Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance

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Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance
A gold gramophone trophy with a plaque set on a table
Gilded gramophone trophy presented to Grammy Award winners
Awarded for quality traditional R&B vocal performances
Country United States
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded 1999
Last awarded 2013
Official website grammy.com

The Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance is an accolade presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally named the Gramophone Awards,[1] to performers of quality traditional R&B vocal performances. The award was first given in 1999; until 2003, only albums were nominated, now just singles or tracks are. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position."[2]

Between 1999 and 2002, this accolade was originally known as Best Traditional R&B Vocal Album. It was renamed in 2003, being awarded for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance. Since 2012 the accolade has been known as Best Traditional R&B Performance.

Singers Aretha Franklin and Beyoncé hold the record for the most wins as a performer in this category, with two each. Aretha won her first award in 2004 and a second at the 2006 ceremony, while Beyoncé won her first award in 2010 and second at the 2013ceremony. The American R&B soul rock group The Temptations holds the record for the most nominations, with a total of four. Raphael Saadiq and Ann Nesby hold the record for the most nominations without a win, with three each.

Recipients[edit]

An image of an African-American woman wearing a shirt green dress whilst singing into a microphone that she is holding with her right hand. She has short black hair and is also wearing large silver earrings.
Patti LaBelle was the first winner in this category with Live! One Night Only in 1999.
A picture of an African-American woman singing into a microphone that she is holding with her left hand.  She is wearing a light grey hat and gloves with a dark grey coat.  People can be seen sitting in the background.
Aretha Franklin holds the record for most wins. She first won the award in 2004 for "Wonderful" and won again at the 2006 ceremony for "A House Is Not a Home".
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At the 2005 ceremony, Prince won the award for his performance on "Musicology".
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Beyoncé Knowles also holds the record for most wins. Knowles won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance in 2010 for her vocals on her cover of "At Last" and in 2013 for "Love on Top".
Year[I] Performing artist(s) Nationality Work Nominees Ref.
1999 LaBelle, PattiPatti LaBelle  United States Live! One Night Only [3]
2000 White, BarryBarry White  United States Staying Power [4]
2001 The Temptations  United States Ear-Resistible [5]
2002 Knight, GladysGladys Knight  United States At Last [6]
2003 Khan, ChakaChaka Khan and The Funk Brothers  United States "What's Going On" [7]
2004 Franklin, ArethaAretha Franklin  United States "Wonderful" [8]
2005 Prince  United States "Musicology" [9]
2006 Franklin, ArethaAretha Franklin  United States "A House Is Not a Home" [10]
2007 Benson, GeorgeGeorge Benson, Al Jarreau and Jill Scott  United States "God Bless the Child" [11]
2008 Levert, GeraldGerald Levert  United States "In My Songs" [12]
2009 Green, AlAl Green and Anthony Hamilton  United States "You've Got the Love I Need" [13]
2010 , BeyoncéBeyoncé  United States "At Last" [14]
2011 Legend, JohnJohn Legend and The Roots  United States "Hang on in There" [15]
2012 Cee Lo Green and Melanie Fiona  United States  Canada "Fool for You"
2013 Beyoncé  United States "Love on Top"
2014 Gary Clark Jr.  United States Please Come Home [16]

^[I] Each year is linked to the article about the Grammy Awards held that year.

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References[edit]

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  1. ^ "Grammy Awards at a Glance". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. Retrieved May 13, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Overview". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved May 14, 2011. 
  3. ^ Kot, Greg (January 6, 1999). "10 Nominations Put Lauryn Hill Atop Grammy Heap". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Company. p. 10. Retrieved May 14, 2011. 
  4. ^ "TLC Gets Six Grammy Nominations; Whitney And Lauryn Hill Also Up For Awards". Jet. Johnson Publishing Company. January 24, 2000. p. 59. Retrieved June 20, 2011. 
  5. ^ "43rd Grammy Awards". CNN (Time Inc). February 21, 2001. Retrieved June 20, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Complete List Of Grammy Nominees". CBS News. CBS Broadcasting Inc. January 4, 2002. Retrieved June 20, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Complete list of Grammy nominees; ceremony set for Feb. 23". San Francisco Chronicle. Hearst Corporation. January 8, 2003. p. 3. Retrieved June 20, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Complete list of Grammy Award nominations". Deseret News. Jim M. Wall. December 5, 2003. p. 3. Retrieved June 20, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Grammy Award nominees in top categories". USA Today. Gannett Company. December 7, 2004. Retrieved June 20, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Complete list of Grammy Award nominations". USA Today. Gannett Company. December 8, 2005. Retrieved June 20, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Complete list of Grammy nominees". San Francisco Chronicle. Hearst Corporation. December 8, 2006. p. 3. Retrieved June 20, 2011. 
  12. ^ "The Complete List of Grammy Nominees". The New York Times. December 6, 2007. Retrieved June 20, 2011. 
  13. ^ Conner, Thomas (December 3, 2009). "Complete list of Grammy nominees". Chicago Sun-Times. Sun-Times Media Group. Retrieved June 20, 2011. 
  14. ^ Partridge, Kenneth (December 2, 2009). "Nominees for 2010 Grammy Awards Announced – Full List". Spinner.com. AOL. Retrieved June 20, 2011. 
  15. ^ "2011 Grammy Awards – complete list of nominees". Los Angeles Daily News. Jack Klunder. December 2, 2010. Retrieved June 20, 2011. 
  16. ^ 2014 Nominees

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