60th Annual Grammy Awards

2018 Grammy Nominees For the R&B Categories

60th Annual Grammy Awards

The nominees for the 2018 Grammy Awards have been announced today, and as usual there is much intrigue around the R&B Categories for us lovers of the genre.

This year isn’t much different than the past few years, in that we remain at just five categories for the entire r&b genre. Similarly, major label artists snatch up the bulk of the nominations, but we get to celebrate those indie artists who broke through and are recognized.

Check out the full list below.

Best R&B Performance:

“Get You” — Daniel Caesar Featuring Kali Uchis
“Distraction” — Kehlani
“High” — Ledisi
“That’s What I Like” — Bruno Mars
“The Weekend” — SZA

Best Traditional R&B Performance:

“Laugh And Move On” — The Baylor Project
“Redbone” — Childish Gambino
“What I’m Feelin’” — Anthony Hamilton Featuring The Hamiltones
“All The Way” — Ledisi
“Still” — Mali Music

Best R&B Song:

“First Began” — PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton)
“Location” — Alfredo Gonzalez, Olatunji Ige, Samuel David Jiminez, Christopher McClenney, Khalid Robinson & Joshua Scruggs, songwriters (Khalid)
“Redbone” — Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)
“Supermodel” — Tyran Donaldson, Terrence Henderson, Greg Landfair Jr., Solana Rowe & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (SZA)
“That’s What I Like” — Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars)

Best Urban Contemporary Album:

Free 6LACK — 6LACK
“Awaken, My Love!” — Childish Gambino
American Teen — Khalid
Ctrl — SZA
Starboy — The Weeknd

Best R&B Album:

Freudian — Daniel Caesar
Let Love Rule — Ledisi
24K Magic — Bruno Mars
Gumbo — PJ Morton
Feel The Real –Musiq Soulchild


  • Omar says:

    Won’t lie, I think Bruno Mars might sweep the singles categories this year, but Daniel Caesar will be serious competition in the R&B Album category..Out of the nominees for the contemporary album category, would be good to see SZA win it, but something tells me Khalid will clinch it.

  • Omar says:

    If you read the Best Album category on Billboard, you know that Bruno Mars will win R&B Album of the Year and Childish Gambino will win Urban Contemporary,