Top R&B Albums




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RankAll Time
Rank
ArtistAlbumYearSubgenre(s)Other Genre(s)
1 7 Marvin Gaye What's Going On 1971 Soul
2 25 Michael Jackson Thriller 1982 Contemporary R&B Pop
3 44 Prince and The Revolution Purple Rain 1984 Synth Funk Film Soundtrack
Pop Rock
4 46 Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life 1976 Soul
5 47 Stevie Wonder Innervisions 1973 Soul
6 48 James Brown Live' at the Apollo 1963 Rhythm & Blues
Soul
7 57 Sly and the Family Stone There's a Riot Goin' On 1971 Funk
Soul
8 69 Otis Redding Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul 1965 Deep Soul
9 103 Aretha Franklin I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You 1967 Deep Soul
10 104 Dusty Springfield Dusty in Memphis 1969 Pop Soul Blue Eyed Soul
11 130 Amy Winehouse Back to Black 2006 Rhythm & Blues
Soul
Pop
12 135 Frank Ocean Channel Orange 2012 Alternative R&B
13 141 Stevie Wonder Talking Book 1972 Soul
14 152 Aretha Franklin Lady Soul 1968 Southern Soul
15 154 Lauryn Hill The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 1998 Contemporary R&B
Neo-Soul
16 175 Curtis Mayfield Superfly 1972 Chicago Soul
Funk
Film Soundtrack
17 191 Sly and the Family Stone Stand! 1969 Funk
Psychedelic Soul
18 206 Marvin Gaye Let's Get It On 1973 Smooth Soul
19 209 Prince and The Revolution 1999 1982 Synth Funk Pop
20 246 Funkadelic One Nation Under a Groove 1978 P-Funk Funk Rock
21 278 Elvis Presley From Elvis in Memphis 1969 Country Soul Blue Eyed Soul
22 286 Parliament Mothership Connection 1975 P-Funk
23 313 Al Green Call Me 1973 Southern Soul
24 328 FKA Twigs LP1 2014 Alternative R&B Art Pop
25 330 Ray Charles Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music 1962 Country Soul
Rhythm & Blues
26 353 Little Richard Here's Little Richard 1957 Rhythm & Blues Rock & Roll
27 358 James Blake James Blake 2011 Alternative R&B Art Pop
Electronic
28 385 Isaac Hayes Hot Buttered Soul 1969 Soul
29 400 James Brown Sex Machine 1970 Funk
Soul
30 427 Herbie Hancock Head Hunters 1973 Jazz-Funk Jazz Fusion
31 447 D'Angelo Voodoo 2000 Neo-Soul
32 452 Prince Dirty Mind 1980 Synth Funk Pop Rock
33 462 Funkadelic Maggot Brain 1971 Funk Funk Rock
34 471 The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones/England's Newest Hit Makers 1964 Rhythm & Blues Blues Rock
35 499 Janelle Monáe The ArchAndroid 2010 Contemporary R&B Art Pop
36 507 Curtis Mayfield Curtis 1970 Chicago Soul
37 557 TLC CrazySexyCool 1994 Contemporary R&B
38 583 Bobby Bland Two Steps from the Blues 1961 Rhythm & Blues
39 598 Erykah Badu Baduizm 1997 Neo-Soul
40 625 Soul II Soul Club Classics Vol. One/Keep On Movin' 1989 Contemporary R&B Dance-Pop
41 628 Al Green Let's Stay Together 1972 Smooth Soul
Southern Soul
42 653 Al Green I'm Still in Love with You 1972 Southern Soul
43 662 Adele 21 2011 Pop Soul
44 669 D'Angelo and The Vanguard Black Messiah 2014 Neo-Soul
45 675 The Rolling Stones Out of Our Heads 1965 Rhythm & Blues Rock
46 686 Prince and The Revolution Parade 1986 Psychedelic Soul Film Soundtrack
Pop Rock
47 694 Sly and the Family Stone Fresh 1973 Funk
Psychedelic Soul
48 709 Them The Angry Young Them/Them (featuring Here Comes the Night) 1965 Rhythm & Blues
49 710 Bo Diddley Bo Diddley 1958 Rhythm & Blues Rock & Roll
50 713 Gnarls Barkley St. Elsewhere 2006 Neo-Soul Experimental Hip Hop
51 738 Sam Cooke Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963 1985 Southern Soul
52 751 Otis Redding The Dock of the Bay 1968 Southern Soul
53 752 Dr. John Gris-Gris 1968 New Orleans R&B Psychedelic Rock
54 767 The Weeknd House of Balloons 2011 Alternative R&B
55 781 David Bowie Young Americans 1975 Soul Blue Eyed Soul
Pop Rock
56 796 Janet Jackson Control 1986 Contemporary R&B Dance-Pop
57 808 Marvin Gaye Here, My Dear 1978 Smooth Soul
58 820 Tina Turner Private Dancer 1984 Soul Pop Rock
59 821 Otis Redding Complete & Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul 1966 Deep Soul
60 822 Ike and Tina Turner River Deep - Mountain High 1966 Rhythm & Blues
Soul
61 847 D'Angelo Brown Sugar 1995 Neo-Soul
62 851 Ray Charles The Genius of Ray Charles 1959 Soul Vocal Jazz
63 855 Laura Nyro Eli and the Thirteenth Confession 1968 Pop Soul
Rhythm & Blues
Blue Eyed Soul
Singer/Songwriter
64 861 Drake Take Care 2011 Contemporary R&B Pop Rap
65 918 The Rolling Stones No. 2/The Rolling Stones Now! 1965 Rhythm & Blues Blues Rock
66 927 Sam Cooke Night Beat 1963 Southern Soul
67 932 Janet Jackson Rhythm Nation 1814 1989 Contemporary R&B
Soul
Dance-Pop
68 944 The Neville Brothers Yellow Moon 1989 New Orleans R&B
Soul
69 947 Anita Baker Rapture 1986 Smooth Soul
70 956 Stevie Wonder Fulfillingness' First Finale 1974 Soul
71 1022 Isaac Hayes Shaft 1971 Funk
Soul
Film Score
72 1023 Beyoncé Beyoncé 2013 Contemporary R&B
73 1060 James Blake Overgrown 2013 Alternative R&B Art Pop
74 1065 Joe Cocker Mad Dogs and Englishmen 1970 Rhythm & Blues Blue Eyed Soul
Rock
75 1072 Miles Davis On the Corner 1972 Jazz-Funk Jazz Fusion
76 1087 The O'Jays Back Stabbers 1972 Philly Soul
77 1120 Aretha Franklin Amazing Grace 1972 Southern Soul Gospel
78 1138 Smokey Robinson and The Miracles Going to a Go-Go 1965 Soul
79 1164 The Isley Brothers 3+3 1973 Funk
Psychedelic Soul
80 1189 Marvin Gaye Midnight Love 1982 Pop Soul
Smooth Soul
81 1204 Fela and Africa 70 Zombie 1976 Afrobeat
82 1211 Stevie Wonder Music of My Mind 1972 Funk
Soul
83 1256 Jessie Ware Devotion 2012 Alternative R&B
84 1283 Erykah Badu New Amerykah Part One (4th World War) 2008 Neo-Soul
85 1296 James Brown Live' at the Apollo, Volume II 1968 Funk
Soul
86 1302 Etta James At Last! 1960 Rhythm & Blues
Soul
87 1305 The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go 1964 Pop Soul Girl Group
88 1321 Janelle Monáe The Electric Lady 2013 Contemporary R&B
Funk
89 1326 Otis Redding Live in Europe 1967 Southern Soul
90 1346 James Brown The Payback 1973 Funk
Soul
91 1356 Solomon Burke Don't Give Up On Me 2002 Southern Soul
92 1380 Mary J. Blige My Life 1994 Contemporary R&B
93 1390 Prince and The Revolution Around the World in a Day 1985 Psychedelic Soul Neo-Psychedelia
Pop Rock
94 1400 Booker T. & The MG's Green Onions 1962 Rhythm & Blues
Soul
95 1403 Terence Trent D'Arby Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby 1987 Contemporary R&B
Soul
96 1441 Average White Band AWB 1974 Smooth Soul
97 1465 Miguel Kaleidoscope Dream 2012 Alternative R&B
98 1491 Al Green The Belle Album 1977 Southern Soul
99 1505 Chuck Berry After School Session 1957 Rhythm & Blues Rock & Roll
100 1530 Sister Sledge We Are Family 1979 Pop Soul Disco



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