Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

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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:

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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 .

Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were presented, for works released in the previous year.

Recipients

Year [I] Winner(s)PerformanceNomineesRef.
1967 Ray Charles "Crying Time" [1] [2]
1968 Lou Rawls "Dead End Street" [1] [3]
1969 Otis Redding "(Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay" [1] [4]
1970 Joe Simon "The Chokin' Kind" [1] [5]
1971 B.B. King "The Thrill Is Gone" [1] [6]
1972 Lou Rawls "A Natural Man" [1] [7]
1973 Billy Paul "Me and Mrs. Jones" [1] [8]
1974 Stevie Wonder "Superstition" [1] [9]
1975 Stevie Wonder "Boogie on Reggae Woman" [1] [10]
1976 Ray Charles Living for the City [1] [11]
1977 Stevie Wonder "I Wish" [1] [12]
1978 Lou Rawls Unmistakably Lou [1] [13]
1979 George Benson "On Broadway" [1] [14]
1980 Michael Jackson "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" [1] [15]
1981 George Benson Give Me the Night [1] [16]
1982 James Ingram "One Hundred Ways" [1] [16]
1983 Marvin Gaye "Sexual Healing" [1] [16]
1984 Michael Jackson "Billie Jean" [1] [16]
1985 Billy Ocean "Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)" [1] [16]
1986 Stevie Wonder In Square Circle [1] [16]
1987 James Brown "Living in America" [1] [16]
1988 Smokey Robinson "Just to See Her" [1] [16]
1989 Terence Trent D'Arby Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby [1] [16]
1990 Bobby Brown "Every Little Step" [1] [16]
1991 Luther Vandross "Here and Now" [1] [16]
1992 Luther Vandross Power of Love/Love Power [1] [16]
1993 Al Jarreau Heaven and Earth [1] [16]
1994 Ray Charles "A Song for You" [1] [16]
1995 Babyface "When Can I See You" [1] [16]
1996 Stevie Wonder "For Your Love" [1] [16]
1997 Luther Vandross "Your Secret Love" [1] [16]
1998 R. Kelly "I Believe I Can Fly" [1] [16]
1999 Stevie Wonder "St. Louis Blues" [1] [16]
2000 Barry White "Staying Power" [1] [16]
2001 D'Angelo "Untitled (How Does It Feel)" [1] [16]
2002 Usher "U Remind Me" [1] [16]
2003 Usher "U Don't Have to Call" [1] [16]
2004 Luther Vandross "Dance with My Father" [1] [16]
2005 Prince "Call My Name" [1] [16]
2006 John Legend "Ordinary People" [1] [16]
2007 John Legend "Heaven" [1] [16]
2008 Prince "Future Baby Mama" [1] [16]
2009 Ne-Yo "Miss Independent" [1] [16]
2010 Maxwell "Pretty Wings" [1] [16]
2011 Usher "There Goes My Baby" [1] [16]

Category Records

Most Wins

Rank1st2nd3rd
Artist Stevie Wonder Luther Vandross Lou Rawls
Usher
Total Wins7 Wins4 wins3 wins

Most Nominations

Rank1st2nd3rd
Artist Stevie Wonder Luther Vandross Marvin Gaye
Usher
Total Wins16 nominations15 nominations8 nominations

References

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  15. "Grammy Awards 1980". Awards & Shows.
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