...and the winner is

Ivan Barias is best known for his work as a producer/arranger/engineer, but he's also President of the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS, or simply put - the GRAMMY people). One of his greatest accomplishments in that position (and there have been quite a few) is helping form the Best Urban Contemporary Album category that debuted at 2012's awards celebration. 

Ivan posted a link to an article from The Fader about this important category over on his website IvanBarias.com. Head over and check it out, and good luck to this year's nominees! 

The 2015 GRAMMY Awards air on CBS Sunday, February 8 - 8/7c

BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM 2015

Sail Out

Jhené Aiko

Label: Def Jam Recordings

Beyoncé

Beyoncé

Label: Columbia Records

X

Chris Brown

Label: RCA Records

Mali Is...

Mali Music

Label: RCA Records / Bystorm Entertainment

Girl

Pharrell Williams

Label: Columbia Records