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MC Hammer’s “U Can’t Touch This” was the first song to win a Grammy for Best Rap Solo Performance

MC Hammer‘s No. 1 song “U Can’t Touch This” became the first song to win a Grammy for Best Solo Performance on the night of February 20, 1991, during the 33rd Annual Grammy Awards. The song was also the first rap song to be nominated for a Grammy for Record of the Year and won Best Rhythm & Blues Song for writers , Rick James and Alonzo Miller.

MC Hammer’s “U Can’t Touch This” won Best Rap Solo Performance over ’s All Hail the Queen, Big Daddy Kane’s I Get The Job Done, ’s Ice Ice Baby, and Monie Love’s Monie In The Middle.

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