Best Contemporary R&B Album: Grammy Winners & Nominees By Year

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Beyonce wins the 2004 Grammy for Best Contemporary R&B Album.

Best Contemporary R&B Album

Most career Best Contemporary R&B Album nominations
Beyonce 4 (includes 1 with Destiny’s Child)
Ne-Yo 3

Most career Best Contemporary R&B Album wins
Beyonce 3
Usher 2

Grammy Awards: Best Contemporary R&B Album Winners and Nominees By Year

Note: This award was created in 2003 as Best Contemporary R&B Album and discontinued in 2012.

Winners in bold; other nominees listed beneath.

2011: Raymond v. Raymond, Usher
Untitled, R. Kelly
Graffiti, Chris Brown
Transition, Ryan Leslie
The ArchAndroid, Janelle Monae

2010: I Am…Sasha Fierce, Beyonce
Intuition, Jamie Foxx
The Introduction of Marcus Cooper, Pleasure P
Ready, Trey Songz
Three Ringz, T-Pain

2009: Growing Pains, Mary J. Blige
Back of my Lac’, J. Holiday
First Love, Karina
Year of the Gentleman, Ne-Yo
Fearless, Jazmine Sullivan

2008: Because of You, Ne-Yo
Konvicted, Akon
Just Like You, Keyshia Cole
Fantasia, Fantasia
East Side Story, Emily King

2007: B’Day, Beyonce
Chris Brown, Chris Brown
20 Y.O., Janet Jackson
Kelis Was Here, Kelis
In My Own Words, Ne-Yo

2006: The Emancipation of Mimi, Mariah Carey
Touch, Amerie
Destiny Fulfilled, Destiny’s Child
Turning Point, Mario
O, Omarion

2005: Confessions, Usher
Afrodisiac, Brandy
Damita Jo, Janet Jackson
It’s About Time, Christina Milian
Hurt No More, Mario Winans

2004: Dangerously in Love, Beyonce
Chapter II, Ashanti
Love & Life, Mary J. Blige
Comin’ From Where I’m From, Anthony Hamilton
Chocolate Factory, R. Kelly

2003: Ashanti, Ashanti
Full Moon, Brandy
Faithfully, Faith Evans
Floetic, Floetic
Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape, Meshell Ndegeocello

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Last Updated on February 5, 2024