American Music Award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album

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The American Music Award for Favorite Album – Rap/Hip Hop has been awarded since 1989. Years reflect in the year in which the awards were presented, for works released in the previous year (until 2003 onward where awards were handed out on November of the same year), the all-time winner in this category is Nicki Minaj with 3 wins. Drake and Eminem are tied for the most nominations with 7 each.

Winners and nominees[edit]

1980s[edit]

Year Artist Album Ref
1989
(16th)
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper [1]
Public Enemy It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
Run–D.M.C. Tougher Than Leather

1990s[edit]

Year Artist Album Ref
1990
(17th)
MC Hammer Let's Get It Started [2]
Eazy-E Eazy-Duz-It
Tone Lōc Lōc-ed After Dark
1991
(18th)
MC Hammer Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em [3]
Public Enemy Fear of a Black Planet
Vanilla Ice To the Extreme
1992
(19th)
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince Homebase [4]
LL Cool J Mama Said Knock You Out
Public Enemy Apocalypse 91... The Enemy Strikes Black
199399 N/A

2000s[edit]

Year Artist Album Ref
200002 N/A
2003
(30th)
Eminem The Eminem Show [5]
Ashanti Ashanti
Ludacris Word of Mouf
Nelly Nellyville
2003
(31st)
50 Cent Get Rich or Die Tryin' [6]
Missy Elliott Under Construction
Eminem 8 Mile: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture
Sean Paul Dutty Rock
2004
(32nd)
Outkast Speakerboxxx/The Love Below [7]
Jay-Z The Black Album
Kanye West The College Dropout
2005
(33rd)
50 Cent The Massacre [8]
Eminem Encore
T.I. Urban Legend
2006
(34th)
The Black Eyed Peas Monkey Business [9]
Eminem Curtain Call: The Hits
T.I. King
2007
(35th)
T.I. T.I. vs. T.I.P. [10]
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony Strength & Loyalty
Young Jeezy The Inspiration
2008
(36th)
Kanye West Graduation [11]
Jay-Z American Gangster
Lil Wayne Tha Carter III
2009
(37th)
Jay-Z The Blueprint 3 [12]
Eminem Relapse
T.I. Paper Trail

2010s[edit]

Year Artist Album Ref
2010
(38th)
Eminem Recovery [13]
B.o.B B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray
Drake Thank Me Later
2011
(39th)
Nicki Minaj Pink Friday [14]
Jay-Z and Kanye West Watch the Throne
Lil Wayne Tha Carter IV
2012
(40th)
Nicki Minaj Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded [15]
Drake Take Care
J. Cole Cole World: The Sideline Story
2013
(41st)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis The Heist [16]
Jay-Z Magna Carta Holy Grail
Kendrick Lamar Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
2014
(42nd)
Iggy Azalea The New Classic [17]
Drake Nothing Was the Same
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP 2
2015
(43rd)
Nicki Minaj The Pinkprint [18]
Drake If You're Reading This It's Too Late
J. Cole 2014 Forest Hills Drive
2016
(44th)
Drake Views [19]
Drake and Future What a Time to Be Alive
Fetty Wap Fetty Wap
2017
(45th)
Kendrick Lamar DAMN. [20]
Drake More Life
Migos Culture

Category facts[edit]

Multiple Wins[edit]

Multiple Nominations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1989 American Music Awards Winners". Awards and Winners. Retrieved November 21, 2017. 
  2. ^ "A Fountain of Youth at the American Music Awards". Associated Press. Los Angeles Times. January 24, 1990. Retrieved November 21, 2017. 
  3. ^ "M. C. Hammer, Rap Win Big at American Music Awards". Associated Press. Los Angeles Times. January 29, 1991. Retrieved November 21, 2017. 
  4. ^ "1992 American Music Awards Winners". Awards and Winners. Retrieved November 21, 2017. 
  5. ^ "2002 American Music Awards Winners". Billboard. January 14, 2003. Retrieved November 21, 2017. 
  6. ^ "31st American Music Awards Winners". Rock on the Net. Retrieved November 21, 2017. 
  7. ^ "2004 American Music Awards Winners". Billboard. December 8, 2014. Retrieved November 21, 2017. 
  8. ^ "2005 American Music Awards Winners". Billboard. November 23, 2005. Retrieved November 21, 2017. 
  9. ^ "The 2006 American Music Awards Nominees Announced". Access Hollywood. September 19, 2006. Retrieved November 21, 2017. 
  10. ^ "2007 American Music Awards Nominees and Winners". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 21, 2017. 
  11. ^ "2008 American Music Awards Winners". Associated Press. New York Daily News. November 24, 2008. Retrieved November 21, 2017. 
  12. ^ "2009 American Music Awards winners". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved November 21, 2017. 
  13. ^ "AMA 2010 Winners: The Full List". CBS News. June 5, 2012. Retrieved November 21, 2017. 
  14. ^ "American Music Awards 2011: Full List of Winners". Billboard. November 18, 2011. Retrieved November 21, 2017. 
  15. ^ "American Music Awards 2012: The Complete Winners List". The Hollywood Reporter. November 18, 2012. Retrieved November 21, 2017. 
  16. ^ "American Music Awards 2013: List of AMA winners in full". The Independent. November 25, 2013. Retrieved November 21, 2017. 
  17. ^ "American Music Awards 2014: The Complete Winners List". The Hollywood Reporter. November 23, 2014. Retrieved November 21, 2017. 
  18. ^ "American Music Awards 2015: Full Winners List". Variety. November 22, 2015. Retrieved November 21, 2017. 
  19. ^ McIntyre, Hugh (November 20, 2016). "American Music Awards 2016: Full List of Winners". Forbes. Retrieved November 21, 2017. 
  20. ^ "Here Are All the Winners From the 2017 AMAs". Billboard. November 19, 2017. Retrieved November 21, 2017.