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Robert Glasper Experiment Wins Grammy for Best R&B Album; Frank Ocean, Jay-Z, Miguel, Lecrae, Beyonce & other Top Urban Winners

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Posted February 12, 2013 by Davidm in NEWS
Robert Glasper Experiment: Best R&B Album Recipients

Robert Glasper Experiment: Best R&B Album Recipients

Grammys in the fields of R&B and Rap were given out Sunday, February 10, mostly at the pre-telecast at the Nokia Theater prior to the main show at Staples Center. Jay-Z and Kanye received two Grammys for their hit song with the controversial title, “N**gas In Paris.” Here is a complete list of Grammy nominees and winners in R&B, Rap and Gospel.

Best R&B Performance

Thank You, Estelle

Gonna Be Alright (f.t.b.), Robert Glasper Experiment featuring Ledisi

I Want You, Luke James

Adorn, Miguel

WINNER: Climax, Usher

Beyonce: Grammy Recipient for Best R&B Traditional Performance for “Love on Top”

Beyonce, winner of Best Traditional R&B Performance

Beyonce, winner of Best Traditional R&B Performance

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Lately, Anita Baker

WINNER: Love On Top, Beyoncé

Wrong Side Of A Love Song, Melanie Fiona

Real Good Hands, Gregory Porter

If Only You Knew, Swv

Best R&B Song

WINNER: Adorn, Miguel Pimentel, songwriter (Miguel)

Beautiful Surprise, Tamia Hill, Claude Kelly & Salaam Remi, songwriters (Tamia)

Heart Attack, Benjamin Levin, Rico Love & Tremaine Neverson, songwriters (Trey Songz)

Pray For Me, Antonio Dixon, Kenny Edmonds, Anthony Hamilton & Patrick “jque” Smith, songwriters (Anthony Hamilton)

Refill, Darhyl “dj” Camper, Elle Varner & Andrew “pop” Wansel, songwriters (Elle Varner)

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Fortune, Chris Brown

Kaleidoscope Dream, Miguel

WINNER: Channel Orange, Frank Ocean

Best R&B Album

WINNER: Black Radio, Robert Glasper Experiment

Back To Love, Anthony Hamilton

Write Me Back, R. Kelly

Beautiful Surprise, Tamia

Open Invitation, Tyrese

A Grammy Double Winner in the Rap Field

A Grammy Double Winner in the Rap Field

Best Rap Performance

Hyfr (Hell Ya … Right), Drake Featuring Lil’ Wayne

WINNER: Paris, Jay-z & Kanye West

Daughters, Nas

Mercy, Kanye West featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz

I Do, Young Jeezy featuring Jay-z & André 3000

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

Wild Ones, Flo Rida Featuring Sia

WINNER: No Church In The Wild, Jay-z & Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean & The-dream

Tonight (Best You Ever Had), John Legend Featuring Ludacris

Cherry Wine, Nas Featuring Amy Winehouse

Talk That Talk, Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z

Best Rap Song

Daughters, Nasir Jones & Ernest Wilson, songwriters (Patrick Adams, Gary Decarlo, Dale Frashuer & Paul Leka, songwriters) (Nas) Track From: Life Is Good

Lotus Flower Bomb, Olubowale Akintimehin, S. Joseph Dew, Jerrin Howard, Walker Johnson & Miguel Jontel Pimentel, songwriters (Wale Featuring Miguel)

Mercy, Sean Anderson, Tauheed Epps, Stephan Taft, James Thomas, Terrence Thornton & Kanye West, songwriters (Denzie Beagle, Winston Riley & Reggie Williams, songwriters) (Kanye West featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz)

The Motto, Dwayne Carter, Aubrey Graham & Tyler Williams, songwriters (Drake Featuring Lil’ Wayne)

WINNER: Paris, Shawn Carter, Mike Dean, Chauncey Hollis & Kanye West, Songwriters (W.A. Donaldson, songwriter) (Jay-Z & Kanye West)

Young, Wild & Free, Calvin Broadus, Chris Brody Brown, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Peter Hernandez & Cameron Thomaz, songwriters (t. Bluechel, M. Borrow, T. Griffin, K. Jackson, N. Lee & M. Newman, songwriters) (Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa featuring Bruno Mars)

Best Rap Album

WINNER: Take Care, Drake

Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1, Lupe Fiasco

Life Is Good, Nas

Undun, The Roots

God Forgives, I Don’t, Rick Ross

Based On A T.r.u. Story, 2 Chainz

Best Gospel Song

WINNER: Go Get It: Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell & Warryn Campbell, songwriters (Mary Mary)

Hold On Cheryl Fortune, James Fortune & Terence Vaughn, songwriters (James Fortune & FIYA, Monica & Fred Hammond)

I Feel Good Phillip Feaster, Fred Hammond, Jonathan Miller & Calvin Rodgers, songwriters (Fred Hammond) Track from: God, Love & Romance

My Testimony Aaron Lindsey & Marvin Sapp, songwriters (Marvin Sapp) Track from: I Win

Released Donald Lawrence, songwriter (Bill Winston & Living Word Featuring Donald Lawrence)

Lecrae, Recipient on the Best Gospel Album Grammy

Lecrae, Recipient on the Best Gospel Album Grammy

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance

WINNER: 10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) Matt Redman Track from: 10,000 Reasons

Jesus, Friend of Sinners Casting Crowns Track from: Come To The Well

Take Me To The King Tamela Mann

Go Get It Mary Mary

My Testimony Marvin Sapp Track from: I Win

Best Gospel Album

WINNER: Gravity Lecrae

Identity James Fortune & FIYA

Jesus At The Center Live Israel & New Breed

I Win Marvin Sapp

Worship Soul Anita Wilson


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