January 3, 2021 at 12:57 am #1203958891
This is probably my favorite category. It started out as R&B Recording and was later switched to R&B Song. There are some legendary songs that have won!
It would be impossible for me to choose my all-time favorite.
Let’s discuss!January 3, 2021 at 7:46 am #1203959438
“Pretty Wings” > “Single Ladies”
“Kiss It Better” > “Lake by the Ocean”
“Focus” OR “Long As I Live” > “Boo’d Up”
Justin Timberlake winning in the R&B Field = YUCK!
👑Cicely Tyson (1924-2021)
👑Mary Wilson (1944-2021)January 3, 2021 at 8:04 am #1203959462
Boo‘d Up is a bopJanuary 3, 2021 at 8:25 am #1203959499
Honey, “Lake by the Ocean” shits all over “Kiss It Better.” Maxwell is a brilliant songwriter.January 3, 2021 at 8:28 am #1203959503
I was surprised Alicia was snubbed for Like You’ll Never See Me Again. Not only is it my favorite song from her, but it was Billboards top Hip-Hop/R&B Song of 2008.January 3, 2021 at 8:45 am #1203959554
1996 Grammy Awards
- Stevie Wonder, “For Your Love” – WINNER
- TLC, “Red Light Special”
- Vanessa Williams, “You Can’t Run”
- D’Angelo, “Brown Sugar”
- TLC, “Creep”
Babyface should have won for writing “Red Light Special”. That song is 🔥January 3, 2021 at 9:10 am #1203959593
Get real! Babyface should NOT have won Best R&B Song for “Red Light Special.” Dallas Austin should’ve won for “Creep.”January 3, 2021 at 10:08 am #1203959733
I agree with Gucci. “Lake by the Ocean” deserved Best R&B Song that year.
I loved that those Usher songs most likely split because “You Don’t Know My Name” was so deserving of its win in 2005.January 3, 2021 at 10:15 am #1203959762
Lake by the Ocean deserved the win. Was that song considered an upset that year?January 3, 2021 at 10:21 am #1203959773
Lake by the Ocean deserved the win. Was that song considered an upset that year?
Not really. People assume that Rihanna was going to be a major factor because of her eight nominations. “Lake by the Ocean” was the big R&B radio hit of the category.January 3, 2021 at 10:44 am #1203959835
Honey, Maxwell was probably being nice. “Kiss It Better” is lyrically atrocious (BARF!). The right song deservingly won.January 3, 2021 at 11:10 am #1203959876
1997 – Babyface was basically the whole lineup 😭. He was definitely going to win with Exhale. That soundtrack is legendary .
I wonder how he still lost Best Song for Visual Media though. He was 3/5 in the nominees.January 3, 2021 at 11:53 am #1203959961
Yeah, I remember a few years back when Rihanna got all those nominations and people were predicting her to win this category and R&B Performance in particularly. When I looked at the nominees in both categories, I felt that there was room for upsets and ended up predicting the eventual winners.
I find it interesting that both Maxwell and Solange ended up winning on their only nominations that year.January 3, 2021 at 2:58 pm #1203960221
“Kiss It Better” wins the award of longevity. Even though it wasn’t a hit, it’s still certified Platinum, critically acclaimed, and one of Rihanna’s best (if not the best) songs ever.
Had KIB been performed at the ceremony a year prior (before Ri abruptly cancelled) she would’ve won.
Maxwell deserves any GRAMMY he wins. But “Lake by the Ocean” is no “Pretty Wings”.
👑Cicely Tyson (1924-2021)
👑Mary Wilson (1944-2021)
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