List of awards and nominations received by Tupac Shakur

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This is a list of awards and nominations received by the late American rapper and actor Tupac Shakur.


American Music Awards

The American Music Awards is an annual American music awards show.

YearNominee / workAwardResult
1994Tupac ShakurFavorite Rap/Hip-Hop New ArtistNominated [1]
1997Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop ArtistWon [2]

ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2005 Runnin' (Dying to Live)
(featuring The Notorious B.I.G.)
Top Soundtrack Song of the YearWon [3]

ECHO Awards

The ECHO Award is a German music award granted every year by the Deutsche Phono-Akademie, an association of recording companies. [4]

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2002HimselfBest International Hip-Hop ActNominated

Grammy Awards

The Grammy Awards is an accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to recognize outstanding achievements in the music industry. The annual awards ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and some of the awards of more popular interest are presented in a widely-viewed televised ceremony. Shakur has been nominated 6 times.

YearNominee / workAwardResult
1996"Dear Mama" Best Rap Solo Performance Nominated [5]
Me Against the World Best Rap Album Nominated [5]
1997 All Eyez on Me Nominated [6]
"How Do U Want It" (featuring K-Ci & JoJo) Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group Nominated [6]
"California Love" (featuring Dr. Dre & Roger Troutman)Nominated [6]
2000"Changes"Best Rap Solo PerformanceNominated [7]

MOBO Awards

The MOBO Awards award in " Music of Black Origin", established in 1996 by Kanya King and Andy Ruffell. It is held annually in the United Kingdom to recognize artists of any ethnicity or nationality performing black music. Shakur was nominated and won for Best Video in 1996 for California Love.

YearNominee / workAwardResult
1996 California Love Best VideoWon

MTV Video Music Awards

The MTV Video Music Award or abbreviated as the VMA, is an award presented by the cable channel MTV to honor the best in music videos. Shakur has been nominated 4 times - first being in 1996 and lastly in 2003 - for Best Rap Video.

YearNominee / workAwardResult
1996"California Love"
(featuring Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman)
Best Rap VideoNominated
Best Editing in a VideoNominated
2003"Thugz Mansion"
(featuring nas )
Best Rap VideoNominated

NAACP Image Award

The NAACP Image Award is an accolade presented by the American National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to honor outstanding people of color in film, television, music, and literature. Shakur has been nominated only 1 time - the first being in 1994.

YearNominee / workAwardResult
1994Tupac Shakur in Poetic Justice Outstanding Actor in a Motion PictureNominated

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is sometimes simply referred to as the Rock Hall, is a museum and hall of fame located in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, United States, on the shore of Lake Erie. The museum documents the history of rock music and the artists, producers, engineers, and other notable figures who have influenced its development. Shakur was selected as one of the inductees for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2017 during his first year eligibility. He was officially inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on April 7, 2017 making him the first solo rapper and the sixth hip hop artist to be inducted in the Hall of Fame 30 year history.

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2017Tupac ShakurRock and Roll Hall of FameInducted

Soul Train Awards

The Soul Train Music Awards is an annual award show which honors the best in Black music and entertainment. Shakur has been nominated only three times, first in 1996- for Best Rap Album and in 1997- for R&B/Soul or Rap Album of the Year and Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video. He has won 2 awards out of 3 nominations.

YearNominee / workAwardResult
1996 Me Against the World Best Rap AlbumWon
1997 All Eyez on Me R&B/Soul or Rap Album of the YearWon
"How Do You Want It" / "California Love"Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music VideoNominated

Source Awards

The Source Awards is an annual award show created by The Source Magazine which honors both hip-hop and R&B performers for their contributions to hip-hop. Shakur has been nominated in 2003 for Single of the Year (Male Solo Artist).

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2003"Thugz Mansion"
(Featuring Anthony Hamilton)
Single of the Year (Male Solo Artist)Nominated

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