Kendrick Lamar

Compton native Kendrick is one of the few artists who’s achieved huge commercial success, while still maintaining credible respect from artists who’ve inspired him.

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About the artist

From: Compton, USA

Debut: 'Section.80' (2011)

Biggest Hit: 'HUMBLE' (2017)

Awesome Accolades: Kendrick picked up an incredible SIX awards at this years MTV VMAs!

EMA nominations: Best US Act / Best Hip Hop/ Best Collab / Best Video 2015

EMA Wins: Best Song 2015 (w/ Taylor Swift for 'Bad Blood')

Fun Fact: Kendrick says he and Taylor Swift were mutual fans before she reached out to work with him on 'Bad Blood'.

Why MTV Love Him: His amazing his flow and lyrical wordplay!