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Grammys 2015: Predicting 'Best R&B Performance'

Maya Anderman |
February 7, 2015 | 12:22 p.m. PST

Entertainment Producer

The Queen Bey herself is forecast to sweep the Grammys this Sunday (Twitter/@justLetrice).
The Queen Bey herself is forecast to sweep the Grammys this Sunday (Twitter/@justLetrice).
When the name Beyoncé is spoken usually all things that follow seem irrelevant. Everyone knows that when it comes to R&B music, Queen B conquers all.

That is not to say that the other nominees in ‘Best R&B Performance’ for this year’s Grammys are not strong contenders, but we all know that the award will most likely go to Beyoncé and hubby Jay-Z for their iconic song “Drunk in Love.”

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Not only has the hit “Drunk in Love” made a mark in music history, it has also solidified a place within pop culture in general. The song has become extremely popular within the past year, with around 255 million YouTube views for the music video.

The only potential disadvantage to the smash hit is the fact that it was released over a year ago, and members of the Recording Academy might vouch for something more recent. 

In that unlikely case, the award would most likely go to pop artist Usher for his single “Good Kisser” or Jennifer Hudson and R. Kelley for “It’s Your World.”

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Chris Brown does not serve much of a chance for his single “New Flame” with Usher in the mix, and artist Ledisi is probably not known enough to grab the prize for her single “Like This.” The artist is perhaps more widely known as an actress as she recently played Mahalia Jackson in the film "Selma."

Despite the other talented contenders, the award will likely go to Beyoncé and Jay-Z for “Drunk in Love.”

The Nominees: 

Beyoncé ft. Jay Z – “Drunk in Love"

Chris Brown ft. Usher & Rick Ross – “New Flame”

Jennifer Hudson ft. R. Kelly – “It’s Your World”

Ledisi – “Like This”

Usher – “Good Kisser”

NT Predictions:

Who Should Win: Beyoncé ft. Jay Z – “Drunk in Love"

Who Will Win: Beyoncé ft. Jay Z – “Drunk in Love"

The Grammys will air on CBS Sunday, Feb. 8, at 8/7c.

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