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Road To The Grammys: Top 10 R&B Nominees

The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards are set to air Sunday, January 31. Poised to be yet another strong night for R&B talent including Pleasure P, Charlie Wilson, Jazmine Sullivan and Maxwell, this year’s show could also end up being a big night for Keri Hilson and Beyonce.

Flip through our Top 10 list of R&B Grammy nominees to make sure you’re up to speed by Sunday night !

Beyonce, 52nd annual Grammy Awards, top R&B nominees, list, rund

Beyonce, 52nd annual Grammy Awards, top R&B nominees, list, rund

The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards are set to air Sunday, January 31. Poised to be yet another strong night for R&B talent including Pleasure P, Charlie Wilson, Jazmine Sullivan and Maxwell, this year’s show could also end up being a big night for Keri Hilson and Beyonce.

Flip through our Top 10 list of R&B Grammy nominees to make sure you’re up to speed by Sunday night !

Maxwell, 52nd annual Grammy Awards, top R&B nominees, list, rund

Maxwell, 52nd annual Grammy Awards, top R&B nominees, list, rund

Pretty Wings and “Bad Habits” made Maxwell’s 2009 comeback successful. Now, Maxwell is up for a total of six Grammys including Record of the Year, Best R&B Album, Best R&B Song, Album of the Year, Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.

Keri Hilson, 52nd annual Grammy Awards, top R&B nominees, list,

Keri Hilson, 52nd annual Grammy Awards, top R&B nominees, list,

Affectionately dubbing herself ‘Miss Keri Baby,’ “In A Perfect World” singer/songwriter Keri Hilson is up for one of the night’s coveted awards — Best New Artist. Hilson is also up for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Knock You Down”.

Musiq Soulchild, 52nd annual Grammy Awards, top R&B nominees, li

Musiq Soulchild, 52nd annual Grammy Awards, top R&B nominees, li

He might have been a bit elusive towards the end of 2009 but, Musiq Soulchild’s music is still playing. Sunday, he will face off with other top R&B talent for Best R&B Performance By A Duo or Group With Vocals (“Chocolate High” and “Ifuleave”) and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance.

Anthony Hamilton, 52nd annual Grammy Awards, top R&B nominees, l

Anthony Hamilton, 52nd annual Grammy Awards, top R&B nominees, l

Anthony Hamilton switched up on his latest effort “The Point of It All” and it paid off in a major way. The “Cool” singer is nominated for three awards at the 2010 Grammys, including Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance, and Best R&B Album.

Pleasure P, 52nd annual Grammy Awards, top R&B nominees, list, r

Pleasure P, 52nd annual Grammy Awards, top R&B nominees, list, r

After introducing himself as a solo artist with “Did You Wrong” and “Boyfriend #2,” Pleasure P took things to a new level with his single “Under”. Thanks to that single and the strength of his solo debut (Pretty Ricky), Pleasure is up for three awards including Best Contemporary R&B Album.

Charlie Wilson, 52nd annual Grammy Awards, top R&B nominees, lis

Charlie Wilson, 52nd annual Grammy Awards, top R&B nominees, lis

From the Gap Band to “There Goes My Baby” Charlie Wilson will take his place at Sunday’s Grammys thanks to two nominations (Best R&B Album, Best R&B Male Vocal Performance).

Jamie Foxx, 52nd annual Grammy Awards, top R&B nominees, list, r

Jamie Foxx, 52nd annual Grammy Awards, top R&B nominees, list, r

Jamie Foxx continues to juggle Hollywood and music well. His 2009 single “Blame It” forced him to tour and now takes him straight to the top at the Grammys with nominations for Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance By A Duo or Group With Vocals. He’s also up for Best Contemporary R&B Album.

Jazmine Sullivan, 52nd annual Grammy Awards, top R&B nominees, l

Jazmine Sullivan, 52nd annual Grammy Awards, top R&B nominees, l

While she suffered a major upset at last year’s Grammys (where she had been nominated for five awards), we’re hoping Jazmine Sullivan will have better luck. Thanks to the single “Lions, Tigers, Bears” Sullivan is nominated for two awards (Best R&B Song and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance).

India Arie, 52nd annual Grammy Awards, top R&B nominees, list, r

India Arie, 52nd annual Grammy Awards, top R&B nominees, list, r

India Arie sang “Chocolate High” and taught us about Love & Politics last year. Sunday, Arie will vie for three awards, including Best R&B Album, Best R&B Performance By A Duo or Group With Vocals and Best Urban/Alternative Performance.

Beyonce, 52nd annual Grammy Awards, top R&B nominees, list, rund

Beyonce, 52nd annual Grammy Awards, top R&B nominees, list, rund

Beyonce reached in her purse and pulled out “Sasha Fierce” in 2008. While she recently informed us that Sasha is a thing of the past, the album and its singles will be front and center at Sunday’s Grammys. As previously reported, Beyonce is up for a total of ten awards including Song and Album of the Year !

For a full list of nominees including Calvin Richardson, Eric Roberson, Ann Nesby, John Legend and more click HERE.

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