Album Of The Year

F.A.M.E., Chris Brown

After years of backlash and scandal, Brown’s F.A.M.E. was in many ways a comeback. From “She Ain’t You” to “Look at Me Now” — being bad never sounded so good.

21, Adele

Mixing delicate rhythms with her powerful vocals, the U.K. songstress’ sophomore album is a lover’s testimony of heartbreak and melancholy reflection.

Watch the Throne, Jay-Z & Kanye West

Filled with religious undertones, the spoils of riches, power and history; Jay-Z's and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne was one of the biggest collaborations of the year.

4, Beyoncé

Featuring contributions from Kanye West, Andre 3000, Babyface and Frank Ocean, Beyoncé’s 4 proved to be one of the most talked about projects of 2011.

Light of the Sun, Jill Scott

Scott’s critically acclaimed Billboard chart-topping album is a musical declaration of love — the good, the bad and the frustrating.

Passion, Pain, and Pleasure, Trey Songz

From the club to the bedroom, Trey’s fourth album was the soundtrack for any candle-lit setting for two.