Each year when the Grammy nominations are announced, North Carolina artists are usually on the list. This year, Charlotte’s own Fantasia Barrino and Anthony Hamilton – both previous winners – are up for multiple awards.
Friends as well as soul singers, the pair will compete against one another for Best R&B Song. She is nominated for “Without You.” He’s up for “Best of Me.” The latter track is also up for Best R&B Performance.
Fantasia’s single “Get It Right” is competing in the Traditional R&B Performance category, with her 2013 album “Side Effects of You” up for the Best Urban Contemporary Album trophy.
We talked to both nominees earlier this month – Hamilton from near his south Charlotte home and Fantasia from New York, where she’s performing in “After Midnight” on Broadway.