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The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 1990s

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In 1995, Boyz II Men became the first artists to win the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album. They took home the trophy for II, the album anchored by the number-one singles "On Bended Knee" and "I'll Make Love to You." But the talented group is just one of the many superstar nominees and winners of this award throughout the '90s. These Grammy-nominated 1990s albums represent some of the best R&B recordings ever.

What LPs will you find on this list of the best R&B albums of the 1990s? Lauryn Hill took home the trophy in 1999 for The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Critics and fans alike were blown away by the artist's meditations on love, motherhood, and femininity, and the album is widely regarded as one of the best albums of all time. Neo soul acts like Erykah Badu, Maxwell, and D'Angelo were also frequently nominated for the Best R&B Album Grammy.

Barry White, and his iconic baritone voice, was nominated for a Grammy in 1996 for The Icon Is Love. Other great recordings featured on this 1990s R&B albums list include Luther Vandross' Songs and CrazySexyCool by TLC.

Do you have a favorite R&B album from the '90s? Give the best Grammy nominees a thumbs up to move them towards the number-one spot on the list.

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    The Miseducation of Lauryn Hil is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 1990s
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    Won in 1999.

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    Share My World is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 1990s
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    Share My World

    Mary J. Blige
    Nominated in 1998.
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    Never Say Never is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 1990s
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    Never Say Never

    Brandy Norwood

    Nominated in 1999.

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    Brown Sugar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 1990s
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    Brown Sugar

    D'Angelo
    Nominated in 1996.
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    Evolution is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 1990s
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    Evolution

    Boyz II Men
    Nominated in 1998.
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    II is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 1990s
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    II

    Boyz II Men
    Won in 1995.
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    Crazy Sexy Cool is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 1990s
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    Won in 1996.
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    Live is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 1990s
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    Live

    Erykah Badu

    Nominated in 1999.

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    The Preacher's Wife is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 1990s
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    The Preacher's Wife

    Whitney Houston
    Nominated in 1998.
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    A Rose Is Still a Rose is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 1990s
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    A Rose Is Still a Rose

    Aretha Franklin

    Nominated in 1999.

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    The Gold Experience is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 1990s
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    Nominated in 1996.
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    My Life is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 1990s
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    My Life

    Mary J. Blige
    Nominated in 1996.
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    Baduizm is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 1990s
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    Baduizm

    Erykah Badu
    Won in 1998.
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    Just for You is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 1990s
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    Just for You

    Gladys Knight
    Nominated in 1995.
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    I'm Ready is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 1990s
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    I'm Ready

    Tevin Campbell
    Nominated in 1995.
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    New World Order is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 1990s
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    New World Order

    Curtis Mayfield
    Nominated in 1997.
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    Rhythm of Love is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 1990s
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    Rhythm of Love

    Anita Baker
    Nominated in 1995.
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    Words is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 1990s
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    Words

    The Tony Rich Project
    Won in 1997.
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    Embrya is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 1990s
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    Embrya

    Maxwell

    Nominated in 1999.

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    Songs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 1990s
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    Songs

    Luther Vandross
    Nominated in 1995.
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    Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 1990s
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    Nominated in 1997.
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    The Icon Is Love is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 1990s
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    The Icon Is Love

    Barry White
    Nominated in 1996.
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    The Day is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 1990s
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    The Day

    Babyface
    Nominated in 1998.
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    Moving On is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 1990s
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    Moving On

    Oleta Adams
    Nominated in 1997.
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    Flame is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 1990s
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    Flame

    Patti LaBelle
    Nominated in 1998.
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