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Young MC was the first solo rapper to win a Grammy

Rapper Young MC attends 32nd Annual Grammy Awards on February 21, 1990 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)

A year after DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince won the first Grammy in 1989, Young MC became the first solo rapper to win a Grammy. won Best Rap Performance at the 32nd Grammy Awards in 1990 for “Bust a Move” from his debut album Stone Cold Rhymin.

’s “Me Myself and I”, ’s “I Think I Can Beat Mike Tyson”, ’s “Fight the Power”, and Tone Lōc’s “Funky Cold Medina” were all nominated in the 1990 Best Rap Performance category but Young MC’s “Bust a Move” won. The song peaked at No. 7 on the Hot 100 after spending 39 weeks on . Young MC has writing credits on ’s “Wild Thing” (1989), the first hip-hop single to go platinum.

Young MC was the first solo rapper to win a Grammy
Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage

Young MC was the first rapper to have ‘Young’ in his stage name.

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