Excellent breakthrough creative (television)
Raynelle Swilling – Cherish the Day (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network) – WINNER
Katori Hall – P Valley (Starz)
Keith Knight – Woke Up (Hulu)
Ramy Youssef – Ramy (Hulu)
Teri Schaffer – Cherish the Day (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)

Excellent new artist
Doja Cat – “Say It” (RCA Records / Kemosabe) – WINNER
Chika – “Skyscrapers” (Warner Records)
D Rauch – Black Habits (WoodWorks Records / EMPIRE)
Giveon – When All Is Said And Done (Epic Records)
Skip Marley – Higher Place (Island Records / Tuff Gong Records)

Excellent male artist
Drake – “Laugh Now, Cry Later” (Republic Records) – WINNER
Big Sean – “Detroit 2” (Def Jam Recordings / GOOD Music)
Black Thought – “Streams of Thoughts, Volume 3: Cane & Able” (Republic Records)
Charlie Wilson – “All My Love” (P Music Group / BMG)
John Legend – “Greater Love” (Columbia Records)

Outstanding artist
Beyoncé – “Black Parade” (Columbia Record / Parkwood) – WINNER
ER – “I can’t breathe” (RCA Records / MBK Entertainment)
Jazmine Sullivan – “Lost One” (RCA Recorded)
Ledisi – “Everything for you” (Listen Back Entertainment / BMG)
Alicia Keys – “Alicia” (RCA Records)

Excellent music video / visual album
“Brown Skin Girl” – Beyonce ‘feat WizKid, SAINt JHN, Blu Ivy Carter (Columbia Record / Parkwood) – WINNER
“I can’t breathe” – HER (RCA Records / MBK Entertainment)
“Everything for you” – Ledisi (Listen Back Entertainment / BMG)
“Black is King” – Beyonce´ (Columbia Record / Parkwood)
“Do It” – Chloe x Halle (Columbia Record / Parkwood)

Excellent album
“The Beast” – Jhené Aiko (Def Jam Recordings) – WINNER
“Alicia” – Alicia Keys (RCA Records)
“b7” – Brandy (Brand Nu / eOne)
“Greater Love” – ​​John Legend (Columbia Records)
“The Wild Card” – LEDISI (Listen Back Entertainment / BMG)

Excellent soundtrack / compilation album
Soul Original Film Soundtrack – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste and Tom MacDougall (Walt Disney Records) – WINNERS
Ma Rainey’s black bottom (music from the Netflix movie) – Branford Marsalis (Milan)
Unsure: Music from the HBO Original Series “- Various Artists (Atlantic Records)
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey – Various Artists (Atlantic Records)
The First Ladies of the Gospel: The Clark Sisters Biopic Soundtrack – Donald Lawrence (Relevé Entertainment)

Excellent gospel / christian album
The Return – The Clark Sisters (Karew / Motown) – WINNER
Selected Ship – Marvin Sapp (RCA Inspiration)
Gospel According to PJ – PJ Morton (Morton Inspiration / Tyscot Records)
I am – Koryn Hawthorne (RCA Inspiration)
Kierra – Kierra Sheard (Karew / RCA Inspiration)

Excellent gospel / christian song
“Touch from You” – Tamela Mann (TillyMann Inc.) – WINNER
“Everything in His Plan” – PJ Morton (Morton Inspiration / Tyscot Records)
“Never Lost” – CeCe Winans (Pure Springs Gospel)
“Something has to break” – Kierra Sheard feat. Tasha Cobbs-Leonard (Karew / RCA Inspiration)
“Strong God” – Kirk Franklin (Fo Yo Soul / RCA Records)

Excellent jazz album – instrumental
Music by and inspired by soul – Jon Batiste (Walt Disney Records) – WINNER
Be Water – Christian Sands (Mack Avenue Music Group)
Omega – Immanuel Wilkins (Blue Note Records)
Reciprocity – George Burton (Inner Circle Music)
The Iconoclast – Barry Stephenson (Independent)

Excellent jazz album – vocals
Holy Room – Live in the Alte Oper – Somi (Salon Africana) – WINNER
Donny Duke and Wonder – Nathan Mitchell (ENM Music Group)
Peel off the covers – Mike Phillips (Sono Recording Group)
Stronger – Jeff Bradshaw (Bone Deep Enterprises)
The Vortex (from the Netflix Original Series) – The Vortex (Arista Records)

Outstanding soul / R&B song
“Do It” – Chloe x Halle (Columbia Record / Parkwood)
“I can’t breathe” – HER (RCA Records / MBK Entertainment)
“Everything for you” – LEDISI (Listen Back Entertainment / BMG)
“S. feat. HER” – Jhené Aiko (Def Jam Recordings)
“Black Parade” – Beyonce ‘(Columbia Record / Parkwood)

Excellent hip hop / rap song
“Savage Remix” – Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé (300 Entertainment / 1501 Certified Ent. LLC) – WINNER
“Deep Reverence feat. Nipsey Hussle” – Big Sean (Brand Nu / eOne)
“Cool Off” – Missy Elliott (Atlantic Records)
“Laugh now, cry later” – Drake (Republic Records)
“Life is Good” – Future & Drake (Epic Records)

Excellent duo, group or collaboration (traditional)
Chloe x Halle – “Wonder what she thinks of me” (Columbia Record / Parkwood) – WINNER
Alicia Keys feat. Jill Scott – “Jill Scott” (RCA Recordings)
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis feat. Babyface – “He doesn’t know anything about it” (BMG)
Kem feat. Toni Braxton – “Live Your Love Out” (Motown Records)
Ledisi and PJ Morton – “Everything for You” (Listen Back Entertainment / BMG)

Outstanding duo, group, or collaboration (contemporary)
Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé – “Savage Remix” (300 Entertainment / 1501 Certified Ent. LLC) – WINNER
Alicia Keys feat. Khalid – “So Done” (RCA Records)
Big Sean feat. Nipsey Hussle – “Deep Reverence” (Def Jam Recordings / GUTE Musik)
Chloe x Halle – “Do It” (Columbia Record / Parkwood)
Jhené Aiko feat. HER – “BS” (Def Jam Recordings)