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Live from the Grammy Awards: Alicia Keys wins Best R & B Album

Alicia Keys
Alicia KeysPhoto by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

The 56th Grammy Awards are taking place on January 26 live from The Staples Center. The show is being hosted by LL Cool J.

Jay Z tops the nominations with nine; Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Justin Timberlake, and Pharrell Williams each garner seven nods; Drake and mastering engineer Bob Ludwig are up for five awards.

The pre telecast was held before the live telecast

The nominations for the Best R&B Album included

R&B Divas
Faith Evans

Label: Prolific Music Group/Eone Music
Girl On Fire
Alicia Keys

Label: RCA Records
Love In The Future
John Legend

Label: Columbia Records
Better
Chrisette Michele

Label: Motown Records
Three Kings
TGT

Label: Atlantic Records

The winner was Alicia Keys. Keys was presented for the pre telecast