The Roots Music Report's
Top R&B Album Chart
for the Year of 2020

 
Album Title Band/Artist Name Label Sub Genre
1Nick of TimeThe James Hunter SixDaptoneSoul
2We Get byMavis StaplesAntiSoul
3KIWANUKAMichael KiwanukaInterscopeSoul
4Hot PinkDoja CatKemosabeSoul
5Memories ofKaz HawkinsSelf-ReleaseSoul
6Bigger LoveJohn LegendColumbiaNeo-Soul
7After HoursThe WeekndUMGSoul
8OxnardAnderson .PaakAftermath EntertainmentSoul
9Lianne La HavasLianne La HavasNonesuchSoul
10Work to DoMarc CohnBMGSoul
11BlackbirdsBettye LaVetteVerveSoul
12WorthyIndia.ArieBMGSoul
13MasterpeaceJamesDavisMotownNeo-Soul
14Play NiceCass ClaytonSelf-ReleaseR&B
15Homecoming: the Live AlbumBeyoncéParkwoodSoul
16Over ItSummer WalkerInterscopeSoul
17S.O.L.A.R.InayahInayahlatorSoul
18The Wild CardLedisiListen BackSoul
19Soul Food: Cooking with MaceoMaceo ParkerMascotSoul
20KairosNicole BusRoc NationR&B
21REAL LIFEEmeli SandéVirginSoul
22ChilomboJhené AikoDef JamSoul
23Ella MaiElla Mai10 SummersR&B
24U Kin B the SunFrazey FordArts & CraftsR&B
25CASE STUDY 01Daniel CaesarGolden ChildSoul
26All Love EverythingAloe BlaccBMGSoul
27RougeYunaVerveR&B
28A Muse in Her FeelingsdvsnOVO SoundSoul
29West Coast GroovesGuthrie GovanSelf-ReleaseSoul
30Full CircleAngie StoneCleopatraSoul
31AvalancheJulian Taylor BandGypsy SoulSoul
32Dotted LineAlex Lucero & Live AgainSelf-ReleaseSoul
33Dinah Jane 1Dinah JaneHitcoSoul
34Poetry in MotionThe Soul RebelsMack AvenueSoul
35Into the Purple ValleyRy CooderRepriseSoul
36Good ThingLeon BridgesSonySoul
37South of I-10Sonny LandrethBMGR&B
38AthenaSudan ArchivesStones ThrowR&B
39The AlbumTeyana TaylorDef JamSoul
40B7BrandyeOneSoul
41Back HomeTrey SongzAtlanticSoul
42Steel HeartsSeason AmmonsCobalt BlueR&B
43CautionMariah CareyEpicSoul
44Jimmy LeeRaphael SaadiqColumbiaSoul
45Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night SweatsNathaniel Rateliff & The Night SweatsBottleneckSoul
46Just Dropped in (To See What Condition My Rendition Was In)Sharon Jones & The Dap-KingsDaptoneSoul
47Love & ConflictMartha WashPurple RoseFunk
48Love Always WinsKemMotownSoul
49The DevonnsThe DevonnsRecord KicksMotown
50- Ugh, Those Feels AgainSnoh AalegraEpicR&B
51Coming HomeLeon BridgesColumbiaSoul
52Missunderstood: the DiariesQueen NaijaCapitolSoul
53Step UpTower of PowerArtistry MusicR&B
54Rise AboveTomar and the FcsSpliceSoul
55The One PercentBryan Andrew WilsonCE MusicSoul
56ReadyElla Mai10 SummersNeo-Soul
57What's Going onDevon GilfillianCapitolR&B
58Guitar GumboTom PrincipatoPowerhouseR&B
59Whatever It TakesThe James Hunter SixDaptoneSoul
60Say the WordThe AllergiesJalapenoSoul
61It is What It isThundercatBrainfeederSoul
62IntrospectionAngela MunozLinear LabsR&B
63Collapsed in SunbeamsArlo ParksTransgressiveR&B
64It's Only UsMonophonicsColemineSoul
65100 Days, 100 NightsSharon Jones & The Dap-KingsDaptoneSoul
66FeverThomas DybdahlV2Soul
67Star TimeJames BrownPolydorFunk
68Live at Sun StudioThe Movers & ShakersSelf-ReleaseR&B
69Starts AgainTawiahFirst WordSoul
70How the Mighty FallIzo FitzroyJalapenoSoul
71Stay GoodBrooklyn Funk EssentialsDoradoSoul
72Land of the LivingEleanor UnderhillSelf-ReleaseSoul
73Call It Home, Vol. 1 & 2The California HoneydropsTubtuneSoul
74CrossoverEmma Donovan & The PutbacksHopestreetSoul
75AfroclecticPlunky & OnenessSelf-ReleaseR&B
76Sis.KIRBYSelf-ReleaseR&B
77American GriotsLouis YorkWeirdo WorkshopSoul
78Never TwiceNick WaterhouseInnovative LeisureSoul
79Live from Austin, TxDelbert McClinton & Self-Made MenNew WestR&B
80Step into ItFunktionSelf-ReleaseFunk
81Death or DevotionThe MotetThe MotetFunk
82The HangRedtenbacher's FunkestraRSBFunk
83PAULPJ MortonMortonR&B
84The Lion King: the GiftBeyoncéSonyR&B
85SamsaraLos CoastNew WestSoul
863.15.20Childish GambinoRCASoul
87Wide Nose Full LipsSuChArc SaiSoul
88RESONANCECautious ClaySelf-ReleaseSoul
89I Learned the Hard WaySharon Jones & The Dap-KingsDaptone RecordsSoul
90RedRoomJ. HowellJT ProductionsR&B
91Dyna-MiteJon ClearyThirty TigersSoul
92IndigoChris BrownRCASoul
93The Right TimeUral Thomas & the PainTender Loving EmpireSoul
94Soul Side of TownTower of PowerArtistry MusicR&B
95ExodusBrian McKnightThe SoNo Recording GroupR&B
96Hear from HereEric RobersonBlue Erro SoulNeo-Soul
97Live in LondonMavis StaplesAntiSoul
98KIKIKiana LedéRepublicNeo-Soul
99GenesisThe ShindellasWeirdo WorkshopR&B
100SurfacingR.Lum.RIslandR&B
101TimelessDay Kornegay45 RiotsR&B
102Heroes & GodsRahsaan PattersonShanachieNeo-Soul
103The Fun OnesRJD2Self-ReleaseR&B
104Love and CompromiseMahaliaWarnerR&B
105Forever YoursJ. BrownMoCha MusicR&B
106CeeLo Green is Thomas CallawayCee Lo GreenBMGDisco
107Romantique, Pt. 2Will DowningSophisticated SoulDisco
108Smoke & MirrorsBassel & the SupernaturalsBassel MusicSoul
109Chasing SummerSiRTop DawgR&B
110Tubman.Avery R. YoungFPER&B
111GREY AreaLittle SimzAge 101R&B
112That Rock 'n' Roll Rhythm!Tammi Savoy & The Chris Casello ComboSwelltuneR&B
113VenturaAnderson .PaakAftermathR&B
114Audacity CompleteKevin RossArt Society Music GroupR&B
115World Wide FunkBootsy CollinsMascotFunk
116Acoustic SoulIndia.ArieUMGSoul
117Neville JacobsNeville JacobsHarmonizedFunk
118I'm Still LookingHazel MillerHazel MillerSoul
119Pieces of MindWrite MindedSelf-ReleaseR&B
120TimelessAfter 7eOne MusicR&B
121"Awaken, My Love!"Childish GambinoGlassnoteSoul
122A Change is Gonna ComeLeela JamesWarner BrosSoul
123Romantique, Pt. 1Will DowningSophisticated SoulR&B
124Third Wall ChroniclesThe Pimps Of JoytimeSugar RoadFunk
125Stone Rollin'Raphael SaadiqSonySoul
126Every Great Motown Hit of Marvin GayeMarvin GayeMotownMotown
127Are You ReadyLeela JamesEntertainment OneSoul
128NylaMarsha AmbrosiuseOne MusicR&B
129How Do You DoMayer HawthorneUniversalSoul
130Let LoveCommonLoma VistaSoul
131ListenKyshona ArmstrongTone TreeSoul
132GoldOhio PlayersMercuryR&B
133Higher!Sly & The Family StoneSonyFunk
134The Art of Love & WarAngie StoneStaxSoul
135This JoyResistance Revival ChorusRighteous BabeNeo-Soul
136Funky MotherAnalog SonColor RedR&B
137ICONOLOGY - EPMissy ElliottAtlanticR&B
138All or NothingCalvin RichardsonShanachieR&B
139Call MeAl GreenHi Under ExclusiveSoul
140A Strange ArrangementMayer HawthorneStones ThrowR&B
141Green OnionsBooker T. & The M.G.'sWarnerR&B
142The ArchAndroidJanelle MonaeAtlanticSoul
143If All I Was Was BlackMavis StaplesAntiSoul
144Shelby LynneShelby LynneEversoSoul
145ManifestationMaurice WhiteSoulmusicR&B
146Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul (Collector's Edition)Otis ReddingWarner MusicSoul
147Lovin' on YouJeffrey DenniseOne MusicR&B
148Love, Sex, & ReligionJohnta AustinAustin Ent.Neo-Soul
149MasterpeaceMontell JordanMasterpeaceNeo-Soul
150Family AffairTamika ScottBrolic Ent.Neo-Soul
151Sides (Acoustic)Emily KingATOSoul
152Small ChangeTom WaitsAsylumR&B
153Miss Sharon Jones! (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Sharon Jones & The Dap-KingsDaptoneSoul
154Can I Tell You Something?Mo MoshiriURBNETR&B
155AtmosphereNew Orleans NightcrawlersSelf-ReleaseSoul
156Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings SoulOtis ReddingAtcoSoul
157H.E.R.H.E.R.RCAR&B
158Dance with YouChris JasperGold CityR&B
159In Black & WhiteFifty Dollar FriendSelf-ReleaseSoul
160Dance to the MusicSly & The Family StoneOne MediaFunk
16150th Anniversary CollectionJames BrownUniversalFunk
162Where Do We Go from HereDumpstaphunkMascotFunk
163Talking BookStevie WonderUniversal Motown RecordsR&B
164FireEuforquestraEuforquestraFunk
165ELDORADORo JamesByStormSoul
166Pure Southern SoulOtis ReddingRhinoSoul
167Soul with a Capital "S" - the Best of Tower of PowerTower of PowerSonyFunk
168Junco Partner: Very Best of James Wayne 1950-1955James WayneJasmineR&B
169The Queen of SoulAretha FranklinRhinoSoul
170What Have You Done, My Brother?Naomi Shelton & The Gospel QueensDaptoneSoul
171Electric CaféEn VogueEn VogueSoul
172Queen NaijaQueen NaijaCapitolR&B
 

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