Exploring The R&B Field Nominees

A look at the nominees in the R&B Field categories for the 56th GRAMMY Awards
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    Tamar Braxton
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    Fantasia
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    Anthony Hamilton
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    Hiatus Kaiyote
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    Miguel
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    Snarky Puppy
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    Lalah Hathaway
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    Gary Clark Jr.
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    Gregory Porter
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    Ryan Shaw
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    PJ Morton
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    Justin Timberlake
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    Salaam Remi
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    Mack Wilds
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    Faith Evans
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    Alicia Keys
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    John Legend
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    Rihanna
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    Chrisette Michele
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    TGT's Tank, Ginuwine and Tyrese
January 10, 2014 -- 4:28 pm PST
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You've seen the list of nominees, now take a closer look at the artists nominated in the R&B Field categories for the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards.

GRAMMY winner Fantasia and first-time GRAMMY nominee Tamar Braxton lead the R&B Field with three nominations each. Additional first-time nominees include Gary Clark Jr., James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Ginuwine, Hiatus Kaiyote, Kendrick Lamar, Al Sherrod Lambert, Maysa, Jairus Mozee, Snarky Puppy, Harmony Samuels, Kyle Stewart, and Mack Wilds. Artists looking to add to their GRAMMY collection include Missy Elliott, Faith Evans, Anthony Hamilton, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Chrisette Michele, Miguel, Rihanna, Timothy Mosley (aka Timbaland), Justin Timberlake, and Q-Tip.

Best R&B Performance

Tamar Braxton, "Love And War"

Braxton has three nominations this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of her career.

Anthony Hamilton, "Best Of Me"

Hamilton has two nominations this year, 12 prior GRAMMY nominations and one prior GRAMMY win.

Hiatus Kaiyote Featuring Q-Tip, "Nakamarra"

Hiatus Kaiyote have one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of their career. Q-Tip has one nomination this year, eight prior GRAMMY nominations, including those with A Tribe Called Quest, and one prior GRAMMY win.

Miguel Featuring Kendrick Lamar, "How Many Drinks?"

Miguel has two nominations, including Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "Power Trip" (with J. Cole), six prior GRAMMY nominations and one prior GRAMMY win. Lamar has seven nominations this year, including Album Of The Year for Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of his career.

Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway, "Something"

Snarky Puppy have one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of their career. Hathaway has one nomination this year and two prior GRAMMY nominations.

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Gary Clark Jr., "Please Come Home"

Clark has two nominations this year, including Best Rock Song for "Ain't Messin 'Round," marking the first GRAMMY nominations of his career.

Fantasia, "Get It Right"

Fantasia has three nominations this year, eight prior GRAMMY nominations and one prior GRAMMY win.

Maysa, "Quiet Fire"

Maysa has one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of her career.

Gregory Porter, "Hey Laura"

Porter has two nominations this year, including Best Jazz Vocal Album for Liquid Spirit, and two prior GRAMMY nominations.

Ryan Shaw, "Yesterday"

Shaw has one nomination this year and two prior GRAMMY nominations.

Best R&B Song

Anthony Hamilton, "Best Of Me" (Anthony Hamilton & Jairus Mozee, songwriters)

Hamilton has two nominations this year, 12 prior GRAMMY nominations and one prior GRAMMY win. Mozee has one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of his career.

Tamar Braxton, "Love And War" (Tamar Braxton, Darhyl Camper Jr., LaShawn Daniels & Makeba Riddick, songwriters)

Braxton has three nominations this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of her career. Camper has one nomination this year and one prior GRAMMY nomination. Daniels has one nomination this year, seven prior GRAMMY nominations and one prior GRAMMY win. Riddick has one nomination this year and four prior GRAMMY nominations.

PJ Morton Featuring Stevie Wonder, "Only One" (PJ Morton, songwriter)

Morton has one nomination this year and two prior GRAMMY nominations as a member of Maroon 5. 

Justin Timberlake, "Pusher Love Girl" (James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley & Justin Timberlake, songwriters)

Fauntleroy and Harmon have one nomination each this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of their respective careers. Mosley (aka Timbaland) has two nominations this year, 16 prior GRAMMY nominations and two prior GRAMMY wins. Timberlake has seven nominations this year, including Best Pop Vocal Album for The 20/20 Experience — The Complete Experience, 28 prior GRAMMY nominations, including those with 'N Sync, and six prior GRAMMY wins.

Fantasia Featuring Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliott, "Without Me" (Fantasia Barrino, Missy Elliott, Al Sherrod Lambert, Harmony Samuels & Kyle Stewart, songwriters)

Barrino has three nominations this year, eight prior GRAMMY nominations and one prior GRAMMY win. Elliott has one nomination this year, 21 prior GRAMMY nominations and four prior GRAMMY wins. Lambert, Samuels and Stewart have one nomination each this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of their respective careers. 

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Tamar Braxton, Love And War

Braxton has three nominations this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of her career.

Fantasia, Side Effects Of You

Fantasia has three nominations this year, eight prior GRAMMY nominations and one prior GRAMMY win.

Salaam Remi, One: In The Chamber

Remi has one nomination this year and six prior GRAMMY nominations.

Rihanna, Unapologetic

Rihanna has two nominations this year, including Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Stay" (with Mikky Ekko), 21 prior GRAMMY nominations and six prior GRAMMY wins.

Mack Wilds, New York: A Love Story

Wilds has one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of his career.

Best R&B Album

Faith Evans, R&B Divas

Evans has one nomination this year, six prior GRAMMY nominations and one prior GRAMMY win.

Alicia Keys, Girl On Fire

Keys has one nomination this year, 27 prior GRAMMY nominations and 14 prior GRAMMY wins.

John Legend, Love In The Future

Legend has one nomination this year, 21 prior GRAMMY nominations and nine prior GRAMMY wins.

Chrisette Michele, Better

Michele has one nomination this year, two prior GRAMMY nominations and one prior GRAMMY win.

TGT, Three Kings

TGT (Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank) have one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of their career as a group, and the first GRAMMY nomination for Ginuwine. Tyrese and Tank have three and four prior GRAMMY nominations, respectively.

Who will take home the awards in the R&B Field categories? Tune in to the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Jan. 26, 2014, taking place at Staples Center in Los Angeles and airing live on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

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