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Urban contemporary album of the year: 'Lemonade' or 'Anti'?

Beyoncé and Rihanna released two of 2016's most critically acclaimed albums with "Lemonade" and "Anti."  Queen Bey slayed us again with her latest groundbreaking visual album—giving us a creative personal look into her life. Rihanna's alternative effort beautifully blended many sounds and styles. Both are chart-toppersBut which is the urban contemporary album of the year? 🎤

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It's the end of the year! And throughout December, we're facing-off the best songs, albums, movies, TV shows, comic books, video games, sports, pro athletes and entertainers of 2016. The "Best of 2016" is chosen by a combination of popularity, impact, acclaim, rankings and/or amount sold. But ultimately, we want you to let us know who and what from 2016 won the year in each category.

"Lemonade" and "Anti" are among the best-selling albums of 2016 and both albums are nominated for a Grammy in the Best Urban Contemporary Album category, but which album mastered the urban contemporary sound? 

And don't forget to check out these other end of year debates:

NBA team of the year: Warriors or Cavs?

Alternative rock album of the year: 'Blackstar' or 'A Moon Shaped Pool'?

Pop vocal album of the year: 'Dangerous Woman' or 'Purpose'?

Adult contemporary album of the year: '25' or 'Illuminate'?

Trap song of the year: 'Black Beatles' or 'Panda'?

Country song of the year: 'H.O.L.Y.' or 'Humble and Kind'?

Rap rock song of the year: 'Heathens' or 'Sucker for Pain'?

Soccer player of the year: Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo?

Sci-fi TV show of the year: 'Stranger Things' or 'Westworld'?

Dance-pop collaboration of the year: 'Cheap Thrills' or 'Side to Side'?

Electro-R&B song of the year: 'Starboy' or 'Pillowtalk'?

EDM song of the year: 'Closer' or 'This Is What You Came For'?

Woke anthem of the year: 'Formation' or 'Don't Touch My Hair'?

Adult contemporary song of the year: 'Love Yourself' or 'Treat You Better'?

Disco-pop song of the year: '24K Magic' or 'Can't Stop the Feeling!'?

Men's tennis player of the year: Andy Murray or Novak Djokovic?

Women's tennis player of the year: Serena Williams or Angelique Kerber?

MLB player of the year: Mike Trout or Bryce Harper?

NFL player of the year: Dak Prescott or Tom Brady?

Dancehall-pop song of the year: 'Work' or 'One Dance'?

NBA player of the year: LeBron James or Steph Curry?

Best animated movie of the year: 'Moana' or 'Zootopia'?

Girl group anthem of the year: 'Shout Out to My Ex' or 'Work from Home'?

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Both Rolling Stone and Billboard named "Lemonade" the best album of 2016. Many fans and critics agree. 

Beyoncé scored her sixth consecutive #1 album with "Lemonade." She has never been more creative (and that's saying a lot because she's a visionary) and she has never been more personal. "Lemonade" gave us a glimpse into Beyoncé's relationship with husband Jay-Z and she created a masterpiece that many folks across generations and color lines can enjoy. 

And let's not forget her visually compelling mini-documentary (visual album) that premiered on HBO. Talk. about. making. music. history. 

"Lemonade" is not only the urban contemporary album of 2016 for mixing soul, R&B and southern hip-hop—but it may very well be the album of the year. If anything's for sure, "Lemonade" will stand the test of time. How about those lemons?! 🍋🍋🍋

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Rihanna outdid herself with the alternative, acclaimed album "Anti." She scored her second #1 album on the Billboard 200. 

If you didn't know it before then you should know it now with "Anti"—Rihanna has mastered mixing alternative R&B, dancehall, soul, hip-hop, rock, dance into one cohesive sound. That's what urban contemporary really is—a blend of crossover R&B and pop sounds. And RiRi is so urban contemporary. 

Rihanna also scored her 14th #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Work"—making her one of the top artists with the most #1 hits. Not only that, but "Needed Me" is also one of the top R&B songs of the year. RiRi can't stop making hits! Rihanna stays right on Bey's tracks, and "Anti" presents some stiff competition for "Lemonade." 

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FINAL RESULTS
Entertainment
Urban contemporary album of the year: 'Lemonade' or 'Anti'?
#TeamLemonade
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamAnti