Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance

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Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance
Awarded forquality vocal or instrumental R&B recordings
CountryUnited States
Presented byNational Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
Currently held byBruno Mars, "That's What I Like" (2018)
Websitegrammy.com

The Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance is an award presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards.[1] According to the 54th Grammy Awards description guide it is designed for solo, duo/groups or collaborative (vocal or instrumental) R&B recordings and is limited to singles or tracks only.[2]

The award was originally awarded from 1959 to 1961 as Best Rhythm & Blues Performance and then from 1962 to 1968 as Best Rhythm & Blues Recording before being discontinued. In 2012, the award was brought back combining the previous categories for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and Best Urban/Alternative Performance. The restructuring of these categories was a result of the Recording Academy's wish to decrease the list of categories and awards and to eliminate the distinctions between male and female performances, and between solo and duo/groups performances.[3]

Recipients[edit]

The award was discontinued in 1968, Aretha Franklin being the last winner
Corinne Bailey Rae was the recipient of the reintroduced award in 2012
Year[I] Performing artist(s) Work Nominees Ref.
1959 The Champs "Tequila" [4]
1960 Dinah Washington "What a Diff'rence a Day Makes" [5]
1961 Ray Charles "Let the Good Times Roll" [6]
1962 Ray Charles "Hit the Road Jack" [7]
1963 Ray Charles "I Can't Stop Loving You" [8]
1964 Ray Charles "Busted" [9]
1965 Nancy Wilson "How Glad I Am" [10]
1966 James Brown "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" [11]
1967 Ray Charles "Crying Time" [12]
1968 Aretha Franklin "Respect" [13]
2012 Corinne Bailey Rae "Is This Love" [14]
2013 Usher "Climax" [15]
2014 Snarky Puppy featuring Lalah Hathaway "Something" [16]
2015 Beyoncé featuring Jay Z "Drunk in Love" [17]
2016 The Weeknd "Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)" [18]
2017 Solange "Cranes in the Sky" [19]
2018 Bruno Mars "That's What I Like" [20]
2019 Winner TBA on 10 February 2019

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

Artists with multiple wins[edit]

5 wins

Artists with multiple nominations[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grammy Awards at a Glance". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. Retrieved April 24, 2010.
  2. ^ "Category Mapper". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on June 4, 2012. Retrieved November 25, 2011.
  3. ^ Grammy Awards restructuring
  4. ^ "Grammy Awards 1959 (May)". Awards & Shows. Retrieved July 20, 2011.
  5. ^ "Grammy Awards 1959". Awards & Shows. Retrieved July 20, 2011.
  6. ^ "Grammy Awards 1961". Awards & Shows.
  7. ^ "Grammy Awards 1962". Awards & Shows.
  8. ^ "Grammy Awards 1963". Awards & Shows.
  9. ^ "Grammy Awards 1964". Awards & Shows.
  10. ^ "Grammy Awards 1965". Awards & Shows.
  11. ^ "Grammy Awards 1966". Awards and Shows. Retrieved December 11, 2012.
  12. ^ "Grammy Awards 1967". Awards and Shows. Retrieved December 11, 2012.
  13. ^ "Grammy Awards 1968". Awards & Shows.
  14. ^ "2011 – 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees And Winners: R&B Field". The Recording Academy. November 30, 2011.
  15. ^ "Grammys 2013: Winners List". Billboard. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  16. ^ 2014 Nominees
  17. ^ "57th Grammy Nominees". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 5, 2014.
  18. ^ Billboard.com, 7 December 2015
  19. ^ "59th Grammy Nominees". Grammy. Archived from the original on February 1, 2012. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  20. ^ "Grammys 2018 Nominees: The Complete List". Billboard. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  21. ^ Grammy.com, 7 December 2018