It's arguably the most prestigious music awards ceremony in the world, so why have some of rap and hip-hops most iconic names, including Tupac, Nas and Kendrick Lamar, never taken home a Grammy Award?
With the new certifications in place, all of the rapper's albums are now platinum.
Following the R.I.A.A's recent decision to include official audio and video streams as a part of sales, all of J. Cole’s albums have officially gone Platinum.
Cole's 2011 album ‘Cole World: The Sideline Story’ and 2013's ‘Born Sinner’ were certified Platinum last week and now ‘2014 Forest Hills Drive’ was named Platinum over the weekend.
Meanwhile, Cole has been nominated for Best Rap Album and Best Performance at this year’s Grammy awards for ‘2014 Forest Hills Drive’ and 'Apparently' respectively.
The rapper has surprisingly never walked away with the top prize.