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    Vanessa Williams is another artist that has been nominated for a number of Grammy Awards, but has not won. Below are her 11 Grammy nominations:

    1989 Best New Artist Vanessa L. Williams

    1989 Best Female R&B Vocal Performance “The Right Stuff”

    1990 Best Female R&B Vocal Performance “Dreamin'”

    1992 Best Female R&B Vocal Performance “Runnin’ Back to You”

    1993 Record of the Year “Save the Best for Last”

    1993. Best Female Pop Vocal Performance “Save the Best for Last

    1993 Best Female R&B Vocal Performance “The Comfort Zone”

    1994 Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals “Love Is”

    1996 Best Female Pop Vocal Performance “Colors of the Wind”

    1996 Best Female R&B Vocal Performance “The Way That You Love”

    1998 Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album Star Bright

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    1993 Record of the Year

    “Tears in Heaven” – Eric Clapton – WINNER
    “Achy Breaky Heart” by Billy Ray Cyrus
    “Beauty and the Beast” by Celine Dion & Peabo Bryson
    “Constant Craving” by k.d. lang
    “Save the Best for Last” by Vanessa Williams

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    1993 – BEST FEMALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE

    k.d. lang “Constant Craving” – WINNER
    Mariah Carey — MTV Unplugged
    Celine Dion — Celine Dion
    Annie Lennox — Diva
    Vanessa L. Williams — “Save the Best for Last”

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    1996 – BEST FEMALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE

    Annie Lennox “No More I Love You’s” – WINNER
    Mariah Carey — “Fantasy”
    Dionne Farris — “I Know”
    Joan Osborne — “One of Us”
    Bonnie Raitt — “You Got It”
    Vanessa L. Williams — “Colors of the Wind”

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    She should’ve won for Colors of the Wind and Save the Best for Last.

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    Mary J
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    Honey, Vanessa Williams was shaded as well.  She should’ve won one of those Best Female Pop Vocal Performance nominations.

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    kd lang and Annie Lennox deserved their Grammys.

    However, Vanessa’s biggest chance ever was Best Female Pop in 1992.

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    I will agree that KD Lang and Annie Lennox deserved their wins in Pop Female. My guess is that Vanessa Williams came in second in both of these races.

    I do think that Vanessa should have won Record of the Year for Save The Best for Last.

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    Vanessa should record another album. Either jazz or traditional pop. Such a pity she’s still Grammyless.

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    “Running Back to You” is such a GREAT song. Shame she was going against literally every R&B legend in 92 (Aretha, Gladys, Patti).

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    Jake
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    She doesn’t have Primetime Emmy Award as well, despite several nominations, which is unfortunate because she deserves recognition. How many times can you attend as a nominee without ever actually winning?!

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    “Running Back to You” is such a GREAT song. Shame she was going against literally every R&B legend in 92 (Aretha, Gladys, Patti).

    I remember reading that Vanessa Williams should have won, but they were predicting Patti LaBelle to win. Yeah, Vanessa did have the unfortunate timing to be nominated against Anita Baker in 1989, 1990 and 1996 in R&B Female.

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    She was good but she had nothing on her competition. I think her proving critics wrong with having success after the whole “Miss America” scandal was rewarding enough.

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    I remember reading that Vanessa Williams should have won, but they were predicting Patti LaBelle to win. Yeah, Vanessa did have the unfortunate timing to be nominated against Anita Baker in 1989, 1990 and 1996 in R&B Female.

    I liked “Runnin’ Back to You,” but it was definitely not better than “How Can I Ease The Pain?” (a ’90s R&B classic) or the best tracks on Burnin’. I do wonder where she ranked at that year because Aretha and Gladys songs were so insignificant.

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    I liked “Runnin’ Back to You,” but it was definitely not better than “How Can I Ease The Pain?” (a ’90s R&B classic) or the best tracks on Burnin’. I do wonder where she ranked at that year because Aretha and Gladys songs were so insignificant.

    I think that Vanessa Williams probably came in third with Gladys Knight and Aretha Franklin coming in fourth and fifth. Burnin by Patti LaBelle was the best of the albums nominated by Patti, Aretha and Gladys. Lisa Fischer’s How Can I Ease the Pain was better than Running Back To You.

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