Awards & Winners

Grammy Award for Best R&B Album

Grammy Awards

The Grammy Award for Best R&B Album is an honor presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, to recording artists for quality works on albums in the R&B music genre. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position". According to the category description guide for the 54th Grammy Awards, the award is reserved for albums "containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded contemporary R&B vocal tracks" which may also "incorporate production elements found in rap music". Award recipients include the producers, engineers, and/or mixers associated with the nominated work in addition to the recording artists. In 2003, the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album was split into two categories: Best Contemporary R&B Album is for R&B longplay records that have modern hip-hop stylings to them, while this honor is for R&B LPs that are more traditional and less electronic. From 2012, this category will also include recordings that previously fell under the Best Contemporary R&B Album category, which will be discontinued in 2012 as part of a major overhaul of the Grammy Award categories.

Check all the winners of Grammy Award for Best R&B Album presented under Grammy Awards since 1994 .

Alicia Keys

Honored for : Girl on Fire

Nominations 2013 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Faith Evans R&B Divas
Alicia Keys Girl on Fire
John Legend Love In The Future
Chrisette Michele Better
TGT Three Kings

Robert Glasper Experiment, Qmillion

Honored for : Black Radio
(Artist, Engineer/Mixer)

Nominations 2012 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Robert Glasper Experiment Black Radio
Qmillion Black Radio
Anthony Hamilton Back to Love
R. Kelly Write Me Back
Tamia Beautiful Surprise
Tyrese Gibson Open Invitation

Chris Brown

Honored for : F.A.M.E.

Nominations 2011 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Chris Brown F.A.M.E.
El DeBarge Second Chance
R. Kelly Love Letter
Ledisi Pieces of Me
Kelly Price Kelly

The Roots, John Legend, Alex Venguer, Jimmy Douglass

Honored for : Wake Up!
(Engineers/mixers, Producer, Artists)

Nominations 2010 »

Nominee Nominated Work
John Legend Wake Up!
2011 Best R&B Album
The Roots Wake Up!
2011 Best R&B Album
Jimmy Douglass Wake Up!
2011 Best R&B Album
Alex Venguer Wake Up!
2011 Best R&B Album
Raheem Devaughn The Love & War MasterPeace
Fantasia Back to Me
Jaheim Another Round
Monica Still Standing

Maxwell, Hod David, Glen Marchese, Mike Pela, Jesse Gladstone

Honored for : BLACKsummers'night
(Engineers/Mixers, Artist, Producers)

Nominations 2009 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Anthony Hamilton The Point Of It All
India.Arie Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics
Ledisi Turn Me Loose
Maxwell BLACKsummers'night
Glen Marchese BLACKsummers'night
Hod David BLACKsummers'night
Mike Pela BLACKsummers'night
Jesse Gladstone BLACKsummers'night
Charlie Wilson Uncle Charlie

Jennifer Hudson, Clive Davis, Larry Jackson

Honored for : Jennifer Hudson
(Producers, Artist)

Nominations 2008 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Boyz II Men Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA
Eric Benét Love & Life
Raphael Saadiq The Way I See It
Al Green Lay It Down
Jennifer Hudson Jennifer Hudson

Nominations 2007 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Ledisi Lost & Found
Musiq Luvanmusiq
Jill Scott The Real Thing: Words and Sounds, Volume 3
Tank Sex, Love & Pain
Chaka Khan Funk This
Matt Marrin Funk This
Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis Funk This
James "Big Jim" Wright Funk This
Bobby Ross Avila Funk This

Pat Dillett, Mary J. Blige

Honored for : The Breakthrough
(Artist, Engineer/mixer)

Nominations 2006 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Lionel Richie Coming Home
Jamie Foxx Unpredictable
India.Arie Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship
Prince 3121
Mary J. Blige The Breakthrough
Pat Dillett The Breakthrough

Anthony Kilhoffer, John Legend, Manny Marroquin

Honored for : Get Lifted
(Artist, Engineer, Engineer/mixer)

Nominations 2005 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Alicia Keys Unplugged
Fantasia Free Yourself
Earth, Wind & Fire Illumination
Stevie Wonder A Time to Love
Anthony Kilhoffer Get Lifted
Manny Marroquin Get Lifted
John Legend Get Lifted

Ann Mincieli, Manny Marroquin, Anthony Duino, Alicia Keys

Honored for : The Diary of Alicia Keys
(Artist, Engineers/Mixers)

Nominations 2004 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Prince Musicology
Al Green I Can't Stop
Anita Baker My Everything
Jill Scott Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2
Alicia Keys The Diary of Alicia Keys

Luther Vandross, Ray Bardani

Honored for : Dance With My Father
(Artist, engineer/mixer)

Nominations 2003 »

Nominee Nominated Work
The Isley Brothers Body Kiss
Blu Cantrell Bittersweet
Aretha Franklin So Damn Happy
Erykah Badu Worldwide Underground
Luther Vandross Dance With My Father
Ray Bardani Dance With My Father

India.Arie, Alvin Speights, Shannon Sanders

Honored for : Voyage to India

Nominations 2002 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Joe Better Days
Musiq Juslisen
Raphael Saadiq Instant Vintage
Remy Shand The Way I Feel
Shannon Sanders Voyage to India
Alvin Speights Voyage to India
India.Arie Voyage to India

Kerry Brothers, Alicia Keys

Honored for : Songs in A minor

Nominations 2001 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Mary J. Blige No More Drama
Destiny's Child Survivor
India.Arie Acoustic Soul
Aaliyah Aaliyah
Kerry Brothers Songs in A minor
Alicia Keys Songs in A minor

Russell Elevado, D'Angelo

Honored for : Voodoo

Nominations 2000 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Sisqó Unleash the Dragon
Jill Scott Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds, Volume 1
Joe My Name Is Joe
Boyz II Men Nathan Michael Shawn Wanya
Toni Braxton The Heat
Russell Elevado Voodoo
D'Angelo Voodoo

Carlton Lynn, Dallas Austin, TLC, Alvin Speights

Honored for : FanMail

Nominations 1999 »

Nominee Nominated Work
R. Kelly R.
Whitney Houston My Love Is Your Love
Brian McKnight Back at One
Mary J. Blige Mary
TLC FanMail
Dallas Austin FanMail
Alvin Speights FanMail
Carlton Lynn FanMail

Comissioner Gordon, Tony Prendatt, Lauryn Hill

Honored for : The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

Nominations 1998 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Tony Prendatt The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Comissioner Gordon The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Erykah Badu Live
Brandy Norwood Never Say Never
Maxwell Embrya
Aretha Franklin A Rose Is Still a Rose

Erykah Badu

Honored for : Baduizm

Nominations 1997 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Patti LaBelle Flame
Mary J. Blige Share My World
Babyface The Day
Whitney Houston The Preacher's Wife: Original Soundtrack Album
Boyz II Men Evolution
Erykah Badu Baduizm

The Tony Rich Project

Honored for : Words

Nominations 1996 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Curtis Mayfield New World Order
Maxwell Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite
Meshell Ndegeocello Peace Beyond Passion
Oleta Adams Moving On
The Tony Rich Project Words


Honored for : CrazySexyCool

Nominations 1995 »

Nominee Nominated Work
TLC CrazySexyCool
D'Angelo Brown Sugar
Barry White The Icon Is Love
Mary J. Blige My Life
Prince The Gold Experience

Boyz II Men

Honored for : II