Grammy Awards 2019: The Hip-Hop And R&B Winners List
Who do you think is taking home a gramophone tonight?
There were some who foolishly surmised that rhythm and blues were dead. With the global take over of hip-hop, many assumed the lyrics and melodies that rocked us to sleep or made us still believe in love were of yesteryear.
However, the R&B nominees for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards airing tonight (Feb. 10) proved that R&B isn't dead, in fact, it's alive and well. With legends earning nods such as Toni Braxton and Lalah Hathaway, as well as newcomers H.E.R and Daniel Caesar, all show that the spectrum for R&B is far, wide and ever reaching.
Among the contenders within the Rap categories, industry darling Cardi B is going to head to head with the 6-God as well as Travis Scott in the Best Rap Performance Categories, making it anyone's game.
Check out the list of winners below in the hip-hop and R&B categories.
Best R&B Performance
- Toni Braxton: "Long As I Live"
- The Carters: "Summer"
- Lalah Hathaway: "Y O Y"
- H.E.R. Featuring Daniel Caesar: "Best Part" - WINNER
- PJ Morton: "First Began"
Best Traditional R&B Performance
- Leon Bridges: "Bet Ain't Worth The Hand" - WINNER
- Bettye LaVette: "Don't Fall Apart On Me Tonight"
- Major: "Honest"
PJ Morton Featuring Yebba: "How Deep Is Your Love" - WINNER
Charlie Wilson Featuring Lalah Hathaway: "Made For Love"
Best R&B Song
- Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai & Dijon McFarlane, songwriters (Ella Mai): "Boo'd Up" - WINNER
- Jermaine Cole, Miguel Pimentel & Salaam Remi, songwriters (Miguel Featuring J. Cole & Salaam Remi): "Come Through And Chill"
- Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino): "Feels Like Summer"
- Darhyl Camper Jr, H.E.R. & Justin Love, songwriters (H.E.R.): "Focus"
- Paul Boutin, Toni Braxton & Antonio Dixon, songwriters (Toni Braxton): "Long As I Live"
Best Urban Contemporary Album
- The Carters: Everything Is Love - WINNER
- Chloe x Halle: The Kids Are Alright
- Chris Dave And The Drumhedz: Chris Dave and The Drumheadz
- Miguel: War & Leisure
- Meshell Ndegeocello: Ventriloquism
Best R&B Album
- Toni Braxton: Sex & Cigarettes
- Leon Bridges: Good Thing
- Lalah Hathaway: Honestly
- H.E.R: H.E.R. - WINNER
- PJ Morton: GUMBO UNPLUGGED (LIVE)
Best Rap Performance
- Cardi B "Be Careful"
- Drake: "Nice For What"
- Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake: "King's Dead" - WINNER
- Anderson .Paak: "Bubblin" - WINNER
- Travis Scott Drake, (Big Hawk) & Swae Lee: "Sicko Mode"
Best Rap/Sung Performance
- Christina Aguilera Featuring Goldlink: "Like I Do"
- 6lack Featuring J. Cole: "Pretty Little Fear"
- Childish Gambino: "This Is America" - WINNER
- Kendrick Lamar & SZA "All The Stars"
- Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage "Rockstar"
Best Rap Song
- Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake): "God's Plan" - WINNER
- Kendrick Duckworth, Samuel Gloade, James Litherland, Johnny McKinzie, Axel Morgan, Mark Spears, Travis Walton, Nayvadius Wilburn & Michael Williams II, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake): "King's Dead"
- R. Fraser, G. Lucas, M. Mathers, M. Samuels & J. Sweet, songwriters (Eminem Featuring Joyner Lucas) "Lucky You"
- Khalif Brown, Rogét Chahayed, BryTavious Chambers, Mike Dean, Mirsad Dervic, Kevin Gomringer, Tim Gomringer, Aubrey Graham, Chauncey Hollis, Jacques Webster, Ozan Yildirim & Cydel Young, songwriters (Travis Scott, Drake, (Big Hawk) & Swae Lee): "Sicko Mode"
- K. Duckworth, A. Hernandez, J. McKinzie, M. Samuels & C. Thompson, songwriters (Jay Rock): "Win"
Best Rap Album
- Cardi B: Invasion of Privacy - WINNER
- Mac Miller: Swimming
- Nipsey Hussle: Victory Lap
- Pusha T: Daytona
- Travis Scott: Astroworld
Best Gospel Performance/Song
- Jekalyn Carr; Allen Carr & Jekalyn Carr: "You Will Win"
- Koryn Hawthorne: "Won't He Do It"
- TORI KELLY Featuring KIRK FRANKLIN; Kirk Franklin & Victoria Kelly: "Never Alone" - WINNER
- Jonathan McReynolds Featuring DOE; Jonathan McReynolds & Will Reagan: "Cycles"
- Brian Courtney Wilson; Aaron W. Lindsey, Alvin Richardson & Brian Courtney Wilson: "A Great Work"
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
- Cory Asbury; Cory Asbury, Caleb Culver & Ran Jackson: "Reckless Love"
Lauren Daigle; Lauren Daigle, Jason Ingram & Paul Mabury: "You Say" - WINNER
for KING & COUNTRY; Ben Glover, Matt Hales, Stephen Blake Kanicka, Seth Mosley, Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone & Tedd Tjornhom: "Joy"
- MercyMe Featuring John Reuben; David Garcia, Ben Glover, MercyMe, Solomon Olds & John Reuben: "Grace Got You"
- Tauren Wells; Ethan Hulse, Jordan Sapp & Tauren Wells: "Knowin"
Best Gospel Album
- Jekalyn Carr: One Nation Under God
- TORI KELLY: Hiding Place - WINNER
- Jonathan McReynolds: Make Room
- The Walls Group: The Other Side
- Brian Courtney Wilson: A Great Work
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
- Lauren Daigle: Look Up Child - WINNER
- Elevation Worship: Hallelujah Here Below
- Jesus Culture: Living With A Fire
- Michael W. Smith: Surrounded
- Zach Williams: Survivor: Live From Harding Prison
Best Roots Gospel Album
- Jason Crabb: Unexpected - WINNER
- Ernie Haase & Signature Sound: Clear Skies
- The Isaacs: Favorites Revisited By Request
- The Martins: Still Standing
- Gordon Mote: Love Love Love
Best Music Video
- APES*** The Carters
Ricky Saiz, video director; Mélodie Buchris, Natan Schottenfels & Erinn Williams, video producers
THIS IS AMERICA - WINNER
Hiro Murai, video director; Ibra Ake, Jason Cole & Fam Rothstein, video producers
- I'M NOT RACIST
Joyner Lucas & Ben Proulx, video directors; Joyner Lucas, video producer
Emma Westenberg, video director; Justin Benoliel & Whitney Jackson, video producers
- MUMBO JUMBO
Marco Prestini, video director; Sara Nassim, video producer
Best Music Film
- LIFE IN 12 BARS Eric Clapton
Lili Fini Zanuck, video director; John Battsek, Scooter Weintraub, Larry Yelen & Lili Fini Zanuck, video producers
Kevin Macdonald, video director; Jonathan Chinn, Simon Chinn & Lisa Erspamer, video producers
QUINCY - WINNER
Alan Hicks & Rashida Jones, video directors; Paula DuPré Pesmen, video producer
Alison Chernick, video director; Alison Chernick, video producer
- THE KING
Eugene Jarecki, video director; Christopher Frierson, Georgina Hill, David Kuhn & Christopher St. John, video producers
Song of the Year
- ALL THE STARS Kendrick Duckworth, Solána Rowe, Al Shuckburgh, Mark Spears & Anthony Tiffith, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar & SZA)
- BOO'D UP
Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai & Dijon McFarlane, songwriters (Ella Mai)
- GOD'S PLAN
Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake)
- IN MY BLOOD
Teddy Geiger, Scott Harris, Shawn Mendes & Geoffrey Warburton, songwriters (Shawn Mendes)
- THE JOKE
Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile)
- THE MIDDLE
Sarah Aarons, Jordan K. Johnson, Stefan Johnson, Marcus Lomax, Kyle Trewartha, Michael Trewartha & Anton Zaslavski, songwriters (Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey)
Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper)
THIS IS AMERICA - WINNER
Donald Glover, Ludwig Goransson & Jeffery Lamar Williams, songwriters (Childish Gambino)
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
- Larry Klein
- Linda Perry
- Kanye West
- Pharrell Williams - WINNER