Queen Latifah & Salt-N-Pepa were the first female rappers to win a Grammy

On the night of March 1, 1995, at the 37th Grammy Awards, Queen Latifah and Salt-N-Pepa won an award in the same category, which made them the first female rappers to win a Grammy. The Best Rap Performance award was split into “solo” and “duo/group” categories. Queen Latifah won Best Rap Solo Performance with “U.N.I.T.Y.,” and Salt-N-Pepa won for Best Performance By a Duo or Group with “None of Your Business.”

Salt-N-Pepa had been nominated before for Best Rap Performance at the 31st Grammy Awards in 1989 with “Push It.”

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