American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Album

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American Music Awards for Favorite Pop/Rock Album
CountryUnited States
Presented byAmerican Music Awards
First awarded1974
Last awarded2022
Currently held byTaylor SwiftRed (Taylor's Version)
Most awards
Most nominationsTaylor Swift (7)

The American Music Award for Favorite Album – Pop/Rock has been awarded since 1974. Years reflect the year in which the awards were presented, for works released in the previous year (until 2003 onward when awards were handed out on November of the same year). The all-time winner in this category is Taylor Swift with 5 wins. Swift has also received the most number of nominations in this category than any other artist. Justin Bieber and Michael Jackson are tied for the most wins among male artists, with 3 wins each.

Winners and nominees[edit]


Year Artist Album Ref
Diana Ross Lady Sings the Blues [citation needed]
Seals and Crofts Summer Breeze
War The World Is a Ghetto
Charlie Rich Behind Closed Doors [citation needed]
John Denver John Denver's Greatest Hits
Elton John Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Olivia Newton-John Have You Never Been Mellow [citation needed]
Eagles One of These Nights
Elton John Greatest Hits
Eagles Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) [citation needed]
Peter Frampton Frampton Comes Alive!
Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life
Fleetwood Mac Rumours [citation needed]
Eagles Hotel California
John Williams Star Wars
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John Grease: The Original Soundtrack from the Motion Picture [citation needed]
Bee Gees Saturday Night Fever
Fleetwood Mac Rumours


Year Artist Album Ref
Bee Gees Spirits Having Flown [citation needed]
Led Zeppelin In Through the Out Door
Donna Summer Bad Girls
Billy Joel Glass Houses [citation needed]
Michael Jackson Off the Wall
Bob Seger Against the Wind
Kenny Rogers Greatest Hits [citation needed]
Foreigner 4
John Lennon Double Fantasy
REO Speedwagon Hi Infidelity
Willie Nelson Always on My Mind [citation needed]
Fleetwood Mac Mirage
Journey Escape
Michael Jackson Thriller [citation needed]
Def Leppard Pyromania
The Police Synchronicity
Various Artists Flashdance
Prince Purple Rain [citation needed]
Michael Jackson Thriller
Lionel Richie Can't Slow Down
Bruce Springsteen Born in the U.S.A. [citation needed]
Phil Collins No Jacket Required
Madonna Like a Virgin
Whitney Houston Whitney Houston [citation needed]
Janet Jackson Control
Van Halen 5150
Various Artists Top Gun
Paul Simon Graceland [citation needed]
Bon Jovi Slippery When Wet
U2 The Joshua Tree
Whitesnake Whitesnake
Various Artists Dirty Dancing [citation needed]
Def Leppard Hysteria
George Michael Faith


Year Artist Album Ref
New Kids on the Block Hangin' Tough [1]
Paula Abdul Forever Your Girl
Bobby Brown Don't Be Cruel
Phil Collins ...But Seriously [2]
Janet Jackson Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814
MC Hammer Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em
Michael Bolton Time, Love & Tenderness [citation needed]
C+C Music Factory Gonna Make You Sweat
Natalie Cole Unforgettable... with Love
R.E.M. Out of Time
Michael Jackson Dangerous [3]
Kris Kross Totally Krossed Out
U2 Achtung Baby
Whitney Houston The Bodyguard [citation needed]
Janet Jackson Janet
Spin Doctors Pocket Full of Kryptonite
Elton John and Tim Rice The Lion King [4]
Mariah Carey Music Box
Counting Crows August and Everything After
Eagles Hell Freezes Over [5]
Boyz II Men II
Hootie & the Blowfish Cracked Rear View
Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill [6]
The Beatles The Beatles Anthology
Mariah Carey Daydream
Spice Girls Spice [7]
Jewel Pieces of You
Matchbox Twenty Yourself or Someone Like You
The Wallflowers Bringing Down the Horse
Will Smith Big Willie Style [citation needed]
Celine Dion Let's Talk About Love
Shania Twain Come On Over


Year Artist Album Ref
Santana Supernatural [8]
Backstreet Boys Millennium
Britney Spears ...Baby One More Time
Creed Human Clay [citation needed]
NSYNC No Strings Attached
Britney Spears Oops!... I Did It Again
Destiny's Child Survivor [citation needed]
Dave Matthews Band Everyday
NSYNC Celebrity
Eminem The Eminem Show [9]
Ashanti Ashanti
Nelly Nellyville
P!nk Missundaztood
Justin Timberlake Justified [10]
Evanescence Fallen
Norah Jones Come Away with Me
Kid Rock Cocky
Usher Confessions [11]
Norah Jones Feels Like Home
Jessica Simpson In This Skin
Green Day American Idiot [12]
Mariah Carey The Emancipation of Mimi
Kelly Clarkson Breakaway
Nickelback All the Right Reasons [13]
Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium
Various Artists High School Musical
Daughtry Daughtry [14]
Linkin Park Minutes to Midnight
Justin Timberlake FutureSex/LoveSounds
Alicia Keys As I Am [15]
Coldplay Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
Eagles Long Road Out of Eden
Michael Jackson Number Ones [16]
Lady Gaga The Fame
Taylor Swift Fearless


Year Artist Album Ref
Justin Bieber My World 2.0 [17]
Eminem Recovery
Katy Perry Teenage Dream
Adele 21 [18]
Lady Gaga Born This Way
Rihanna Loud
Justin Bieber Believe [19]
Maroon 5 Overexposed
Nicki Minaj Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
One Direction Up All Night
One Direction Take Me Home [20]
Taylor Swift Red
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience
One Direction Midnight Memories [21]
Lorde Pure Heroine
Katy Perry Prism
Taylor Swift 1989 [22]
Ed Sheeran ×
Sam Smith In the Lonely Hour
Justin Bieber Purpose [23]
Adele 25
Drake Views
Bruno Mars 24K Magic [24]
Drake More Life
The Weeknd Starboy
Taylor Swift Reputation [25]
Drake Scorpion
Ed Sheeran ÷
Taylor Swift Lover [26]
Billie Eilish When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
Ariana Grande Thank U, Next


Year Artist Album Ref
Harry Styles Fine Line [27]
Taylor Swift Folklore
The Weeknd After Hours
Taylor Swift Evermore [28]
Ariana Grande Positions
The Kid Laroi F*ck Love
Dua Lipa Future Nostalgia
Olivia Rodrigo Sour
Taylor Swift Red (Taylor's Version) [29]
Adele 30
Bad Bunny Un Verano Sin Ti
Beyoncé Renaissance
Harry Styles Harry's House
The Weeknd Dawn FM

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