Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

The Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1968. The award has had several minor name changes:

*In 1968 it was awarded as Best R&B Solo Vocal Performance, Male
*From 1969 to 1994 it was awarded as Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male
*Since 1995 it has been awarded as Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were presented, for works released in the previous year.


*Grammy Awards of 2008
**Prince for "Future Baby Mama"
*Grammy Awards of 2007
**John Legend for "Heaven"
*Grammy Awards of 2006
**John Legend for "Ordinary People"
*Grammy Awards of 2005
**Prince for "Call My Name"
*Grammy Awards of 2004
**Luther Vandross for "Dance with My Father"
*Grammy Awards of 2003
**Usher for "U Don't Have To Call"
*Grammy Awards of 2002
**Usher for "U Remind Me"
*Grammy Awards of 2001
**D'Angelo for "Untitled (How Does It Feel)"
*Grammy Awards of 2000
**Barry White for "Staying Power"


*Grammy Awards of 1999
**Stevie Wonder for "St. Louis Blues"
*Grammy Awards of 1998
**R. Kelly for "I Believe I Can Fly"
*Grammy Awards of 1997
**Luther Vandross for "Your Secret Love"
*Grammy Awards of 1996
**Stevie Wonder for "For Your Love"
*Grammy Awards of 1995
**Babyface for "When Can I See You"
*Grammy Awards of 1994
**Ray Charles for "A Song for You"
*Grammy Awards of 1993
**Al Jarreau for "Heaven and Earth"
*Grammy Awards of 1992
**Luther Vandross for "Power of Love"
*Grammy Awards of 1991
**Luther Vandross for "Here and Now"
*Grammy Awards of 1990
**Bobby Brown for "Every Little Step"


*Grammy Awards of 1989
**Terence Trent D'Arby for "Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby"
*Grammy Awards of 1988
**Smokey Robinson for "Just to See Her"
*Grammy Awards of 1987
**James Brown for "Living in America"
*Grammy Awards of 1986
**Stevie Wonder for "In Square Circle"
*Grammy Awards of 1985
**Billy Ocean for "Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)"
*Grammy Awards of 1984
**Michael Jackson for "Billie Jean"
*Grammy Awards of 1983
**Marvin Gaye for "Sexual Healing"
*Grammy Awards of 1982
**James Ingram for "One Hundred Ways"
*Grammy Awards of 1981
**George Benson for "Give Me the Night"
*Grammy Awards of 1980
**Michael Jackson for "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"


*Grammy Awards of 1979
**George Benson for "On Broadway"
*Grammy Awards of 1978
**Lou Rawls for "Unmistakably Lou"
*Grammy Awards of 1977
**Stevie Wonder for "I Wish"
*Grammy Awards of 1976
**Stevie Wonder for "Living for the City"
*Grammy Awards of 1975
**Stevie Wonder for "Boogie on Reggae Woman"
*Grammy Awards of 1974
**Stevie Wonder for "Superstition"
*Grammy Awards of 1973
**Billy Paul for "Me and Mrs. Jones"
*Grammy Awards of 1972
**Lou Rawls for "A Natural Man"
*Grammy Awards of 1971
**B.B. King for "The Thrill Is Gone"
*Grammy Awards of 1970
**Joe Simon for "The Chokin' Kind"


*Grammy Awards of 1969
**Otis Redding for "(Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay"
*Grammy Awards of 1968
**Lou Rawls for "Dead End Street"
*Grammy Awards of 1967
**Ray Charles for "Crying Time"

Category Records

*Most Wins:
**1. Stevie Wonder (6 Wins)
**2. Luther Vandross (4 Wins)
**3. Lou Rawls (3 Wins)

*Biggest Loser (No Wins):
**1. Brian McKnight / Teddy Pendergrass- 5 Nominations
**2. Tevin Campbell- 4 Nominations
**3. Curtis Mayfield / Issac Hayes / Musiq / Maxwell/ Peabo Bryson / Joe Tex / Al Green- 3 Nominations

*Most Nominations:
**1. Stevie Wonder- 16 Nominations
**2. Luther Vandross- 15 Nominations
**3. Marvin Gaye- 8 Nominations

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