Give Thanks For This Year’s Grammy Nominees!


I missed a bit of the fun while I was live-blogging the Grammy Nominations concert last night, but as soon as I emerged from the theater, Twitter was abuzz with news of nominations from some of our favorites. Artists such as Foreign Exchange, Lalah Hathaway, Eric Roberson, Ledisi, Robert Glasper, Bilal, Mos Def, Melanie Fiona, and others were all nominated. While no one will know the outcome until January when the Grammy Awards take place, let’s give thanks and celebrate these true Soul artists getting recognized for a job well done…and a place in our collective musical hearts.

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Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

  • Lalah Hathaway: “That Was Then”
  • Ledisi: “Goin’ Thru Changes”
  • Melanie Fiona: “It Kills Me”
  • Jazmine Sullivan: “Lions, Tigers & Bears”

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

  • Anthony Hamilton: “The Point Of It All”
  • Maxwell: “Pretty Wings”
  • Musiq Soulchild: “Sobeautiful”

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

  • India.Arie & Musiq Soulchild: “Chocolate High”
  • Musiq Soulchild & Mary J. Blige: “Ifuleave”
  • Calvin Richardson & Ann Nesby: “Love Has Finally Come At Last”

Best Urban/Alternative Performance

  • The Foreign Exchange: “Daykeeper”
  • Robert Glasper & Bilal: “All Matter”
  • India.Arie & Dobet Gnahore: “Pearls”
  • Eric Roberson, Ben O’Neill & Michelle Thompson: “A Tale Of Two”

Best R&B Song

  • Hod David & Musze, songwriters: “Pretty Wings”
  • Salaam Remi & Jazmine Sullivan, songwriters: “Lions, Tigers & Bears”

Best R&B Album

  • Anthony Hamilton: The Point Of It All
  • India.Arie: Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics
  • Ledisi: Turn Me Loose
  • Maxwell: Blacksummers’night

Best Rap Solo Performance

  • Mos Def: “Casa Bey”

Best Rap Album

  • Common: Universal Mind Control
  • Q-Tip: The Renaissance
  • Mos Def: The Ecstatic

Congratulations to all the nominees! A full listing of all Grammy nominations can be found here. That being said, how happy are you with 2010 Grammy nominations? Is there anyone you feel the Grammys missed? Let us know in the comments.

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