And The Nominees Are...

See who received nods for the 2014 Soul Train Awards.

And The Nominees Are... - Here we go again. After another amazing year in music, we?re revving up the engine for the 2014 Soul Train Awards. We?ve already revealed that the ?Queen of All Media,? Wendy Williams, will host the annual event, now its time to unveil the nominees. Yes, the biggest and brightest stars are going to be vying for the top honors in categories like Best New Artist, Video of the Year, Album of the Year and more. Click on to meet the 2014 Soul Train Awards nominees.(Photos from left: Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup, Kevin Mazur/WireImage, Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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And The Nominees Are... - Here we go again. After another amazing year in music, we’re revving up the engine for the 2014 Soul Train Awards. We’ve already revealed that the “Queen of All Media,” Wendy Williams, will host the annual event, now its time to unveil the nominees. Yes, the biggest and brightest stars are going to be vying for the top honors in categories like Best New Artist, Video of the Year, Album of the Year and more. Click on to meet the 2014 Soul Train Awards nominees.(Photos from left: Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup, Kevin Mazur/WireImage, Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Best New Artist

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Best New Artist

Jhen? Aiko - Jhen? Aiko splashed onto the scene with her debut studio album Souled Out, which spawned ?To Love & Die? and ?The Pressure? as singles. Bright future ahead for this young lady. (Photo: evin Winter/Getty Images for BET)

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Jhené Aiko - Jhené Aiko splashed onto the scene with her debut studio album Souled Out, which spawned “To Love & Die” and “The Pressure” as singles. Bright future ahead for this young lady. (Photo: evin Winter/Getty Images for BET)

Mack Wilds - Already an established actor, Mack Wilds grabbed listeners ears and made them respective his music career with last September?s New York: A Love Story album release. With smooth vocals and a story to tell, Mack is gonna be around for a while. (Photo: Angela Weiss/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Mack Wilds - Already an established actor, Mack Wilds grabbed listeners ears and made them respective his music career with last September’s New York: A Love Story album release. With smooth vocals and a story to tell, Mack is gonna be around for a while. (Photo: Angela Weiss/BET/Getty Images for BET)

August Alsina - You only get one chance to make a first impression and August Alsina made the most of his. With his debut album Testimony, the New Orleans crooner gave listeners pieces of his life via records like ?Benediction? featuring Rick Ross and ?Make It Home? featuring Young Jeezy. Those came in addition to his big radio single ?I Luv This S--t.? With the help of those joints and more, August definitely became the new kid on the R&B block. (Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images)

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August Alsina - You only get one chance to make a first impression and August Alsina made the most of his. With his debut album Testimony, the New Orleans crooner gave listeners pieces of his life via records like “Benediction” featuring Rick Ross and “Make It Home” featuring Young Jeezy. Those came in addition to his big radio single “I Luv This S--t.” With the help of those joints and more, August definitely became the new kid on the R&B block. (Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images)

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LiV Warfield - Eclectic with a cool sound to her, Liv Warfield patterns herself after her mentor Prince, who served as executive producer for her The Unexpected album release earlier this year. (Photo: Ben Horton/Getty Images for BET)

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LiV Warfield - Eclectic with a cool sound to her, Liv Warfield patterns herself after her mentor Prince, who served as executive producer for her The Unexpected album release earlier this year. (Photo: Ben Horton/Getty Images for BET)

Sevyn Streeter - Another fresh face to the game, songbird Sevyn Streeter?s Call Me Crazy, But? album featured catchy singles such as ?I Like It? and ?It Won?t Stop.? From the sounds of things, her career won?t stop either. (Photo: Bill McCay/WireImage)

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Sevyn Streeter - Another fresh face to the game, songbird Sevyn Streeter’s Call Me Crazy, But… album featured catchy singles such as “I Like It” and “It Won’t Stop.” From the sounds of things, her career won’t stop either. (Photo: Bill McCay/WireImage)

Nico & Vinz - Fans may still not recognize the group Nico & Vinz, but chances are they?ve found themselves mouthing the words to the Norweigan duo?s smash single ?Am I Wrong? at some point in the past few months and perhaps still now. (Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Nico & Vinz - Fans may still not recognize the group Nico & Vinz, but chances are they’ve found themselves mouthing the words to the Norweigan duo’s smash single “Am I Wrong” at some point in the past few months and perhaps still now. (Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Centric Certified Award

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Centric Certified Award

Robert Glasper - Black Radio earned Robert Glasper a Grammy Award for Best R&B album and it?s hard to argue against the effort. The gripping title track had Glasper?s soulful vocals accompany the feverish rhymes of Mos Def (n.k.a. Yasiin Bey) and it?s just an example of why RG has built a strong identity within the underground and indie music scene. (Photo: Earl Gibson III/WireImage)

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Robert Glasper - Black Radio earned Robert Glasper a Grammy Award for Best R&B album and it’s hard to argue against the effort. The gripping title track had Glasper’s soulful vocals accompany the feverish rhymes of Mos Def (n.k.a. Yasiin Bey) and it’s just an example of why RG has built a strong identity within the underground and indie music scene. (Photo: Earl Gibson III/WireImage)

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Kelis - Kelis isn?t afraid to be herself and take risks in her music. Food, the album she dropped earlier this year, is proof of that. Hearty singles like ?Jerk Ribs,? ?Rumble? and ?Friday Fish Fry? put the soul in Kelis?s soul Food. Job well done. (Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for SXSW)

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Kelis - Kelis isn’t afraid to be herself and take risks in her music. Food, the album she dropped earlier this year, is proof of that. Hearty singles like “Jerk Ribs,” “Rumble” and “Friday Fish Fry” put the soul in Kelis’s soul Food. Job well done. (Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for SXSW)

Leela James - Leela James has a deep, almost gravely voice that?s on full display during his 2014 effort Fall For You. All bow down to Queen James. (Photo by Stephen J. Cohen/Getty Images)

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Leela James - Leela James has a deep, almost gravely voice that’s on full display during his 2014 effort Fall For You. All bow down to Queen James. (Photo by Stephen J. Cohen/Getty Images)

Shaliek - Trying to get familiar with Shaliek? Just give records like ?The Past? and ?Ain?t Supposed to Cry.? Each song has the singer pouring his heart out over feminine wiles that are just too overpowering. (photo: John Ricard / BET).

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Shaliek - Trying to get familiar with Shaliek? Just give records like “The Past” and “Ain’t Supposed to Cry.” Each song has the singer pouring his heart out over feminine wiles that are just too overpowering. (photo: John Ricard / BET).

Luke James - He penned songs for Chris Brown and Keri Hilson before he ever splashed onto the scene himself, and now, by all intents and purposes, Luke James seems to be every much as a threat in front of the mic. His self-titled album, Luke James, shows glimpses of James?s solid music and a high ceiling on just how good the New Orleans-born singer can get. (Photo: D Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

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Luke James - He penned songs for Chris Brown and Keri Hilson before he ever splashed onto the scene himself, and now, by all intents and purposes, Luke James seems to be every much as a threat in front of the mic. His self-titled album, Luke James, shows glimpses of James’s solid music and a high ceiling on just how good the New Orleans-born singer can get. (Photo: D Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

Best Gospel Inspirational

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Best Gospel Inspirational

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Erica Campbell feat. Lecrae - "Help" - Erica Campbell did the right thing getting Lecrae to jump on her single ?Help.? The hottest Christian rapper in the game blessed this track, in which Campbell isn?t shy about asking the lord above for help and assistance. (Photos from Left: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Super Bowl Gospel, Erika Goldring/Getty Images)

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Erica Campbell feat. Lecrae - "Help" - Erica Campbell did the right thing getting Lecrae to jump on her single “Help.” The hottest Christian rapper in the game blessed this track, in which Campbell isn’t shy about asking the lord above for help and assistance. (Photos from Left: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Super Bowl Gospel, Erika Goldring/Getty Images)

Smokie Norful - Smokie Norful holds many titles, such as educator, pastor, father, humanitarian, singer and husband. His five platinum-selling compilations and many notable performances only slightly describe how God has blessed him. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for BET)

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Smokie Norful - "No Greater Love" - “No Greater Love” has Smokie Norful crooning about God paving the way for his life and guiding him through his struggles. Amen. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for BET)

Vocal Slayage  - There are two words that encapsulate Tamela Mann's performance of "I Can Only Imagine": vocal slayage. As if there aren't enough reasons to watch, Mann's soul-stirring performance is a must-see moment. Watch on Sunday, April 6 at 8P/7C. (Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images for BET)

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Tamela Mann - "I Can Only Imagine" - God is great, all the time. Tamela Mann drives that point home and more with “I Can Only Imagine,” which has the gospel singer picturing the glorious day that she’ll meet her maker. She can only imagine. (Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images for BET)

Michelle Williams feat. Beyonc? and Kelly Rowland - "Say Yes" - Don?t think full-fledged Destiny?s Child reunion with this single, but this upbeat jam has a lively Michelle Williams taking the congregation to church with the help of her friends Kelly Rowland and Beyonc?. (Photo: Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

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Michelle Williams feat. Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland - "Say Yes" - Don’t think full-fledged Destiny’s Child reunion with this single, but this upbeat jam has a lively Michelle Williams taking the congregation to church with the help of her friends Kelly Rowland and Beyoncé. (Photo: Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

Donnie McClurkin feat. Tye Tribbett - "We Are Victorious" - Donnie McClurkin and Tye Tribbett unearth the fire brewing in their bellies on this upbeat, feel-good anthem. Vic-tor-i-ous! Never gonna stop! (Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images for BET)

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Donnie McClurkin feat. Tye Tribbett - "We Are Victorious" - Donnie McClurkin and Tye Tribbett unearth the fire brewing in their bellies on this upbeat, feel-good anthem. Vic-tor-i-ous! Never gonna stop! (Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images for BET)

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Inspired People feat. Charles Jenkins - "Real Love" - What do you get when you blend electro with a bit of house and some spoken word? A giant lovefest. Make that a ?Real Love? fest, courtesy of the Inspired People featuring Charles Jenkins. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for BET)

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Inspired People feat. Charles Jenkins - "Real Love" - What do you get when you blend electro with a bit of house and some spoken word? A giant lovefest. Make that a “Real Love” fest, courtesy of the Inspired People featuring Charles Jenkins. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for BET)

Best Hip Hop Song Of The Year

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Best Hip Hop Song Of The Year

Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne and Tyga - "Loyal" - Has there been a bigger hit on the radio than Chris Brown?s ?Loyal? this year? C. Breezy did his thing on this smash single, casting his doubts on certain females with the help of Lil Wayne and Tyga. The "h-es" that CB is singing about might not be loyal, but his fans definitely are. (Photos from Left: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images, Kevin Mazur/BET/Getty Images for BET, Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne and Tyga - "Loyal" - Has there been a bigger hit on the radio than Chris Brown’s “Loyal” this year? C. Breezy did his thing on this smash single, casting his doubts on certain females with the help of Lil Wayne and Tyga. The "h-es" that CB is singing about might not be loyal, but his fans definitely are. (Photos from Left: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images, Kevin Mazur/BET/Getty Images for BET, Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Made-You-Looks Award (Best Hip Hop Style): Nicki Minaj - With a newer, sexier and more sophisticated look, Nicki Minaj has had heads turning all this year as her zany style has evolved into something a tad more demure that the masses love!  (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

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Nicki Minaj - "Pills N Potions" - “Pill N Potions” has Nicki Minaj accepting that loved ones can be ungrateful, selfish users and act entitled, forcing her to move on. That being said, she’s angry, but she still loves you. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

ScHoolboy Q feat. BJ The Chicago Kid - "Studio" - ?Studio? has a conflicted ScHoolboy Q painting the perfect picture about sitting in the stu all night, but preoccupied and thinking about a chick he?d love to blaze instead. See, he?s been in the studio, just tryna get to you, baby. (Photos from left: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Clear Channel,  Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for BET)

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ScHoolboy Q feat. BJ The Chicago Kid - "Studio" - “Studio” has a conflicted ScHoolboy Q painting the perfect picture about sitting in the stu all night, but preoccupied and thinking about a chick he’d love to blaze instead. See, he’s been in the studio, just tryna get to you, baby. (Photos from left: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Clear Channel,  Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for BET)

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Drake ft. Majid Jordan - "Hold On (We're Going Home)" - Drake almost makes it sound easy on the catchy hit single ?Hold On (We?re Going Home).? Drizzy got his eyes on you, you?re everything that he sees, he wants your hot love and emotion endlessly. (Photo: Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

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Drake ft. Majid Jordan - "Hold On (We're Going Home)" - Drake almost makes it sound easy on the catchy hit single “Hold On (We’re Going Home).” Drizzy got his eyes on you, you’re everything that he sees, he wants your hot love and emotion endlessly. (Photo: Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX - "Fancy" - Don?t even try to front on Iggy Azalea?s ?Fancy.? The record is an undeniable mainstream radio smash. Hard work pays off?even if the Australian MC looks fancy putting that grind in. (Photo :Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

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Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX - "Fancy" - Don’t even try to front on Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy.” The record is an undeniable mainstream radio smash. Hard work pays off…even if the Australian MC looks fancy putting that grind in. (Photo :Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

Iggy and Tip

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T.I. feat. Iggy Azalea - "No Mediocre" - A bookend set of verses from T.I. serve as the perfect cooker for Iggy Azalea’s breakout verse on “No Mediocre.” Tip and his protégé go into detail explaining why they only want the best. From they head to they toes, they so far from mediocre. (Photo: Johnny Nunez/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Best R&B/Soul Female Act

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Best R&B/Soul Female Act

Beyonc? - Is there a bigger female artist on the planet than Beyonc?? Who else could drop a self-titled album on the fly without any promotion and still get the ravenous fanfare she wanted? Queen Bey only added to her collection of hits with the Jay Z-assisted ?Drunk in Love,? the steamy ?Partition? and female-empowering ?Flawless.? Let?s just call Bey?s year a flawless victory. (Photo: Jason Winslow/Splash News)

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Beyoncé - Is there a bigger female artist on the planet than Beyoncé? Who else could drop a self-titled album on the fly without any promotion and still get the ravenous fanfare she wanted? Queen Bey only added to her collection of hits with the Jay Z-assisted “Drunk in Love,” the steamy “Partition” and female-empowering “Flawless.” Let’s just call Bey’s year a flawless victory. (Photo: Jason Winslow/Splash News)

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Jennifer Hudson  - JHud?s return to music showcased a more upbeat side of her as evidenced by her uptempo ?I Can?t Describe (The Way I Feel)? single, featuring T.I. This Jennifer Hudson just wanted to have fun this time around, and there?s nothing wrong with that. (Photo: Maury Phillips/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Jennifer Hudson  - JHud’s return to music showcased a more upbeat side of her as evidenced by her uptempo “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)” single, featuring T.I. This Jennifer Hudson just wanted to have fun this time around, and there’s nothing wrong with that. (Photo: Maury Phillips/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Janelle Mon?e - Janelle Mon?e?s The Electric Lady album had her rubbing elbows with the All-Star likes of Prince, Erykah Badu and Miguel. And Ms. Mon?e more than held her own. Work of art. (Photo: Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images)

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Janelle Monáe - Janelle Monáe’s The Electric Lady album had her rubbing elbows with the All-Star likes of Prince, Erykah Badu and Miguel. And Ms. Monáe more than held her own. Work of art. (Photo: Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images)

Jhen? Aiko - ?The Worst? had a conflicted Jhen? Aiko breaking down and acknowledging that she has to get out of a bad relationship? but just being unable to. It goes like that sometimes, Jhen? (Photo: Josh Brasted/FilmMagic)

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Jhené Aiko - “The Worst” had a conflicted Jhené Aiko breaking down and acknowledging that she has to get out of a bad relationship… but just being unable to. It goes like that sometimes, Jhené (Photo: Josh Brasted/FilmMagic)

In The Zone - Marsha Ambrosius digs deep and gives her all to the crowd. Just another things to love about the songstress!(Photo: Earl Gibson/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Marsha Ambrosius  - With assists from heavyweights like Dr. Dre and Charlie Wilson, the ex-Floetry songbird delivered a sexually-charged, artistic-driven effort with her Friends & Lovers LP made spicy with songs like "69" and "So Good." This is a long way away from Floetry days. (Photo: Earl Gibson/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Ledisi  - When jazz meets R&B, the vocals of Ledisi shines bright and reigns supreme. That?s the effect that her The Truth LP has with a sound that draws listeners in and keeps them hooked for the duration. (Photo: Maury Phillips/WireImage)

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Ledisi  - When jazz meets R&B, the vocals of Ledisi shines bright and reigns supreme. That’s the effect that her The Truth LP has with a sound that draws listeners in and keeps them hooked for the duration. (Photo: Maury Phillips/WireImage)

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Best R&B/Soul Male Act

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Best R&B/Soul Male Act

Pharrell - Skateboard P definitely added his own flavor to Future's "Move That Doh" alongside frequent collaborator Pusha T. P's bars earns him a nomination for Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse.(Photo: Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

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Pharrell Williams  - “Happy” was such a mainstay on radio dials across America that truth be told we might have heard it too much. The imperial powers of Skateboard P, working his hypnotic magic is well deserving of a look for Best R&B/Soul Male. (Photo: Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Trey Songz - Trey Songz added to his rapidly-growing library of R&B bangers with ?Na Na? this year and kept the heat coming with the steamy ?Touchin, Lovin? featuring Nicki Minaj. Trigga Trey! (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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Trey Songz - Trey Songz added to his rapidly-growing library of R&B bangers with “Na Na” this year and kept the heat coming with the steamy “Touchin, Lovin” featuring Nicki Minaj. Trigga Trey! (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Kem - Fellas, want to know how to dedicate or re-dedicate yourself to that special woman? Listen to Kem?s ?It?s You.? The single off his Promise to Love album has the R&B singer passionately letting his lady know her worth. It?s you. (Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images for BET)

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Kem - Fellas, want to know how to dedicate or re-dedicate yourself to that special woman? Listen to Kem’s “It’s You.” The single off his Promise to Love album has the R&B singer passionately letting his lady know her worth. It’s you. (Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images for BET)

Chris Brown - You don?t need us to tell you to know that Chris Brown is all the way back. After dropping the Michael Jackson-inspired ?Fine China? track last year, C. Breezy came back with more hits like the frenzied ?Love More,? ?Loyal? and ?New Flame.? Big records. (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

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Chris Brown - You don’t need us to tell you to know that Chris Brown is all the way back. After dropping the Michael Jackson-inspired “Fine China” track last year, C. Breezy came back with more hits like the frenzied “Love More,” “Loyal” and “New Flame.” Big records. (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

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Tank - Tank has been hard at work, having switched gears from dropping music with TGT to jumping back to his own solo effort via this year’s Stronger album release. R&B vet, no doubt. (Photo: Erika Goldring/Getty Images)

John Legend - There?s nothing quite like the soul that John Legend is able to summon on his big ballads. His recent ?All of Me? and ?You & I (Nobody in the World)? are living proof of that. (Photo: London Entertainment / Splash News)

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John Legend - There’s nothing quite like the soul that John Legend is able to summon on his big ballads. His recent “All of Me” and “You & I (Nobody in the World)” are living proof of that. (Photo: London Entertainment / Splash News)

Album Of The Year

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Album Of The Year

Beyonc? - Beyonc? - All Beyonce?s self-titled album did was spawn five singles ? including ?Drunk in Love,? ?Partition? and ?Flawless? ? and serve as a springboard for her worldwide ?On The Run Tour? with hubby Jay Z. Lightwork for Queen Bey. (Photo: Parkwood/Columbia)

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Beyoncé - Beyoncé - All Beyonce’s self-titled album did was spawn five singles — including “Drunk in Love,” “Partition” and “Flawless” — and serve as a springboard for her worldwide “On The Run Tour” with hubby Jay Z. Lightwork for Queen Bey. (Photo: Parkwood/Columbia)

Janelle Monae, The Electric Lady - Janelle Monae returned with her black tux uniform and edgy funk to finally get her props from the mainstream. With the release of The Electric Lady, she set critics pens wagging with her ode to strong women, "Q.U.E.E.N." featuring Erykah Badu. Prince even joined the LP to pump up the Archandroid with the cut "Give 'Em What They Love."  (Photo: Atlantic Records)

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Janelle Monáe - The Electric Lady  - The Electric Lady cannot be slept on if you like music. With it, Janelle Monáe caught a winner that had her roll out with four funky singles and draw critical acclaim via reviews. (Photo: Atlantic Records)

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Michael Jackson - Xscape - His second posthumous album, Michael Jackson?s Xscape hit us with pockets of memories of what made the King of Pop so great with hits like ?Love Never Felt So Good? and ?A Place Without A Name.? The King? always. (Photo: MJJ/Epic)

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Michael Jackson - Xscape - His second posthumous album, Michael Jackson’s Xscape hit us with pockets of memories of what made the King of Pop so great with hits like “Love Never Felt So Good” and “A Place Without A Name.” The King… always. (Photo: MJJ/Epic)

Pharrell Williams - G I R L - Skateboard P couldn?t have asked for a better introduction to his album than knocking his overplayed single ?Happy? out the park late last year and through a chunk of this year. It paved the way for G I RL to reach gold status. (Photo: Columbia Records)

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Pharrell Williams - G I R L - Skateboard P couldn’t have asked for a better introduction to his album than knocking his overplayed single “Happy” out the park late last year and through a chunk of this year. It paved the way for G I RL to reach gold status. (Photo: Columbia Records)

John Legend - Love In The Future - The album was titled Love In The Future, but it gave listeners what they have come to consistently expect from John Legend through the years ? soulful music. A one of a kind artist, no doubt. (Photo: GOOD Music, Columbia)

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John Legend - Love In The Future - The album was titled Love In The Future, but it gave listeners what they have come to consistently expect from John Legend through the years — soulful music. A one of a kind artist, no doubt. (Photo: GOOD Music, Columbia)

Drake - Nothing Was The Same - Drake's Nothing Was The Same included hits like "Started from the Bottom;" "Worst Behavior;" "Hold on, We're Going Home" and "The Language." It more than holds its weight as an Album of the Year contender.(Photo: Young Money Records)

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Drake - Nothing Was The Same - Was Drake’s Nothing Was The Same his best album to date? Many fans seem to think so with the LP spawning hit after hit including the hip hop anthem “Started From The Bottom” to the crossover smash “Hold On (We’re Going Home)” to “All Me,” “The Language” and “Worst Behavior.” Can't deny Drizzy. (Photo: Young Money, Cash Money Records)

Song Of The Year

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Song Of The Year

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Beachin? It - Formal wear for the beach? We?d take Bey?s sheer Wendy Nichols dress, layered over a vintage Eres bikini, any day.(Photo: Courtesy of Columbia Records)

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Beyoncé feat. Jay Z - “Drunk In Love”  - What better than the power couples of all power couples uncorking the D’Usse and having a good time? They be all night. (Photo: Courtesy of Columbia Records)

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen in "All Of Me" - There is actual wedding footage in this video featuring the newlyweds. It was shot in Italy just days before their September 2013 wedding. Nabil Elderkin, the man who first introduced the two to each other, directed it.(Photo: Courtesy of Columbia Records)

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John Legend - “All of Me”  - All of Me loves all of you. Simple sentiment, one that John Legend sings to perfection, admiring his wife’s curves and imperfections. She’s his end and his beginning. Can’t beat that. (Photo: Courtesy of Columbia Records)

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Pharrell Williams - “Happy”  - Pharrell probably knew he had a mega-smash hit once people told him they were sick of hearing the record. It did deliver plenty of smiles, though. (Photo: Columbia)

Michael Jackson feat. Justin Timberlake ? 'Love Never Felt So Good' - And let's face it, music never sounded so great, especially when these two are on a track together.  (Photo: Sony Music)

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Michael Jackson feat. Justin Timberlake - “Love Never Felt So Good”  - 'Til the end, Michael Jackson gave us hits. This Justin Timberlake-assisted number wasn’t an exception. (Photo: Sony Music)

Drake, 'Hold On, We're Going Home' - Drake paid homage to the film Scarface with the video for his hit "Hold On, We're Going Home." The seven-minute clip is set in 1985 Miami and is rife with gunfire, women and white suits. (Photo: Cash Money Records)

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Drake feat. Majid Jordan - “Hold On (We’re Going Home)”  - Drake is one of the only artists that can deliver a straight hip hop anthem like “Started From the Bottom” and then come back later with “Hold On” to smooth it out. That’s more than a talent. It’s a gift. (Photo: Cash Money Records)

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"Loyal" Takes the No. 1 Spot on the Billboard R&B Chart - Chris Brown's latest single "Loyal" is his latest chart-topper. The men's anthem took the No. 1 spot on the Billboard U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and is in the Top 10 of the Billboard 100. The hit features two versions with top artist such as Lil Wayne, French Montana, Tyga and Too $hort.(Photo: RCA)

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Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne and Tyga - “Loyal”  - C. Breezy's smash single got the “Loyal” treatment from the Young Money crew. CB, Lil Wayne and Tyga make for a great team. (Photo: RCA)

The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter's Award

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The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter's Award

Beyonc? Workout Dance Class - Ever wished you could move like Queen Bey? Well, now you can (or at least try). Beyonc? workout classes teach students the sultry moves of "Partition" and "Rocket" while working up a sweat. The best part is that they're popping up all around the country! If you?re in Bey's native Houston, check out Inner Me Studios, for those in the NYC-area hit Broadway Bodies, and for other locations check with your local fitness studio or YMCA.  (Photo: Mark Davis/Getty Images)

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"Pretty Hurts" – Beyoncé (Joshua Coleman, Sia Fuller, Beyoncé Knowles)  - “Pretty hurts, we shine the light on whatever's worst/ Perfection is a disease of a nation, pretty hurts, pretty hurts.” Dope lyrics and well deserving of a nomination. (Photo: Mark Davis/Getty Images) 

John Legend, @johnlegend - Tweet: "Calling us 'animals' has been the language to justify slavery, Jim Crow and all manner of injustice.  Dehumanization and racism go together"John joins in on the conversation involving the Michael Brown case and the thinking behind the perpetual assassination of Black people at the hands of non-Blacks. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for BET)

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"All Of Me" – John Legend (Toby Gad, John Stephens, Dave Tozer) - All of me loves all of you. Sounds simple and it is… the way John Legend is able to deliver it so beautifully changes everything. (Photo: Mark Davis/Getty Images)

"Not in That Way" - Sam Smith cried the blues on this pop ballad, perhaps because he was too scared to face his fears. "I'd never ask you 'cause deep down I'm certain I know what you'd say/You'd say I'm sorry, believe me, I love you, but not in that way," he lyrically lamented.(Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Capitol Records)

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"Stay With Me" – Sam Smith (Steve Fitzmaurice, James Napier, William Phillips, Sam Smith)  - Sam Smith tugs on hearts all over the world with this incredibly moving ballad. Great lyrics. (Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Capitol Records)

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"The Man" ? Aloe Blacc (Khalil Abdul-Rahman, Sam Barsh, Aloe Blacc, Elton John, Daniel Seeff, Bernie Taupin)  - All this song did was body a Beats by Dre commercial, becoming an instant anthem, especially in the sports world amongst athletes. Big record! (Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

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"The Man" – Aloe Blacc (Khalil Abdul-Rahman, Sam Barsh, Aloe Blacc, Elton John, Daniel Seeff, Bernie Taupin)  - All this song did was body a Beats by Dre commercial, becoming an instant anthem, especially in the sports world amongst athletes. Big record! (Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

"Happy" ? Pharrell Williams (Pharrell Williams)  - This song was originally made for CeeLo Green. Pharrell kept it for himself and we can?t blame him. Hey, the world is ?happy? he did. (Photo: Kika Press, PacificCoastNews)

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"Happy" – Pharrell Williams (Pharrell Williams)  - This song was originally made for CeeLo Green. Pharrell kept it for himself and we can’t blame him. Hey, the world is “happy” he did. (Photo: Kika Press, PacificCoastNews)

"The Worst" ? Jhen? Aiko (Jhen? Aiko Chilombo, Mac Robinson, Brian Warfield) - Emotional, heartfelt pain. When it?s delivered aptly in music, the way Jhen? Aiko did with ?The Worst,? the results usually favor the artist. This is one of those cases. (Photo: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

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"The Worst" – Jhené Aiko (Jhené Aiko Chilombo, Mac Robinson, Brian Warfield) - Emotional, heartfelt pain. When it’s delivered aptly in music, the way Jhené Aiko did with “The Worst,” the results usually favor the artist. This is one of those cases. (Photo: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

Best Dance Performance

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Best Dance Performance

Usher ? 'Good Kisser' - Never underestimate the power of a good pair of lips and the skill set to match.(Photo: RCA Records)

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Usher - “Good Kisser”  - Usher — still making the ladies weak in the knees with his dancing. The "Good Kisser" video is just another example. Notch another one up for Ursha, baby. (Photo: RCA Records)

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Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne and Tyga - ?Loyal?  - Back onto the scene in a big way, C. Breezy kills his choreography, making all his moves look easy in the video to ?Loyal.? (Photo: RCA Records, Sony Music Entertainment)

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Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne and Tyga - “Loyal”  - Back onto the scene in a big way, C. Breezy kills his choreography, making all his moves look easy in the video to “Loyal.” (Photo: RCA Records, Sony Music Entertainment)

Jason Derulo feat. 2 Chainz ? 'Talk Dirty' - Jason Derulo let's it be known that dirty talk is universal.(Photo: Warner Bros.)

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Jason Derulo feat. 2 Chainz - “Talk Dirty”  - Jason Derulo grooves with the best of them with his 2 Chainz-assisted “Talk Dirty” track. The kid could move. (Photo: WMG)

Tinashe feat. ScHoolboy Q - ?2 On?  - Her breakout debut single ?2 On? had to have some killer dance moves to match and Tinashe managed to accomplish that mission alongside ScHoolboy Q. (Photo: RCA Records, Sony Music Entertainment)

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Tinashe feat. ScHoolboy Q - “2 On”  - Her breakout debut single “2 On” had to have some killer dance moves to match and Tinashe managed to accomplish that mission alongside ScHoolboy Q. (Photo: RCA Records, Sony Music Entertainment)

DJ Snake & Lil Jon - ?Turn Down for What?  - Hell-raising debauchery is on full display for this head-banging anthem. Turn down for what?! (Photo: Columbia Records)

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DJ Snake & Lil Jon - “Turn Down for What”  - Hell-raising debauchery is on full display for this head-banging anthem. Turn down for what?! (Photo: Columbia Records)

Janelle Mon?e - ?Electric Lady?  - Watch Janelle Mon?e back up her smooth vocals with some groovy dance moves. Nothing over the top? just cool. (Photo: Atlantic Records)

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Janelle Monáe - “Electric Lady”  - Watch Janelle Monáe back up her smooth vocals with some groovy dance moves. Nothing over the top… just cool. (Photo: Atlantic Records)

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Best Collaboration

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Best Collaboration

"The D Word" - The curtain closes on this marital melodrama with, you guessed it: divorce. But there's no hard feelings as Face and Toni wish each other all the best as well as sing to each other about the undying love they have for one another. The perfect finish to an unhappy ending.   (Photo: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

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Toni Braxton & Babyface - “Hurt You”  - Toni Braxton got in her bag and called old friend Babyface up for this collabo. Good thing too because “Hurt You” pops with Babyface’s addition. (Photo: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Janelle Mona? feat. Miguel - ?PrimeTime?  - Match made in artist heaven? That?s what Janelle Mon?e accompanied by Miguel meant to ?PrimeTime,? not to mention leaving listeners probably wondering the next time they?ll hear these two link up to collabo. (Photos from left: Kevin Winter/Getty Images, Mark Davis/Getty Images for BET)

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Janelle Monaé feat. Miguel - “PrimeTime”  - Match made in artist heaven? That’s what Janelle Monáe accompanied by Miguel meant to “PrimeTime,” not to mention leaving listeners probably wondering the next time they’ll hear these two link up to collabo. (Photos from left: Kevin Winter/Getty Images, Mark Davis/Getty Images for BET)

Robert Glasper feat. Jill Scott - ?Calls? - Jill Scott sprinkled the missing ingredients on this song, laying her deliberately enunciated vocals to this track, spelling great success for Robert Glasper. (Photos from Left: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Landov, Earl Gibson/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Robert Glasper feat. Jill Scott - “Calls” - Jill Scott sprinkled the missing ingredients on this song, laying her deliberately enunciated vocals to this track, spelling great success for Robert Glasper. (Photos from Left: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Landov, Earl Gibson/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne and Tyga - ?Loyal?  - Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Tyga just work on record. The chemistry is there on a big way with ?Loyal.? (Photos from left: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Clear Channel, Jason Kempin/Getty Images, C Flanigan/WireImage)

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Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne and Tyga - “Loyal”  - Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Tyga just work on record. The chemistry is there on a big way with “Loyal.” (Photos from left: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Clear Channel, Jason Kempin/Getty Images, C Flanigan/WireImage)

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Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake - ?Love Never Felt So Good?  - Michael Jackson gave Justin Timberlake the co-sign when he was alive. Even posthumously, it?s hard not to crack a smile and groove to this record. (Photos from Left: Phil Walter/Getty Images, Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake - “Love Never Felt So Good”  - Michael Jackson gave Justin Timberlake the co-sign when he was alive. Even posthumously, it’s hard not to crack a smile and groove to this record. (Photos from Left: Phil Walter/Getty Images, Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Chris Brown feat. Usher and Rick Ross - ?New Flame?  - Chris Brown has called on Usher before. The arguable king of R&B delivers by adding another sung-out verse, while Rick Ross spits some bars to round this single out. (Photos from Left: Maury Phillips/BET/Getty Images for BET, Christopher Polk/BET/Getty Images for BET, Christopher Polk/BET/Getty Images for BET) 

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Chris Brown feat. Usher and Rick Ross - “New Flame”  - Chris Brown has called on Usher before. The arguable king of R&B delivers by adding another sung-out verse, while Rick Ross spits some bars to round this single out. (Photos from Left: Maury Phillips/BET/Getty Images for BET, Christopher Polk/BET/Getty Images for BET, Christopher Polk/BET/Getty Images for BET) 

Video Of The Year

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Video Of The Year

"Drunk In Love" (Beyonc? feat. Jay Z) ? Hype Williams  - Leave it to Hype Williams to either go elaborate or stick to the basics with his clips. For Beyonce?s ?Drunk In Love? video, Williams stuck to the latter. Beyonc? moving sexily on a beach during the night? can?t lose, Hype. (Photo: iam.beyonce via Tumblr)

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"Drunk In Love" (Beyoncé feat. Jay Z) – Hype Williams  - Leave it to Hype Williams to either go elaborate or stick to the basics with his clips. For Beyonce’s “Drunk In Love” video, Williams stuck to the latter. Beyoncé moving sexily on a beach during the night… can’t lose, Hype. (Photo: iam.beyonce via Tumblr)

Pharrell, "Happy" - (Photo: Columbia Records)

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"Happy" (Pharrell Williams) – We Are From L.A.  - It’s impossible to watch the “Happy” video and not crack a smile to see people dancing and having a good time. Happiness is infectious after all. (Photo: Columbia Records)

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The Worst (Jhené Aiko) – Danny Williams  - Danny Williams took a very artistic approach to “The Worst,” depicting Jhené Aiko as a murderer. Out the box and unexpected for sure. (Photo: Def Jam Recordings)

"New Flame" (Chris Brown feat. Usher) - Breezy & Mike Ho  - Fire and ice. It seems to be the theme of Chris Brown?s video, which features him singing and dancing on ice, floating on water and switching scenes to him doing the same in front of a fire. (Photo: RCA Records)

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"New Flame" (Chris Brown feat. Usher) - Breezy & Mike Ho  - Fire and ice. It seems to be the theme of Chris Brown’s video, which features him singing and dancing on ice, floating on water and switching scenes to him doing the same in front of a fire. (Photo: RCA Records)

'One Hitter' - Usher may like girls that are "Good Kissers" and can roll kush, but that "One Hitter" could get him right too. It'll only take one good pull from the bong to have him singing, "I done been around the world, I done smoked a lot of herb /   So I'm guessing that it's true / Make me holla and I bet a million dollars / Don't nobody get me right like you, bang, bang, bang."(Photo: RCA records / Sony Music Entertainment)

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"Good Kisser" (Usher) – Christopher Sims - Usher proving that his game is still top notch and on point as ever alongside plenty of beautiful women. What’s there not to like about this clip? (Photo: RCA records, Sony Music Entertainment)

"The Man" (Aloe Blacc) ? Matty Barnes  - When your song is called ?The Man,? the video should show the man up on stage doing his thing. That?s why this clip for Aloe Blacc works so well. (Photo: Interscope Records)

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"The Man" (Aloe Blacc) – Matty Barnes  - When your song is called “The Man,” the video should show the man up on stage doing his thing. That’s why this clip for Aloe Blacc works so well. (Photo: Interscope Records)

Best International Performance

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Best International Performance

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Sam Smith - ?Stay With Me?  - Was there a better ballad this year? One would be hard-pressed to answer, "yes." (Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella)

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Sam Smith - “Stay With Me”  - Was there a better ballad this year? One would be hard-pressed to answer, "yes." (Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella)

Nico & Vinz - ?Am I Wrong?  - Norweigans Vincent Dery (L) and Nicolas Sereba of Nico & Vinz seemingly took over the music world with their crossover smash single "Am I Wrong." Nothing wrong about the impact of this song. (Photo: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

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Nico & Vinz - “Am I Wrong”  - Norweigans Vincent Dery (L) and Nicolas Sereba of Nico & Vinz seemingly took over the music world with their crossover smash single "Am I Wrong." Nothing wrong about the impact of this song. (Photo: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

Davido - ?Aye?  - African music producer Davido narrates this story about love between two classes exceptionally well on "Aye," his international hit. (Photo: Mark Sullivan/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Davido - “Aye”  - African music producer Davido narrates this story about love between two classes exceptionally well on "Aye," his international hit. (Photo: Mark Sullivan/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Machel Montano - ?Ministry Of Road (M.O.R.)?  - Soca singer Machel Montano lit up the speakers with his ?Ministry Of Road (M.O.R.)? single. Big tune right here. (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

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Machel Montano - “Ministry Of Road (M.O.R.)”  - Soca singer Machel Montano lit up the speakers with his “Ministry Of Road (M.O.R.)” single. Big tune right here. (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Shaggy feat. Ne-Yo ? ?You Girl?  - This Shaggy-Ne-Yo record is as funky and groovy as one would expect a collaboration between these two. Flat out good music. (Photos from Left: Venturelli/Getty Images, Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for TGI Fridays)

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Shaggy feat. Ne-Yo – “You Girl”  - This Shaggy-Ne-Yo record is as funky and groovy as one would expect a collaboration between these two. Flat out good music. (Photos from Left: Venturelli/Getty Images, Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for TGI Fridays)

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Ziggy Marley - ?I Don?t? Want To Live On Mars?  - With ?I Don?t? Want To Live On Mars,? Ziggy Marley scores big with a slightly rock-infused touch. "I don't want to live on Mars/ I don't want to drive space cars/ I just want to be with you and do the things we do." Cool record. (Photo: PNP/ WENN.com)

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Ziggy Marley - “I Don’t’ Want To Live On Mars”  - With “I Don’t’ Want To Live On Mars,” Ziggy Marley scores big with a slightly rock-infused touch. "I don't want to live on Mars/ I don't want to drive space cars/ I just want to be with you and do the things we do." Cool record. (Photo: PNP/ WENN.com)

Best Traditional Jazz Performance

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Best Traditional Jazz Performance

Gregory Porter - ?Hey Laura?  - "Dear Laura" tells the tale of a man asking his lady if she has another man in her life. "Hey Laura, it's me... sorry but I had to ring your doorbell so late." Some things just can't wait! (Photo: Keith Tsuji/Getty Images for Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz)

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Gregory Porter - “Hey Laura”  - "Dear Laura" tells the tale of a man asking his lady if she has another man in her life. "Hey Laura, it's me... sorry but I had to ring your doorbell so late." Some things just can't wait! (Photo: Keith Tsuji/Getty Images for Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz)

Audra McDonald - ?What a Little Moonlight Can Do?  - Actress Audra McDonald makes for quite the jazz performer on the eccentric "What a Little Moonlight Can Do." Eclectic for sure. (Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

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Audra McDonald - “What a Little Moonlight Can Do”  - Actress Audra McDonald makes for quite the jazz performer on the eccentric "What a Little Moonlight Can Do." Eclectic for sure. (Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

Kenny Garrett - ?Pushing the World Away?  - The saxophone maestro shines on "Pushing The World Away." Impactful jazz number, no doubt. (Photo: Keith Tsuji/Getty Images for Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz)

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Kenny Garrett - “Pushing the World Away”  - The saxophone maestro shines on "Pushing The World Away." Impactful jazz number, no doubt. (Photo: Keith Tsuji/Getty Images for Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz)

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Monty Alexander - ?Concierto de Aranjuez?  - Close your eyes and listen to ?Concierto de Aranjuez? and you'll feel like you're in the best jazz bar in America. Between the keys, cello strumming and light drums, this jazz arrangement is as good as it gets. (Photo: Darrin Zammit/Lupi/Landov)

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Monty Alexander - “Concierto de Aranjuez”  - Close your eyes and listen to “Concierto de Aranjuez” and you'll feel like you're in the best jazz bar in America. Between the keys, cello strumming and light drums, this jazz arrangement is as good as it gets. (Photo: Darrin Zammit/Lupi/Landov)

Wynton Marsalis - ?Flee As A Bird To The Mountain (Live)?  - Wynton Marsalis does a great job covering this Louis Armstrong number, while adding his own spin to it. Marsalis ? a master at his craft. (Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for HBO)

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Wynton Marsalis - “Flee As A Bird To The Mountain (Live)”  - Wynton Marsalis does a great job covering this Louis Armstrong number, while adding his own spin to it. Marsalis — a master at his craft. (Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for HBO)

Best Contemporary Jazz Performance

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Best Contemporary Jazz Performance

Robert Glasper feat. Jill Scott - ?Calls?  - "Moving forward is moving on" is the quote flashed across the screen in the video for this song. Sure enough, ?Calls? tells the story of a man who's always there for a woman. Mellow and smooth. The Robert Glasper Experiment worked. (Photo: Erika Goldring/Getty Images)

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Robert Glasper feat. Jill Scott - “Calls”  - "Moving forward is moving on" is the quote flashed across the screen in the video for this song. Sure enough, “Calls” tells the story of a man who's always there for a woman. Mellow and smooth. The Robert Glasper Experiment worked. (Photo: Erika Goldring/Getty Images)

Najee feat. Meli'sa Morgan - ?In The Mood To Take It Slow?  - A title is worth a thousands words. But the story is summed up in a shorter time on ?In The Mood To Take It Slow.? Sexy, smooth soul. (Photos from Left: Manny Carabel/Getty Images, Steve C. Mitchell/Landov)

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Najee feat. Meli'sa Morgan - “In The Mood To Take It Slow”  - A title is worth a thousands words. But the story is summed up in a shorter time on “In The Mood To Take It Slow.” Sexy, smooth soul. (Photos from Left: Manny Carabel/Getty Images, Steve C. Mitchell/Landov)

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Snarky Puppy - ?Lingus (We Like It Here)?  - A live band makes all the difference in the world. That's evident of Snarky Puppy's ?Lingus (We Like It Here),? on which the live instrumentation takes the sound of this track to another level. That magical moment when everything comes together... ahhh... (Photo: Peter Van Breukelen/Redferns via Getty Images)

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Snarky Puppy - “Lingus (We Like It Here)”  - A live band makes all the difference in the world. That's evident of Snarky Puppy's “Lingus (We Like It Here),” on which the live instrumentation takes the sound of this track to another level. That magical moment when everything comes together... ahhh... (Photo: Peter Van Breukelen/Redferns via Getty Images)

Terrace Martin feat. Robert Glasper - ?It?s Yours?  - "It's Yours" got some light bounce accompanying the flexible, groovy vocals of Terrace Martin. This will keep your head boppin'. (Photo: Empire Recordings, Akai Music)

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Terrace Martin feat. Robert Glasper - “It’s Yours”  - "It's Yours" got some light bounce accompanying the flexible, groovy vocals of Terrace Martin. This will keep your head boppin'. (Photo: Empire Recordings, Akai Music)

Vandell Andrew - Let's Ride - Will smooth and ear-catching sounds Vandell Andrew's "Let's Ride" nab the award for Best Contemporary Jazz Performance? Watch on November 30 to find out.

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Vandell Andrew - Let's Ride - Will smooth and ear-catching sounds Vandell Andrew's "Let's Ride" nab the award for Best Contemporary Jazz Performance? Watch on November 30 to find out.

Best Independent R&B/Soul Performance

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Best Independent R&B/Soul Performance

Joe feat. Kelly Rowland - ?Love & Sex Pt. 2?  - Don't look now, but Joe still has it. It's evident as the R&B vet invites Kelly Rowland for mid-tempo, feel-good record. Joe and Kelly make a sexy pair and that shines through with the sound of this cut. (Photo: Plaid Take-Over, BMG)

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Joe feat. Kelly Rowland - “Love & Sex Pt. 2”  - Don't look now, but Joe still has it. It's evident as the R&B vet invites Kelly Rowland for mid-tempo, feel-good record. Joe and Kelly make a sexy pair and that shines through with the sound of this cut. (Photo: Plaid Take-Over, BMG)

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"Last Night"  - Over a sorrowful piano, the singing vet gives an emotional performance on this torch song about holding back her love when she’s dying to give it.   (Photo: JLN Photography/WENN)

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Kelly Price - “It’s My Time”  - Kelly Price still touts one of the best voices on the R&B landscape and "It's My Time" is proof of that. The single has Kelly grabbing the present to soar to new heights. That voice... the Price is right!  Photo: JLN Photography/WENN)

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Shaliek - “The Past”  - Dwelling on "The Past" isn't the healthiest thing to do in a relationship. Shaliek croons and delivers that point in a strong way on this real-talk of a track. Gotta let some things go. (Photo: John Ricard/BET)

LiV Warfield - ?Why Do You Lie??  - Liv Warfield points the finger and accuses her significant other of lying over raucous live band instrumentation. Dope record. (Photo: Frazer Harrison/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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LiV Warfield - “Why Do You Lie?”  - Liv Warfield points the finger and accuses her significant other of lying over raucous live band instrumentation. Dope record. (Photo: Frazer Harrison/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Sebastian Mikael feat. Wale - ?Last Night?  - Wale's rhymes perfectly complement Sebastian Mikael's silky smooth vocals on "Last Night." On the track, Mikael vows to be discrete about his previous night's activities. (Photos from Left: Gary Miller/FilmMagic, John Lamparski/WireImage)

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Sebastian Mikael feat. Wale - “Last Night”  - Wale's rhymes perfectly complement Sebastian Mikael's silky smooth vocals on "Last Night." On the track, Mikael vows to be discrete about his previous night's activities. (Photos from Left: Gary Miller/FilmMagic, John Lamparski/WireImage)

Terrace Martin feat. T$, Tone Trezure - ?You?re The One? - ?You?re The One? showcases Terrace Martin's soulful sound and strong voice enough to earn him this nod for Best Independent R&B/Soul Performance. (Photo: Akai Music)

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Terrace Martin feat. T$, Tone Trezure - “You’re The One” - “You’re The One” showcases Terrace Martin's soulful sound and strong voice enough to earn him this nod for Best Independent R&B/Soul Performance. (Photo: Akai Music)