GRAMMYs 2015: Beyonce, Toni Braxton & Babyface, Lead Early R&B Winners

The winners in the R&B category at the 57th annual Grammy Awards have been announced, and while some winners were highly predicted, others caught us off guard.

In the "Best Traditional R&B Performance" category, "Jesus Children," by Robert Glasper Experiment, featuring Lalah Hathaway & Malcolm-Jamal Warner took the prize over "As" by Marsha Ambrosius & Anthony Hamilton, I.R.S. by Angie Fisher, "Nobody" by Kem, and "Hold Up Wait A Minute (Woo Woo)" by Antonique Smith.

As we guessed, Beyonce won "Best R&B Song" for 'Drunk in Love' featuring Jay Z. The husband and wife duo beat out "Good Kisser" by Usher, "New Flame" by Chris Brown, "Options" by Luke James, and "The Worst" by Jhene Aiko.

Queen Bey also took home the Grammy for "Best Surround Sound Album" for 'Beyonce.'

The "Best Urban Contemporary Album" winner came as a surprise. Hyped by the massive hit, "Happy," Pharrell's 'Girl' held off 'Sail Out' by Jhene Aiko, 'Beyonce' by Beyonce, 'X' by Chris Brown, and 'Mali Is…' by Mali Music for the prize.

The "Best R&B Album" was no surprise. Toni Braxton & Babyface's terrific duet LP, 'Love, Marriage & Divorce' rained over 'Lift Your Spirit' by Aloe Blacc, 'Islander' by Bernhoft, 'Black Radio 2' by Robert Glasper Experiment, and 'Give The People What They Want' by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings.

The "Best R&B Performance" will be announced during tonight's broadcast.

Gary Gentles

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