Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Single – Female

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This page lists the winners and nominees for the Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Single – Female. The award was given out every year since the first annual Soul Train Music Awards in 1987, from 1989-1992 the award was known as R&B/Urban Contemporary Single – Female. When the Soul Train Music Awards returned in 2009 the categories of Best R&B/Soul Single – Female and Best R&B/Soul Album – Female were consolidated into the Best R&B/Soul Female Artist category. Anita Baker has won the most awards in this category, with a total of three wins.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.

1980s[edit]

Year Artist Single Ref
1987
Anita Baker "Sweet Love" [1]
Whitney Houston "The Greatest Love of All"
Janet Jackson "What Have You Done for Me Lately"
Meli'sa Morgan "Do Me Baby"
1988
Natalie Cole "I Live for Your Love" [2]
Janet Jackson "Pleasure Principle"
Jody Watley "Looking for a New Love"
Angela Winbush "Angel"
1989
Anita Baker "Giving You the Best That I Got" [3]
Whitney Houston "Where Do Broken Hearts Go"
Karyn White "Superwoman"
Vanessa Williams "The Right Stuff"

1990s[edit]

Year Artist Single Ref
1990
Janet Jackson "Miss You Much [4]
Regina Belle "Baby Come to Me"
Vesta "Congratulations"
Karyn White "Secret Rendezvous"
1991
Mariah Carey "Vision of Love" [5]
Anita Baker "Talk to Me"
Janet Jackson "Alright"
Lisa Stansfield "All Around the World"
1992
Lisa Fischer "How Can I Ease the Pain" [6]
Natalie Cole "Unforgettable"
Whitney Houston "All the Man That I Need"
Patti LaBelle "Feels Like Another One"
1993
Whitney Houston "I Will Always Love You" [7]
Mary J. Blige "Real Love"
Toni Braxton "Love Shoulda Brought You Home"
Vanessa Williams "Save the Best For Last"
1994
Toni Braxton "Breathe Again" [8]
Oleta Adams "I Just Had to Hear Your Voice"
Whitney Houston "I Have Nothing
Janet Jackson "That's the Way Love Goes"
1995
Anita Baker "Body & Soul" [9]
Brandy "I Wanna Be Down"
Toni Braxton "You Mean the World to Me"
Janet Jackson "Any Time, Any Place"
1996
Whitney Houston "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)" [10]
Mary J. Blige "I'm Going Down"
Brandy "Brokenhearted"
Monica "Like This and Like That" / "Before You Walk Out of My Life"
1997
Toni Braxton "You're Makin' Me High" / "Let It Flow" [11]
Mary J. Blige "Not Gon' Cry"
Brandy "Sittin' Up in My Room"
Monica "Why I Love You So Much"
1998
Erykah Badu "On and On" [12]
Aaliyah "One in a Million"
Mary J. Blige "Everything"
Monica "For You I Will"
1999
Deborah Cox "Nobody's Supposed to Be Here" [13]
Lauryn Hill "Doo Wop (That Thing)"
Janet Jackson (featuring Blackstreet) "I Get Lonely"
Kelly Price "Friend of Mine"

2000s[edit]

Year Artist Single Ref
2000
Lauryn Hill "Ex-Factor" [14]
Mariah Carey (featuring Jay Z) "Heartbreaker"
Whitney Houston "My Love Is Your Love"
Chanté Moore "Chanté's Got a Man"
2001
Yolanda Adams "Open My Heart" [15]
Erykah Badu "Bag Lady"
Mary J. Blige "Your Child"
Jill Scott "Gettin' In the Way"
2002
Aaliyah "Rock the Boat" [16]
India.Arie "Video"
Alicia Keys "Fallin''"
Angie Stone "Brotha"
2003
Ashanti "Foolish" [17]
Amerie "Why Don't We Fall in Love"
Erykah Badu (featuring Common) "Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip Hop)"
India.Arie "Little Things"
2004
Alicia Keys "You Don't Know My Name" [18]
Ashanti "Rain on Me"
Erykah Badu "Danger"
Beyoncé (featuring Jay Z) "Crazy in Love"
2005
Alicia Keys "If I Ain't Got You" [19]
Beyoncé "Naughty Girl"
Ciara (featuring Petey Pablo) "Goodies"
Jill Scott "Golden"
2006
Mariah Carey "We Belong Together" [20]
Keyshia Cole "I Should Have Cheated"
Alicia Keys "Unbreakable"
Gwen Stefani "Hollaback Girl"
2007
Beyoncé "Irreplaceable" [21]
Mary J. Blige "Take Me As I Am"
Keyshia Cole "Love"
LeToya "Torn"

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Soul Train Music Awards 1989 Winners & Nominees". Retrieved 2016-10-15. 
  4. ^ "Soul Train Music Awards 1990 Winners & Nominees". Retrieved 2016-10-15. 
  5. ^ "Soul Train Music Awards 1991 Winners & Nominees". Retrieved 2016-10-15. 
  6. ^ "Soul Train Music Awards 1992 Winners & Nominees". Retrieved 2016-10-15. 
  7. ^ "Soul Train Music Awards 1993 Winners & Nominees". Retrieved 2016-10-15. 
  8. ^ "Soul Train Music Awards 1994 Winners & Nominees". Retrieved 2016-10-15. 
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  10. ^ "Soul Train Music Awards 1996 Winners & Nominees". Retrieved 2016-10-15. 
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  21. ^ "2007 Soul Train Music Awards". Awards and Winners. Retrieved 2016-07-12.