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02/10/2013 10:33 pm ET

Kanye West & Grammys: Rapper Wins Three Awards

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards were held Sunday night and Kanye West ended the evening with three awards.

West, who received six nominations, was actually up against himself in two categories. For both Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song, West was nominated for both "N----s in Paris" with Jay-Z, and "Mercy" with Big Sean, Pusha T, and 2 Chainz. West was also nominated for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and Best Short Form Music Video for "No Church in the Wild" with Jay-Z, Frank Ocean, and The-Dream.

West began the night tied with fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, and Jay-Z for the most nominations.

At last year's 54th Annual Grammy Awards, West was nominated for seven awards, winning four: Best Rap Performance, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, Best Rap Song, and Best Rap Album.

The rapper has been very outspoken about his distaste for the Grammy awards. In December at a concert held in Atlantic City, N.J., West spoke out against the awards, saying, "How many Grammys do we have? … Eighteen Grammys. All in the black categories, though. But nonetheless, 18. I love Maroon 5, but when I lost Best New Artist to Maroon 5 … you know what I mean? Or when 'Watch the Throne' and 'Dark Fantasy,' neither of them got nominated for Album of the Year, you know what I mean? Or when 'N----s in Paris' didn't get nominated for Record of the Year, you know what I mean? So don't expect to see me at the Grammys this year, you know what I mean?!"

As promised, West did not attend the awards show.

LL Cool J hosted the 55th Annual Grammy Awards at Los Angeles' Staples Center on Feb. 10.

2013 Grammy Nominees

02/10/2013 11:44 PM EST

Good Night, Everyone!

The 55th annual Grammy Awards have come to a close. Dan Auerbach from The Black Keys was a big winner, but Frank Ocean, fun., Mumford & Sons, Kelly Clarkson and Kanye West & Jay-Z were all honored with Grammys.

From all of us here at HuffPost Entertainment, we hope you enjoyed the show. See you again on Feb. 24 for the 85th annual Academy Awards.

Here's Lena Dunham and Taylor Swift again, just because:

lena dunham and taylor swift

02/10/2013 11:36 PM EST

Grammys Winners 2013: Full List Of Honorees

Your complete list of Grammy winners, from fun. to The Black Keys to Mumford & Sons.

02/10/2013 11:34 PM EST

Good Notes

@ johannacox :

Not enough Beyonce and nowhere near enough Solange. #grammys

02/10/2013 11:33 PM EST

You've Got To Fight For Your Right To Delta

@ TVWithoutPity :

Wow, the closing #Grammys jam was bumrushed by sponsor shout-outs. Thought it was MCA forever, not commerce forever.

02/10/2013 11:30 PM EST

The Broadcast Is Over

LL Cool J gets cut off saying good night on the Grammys. Hashtag that, LL.

02/10/2013 11:28 PM EST

"MCA Forever!"

This amalgam of rockers and hip-hop stars perform "No Sleep Till Brooklyn" to honor the late MCA. CBS, however, cuts them off with an rundown of the night's sponsors. Classy.

02/10/2013 11:26 PM EST

Ladies Love Cool James

@ HuffPostMedia :

OMG IT'S HASHTAG LL COOL J

02/10/2013 11:25 PM EST

LL Cool J, Chuck D, Tom Morello, Travis Barker & More

Closing the Grammys in style.

02/10/2013 11:24 PM EST

Tonight, They Are Young

More on fun. Fun!

02/10/2013 11:22 PM EST

"Still To Come, I Take The Stage"

LL Cool J now making Grammys threats.

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