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Friday night the GRAMMY Award nominees were announced.  Rapper JAY Z leads the Grammy nominations with nine.

Below is a list of the nominees in the R&B category from Grammy.com,

17. BEST R&B PERFORMANCE

Love And War

Tamar Braxton

Label: Epic Records/Streamline Records

Best Of Me

Anthony Hamilton

Track from: Back To Love
Label: RCA Records

Nakamarra

Hiatus Kaiyote Featuring Q-Tip

Track from: Tawk Tomahawk
Label: Sony Music Ent./Flying Buddha

How Many Drinks?

Miguel Featuring Kendrick Lamar

Label: RCA Records / Bystorm Entertainment

Something

Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway

Track from: Family Dinner Volume One
Label: Ropeadope Records

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18. BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE

Please Come Home

Gary Clark Jr.

Track from: Blak And Blu
Label: Warner Bros Records

Get It Right

Fantasia

Track from: Side Effects Of You
Label: RCA Records/19 Recordings Limited

Quiet Fire

Maysa

Label: Shanachie Entertainment

Hey Laura

Gregory Porter

Track from: Liquid Spirit
Label: Blue Note Records

Yesterday

Ryan Shaw

Track from: Real Love
Label: Dynotone Records

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19. BEST R&B SONG

Best Of Me

Anthony Hamilton & Jairus Mozee, songwriters (Anthony Hamilton)
Track from: Back To Love
Label: RCA Records; Publishers: Tappy Whyte’s Music LLC/Songs Of Universal, Inc./Spuggy Bug Music

Love And War

Tamar Braxton, Darhyl Camper, Jr., LaShawn Daniels & Makeba Riddick, songwriters (Tamar Braxton)
Label: Epic Records/Streamline Records; Publishers: EMI April Music Inc./Miserable Girl Inc./Campstar Music/The Book Productions/EMI Blackwood Music Inc./Janice Combs Publishing/Yoga Flames Music

Only One

PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton Featuring Stevie Wonder)
Label: Cash Money/Universal Republic; Publisher: Fly Nerd Music

Pusher Love Girl

James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake)
Track from: The 20/20 Experience – The Complete Experience
Label: RCA Records; Publishers: Tennman Tunes/Universal Music- Z – Tunes/Virginia Beach Music/WB Music Corp./Jerome Harmon Publishing/Warner-Chappell Music, Inc./James Fauntleroy Music/Almo Music

Without Me

Fantasia Barrino, Missy Elliott, Al Sherrod Lambert, Harmony Samuels & Kyle Stewart, songwriters (Fantasia Featuring Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliot)
Track from: Side Effects Of You
Label: RCA Records/19 Recordings Limited; Publishers: H-Money Music/RJ Productions/EMI April Music, Inc./Aristocratic Destiny Music/Penmanship Publishing/Songs Of Universal, Inc./Jogloe Music Publishing/Mass Confusion Productions, Inc.

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20. BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM

Love And War

Tamar Braxton

Label: Epic Records/Streamline Records

Side Effects Of You

Fantasia

Label: RCA Records /19 Recordings Limited

One: In The Chamber

Salaam Remi

Label: Flying Buddha / Masterworks

Unapologetic

Rihanna

Label: Def Jam Records

New York: A Love Story

Mack Wilds

Label: Louder Than Life / Sony Music

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21. BEST R&B ALBUM

R&B Divas

Faith Evans

Label: Prolific Music Group/Eone Music

Girl On Fire

Alicia Keys

Label: RCA Records

Love In The Future

John Legend

Label: Columbia Records

Better

Chrisette Michele

Label: Motown Records

Three Kings

TGT

Label: Atlantic Records
Congratulations to all the nominees!  Click here for the full list of the nominees. 
The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards airs Sunday, January 26th at 7p central on CBS.