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The Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance was awarded between 1968 and 2011. The award has had several minor name changes:
A Grammy Award, or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievements in the music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest. The Grammys are the second of the Big Three major music awards held annually.
The award category was discontinued in 2012 as part of a major overhaul of the Grammy categories. It was merged with Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals into a single category for Best R&B Performance .
The Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance was an honor presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, to female recording artists for quality R&B songs. Awards in several categories are distributed 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."
The Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal was awarded between 1970 and 2011. From 1967 to 1969 and in 1971 the award included instrumental performances. The award had several minor name changes:
Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were presented, for works released in the previous year.
|1967||Ray Charles||"Crying Time"|
|1968||Lou Rawls||"Dead End Street"|
|1969||Otis Redding||"(Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay"|
|1970||Joe Simon||"The Chokin' Kind"|
|1971||B.B. King||"The Thrill Is Gone"|
|1972||Lou Rawls||"A Natural Man"|
|1973||Billy Paul||"Me and Mrs. Jones"|
|1975||Stevie Wonder||"Boogie on Reggae Woman"|
|1976||Ray Charles||Living for the City|
|1977||Stevie Wonder||"I Wish"|
|1978||Lou Rawls||Unmistakably Lou|
|1979||George Benson||"On Broadway"|
|1980||Michael Jackson||"Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"|
|1981||George Benson||Give Me the Night|
|1982||James Ingram||"One Hundred Ways"|
|1983||Marvin Gaye||"Sexual Healing"|
|1984||Michael Jackson||"Billie Jean"|
|1985||Billy Ocean||"Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)"|
|1986||Stevie Wonder||In Square Circle|
|1987||James Brown||"Living in America"|
|1988||Smokey Robinson||"Just to See Her"|
|1989||Terence Trent D'Arby||Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby|
|1990||Bobby Brown||"Every Little Step"|
|1991||Luther Vandross||"Here and Now"|
|1992||Luther Vandross||Power of Love/Love Power|
|1993||Al Jarreau||Heaven and Earth|
|1994||Ray Charles||"A Song for You"|
|1995||Babyface||"When Can I See You"|
|1996||Stevie Wonder||"For Your Love"|
|1997||Luther Vandross||"Your Secret Love"|
|1998||R. Kelly||"I Believe I Can Fly"|
|1999||Stevie Wonder||"St. Louis Blues"|
|2000||Barry White||"Staying Power"|
|2001||D'Angelo||"Untitled (How Does It Feel)"|
|2002||Usher||"U Remind Me"|
|2003||Usher||"U Don't Have to Call"|
|2004||Luther Vandross||"Dance with My Father"|
|2005||Prince||"Call My Name"|
|2006||John Legend||"Ordinary People"|
|2008||Prince||"Future Baby Mama"|
|2011||Usher||"There Goes My Baby"|
|Artist||Stevie Wonder||Luther Vandross|| Lou Rawls |
|Total Wins||7 Wins||4 wins||3 wins|
|Artist||Stevie Wonder||Luther Vandross|| Marvin Gaye |
|Total Wins||16 nominations||15 nominations||8 nominations|
The 22nd Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 27, 1980, at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, and were broadcast live on American television. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the year 1979. This year was notable for being the first year to have a designated category for Rock music.
The 28th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 25, 1986, at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the previous year, 1985.
The Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance was a Grammy Award recognizing superior vocal performance by a male in the pop category, the first of which was presented in 1959. It was discontinued after the 2011 Grammy season. The award went to the artist. Singles or tracks only are eligible.
The Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance was a Grammy Award recognizing superior vocal performance by a female in the pop category, the first of which was presented in 1959. It was discontinued after the 2011 Grammy season. The award went to the artist. Singles or tracks only are eligible.
The Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals was awarded between 1966 and 2011. The award had several minor name changes:
The Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance was awarded between 1965 and 2011. The award has had several minor name changes:
The 11th Annual Grammy Awards were held on March 12, 1969. They recognized accomplishments of musicians for the year 1968.
The 12th Annual Grammy Awards were held on March 11, 1970. They recognized accomplishments of musicians for the year 1969.
The 26th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 28, 1984, at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, and were broadcast live on American television. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the year 1983. Michael Jackson who had been recovering from scalp burns sustained due to an accident which occurred during filming of a Pepsi commercial, won a record eight awards during the show. It is notable for garnering the largest Grammy Award television audience ever.
The Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance was first awarded in 1965, to Dottie West. The award has had several minor name changes:
The Grammy Award for Best Performance by a Chorus was awarded from 1961 to 1968. In its first year, the award specified that a "chorus" contains seven or more artists. This award was presented alongside the award for Best Performance by a Vocal Group. Before 1961 these awards were combined into the Grammy Award for Best Performance by a Vocal Group or Chorus.
The Grammy Awards in the Best Contemporary (R&R) Performance categories were awarded in 1966, 1967 and 1968. They appeared in different guises at the Grammy's, aimed at male and female soloists and duos/groups. The Recording Academy used these categories to distinguish contemporary or rock 'n' roll recordings from traditional pop recordings, which had their own Best Pop Vocal Performance categories for male and female soloists and for duos or groups.
Throughout the history of the Grammy Awards, many significant records have been set. This page only includes the competitive awards which have been won by various artists. This does not include the various special awards that are presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences such as Lifetime Achievement Awards, Trustees Awards, Technical Awards or Legend Awards. The page however does include other non-performance related Grammys that may have been presented to the artist(s).
The Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance is an award presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards. According to the 54th Grammy Awards description guide it is designed for solo performance pop recordings and is limited to singles or tracks only.