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  • The Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration is an honor presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, to recording artists for quality songs on which rappers and singers collaborate. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position". According to the category description guide for the 52nd Grammy Awards, the award is presented to artists for "a newly recorded Rap/Sung collaborative performance by artists who do not normally perform together", and the "collaborative artist should be recognized as a featured artist". Americans Eve and Gwen Stefani won the first award in 2002 with "Let Me Blow Ya Mind". The pair were unsuccessfully nominated a second time in 2006 for "Rich Girl". American rapper Jay-Z has received seven Grammys in the category— four times as lead artist and three times as featured artist; he has also been nominated for three other songs. Kanye West has won the award four times, and has been nominated for the honor for six other works. Rihanna is the female artist with the most wins in the category, with three. T-Pain has received the most nominations in the category without a win, with five. Wikipedia

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