GRAMMY Awards Winners & Nominees for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

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Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

 

53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2010)
 
winner
Usher

There Goes My Baby

nominees

El DeBarge

Second Chance

Jaheim

Finding My Way Back

Kem

Why Would You Stay

Musiq Soulchild

We're Still Friends

Musiq Soulchild (& Kirk Whalum)

52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2009)
 
winner
Maxwell

Pretty Wings

nominees

Musiq Soulchild

Sobeautiful

Pleasure P

Under

Charlie Wilson

There Goes My Baby

Anthony Hamilton

The Point Of It All

51st Annual GRAMMY Awards (2008)
 
winner
Ne-Yo

Miss Independent

nominees

Eric Benét

You're The Only One

Take You Down

Chris Brown

Trey Songz

Can't Help But Wait

Usher

Here I Stand

50th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2007)
 
winner
Prince

Future Baby Mama

nominees

Musiq Soulchild

B.U.D.D.Y.

Ne-Yo

Because Of You

Tank

Please Don't Go

Raheem DeVaughn
49th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2006)
 
winner
John Legend

Heaven

nominees

Ne-Yo

So Sick

Prince

Black Sweat

Lionel Richie

I Call It Love

Luther Vandross

Got You Home

48th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2005)
 
winner
John Legend

Ordinary People

nominees

Mario

Let Me Love You

Usher

Superstar

Stevie Wonder

So What The Fuss

Jamie Foxx

Creepin'

47th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2004)
 
winner
Prince

Call My Name

nominees

Anthony Hamilton

Charlene

R. Kelly

Happy People

Brian McKnight

What We Do Here

Usher

Burn

46th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2003)
 
winner
Luther Vandross

Dance With My Father

nominees

R. Kelly

Step In The Name Of Love

Brian McKnight

Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda

Ruben Studdard

Superstar

Tyrese

How You Gonna Act Like That

45th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2002)
 
winner
Usher

U Don't Have To Call

nominees

Joe

Let's Stay Home Tonight

R. Kelly

The World's Greatest

Musiq Soulchild

Halfcrazy

Remy Shand

Take A Message

44th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2001)
 
winner
Usher

U Remind Me

nominees

Case

Missing You

Maxwell

Lifetime

Brian McKnight

Love Of My Life

Musiq Soulchild
43rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2000)
 
winner
D'Angelo

Untitled (How Does It Feel)

nominees

Joe

I Wanna Know (Track)

R. Kelly

I Wish (Single)

Brian McKnight

Stay Or Let It Go (Single)

Thong Song (Track)

42nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1999)
 
winner
Barry White

Staying Power

nominees

Peabo Bryson

Did You Ever Know (Track)

Maxwell

Fortunate (Single)

Tyrese

Sweet Lady (Track)

R. Kelly

When A Woman's Fed Up (Track)

41st Annual GRAMMY Awards (1998)
 
winner
Stevie Wonder

St. Louis Blues

nominees

Brian McKnight

The Only One For Me (Single)

Luther Vandross

I Know (Single)

Maxwell

Matrimony: Maybe You (Track)

Usher

My Way (Single)

40th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1997)
 
winner
R. Kelly

I Believe I Can Fly

nominees

Curtis Mayfield

Back To Living Again (Single)

Kenny Lattimore

For You (Single)

Luther Vandross

When You Call On Me/baby That's When I Come Runnin' (Track)

Usher

You Make Me Wanna (Single)

39th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1996)
 
winner
Luther Vandross

Your Secret Love

nominees

Curtis Mayfield

New World Order (Track)

Al Green

A Change Is Gonna Come (Track)

D'Angelo

Lady (Track)

Like A Woman (Track)

The Tony Rich Project

38th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1995)
 
winner
Stevie Wonder

For Your Love

nominees

Barry White

Baby's Home (Track)

D'Angelo

Brown Sugar (Single)

Prince

I Hate U (Single)

Montell Jordan

This Is How We Do It (Single)

37th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1994)
 
winner
Babyface

When Can I See You

nominees

Barry White

Practice What You Preach (Single)

Al Jarreau

Wait For The Magic (Track)

Luther Vandross

Always And Forever (Track)

Tevin Campbell

I'm Ready (Single)

36th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1993)
 
winner
Ray Charles

A Song For You

nominees

Tevin Campbell

Can We Talk (Single)

Babyface

For The Cool In You (Single)

Luther Vandross

How Deep Is Your Love (Single)

Teddy Pendergrass

Voodoo (Single)

35th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1992)
 
winner
Al Jarreau

Heaven And Earth

nominees

Michael Jackson

Jam (Single)

Peabo Bryson

Lost In The Night (Single)

Tevin Campbell

T.E.V.I.N. (Album)

GRAMMYs

Humpin' Around (Single)

34th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1991)
 
winner
Luther Vandross

Power Of Love

nominees

Peabo Bryson

Can You Stop The Rain (Single)

Stevie Wonder

Gotta Have You (Single)

Teddy Pendergrass

How Can You Mend A Broken Heart (Single)

Keith Washington

Kissing You (Single)

GRAMMYs

Love Over Due (Album)

33rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1990)
 
winner
Luther Vandross

Here And Now

nominees

Tevin Campbell

Round And Round (Single)

Babyface

Whip Appeal (Single)

Johnny Gill

Johnny Gill (Album)

Al B. Sure!

Missunderstanding (Single)

32nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1989)
 
winner
GRAMMYs

Every Little Step

nominees

Prince

Batdance (Single)

Al Jarreau

Heart's Horizon (Album)

Luther Vandross

She Won't Talk To Me (Single)

Smokey Robinson

We've Saved The Best For Last (Single)

31st Annual GRAMMY Awards (1988)
 
winner

Introducing The Hardline According To Terence Trent D'arby

nominees

Al B. Sure!

Nite And Day (Single)

Luther Vandross

Any Love (Album)

Stevie Wonder

Characters (Album)

Teddy Pendergrass

Joy (Album)

30th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1987)
 
winner
Smokey Robinson

Just To See Her

nominees

Michael Jackson

Bad (Single)

Wilson Pickett

In The Midnight Hour (Track)

Jonathan Butler

Lies (Single)

Stevie Wonder

Skeletons (Single)

29th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1986)
 
winner
GRAMMYs

Living In America

nominees

Oran "Juice" Jones

The Rain (Single)

Luther Vandross

Give Me The Reason (Single)

Billy Ocean

Love Zone (Single)

Al Jarreau

Since I Fell For You (Track)

28th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1985)
 
winner
Stevie Wonder

In Square Circle

nominees

Philip Bailey

Chinese Wall (Album)

Al Jarreau

High Crime (Track)

Luther Vandross

The Night I Fell In Love (Album)

Freddie Jackson

You Are My Lady (Single)

27th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1984)
 
winner
Billy Ocean

Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)

nominees

James Ingram

It's Your Night (Album)

Stevie Wonder

The Woman In Red (Track)

Jeffrey Osborne

Don't Stop (Album)

Bill Withers

In The Name Of Love (Track)

26th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1983)
 
winner
Michael Jackson

Billie Jean

nominees

Prince

International Lover (Track)

Marvin Gaye

Midnight Love (Album)

James Ingram

Party Animal (Single)

Jeffrey Osborne

Stay With Me Tonight

25th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1982)
 
winner
Marvin Gaye

Sexual Healing

nominees

Ray Parker Jr.

The Other Woman (Album)

George Benson

Turn Your Love Around (Single)

Stevie Wonder

Do I Do (Single)

Luther Vandross

Forever, For Always, For Love (Album)

24th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1981)
 
winner
James Ingram

One Hundred Ways

nominees

Teddy Pendergrass

I Can't Live Without Your Love (Single)

Luther Vandross

Never Too Much (Album)

Carl Carlton

She's A Bad Mama Jama (She's Built, She's Stacked) (Single)

Rick James

Street Songs (Single)

23rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1980)
 
winner
George Benson

Give Me The Night

nominees

Stevie Wonder

Master Blaster (Jammin') (Single)

Al Jarreau

Never Givin' Up (Single)

Larry Graham

One In A Million You (Album)

Jermaine Jackson

Let's Get Serious (Single)

22nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1979)
 
winner
Michael Jackson

Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough

nominees

Smokey Robinson

Cruisin' (Single)

Isaac Hayes

Don't Let Go (Single)

George Benson

Love Ballad (Track)

Elton John

Mama Can't Buy Love (Single)

Ray Charles

Some Enchanted Evening (Single)

21st Annual GRAMMY Awards (1978)
 
winner
George Benson

On Broadway

nominees

Ray Charles

I Can See Clearly Now (Single)

GRAMMYs

When You Hear Lou, You've Heard It All (Album)

Teddy Pendergrass

Close The Door (Single)

Peter Brown

Dance With Me (Single)

20th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1977)
 
winner
GRAMMYs

Unmistakably Lou

nominees

A Real Mother For Ya

Joe Tex

Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman) (Single)

Marvin Gaye

Got To Give It Up (Part I) (Single)

B.B. King

It's Just A Matter Of Time (Track)

19th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1976)
 
winner
Stevie Wonder

I Wish

nominees

Joe Simon

I Need You, You Need Me (Single)

Marvin Gaye

I Want You (Album)

Boz Scaggs

Lowdown (Single)

Johnnie Taylor

Disco Lady (Single)

GRAMMYs

Groovy People (Track)

18th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1975)
 
winner
Ray Charles

Living For The City

nominees

Isaac Hayes

Chocolate Chip (Album)

Al Green

L-O-V-E (Love) (Single)

Major Harris

Love Won't Let Me Wait (Single)

Ben E. King

Supernatural Thing - Part I (Single)

17th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1974)
 
winner
Stevie Wonder

Boogie On Reggae Woman

nominees

Hang On In There Baby (Single)

Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye - Live (Album)

George McCrae

Rock Your Baby (Single)

Eddie Kendricks

Boogie Down (Single)

16th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1973)
 
winner
Stevie Wonder

Superstition

nominees

Al Green

Call Me (Come Back Home) (Single)

Barry White

I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby (Single)

Eddie Kendricks

Keep On Truckin' (Single)

Marvin Gaye

Let's Get It On (Album)

15th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1972)
 
winner
Billy Paul

Me And Mrs. Jones

nominees

Curtis Mayfield

Freddie's Dead (Single)

Joe Tex

I Gotcha (Single)

Ray Charles

What Have They Done To My Song Ma (Single)

Joe Simon

Drowning In The Sea Of Love (Single)

14th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1971)
 
winner
GRAMMYs

A Natural Man

nominees

B.B. King

Ain't Nobody Home (Single)

Marvin Gaye

Inner City Blues (Make You Wanna Holler) (Single)

Isaac Hayes

Never Can Say Goodbye (Single)

Stevie Wonder

We Can Work It Out (Single)

13th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1970)
 
winner
B.B. King

The Thrill Is Gone

nominees

Wilson Pickett

Engine #9 (Single)

Clarence Carter

Patches (Single)

Stevie Wonder

Signed, Sealed, Delivered (Single)

GRAMMYs

War (Single)

12th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1969)
 
winner
Joe Simon

The Chokin' Kind

nominees

Ray Charles

Doing His Thing (Single)

Jerry Butler

Ice Man Cometh (Album)

B.B. King

Live And Well (Album)

GRAMMYs

Your Good Thing (Is About To End) (Single)

11th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1968)
 
winner
Otis Redding

(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay

nominees

Joe Simon

(You Keep Me) Hangin' On (Single)

Stevie Wonder

For Once In My Life (Single)

Marvin Gaye

I Heard It Through The Grapevine (Single)

Johnnie Taylor

Who's Making Love (Single)

10th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1967)
 
winner
GRAMMYs

Dead End Street

nominees

Wilson Pickett

Funky Broadway

Jackie Wilson

Higher And Higher

Joe Tex

Skinny Legs And All (Single)

Otis Redding

Try A Little Tenderness

9th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1966)
 
winner
Ray Charles

Crying Time

nominees

GRAMMYs

It's A Man's Man's Man's World (Single)

GRAMMYs

Love Is A Hurtin' Thing (Single)

Stevie Wonder

Uptight (Single)

Percy Sledge

When A Man Loves A Woman (Single)