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 6 wins.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Rihanna has won the award the most with six wins


Year Winner Nominees
2016 Rihanna
2015 Rihanna
2014 Beyoncé
2013 Rihanna
2012 Beyoncé
2011 Beyoncé
2010 Rihanna


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


Year Winner Nominees
1999 Janet Jackson
1998 Mariah Carey
1997 Toni Braxton
1996 Mariah Carey
1995 Anita Baker
1994 Whitney Houston
1993 Patti LaBelle
1992 Mariah Carey
1991 Janet Jackson
1990 Anita Baker


Year Winner Nominees
1989 Whitney Houston
1988 Anita Baker
1987 Whitney Houston
1986 Aretha Franklin
1985 Tina Turner
1984 Aretha Franklin
1983 Diana Ross
1982 Stephanie Mills
1981 Diana Ross
1980 Donna Summer


Year Winner Nominees
1979 Natalie Cole
1978 Natalie Cole N/A
1977 Aretha Franklin N/A
1976 Aretha Franklin N/A
1975 Diana Ross N/A
1974 Roberta Flack N/A

Category facts[edit]

Most Wins (as of 2016)

Rank 1st 2nd 3rd
Artist Rihanna Beyoncé
Mariah Carey
Aretha Franklin
Anita Baker
Whitney Houston
Diana Ross
Total wins 6 4 3

Most Nominations (as of 2016)

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