R&B Stars Storm the 2018 Grammys Red Carpet

R&B stars came dressed to impress on the red carpet of the 60th Annual Grammy Awards in New York City. The star-studded event drew in a little bit of everyone including Ashanti, Mali Music, SZA, PJ Morton, Khalid, Gary Clark Jr. and many more.

See who nailed their red-carpet looks below.

Khalid 

Childish Gambino 

NE-YO 

Janelle Monáe 

Gary Clark Jr.

PJ Morton and his beautiful wife Kortni. 

Andra Day

Ashanti 

SZA 

India.Arie

Mali Music 

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60th Grammy Award Winners (R&B Edition)

The winners of the 60th Annual Grammy Awards are hot off the press. Unsurprisingly, the R&B winners were announced on the pre-telecast. Like the IRS, Bruno Mars came to collect. Mars took home all six trophies including Album of the Year for 24k Magic and Song of the Year for “That’s What I Like.”

The Weeknd picks up his second Best Urban Contemporary Album victory for Starboy. Newly signed RCA Records artist Childish Gambino takes home Best Traditional R&B Performance for “Redbone.”

See the complete list of R&B winners.

Best R&B Performance

“That’s What I Like” — Bruno Mars

Best Traditional R&B Performance

“Redbone” — Childish Gambino

Best R&B Song

“That’s What I Like” — Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars)

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Starboy — The Weeknd

Best R&B Album

24K Magic — Bruno Mars

Best Rap/Sung Performance

“LOYALTY.” — Kendrick Lamar Featuring Rihanna

Song Of The Year

“That’s What I Like” — Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars)

Record Of The Year 

“24K Magic” — Bruno Mars

Album Of The Year

“24K Magic” — Bruno Mars

 

 

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10 Facts About This Year’s Grammy Nominees (R&B Edition)

Back in November, the Recording Academy revealed the surprising nominations for the 60th Grammy Awards. Bruno Mars racked up six nominations, while Childish Gambino, Khalid, and SZA landed five nominations each.

Even though Recording Academy missed the mark by snubbing certain artists like Mary J. Blige and Tamar Braxton, the show must go on.

So before you make predictions on who will walk with away a prestigious Gramophone or plans on where to crash to watch music’s biggest night, review Rated R&B’s course outline with 10 interesting facts about the class of 2018.

Tune into the Grammys live on Sunday, Jan. 28 from Madison Square Garden in New York and broadcast on the CBS Television Network from 7:30–11:00 p.m. ET/4:30–8:00 p.m. PT.

1. SZA

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SZA is the first female R&B artist to be nominated for Best New Artist since Keri Hilson at the 52nd Grammy Awards in 2010.

2. Ledisi 

Holding a record of four nods, Ledisi is the most nominated female R&B artist in Best R&B Performance category. Also, at least one of Ledisi’s singles, from her last three studio albums, have scored a nomination. Take a look.

“Pieces of Me” lifted from Pieces of Me
“Like This” lifted from The Truth
“High” lifted from Let Love Rule

3. Bruno Mars


This year, marks Bruno Mars first set of career nominations in the R&B field. His nods include Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song for “That’s What I Like” and Best R&B Album for 24K Magic.

4.  PJ Morton

Four albums later, versatile musician PJ Morton notched his first-ever Best R&B Album nomination for 2017’s Gumbo.

5. Anthony Hamilton

Out of his 12 Grammy nominations, Anthony Hamilton has earned the most for Best Traditional R&B Performance with a total of four. His first nod in this category dates back to 2004 for “Comin’ from Where I’m From” to his latest for “What I’m Feelin'” with The Hamiltones.

6. Daniel Caesar and Kehlani

As lead artists, Daniel Caesar and Kehlani are the youngest singers nominated for Best R&B Performance this year. Both Caesar and Kehlani are 22 years old and share birthdays in April.

7. Musiq Soulchild

Musiq Soulchild receives his first Best R&B Album nomination in 10 years with Feel the Real. His previous nominated albums include 2007’s Luvanmusiq and 2003’s Juslisen.

8. Beyoncé

For the first time ever, Beyoncé is nominated as a featured artist in the Best Rap/Sung category for Jay-Z’s “Family Feud” lifted from 4:44. To date, the Houston native has been nominated as a solo performer five times, with only one win for “Crazy in Love” in 2004.

9. Childish Gambino

Childish Gambino snags his first General Field nominations this year. He third album, Awaken, My Love!, is nominated for Album of the Year while his eerie single “Redbone” is considered for Record of the Year.

10. Khalid

Khalid’s contribution to Logic’s “1-800-273-8255” makes him the only R&B artist to be nominated for Best Music Video this year.

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2018 Grammy Nominees Announced (R&B Edition)

The list of nominees for the 60th Grammy Awards has been revealed. Bruno Mars scores six nominations, while Childish Gambino, Khalid and SZA land five nominations each.

“I’m inspired by this year’s nominees and the incredible talent each possesses,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. “Their recordings are a true testament to how creatively alive and meaningful our music industry has become. Each nominee uses their craft to inspire, uplift, and tell stories of our world through their artistry. They provide a vibrant soundtrack that represents the highest level of excellence and continues to impact and reflect our culture.”

The Grammys will air live on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, from Madison Square Garden in New York and broadcast on the CBS Television Network from 7:30–11:00 p.m. ET/4:30–8:00 p.m. PT.

See the list of nominees below.

Best R&B Performance
(For new vocal or instrumental R&B recordings.)

“Get You” — Daniel Caesar featuring Kali Uchis
“Distraction” — Kehlani
“High” — Ledisi
“That’s What I Like” — Bruno Mars
“The Weekend” — SZA

Best Traditional R&B Performance
(For new vocal or instrumental traditional R&B recordings.)

“Laugh And Move On” — The Baylor Project
“Redbone” — Childish Gambino
“What I’m Feelin'” — Anthony Hamilton featuring The Hamiltones
“All The Way” — Ledisi
“Still” — Mali Music

Best R&B Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

“First Began” — PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton)
“Location” — Alfredo Gonzalez, Olatunji Ige, Samuel David Jiminez, Christopher McClenney, Khalid Robinson & Joshua Scruggs, songwriters (Khalid)
“Redbone” — Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)
“Supermodel” — Tyran Donaldson, Terrence Henderson, Greg Landfair Jr., Solana Rowe & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (SZA)
“That’s What I Like” — Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars)

Best Urban Contemporary Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded contemporary vocal tracks derivative of R&B.)

Free 6LACK – 6LACK
Awaken, My Love! — Childish Gambino
American Teen — Khalid
Ctrl — SZA
Starboy — The Weeknd

Best R&B Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new R&B recordings.)

Freudian — Daniel Caesar
Let Love Rule — Ledisi
24K Magic — Bruno Mars
Gumbo — PJ Morton
Feel The Real — Musiq Soulchild

Best Rap/Sung Performance
(For a solo or collaborative performance containing both elements of R&B melodies and Rap.)

“PRBLMS” — 6LACK
“Crew” — Goldlink Featuring Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy
“Family Feud” — JAY-Z Featuring Beyoncé
“LOYALTY.” — Kendrick Lamar Featuring Rihanna
“Love Galore” — SZA Featuring Travis Scott

Record Of The Year
“Redbone” — Childish Gambino
“Despacito” — Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
“The Story Of O.J.” — JAY-Z
“HUMBLE.” — Kendrick Lamar
“24K Magic” — Bruno Mars

Album Of The Year
Awaken, My Love! — Childish Gambino
4:44 — JAY-Z
DAMN. — Kendrick Lamar
Melodrama — Lorde
24K Magic — Bruno Mars

Song Of The Year
“Despacito” — Ramón Ayala, Justin Bieber, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Erika Ender, Luis Fonsi & Marty James Garton, songwriters (Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber)

“4:44” — Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters (JAY-Z)

“Issues” — Benny Blanco, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Julia Michaels & Justin Drew Tranter, songwriters (Julia Michaels)

“1-800-273-8255” — Alessia Caracciolo, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, Arjun Ivatury, Khalid Robinson, songwriters (Logic Featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid)

“That’s What I Like” — Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars)

Best New Artist:
Alessia Cara
Khalid
Lil Uzi Vert
Julia Michaels
SZA

See the full list of nominees here.

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