The Roots Music Report's
Top R&B Album Chart
for the Year of 2022

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Lifted
by: Trombone Shorty

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Label: Blue Note
Sub Genre: Neo-Soul
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Dawn FM
by: The Weeknd

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Label: Republic
Sub Genre: R&B
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I Am the Moon: I. Crescent
by: Tedeschi Trucks Band

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Label: Fantasy
Sub Genre: Soul
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Gold-Diggers Sound
by: Leon Bridges

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Label: Columbia
Sub Genre: Soul
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Sticking with It
by: The Dip

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Label: Dualtone
Sub Genre: Neo-Soul
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I Am the Moon: II. Ascension
by: Tedeschi Trucks Band

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Label: Fantasy
Sub Genre: Soul
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Collapsed in Sunbeams
by: Arlo Parks

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Label: Transgressive
Sub Genre: R&B
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When It's All Said and Done... Take Time
by: Giveon

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Label: Epic
Sub Genre: Soul
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9
The Alien Coast
by: St. Paul & The Broken Bones

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Label: ATO
Sub Genre: Soul
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10
WE ARE
by: Jon Batiste

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Label: Verve
Sub Genre: Soul
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11
Opportunity
by: Alex Lucero and The Live Again Band

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Label: Loose Arrow
Sub Genre: Soul
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12
TEMPORARY HIGHS in the VIOLET SKIES
by: Snoh Aalegra

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Label: Artium
Sub Genre: Soul
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13
Jam & Lewis, Vol. 1
by: Jam & Lewis

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Label: Flyte Tyme
Sub Genre: Soul
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I Am the Moon: IV. Farewell
by: Tedeschi Trucks Band

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Label: Fantasy
Sub Genre: Soul
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15
Have a Seat
by: Maggie Rose

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Label: Starstruck
Sub Genre: R&B
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Back of My Mind
by: H.E.R.

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Label: RCA
Sub Genre: Neo-Soul
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See Me
by: Leela James

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Label: BMG
Sub Genre: Soul
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18
True Story
by: PM Warson

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Label: Légère
Sub Genre: Soul
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Made in Lagos: Deluxe Edition
by: WizKid

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Label: Starboy
Sub Genre: Soul
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20
Down Every Road
by: Eli "Paperboy" Reed

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Label: Yep Roc
Sub Genre: Neo-Soul
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21
Gemini Rights
by: Steve Lacy

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Label: RCA
Sub Genre: Soul
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22
Blood on the Vinyl
by: Guordan Banks

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Label: Bank On It
Sub Genre: Soul
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23
One on One
by: Paul Carrack

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Disco
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24
Heaux Tales, Mo' Tales: the Deluxe
by: Jazmine Sullivan

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Label: RCA
Sub Genre: R&B
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I Am the Moon: III. the Fall
by: Tedeschi Trucks Band

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Label: Fantasy
Sub Genre: Soul
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Persona
by: Selah Sue

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Label: Because Music
Sub Genre: Soul
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Sankofa
by: Stokley

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Label: Bluraffe
Sub Genre: Neo-Soul
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28
El Alimento
by: Cimafunk

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Label: Terapia
Sub Genre: Funk
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29
Rise Again
by: Laura Rain and the Caesars

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Label: LRC Entertainment
Sub Genre: Soul
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30
Good Morning Gorgeous
by: Mary J. Blige

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Soul
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31
Sentimental Fool
by: Lee Fields

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Label: Daptone
Sub Genre: Soul
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WEDNESDAY'S CHILD (SIDE A)
by: Aiyana-Lee

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Label: HITCO
Sub Genre: R&B
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33
Love Always Wins
by: Kem

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Label: Motown
Sub Genre: Soul
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34
BLK Vintage
by: Blk Odyssy

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Label: After School
Sub Genre: R&B
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35
Soon Come
by: Teddy Grossman

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Label: Abraço
Sub Genre: R&B
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36
After Hours
by: The Weeknd

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Label: UMG
Sub Genre: Soul
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37
Y1
by: Yuna

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Soul
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38
Public Displays of Affection
by: Muni Long

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Label: Supergiant
Sub Genre: Soul
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39
Moments in Between
by: Ruth B.

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Label: Downtown
Sub Genre: Soul
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40
Deadpan Love
by: Cautious Clay

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Soul
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APART
by: Allen Stone

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Label: ATO
Sub Genre: Soul
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42
On Earth, and in Heaven
by: Robin Thicke

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Label: Lucky Music / EMPIRE
Sub Genre: Soul
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43
Covers from the Cave
by: The California Honeydrops

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Soul
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44
No Matter the Season
by: Eamon

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Label: Now Again
Sub Genre: Soul
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45
Wide Nose Full Lips
by: SuCh

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Label: Arc Sai
Sub Genre: Soul
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46
Green Light
by: Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal

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Label: Colossal Soul
Sub Genre: R&B
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47
Let's Say for Instance
by: Emeli Sandé

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Label: Chrysalis
Sub Genre: Soul
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48
Welcome 2 America
by: Prince

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Label: NPG
Sub Genre: Soul
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49
Back Home
by: Trey Songz

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Label: Atlantic
Sub Genre: Soul
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50
While We Still Got Time
by: Euforquestra

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Label: Color Red
Sub Genre: Funk
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51
Another Side
by: Leo Nocentelli

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Label: Light In The Attic
Sub Genre: Soul
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52
Promised Land
by: The Allergies

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Label: Jalapeno
Sub Genre: Soul
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53
Til It’s Gone
by: Ali McGuirk

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Label: Signature Sounds
Sub Genre: R&B
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Private Space
by: Durand Jones & The Indications

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Label: Dead Oceans
Sub Genre: Soul
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55
Spell My Name
by: Toni Braxton

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Label: Island
Sub Genre: Soul
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56
The Sea Drift
by: The Delines

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Label: Jealous Butcher
Sub Genre: Soul
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57
Pink Moon
by: Pink Sweat$

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Label: Atlantic
Sub Genre: Soul
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58
Night Walker / Death Waltz
by: Ghost Funk Orchestra

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Label: Karma Chief
Sub Genre: R&B
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59
Soft Spot
by: The California Honeydrops

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: R&B
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60
Thee Sacred Souls
by: Thee Sacred Souls

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Label: Daptone
Sub Genre: Neo-Soul
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Still Standing by
by: McKinley James

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Label: Red Lodge
Sub Genre: R&B
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Sage Motel
by: Monophonics

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Label: Colemine
Sub Genre: Soul
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63
Moon Rock
by: Mike Clark and The Sugar Sounds

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: R&B
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64
My People
by: Cha Wa

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Label: Single Lock
Sub Genre: Soul
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65
Power Station
by: Cory Wong

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Label: Roundwound
Sub Genre: R&B
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Reflection
by: Brandi & the Alexanders

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: R&B
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67
Three Dimensions Deep
by: Amber Mark

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Label: PMR
Sub Genre: R&B
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68
As Above, So Below
by: Sampa the Great

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Label: Loma Vista
Sub Genre: R&B
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69
The Best of Teddy Pendergrass
by: Teddy Pendergrass

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Label: Sony
Sub Genre: Soul
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70
Dig Deep Repeat
by: PM Warson

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Label: Légère
Sub Genre: Soul
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71
Piece of Me
by: Lady Wray

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Label: Big Crown
Sub Genre: Soul
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72
Electric Cowboy: Born in Carolina Mud
by: Boulevards

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Label: Normaltown
Sub Genre: R&B
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73
Step Up
by: Tower of Power

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Label: Artistry Music
Sub Genre: R&B
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Lulu and the Broadsides
by: Lulu and the Broadsides

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Label: Kismet
Sub Genre: R&B
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75
Cure the Jones
by: Mamas Gun

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Label: Monty
Sub Genre: R&B
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76
Jon Batiste: the Nominated Collection
by: Jon Batiste

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Label: Verve
Sub Genre: Soul
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77
The Latona
by: Lauren Frihauf & Ben Suyat

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Soul
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78
You Flow Through Me
by: Acoustic Soul

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Label: Emil Borgir
Sub Genre: Neo-Soul
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79
Brooklyn to Brooklin
by: Scone Cash Players

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Label: Daptone
Sub Genre: Soul
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80
I Need a Job... So I Can Buy More Auto-Tune
by: Swamp Dogg

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Label: MERLIN
Sub Genre: Soul
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81
The Devonns
by: The Devonns

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Label: Record Kicks
Sub Genre: Motown
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82
Grateful
by: Elise LeGrow

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Label: Awesome Music
Sub Genre: R&B
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83
The Wild Card
by: Ledisi

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Label: Listen Back
Sub Genre: Soul
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84
It Starts with Love
by: The Suffers

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Label: Missing Piece
Sub Genre: R&B
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85
Rise Above
by: Tomar and the Fcs

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Label: Splice
Sub Genre: Soul
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86
Through Love's Eyes
by: Lisa Love

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Label: Bindelari Music
Sub Genre: Soul
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Apollyon
by: Turkuaz

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Label: Electric Habitat
Sub Genre: Funk
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Just Dropped in (To See What Condition My Rendition Was In)
by: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

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Label: Daptone
Sub Genre: Soul
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89
Hard Up
by: The Bamboos

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Label: Pacific Theatre
Sub Genre: Soul
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Paradiso
by: Turkuaz

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Label: Electric Habitat
Sub Genre: Funk
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91
Where Do We Go from Here
by: Dumpstaphunk

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Label: Mascot
Sub Genre: Funk
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92
Hits That Stick Like Grits
by: The Shindellas

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Label: Weirdo Workshop
Sub Genre: Neo-Soul
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93
Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers
by: Kendrick Lamar

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Label: PgLang
Sub Genre: R&B
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94
Untidy Soul
by: Samm Henshaw

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Label: AWAL
Sub Genre: R&B
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95
Heaux Tales
by: Jazmine Sullivan

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Label: RCA
Sub Genre: Neo-Soul
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96
Memories of
by: Kaz Hawkins

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Soul
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97
Missunderstood: the Diaries
by: Queen Naija

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Label: Capitol
Sub Genre: Soul
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98
It's Only Us
by: Monophonics

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Label: Colemine
Sub Genre: Soul
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99
Thank You
by: Diana Ross

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Label: Decca
Sub Genre: Motown
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100
Ain't Nothing Like a Country Boy
by: Val McKnight

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Label: Ecko
Sub Genre: R&B
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101
Natural Born Hustler
by: Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal

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Label: Color Red
Sub Genre: Soul
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102
Driven
by: Gilbert O'Sullivan

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Label: BMG
Sub Genre: Neo-Soul
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103
Arcadia
by: The Buttshakers

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Label: Underdog
Sub Genre: R&B
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104
Smoking Gun
by: Deca

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Label: Deca
Sub Genre: R&B
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105
Totally Legal
by: Jacob Larson Band

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Label: Millennia Funk
Sub Genre: Funk
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106
True (You Don't Love Me) Early Recordings
by: Paul Gayten

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Label: Jasmine
Sub Genre: R&B
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107
The Lightness of Love
by: Alvin Garrett

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Label: Hill Entertainment
Sub Genre: R&B
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108
Love
by: Bradd Marquis

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Label: Soulman
Sub Genre: Neo-Soul
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109
Supermane
by: MonoNeon

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Neo-Soul
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110
Play Nice
by: Cass Clayton

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: R&B
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111
Live in London
by: Mavis Staples

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Label: Anti
Sub Genre: Soul
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112
Jeb Loy (feat. Cold Diamond & Mink)
by: Jeb Loy Nichols

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Label: Timmion
Sub Genre: R&B
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113
Smoke & Mirrors
by: Bassel & the Supernaturals

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Label: Bassel Music
Sub Genre: Soul
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