A first for Lecrae is also a first for the BET Awards.
On Sunday night, he won Best Gospel Artist at the 2015 BET Awards. The only other hip-hop artist to be nominated for the category is Kanye West, who lost to Donnie McClurkin in 2005.
Lecrae earned this year’s honor — his first BET Award — over Mali Music, Erica Campbell, Deitrick Haddon, Fred Hammond and Michelle Williams. In 2013, Lecrae lost Best Gospel Artist to Mary Mary.
The 2015 BET Award is the fourth major accolade that Lecrae has collected this year. He won Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song at the Grammys, Rap/Hip-Hop CD of the Year at the Stellars and Top Christian Album at the Billboard Music Awards.