Jay Z, Justin Timberlake Win 2014 Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Jay Z left the Grammys with a brand new “sippy cup” for his daughter Blue Ivy. That’s because he took home the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration with ‘Holy Grail’ — a Justin Timberlake collaboration off ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail.’
The Roc Nation founder had some stiff competition in the category, including himself. ‘Holy Grail’ was up against the ‘Part II (On the Run)’ collaboration with wife Beyonce off the same album. J. Cole‘s ‘Power Trip’ featuring Miguel, Kendrick Lamar‘s ‘Now or Never’ featuring Mary J. Blige (a bonus cut off ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city,’ which is nominated for Album of the Year) and Wiz Khalifa‘s ‘Remember You’ featuring the Weeknd.
‘Holy Grail’ was the first single off ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail,’ which achieved notoriety by selling 1,000,000 units before its release thanks to a distribution deal with Samsung. The song peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. Timberlake and Jay Z’s prior collaboration, ‘Suit & Tie,’ achieved similar popularity.