NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Album

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This page lists the winners and nominees for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Album. This award has been given since the 1990 ceremony and since its conception, Whitney Houston holds the record for most wins in this category with five.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.

1990s[edit]

Year Artist Album Ref
1990
Anita Baker Giving You the Best That I Got [1]
1991 N/A
1992
Luther Vandross Power of Love [2]
1993 N/A
1994
Whitney Houston The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album [3]
1995 N/A
1996
Whitney Houston Waiting to Exhale: Original Soundtrack Album [4]
Various Artists Dangerous Minds: Music from the Motion Picture
Dead Presidents
Devil in a Blue Dress
New York Undercover
1997
Whitney Houston The Preacher's Wife: Original Soundtrack Album [5]
1998
Various Artists Soul Food [6]
1999
Lauryn Hill The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill [7]
Whitney Houston My Love is Your Love

2000s[edit]

Year Artist Album Ref
2000
Various Artists The Best Man [8]
Eric Benét A Day in the Life
Mary J. Blige Mary
Quincy Jones From Q with Love
TLC FanMail
2001
Stevie Wonder At the Close of a Century [9]
Toni Braxton The Heat
Natalie Cole Greatest Hits, Vol. 1
Joe My Name is Joe
Jill Scott Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1
2002
Alicia Keys Songs in A Minor [10]
Aaliyah Aaliyah
India Arie Acoustic Soul
Michael Jackson Invincible
Jill Scott Experience: Jill Scott 826+
2003
Kirk Franklin The Rebirth of Kirk Franklin [11]
India Arie Voyage to India
Nelly Nellyville
Musiq Soulchild Juslisen
Various Artists Brown Sugar
2004
Luther Vandross Dance with My Father [12]
Mary J. Blige Love & Life
R. Kelly Chocolate Factory
Alicia Keys The Diary of Alicia Keys
OutKast Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
2005
Prince Musicology [13]
Destiny's Child Destiny Fulfilled
Queen Latifah The Dana Owens Album
Usher Confessions
2006
Mariah Carey The Emancipation of Mimi [14]
Mary J. Blige The Breakthrough
Alicia Keys Unplugged
Various Artists So Amazing: An All-Star Tribute to Luther Vandross
Kanye West Late Registration
2007
Various Artists Dreamgirls: Music from the Motion Picture [15]
Beyoncé B'Day
Mary J. Blige Reflections: A Retrospective
John Legend Once Again
Corinne Bailey Rae Corinne Bailey Rae
2008
Alicia Keys As I Am [16]
Mary J. Blige Growing Pains
Chris Brown Exclusive
Seal System
Kanye West Graduation
2009
Jennifer Hudson Jennifer Hudson [17]
Beyoncé I Am... Sasha Fierce
Ne-Yo Year of the Gentleman
Seal Soul
Kanye West 808 & Heartbreak

2010s[edit]

Year Artist Album Ref
2010
Mary J. Blige Stronger with Each Tear [18]
Mariah Carey Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel
Jay Z The Blueprint 3
Alicia Keys The Element of Freedom
Maxwell BLACKsummers'night
2011
John Legend and The Roots Wake Up! [19]
Smokey Robinson Now and Then
Sade Soldier of Love
Usher Raymond vs. Raymond
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
2012
Jennifer Hudson I Remember Me [20]
Beyoncé 4
Chris Brown F.A.M.E.
Lupe Fiasco Lasers
Jill Scott The Light of the Sun
2013
Whitney Houston I Will Always Love You: The Best of Whitney Houston [21]
Chuck D, Herbie Hancock, will.i.am and Nikki Yanofsky On the Shoulders of Giants
Michael Jackson Bad 25
Alicia Keys Girl on Fire
Elle Varner Perfectly Imperfect
2014
Charlie Wilson Love, Charlie [22]
John Legend Love in the Future
Janelle Monáe The Electric Lady
Robin Thicke Blurred Lines
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience – The Complete Experience
2015
Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics [23]
Beyoncé Beyoncé: Platinum Edition
Toni Braxton and Babyface Love, Marriage & Divorce
Jennifer Hudson JHUD
Pharrell Williams GIRL
2016
Jill Scott Woman [24]
Empire Cast Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 1
Janet Jackson Unbreakable
The Weeknd Beauty Behind the Madness
Charlie Wilson Forever Charlie
2017
Beyoncé Lemonade [25]
Chance the Rapper Coloring Book
Anthony Hamilton What I'm Feelin'
Kendrick Lamar Untitled Unmastered
Solange A Seat at the Table

Multiple wins and nominations[edit]

Wins[edit]

Nominations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pogatchnik, Shawn (December 11, 1989). "1989 Image Award Winners". LA Times. Retrieved July 6, 2016. 
  2. ^ Vaughn, Christopher (January 16, 1992). "1992 Image Award Winners". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved July 6, 2016. 
  3. ^ Leonardi, Marsha (January 7, 1994). "Whitney Houston wins four awards". LA Times. Retrieved July 6, 2016. 
  4. ^ "1996 Image Awards". LA Times. April 8, 1996. Retrieved July 6, 2016. 
  5. ^ "1997 Image Award Winners". IMDb. Retrieved August 2, 2016. 
  6. ^ "1998 Image Award Winners". Chicago Tribune. February 16, 1998. Retrieved July 6, 2016. 
  7. ^ "1999 Image Award Winners". Awardsandwinners. Retrieved 1 July 2016. 
  8. ^ "2000 Image Award Winners". Awards and Winners. Retrieved August 2, 2016. 
  9. ^ "2001 Image Award Winners". Awards and Winners. Retrieved August 2, 2016. 
  10. ^ Braxton, Greg (February 25, 2002). "Alicia Keys beats out competition". LA Times. Retrieved July 6, 2016. 
  11. ^ "2003 Image Award Winners". Awards and Winners. Retrieved August 2, 2016. 
  12. ^ "2004 Image Award Winners". IMDb. Retrieved August 2, 2016. 
  13. ^ "2005 Image Award Winners". Awards and Winners. Retrieved August 2, 2016. 
  14. ^ "2006 Image Award Winners". Awards and Winners. Retrieved August 2, 2016. 
  15. ^ Williams, Kam. "2007 Image Award Winners". Awards and Winners. Retrieved July 6, 2016. 
  16. ^ "2007 Image Award Nominees". NAACP.org. Archived from the original on June 3, 2016. Retrieved July 6, 2016. 
  17. ^ "2009 Image Award Nominees". newsok.com. Retrieved July 6, 2016. 
  18. ^ "2010 Image Award Nominees". NAACP.org. Archived from the original on July 25, 2010. Retrieved July 6, 2016. 
  19. ^ Frankel, Daniel (March 6, 2011). "2011 Image Winners". TheWrap. Retrieved May 9, 2016. 
  20. ^ Allin, Olivia. "2012 Image Winners". ABC7. Retrieved May 9, 2016. 
  21. ^ Couch, Aaron (February 1, 2013). "2013 Image Winners". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 9, 2016. 
  22. ^ Couch, Aaron; Washington, Arlene (February 22, 2014). "2014 Image Winners". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 9, 2016. 
  23. ^ Washington, Arlene (February 6, 2015). "2015 Image Winners". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 9, 2016. 
  24. ^ "2016 Image Winners". Variety. Retrieved May 9, 2016. 
  25. ^ Lewis, Hilary; Washington, Arlene (February 10, 2017). "2017 Image Award Winners". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 21, 2017.