0 Grammy Award Sunday Salutes 7 Soulful Honorees

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  • by Kingsley H. Smith
  • 12/09/2008

The 2008 Grammy Award nominees have been announced. 110 awards will be presented including 7 for R&B - soul. Here are 5 of the 7 R&B categories:

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance:

  • "Me, Myself And I," Beyonce'
  • "Heaven Sent," Keyshia Cole
  • "Spotlight," Jennifer Hudson
  • "Superwoman," Alicia Keys
  • "Need U Bad," Jazmine Sullivan

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance:

  • "You're The Only One," Eric Bene't
  • "Take You Down," Chris Brown
  • "Miss Independent," Ne-Yo
  • "Can't Help But Wait," Trey Songz
  • "Here I Stand," Usher

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance:

  • "A Change Is Gonna Come," Wayne Brady
  • "You've Got The Love I Need," Al Green Featuring Anthony Hamilton
  • "Baby I Know," Linda Jones with Helen Bruner & Terry Jones
  • "Love That Girl," Raphael Saadiq
  • "In Love With Another Man," Jazmine Sullivan

Best Contemporary R&B Album:

  • Growing Pains, Mary J. Blige
  • Back Of My Lac', J. Holiday
  • First Love, Karina
  • Year Of The Gentleman, Ne-Yo
  • Fearless, Jazmine Sullivan

Best R&B Album:

  • Love & Life, Eric Bene't
  • Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA, Boyz II Men
  • Lay It Down, Al Green
  • Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Hudson
  • The Way I See It, Raphael Saadiq

For the Best R&B Album category, all of them are quite good. Look for a 3-way toss-up between Al Green, Jennifer Hudson, and ex Tony! Toni! Tone'! guy Raphael Saadiq.

The 51st Annual Grammy Awards will be presented on "Grammy Sunday," February 8, 2009, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California (broadcast live on CBS from 8 - 11:30 p.m Eastern).

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