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Grammys Best R&B Performance: 'That's What I Like' or 'The Weekend'?

R&B was smoother than ever in 2017, and we have artists like Bruno Mars and SZA to thank for that. We repeat—R&B ain't dead after all. And that's why both artists are competing for Best R&B Performance at the 2018 Grammys. Bruno is the crooner, and his R&B-pop smash "That's What I Like" topped the Billboard Hot 100. SZA is slaying R&B and starting to crossover into pop with the sultry hit "The Weekend." Who should win Best R&B Performance?🎤 🏆

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It's Grammys season! And the Tylt is facing-off the best song performances, albums, and artists in the top genre categories. The "Grammy face-offs" are chosen by a combination of popularity, impact, acclaim, rankings, and sales. But ultimately with our head-to-head predictions, we want you to let us know who and what deserves to win in each category—before the Grammys air on Sunday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. ET.

"Despacito" presents a big threat to Coldplay/The Chainsmokers or Imagine Dragons winning in the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category, but at least these acts are actual duos or groups. "Despacito" is a collaboration among Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber. The Recording Academy may decide to award a pop duo or group. Coldplay, the Chainsmokers and Imagine Dragons are all ranked among the top five pop groups of 2017, according to Billboard. Who will win?

And don't forget to cast your vote for the rest of Grammy debates:

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#TeamBrunoMars

Bruno Mar's "That's What I Like" topped the Hot 100, became the second biggest song of the summer and the third biggest song of the year. "That's What I Like" is also nominated for Best R&B Song and Song of the Year. What can we say—"That's What I Like" is what we like!

Below are some notable lyrics, per Genius.

🎶 Gold jewelry shining so bright. Strawberry champagne on ice. Lucky for you, that's what I like, that's what I like. Lucky for you, that's what I like, that's what I like. Sex by the fire at night. Silk sheets and diamonds all white. Lucky for you, that's what I like, that's what I like. Lucky for you, that's what I like, that's what I like.🎶

Check out his live performance of "That's What I Like" at the 2017 Grammys below. 

#TeamSZA

SZA's lyrical storytelling is darn impressive and "The Weekend" is a key example. On the track, SZA takes on both perspectives of a "main chick" and "side chick" who are sharing a man, according to Genius

The sultry and sensual song must be relatable because the banger is slaying on the R&B and pop charts. And SZA is flowing with five Grammy nods, the most nominated female artist. She's bound to go home with something, and we're thinking it's for this smash. 

Below are some significant lyrics, per Genius

🎶 My man is my man is your man. Heard it's her man too. My man is my man is your man Heard that's her man. Tuesday and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. I just keep him satisfied through the weekend. You're like 9 to 5, I'm the weekend. Make him lose his mind every weekend. You take Wednesday, Thursday. Then just send him my way. Think I got it covered for the weekend.🎶

Watch the music video below. 

FINAL RESULTS
Entertainment
Grammys Best R&B Performance: 'That's What I Like' or 'The Weekend'?
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamBrunoMars
#TeamSZA