Lil' Wayne owned the hip-hop portion of the Grammy Awards, which should come as no surprise considering he led all artists -- regardless of genre -- with eight nominations.
Wayne was denied any overall awards, but he took home at least a share of four of the five rap honors, with Best Rap/Sung Collaboration being the lone exception. Estelle and Kanye West won for "American Boy." However, Lil' Wayne left with the trophies for Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song, Best Rap Solo Performance and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group.
Of course, R&B stars Chris Brown and Rihanna stole the show without even showing up, thanks to an alleged domestic dispute before the event that led to charges for Brown.
Best Rap Album: Lil' Wayne, Tha Carter III
Best Rap Song: Lil' Wayne featuring Static Major, "Lollipop"
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: Estelle featuring Kanye West, "American Boy"
Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group: Jay-Z and T.I. featuring Kanye West and Lil' Wayne, "Swagga Like Us"
Best Rap Solo Performance: Lil' Wayne, "A Milli"
For The 411 Online's complete list of all the hip-hop Grammy Award winners since DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince won that first one in 1989, click here.