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The 48th Grammy Awards...

Published by Warren Dell under on Wednesday, February 08, 2006
The music industry’s premier event The Grammy’s takes place tomorrow night at The Staples Center in Los Angeles and below is the Hip-Hop/R’n’B categories with my predictions in bold for who I think will walk away a winner.

The Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Alicia Keys – Unbreakable
Amerie – 1 Thing
Beyonce – Wishing On A Star
Mariah Carey – We Belong Together
Fantasia’s – Free Your Self

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

Jamie Foxx – Creepin
Usher – Superstar
Mario – Let Me Love You
Stevie Wonder – So What The Fuss
John Legend – Ordinary People

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

So Amazing – Beyonce and Stevie Wonder
If This World Were Mine – Alicia Keys and Jermaine Paul
Cater 2 U - Destiny’s Child
So High - John Legend and Lauryn Hill
How Will I Know – Stevie Wonder and Aisha Morris

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance

Aretha Franklin – A House Is Not A Home
Mariah Carey – Mine Again
Alicia Keys – If I Was Your Woman
Fantasia – Summertime
John Legend – Stay With You

Best Urban/Alternative Performance

Mos Def – Ghetto Rock
Damien Marley – Welcome To Jamorock
Floetry – Superstar
Van Hunt – Dust
Gorillaz – Dirty Harry

Best R&B Song

Mariah Carey – We Belong Together
Destiny’s Child – Cater 2 You
Fantasia – Free Yourself
John Legend – Ordinary People
Alicia Keys - Unbreakable

Best R&B Album

Earth, Wind and Fire – Illumination
Stevie Wonder – A Time To Love
John Legend – Get Lifted
Alicia Keys – Unplugged
Fantasia – Free Yourself

Best Contemporary R&B Album

Mariah Carey – Emancipation Of Mimi
Destiny’s Child – Destiny Fulfilled
Amerie – Touch
Mario – Turning Point
Omarion - O

Best Rap Solo Performance

Eminem – Mockingbird
50 Cent – Disco Inferno
T.I – U Don’t Know Me
Ludacris – Number One Spot
Common – Testify
Kanye West – Gold Digger

Best rap Performance By A Group Or Duo

Ying Yang Twins – Wait (Whisper Song)
Black Eyed Peas – Don’t Phunk With My Heart
Common and Last Poets – The Conrer
The Game and 50 Cent – Hate It Or Love It
Eminem, 50 Cent & Dr.Dre - Encore

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

Ciara and Missy Elliott – 1,2 Step
Destiny’s Child, T.I and Lil Wayne – Soldier
Jay-Z and Linkin Park – Numb/Encore
Gwen Stefani and Eve – Rich Girl
Common, Kanye West and John Legend – They Say

Best Rap Song

50 Cent – Candy Shop
The Game and 50 Cent – Hate It Or Love It
Kanye West – Diamonds
Black Eyed Peas – Don’t Phunk With My Heart
Missy Elliott, CIara and Fatman Scoop – Lose Control

Best Rap Album

Eminem – Encore
50 Cent – The Massacre
Kanye West – Late Registration
Common – Be
Missy Elliott – Cookbook

Results will be posted tomorrow...


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