Grammy – Macklemore (2013) Wins Best Rap Album Over Kendrick Lamar (2013)
Rapper Macklemore who is well loved by radio listeners was a surprising choice for the Best Rap Album. More established rappers like Kendrick Lamar, Jay Z, Drake, and Kanye West were also nominated for the award. Many people felt that Kendrick Lamar was favorite to win it. This was acknowledged by Macklemore himself when he messaged Lamar directly. Drake called the apology out for being lame but Lamar seem to accept the apology anyway.
Emmy – Lonely Island (2008)
The Emmys show is an event well known for fancy dresses and witty hosts. Much to the crowd’s surprise, the winner for outstanding original music and lyrics was announced to be Lonely Island, a comedy trio with large amount of particularly awkward songs. Their song “D**k in a Box”, which many will remember at SNL featuring Justin Timberlake made the show particularly amusing.