American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist

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The American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist has been awarded since 1974.

Years reflect the year during which the American Music 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 Rihanna with 5 wins.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Rihanna has won the award the most with five wins

2010s[edit]

Year Winner Nominees
2015 Rihanna
2014 Beyoncé
2013 Rihanna
2012 Beyoncé
2011 Beyoncé
2010 Rihanna

2000s[edit]

Year Winner Nominees
2009 Beyoncé
2008 Rihanna
2007 Rihanna
2006 Mary J. Blige
2005 Mariah Carey
2004 Alicia Keys
2003 (November) Aaliyah
2003 Mary J. Blige
2002 Aaliyah
2001 Toni Braxton
2000 Lauryn Hill

1990s[edit]

1980s[edit]

1970s[edit]

  • American Music Awards of 1979

Natalie Cole

  • American Music Awards of 1978

Natalie Cole

  • American Music Awards of 1977

Aretha Franklin

  • American Music Awards of 1976

Aretha Franklin

  • American Music Awards of 1975

Diana Ross

  • American Music Awards of 1974

Roberta Flack

Category facts[edit]

Most Wins (as of 2015)

Rank 1st 2nd 3rd
Artist Rihanna Beyoncé
Mariah Carey
Aretha Franklin
Anita Baker
Whitney Houston
Diana Ross
Total wins 5 4 3

Most Nominations (as of 2015)

Rank 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Artist Mariah Carey Beyoncé
Aretha Franklin
Whitney Houston
Mary J. Blige
Janet Jackson
Rihanna
Anita Baker
Toni Braxton
Natalie Cole
Diana Ross
Total Nominations 9 8 7 5