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.