Eric Roberson, me, and KJLH’s Guy Black (2008)

Nominations for the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards are in!!!! While much of the focus is on Beyonce and The Black Eyed Peas, we’re more excited that our boy Eric Roberson has been nominated for a Grammy in the Best Urban/Alternative Performance category  for “A Tale of Two.” So Eric, call a sista so we can get the interview done and when you get to L.A., holla!

Other noms we’re excited about include Ledisi (xoxoxoxo), Lalah Hathaway, The Foreign Exchange, Maxwell, Musiq Soulchild, India.Arie, Femi Kuti, Anthony Hamilton, and our role model/icon/when I grow up I wanna be just like you Mary J. Blige.

Also big ups to Jessica and the folks over at Giant Step.  A lot of the artists they worked with over the past year are nominated for GRAMMY’s, a testament to their work.

GRAMMY Noms We’re Excited About

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

That Was Then
Lalah Hathaway
Track from: Self Portrait
[Stax Records/Concord Music Group]

Goin’ Thru Changes
Ledisi
Track from: Turn Me Loose
[Verve Forecast]

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

The Point Of It All
Anthony Hamilton
Track from: The Point Of It All
[So So Def]

Pretty Wings
Maxwell
Track from: Blacksummers’ Night
[Columbia]

Sobeautiful
Musiq Soulchild
Track from: OnMyRadio
[Atlantic]

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

Blame It
Jamie Foxx & T-Pain
[J Records]

Chocolate High
India.Arie & Musiq Soulchild
Track from: Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics
[Soulbird/Universal Republic]

Ifuleave
Musiq Soulchild & Mary J. Blige
Track from: OnMyRadio
[Atlantic]

Best Urban/Alternative Performance

Daykeeper
The Foreign Exchange
Track from: Leave It All Behind
[Hard Boiled Records]
Best R&B Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

The Point Of It All
Anthony Hamilton
[So So Def]

Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics
India.Arie
[Soulbird/Universal Republic]

Turn Me Loose
Ledisi
[Verve Forecast]

Blacksummers’ Night
Maxwell
[Columbia]

Best Contemporary World Music Album

Day By Day
Femi Kuti
[Mercer Street Records]

Check out all of the GRAMMY noms here.