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American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist

The American Music Award for Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B has been awarded since 1974. Years reflect the year during which the awards were presented, for works released in the previous year (until 2003 onward, when awards were handed out on November of the same year). The all-time winner in this category is Rihanna with 6 wins. Rihanna is also the most nominated artist alongside Beyoncé with 10 nominations each.

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Winners and nomineesEdit

1970sEdit

Year Artist Ref
1974
(1st)
Roberta Flack [1]
Aretha Franklin
Betty Wright
1975
(2nd)
Diana Ross [2]
Roberta Flack
Aretha Franklin
1976
(3rd)
Aretha Franklin [3]
Gwen McCrae
Minnie Riperton
1977
(4th)
Aretha Franklin [4]
Natalie Cole
Diana Ross
1978
(5th)
Natalie Cole [5]
Aretha Franklin
Donna Summer
1979
(6th)
Natalie Cole [6]
Roberta Flack
Donna Summer

1980sEdit

Year Artist Ref
1980
(7th)
Donna Summer [7]
Gloria Gaynor
Stephanie Mills
1981
(8th)
Diana Ross [8]
Chaka Khan
Stephanie Mills
1982
(9th)
Stephanie Mills [9]
Chaka Khan
Stacy Lattisaw
Teena Marie
1983
(10th)
Diana Ross [10]
Aretha Franklin
Evelyn "Champagne" King
1984
(11th)
Aretha Franklin [11]
Angela Bofill
Irene Cara
Donna Summer
1985
(12th)
Tina Turner [12]
Sheila E.
Chaka Khan
1986
(13th)
Aretha Franklin [13]
Whitney Houston
Diana Ross
1987
(14th)
Whitney Houston [14]
Anita Baker
Janet Jackson
Patti LaBelle
1988
(15th)
Anita Baker [15]
Whitney Houston
Janet Jackson
1989
(16th)
Whitney Houston [16]
Natalie Cole
Sade

1990sEdit

Year Artist Ref
1990
(17th)
Anita Baker [17]
Paula Abdul
Stephanie Mills
1991
(18th)
Janet Jackson [18]
Regina Belle
Mariah Carey
Miki Howard
Lisa Stansfield
1992
(19th)
Mariah Carey [19]
Natalie Cole
Whitney Houston
1993
(20th)
Patti LaBelle [20]
Mary J. Blige
Mariah Carey
Vanessa Williams
1994
(21st)
Whitney Houston [21]
Toni Braxton
Mariah Carey
Janet Jackson
1995
(22nd)
Anita Baker [22]
Toni Braxton
Janet Jackson
1996
(23rd)
Mariah Carey [23]
Anita Baker
Brandy
1997
(24th)
Toni Braxton [24]
Brandy
Mariah Carey
1998
(25th)
Mariah Carey [25]
Mary J. Blige
Toni Braxton
1999
(26th)
Janet Jackson [26]
Aaliyah
Brandy

2000sEdit

Year Artist Ref
2000
(27th)
Lauryn Hill [27]
Brandy
Whitney Houston
2001
(28th)
Toni Braxton [28]
Whitney Houston
Kelly Price
2002
(29th)
Aaliyah [29]
Mary J. Blige
Alicia Keys
2003
(30th)
Mary J. Blige [30]
Ashanti
Jennifer Lopez
2003
(31st)
Aaliyah [31]
Ashanti
Beyoncé
2004
(32nd)
Alicia Keys [32]
Beyoncé
Janet Jackson
2005
(33rd)
Mariah Carey [33]
Ciara
Fantasia
2006
(34th)
Mary J. Blige [34]
Mariah Carey
Keyshia Cole
2007
(35th)
Rihanna [35]
Beyoncé
Fantasia
2008
(36th)
Rihanna [36]
Mary J. Blige
Alicia Keys
2009
(37th)
Beyoncé [37]
Keyshia Cole
Keri Hilson

2010sEdit

Year Artist Ref
2010
(38th)
Rihanna [38]
Alicia Keys
Sade
2011
(39th)
Beyoncé [39]
Rihanna
Kelly Rowland
2012
(40th)
Beyoncé [40]
Mary J. Blige
Rihanna
2013
(41st)
Rihanna [41]
Ciara
Alicia Keys
2014
(42nd)
Beyoncé [42]
Jhené Aiko
Mary J. Blige
2015
(43rd)
Rihanna [43]
Beyoncé
Mary J. Blige
2016
(44th)
Rihanna [44]
Beyoncé
Janet Jackson
2017
(45th)
Beyoncé [45]
Kehlani
Rihanna
2018
(46th)
Rihanna [46]
Ella Mai
SZA

Category factsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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