LOS ANGELES (Reuter) - When Kelly Price was nominated for a Grammy last December, the R&B (Rhythm and blues) nod caught many people off guard. Up until that point, Price hadnt released an R&B album since 2003s Priceless. In fact, when she delivered the contemporary gospel album This Is Who I Am three years after that, most people assumed the soulful singer had chosen a new career path. Its never been a secret that Im a preachers kid, says Price from her Los Angeles home. Gospel will forever be a part of my life; thats why I sing the way I sing. But I never said I was leaving R&B. R&B (Rhythm and blues) is a genre of popular African American music that originated in the 1940s. The term was originally used by record companies to describe recordings marketed predominantly to urban African Americans.