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Live from the Grammy Awards: Gary Clarke wins Best Traditional R&B Performance

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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 hosted by Cyndi Lauper from the Convention Center.

The category for Traditional R&B performance included:

Please Come Home
Gary Clark Jr.

Track from: Blak And Blu
Label: Warner Bros Records
Get It Right
Fantasia

Track from: Side Effects Of You
Label: RCA Records/19 Recordings Limited
Quiet Fire
Maysa

Label: Shanachie Entertainment
Hey Laura
Gregory Porter

Track from: Liquid Spirit
Label: Blue Note Records
Yesterday
Ryan Shaw

Track from: Real Love
Label: Dynotone Records

The winner was Gary Clarke Jr. Clarke was on hand to accept the award. He said that he was told to prepare a speech, he didn't but wish he had. He thanked everyone who had supported the project.

Check back to this page for reports as I am live on the scene

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