Grammys 2015: 'Cosby Show' Star Malcolm-Jamal Warner Wins Best R&B Performance

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Malcolm-Jamal Warner

His spoken-word contribution to a Robert Glasper song earned him his first Grammy nomination and win.

Malcolm-Jamal Warner never earned an Emmy for his role on The Cosby Show, but he now has a Grammy.

In a preshow ceremony Sunday, Warner nabbed a trophy for best traditional R&B performance as a featured performer on Robert Glasper's version of the Stevie Wonder classic "Jesus Children of America." Lalah Hathaway was also featured on the track. 

This was Warner's first Grammy nomination. On the red carpet, he said his mom had kept him grounded when he was nominated by reminding him that he's been playing music for 21 years. 

Warner, who plays bass in a jazz-funk band, is best known for portraying Theo on the hit NBC sitcom The Cosby Show. He was nominated for an Emmy for the role in 1986.

He was asked on the red carpet about the sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby, and Warner said he didn't want to further add his viewpoint to the "stew of opinions" on the scandal. 

Last month, Warner told Billboard that it has been "painful to watch my friend and mentor go through this."

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