2010 R&B And Rap Grammy Nominations

 |  December 3, 2009
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Field 6 – R&B

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Category 23

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
Beyoncé
Track from: I Am… Sasha Fierce
[Music World Music/Columbia]

It Kills Me
Melanie Fiona
[SRC/Universal Motown]

That Was Then
Lalah Hathaway
Track from: Self Portrait
[Stax Records/Concord Music Group]

Goin’ Thru Changes
Ledisi
Track from: Turn Me Loose
[Verve Forecast]

Lions, Tigers & Bears
Jazmine Sullivan
[J Records]

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Category 24

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

The Point Of It All
Anthony Hamilton
Track from: The Point Of It All
[So So Def]

Pretty Wings
Maxwell
Track from: Blacksummers’ Night
[Columbia]

Sobeautiful
Musiq Soulchild
Track from: OnMyRadio
[Atlantic]

Under
Pleasure P
Track from: The Introduction Of Marcus Cooper
[Swagga Ent./Atlantic]

There Goes My Baby
Charlie Wilson
Track from: Uncle Charlie
[Jive Records]

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Category 25

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
(For duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

Blame It
Jamie Foxx & T-Pain
[J Records]

Chocolate High
India.Arie & Musiq Soulchild
Track from: Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics
[Soulbird/Universal Republic]

Ifuleave
Musiq Soulchild & Mary J. Blige
Track from: OnMyRadio
[Atlantic]

Higher Ground
Robert Randolph & The Clark Sisters
Track from: Oh Happy Day
[EMI Gospel]

Love Has Finally Come At Last
Calvin Richardson & Ann Nesby
Track from: Facts Of Life The Soul Of Bobby Womack
[Shanachie Entertainment Corp.]

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Category 26

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

At Last
Beyoncé
Track from: Cadillac Records Music From The Motion Picture
[Music World Music/Columbia]

Soul Music
Anthony Hamilton
Track from: Soul Men Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
[Stax/Concord]

Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
Boney James & Quinn
Track from: Send One Your Love
[Concord Records]

Sow Love
Ann Nesby
Track from: The Lula Lee Project
[It's Time Child Records/Tyscot]

Woman Gotta Have It
Calvin Richardson
Track from: Facts Of Life The Soul Of Bobby Womack
[Shanachie Entertainment Corp.]

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Category 27

Best Urban/Alternative Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

Daykeeper
The Foreign Exchange
Track from: Leave It All Behind
[Hard Boiled Records]

All Matter
Robert Glasper & Bilal
Track from: Double Booked
[Blue Note]

Pearls
India.Arie & Dobet Gnahore
Track from: Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics
[Soulbird/Universal Republic]

A Tale Of Two
Eric Roberson, Ben O’Neill & Michelle Thompson
Track from: Music Fan First
[Blue Erro Soul]

Blend
Tonex
Track from: Unspoken
[Battery Records]

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Category 28

Best R&B Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

Blame It
James T. Brown, John Conte, Jr., Jamie Foxx, Christopher Henderson, Brandon R. Melanchon, Breyon Prescott, T-Pain & Nathan L. Walker, songwriters (Jamie Foxx & T-Pain)
[J Records; Publishers: Sly As A Foxx Music/Bug Music, Gifted Source Music/EMI April Music, It's N8 Publishing, James T. Brown, Brandon R. Melanchon, John Conte, Jr., Nappypub Music/Universal Music Z Songs, Chameleon Publishing.]

Lions, Tigers & Bears
Salaam Remi & Jazmine Sullivan, songwriters (Jazmine Sullivan)
[J Records; Publishers: Nappy Puddy Music/Universal Music-Z Tunes, Salaam Remi Music/EMI April Music.]

Pretty Wings
Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell)
Track from: Blacksummers’ Night
[Columbia; Publishers: Sony/ATV Tunes/Muszewell, EMI April Music, Ben Ami Music.]

Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
Thaddis Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart, songwriters (Beyoncé)
Track from: I Am… Sasha Fierce
[Music World Music / Columbia; Publishers: Songs of Peer/March 9th Publishing, 2082 Music/WB Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Tunes, Suga Wuga Music, B-Day Publishing/EMI April Music.]

Under
D. Babbs, L. Bereal, M. Cooper, A. Dixon, J. Franklin, T. Jones, R. New & K. Stephens, songwriters (Pleasure P)
Track from: The Introduction Of Marcus Cooper
[Swagga Ent./Atlantic; Publishers: Tank1176Music/Blackfountain/Antonio Dixon's Muzik/EMI April Music/Notting Dale Songs/Lonnalistic/Songs4ronnie/Doverland 301 Music/Thailand Music/K.Stephens Music/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing, Silverplatinumy2k.]

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Category 29

Best R&B Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

The Point Of It All
Anthony Hamilton
[So So Def]

Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics
India.Arie
[Soulbird/Universal Republic]

Turn Me Loose
Ledisi
[Verve Forecast]

Blacksummers’ Night
Maxwell
[Columbia]

Uncle Charlie
Charlie Wilson
[Jive Records]

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Category 30

Best Contemporary R&B Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

I Am… Sasha Fierce
Beyoncé
[Music World Music/Columbia]

Intuition
Jamie Foxx
[J Records]

The Introduction Of Marcus Cooper
Pleasure P
[Swagga Ent./Atlantic]

Ready
Trey Songz
[Songbook/Atlantic]

Thr33 Ringz
T-Pain
[Jive Records]

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Field 7 – Rap

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Category 31

Best Rap Solo Performance
(For a solo Rap performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

Best I Ever Had
Drake
[Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Motown]

Beautiful
Eminem
Track from: Relapse
[Aftermath/Interscope Records]

D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)
Jay-Z
[Roc Nation]

Day ‘N’ Nite
Kid Cudi
[Universal Motown/Good/Fool's Gold]

Casa Bey
Mos Def
Track from: The Ecstatic
[Downtown Records]

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Category 32

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group
(For duo, group or collaborative performances of Rap only. Singles or Tracks only.)

Too Many Rappers
Beastie Boys & Nas
[Capitol]

Crack A Bottle
Eminem, Dr. Dre & 50 Cent
Track from: Relapse
[Aftermath/Interscope]

Money Goes, Honey Stay
Fabolous & Jay-Z
Track from: Loso’s Way
[Def Jam]

Make Her Say
Kid Cudi, Kanye West & Common
[Universal Motown/GOOD Music]

Amazing
Kanye West & Young Jeezy
Track from: 808s & Heartbreak
[Roc-A-Fella]

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Category 33

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
(For a Rap/Sung collaborative performance by artists who do not normally perform together. Singles or Tracks only.)

Ego
Beyoncé & Kanye West
[Music World Music/Columbia]

Knock You Down
Keri Hilson, Kanye West & Ne-Yo
Track from: In A Perfect World…
[MMG/Zone 4/Interscope Records]

Run This Town
Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West
[Roc Nation]

I’m On A Boat
The Lonely Island & T-Pain
Track from: Incredibad
[Universal Republic Records]

Dead And Gone
T.I. & Justin Timberlake
Track from: Paper Trail
[Grand Hustle/Atlantic]

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Category 34

Best Rap Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

Best I Ever Had
Aubrey Drake Graham, D. Hamilton & M. Samuels, songwriters (Drake)
[Aspire/Young Money/Cash Money; Publisher: Sony/ATV Tunes.]

Day ‘N’ Nite
S. Mescudi & O. Omishore, songwriters (Kid Cudi)
[Universal Motown/Good/Fool's Gold; Publishers: Elsie's Baby Boy, Owo Olorun, Universal Music Publishing.]

Dead And Gone
C. Harris, R. Tadross & J. Timberlake, songwriters (T.I. & Justin Timberlake)
Track from: Paper Trail
[Grand Hustle/Atlantic; Publishers: Crown Club Publishing/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing/Tenman Tunes/Universal Z Tunes/Cleopatra's Sons Music/EMI April Music.]

D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)
Shawn Carter & Ernest Wilson, songwriters (Gary DeCarlo, Dale Frashuer, Paul Leka, Janko Nilovic & Dave Sucky, songwriters) (Jay-Z)
[Atlantic; Publishers: EMI April Music, Carter Boys Music/Chrysalis Songs/No ID Music, Unichappell Music, APM Music.]

Run This Town
Shawn Carter, R. Fenty, M. Riddick, Kanye West & E. Wilson, songwriters (Athanasios Alatas, songwriter) (Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West)
[Roc Nation; Publishers: EMI April Music, Carter Boys Music/Please Gimme My Publishing/EMI Blackwood/Chrysalis Songs/No ID Music/All The Above Publishing/Sony ATV/Annauhi Music/Athanasios Alatas Publishing.]

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Category 35

Best Rap Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

Universal Mind Control
Common
[Geffen]

Relapse
Eminem
[Aftermath/Interscope]

R.O.O.T.S.
Flo Rida
[Poe Boy/Atlantic]

The Ecstatic
Mos Def
[Downtown Records]

The Renaissance
Q-Tip
[Universal Motown]