American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Album

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The American Music Award for Favorite Album – Soul/R&B 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 Michael Jackson with 4 wins. Beyoncé, Mariah Carey and Jackson are tied for the most nominations with 6 each.

Winners and nominees[edit]

1970s[edit]

Year Artist Album Ref
1974
(1st)
Al Green I'm Still in Love with You [1]
Marvin Gaye Let's Get It On
War The World Is a Ghetto
1975
(2nd)
Gladys Knight & the Pips Imagination [2]
Marvin Gaye Let's Get It On
Stevie Wonder Innervisions
1976
(3rd)
The Temptations A Song for You [3]
Earth, Wind & Fire That's the Way of the World
Ohio Players Five
1977
(4th)
Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life [4]
Earth, Wind & Fire Spirit
That's the Way of the World
1978
(5th)
Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life [5]
Commodores Commodores
Barry White Barry White Sings for Someone You Love
1979
(6th)
Bee Gees Saturday Night Fever [6]
Earth, Wind & Fire All 'n All
Teddy Pendergrass Life Is a Song Worth Singing

1980s[edit]

Year Artist Album Ref
1980
(7th)
Michael Jackson Off the Wall [7]
Commodores Midnight Magic
Teddy Pendergrass Teddy
1981
(8th)
Michael Jackson Off the Wall [8]
Diana Ross Diana
Teddy Pendergrass Teddy
1982
(9th)
Rick James Street Songs [9]
The Gap Band The Gap Band III
Quincy Jones The Dude
Stevie Wonder Hotter than July
1983
(10th)
Aretha Franklin Jump to It [10]
Rick James Throwin' Down
Stevie Wonder Stevie Wonder's Original Musiquarium I
1984
(11th)
Michael Jackson Thriller [11]
Gladys Knight & the Pips Visions
Prince 1999
Lionel Richie Lionel Richie
1985
(12th)
Prince Purple Rain [12]
Michael Jackson Thriller
Lionel Richie Can't Slow Down
1986
(13th)
Kool & the Gang Emergency [13]
Whitney Houston Whitney Houston
Luther Vandross The Night I Fell in Love
1987
(14th)
Whitney Houston Whitney Houston [14]
Anita Baker Rapture
Janet Jackson Control
Run–D.M.C. Raising Hell
1988
(15th)
Anita Baker Rapture [15]
LL Cool J Bigger and Deffer
Luther Vandross Give Me the Reason
1989
(16th)
George Michael Faith [16]
Gladys Knight & the Pips All Our Love
Keith Sweat Make It Last Forever

1990s[edit]

Year Artist Album Ref
1990
(17th)
Bobby Brown Don't Be Cruel [17]
MC Hammer Let's Get It Started
Karyn White Karyn White
1991
(18th)
MC Hammer Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em [18]
Janet Jackson Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814
Quincy Jones Back on the Block
1992
(19th)
Luther Vandross Power of Love [19]
Boyz II Men Cooleyhighharmony
Whitney Houston I'm Your Baby Tonight
Various Artists New Jack City
1993
(20th)
En Vogue Funky Divas [20]
Mariah Carey MTV Unplugged
Michael Jackson Dangerous
1994
(21st)
Whitney Houston The Bodyguard [21]
Janet Jackson janet
Silk Lose Control
SWV It's About Time
1995
(22nd)
Toni Braxton Toni Braxton [22]
Mariah Carey Music Box
R. Kelly 12 Play
1996
(23rd)
Boyz II Men II [23]
Mary J. Blige My Life
TLC CrazySexyCool
1997
(24th)
Toni Braxton Secrets [24]
Mariah Carey Daydream
Keith Sweat Keith Sweat
1998
(25th)
Mary J. Blige Share My World [25]
Erykah Badu Baduizm
Blackstreet Another Level
Puff Daddy No Way Out
1999
(26th)
Will Smith Big Willie Style [26]
K-Ci & JoJo Love Always
Brian McKnight Anytime

2000s[edit]

Year Artist Album Ref
2000
(27th)
Lauryn Hill The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill [27]
Whitney Houston My Love Is Your Love
TLC FanMail
2001
(28th)
Toni Braxton The Heat [28]
Destiny's Child The Writing's on the Wall
Sisqó Unleash the Dragon
2002
(29th)
Aaliyah Aaliyah [29]
Alicia Keys Songs in A Minor
Janet Jackson All for You
2003
(30th)
Eminem The Eminem Show [30]
Ashanti Ashanti
Ludacris Word of Mouf
Nelly Nellyville
2003
(31st)
Luther Vandross Dance with My Father [31]
Ashanti Chapter II
Beyoncé Dangerously in Love
R. Kelly Chocolate Factory
2004
(32nd)
Usher Confessions [32]
Alicia Keys The Diary of Alicia Keys
Prince Musicology
2005
(33rd)
Destiny's Child Destiny Fulfilled [33]
Mariah Carey The Emancipation of Mimi
Fantasia Free Yourself
2006
(34th)
Mary J. Blige The Breakthrough [34]
Mariah Carey The Emancipation of Mimi
Jamie Foxx Unpredictable
2007
(35th)
Justin Timberlake FutureSex/LoveSounds [35]
Beyoncé B'Day
R. Kelly Double Up
2008
(36th)
Alicia Keys As I Am [36]
Mary J. Blige Growing Pains
Mariah Carey E=MC²
2009
(37th)
Michael Jackson Number Ones [37]
Beyoncé I Am... Sasha Fierce
The Black Eyed Peas The E.N.D

2010s[edit]

Year Artist Album Ref
2010
(38th)
Usher Raymond v. Raymond [38]
Alicia Keys The Element of Freedom
Sade Soldier of Love
2011
(39th)
Rihanna Loud [39]
Beyoncé 4
Chris Brown F.A.M.E.
2012
(40th)
Rihanna Talk That Talk [40]
Chris Brown Fortune
Usher Looking 4 Myself
2013
(41st)
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience [41]
Rihanna Unapologetic
Robin Thicke Blurred Lines
2014
(42nd)
Beyoncé Beyoncé [42]
John Legend Love in the Future
Pharrell Williams Girl
2015
(43rd)
The Weeknd Beauty Behind the Madness [43]
Chris Brown X
D'Angelo Black Messiah
2016
(44th)
Rihanna Anti [44]
Beyoncé Lemonade
Bryson Tiller Trapsoul
2017
(45th)
Bruno Mars 24K Magic [45]
Childish Gambino "Awaken, My Love!"
The Weeknd Starboy

Category facts[edit]

Multiple Wins[edit]

Multiple Nominations[edit]

References[edit]

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