From the Chicago Tribune's Greg Kot:
Best R&B Album
Nominees: "Love & Life." Eric Benét; "Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA," Boyz II Men; "Lay it Down," Al Green; "Jennifer Hudson," Jennifer Hudson; "The Way I See It," Raphael Saadiq.
Who will win: Jennifer Hudson's great voice isn't showcased particularly well on her debut album, but she is riding a recent wave of goodwill.
Who should win: Raphael Saadiq channels the soul greats.
Who got shafted: Jamie Lidell's "Jim" recontextualizes Motown for a new generation.