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Jewish Canadian Singer Wins Grammy for Rap Album of the Year

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The Jewish Canadian singer Drake won a Grammy Award, his first, for Rap Album of the Year at the 55th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles.

Also, the indie pop band ”fun.” won the Song of the Year with “We Are Young” and also was selected as Best New Artist. Its lead singer, Jack Antonoff, is Jewish, and he told the crowd, “We’ve been touring for 12 years and we haven’t made money for a very long time.”

For Drake, his album “Take Care” brought him the Grammy before the televised portion of the show began. He beat out Lupe Fiasco, Nas, The Roots and Rick Ross.

Drake had been nominated 10 times before breaking through this year. He also was nominated for Best Rap Performance for his song “HYFR” and Best Rap song for “The Motto.”

Fun. also performed at the Grammys, playing its hit “Carry On” during a staged indoor rainstorm at the Staples Center.

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