Grammy Award Nominations Announced

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    The nominations are out for the 52nd Grammy Awards, to be held on January 31.  Here are some categories we thought would be of interest to SoulTrackers.  A number of old and new SoulTracks favorites, from Charlie Wilson to Mary Mary to Calvin Richardson to Eric Roberson and newcomer Melanie Fiona are nominated. To see the entire list, CLICK HERE.

    Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
    (For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

    The nominations are out for the 52nd Grammy Awards, to be held on January 31.  Here are some categories we thought would be of interest to SoulTrackers.  A number of old and new SoulTracks favorites, from Charlie Wilson to Mary Mary to Calvin Richardson to Eric Roberson and newcomer Melanie Fiona are nominated. To see the entire list, CLICK HERE.

    Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
    (For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

    • Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
      Beyoncé
      Track from: I Am... Sasha Fierce
      [Music World Music/Columbia]

    • It Kills Me
      Melanie Fiona
      [SRC/Universal Motown]

    • That Was Then
      Lalah Hathaway
      Track from: Self Portrait
      [Stax Records/Concord Music Group]

    • Goin' Thru Changes
      Ledisi
      Track from: Turn Me Loose
      [Verve Forecast]

    • Lions, Tigers & Bears
      Jazmine Sullivan
      [J Records]

    Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
    (For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

    • The Point Of It All
      Anthony Hamilton
      Track from: The Point Of It All
      [So So Def]

    • Pretty Wings
      Maxwell
      Track from: Blacksummers' Night
      [Columbia]

    • Sobeautiful
      Musiq Soulchild
      Track from: OnMyRadio
      [Atlantic]

    • Under
      Pleasure P
      Track from: The Introduction Of Marcus Cooper
      [Swagga Ent./Atlantic]

    • There Goes My Baby
      Charlie Wilson
      Track from: Uncle Charlie
      [Jive Records]

    Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
    (For duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

    • Blame It
      Jamie Foxx & T-Pain
      [J Records]

    • Chocolate High
      India.Arie & Musiq Soulchild
      Track from: Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics
      [Soulbird/Universal Republic]

    • Ifuleave
      Musiq Soulchild & Mary J. Blige
      Track from: OnMyRadio
      [Atlantic]

    • Higher Ground
      Robert Randolph & The Clark Sisters
      Track from: Oh Happy Day
      [EMI Gospel]

    • Love Has Finally Come At Last
      Calvin Richardson & Ann Nesby
      Track from: Facts Of Life The Soul Of Bobby Womack
      [Shanachie Entertainment Corp.]

    Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
    (For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

    • At Last
      Beyoncé
      Track from: Cadillac Records Music From The Motion Picture
      [Music World Music/Columbia]

    • Soul Music
      Anthony Hamilton
      Track from: Soul Men Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
      [Stax/Concord]

    • Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
      Boney James & Quinn
      Track from: Send One Your Love
      [Concord Records]

    • Sow Love
      Ann Nesby
      Track from: The Lula Lee Project
      [It's Time Child Records/Tyscot]

    • Woman Gotta Have It
      Calvin Richardson
      Track from: Facts Of Life The Soul Of Bobby Womack
      [Shanachie Entertainment Corp.]

    Best Urban/Alternative Performance
    (For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

    • Daykeeper
      The Foreign Exchange
      Track from: Leave It All Behind
      [Hard Boiled Records]

    • All Matter
      Robert Glasper & Bilal
      Track from: Double Booked
      [Blue Note]

    • Pearls
      India.Arie & Dobet Gnahore
      Track from: Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics
      [Soulbird/Universal Republic]

    • A Tale Of Two
      Eric Roberson, Ben O'Neill & Michelle Thompson
      Track from: Music Fan First
      [Blue Erro Soul]

    • Blend
      Tonex
      Track from: Unspoken
      [Battery Records]


    Best R&B Song
    (A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

    • Blame It
      James T. Brown, John Conte, Jr., Jamie Foxx, Christopher Henderson, Brandon R. Melanchon, Breyon Prescott, T-Pain & Nathan L. Walker, songwriters (Jamie Foxx & T-Pain)
      [J Records; Publishers: Sly As A Foxx Music/Bug Music, Gifted Source Music/EMI April Music, It's N8 Publishing, James T. Brown, Brandon R. Melanchon, John Conte, Jr., Nappypub Music/Universal Music Z Songs, Chameleon Publishing.]

    • Lions, Tigers & Bears
      Salaam Remi & Jazmine Sullivan, songwriters (Jazmine Sullivan)
      [J Records; Publishers: Nappy Puddy Music/Universal Music-Z Tunes, Salaam Remi Music/EMI April Music.]

    • Pretty Wings
      Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell)
      Track from: Blacksummers' Night
      [Columbia; Publishers: Sony/ATV Tunes/Muszewell, EMI April Music, Ben Ami Music.]

    • Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
      Thaddis Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart, songwriters (Beyoncé)
      Track from: I Am... Sasha Fierce
      [Music World Music / Columbia; Publishers: Songs of Peer/March 9th Publishing, 2082 Music/WB Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Tunes, Suga Wuga Music, B-Day Publishing/EMI April Music.]

    • Under
      D. Babbs, L. Bereal, M. Cooper, A. Dixon, J. Franklin, T. Jones, R. New & K. Stephens, songwriters (Pleasure P)
      Track from: The Introduction Of Marcus Cooper
      [Swagga Ent./Atlantic; Publishers: Tank1176Music/Blackfountain/Antonio Dixon's Muzik/EMI April Music/Notting Dale Songs/Lonnalistic/Songs4ronnie/Doverland 301 Music/Thailand Music/K.Stephens Music/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing, Silverplatinumy2k.]

    Best R&B Album
    (For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

    • The Point Of It All
      Anthony Hamilton
      [So So Def]

    • Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics
      India.Arie
      [Soulbird/Universal Republic]

    • Turn Me Loose
      Ledisi
      [Verve Forecast]

    • Blacksummers' Night
      Maxwell
      [Columbia]

    • Uncle Charlie
      Charlie Wilson
      [Jive Records]

    Best Contemporary R&B Album
    (For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

    • I Am... Sasha Fierce
      Beyoncé
      [Music World Music/Columbia]

    • Intuition
      Jamie Foxx
      [J Records]

    • The Introduction Of Marcus Cooper
      Pleasure P
      [Swagga Ent./Atlantic]

    • Ready
      Trey Songz
      [Songbook/Atlantic]

    • Thr33 Ringz
      T-Pain
      [Jive Records]

    Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album
    (For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

    • Audience Of One
      Heather Headley
      [EMI Gospel]

    • Renewed
      Sheri Jones-Moffett
      [EMI Gospel]

    • Just James
      J Moss
      [GospoCentric/ Verity]

    • Smokie Norful: Live
      Smokie Norful
      [EMI Gospel]

    • Bold Right Life
      Kierra Sheard
      [EMI Gospel]

    Best Gospel Song
    (A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

    • Born Again
      Tai Anderson, David Carr, Mark Lee & Mac Powell, songwriters (Third Day)
      Track from: Revelation
      [Essential Records; Publisher: Consuming Fire Music.]

    • City On Our Knees
      Cary Barlowe, Toby McKeehan & Jaime Moore, songwriters (TobyMac)
      [Forefront Records; Publishers: Achtober Songs, Emack Music, Jamnu Music, Castle Bound, Bummerman Music.]

    • Every Prayer
      Dayna Caddell, Israel Houghton, Aaron Lindsey & Ricardo Sanchez, songwriters (Israel Houghton & Mary Mary)
      Track from: The Power Of One
      [Integrity Music; Publishers: Warner-Tamerlane Publishing, Aaron Lindsey Publishing, Integrity's Praise! Music, Sound of the New Breed, gnidybab music, Ricardo Music Dot Com.]

    • God In Me
      Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell & Warryn Campbell, songwriters (Mary Mary Featuring Kierra "KiKi" Sheard)
      Track from: The Sound
      [Columbia Records; Publishers: EMI April Music, Wet Ink Red Music, That's Plum Song, It's Tea Tyme.]

    • The Motions
      Jason Houser, Sam Mizell & Matthew West, songwriters (Matthew West)
      Track from: Something To Say
      [Sparrow Records; Publishers: Word Music/Songs For Lulu/Simple Tense Songs/Wyzell Music/Songs of Extreme/Cedar Sides.]

    Best Gospel Performance
    (For solo, duo, group as collaborative performances. Singles or tracks with vocal containing Gospel lyrics. All genres of Gospel music are eligible.)

    • Free To Be Me
      Francesca Battistelli
      [Fervent Records/ Word Entertainment]

    • Jesus Is Love
      Heather Headley Featuring Smokie Norful
      Track from: Audience Of One
      [EMI Gospel]

    • I Believe
      Jonny Lang With Fisk Jubilee Singers
      Track from: Oh Happy Day
      [Vector Recordings/EMI Gospel]

    • Wait On The Lord
      Donnie McClurkin Featuring Karen Clark Sheard
      Track from: We All Are One (Live In Detroit)
      [Verity]

    • Born Again
      Third Day
      Track from: Revelation
      [Essential Records]