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Grammy Awards

These 2019 Grammy nominees boast Maryland ties

These 2019 Grammy nominees boast Maryland ties

Several artists with Maryland ties are among the nominees for the 2019 Grammy Awards announced by the Recording Academy Friday.

The multi-talented songstress and reality television star Toni Braxton, who was born in Severn, was nominated for “Sex & Cigarettes” in the Best R&B Album category, while the song “Long As I Live” received nods for Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song. Braxton will be on tour in 2019 and will be performing at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill in February.

In the Best R&B Album category she faces competition from Leon Bridges for “Good Thing,” Lalah Hathaway for “Honestly,” H.E.R. for “H.E.R.” and PJ Morton for “Gumbo Unplugged...