R&B 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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10 3
Songs in A Minor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Songs in A Minor Alicia Keys - Won in 2002.

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My Love Is Your Love is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Whitney Houston - Nominated in 2000.

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8 3
FanMail is listed (or ranked) 4 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) 5 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Aaliyah - Nominated in 2002.

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Survivor is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Destiny's Child - Nominated in 2002.

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Get Lifted is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
John Legend - Won in 2006.

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6 2
Musicology is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Prince - Nominated in 2005.

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6 2
Back at One is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Brian McKnight - Nominated in 2000.

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Unplugged is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Unplugged Alicia Keys - Nominated in 2006.

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The Breakthrough is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Mary J. Blige - Won in 2007.

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5 4
Funk This is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Funk This Chaka Khan - Won in 2008.

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A Time to Love is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Stevie Wonder - Nominated in 2006.

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Mary is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Mary J. Blige - Nominated in 2000.

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Body Kiss is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
The Isley Brothers - Nominated in 2004.

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Voodoo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
D'Angelo - Won in 2001.

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The Heat is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Toni Braxton - Nominated in 2001.

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3 3
Worldwide Underground is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Erykah Badu - Nominated in 2004.

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So Damn Happy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
So Damn Happy Aretha Franklin - Nominated in 2004.

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Free Yourself is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Fantasia - Nominated in 2006.

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Jennifer Hudson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Jennifer Hudson - Won in 2009.

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3 3
Nathan Michael Shawn Wanya is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Boyz II Men - Nominated in 2001.

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3 3
Who Is Jill Scott? Words and S... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Jill Scott - Nominated in 2001.

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3121 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Prince - Nominated in 2007.

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R. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
R. Kelly - Nominated in 2000.

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Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Rela... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship India.Arie - Nominated in 2007.

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My Name Is Joe is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Joe - Nominated in 2001.

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3 4
No More Drama is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Mary J. Blige - Nominated in 2002.

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2 3
Voyage to India is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Voyage to India India.Arie - Won in 2003.

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2 3
Instant Vintage is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Raphael Saadiq, Angie Stone - Nominated in 2003.

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2 3
I Can't Stop is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
I Can't Stop Al Green - Nominated in 2005.

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2 3
Bittersweet is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Blu Cantrell - Nominated in 2004.

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2 3
Beautifully Human: Words and S... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2 Jill Scott - Nominated in 2005.

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2 3
Unleash the Dragon is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Sisqó - Nominated in 2001.

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2 3
Acoustic Soul is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Acoustic Soul India.Arie - Nominated in 2002.

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2 3
The Real Thing: Words and Soun... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
The Real Thing: Words and Sounds, Volume 3 Jill Scott - Nominated in 2008.

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1 2
Lay It Down is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Lay It Down Al Green - Nominated in 2009.

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Motown: A Journey Through Hits... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA Boyz II Men - Nominated in 2009.

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3 5
Dance With My Father is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Dance With My Father Luther Vandross - Won in 2004.

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Coming Home is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Lionel Richie - Nominated in 2007.

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Better Days is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Better Days Joe - Nominated in 2003.

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My Everything is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Anita Baker - Nominated in 2005.

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The Way I Feel is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
The Way I Feel Remy Shand - Nominated in 2003.

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Illumination is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Illumination Earth, Wind & Fire - Nominated in 2006.

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The Way I See It is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
The Way I See It Raphael Saadiq - Nominated in 2009.

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Juslisen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Musiq - Nominated in 2003.

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Unpredictable is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Jamie Foxx - Nominated in 2007.

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Lost & Found is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Ledisi - Nominated in 2008.

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Sex, Love & Pain is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Sex, Love & Pain Tank - Nominated in 2008.

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0 4
Luvanmusiq is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 2000s
Luvanmusiq Musiq - Nominated in 2008.