Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

The Grammy Award for Best Female 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, Female
* In 1969 it was awarded as Best R&B Performance, Female
* From 1970 to 1994 it was awarded as Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female
* Since 1995 it has been awarded as Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

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



*Lauryn Hill for "Doo Wop (That Thing)"

Aaliyah for "Are You That Somebody?"
Aretha Franklin for "A Rose Is Still a Rose"
Janet for "I Get Lonely"
Erykah Badu for "Tyrone"

*Grammy Awards of 1998
**Erykah Badu for "On & On"
*Grammy Awards of 1997
**Toni Braxton for "You're Makin' Me High"
*Grammy Awards of 1996
**Anita Baker for "I Apologize"
*Grammy Awards of 1995
**Toni Braxton for "Breathe Again"
*Grammy Awards of 1994
**Toni Braxton for "Another Sad Love Song"
*Grammy Awards of 1993
**Chaka Khan for "The Woman I Am"
*Grammy Awards of 1992
**Lisa Fischer for "How Can I Ease the Pain"
**Patti LaBelle for "Burnin'"
*Grammy Awards of 1991
**Anita Baker for "Compositions"
*Grammy Awards of 1990
**Anita Baker for "Giving You the Best That I Got"


*Grammy Awards of 1989
**Anita Baker for "Giving You the Best That I Got"
*Grammy Awards of 1988
**Aretha Franklin for "Aretha"
*Grammy Awards of 1987
**Anita Baker for "Rapture"
*Grammy Awards of 1986
**Aretha Franklin for "Freeway of Love"
*Grammy Awards of 1985
**Chaka Khan for "I Feel for You"
*Grammy Awards of 1984
**Chaka Khan for "Chaka Khan"
*Grammy Awards of 1983
**Jennifer Holliday for "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going"
*Grammy Awards of 1982
**Aretha Franklin for "Hold On I'm Comin'"
*Grammy Awards of 1981
**Stephanie Mills for "Never Knew Love Like This Before"
*Grammy Awards of 1980
**Dionne Warwick for "Deja Vu"


*Grammy Awards of 1979
**Donna Summer for "Last Dance"
*Grammy Awards of 1978
**Thelma Houston for "Don't Leave Me This Way"
*Grammy Awards of 1977
**Natalie Cole for "Sophisticated Lady (She's a Different Lady)"
*Grammy Awards of 1976
**Natalie Cole for "This Will Be"
*Grammy Awards of 1975
**Aretha Franklin for "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing"
*Grammy Awards of 1974
**Aretha Franklin for "Master of Eyes"
*Grammy Awards of 1973
**Aretha Franklin for "Young, Gifted and Black"
*Grammy Awards of 1972
**Aretha Franklin for "Bridge Over Troubled Water"
*Grammy Awards of 1971
**Aretha Franklin for "Don't Play That Song"
*Grammy Awards of 1970
**Aretha Franklin for "Share Your Love With Me"


*Grammy Awards of 1969
**Aretha Franklin for "Chain of Fools"
*Grammy Awards of 1968
**Aretha Franklin for "Respect"

Category Facts

*Most Wins in this Category
**1. Aretha Franklin- 11 Wins
**2. Anita Baker/ Toni Braxton- 4 Wins
**3. Chaka Khan/ Alicia Keys- 3 Wins

*Biggest Losers (with No Wins)
**1. Jill Scott/Janet Jackson- 6 Nominations
**2. Vanessa L. Williams/ Diana Ross- 5 Nominations
**3. Etta James/ Aaliyah- 4 Nominations

*Most Nominations
**1. Aretha Franklin- 23 Nominations
**2. Chaka Khan- 8 Nominations
**3. Whitney Houston/Patti LaBelle/Mary J. Blige/Natalie Cole- 7 Nominations

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