Friday, December 7

Nominations for the Grammy awards released!!


The 50th Grammy awards ceremony is set to take place on 10/02/2008 and the nominations for this year have been released. While Beyonce, Rhianna, Amy Winehouse and Justin Timberlake are all featured in a number of other categories, the R&B categories are as follows:

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

Mary J. Blige - Just Fine
Fantasia - When I See You
Alicia Keys - No One
Chrisette Michele - If I Have My Way
Jill Scott - Hate On Me

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

Raheem DeVaughn - Woman
Musiq Soulchild - B.U.D.D.Y.
Ne-Yo - Because Of You
Prince - Future Baby Mama
Tank - Please Don't Go

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

R. Kelly Featuring Usher - Same Girl
Chaka Khan Featuring Mary J. Blige - Disrespectful
Rihanna Featuring Ne-Yo - Hate That I Love You
Angie Stone Featuring Betty Wright - Baby
T-Pain Featuring Akon - Bartender

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

Otis Clay - Walk A Mile In My Shoes
Randy Crawford & Joe Sample - All Night Long
Gerald Levert - In My Songs
Ann Nesby - I Apologize
Ryan Shaw - I Am Your Man

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

Vikter Duplaix - Make A Baby
Dwele - That’s The Way Of The World
Lupe Fiasco Featuring Jill Scott - Daydreamin'
Meshell Ndegeocello - Fantasy
Alice Smith - Dream

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

India.Arie - Beautiful Flower
Rihanna Featuring Ne-Yo - Hate That I Love You
Alicia Keys - No One
Musiq Soulchild - Teachme
Fantasia - When I See U

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

Chaka Khan - Funk This
Ledisi - Lost & Found
Musiq Soulchild - Luvanmusiq
Jill Scott - The Real Thing
Tank - Sex, Love & Pain

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

Akon - Konvicted
Keyshia Cole - Just Like You
Fantasia - Fantasia
Emily King - East Side Story
Ne-Yo - Because Of You

Now personally I thought on the whole the nominations were fantastic, although there are 2 key albums/artists missing for me. No nominations for Joe or Brian McKnight?? I thought both had fantastic albums this year! I wanna hear who you guys think will win each category....drop a reply in the comments box with your thoughts on each one!! I'll big up everyone in a February post who correctly picks a winner!

Currently listening to: Mario - Skippin'

By Jonny G

1 comment:

GNVilla said...

The nominations this year are fantastic. I cant remember seeing so many talented artists. If only other ceremonies could take a leaf out of the Grammy's book.

My tips for winners:


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

Alicia Keys - No One will win it but for me Chrisette Michele - If I Have My Way


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

Ne-Yo - Because Of You


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


Rihanna Featuring Ne-Yo - Hate That I Love You will win it, for me though it goes to Angie Stone Featuring Betty Wright - Baby


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

Gerald Levert - In My Songs

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


Id give it to Dwele - That’s The Way Of The World but Lupe Fiasco Featuring Jill Scott - Daydreamin' will probably scoop it.

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

Alicia Keys - No One

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

Jill Scott - The Real Thing


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

Ne-Yo - Because Of You