Best R&B/Soul Female Artist

Tamar Braxton

Tamar Braxton

The baby sister of the Braxton clan commands attention with a fierce flair that easily wins the battle between love and war.

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys

Behind a piano since the age of 7, Keys is a multi-talent pioneering a meld of R&B and classical influences. 

Chrisette Michele

Chrisette Michele

Michele’s powerful jazz-trained vocals ride easily above R&B and hip hop beats. This year, the native New Yorker showed us all how to be Better

Fantasia

Fantasia

No matter where she is, the Grammy Award-winning singer always takes it to church!  Fanny persevered through trying times and poured her emotions into the music.

Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe is every bit an electric lady, with two solo albums and a genuine passion for her craft to prove it. It’s no wonder her unique brews continue to enchant audiences.

Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland

After stacking a string of solo hits throughout her career, Kelly Rowland really came into her own this year while throwing out a little “Dirty Laundry.”