Mos Def stole our hearts a long time ago when he and his Black Star partner Talib Kweli dedicated a song to the “Brown Skin Ladies.” What’s sexier than a conscious brother with smooth brown skin that follows his heart? His song “Casa Bey”is up for Best Rap Solo Performance. We’d like to give him a solo performance of our own.
My Boyfriend's Back
We were elated that Maxwell decided to end his eight-year-long break from music. We missed his gorgeous smile, sensuous eye and sexy voice. He’s been nominated for 6 Grammy Awards including best R&B album for “BLacksummer’s Night” and best R&B song for “Pretty Wings.”
We’ve been crushing on Kid Cudi ever since the Midwestern self-proclaimed “lonely stoner” stepped on the scene. He’s nominated for Best Rap Solo Performance for his song “Day ‘N’ Night.” Coincidentally, that’s how often we think of him.
Let's Make Music Together
When John Legend sings, babies are made. We Saved Room for his love in 2006. Now he’s making room for another Grammy Award in case he wins Best Male Vocal Pop Vocal Performance.
When Charlie Wilson performs, panties drop. His record “Uncle Charlie” is up for Best R&B Album. We’ll call you uncle if you want, Charlie.
No Ordinary Love
We don’t blame Serena for keeping her alleged romance with Common on the hush. This secret’s too good to share with everybody else. His sexy rhymes on Kid Cudi’s “Make Her Say” gained him a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or a Group.
My, My, My--My, My, My
Calvin Richardson has sexy oozing out of his pores. He’s nominated for a few Grammy’s including Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance for “Woman’s Gotta Have It.” Yes, we want it bad.
Passion and Power
An Anthony Hamilton song will pull you and your boo out of a rough patch and have you engaging in make-up sex on the kitchen counter. He’s up for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for “The Point Of It All.” There are so many, many points we’d like to touch upon Anthony.
Whatever You Like
We’ve loved T.I. for his energy, enthusiasm and his swag. But it was his willingness to own up to his wrong-doings and do what he had to do that increased his sex appeal. His hit song “Dead and Gone,” featuring Justin Timberlake is nominated for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.
Toronto-repping unsigned hype Drake is nominated for Best Rap Solo Performance for “Best I Ever Had.” Looking at his big lips and broad shoulders, there’s no denying that he’s “the best.”
He made us believe in “Love” again and for that we are forever grateful to Musiq Soulchild. His smooth-as-cognac vocals got him four Grammy nominations including Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for his song “Sobeautiful”.
Trey-Songz may not have invented sex, but we’d like to think that he’s perfected it. His album “Ready” is nominated for Best Contemporary R&B Album. We’re ready Trey, we’re ready.
There’s something so sexy about a man who can pronounce comme des garcons. Kanye’s set himself apart as a rapper, producer and a style maven. He’s nominated for five Grammys including “Run This Town,” which he co-wrote.
We fell for Bilal back when he had dread locks and introduced us to the “Fast Lane.” His sexy jaw, eccentric style and high-pitched vocals have made our adoration for the soul singer grow. He’s nominated for Best Urban/Alternative Performance with Robert Glasper for “All Matter.”
Jamie Foxx makes us laugh with his comedy, makes us cry in his serious roles and makes us sweat with his sexy songs. He’s got us blaming our Saturday night antics on the a-a-a-a-a-alcohol, which is why his song “Blame It” was nominated for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals.
Bringin' Sexy Back
Justin Timberlake’s charm makes us blush and giggle like school girls. His dancing makes us whoop and holler like grown women locked deprived of sexiness for way too long. His chilling vocals on T.I.‘s “Dead and Gone” hit us to the core. They’re nominated for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.
We know it’s cheesy but we always thought “Bonita Applebum” was about us. Q-Tip is a visionary and as far as we can see he’s fine too. He’s up for Best Rap Album for “The Renaissance.”
Half-way through the Ne-Yo album, you realized this brother is kinda freaky. For that we love him. He’s nominated for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration with Keri Hilson and Kanye West for “Knock You Down.”
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