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Grammys 2016 Best R&B Song Nominees, Who Should/Will Win: Weeknd, Miguel, D'Angelo & More

by Jon Niles   Feb 9, 2016 09:18 AM EST

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2018 Grammy nominations: Biggest snubs and surprises

Miguel, The Weeknd, Jazmine Sullivan, D'Angelo and Tyrese are the 2016 nominees for the 58th annual Grammy Awards "Best R&B Song" category - but only one artist can take home the prize. We'll get to see which of these talents shines at the Grammys, Monday February 15 on CBS, but we're taking a look at who should win as opposed to who will most likely win.

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NOMINEES:
"Coffee" - Miguel
"Earned It" - The Weekend
"Let it Burn" - Jazmine Sullivan
"Really Love" - D'Angelo and the Vanguard
"Shame" - Tyrese

WHO SHOULD WIN: "Let it Burn"

D'Angelo's track leans too far into soul, which shouldn't really "disqualify" it, but Jazmine Sullivan's "Let it Burn" is everything we miss from the 1990s R&B days, seemingly so long gone. Also, it would be so refreshing for a name that isn't so commercially known to take home this top prize. It should be said that acclaimed R&B songwriter Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds helped pen this number.

"Coffee," like most of Miguel's songs, sounds like it was influenced by R&B and is simply mixing the genre into the more popular pop-rock sound we know him for. Tyrese used too much autotune, which is the real "Shame," if you ask me.

WHO WILL WIN: "Earned It"

The Grammys love The Weeknd, just like most of the world in the last year or so. Add in the fact that "Earned It" showed up on the soundtrack to one of the most anticipated movies of 2015, Fifty Shades of Grey, and you can understand how there's a ton of attention on this song. He probably won't win the majority of the other categories he's nominated in, he could take home the award for R&B song in 2016.

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