R&B was alive and well at the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards. We were pleased to see some of our favorite artists not only get nominations but also walk away with their very own GRAMMYs for their mantles at home. While hip hop got a lot of real estate during last night's telecast thanks to Kendrick Lamar, the five R&B categories were awarded off-air earlier in the day at the Premiere Ceremony. While the likes of Jazmine Sullivan, Tyrese and Faith Evans garnered noms, they unfortunately didn't make the cut but alas, our girl Lalah Hathaway accepted the GRAMMY for Best Traditional R&B Performance for "Little Ghetto Boy." During her acceptance speech, where she got a little stuck going up the stairs, she thanked her father for leaving a song to give to the people.
D’Angelo, who made his epic return to music in 2014 after a 14-year hiatus, beat out Jazmine, Tyrese, Leon Bridges and Andra Day, and took home two awards, which brought fellow songwriter Kendra Foster on stage to accept them. One for Best R&B Song winner for "Really Love," and the other for Best R&B Album for Black Messiah.
Shaking things up a tad, The Weeknd also nabbed two awards, beating out Tamar Braxton, Andra and Hiatus Kaiyote for Best R&B Performance and The Internet, Miguel, Kehlani and Lianne La Havas for Best Urban Contemporary Album. That wraps up the five R&B categories but you can still check out who got snubbed or left GRAMMY-less when you visit GRAMMY.com. Check out the list of R&B category winners right here and be sure to congratulate them -- if you think they earned their award at least.
BEST R&B PERFORMANCE Winner
"Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)" – The Weeknd
BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE Winner
"Little Ghetto Boy" – Lalah Hathaway- Advertisement -
BEST R&B SONG Winner
"Really Love" – D'Angelo and the Vanguard- Advertisement -
BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM Winner
Beauty Behind The Madness – The Weeknd- Advertisement -
BEST R&B ALBUM Winner
Black Messiah – D'Angelo And The Vanguard