Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

The Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance was awarded between 1968 and 2011. The award has had several minor name changes:

The award category was discontinued in 2012 as part of a major overhaul of the Grammy categories. It was merged with Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals into a single category for Best R&B Performance.

Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were presented, for works released in the previous year.


Year[I] Winner(s) Performance Nominees Ref.
1967 Charles, RayRay Charles "Crying Time" [1][2]
1968 Rawls, LouLou Rawls "Dead End Street" [1][3]
1969 Redding, OtisOtis Redding "(Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay" [1][4]
1970 Joe Simon "The Chokin' Kind" [1][5]
1971 King, B.B.B.B. King "The Thrill Is Gone" [1][6]
1972 Rawls, LouLou Rawls "A Natural Man" [1][7]
1973 Paul, BillyBilly Paul "Me and Mrs. Jones" [1][8]
1974 Wonder, StevieStevie Wonder "Superstition" [1][9]
1975 Wonder, StevieStevie Wonder "Boogie on Reggae Woman" [1][10]
1976 Charles, RayRay Charles Living for the City [1][11]
1977 Wonder, StevieStevie Wonder "I Wish" [1][12]
1978 Rawls, LouLou Rawls Unmistakably Lou [1][13]
1979 Benson, GeorgeGeorge Benson "On Broadway" [1][14]
1980 Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" [1][15]
1981 Benson, GeorgeGeorge Benson Give Me the Night [1][16]
1982 Ingram, JamesJames Ingram "One Hundred Ways" [1][16]
1983 Gaye, MarvinMarvin Gaye "Sexual Healing" [1][16]
1984 Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson "Billie Jean" [1][16]
1985 Ocean, BillyBilly Ocean "Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)" [1][16]
1986 Wonder, StevieStevie Wonder In Square Circle [1][16]
1987 Brown, JamesJames Brown "Living in America" [1][16]
1988 Robinson, SmokeySmokey Robinson "Just to See Her" [1][16]
1989 D'Arby, Terence TrentTerence Trent D'Arby Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby [1][16]
1990 Brown, BobbyBobby Brown "Every Little Step" [1][16]
1991 Vandross, LutherLuther Vandross "Here and Now" [1][16]
1992 Vandross, LutherLuther Vandross Power of Love/Love Power [1][16]
1993 Jarreau, AlAl Jarreau Heaven and Earth [1][16]
1994 Charles, RayRay Charles "A Song for You" [1][16]
1995 Babyface "When Can I See You" [1][16]
1996 Wonder, StevieStevie Wonder "For Your Love" [1][16]
1997 Vandross, LutherLuther Vandross "Your Secret Love" [1][16]
1998 Kelly, R.R. Kelly "I Believe I Can Fly" [1][16]
1999 Wonder, StevieStevie Wonder "St. Louis Blues" [1][16]
2000 White, BarryBarry White "Staying Power" [1][16]
2001 D'Angelo "Untitled (How Does It Feel)" [1][16]
2002 Usher "U Remind Me" [1][16]
2003 Usher "U Don't Have to Call" [1][16]
2004 Vandross, LutherLuther Vandross "Dance with My Father" [1][16]
2005 Prince "Call My Name" [1][16]
2006 Legend, JohnJohn Legend "Ordinary People" [1][16]
2007 Legend, JohnJohn Legend "Heaven" [1][16]
2008 Prince "Future Baby Mama" [1][16]
2009 Ne-Yo "Miss Independent" [1][16]
2010 Maxwell "Pretty Wings" [1][16]
2011 Usher "There Goes My Baby" [1][16]

Category Records

Most Wins

Rank 1st 2nd 3rd
Artist Stevie Wonder Luther Vandross Lou Rawls
Total Wins 7 Wins 4 wins 3 wins

Most Nominations

Rank 1st 2nd 3rd
Artist Stevie Wonder Luther Vandross Marvin Gaye
Total Wins 16 nominations 15 nominations 8 nominations


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