The answer to the question “How many Grammys does Kanye have?” is somewhat complicated, as he is arguably the most prolific artist of all time. West has won 21 of the 68 Grammys he has been nominated for, and has received 68 nominations for his work. His record of winning the most awards ties Jay-Z for most of his career. However, the question may still be more interesting than you think.
In 2012, the XXL Awards recognized the best in hip-hop and presented it in five categories. The biggest winners included the Carters, which won the Best Rap Album and Best Urban Contemporary Album. West was nominated for Producer of the Year, but he lost to Pharrell. His nomination for this category also includes ‘Gangsta’, which is regarded as his best album to date.
In 2013, West was nominated for four Grammys, but boycotted the event several times. In 2013 he was in Brazil and did not attend the ceremony. In 2014, he received three nominations for his album, ‘Before I Die’. This year, he received one nomination for Best Rap Album. In 2015, he was nominated for five Grammys, which is his most wins ever.