Grammy Award for Best R&B Song

Grammy Award for Best R&B Song

The Grammy Award for Best R&B Song (sometimes known as the R&B Songwriter's Award) has been awarded since 1969. From 1969 to 2000 it was known as the Grammy Award for Best Rhythm & Blues Song. Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were presented, for music released in the previous year. The award is given to the writer(s) of the song.


*Grammy Awards of 2008
**Dirty Harry, Kerry Brothers, Jr. & Alicia Keys for "No One" (performed by Alicia Keys)

*Grammy Awards of 2007
**Johnta Austin, Mary J. Blige, Bryan-Michael Cox and Jason Perry for "Be Without You" (performed by Mary J. Blige)

*Grammy Awards of 2006
**Mariah Carey, Jermaine Dupri, Manuel Seal and Johnta Austin for "We Belong Together" (performed by Mariah Carey)

*Grammy Awards of 2005
**Alicia Keys, Harold Lilly and Kanye West for "You Don't Know My Name" (performed by Alicia Keys)

*Grammy Awards of 2004
**Beyonce Knowles, Rich Harrison and Jay-Z for "Crazy in Love" (performed by Beyoncé and Jay-Z)

*Grammy Awards of 2003
**Erykah Badu, Madukwu Chinwah, Common, Robert Ozuna, James Poyser, Raphael Saadiq and Glen Standridge for "Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip Hop)" (performed by Erykah Badu and Common)

*Grammy Awards of 2002
**Alicia Keys for "Fallin'" (performed by Alicia Keys)

*Grammy Awards of 2001
**La Shawn Daniels, Fred Jerkins III, Rodney Jerkins, Beyoncé Knowles, LeToya Luckett, LaTavia Roberson and Kelly Rowland for "Say My Name" (performed by Destiny's Child)

*Grammy Awards of 2000
**Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs, Kandi Burruss, and Tameka Cottle for "No Scrubs" (performed by TLC)


*Grammy Awards of 1999
**Lauryn Hill for "Doo Wop (That Thing)"
performed by Lauryn Hill

*Grammy Awards of 1998
**R. Kelly for "I Believe I Can Fly"
performed by R. Kelly

*Grammy Awards of 1997
**Babyface for "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)"
performed by Whitney Houston

*Grammy Awards of 1996
**Stevie Wonder for "For Your Love"
performed by Stevie Wonder

*Grammy Awards of 1995
**Babyface for "I'll Make Love to You"
performed by Boyz II Men

*Grammy Awards of 1994
**Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis for "That's the Way Love Goes"
performed by Janet Jackson

*Grammy Awards of 1993
**Babyface, L.A. Reid and Daryl Simmons for "End of the Road"
performed by Boyz II Men

*Grammy Awards of 1992
**Marcus Miller, Luther Vandross and Teddy Vann for "Power of Love/Love Power"
performed by Luther Vandross

*Grammy Awards of 1991
**MC Hammer, Rick James and Alonzo Miller for "U Can't Touch This"
performed by MC Hammer

*Grammy Awards of 1990
**Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff for "If You Don't Know Me By Now"
performed by Simply Red


*Grammy Awards of 1989
**Anita Baker, Randu Holland and Skip Scarborough for "Giving You the Best That I Got" (performed by Anita Baker)

*Grammy Awards of 1988
**Bill Withers for "Lean on Me" (performed by Club Nouveau)

*Grammy Awards of 1987
**Anita Baker, Louis A. Johnson and Gary Bias for "Sweet Love" (performed by Anita Baker)

*Grammy Awards of 1986
**Jeffrey Cohen and Narada Michael Walden for "Freeway of Love" (performed by Aretha Franklin)

*Grammy Awards of 1985
**Prince for "I Feel For You" (performed by Chaka Khan)

*Grammy Awards of 1984
**Michael Jackson for "Billie Jean" (performed by Michael Jackson)

*Grammy Awards of 1983
**Jay Graydon, Steve Lukather and Bill Champlin for "Turn Your Love Around" (performed by George Benson)

*Grammy Awards of 1982
**Bill Withers, William Salter and Ralph MacDonald for "Just the Two of Us" (performed by Grover Washington, Jr. and Bill Withers)

*Grammy Awards of 1981
**Reggie Lucas and James Mtume for "Never Knew Love Like This Before" (performed by Stephanie Mills)

*Grammy Awards of 1980
**David Foster, Jay Graydon and Bill Champlin for "After the Love Has Gone" (performed by Earth, Wind & Fire)


*Grammy Awards of 1979
**Paul Jabara for "Last Dance"
performed by Donna Summer

*Grammy Awards of 1978
**Leo Sayer and Vini Poncia for "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing"
performed by Leo Sayer

*Grammy Awards of 1977
**Boz Scaggs and David Paich for "Lowdown"
performed by Boz Scaggs

*Grammy Awards of 1976
**Harry Wayne Casey, Willie Clarke, Richard Finch and Betty Wright for "Where Is the Love"
performed by Betty Wright

*Grammy Awards of 1975
**Stevie Wonder for "Living for the City"
performed by Stevie Wonder

*Grammy Awards of 1974
**Stevie Wonder for "Superstition"
performed by Stevie Wonder

*Grammy Awards of 1973
**Barrett Strong and Norman Whitfield for "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone"
performed by The Temptations

*Grammy Awards of 1972
**Bill Withers for "Ain't No Sunshine"
performed by Bill Withers

*Grammy Awards of 1971
**Ronald Dunbar and General Johnson for "Patches"
performed by Clarence Carter

*Grammy Awards of 1970
**Richard Lewis Spencer for "Color Him Father"
performed by The Winstons


*Grammy Awards of 1969
**Otis Redding and Steve Cropper for "(Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay"
performed by Otis Redding

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