Monday, November 30, 2020

R&B: Albums of the Year

First posted 11/30/2020.

R&B:

Albums of the Year

This page consolidates the R&B Album of the Year awards as given by the American Music Awards (1974-present), the Grammys (1995-present), and Soul Train (1997-2004, 2009-present). The Grammys also had a Best Contemporary R&B Album category (2003-2011) and Best Progressive R&B Award (2013-present). Also included is the album each year from 1967 to present which rates highest in Dave’s Music Database.

Check out other annual picks for album of the year here.

2020:
  • AMA: The Weeknd After Hours
  • DMDB: The Weeknd After Hours
  • Grammy: Anderson.Paak Ventura
  • Grammy – Progressive: Lizzo Cuz I Love You
  • Soul Train: Summer Walker Over It
2019:
  • AMA: Khalid Free Spirit
  • DMDB: Lizzo Cuz I Love You
  • Grammy: H.E.R. H.E.R.
  • Grammy – Progressive: The Carters (Jay-Z & Beyoncé) Everything Is Love
  • Soul Train: Lizzo Cuz I Love You
2018:
  • AMA: XXXTentacion 17
  • DMDB: Janelle Monáe Dirty Computer
  • Grammy: Bruno Mars 24K Magic
  • Grammy – Progressive: The Weeknd Starboy
  • Soul Train: H.E.R. H.E.R.
2017:
  • AMA: Bruno Mars 24K Magic
  • DMDB: Kendrick Lamar Damn.
  • Grammy: Lalah Hathaway Lalah Hathaway Live
  • Grammy – Progressive: Beyoncé Lemonade
  • Soul Train: Bruno Mars 24K Magic
2016:
  • AMA: Rihanna Anti
  • DMDB: Beyoncé Lemonade
  • Grammy: D’Angelo & the Vanguard Black Messiah
  • Grammy – Progressive: The Weeknd Beauty Behind the Madness
  • Soul Train: Beyoncé Lemonade
2015:
  • AMA: The Weeknd Beauty Behind the Madness
  • DMDB: Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly
  • Grammy: Toni Braxton & Babyface Love, Marriage & Divorce
  • Grammy – Progressive: Pharrell Williams GIRL
  • Soul Train: The Weeknd Beauty Behind the Madness
2014:
  • AMA: Beyoncé Beyoncé
  • DMDB: D’Angelo & the Vanguard Black Messiah
  • Grammy: Alicia Keys Girl on Fire
  • Grammy – Progressive: Rihanna Unapologetic
  • Soul Train: Beyoncé Beyoncé
2013:
  • AMA: Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience
  • DMDB: Beyoncé Beyoncé
  • Grammy: Robert Glasper Experiment Black Radio
  • Grammy – Progressive: Frank Ocean Channel Orange
  • Soul Train: Kendrick Lamar Good Kid m.A.A.d. City
2012: 2011:
  • AMA: Rihanna Loud
  • DMDB: Beyoncé 4
  • Grammy: John Legend & the Roots Wake Up!
  • Grammy – Contemporary: Usher Raymond v. Raymond
  • Soul Train: Chris Brown F.A.M.E.
2010:
  • AMA: Usher Raymond v. Raymond
  • DMDB: Bruno Mars Doo-Wops & Hooligans
  • Grammy: Maxwell Black Summer’s Night
  • Grammy – Contemporary: Beyoncé I Am…Sasha Fierce
  • Soul Train: Usher Raymond v. Raymond
2009:
  • AMA: Michael Jackson Number Ones
  • DMDB: Maxwell Black Summer’s Night
  • Grammy: Jennifer Hudson Jennifer Hudson
  • Grammy – Contemporary: Mary J. Blige Growing Pains
  • Soul Train: Beyoncé I Am…Sasha Fierce
2008:
  • AMA: Alicia Keys As I Am
  • DMDB: Beyoncé I Am…Sasha Fierce
  • Grammy: Chaka Khan Funk This
  • Grammy – Contemporary: Ne-Yo Because of You
2007: 2006: 2005: 2004: 2003: 2002: 2001:
  • AMA: Toni Braxton The Heat
  • DMDB: Alicia Keys Songs in A Minor
  • Grammy: D’Angelo Voodoo
  • Soul Train: Dr. Dre 2001
2000: 1999: 1998: 1997: 1996: 1995: 1994:
  • AMA: Various Artists (Whitney Houston et al) The Bodyguard (soundtrack)
  • DMDB: Boyz II Men II
1993: 1992:
  • AMA: Luther Vandross Power of Love
  • DMDB: Various Artists (Whitney Houston et al) The Bodyguard (soundtrack)
1991: 1990: 1989: 1988: 1987: 1986:
  • AMA: Kool & the Gang Emergency
  • DMDB: Janet Jackson Control
1985: 1984: 1983: 1982:
  • AMA: Rick James Street Songs
  • DMDB: Michael Jackson Thriller
1981: 1980: 1979: 1978: 1977: 1976: 1975: 1974: 1973: 1972: 1971: 1970: 1969:
  • DMDB: Sly & the Family Stone Stand!
1968: 1967:

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