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Award Shows Which 2015 Urban Music Nominees Should Win the Grammy?  

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The 2015 Grammy nominations rolled in! We've gathered all of the artists who got a nod for the best rap and R&B music of 2014. Since one of the Grammy's top prizes is the "Best Urban Contemporary Album," we've combined both genres under the "urban" umbrella... just go with it! There are a bunch of great 2015 Grammy nominees listed here, so we're asking you to go through this list of favorites and give a little thumbs up to the artists, albums, and songs that you loved in 2014!

Who will get the 2015 Grammy for Best Contemporary Album? Will it be award-show favorite Pharrell? The controversial nominee Chris Brown? Or will Queen Bey once again reign supreme? More importantly, what type of hat will Pharrell wear this year and how will he ever be able to outdo his 2014 look?

There are many established artists – Toni Braxton, Eminem, Usher – competing with up and coming rap and R&B phenoms, so be sure to give the newbies a vote if you know and love their music.
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Love, Marriage & Divorce, Toni Braxton & Babyface Category: Best R&B Album

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Rap God, Eminem is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Which 2015 Urban Music Nominees Should Win the Grammy?
Rap God, Eminem Category: Best Rap Performance

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The Monster, Eminem Ft. Rihann... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Which 2015 Urban Music Nominees Should Win the Grammy?
The Monster, Eminem Ft. Rihanna Category: Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

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Beyoncé, Beyoncé is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Which 2015 Urban Music Nominees Should Win the Grammy?
Beyoncé, Beyoncé Category: Best Urban Contemporary Album

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Good Kisser, Usher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Which 2015 Urban Music Nominees Should Win the Grammy?
Good Kisser, Usher Category: Best R&B Song

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3005, Childish Gambino is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Which 2015 Urban Music Nominees Should Win the Grammy?
3005, Childish Gambino Category: Best Rap Performance

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Anaconda, Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Which 2015 Urban Music Nominees Should Win the Grammy?
Anaconda, Nicki Minaj Category: Best Rap Song

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!, Kendrick Lamar is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Which 2015 Urban Music Nominees Should Win the Grammy?
!, Kendrick Lamar Category: Best Rap Performance

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0 to 100 / The Catch Up, Drake is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Which 2015 Urban Music Nominees Should Win the Grammy?
0 to 100 / The Catch Up, Drake Category: Best Rap Performance

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Nobody, Kem is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Which 2015 Urban Music Nominees Should Win the Grammy?
Nobody, Kem Category: Best Traditional R&B Performance

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The Worst, Jhené Aiko is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Which 2015 Urban Music Nominees Should Win the Grammy?
The Worst, Jhené Aiko Category: Best R&B Song

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Bound 2, Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Which 2015 Urban Music Nominees Should Win the Grammy?
Bound 2, Kanye West Category: Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

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All I Need Is You, Lecrae is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Which 2015 Urban Music Nominees Should Win the Grammy?
All I Need Is You, Lecrae Category: Best Rap Performance

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The New Classic, Iggy Azalea is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Which 2015 Urban Music Nominees Should Win the Grammy?
The New Classic, Iggy Azalea Category: Best Rap Album

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The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Which 2015 Urban Music Nominees Should Win the Grammy?
Category: Best Rap Album

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Hold Up Wait A Minute (Woo Woo... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Which 2015 Urban Music Nominees Should Win the Grammy?
Hold Up Wait A Minute (Woo Woo), Antonique Smith Category: Best Traditional R&B Performance

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As, Marsha Ambrosius is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Which 2015 Urban Music Nominees Should Win the Grammy?
As, Marsha Ambrosius Category: Best Traditional R&B Performance

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Jesus Children, Robert Glasper... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Which 2015 Urban Music Nominees Should Win the Grammy?
Jesus Children, Robert Glasper Experiment Category: Best Traditional R&B Performance

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Tuesday, I Love Makonnen Ft. D... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Which 2015 Urban Music Nominees Should Win the Grammy?
Tuesday, I Love Makonnen Ft. Drake Category: Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

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Drunk In Love, Beyoncé Ft. Jay... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Which 2015 Urban Music Nominees Should Win the Grammy?
Drunk In Love, Beyoncé Ft. Jay Z Category: Best R&B Performance

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Blak Majik, Common Ft. Jhené A... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Which 2015 Urban Music Nominees Should Win the Grammy?
Blak Majik, Common Ft. Jhené Aiko Category: Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

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Like This, Ledisi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Which 2015 Urban Music Nominees Should Win the Grammy?
Like This, Ledisi Category: Best R&B Performance

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We Dem Boyz, Wiz Khalifa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Which 2015 Urban Music Nominees Should Win the Grammy?
We Dem Boyz, Wiz Khalifa Category: Best Rap Song

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It's Your World, Jennifer ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Which 2015 Urban Music Nominees Should Win the Grammy?
It's Your World, Jennifer Hudson Ft. R. Kelly Category: Best R&B Performance

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New Flame, Chris Brown Ft. Ush... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Which 2015 Urban Music Nominees Should Win the Grammy?
New Flame, Chris Brown Ft. Usher Category: Best R&B Performance

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Studio, Schoolboy Q Ft. BJ The... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Which 2015 Urban Music Nominees Should Win the Grammy?
Studio, Schoolboy Q Ft. BJ The Chicago Kid Category: Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

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Girl, Pharrell Williams is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Which 2015 Urban Music Nominees Should Win the Grammy?
Girl, Pharrell Williams Category: Best Urban Contemporary Album

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Because the Internet is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Which 2015 Urban Music Nominees Should Win the Grammy?
Category: Best Rap Album

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0 To 100 / The Catch Up, Drake is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Which 2015 Urban Music Nominees Should Win the Grammy?
0 To 100 / The Catch Up, Drake Category: Best Rap Song

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I, Kendrick Lamar is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Which 2015 Urban Music Nominees Should Win the Grammy?
I, Kendrick Lamar Category: Best Rap Song

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Nobody's Smiling, Common is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Which 2015 Urban Music Nominees Should Win the Grammy?
Nobody's Smiling, Common Category: Best Rap Album

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Lift Your Spirit is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Which 2015 Urban Music Nominees Should Win the Grammy?
Lift Your Spirit, Aloe Blacc Category: Best R&B Album

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Islander, Bernhoft is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Which 2015 Urban Music Nominees Should Win the Grammy?
Islander, Bernhoft Category: Best R&B Album

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Give The People What They Want... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Which 2015 Urban Music Nominees Should Win the Grammy?
Give The People What They Want, Sharon Jones Category: Best R&B Album

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I.R.S., Angie Fisher is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Which 2015 Urban Music Nominees Should Win the Grammy?
I.R.S., Angie Fisher Category: Best Traditional R&B Performance

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Options (Wolfjames Version), L... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Which 2015 Urban Music Nominees Should Win the Grammy?
Options (Wolfjames Version), Luke James Category: Best R&B Song

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Bound 2, Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Which 2015 Urban Music Nominees Should Win the Grammy?
Bound 2, Kanye West Category: Best Rap Song

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Drunk In Love, Beyoncé Ft. Jay... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Which 2015 Urban Music Nominees Should Win the Grammy?
Drunk In Love, Beyoncé Ft. Jay Z Category: Best R&B Song

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Mali Is..., Mali Music is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Which 2015 Urban Music Nominees Should Win the Grammy?
Mali Is..., Mali Music Category: Best Urban Contemporary Album

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X, Chris Brown is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Which 2015 Urban Music Nominees Should Win the Grammy?
X, Chris Brown Category: Best Urban Contemporary Album

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Sail Out, Jhené Aiko is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Which 2015 Urban Music Nominees Should Win the Grammy?
Sail Out, Jhené Aiko Category: Best Urban Contemporary Album

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New Flame, Chris Brown Ft. Ush... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Which 2015 Urban Music Nominees Should Win the Grammy?
New Flame, Chris Brown Ft. Usher Category: Best R&B Song

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Good Kisser, Usher is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Which 2015 Urban Music Nominees Should Win the Grammy?
Good Kisser, Usher Category: Best R&B Performance

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Oxymoron is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Which 2015 Urban Music Nominees Should Win the Grammy?
Category: Best Rap Album

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Blacc Hollywood, Wiz Khalifa is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Which 2015 Urban Music Nominees Should Win the Grammy?
Blacc Hollywood, Wiz Khalifa Category: Best Rap Album

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Black Radio 2 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Which 2015 Urban Music Nominees Should Win the Grammy?
Category: Best R&B Album