Grammy Award Nominations Released

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
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  • 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
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  • 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

 
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