The Roots Music Report's
Top Soul Album Chart
for the Year of 2021

Album Title Band/Artist Name Label
1Gold-Diggers SoundLeon BridgesColumbia
2WE AREJon BatisteVerve
3Welcome 2 AmericaPrinceNPG
4When It's All Said and Done... Take TimeGiveonEpic
5Back HomeTrey SongzAtlantic
6Missunderstood: the DiariesQueen NaijaCapitol
7The Wild CardLedisiListen Back
8See MeLeela JamesBMG
9After HoursThe WeekndUMG
10Jam & Lewis, Vol. 1Jam & LewisFlyte Tyme
11ChilomboJhené AikoDef Jam
12On Earth, and in HeavenRobin ThickeLucky Music / EMPIRE
13Deadpan LoveCautious ClaySelf-Release
14Love Always WinsKemMotown
15Moments in BetweenRuth B.Downtown
16Hard UpThe BamboosPacific Theatre
17My PeopleCha WaSingle Lock
19Blood on the VinylGuordan BanksBank On It
20All Love EverythingAloe BlaccBMG
21Lianne La HavasLianne La HavasNonesuch
22Spell My NameToni BraxtonIsland
23BlackbirdsBettye LaVetteVerve
24Freedom is LoveThe Freedom AffairSunflower Soul
25RebirthRuff EndzChance
26Dotted LineAlex Lucero & Live AgainSelf-Release
27Made in Lagos: Deluxe EditionWizKidStarboy
29Just Dropped in (To See What Condition My Rendition Was In)Sharon Jones & The Dap-KingsDaptone
30Wide Nose Full LipsSuChArc Sai
31Memories ofKaz HawkinsSelf-Release
32APARTAllen StoneATO
33Private SpaceDurand Jones & The IndicationsDead Oceans
34Natural Born HustlerJosh Hoyer and Soul ColossalColor Red
35A Muse in Her FeelingsdvsnOVO Sound
36It is What It isThundercatBrainfeeder
37Promised LandThe AllergiesJalapeno
38AvalancheJulian Taylor BandGypsy Soul
39Hot PinkDoja CatKemosabe
40Love and Hate in a Different TimeGabrielsAtlas Artists
41Soul Food: Cooking with MaceoMaceo ParkerMascot
42The AlbumTeyana TaylorDef Jam
43The Alien CoastSt. Paul & The Broken BonesATO
44Rise AboveTomar and the FcsSplice
45Rise AgainLaura Rain and the CaesarsLRC Entertainment
46Another SideLeo NocentelliLight In The Attic
47It's Only UsMonophonicsColemine
48KIWANUKAMichael KiwanukaInterscope
49Are You ReadyLeela JamesEntertainment One
50Over ItSummer WalkerInterscope
513.15.20Childish GambinoRCA
52Dear Fats, I Love YouDavell CrawfordSelf-Release
53Friend GoalsTank and the BangasVerve Forecast
54Music LifeMia Doi ToddCity Zen
55We're New Again: a Reimagining by Makaya McCravenGil Scott-Heron & Makaya McCravenXL Recordings
56Live in LondonMavis StaplesAnti
57American GriotsLouis YorkWeirdo Workshop
58We Get byMavis StaplesAnti
59American Love CallDurand Jones & The IndicationsDead Oceans
60Love AbsoluteVivian GreenSoNo
61AtmosphereNew Orleans NightcrawlersSelf-Release
62Nick of TimeThe James Hunter SixDaptone
63KEYSAlicia KeysAK Worldwide
64Right BrainKayla MarqueSelf-Release
65CrossoverEmma Donovan & The PutbacksHopestreet
6699 Cent DreamsEli "Paperboy" ReedYep Roc
67Let LoveCommonLoma Vista
68The Daptone Super Soul Revue Live at the ApolloNaomi Shelton & The Gospel QueensDaptone
69The Best of Teddy PendergrassTeddy PendergrassSony

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