GRAMMY Awards Winners & Nominees for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

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Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

 

53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2010)
 
winner
Fantasia

Bittersweet

nominees

Faith Evans

Gone Already

Monica

Everything To Me

Kelly Price

Tired

Jazmine Sullivan

Holding You Down (Going In Circles)

52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2009)
 
winner

Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)

Beyoncé

nominees

Jazmine Sullivan

Lions, Tigers & Bears

Melanie Fiona

It Kills Me

Lalah Hathaway

That Was Then

Ledisi Young

Goin' Thru Changes

51st Annual GRAMMY Awards (2008)
 
winner
Alicia Keys

Superwoman

nominees

Me, Myself And I

Beyoncé

Keyshia Cole

Heaven Sent

Jennifer Hudson

Spotlight

Jazmine Sullivan

Need U Bad

50th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2007)
 
winner
Alicia Keys

No One

nominees

Chrisette Michele

If I Have My Way

Jill Scott

Hate On Me

GRAMMYs

Just Fine

Fantasia

When I See You

49th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2006)
 
winner
GRAMMYs

Be Without You

nominees

Ring The Alarm

Beyoncé

GRAMMYs

Don't Forget About Us

Natalie Cole

Day Dreaming

I Am Not My Hair

India.Arie

48th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2005)
 
winner
GRAMMYs

We Belong Together

nominees

Fantasia

Free Yourself

Alicia Keys

Unbreakable

1 Thing

Amerie

Wishing On A Star

Beyoncé

47th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2004)
 
winner
Alicia Keys

If I Ain't Got You

nominees

Janet Jackson

I Want You

Teena Marie

I'm Still In Love

Jill Scott

Whatever

U-Haul

46th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2003)
 
winner

Dangerously In Love 2

Beyoncé

nominees

GRAMMYs
Heather Headley

I Wish I Wasn't

Ashanti

Rain On Me

Erykah Badu

Back In The Day

45th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2002)
 
winner
GRAMMYs

He Think I Don't Know

nominees

Aaliyah

More Than A Woman

Foolish

Ashanti

Eartha

I'm Still Standing

Jill Scott

He Loves Me (Lyzel in E Flat) (Movements I, II, III)

44th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2001)
 
winner
Alicia Keys

Fallin'

nominees

GRAMMYs

Family Affair

GRAMMYs

Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)

Jill Scott

A Long Walk

Aaliyah

Rock The Boat

India.Arie

Video

43rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2000)
 
winner
Toni Braxton

He Wasn't Man Enough

nominees

Kelly Price

As We Lay (Track)

Erykah Badu

Bag Lady (Single)

Jill Scott

Gettin' In The Way (Track)

Aaliyah

Try Again (Single)

42nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1999)
 
winner
Whitney Houston

It's Not Right But It's Okay

nominees

Macy Gray

Do Something (Track)

Faith Evans

Love Like This (Track)

GRAMMYs

All That I Can Say (Track)

Brandy

Almost Doesn't Count (Single)

41st Annual GRAMMY Awards (1998)
 
winner
Lauryn Hill

Doo Wop (That Thing)

nominees

Aretha Franklin

A Rose Is Still A Rose (Single)

Aaliyah

Are You That Somebody? (Track)

Janet Jackson

I Get Lonely (Single)

Erykah Badu

Tyrone (Track)

40th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1997)
 
winner
Erykah Badu

On & On

nominees

Whitney Houston

I Believe In You And Me (Single)

Chaka Khan

Summertime (Track)

Patti LaBelle

When You Talk About Love (Single)

GRAMMYs

Honey (Track)

39th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1996)
 
winner
Toni Braxton

You're Makin' Me High

nominees

Whitney Houston

Exhale (Shoop Shoop) (Track)

GRAMMYs

Not Gon' Cry (Track)

Brandy

Sittin' Up In My Room (Track)

You Put A Move On My Heart (Track)

38th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1995)
 
winner
Anita Baker

I Apologize

nominees

GRAMMYs

Always Be My Baby (Track)

Brandy

Baby (Single)

Toni Braxton

I Belong To You (Single)

Vanessa Williams

The Way That You Love (Single)

37th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1994)
 
winner
Toni Braxton

Breathe Again

nominees

Aretha Franklin

A Deeper Love (Single)

Anita Baker

Body And Soul (Single)

Gladys Knight

I Don't Want To Know (Single)

If That's Your Boyfriend (He Wasn't Last Night) (Single)

36th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1993)
 
winner
Toni Braxton

Another Sad Love Song

nominees

Patti LaBelle

All Right Now (Single)

Whitney Houston

I'm Every Woman (Single)

Aretha Franklin

Someday We'll All Be Free (Track)

Janet Jackson

That's The Way Love Goes (Single)

35th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1992)
 
winner
Chaka Khan

The Woman I Am

nominees

Oleta Adams

Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me (Track)

Whitney Houston

I Belong To You (Single)

Shanice

I Love Your Smile (Single)

Vanessa Williams

The Comfort Zone (Single)

34th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1991)
 
winner
Patti LaBelle

Burnin'

winner
Lisa Fischer

How Can I Ease The Pain

nominees

Gladys Knight

Good Woman (Album)

Vanessa Williams

Runnin' Back To You (Single)

Aretha Franklin

What You See Is What You Sweat (Album)

33rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1990)
 
winner
Anita Baker

Compositions

nominees

Janet Jackson

Alright (Single)

Pebbles

Giving You The Benefit (Single)

Patti LaBelle

I Can't Complain (Single)

Regina Belle

Make It Like It Was (Single)

32nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1989)
 
winner
Anita Baker

Giving You The Best That I Got

nominees

Natalie Cole

Good To Be Back (Album)

Janet Jackson

Miss You Much (Single)

Aretha Franklin

Through The Storm (Album)

Vanessa Williams

Dreamin' (Single)

31st Annual GRAMMY Awards (1988)
 
winner
Anita Baker

Giving You The Best That I Got

nominees

Pebbles

Girlfriend (Single)

Taylor Dayne

I'll Always Love You (Single)

Vanessa Williams

The Right Stuff (Single)

Karyn White

The Way You Love Me (Single)

30th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1987)
 
winner
Aretha Franklin

nominees

Natalie Cole

Everlasting (Album)

Whitney Houston

For The Love Of You (Track)

GRAMMYs

Forbidden Lover (Album)

Jody Watley

Looking For A New Love (Single)

29th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1986)
 
winner
Anita Baker

Rapture

nominees

Janet Jackson

Control (Album)

Chaka Khan

Destiny (Album)

Aretha Franklin

Jumpin' Jack Flash (Single)

Patti LaBelle

Winner In You (Album)

28th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1985)
 
winner
Aretha Franklin

Freeway Of Love

nominees

Chaka Khan

I Feel For You (Album)

Teena Marie

Lovergirl (Track)

Patti LaBelle

New Attitude (Single)

Whitney Houston

You Give Good Love (Single)

27th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1984)
 
winner
Chaka Khan

I Feel For You

nominees

Shannon

Let The Music Play (Album)

Deniece Williams

Let's Hear It For The Boy (Album)

Tina Turner

Let's Stay Together (Single)

Patti Austin

Patti Austin (Album)

26th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1983)
 
winner
Chaka Khan

Chaka Khan

nominees

Jennifer Holliday

Feel My Soul (Album)

Aretha Franklin

Get It Right (Album)

Deniece Williams

I'm So Proud (Album)

GRAMMYs

Merciless (Album)

Patti LaBelle

The Best Is Yet To Come (Track)

25th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1982)
 
winner
Jennifer Holliday

And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going

nominees

GRAMMYs

Forget Me Nots (Single)

Deniece Williams

It's Gonna Take A Miracle (Single)

Aretha Franklin

Jump To It (Album)

Donna Summer

Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger) (Single)

Diana Ross

Muscles (Single)

24th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1981)
 
winner
Aretha Franklin

Hold On I'm Comin'

nominees

Teena Marie

It Must Be Magic (Album)

Patti Austin

Razzamatazz (Track)

GRAMMYs

Stephanie (Album)

Chaka Khan

What Cha' Gonna Do For Me (Album)

23rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1980)
 
winner
GRAMMYs

Never Knew Love Like This Before

nominees

Aretha Franklin

Can't Turn You Loose (Track)

Minnie Riperton

Love Lives Forever

Roberta Flack

Roberta Flack Featuring Donny Hathaway (Album)

Diana Ross

Upside Down (Single)

22nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1979)
 
winner
Dionne Warwick

Deja Vu

nominees

Donna Summer

Dim All The Lights (Single)

Natalie Cole

I Love You So (Album)

Amii Stewart

Knock On Wood

Minnie Riperton

Minnie (Album)

Anita Ward

Ring My Bell (Single)

21st Annual GRAMMY Awards (1978)
 
winner
Donna Summer

Last Dance

nominees

Aretha Franklin

Almighty Fire (Album)

Alicia Bridges

I Love The Nightlife (Disco Round) (Single)

Chaka Khan

I'm Every Woman (Single)

Natalie Cole

Our Love

20th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1977)
 
winner
Thelma Houston

Don't Leave Me This Way

nominees

Aretha Franklin

Break It To Me Gently (Single)

Dorothy Moore

I Believe You (Single)

Natalie Cole

I've Got Love On My Mind (Single)

Diana Ross

Your Love Is So Good For Me (Track)

19th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1976)
 
winner
Natalie Cole

Sophisticated Lady (She's A Different Lady)

nominees

Melba Moore

Lean On Me (Single)

Diana Ross

Love Hangover (Single)

Dorothy Moore

Misty Blue (Single)

Aretha Franklin

Something He Can Feel (Single)

18th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1975)
 
winner
Natalie Cole

This Will Be

nominees

Gloria Gaynor

Never Can Say Goodbye (Album)

Gwen McCrae

Rockin' Chair (Single)

Shame, Shame, Shame (Single)

Shirley Goodman (And Company)

What A Diff'rence A Day Makes (Album)

17th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1974)
 
winner
Aretha Franklin

Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing

nominees

(You Keep Me) Hangin' On (Track)

If Loving You Is Wrong I Don't Want To Be Right (Track)

Etta James

St. Louis Blues (Track)

Tina Turner

Tina Turns The Country On! (Album)

Shirley Brown

Woman To Woman (Single)

Thelma Houston

You've Been Doing Wrong For So Long (Single)

16th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1973)
 
winner
Aretha Franklin

Master Of Eyes

nominees

Etta James

Etta James (Album)

I Can't Stand The Rain (Single)

Sylvia

Pillow Talk (Single)

Alone Again (Naturally) (Album)

15th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1972)
 
winner
Aretha Franklin

Young, Gifted And Black

nominees

Betty Wright

Clean Up Woman (Single)

From A Whisper To A Scream (Album)

Candi Staton

In The Ghetto (Single)

Merry Clayton

Oh, No Not My Baby (Single)

14th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1971)
 
winner
Aretha Franklin

Bridge Over Troubled Water

nominees

Freda Payne

Contact (Album)

Diana Ross

I Love You (Call Me) (Track)

Jean Knight

Mr. Big Stuff (Single)

Janis Joplin

Pearl (Album)

13th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1970)
 
winner
Aretha Franklin

Don't Play That Song

nominees

Nina Simone

Black Gold (Album)

Set Me Free (Single)

She Didn't Know (Single)

Candi Staton

Stand By Your Man (Single)

12th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1969)
 
winner
Aretha Franklin

Share Your Love With Me

nominees

Foolish Fool (Single)

Tina Turner

The Hunter (Album)

Ruth Brown

Yesterday (Single)

You Gotta Pay The Price (Single)

11th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1968)
 
winner
Aretha Franklin

Chain Of Fools

nominees

He Called Me Baby (Single)

Love Makes A Woman (Single)

Piece Of My Heart (Single)

Etta James

Security (Single)

10th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1967)
 
winner
Aretha Franklin

Respect

nominees

Nina Simone

(You'll) Go To Hell

Gladys Knight

I Heard It Through The Grapevine

Gladys Knight And The Pips

Etta James

Tell Mama

GRAMMYs

The Queen Alone