Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance
|Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance|
|Awarded for||quality traditional R&B vocal performances|
|Presented by||National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences|
The Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance is an accolade presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally named the Gramophone Awards, to performers of quality traditional R&B vocal performances. The award was first given in 1999; until 2003, only albums were nominated, now just singles or tracks are. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position."
Between 1999 and 2002, this accolade was originally known as Best Traditional R&B Vocal Album. It was renamed in 2003, being awarded for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance. Since 2012 the accolade has been known as Best Traditional R&B Performance.
Singers Aretha Franklin and Beyoncé hold the record for the most wins as a performer in this category, with two each. Aretha won her first award in 2004 and a second at the 2006 ceremony, while Beyoncé won her first award in 2010 and second at the 2013 ceremony. The American R&B soul rock group The Temptations holds the record for the most nominations, with a total of four. Raphael Saadiq and Ann Nesby hold the record for the most nominations without a win, with three each.
|1999||LaBelle, PattiPatti LaBelle||Live! One Night Only|
|2000||White, BarryBarry White||Staying Power|
|2002||Knight, GladysGladys Knight||At Last|
|2003|| Khan, ChakaChaka Khan
The Funk Brothers
|"What's Going On"|
|2004||Franklin, ArethaAretha Franklin||"Wonderful"|
|2006||Franklin, ArethaAretha Franklin||"A House Is Not a Home"|
|2007|| Benson, GeorgeGeorge Benson
|"God Bless the Child"|
|2008||Levert, GeraldGerald Levert||"In My Songs"|
|2009|| Green, AlAl Green
|"You've Got the Love I Need"|
|2010||, BeyoncéBeyoncé||"At Last"|
|2011|| Legend, JohnJohn Legend
|"Hang on in There"|
|2012|| Cee Lo Green
|"Fool for You"|
|2013||Beyoncé||"Love on Top"|
|2014||Gary Clark Jr.||Please Come Home|
|2015||Robert Glasper Experiment
|2016||Lalah Hathaway||Little Ghetto Boy|
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- 2014 Nominees
- List of Nominees 2015
- Billboard.com, 7 December 2015