Grammys 2015: Kendrick Lamar and Eminem Win Big in Rap Categories

One of the big rap winners of the night, Kendrick Lamar
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The two artists split the rap honors at Sunday's Grammy Awards, held at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

It all came down to a "good kid" and a perennial powerhouse — Kendrick Lamar and Eminem came up with big wins in the rap categories at the 57th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night.

Eminem took home the award for best rap album for The Marshall Mathers LP2, which was nominated alongside Iggy Azalea's The New Classic, Childish Gambino's Because the Internet, Common's Nobody's Smiling, and Schoolboy Q's Oxymoron.

For best rap performance, Kendrick Lamar's "i" beat the likes of Childish Gambino's "3005," Drake's "0 to 100/The Catch Up," Eminem's "Rap God," and Lecrae's "All I Need Is You."

Kendrick Lamar also won best rap song for "i." Other nominees in the category included Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda," Kanye West and Charlie Wilson's "Bound 2," Wiz Khalifa's "We Dem Boyz" and Drake's "0 to 100/The Catch Up."

In rap's only collaborative category, Eminem scored another win with his Rihanna duet "The Monster," which was awarded best rap/sung collaboration, winning over collabs from Common and Jhene Aiko, iLoveMakonnen and Drake, Schoolboy Q and B.J. The Chicago Kid, and Kanye West and Charlie Wilson.

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