Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals

The Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal was awarded between 1970 and 2011. From 1967 to 1969 and in 1971 the award included instrumental performances. The award had several minor name changes:

  • From 1967 to 1968 the award was known as Best Rhythm & Blues Group Performance, Vocal or Instrumental
  • In 1969 it was awarded as Best Rhythm & Blues Performance by a Duo or Group, Vocal or Instrumental
  • In 1970 it was awarded as Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group
  • In 1971 it was awarded as Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group, Vocal or Instrumental
  • In 1972 it was awarded as Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Group
  • From 1973 to 1980 it was awarded as Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus
  • From 1981 to 2003 it was awarded as Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
  • In 2004 it was awarded as Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals

The award has been discontinued after 2011 in a major overhaul of Grammy categories. As of 2012, all solo and duo/group vocal performances in the R&B category were shifted to the newly formed Best R&B Performance category.

Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were handed out, for music released in the previous year.

Winners & NomineesEdit

1960sEdit

Year Winner(s) Title Nominees Ref.
1967 Ramsey Lewis "Hold It Right There" [1]
1968 Sam & Dave "Soul Man" [2]
1969 The Temptations "Cloud Nine" [3]

1970sEdit

Year Winner(s) Title Nominees Ref.
1970 The Isley Brothers "It's Your Thing" [4]
1971 The Delfonics "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)" [5]
1972 Ike & Tina Turner "Proud Mary" [6]
1973 The Temptations "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" [7]
1974 Gladys Knight & the Pips "Midnight Train to Georgia"
[8]
1975 Rufus "Tell Me Something Good" [9]
1976 Earth, Wind & Fire "Shining Star[10]" [11]
1977 Marilyn McCoo, & Billy Davis, Jr. "You Don't Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show)" [12]
1978 The Emotions "Best of My Love"
[13]
1979 Earth, Wind & Fire All 'N All [14]

1980sEdit

Year Winner(s) Title Nominees Ref.
1980 Earth, Wind & Fire "After the Love Has Gone" [15]
1981 The Manhattans "Shining Star"
[16]
1982 Quincy Jones The Dude [17]
1983 Dazz Band "Let It Whip"
[18]
Earth, Wind & Fire "Wanna Be With You"
1984 Rufus & Chaka Khan "Ain't Nobody" [19]
1985 James Ingram & Michael McDonald "Yah Mo B There" [20]
1986 Commodores "Nightshift" [21]
1987 Prince & the Revolution "Kiss" [22]
1988 Aretha Franklin & George Michael "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" [23]
1989 Gladys Knight & the Pips "Love Overboard" [24]

1990sEdit

Year Winner(s) Title Nominees Ref.
1990 Soul II Soul, & Caron Wheeler "Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)" [25]
1991 Ray Charles & Chaka Khan "I'll Be Good to You" [26]
1992 Boyz II Men Cooleyhighharmony [27]
1993 Boyz II Men "End of the Road" [28]
1994 Sade "No Ordinary Love" [29]
1995 Boyz II Men "I'll Make Love to You"
[30]
1996 TLC "Creep"
[31]
1997 Fugees "Killing Me Softly"
[32]
1998 BLACKstreet "No Diggity"
[33]
1999 Brandy & Monica "The Boy Is Mine" [34]

2000sEdit

Year Winner(s) Title Nominees Ref.
2000 TLC "No Scrubs" [35]
2001 Destiny's Child "Say My Name" [36]
2002 Destiny's Child "Survivor" [37]
2003 Stevie Wonder and Take 6 "Love's in Need of Love Today" (Live) [38]
2004 Beyoncé & Luther Vandross "The Closer I Get to You" [39]
2005 Usher and Alicia Keys "My Boo" [40]
2006 Beyoncé & Stevie Wonder "So Amazing" [41]
2007 John Legend, Joss Stone & Van Hunt "Family Affair"
[42]
2008 Chaka Khan & Mary J. Blige "Disrespectful" [43]
2009 Al Green & John Legend "Stay with Me (By the Sea)"
[44]
2010 Jamie Foxx & T-Pain "Blame It" [45]
2011 Sade "Soldier of Love" [46]

Category RecordsEdit

  • Most Wins
Rank 1st 2nd 3rd
Artist Earth, Wind & Fire
Beyoncé
Chaka Khan
Boyz II Men
The Temptations
Rufus
Gladys Knight & the Pips
Destiny's Child
John Legend
TLC
Sade
Total Wins 4 wins 3 wins 2 wins
  • Most Nominations
Rank 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Artist Earth, Wind & Fire
Gladys Knight & the Pips Chaka Khan
Boyz II Men
Beyoncé
Aretha Franklin
Mary J. Blige
The Commodores
Dawn Robinson
En Vogue
Stevie Wonder
Destiny's Child
Raphael Saddiq
The Spinners
Total Wins 9 nominations 8 nominations 7 nominations 6 nominations 5 nominations

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