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0 50th Annual Grammy Grab to Spotlight Great R&B

There a 7 R&B categories in the 50th Annual Grammy Awards to be held Sunday, February 10th, 2008, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

Eligible music was released between October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2007.

Once upon a time the Grammy honorees shared about 26 awards each year. Now with over 100 categories and enough awards to stroke everyone's ego, the special nature of winning has been watered down.

If all of the nominated records in the Best R&B album category are new productions, rather than reissues, then what's the difference between this category and the Best Contemporary R&B album?

Maybe it's an artificial separation between some old school and new school performers.

Here are 5 of the 7 R&B categories and the nominees:

  • Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
    "Just Fine" Mary J. Blige

    "When I See You" Fantasia

    "No One" Alicia Keys

    "If I Have My Way" Chrisette Michele

    "Hate On Me" Jill Scott

  • Best Male R&B Vocal Performance "Woman" Raheem DeVaughn

    "B.U.D.D.Y." Musiq Soulchild

    "Because Of You" Ne-Yo

    "Future Baby Mama" Prince

    "Please Don't Go" Tank

  • Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals "Same Girl" R. Kelly Featuring Usher

    "Disrespectful" Chaka Khan Featuring Mary J. Blige

    "Hate That I Love You" Rihanna Featuring Ne-Yo

    "Baby" Angie Stone Featuring Betty Wright

    "Bartender" T-Pain Featuring Akon

  • Best R&B Album Funk This Chaka Khan

    Lost & Found Ledisi

    Luvanmusiq Musiq Soulchild

    The Real Thing Jill Scott

    Sex, Love & Pain Tank

  • Best Contemporary R&B Album Konvicted Akon

    Just Like You Keyshia Cole

    Fantasia Fantasia

    East Side Story Emily King

    Because Of You Ne-Yo

Grammy.com has all of the Grammy Nominees and categories.

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