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Grammys 2015: Eminem takes best rap album honors

Eminem’s “The Marshall Mathers LP 2” took the prize for rap album at the 57th Grammy Awards on Sunday.

A sequel to his seminal 2000 work (titled after his birth name), the record continued the well-worn themes he's spent most of his career exploring.

Relationships with his mother and his ex-wife, the absence of his father and the toxic effects of celebrity all received new meditations by the blockbuster rapper.

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His win further extended his reigning record for most honors in this category, bringing him to six.

Eminem faced Iggy Azalea, Common, Childish Gambino, ScHoolboy Q and Wiz Khalifa.

The Grammys are determined by about 13,000 voting members. The eligibility period for nominated recordings was Oct. 1, 2013, to Sept. 30, 2014. The 57th awards are being held at the Staples Center and telecast on CBS-TV. They are broadcast live except for viewers on the West Coast.

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