Vote For The Best of The Year: UB Honors 2012

You can now vote for UrbanBridgez.com‘s annual UB Honors, honoring the best of the year in urban music! Votes are submitted and winners determined by our sites visitors! The deadline for voting is December 28th and the winners will be announced on UrbanBridgez.com December 31st!

This year Brandy and Monica lead the pack with 7 nods each. Brandy marks her return to music this year, by receiving nods that include include R&B Album of The Year, Best Video of The Year for “It All Belongs to Me” with Monica and Best Artist Return Album of 2012 for “Two Eleven.” Monica’s include Best R&B Female, Hottest Collab Single of The Year for “It All Belongs to Me” with Brandy and Video of The Year for her clip “Until It’s Gone.”

Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj and 2 Chainz earned 5 nominations, while Tyrese and Ciara both received 4 nominations. The ladies of SWV made a come-back this year and received 3 nods along with Trey Songz, Usher, Miguel and Kendrick Lamar.

Nominees were chosen from artists whose singles or albums were released before September 2011 to October 2012.

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The Nominees for UB Honors 2012!

Best R&B Female Artist
Monica
Kelly Rowland
Brandy
Elle Varner
Ciara

Best R&B Male Artist
Miguel
Usher
Trey Songz
Chris Brown
R. Kelly

Best R&B Group
SWV
Mindless Behavior
OMG Girlz
Boyz II Men
Mint Condition

Best Rap Artist
Nicki Minaj
2 Chainz
Big Sean
Drake
Lil Wayne

Best New R&B/Hip-Hop Artist
2 Chainz
Kendrick Lamar
Emeli Sande
Frank Ocean
Elle Varner

Best Up/Mid -Tempo Single of The Year
Thank You | Estelle
N** In Paris | Jay-Z & Kanye West
Put It Down | Brandy feat. Chris Brown
Drank In My Cup | Kirko Bangz
Rack City | Tyga

Best R&B Ballad of The Year
Adorn | Miguel
Slowly | Boyz II Men
Next Breath | Tank
Sorry | Ciara
Tears Of Joy | Faith Evans

Best R&B Single of The Year
Climax | Usher
I Want You | Luke James
Refill | Elle Varner
Sex Ain’t Better Than Love | Trey Songz
4 AM | Melanie Fiona

Best Hip-Hop Single of The Year
Mercy | Kanye West featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz
Swimming Pools (Drank) | Kendrick Lamar
N** In Paris | Jay-Z & Kanye West
Rack City | Tyga
Drank In My Cup | Kirko Bangz

Hottest Collab Single of The Year
Right by My Side | Nicki Minaj featuring Chris Brown
Put It Down | Brandy feat. Chris Brown
It All Belongs To Me | Monica and Brandy
Strip | Chris Brown featuring Kevin K-MAC McCall
You The Boss | Rick Ross featuring Nicki Minaj

Best Video of The Year
Sorry | Ciara
Until It’s Gone | Monica
It All Belongs To Me | Monica and Brandy
Girls Talkin Bout | Mindless Behavior
Strip | Chris Brown featuring Kevin K-MAC McCall

Producer Of The Year
Mike Will
Sean Garrett
No ID
T-Minus
“Big Jim” Wright

Label of The Year
RCA
Epic
eOne
Maybach Music Group (MMG)
Young Money/Ca$h Money

Most Slept on R&B Album of 2012
P.S. I Love Me | Lil Mo
New Life | Monica
Our Version of Events | Emeli Sande
K.I.S.S. (Keep It Sexy & Simple) | Mýa
Til the Morning | Keith Sweat

Best Independent R&B Album Release of 2012
Music @ the Speed of Life | Mint Condition
Beautiful Surprise – Tamia
I Missed Us | SWV
Carpe Diem (Seize the Day) | Karyn White
Open Invitation | Tyrese

Best Artist Return Album of 2012
Write Me Back | R. Kelly
Open Invitation | Tyrese
I Missed Us | SWV
Two Eleven | Brandy
New Life | Monica

Best R&B Album of The Year
Kaleidoscope Dream | Miguel
Open Invitation | Tyrese
Channel Orange | Frank Ocean
Beautiful Surprise | Tamia
Two Eleven | Brandy

Best Rap/Hip-Hop Album of The Year
Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1 | Lupe Fiasco
Life Is Good | Nas
Based On A T.r.u. Story | 2 Chainz
good kid, m.A.A.d city | Kendrick Lamar
Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded | Nicki Minaj

Best Gospel Artist of The Year
James Fortune
Mary Mary
Tamela Mann
Marvin Sapp
Fred Hammond

Most Anticipated Album for 2013
Beyonce’
Ashanti
Shanice
Monica
Ciara

Artist of The Year
2 Chainz
Trey Songz
Nicki Minaj
Usher
Tyrese

Favorite Urban Music Blog
This Is R&B | thisisrnb.com
You Know I Got Soul | youknowigotsoul.com
The Lava Lizard | thelavalizard.com
Singersroom.com | singersroom.com
That Grape Juice | thatgrapejuice.com

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18 Comments
  1. Hope Monica wins something. She’s one of the most slept on artist, very talented but yet so underrated, definitely a fan. Anyways I’m glad Brandy’s back! The album was great. #newlife and #twoeleven

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