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 by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
Currently held by H.E.R. featuring Daniel Caesar, "Best Part" (2019)
Website grammy.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]

Grammy Award accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States

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.

Contemporary R&B is a music genre that combines elements of rhythm and blues, pop, soul, funk, hip hop and electronic music.

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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

The award was discontinued in 1968, Aretha Franklin being the last winner Aretha Franklin on January 20, 2009.jpg
The award was discontinued in 1968, Aretha Franklin being the last winner
Corinne Bailey Rae was the recipient of the reintroduced award in 2012 Corinne Bailey Rae B&W.jpg
Corinne Bailey Rae was the recipient of the reintroduced award in 2012
Year [I] Performing artist(s)WorkNomineesRef.
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 H.E.R. featuring Daniel Caesar "Best Part" [21]
H.E.R. won this award in 2019 for her collaboration with Daniel Caesar, Best Part. H.E.R. (38406024151).jpg
H.E.R. won this award in 2019 for her collaboration with Daniel Caesar, Best Part.

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

Artists with multiple wins

5 wins

Artists with multiple nominations

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The Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance is an accolade presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally named the Gramophone Awards, to performers of quality traditional R&B vocal performances. The award was first given in 1999; until 2003, only albums were nominated, now just singles or tracks are. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony 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 Song has been awarded since 1969. From 1969 to 2000 it was known as the Grammy Award for Best Rhythm and Blues Song. The award is given to the songwriter(s) of the winning song, not to the performing artist(s). Beyoncé has won it a record four times, while Babyface, Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers and Alicia Keys have three wins each.

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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 Country Collaboration with Vocals was an honor presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, to quality country music collaborations for artists who do not normally perform together. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony 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 Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music 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, duo/groups or collaborative gospel or Contemporary Christian music (CCM) and its subgenres' recordings and is limited to singles or tracks only.

The Grammy Award for Best Soul Gospel Performance, Male or Female was an award presented at the 32nd Annual Grammy Awards in 1990 for quality soul gospel performances. The Grammy Awards, an annual ceremony that was established in 1958, and originally called the Gramophone Awards, are presented 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".

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The Grammy Award for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album is an award presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, to recording artists for releasing albums in the Latin rock, alternative or urban genres. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony 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 Rap Performance is an honor presented to recording artists for quality rap performances. It was first presented at the 31st Annual Grammy Awards in 1989 and again at the 32nd Annual Grammy Awards in 1990, after which point the award was split into two categories: Best Rap Solo Performance and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group. These two categories were combined again in 2012 as a result of a restructure of Grammy categories, and the reinstated Award for Best Rap Performance was presented at the 54th Grammy Awards in 2012.

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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.

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