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.

2000s

*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)

1990s

*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

1980s

*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)

1970s

*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

1960s

*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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