold Digger”

shared with Jamie Foxx

2006

Won BET Award

category Best Duet/Collaboration
for “Gold Digger”

shared with Jamie Foxx

2006

Got nomination for BET Award

category Best Male Hip-Hop Artist

2006

Got nomination for BET Hip-Hop Award

category Hip-Hop CD of the Year
for “Late Registration”

2006

Got nomination for BET Hip-Hop Award

category Best Live Performer

2006

Got nomination for BET Hip-Hop Element Award

category Producer of the Year

2006

Won Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Award

category Top Rap Album
for “Late Registration”

2006

Won Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Award

category Hot Rap Track
for “Gold Digger”

shared with Jamie Foxx

2006

Got nomination for Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Award

category Top R&B/Hip-Hop Artist – Male

2006

Got nomination for Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Award

category Top R&B/Hip-Hop Artist

2006

Got nomination for Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Award

category Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Song
for “Gold Digger”

shared with Jamie Foxx

2006

Got nomination for Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Award

category Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album
for “Late Registration”

2006

Got nomination for Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Award

category Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Artist

2006

Won BMI Urban Award

category Producer of the Year

2006

Won Brit Award

category Best International Male Solo Artist

2006

Got nomination for Brit Award

category Best International Album
for “Late Registration”

2006

Won World Music Award

category World’s Best Rap/Hip-Hop Artist

2006

Won Grammy Award

category Best Rap Album
for “Late Registration”

2006

Won Grammy Award

category Best Rap Song
for “Diamonds From Sierra Leone”

shared with D. Harris

2006

Won Grammy Award

category Best Rap Solo Performance
for “Gold Digger”

2006

Got nomination for Grammy Award

category Record of the Year
for “Gold Digger”

2006

Got nomination for Grammy Award

category Best R&B Song
for “Unbreakable”

shared with Garry DeWayne Glenn; Alicia Keys; Harold Lily

2006

Got nomination for Grammy Award

category Album of the Year
for “Late Registration”

2006

Got nomination for Grammy Award

category Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
for “They Say”

shared with Common; John Legend

2006

Won International Dance Music Award

category Best Rap/Hip Hop Dance Track
for “Gold Digger”

shared with Jamie Foxx

2006

Won Meteor Ireland Music Award

category Best International Male

2006

Got nomination for MOBO Award

category Best Hip-Hop

2006

Got nomination for MOBO Award

category Best International Male

 2006

Got nomination for MTV Asia Award

category Favourite Male Artist

2006

Got nomination for MTV Asia Award

category Favourite Video
for “Gold Digger”

2006

Got nomination for MTV Australia Video Music Award

category Best Male Artist
for “Gold Digger”

shared with Jamie Foxx

2006

Got nomination for MTV Australia Video Music Award

category Best Hip Hop Video
for “Gold Digger”

shared with Jamie Foxx

2006

Got nomination for MTV Australia Video Music Award

category Song of the Year
for “Gold Digger”

shared with Jamie Foxx

2006

Won MTV Europe Music Award

category Best Hip-hop

2006

Got nomination for MTV Europe Music Award

category Best Video
for “Touch the Sky”

2006

Got nomination for MTV Europe Music Award

category Best Male

2006

Got nomination for MTV Pilipinas Video Music Award

category Favorite International Video
for “Gold Digger”

2006

Got nomination for MTV Video Music Award

category Best Hip-Hop Video
for “Gold Digger”

shared with Jamie Foxx

2006

Got nomination for MTV Video Music Award

category Best Male Video
for “Gold Digger”

shared with Jamie Foxx

2006

Got nomination for MTV Video Music Award Japan

category Best Male Video
for “Diamonds from Sierra Leone”

2006

Got nomination for MTV Video Music Award Japan

category Best Hip Hop Video
for “Gold Digger”

shared with Jamie Foxx

2006

Got nomination for MuchMusic Video Award

category Best International Artist
for “Touch the Sky”

2006

Got nomination for MuchMusic Video Award

category Best International Artist
for “Gold Digger”

2006

Got nomination for MuchMusic Video Award

category People’s Choice: Favorite International Artist
for “Gold Digger”

2006

Got nomination for NAACP Image Award

category Outstanding Album
for “Late Registration”

2006

Got nomination for NAACP Image Award

category Outstanding Song
for “Diamonds From Sierra Leone”

2006

Got nomination for NAACP Image Award

category Outstanding Music Video
for “Diamonds From Sierra Leone”

2006

Got nomination for NAACP Image Award

category Outstanding Male Artist

2006

Won ShockWaves NME Award

category Best Solo Artist

2006

Won Soul Train – Michael Jackson Award

category Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video
for “Gold Digger”

shared with Jamie Foxx

2006

Got nomination for Soul Train Music Award

category Best R&B/Soul or Rap Dance Cut
for “Gold Digger”

shared with Jamie Foxx

2005

Won Grammy Award

category Best Rap Song
for “Jesus Walks”

shared with C. Smith

2005

Won Grammy Award

category Best Rap Album
for “The College Dropout”

2005

Won Grammy Award

category Best R&B Song
for “You Don’t Know My Name”

shared with Alicia Keys; Harold Lilly

2005

Got nomination for Grammy Award

category Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
for “All Falls Down”

shared with Syleena Johnson

2005

Got nomination for Grammy Award

category Song of the Year
for “Jesus Walks”

shared with C. Smith

2005

Got nomination for Grammy Award

category Album of the Year
for “The College Dropout”

2005

Got nomination for Grammy Award

category Best Rap Solo Performance
for “Through the Wire”

2005

Got nomination for Grammy Award

category Best New Artist

2005

Got nomination for Grammy Award

category Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
for “Slow Jamz”

shared with Twista; Jamie Foxx

2005

Got nomination for Brit Award

category Best International Male Solo Artist

2005

Won TRL Award

category Best New Artist

2005

Got nomination for TRL Award

category Best Male Artist

2005

Won Vibe Award

category Best Rapper

2005

Got nomination for Vibe Award

category Coolest Collabo
for “Gold Digger”

shared with Jamie Foxx

2005

Got nomination for Vibe Award

category Album of the Year
for “Late Registration”

2005

Got nomination for Vibe Award

category Artist of the Year

2005

Got nomination for Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Award

category Top Producers

2005

Won BET Award

category Video of the Year
for “Jesus Walks”

2005

Won BET Award

category Best Male Hip-Hop

2005

Got nomination for BET Award

category Best Gospel Artist

2005

Won Billboard Artist Achievement Award

2005

Won NAACP Image Award

category Outstanding New Artist

2005

Won MTV Video Music Award

category Best Male Video
for “Jesus Walks”

2005

Got nomination for MTV Video Music Award

category Video of the Year
for “Jesus Walks”

2005

Got nomination for MTV Video Music Award

category Best Hip-Hop Video
for “Jesus Walks”

2005

Got nomination for MuchMusic Video Award

category Best International Video [Artist]
for “Jesus Walks”

2005

Got nomination for The Michael Jackson Award

category Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video
for “Jesus Walks”

2005

Won BMI Urban Award

category Producer of the Year

2005

Got nomination for MTV Europe Music Award

category Best Hip Hop Act

2004

Got nomination for MTV Europe Music Award

category Best Hip-Hop Act

2004

Won Source Award

category Album of the Year
for “The College Dropout “

2004

Won Source Award

category Video of the Year
for “Through the Wire”

2004

Won Source Award

category Breakthrough Artist

2004

Got nomination for Source Award

category Lyricist of the Year

2004

Got nomination for Source Award

category Live Performer of the Year

2004

Got nomination for Source Award

category Producer of the Year

2004

Got nomination for Source Award

category R&B/Rap Collaboration
for “Slow Jamz “

shared with Twista; Jamie Foxx

2004

Got nomination for MTV Video Music Award

category Breakthrough Video
for “All Falls Down”

shared with Syleena Johnson

2004

Got nomination for MTV Video Music Award

category Best New Artist

2004

Got nomination for MTV Video Music Award

category Best Hip-Hop Video
for “All Falls Down”

shared with Syleena Johnson

2004

Got nomination for MTV Video Music Award

category Best Male Video
for “All Falls Down”

shared with Syleena Johnson

2004

Got nomination for American Music Award

category Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album
for “The College Dropout”

2004

Won Billboard Music Award

category Male New Artist of the Year

2004

Won Billboard Music Award

category New R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year

2004

Won Billboard Music Award

category Rap Artist of the Year

2004

Got nomination for Billboard Music Award

category Hot 100 Songwriter of the Year

2004

Got nomination for Billboard Music Award

category R&B/Hip-Hop Album of the Year
for “The College Dropout”

2004

Got nomination for Billboard Music Award

category R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year

2004

Got nomination for Billboard Music Award

category R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Artist of the Year

2004

Won MOBO Award

category Best Producer

2004

Won MOBO Award

category Best Album
for “College Dropout”

2004

Won MOBO Award

category Best Hip Hop Act

2004

Got nomination for Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Award

category Top Producers

2004

Got nomination for Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Award

category Top Songwriters

2004

Got nomination for American Music Award

category Favorite Breakthrough Artist

2004

Got nomination for American Music Award

category Favorite Rap Male Artist

2003

Got nomination for Source Award

category Producer of the Year