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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.

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R&B

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)

 

Rap

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 AMERICAWINNER
    Childish Gambino
    Hiro Murai, video director; Ibra Ake, Jason Cole & Fam Rothstein, video producers
  • I'M NOT RACIST
    Joyner Lucas
    Joyner Lucas & Ben Proulx, video directors; Joyner Lucas, video producer
  • PYNK
    Janelle Monáe
    Emma Westenberg, video director; Justin Benoliel & Whitney Jackson, video producers
  • MUMBO JUMBO
    Tierra Whack
    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
  • WHITNEY
    (Whitney Houston)
    Kevin Macdonald, video director; Jonathan Chinn, Simon Chinn & Lisa Erspamer, video producers
  • QUINCYWINNER
    Quincy Jones
    Alan Hicks & Rashida Jones, video directors; Paula DuPré Pesmen, video producer
  • ITZHAK
    Itzhak Perlman
    Alison Chernick, video director; Alison Chernick, video producer
  • THE KING
    (Elvis Presley)
    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)
  • SHALLOW
    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

  • Boi-1da
  • Larry Klein
  • Linda Perry
  • Kanye West
  • Pharrell Williams - WINNER

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