Top Contemporary R&B Albums




Rate Your Music: Contemporary R&B

RankAll Time
Rank
ArtistAlbumYearSubgenre(s)Other Genre(s)
1 25 Michael Jackson Thriller 1982 Pop
2 135 Frank Ocean Channel Orange 2012 Alternative R&B
3 154 Lauryn Hill The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 1998 Neo-Soul
4 328 FKA Twigs LP1 2014 Alternative R&B Art Pop
5 358 James Blake James Blake 2011 Alternative R&B Art Pop
Electronic
6 499 Janelle Monáe The ArchAndroid 2010 Art Pop
7 557 TLC CrazySexyCool 1994
8 625 Soul II Soul Club Classics Vol. One/Keep On Movin' 1989 Dance-Pop
9 767 The Weeknd House of Balloons 2011 Alternative R&B
10 796 Janet Jackson Control 1986 Dance-Pop
11 861 Drake Take Care 2011 Pop Rap
12 932 Janet Jackson Rhythm Nation 1814 1989 Dance-Pop
Soul
13 1023 Beyoncé Beyoncé 2013
14 1060 James Blake Overgrown 2013 Alternative R&B Art Pop
15 1256 Jessie Ware Devotion 2012 Alternative R&B
16 1321 Janelle Monáe The Electric Lady 2013 Funk
17 1380 Mary J. Blige My Life 1994
18 1403 Terence Trent D'Arby Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby 1987 Soul
19 1465 Miguel Kaleidoscope Dream 2012 Alternative R&B
20 1623 Rick James Street Songs 1981 Synth Funk
21 1648 Frank Ocean Nostalgia, Ultra 2011 Alternative R&B
22 1720 Whitney Houston Whitney Houston 1985 Pop
23 1733 Janet Jackson The Velvet Rope 1997 Pop
24 1826 Alicia Keys Songs in A Minor 2001 Neo-Soul
25 1862 Mary J. Blige What's the 411? 1992 New Jack Swing
26 1885 Maxwell Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite 1996 Neo-Soul
27 1945 Michael Jackson Dangerous 1991 Pop
28 1956 Aaliyah Aaliyah 2001 Pop
29 2186 Janet Jackson janet. 1993 Dance-Pop
30 2214 Jill Scott Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1 2000 Neo-Soul
31 2244 Prince Lovesexy 1988 Funk
Pop Rock
32 2433 Cameo Word Up! 1986 Synth Funk
33 2435 Rhye Woman 2013 Alternative R&B Smooth Soul
Sophisti-Pop
34 2479 Drake Nothing Was the Same 2013 Pop Rap
35 2503 Justin Timberlake Justified 2002 Pop
36 2504 Prince & The New Power Generation O(+> ("Love Symbol Album") 1992 Funk
Pop Rock
Pop Soul
37 2674 The-Dream Love King 2010
38 2718 Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience [1 of 2] 2013 Pop
39 2786 Autre Ne Veut Anxiety 2013 Alternative R&B Art Pop
40 2793 Macy Gray On How Life Is 1999 Neo-Soul
41 2920 En Vogue Funky Divas 1992
42 2995 Beyoncé 4 2011 Pop


Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Prince & The New Power Generation Diamonds and Pearls 1991 Dance-Pop
Funk
Pop Soul
Guy Guy 1988 New Jack Swing
Neneh Cherry Homebrew 1992 Pop
How to Dress Well Total Loss 2012 Alternative R&B Ambient Pop
TLC Fanmail 1999
Mary J. Blige Mary 1999 Neo-Soul
Kelis Kaleidoscope 1999
Blood Orange Cupid Deluxe 2013 Alternative R&B Synth Funk
Ms. Dynamite A Little Deeper 2002 Neo-Soul
UK Hip Hop
Jessie Ware Tough Love 2014 Smooth Soul
How to Dress Well "What is This Heart?" 2014 Alternative R&B
Beyoncé Dangerously in Love 2003 Pop
Beyoncé B'Day 2006 Pop
Bobby Brown Don't Be Cruel 1988 New Jack Swing Dance-Pop
Destiny's Child The Writing's on the Wall 1999
R. Kelly 12 Play 1993
Usher Confessions 2004 Pop
SOHN Tremors 2014 Alternative R&B Art Pop
Soul II Soul Vol. II - 1990, A New Decade 1990 House
Destiny's Child Survivor 2001
Tony Toni Toné Sons of Soul 1993 New Jack Swing
Tinashe Aquarius 2014 Alternative R&B
Mary J. Blige No More Drama 2001
Kelela Cut 4 Me 2013 Alternative R&B UK Bass
Banks Goddess 2014 Alternative R&B
Maxwell BLACKsummers'night 2009 Neo-Soul
Chet Faker Built on Glass 2014 Alternative R&B Indietronica
Mariah Carey Butterfly 1997 Pop
Womack and Womack Conscience 1988 Soul
P.M. Dawn The Bliss Album...? 1993 Conscious Hip Hop
Pop Rap
Mariah Carey The Emancipation of Mimi 2005 Pop
Toni Braxton Toni Braxton 1993 Smooth Soul
Macy Gray The ID 2001
No Mythologies to Follow 2014 Alternative R&B Electropop
Laura Mvula Sing to the Moon 2013 Chamber Pop
Jessy Lanza Pull My Hair Back 2013 Alternative R&B
AlunaGeorge Body Music 2013 Alternative R&B Electropop
Nelly Furtado Loose 2006 Dance-Pop
Dean Blunt The Redeemer 2013 Alternative R&B Art Pop
Various Artists The Bodyguard OST 1992 Adult Contemporary
Film Soundtrack
R. Kelly Chocolate Factory 2003
Craig David Born To Do It 2000 Pop Soul
Corinne Bailey Rae Corinne Bailey Rae 2006 Pop Soul
Singer/Songwriter



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