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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]

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]

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.]

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.]

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]

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.]

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]

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]

Rap

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]

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]

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]

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.]

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]

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