BET Award for Album of the Year

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BET Awards for Album of the Year
CountryUnited States
Presented byBET Awards
First awarded2017
Currently held byJazmine SullivanHeaux Tales (2021)
Most nominationsBeyoncé (3)

The BET Award for Album of the Year is given to the most popular album released the same or previous year of the year the awards are handed out. The award is only given to the headlining artist(s) or group of the album. Beyoncé received three nominations in this category, the most for any artist, including a nomination with her Jay-Z, as the supergroup THE CARTERS.

Winners and nominees

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.


Year Artist Album Ref
Beyoncé Lemonade [1]
Chance the Rapper Coloring Book
J. Cole 4 Your Eyez Only
Bruno Mars 24K Magic
Solange A Seat at the Table
Kendrick Lamar DAMN. [2]
DJ Khaled Grateful
Migos Culture II
SZA Ctrl
Jay-Z 4:44
Kendrick Lamar & various artists Black Panther: The Album
Cardi B Invasion of Privacy [3]
Travis Scott Astroworld
Meek Mill Championships
Ella Mai Ella Mai
The Carters Everything Is Love


Year Artist Album Ref
Roddy Ricch Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial [4]
Beyoncé Homecoming: The Live Album
DaBaby Kirk
H.E.R. I Used to Know Her
Lizzo Cuz I Love You
Megan Thee Stallion Fever
Jazmine Sullivan Heaux Tales [5]
The Weeknd After Hours
DaBaby Blame It on Baby
Megan Thee Stallion Good News
Nas King's Disease
Chloe x Halle Ungodly Hour

Multiple wins and nominations


3 nominations
2 nominations


  1. ^ "Beyoncé and Bruno Mars Top 2017 BET Awards Nominees Slate". Billboard. May 15, 2017. Retrieved May 16, 2017.
  2. ^ "DJ Khaled Leads 2018 BET Awards Nominations: See the Full List". Billboard. May 16, 2018. Retrieved May 16, 2018.
  3. ^ "Winners | BET Awards 2021". BET.
  4. ^ "Winners | BET Awards 2021". BET.
  5. ^ "Winners | BET Awards 2021". BET.
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