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BIRTHDAY: March 30, 1963
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 3

 
RECENT TIMELINE

1989...

September
MC Hammer - Let's Get It Started button.gif (123 bytes) The video for "Turn This Mutha Out" was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video.

1990...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) MC Hammer won 2 American Music Awards for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album (Let's Get It Started) and was nominated for Favorite Soul/R&B Album (Let's Get It Started).

April
MC Hammer - "U Can't Touch This" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) MC Hammer hit the Top 40 with "U Can't Touch This" from the LP Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em.
(available for download at
mp3 Available at Amazon.com)

May
button.gif (123 bytes) MC Hammer hit the Top 10 with "U Can't Touch This."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) MC Hammer hit the Top 40 with his cover of "Have You Seen Her?"

August
button.gif (123 bytes) MC Hammer hit the Top 10 with "Have You Seen Her?"

September
MC Hammer - Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Embutton.gif (123 bytes) The video for "U Can't Touch This" won a MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video and Best Dance Video and was nominated for Best Male Video, Best Editing, and Best Choreography.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) MC Hammer hit the Top 40 and Top 10 with "Pray."

November
button.gif (123 bytes) MC Hammer hit #1 for a week with "Pray."

1991... # 43 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) MC Hammer hit the Top 40 with "Here Comes The Hammer."
button.gif (123 bytes) MC Hammer won 5
American Music Awards for Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist, Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist, Favorite Soul/R&B Single ("U Can't Touch This"), Favorite Soul/R&B Album, and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album (Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em), and was nominated for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist and Favorite Pop/Rock Album (Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em).

February
MC Hammer - "Pray" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) MC Hammer won 3 Grammy Awards including Best Rap Solo Performance and Best R&B Song (with Rick James & Alonzo Miller) ("U Can't Touch This"), and Best Music Video, Long Form (Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em The Movie), and was nominated for Album of the Year (Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em) and Record of the Year ("U Can't Touch This").

September
button.gif (123 bytes) The video for "Pray" was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography and "Here Comes The Hammer" was nominated for Best Special Effects.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Hammer hit the Top 40 with "2 Legit 2 Quit."

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Hammer hit the Top 10 with "2 Legit 2 Quit."
button.gif (123 bytes) Hammer hit the Top 40 with "
Addams Groove."

1992... # 34 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Hammer won a American Music Award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist.
button.gif (123 bytes) Hammer hit the
Top 10 with "Addams Groove."

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Hammer was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance ("Here Comes The Hammer").

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Hammer was nominated for 2 MTV Video Music Awards including Best Video from a Film ("Addams Groove") and Best Choreography ("2 Legit 2 Quit").

1993...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Hammer was nominated for 2 Grammy Awards for Best Rap Solo Performance ("Hammer") and Best Music Video - Long Form (Hammerin' Home).

1994... # 84 Singles Artist of the Year

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Hammer hit the Top 40 with "
It's All Good."

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Hammer hit the Top 40 with "
Pumps And A Bump."

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Hammer was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography ("Pumps And A Bump").

1999...

button.gif (123 bytes) MTV: 100 Greatest Videos Ever Made included "U Can't Touch This" at # 71.

2000...

October
button.gif (123 bytes) VH1: 100 Greatest Dance Songs included "U Can't Touch This" at # 88.

2001...

May
button.gif (123 bytes) VH1: 100 Greatest Videos included "U Can't Touch This" at # 59.

2003...

April
button.gif (123 bytes) VH1: 50 Greatest Hip Hop Artists included MC Hammer at # 44.

2004...

button.gif (123 bytes) # 167 on the Top Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years chart.

2005...

August
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "
U Can't Touch This" was certified gold.

2007..

December
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VH1: 100 Greatest Songs of the 90's included "U Can't Touch This" at # 16.



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