UB Honors 2012: And The Winners Are…


Well another year is coming to an end and UBG Honors 2012 is a wrap!

Brandy‘s Starz came through and proved the R&B songstress is not to be played with! Brandy won 6 honors this year, including Best R&B Album, Hottest Collab Single of The Year for “It All Belongs To Me” with Monica and Best R&B Female Artist. Usher & Miguel both won 2 honors each, proving the two not only work well separate as artists but together as well as collaborators.

This year over 10,000 votes were tracked and made for an interesting winners circle, with a few ties in the mix. Everyone from SWV, Tyrese, NAS, Jay-Z & Kanye West were winners this year.

You can see the full list of winners and runners-up below!

Thanks to all who voted, until this time next year…


The Nominees for UB Honors 2012!

Best R&B Female Artist
Kelly Rowland
Elle Varner

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

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

Best Rap Artist
Nicki Minaj
2 Chainz
Big Sean
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
“Big Jim” Wright

Label of The Year
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

Artist of The Year
2 Chainz
Trey Songz
Nicki Minaj

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


  1. Congratulations Brandy! Totally deserved all the Awards! Stupid Grammy people should recognize true R&B! You Rock!

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