Centric Award

Common

Common continues to hit the mark with the expertly crafted rhymes on his ninth studio album The Dreamer/The Believer.

Estelle

American boys and girls love this British chanteuse for the soul-stirring appeal she provides on latest LP All of Me.

Robert Glasper

A record producer with a gift for tickling the ivories, Glasper's edgy take on jazz music is a treat for the ears.

Robin Thicke

The R&B singer builds a love portal to the past with his fifth studio album Love After War, harkening back to the vintage soul of yesteryear.

Tyrese

After transforming himself into a blockbuster film star, the R&B crooner returned to his roots with the stellar album Open Invitation.

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