|Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album|
|Awarded for||Outstanding gospel albums incorporating contemporary R&B music|
|Presented by||National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences|
The Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album was an honor presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, to recording artists for quality gospel albums incorporating contemporary R&B music. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position." In 1991, the award originated as Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album, and renamed in 2007. Previously, a similar award, the Grammy Award for Best Soul Gospel Performance, Contemporary, was given from 1978 to 1983.
According to the category description guide for the 52nd Grammy Awards, the award is presented to "a newly recorded album with at least fifty-one percent R&B Gospel vocal tracks. A solo artist with a choir or chorus is eligible when the choir/chorus provides backing on what is considered an album for the solo artist."
The award was discontinued in 2012 in a major overhaul of Grammy categories. From 2012 forward, recordings in this category have been shifted to the Best Gospel Album category.
Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were presented, for works released in the previous year.
|1991||Take 6||So Much 2 Say|||
|1992||BeBe & CeCe Winans||Different Lifestyles|||
|1993||Mervyn Warren (producer) & Various Artists||Handel's Messiah: A Soulful Celebration|||
|1994||The Winans||All Out|||
|1995||Take 6||Join the Band|||
|1996||CeCe Winans||Alone In His Presence|||
|1997||Kirk Franklin & the Family||Whatcha Lookin' 4|||
|1999||Kirk Franklin||The Nu Nation Project|||
|2000||Yolanda Adams||Mountain High... Valley Low|||
|2001||Mary Mary & Warryn Campbell (producer)||Thankful|||
|2002||Yolanda Adams; Benjamin J. Arrindell, Biff Dawes, Derek Lewis (engineers)||The Experience|||
|2005||Smokie Norful||Nothing Without You|||
|2008||Fred Hammond||Free to Worship|||
|2009||Kirk Franklin||The Fight of My Life|||
|2010||Heather Headley||Audience of One|||
|2011||BeBe & CeCe Winans||Still|||
^[I] Each year is linked to the article about the Grammy Awards held that year.
|Take 6||Yolanda Adams|
|Total Wins||4 wins||3 wins||2 wins|
|Artist||Yolanda Adams||Fred Hammond||Cece Winans||Kirk Franklin
|Total Wins||8 nominations||7 nominations||5 nominations||4 nominations||3 nominations|