Look for a nice Grammy spread in this Friday's issue, on February 9. At this time, I want to wish Seattle-based Death Cab for Cutie, who interviewed with Seattle Gay News back in December 2005, the very best at next weekend's Grammy Awards. They are nominated twice this year.
Here are the nominees for Best Female R & B Vocal Performance.
Ring the Alarm - Beyonce
Be Without You - Mary J. Blige
Don't Forget About Us - Mariah Carey
Day Dreaming - Natalie Cole
I Am Not My Hair - India.Arie
Will win: Be Without You
The only competition Blige has in this category is from Beyonce, and even that isn't anything to write about.
Should win: Be Without You
Blige has a string of great singles, but none has ever sounded this good.
Photo of Mary J. Blige, courtesy of the artist's official website.