Grammy Award Nominations Released

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    The nominations for the 51st annual Grammy Awards were released on December 3, and included many SoulTracks favorites, ranging from newcomers Jazmine Sullivan and Jennifer Hudson to old schoolers Al Green and Boyz II Men.

    Here are some of the R&B and Gospel nominations:

    Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

    The nominations for the 51st annual Grammy Awards were released on December 3, and included many SoulTracks favorites, ranging from newcomers Jazmine Sullivan and Jennifer Hudson to old schoolers Al Green and Boyz II Men.

    Here are some of the R&B and Gospel nominations:

    Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

    • Me, Myself And I
      Beyoncé
      Track from: The Beyonce Experience Live Audio
      [Columbia/Music World Music]

    • Heaven Sent
      Keyshia Cole
      Track from: Just Like You
      [Geffen]

    • Spotlight
      Jennifer Hudson
      [Arista]

    • Superwoman
      Alicia Keys
      Track from: As I Am
      [J Records]

    • Need U BadJazmine Sullivan - Fearless
      Jazmine Sullivan
      [J Records]


    Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

    • You're The Only One
      Eric Benét
      Track from: Love & Life
      [Friday/Reprise]

    • Take You Down
      Chris Brown
      Track from: Exclusive
      [Jive]

    • Miss Independent
      Ne-Yo
      Track from: Year Of The Gentleman
      [Def Jam/Compound]

    • Can't Help But Wait
      Trey Songz
      Track from: Trey Day
      [Atlantic]

    • Here I Stand
      Usher
      Track from: Here I Stand
      [LaFace]


    Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

    • Ribbon In The SkyBoyz II Men - Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA (2007)
      Boyz II Men
      Track from: Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA
      [Decca Records]

    • Words
      Anthony David Featuring India.Arie
      Track from: Acey Duecy
      [Soulbird/ Universal Republic Records]

    • Stay With Me (By The Sea)
      Al Green Featuring John Legend
      Track from: Lay It Down
      [Blue Note Records]

    • I'm His Only Woman
      Jennifer Hudson Featuring Fantasia
      Track from: Jennifer Hudson
      [Arista Records]

    • Never Give You Up
      Raphael Saadiq Featuring Stevie Wonder & CJ Hilton
      Track from: The Way I See It
      [Columbia Records]


    Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance

    • A Change Is Gonna ComeWayne Brady - A Long Time Coming
      Wayne Brady
      Track from: A Long Time Coming
      [Peak Records]

    • You've Got The Love I Need
      Al Green Featuring Anthony Hamilton
      Track from: Lay It Down
      [Blue Note Records]

    • Baby I Know
      (Linda Jones) With Helen Bruner & Terry Jones
      Track from: Soul Talkin
      [Philerzy Productions]

    • Love That Girl
      Raphael Saadiq
      Track from: The Way I See It
      [Columbia Records]

    • In Love With Another Man
      Jazmine Sullivan
      Track from: Fearless
      [J Records]

    Best Urban/Alternative Performance
    .

    • Say Goodbye To Love
      Kenna
      Track from: Make Sure They See My Face
      [Star Trak/Interscope]

    • Wanna Be
      Maiysha
      Track from: This Much Is True:
      [Eusonia Records]

    • Be OK
      Chrisette Michele Featuring will.i.am
      Track from: I Am
      [Def Jam]

    • Many Moons
      Janelle Monae
      Track from: Metropolis: The Chase Suite (Special Edition)
      [Wondaland/Bad Boy]

    • Lovin You (Music)
      Wayna Featuring Kokayi
      Track from: Higher Ground
      [Quiet Power Productions, LLC]


    Best R&B Song
    .

    • Bust Your Windows
      Salaam Remi & Jazmine Sullivan, songwriters (Deandre Way, songwriter) (Jazmine Sullivan)
      Track from: Fearless
      [J Records; Publishers: Nappy Puddy Music/Universal Music-Z Tunes, Salaam Remi Music/EMI April Music, Soulja Boy Tellem Music/Croomstacular Music]

    • Customer
      I. Barias, Raheem DeVaughn, C. Haggins, K. Oliver & J. Smith, songwriters (Raheem DeVaughn)
      Track from: Love Behind The Melody
      [Jive; Publishers: Universal Music-Z Tunes/Ahmad's World/Universal Music/Nivrac Tyke Music/Fresh Paint Music/HC 1030 Publishing/Universal Music/Tetragrammaton Music/Melodic Piano Productions/HC 1030 Publishing]

    • Heaven Sent
      Keyshia Cole, Jason Farmer & Alex Francis, songwriters (Keyshia Cole)
      Track from: Just Like You
      [Geffen; Publishers: She Wrote It/BMG Songs, J Vibe Publishing, Lex Project Publishing]

    • Miss Independent
      M.S. Eriksen, T.E. Hermansen & S. Smith, songwriters (Ne-Yo)
      Track from: Year Of The Gentleman
      [Def Jam/Compound; Publishers: Pen In The Ground Publishing, Universal Music-Z Tunes]

    • Spotlight
      Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen & Shaffer Smith, songwriters (Jennifer Hudson)
      [Arista Records; Publishers: Super Sayin' Publishing/Universal Music-Z Songs, Sony/ATV Tunes, EMI Music Publishing]

    Best R&B Album

    • Love & Life
      Eric Benét
      [Friday/Reprise]

    • Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA
      Boyz II Men
      [Decca Records]

    • Lay It Down
      Al Green
      [Blue Note]

    • Jennifer Hudson
      Jennifer Hudson
      [Arista Records]

    • The Way I See It
      Raphael Saadiq
      [Columbia]

    Best Contemporary R&B Album

    • Growing Pains
      Mary J. Blige
      [Geffen]

    • Back Of My Lac'
      J. Holiday
      [Capitol Records]

    • First Love
      Karina
      [Def Jam]

    • Year Of The Gentleman
      Ne-Yo
      [Def Jam/Compound]

    • Fearless
      Jazmine Sullivan
      [J Records]

    Best Gospel Performance

    • I Understand
      Kim Burrell, Rance Allen, Bebe Winans, Mariah Carey & Hezekiah Walker's Love Fellowship Tabernacle Church Choir
      Track from: Randy Jackson's Music Club, Volume One
      [Concord Records/Dream Merchant 21 Ent.]

    • East To West
      Casting Crowns
      Track from: The Altar And The Door Live
      [Beach Street/Reunion Records]

    • Get Up
      Mary Mary
      Track from: The Sound
      [Columbia]

    • Shall We Gather At The River
      Take 6
      Track from: The Standard
      [Heads Up International]

    • Waging War
      CeCe Winans
      Track from: Thy Kingdom Come
      [PureSprings Gospel/EMI Gospel]

    Best Gospel Song

    • Cover Me
      James L. Moss, songwriter (21:03 With Fred Hammond, Smokie Norful & J Moss)
      [Verity/Zomba Gospel; Publisher: Millenni-era Music]

    • Get Up
      Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell, Warryn Campbell & Eric Dawkins, songwriters (Mary Mary)
      Track from: The Sound
      [Columbia; Publishers: Wet Ink Red Music/That's Plum Song/It's Tea Tyme/EMI April/E.D. Duz-It Music/Irving Music/Underdog Songs]

    • Give Me Your Eyes
      Brandon Heath & Jason Ingram, songwriters (Brandon Heath)
      Track from: What If We
      [Reunion Records; Publishers: Sitka6 Music/Peertunes/Grange Hill Music/Windsor Way Music]

    • Help Me Believe
      Kirk Franklin, songwriter (Kirk Franklin)
      Track from: The Fight Of My Life
      [Fo Yo Soul Ent./Zomba Gospel ; Publishers: Universal Music-Z Songs/Kerrion Publishing]

    • You Reign
      Jim Bryson, Steven Curtis Chapman, Nathan Cochran, Barry Graul, Bart Millard, Mike Scheuchzer & Robby Shaffer, songwriters (MercyMe)
      Track from: All That Is Within Me
      [INO Records; Publishers: Simpleville Music/Wet As A Fish Music, Sparrow Song/Peach Hill Songs]


    Best Traditional Gospel Album
    • Down In New Orleans
      The Blind Boys Of Alabama
      [Time Life]

    • I'll Say Yes
      The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
      Carol Cymbala, producer
      [Integrity Music]

    • Take It Back
      Dorinda Clark-Cole
      [GospoCentric/Zomba]

    • Deitrick Haddon Presents . . . Together In Worship
      Voices Of Unity
      [Tyscot Records]

    • Bishop Charles E. Blake Presents... No Limit
      The West Angeles COGIC Mass Choir
      [EMI Gospel]

    Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album

    • Reflections
      Jason Champion
      [EMI Gospel/Brooks Entertainment]

    • The Fight Of My Life
      Kirk Franklin
      [Fo Yo Soul Entertainment/ Zomba Gospel]

    • The Sound
      Mary Mary
      [Columbia]

    • Donald Lawrence Introduces: Family Prayer
      The Murrills
      [Quiet Water/ Verity]

    • Stand Out
      Tye Tribbett & G.A.
      [Columbia]

    To see the entire Grammy nomination list, CLICK HERE

     
    Choice Cut - Brother Reggie - "Love Song"
    Choice Cut - KEA - "Turn It Around"