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The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s  

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Whitney Houston. Al Green. Prince. These are just a few of the superstars who were nominated for – or won – the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album in the 2000s. This decade saw a number of notable releases by R&B royalty and up-and-coming talents. And based on the staying power of many of these records, these aren't just the best R&B albums of the 2000s – they're some of the best R&B albums of all time.

What stars will you discover on this list of best 2000s album nominees? Mary J. Blige was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album on many occasions. She finally took home the prize for her 2007 album, The Breakthrough, edging out legends like Lionel Richie and Prince for the honor. She may not have won American Idol, but Jennifer Hudson took home the Grammy for her self-titled debut in 2009. John Legend was also popular with fans and Grammy voters thoughout the decade. Other recordings featured on this list of the best R&B albums of the 2000s include Aretha Franklin's So Damn Happy and Unplugged by Alicia Keys.

It's your turn to decide the top recording among these Grammy-nominated 2000s albums. Grab your headphones and vote your favorites up to the top of the list.
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The Diary of Alicia Keys is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Alicia Keys
Won in 2005.
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FanMail is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
TLC
Won in 2000.
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Aaliyah is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Aaliyah
Nominated in 2002.
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Songs in A Minor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Alicia Keys
Won in 2002.
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Survivor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Destiny's Child
Nominated in 2002.
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My Love Is Your Love is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Whitney Houston
Nominated in 2000.
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The Breakthrough is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Mary J. Blige
Won in 2007.
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Unplugged is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Alicia Keys
Nominated in 2006.
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Mary is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Mary J. Blige
Nominated in 2000.
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Back at One is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Brian McKnight
Nominated in 2000.
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Musicology is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Prince
Nominated in 2005.
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Voodoo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
D'Angelo
Won in 2001.
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No More Drama is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Mary J. Blige
Nominated in 2002.
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So Damn Happy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Aretha Franklin
Nominated in 2004.
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Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Rela... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
India.Arie
Nominated in 2007.
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Acoustic Soul is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
India.Arie
Nominated in 2002.
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Voyage to India is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
India.Arie
Won in 2003.
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Get Lifted is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
John Legend
Won in 2006.
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The Heat is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Toni Braxton
Nominated in 2001.
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Funk This is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Chaka Khan
Won in 2008.
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A Time to Love is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Stevie Wonder
Nominated in 2006.
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Jennifer Hudson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Jennifer Hudson
Won in 2009.
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Free Yourself is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Fantasia
Nominated in 2006.
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My Name Is Joe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Joe
Nominated in 2001.
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Instant Vintage is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Raphael Saadiq, Angie Stone
Nominated in 2003.