Grammy Winners 2013 in Rap and R&B: Jay-Z, Frank Ocean, and More

Best Rap Song

Winner: "N****s In Paris" by Shawn Carter, Mike Dean, Chauncey Hollis & Kanye West

"Daughters" by Nasir Jones & Ernest Wilson

"Lotus Flower Bomb" by Olubowale Akintimehin, S. Joseph Dew, Jerrin Howard, Walker Johnson & Miguel Jontel Pimentel

"Mercy" by Sean Anderson, Mike Dean, Tauheed Epps, Willie Hansbro, Malik Yusef Jones, Anthony Khan, Stephen Taft, James Thomas, Terrence Thornton, Herbert Turner & Kanye West

"The Motto" by Dwayne Carter, Aubrey Graham, Noah "40″ Shebib & Tyler Williams

"Young, Wild & Free" by Calvin Broadus, Chris Brody Brown, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Peter Hernandez & Cameron Thomaz

Best Rap Album

Winner: "Take Care" by Drake

"Life Is Good" by Nas

"Undun" by The Roots

"God Forgives, I Don't" by Rick Ross

"Based On A T.R.U. Story" by 2 Chainz

Best R&B Song

Winner: "Adorn" by Miguel Pimentel

"Beautiful Surprise" by Tamia Hill, Claude Kelly & Salaam Remi

"Heart Attack" by Benjamin Levin, Rico Love & Tremaine Neverson

"Pray For Me" by Antonio Dixon, Kenny Edmonds, Anthony Hamilton & Patrick "jQue" Smith

"Refill" by Darhyl "DJ" Camper, Elle Varner & Andrew "Pop" Wansel

Best R&B Album 

Winner: "Black Radio" by Robert Glasper Experiment

"Back To Love" by Anthony Hamilton

"Write Me Back" by R. Kelly

"Beautiful Surprise" by Tamia

"Open Invitation" by Tyrese

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Winner: "Channel Orange" by Frank Ocean

"Fortune" by Chris Brown

"Kaleidoscope Dream" by Miguel

Best R&B Performance

Winner: "Climax" by Usher

"Thank You" by Estelle

"Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.)" by Robert Glasper Experiment, featuring Ledisi

"I Want You" by Luke James

"Adorn" by Miguel

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Winner: "Climax" by Usher

"Lately" by Anita Baker

"Wrong Side Of A Love Song" by Melanie Fiona

"Real Good Hands" by Gregory Porter

"If Only You Knew" by SWV

Best Rap Performance

Winner: "N****s In Paris" by Jay-Z & Kanye West

"HYFR (H*** Ya F***ing Right) by Drake, featuring Lil' Wayne

"Daughters" by Nas

"Mercy" by Kanye West, featuring Big Sean, Push T & 2 Chainz

"I Do" by Young Jeezy, featuring Jay-Z & André 3000

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

Winner: "No Church in the Wild" by Jay-Z & Kanye West, featuring Frank Ocean & The-Dream

"Wild Ones" by Flo Rida, featuring Sia

"Tonight (Best You Ever Had)" by John Legend, featuring Ludacris

"Cherry Whine" by Nas, featuring Amy Winehouse

"Talk That Talk" by Rihanna, featuring Jay-Z

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