Celebrity How Many Grammys Does Kanye West Have? By Jonathan Borge Jonathan Borge Instagram Twitter Jonathan Borge is a writer and editor living in New York City. His writing has appeared in Glamour, Refinery29, Forbes, and PAPER, among other publications. Plus, he's held staff positions at Marie Claire, InStyle, and OprahDaily.com. Currently, he's the Senior Entertainment Editor at Bustle Digital Group's Elite Daily, where he oversees digital covers, features and profiles, freelance essays, and strategy for the site's TV/Movies and Celebrity and Music sub-verticals.He primarily writes about pop culture and style, and has a passion for telling LGBTQ+ and Latinx stories. When he's not working, he's likely waiting for Lady Gaga to announce her next tour. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on January 26, 2018 @ 12:30PM Pin Share Tweet Email Any loyal Kanye West fan knows how many Grammys the rapper has namely because he calls it out in one of his songs. In Life of Pablo’s “Highlights,” he says: 21 Grammys, superstar family We the new Jacksons, I’m all about that action But in case you didn’t spend hours and hours trying to dissect Kanye’s every lyric, we’re here to help. The award-winning musician and father of three has scored a whopping 68 total Grammy nominations. That’s more than any artist could even dream of. So how many has he won? 21, which means that as of January 2018, he’s tied with another mogul: Jay-Z. He received his first Grammy in 2004 for Best Rap Album for The College Dropout, along with Best Rap Song for “Jesus Walks” and Best R&B Song for “You Don’t Know My Name.” He has so many nods because of his many headline-making collaborations with artists like Drake and Alicia Keys. How Many Grammys Do Your Favorite Artists Have? Most recently, West was nominated for eight Grammys at the 2016 awards, after the success of his The Life of Pablo album and songs like “Famous” and “Ultralight Beam.” It’s been a while since Kanye has dropped some solo music, but something tells us that his silence says something’s coming, ASAP. Catch the 60th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. ET on CBS.