This year, the Grammys announced many awards before the big show.

One of those shiny gramophones went to Robert Glasper for his 'Black Radio' LP, which won Best R&B Album.

Glasper went up against a series of R&B veterans including Anthony Hamilton for 'Back to Love,' R. Kelly for 'Write Me Back,' Tamia for 'Beautiful Surprise' and Tyrese for 'Open Invitation.'

This collaborative album featuring Musiq Soulchild, Lupe Fiasco, Bilal and others, was the musician-producer's first nomination in the Best R&B Album category.

Watch Robert Glasper Experiment's 'Black Radio' Lyric Video Feat. Yasiin Bey