Record Of The Year

Marsha Ambrosius, "Far Away"

Written by Marsha Ambrosius and Sterling Simms. Underneath a veil of Marsha’s luxurious vocals and soft melody, Ambrosius and Sims created a R&B slow jam packed with a potent social message.

Michael Jackson and Akon, "Hold My Hand"

Written by Aliaune Thiam, Giorgio Tuinfort and Claude Kelly. Originally written for Whitney Houston, this powerful ballad was written as a testament to the power of universal love.

Beyoncé, "Best Thing I Never Had"

Written by Antonio Dixon, Kenneth Edmonds, Larry Griffin Jr., Beyoncé Knowles, Caleb McCampbell, Patrick Smith and Shea Taylor. Beyoncé sings of love’s triumph in this epic, power ballad, co-written with the legendary Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds.

Raphael Saadiq, "Good Man"

Written by Raphael Saadiq and Taura Stinson. This melancholy lament of a man burned by his former lover was drenched with the nostalgic, soulful sound that is synonymous with Saadiq.

Adele, "Rolling in the Deep"

Adele teamed up with fellow U.K. songwriter Paul Epworth to create one of the biggest hits of 2011.