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

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

Years reflect the year in 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 Luther Vandross with 7 wins stretching across three decades.

Most Nominations

  1. Michael Jackson- 9 nominations
  2. Stevie Wonder, Chris Brown, - 8 nominations
  3. Prince- 7 nominations
  4. R. Kelly, Luther Vandross- 6 nominations
  5. Usher, Bobby Brown- 5 nominations

2010s[edit]

Year Recipient(S) Nominee(S)
2016
(44th)
Blue ribbon Chris Brown Bryson Tiller
The Weeknd
2015
(43rd)
Blue ribbon The Weeknd Chris Brown
Trey Songz
2014
(42nd)
Blue ribbon John Legend Chris Brown
Pharrell Williams
2013
(41st)
Blue ribbon Justin Timberlake Miguel
Robin Thicke
2012
(40th)
Blue ribbon Usher Chris Brown
Trey Songz
2011
(39th)
Blue ribbon Usher Chris Brown
Trey Songz
2010
(38th)
Blue ribbon Usher Chris Brown
Trey Songz

2000s[edit]

Year Recipient(S) Nominee(S)
2009
(37th)
Blue ribbon Michael Jackson Jamie Foxx
Maxwell
2008
(36th)
Blue ribbon Chris Brown J. Holiday
Usher
2007
(35th)
Blue ribbon Akon Ne-Yo
T-Pain
2006
(34th)
Blue ribbon Jamie Foxx Chris Brown
Ne-Yo
2005
(33rd)
Blue ribbon R. Kelly John Legend
Omarion
2004
(32nd)
Blue ribbon Usher Prince
R. Kelly
Ruben Studdard
2003
(31st)
Blue ribbon Luther Vandross Ginuwine
Jaheim
R. Kelly
2003
(30th)
Blue ribbon Eminem Ja Rule
Nelly
2002
(29th)
Blue ribbon Luther Vandross Ginuwine
R. Kelly
2001
(28th)
Blue ribbon Brian McKnight D'Angelo
Sisqó
2000
(27th)
Blue ribbon R. Kelly Busta Rhymes
Ginuwine

1990s[edit]

Year Recipient(S) Nominee(S)
1999
(26th)
Blue ribbon Will Smith Brian McKnight
Mase
1998
(25th)
Blue ribbon Babyface Keith Sweat
Sean Combs
1997
(24th)
Blue ribbon Keith Sweat D'Angelo
R. Kelly
1996
(23rd)
Blue ribbon Luther Vandross Barry White
Michael Jackson
1995
(22nd)
Blue ribbon Babyface Prince
Tevin Campbell
1994
(21st)
Blue ribbon Luther Vandross Babyface
Bobby Brown
Michael Jackson
1993
(20th)
Blue ribbon Bobby Brown Gerald Levert
Michael Jackson
Tevin Campbell
1992
(19th)
Blue ribbon Luther Vandross LL Cool J
Prince
1991
(18th)
Blue ribbon MC Hammer Keith Sweat
Quincy Jones
1990
(17th)
Blue ribbon Luther Vandross Bobby Brown
Prince

1980s[edit]

Year Recipient(S) Nominee(S)
1989
(16th)
Blue ribbon George Michael Bobby Brown
Michael Jackson
1988
(15th)
Blue ribbon Luther Vandross LL Cool J
Smokey Robinson
1987
(14th)
Blue ribbon Lionel Richie Billy Ocean
Freddie Jackson
Stevie Wonder
1986
(13th)
Blue ribbon Stevie Wonder Luther Vandross
Prince
1985
(12th)
Blue ribbon Lionel Richie Michael Jackson
Prince
1984
(11th)
Blue ribbon Michael Jackson Lionel Richie
Prince
Rick James
1983
(10th)
Blue ribbon Lionel Richie Rick James
Stevie Wonder
1982
(9th)
Blue ribbon Stevie Wonder Larry Graham
Rick James
Smokey Robinson
1981
(8th)
Blue ribbon Michael Jackson George Benson
Teddy Pendergrass
1980
(7th)
Blue ribbon Michael Jackson Rick James
Teddy Pendergrass

1970s[edit]

Year Recipient(S) Nominee(S)
1979
(6th)
Blue ribbon Lou Rawls
Blue ribbon Teddy Pendergrass
(Joint Winner)
Johnny Mathis
1978
(5th)
Blue ribbon Stevie Wonder Barry White
George Benson
1977
(4th)
Blue ribbon Stevie Wonder Lou Rawls
Marvin Gaye
1976
(3rd)
Blue ribbon Barry White James Brown
Smokey Robinson
1975
(2nd)
Blue ribbon Stevie Wonder Barry White
James Brown
1974
(1st)
Blue ribbon Stevie Wonder Al Green
James Brown