Grammy Award Nominations Announced

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]

 
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