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    I see we have a few of these and I always revisit the R&B Categories with some of the questionable choices the Academy makes.

    Another retired and on going category. What winners would you have chosen in each respective year for both categories.

    Best R&B Album
    1999: A Rose is Still A Rose
    2001: Who is Jill Scott
    2002: Aaliyah
    2004: So Damn Happy
    2005: The Diary of Alicia Keys
    2006: Free Yourself
    2011: Still Standing

    Best Contemporary R&B Album
    2003: Full Moon
    2004: Dangerously in Love
    2005: Confessions
    2006: The Emancipation of MiMi
    2007: B’Day
    2008: Just Like You
    2009: Fearless
    2010: Ready
    2011: The ArchAndroid

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    Aaliyah > Songs in a Minor

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    Honey, Aaliyah should’ve won Best R&B Album in 2002.

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    I wonder if “Secrets” by Toni Braxton had been nominated in R&B instead of Pop, will it win over “Words” by Tony Rich Project?

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    The Archandroid! Janelle needs a genre win. It’s fucking embarrassing!

    Albums of the Year:
    2020: After Hours (RU: folklore)
    2019: Titanic Rising (RU: Charli)
    2018: OIL OF EVERY PEARL’S UN-INSIDES (RU: You Won’t Get What You Want)
    2017: Saturation Trilogy (RU: Melodrama)
    2016: Blonde (RU: Blackstar)

    2020 favorite albums:
    1. after hours
    2. folklore
    3. fetch the bolt cutters
    4. rtj4
    5. what’s your pleasure?
    6. circles
    7. windswept adan
    8. græ
    9. the slow rush
    10. sawayama
    11. the new abnormal
    12. lianne la havas
    13. women in music pt. iii

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    I wonder if “Secrets” by Toni Braxton had been nominated in R&B instead of Pop, will it win over “Words” by Tony Rich Project?

    Yep. Secrets was huge. Toni was on fire during that era. The GRAMMYS loved her. I’m surprised it didn’t sneak in AOTY.

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    I wonder if “Secrets” by Toni Braxton had been nominated in R&B instead of Pop, will it win over “Words” by Tony Rich Project?

    I still don’t understand why the Waiting to Exhale soundtrack wasn’t nominated in R&B Album.

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    2001 was the most competitive year for R&B albums, hence why they decided to split the category into two the following year.

    Maxwell, Usher, Erykah Badu, etc. were all competitive for nominations but missed.

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    2001 R&B ALBUM

    D’Angelo – Voodoo – WINNER
    Boyz II Men – Nathan Michael Shawn Wanya
    Toni Braxton – The Heat
    Joe – My Name Is Joe
    Jill Scott – Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1
    Sisqó – Unleash the Dragon

    I would have voted for Jill Scott

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    2001 R&B ALBUM

    D’Angelo – Voodoo – WINNER
    Boyz II Men – Nathan Michael Shawn Wanya
    Toni Braxton – The Heat
    Joe – My Name Is Joe
    Jill Scott – Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1
    Sisqó – Unleash the Dragon

    I would have voted for Jill Scott

    Jill’s album has the award of longevity. She should’ve won. It’s a classic.

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    Honey, D’Angelo deserved to win Best R&B Album in 2001.  Voodoo is a fucking masterpiece.  Who Is Jill Scott?  Words and Sounds Vol. 1 was runner-up.

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    Best R&B Album
    1995: II (Boyz II Men)
    1996: My Life (Mary J. Blige)
    1997: Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite (Maxwell)
    1998: Baduizm (Erykah Badu)
    1999: Never Say Never (Brandy)
    2000: My Love Is Your Love (Whitney Houston)
    2001: Voodoo (D’Angelo)
    2002: Acoustic Soul (India.Arie)
    2003: Voyage To India (India.Arie)
    2004: Dance With My Father (Luther Vandross)
    2005: The Diary Of Alicia Keys (Alicia Keys)
    2006: Get Lifted (John Legend)
    2007: Unpredictable (Jamie Foxx)
    2008: Lost & Found (Ledisi)
    2009: Lay It Down (Al Green)
    2010: Blacksummers’night (Maxwell)
    2011: Back To Me (Fantasia)
    2012: Pieces Of Me (Ledisi)
    2013: Back To Love (Anthony Hamilton)
    2014: Love In The Future (John Legend)
    2015: Love, Marriage & Divorce (Toni Braxton & Babyface)
    2016: Black Messiah (D’Angelo & The Vanguard)
    2017: In My Mind (BJ The Chicago Kid)
    2018: Freudian (Daniel Caesar)
    2019: H.E.R. (H.E.R.)
    2020: Ventura (Anderson.Paak)
    2021: Take Time (Giveon)

    Best Progressive R&B Album
    2003: Ashanti (Ashanti)
    2004: Dangerously In Love (Beyoncé)
    2005: Confessions (Usher)
    2006: The Emancipation Of Mimi (Mariah Carey)
    2007: In My Own Words (Ne-Yo)
    2008: Because Of You (Ne-Yo)
    2009: Fearless (Jazmine Sullivan)
    2010: Ready (Trey Songz)
    2011: The ArchAndroid (Janell Monáe)
    2013: Kaleidoscope Dream (Miguel)
    2014: Unapologetic (Rihanna)
    2015: X (Chris Brown)
    2016: Ego Death (The Internet)
    2017: Lemonade (Beyoncé)
    2018: Starboy (The Weeknd)
    2019: War & Leisure (Miguel)
    2020: ???
    2021: Free Nationals (Free Nationals)

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    Honey, Best R&B Album winners should’ve been:
    1995 – Boyz II Men, II
    1996 – TLC, CrazySexyCool
    1997 – Maxwell, Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite
    1998 – Erykah Badu, Baduizm
    1999 – Lauryn Hill, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
    2000 – TLC, FanMail
    2001 – D’Angelo, Voodoo
    2002 – Aaliyah, Aaliyah
    2003 – India.Arie, Voyage to India
    2004 – Luther Vandross, Dance With My Father
    2005 – Jill Scott, Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2
    2006 – John Legend, Get Lifted
    2007 – Mary J. Blige, The Breakthrough
    2008 – Jill Scott, The Real Thing: words and Sounds, Vol. 3
    2009 – Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Hudson
    2010 – Maxwell, BLACKsummers’night
    2011 – Monica, Still Standing
    2012 – Chris Brown, F.A.M.E.
    2013 – Tyrese, Open Invitation
    2014 – John Legend, Love In The Future
    2015 – Toni Braxton and Babyface, Love, Marriage & Divorce
    2016 – D’Angelo & The Vanguard, Black Messiah
    2017 – Mýa, Smoove Jones
    2018 – Daniel Caesar, Freudian
    2019 – Toni Braxton, Sex & Cigarettes
    2020 – Anderson .Paak, Ventura
    2021 – Luke James, to feel love/d

    Best Contemporary R&B Album/Best Urban Contemporary Album/Best Progressive R&B Album:
    2003 – Faith Evans, Faithfully
    2004 – R. Kelly, Chocolate Factory
    2005 – Usher, Confessions
    2006 – Mariah Carey, The Emancipation of Mimi
    2007 – Kelis, Kelis Was Here
    2008 – Akon, Konvicted
    2009 – Mary J. Blige, Growing Pains
    2010 – Beyonce, I Am… Sasha Fierce
    2011 – Usher, Raymond v. Raymond
    2013 – Frank Ocean, Channel Orange
    2014 – Tamar Braxton, Love and War
    2015 – Beyoncé, Beyoncé
    2016 – The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness
    2017 – Beyoncé, Lemonade
    2018 – Childish Gambino, Awaken, My Love
    2019 – Janelle Monáe, Dirty Computer
    2020 – Lizzo, Cuz I Love You (Deluxe)
    2021 – Chloe x Halle, Ungodly Hour

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    I think Beyonce’s Sasha album was pop. Would have preferred a different winner.

    Aaliyah definitely should gave win R&B album.

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    I think Beyonce’s Sasha album was pop. Would have preferred a different winner.

    Trey Songz, Ready

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