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

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Gold-Diggers Sound
by: Leon Bridges

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Label: Columbia
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WE ARE
by: Jon Batiste

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Label: Verve
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Welcome 2 America
by: Prince

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Label: NPG
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When It's All Said and Done... Take Time
by: Giveon

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Label: Epic
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Back Home
by: Trey Songz

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Label: Atlantic
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Missunderstood: the Diaries
by: Queen Naija

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Label: Capitol
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The Wild Card
by: Ledisi

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Label: Listen Back
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See Me
by: Leela James

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Label: BMG
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After Hours
by: The Weeknd

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Label: UMG
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Jam & Lewis, Vol. 1
by: Jam & Lewis

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Label: Flyte Tyme
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Chilombo
by: Jhené Aiko

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Label: Def Jam
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On Earth, and in Heaven
by: Robin Thicke

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Label: Lucky Music / EMPIRE
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Deadpan Love
by: Cautious Clay

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Label: Self-Release
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Love Always Wins
by: Kem

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Label: Motown
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Moments in Between
by: Ruth B.

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Label: Downtown
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Hard Up
by: The Bamboos

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Label: Pacific Theatre
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My People
by: Cha Wa

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Label: Single Lock
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B7
by: Brandy

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Label: eOne
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Blood on the Vinyl
by: Guordan Banks

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Label: Bank On It
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All Love Everything
by: Aloe Blacc

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Label: BMG
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Lianne La Havas
by: Lianne La Havas

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Label: Nonesuch
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Spell My Name
by: Toni Braxton

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Label: Island
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Blackbirds
by: Bettye LaVette

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Label: Verve
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Freedom is Love
by: The Freedom Affair

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Label: Sunflower Soul
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Rebirth
by: Ruff Endz

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Label: Chance
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Dotted Line
by: Alex Lucero & Live Again

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Label: Self-Release
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Made in Lagos: Deluxe Edition
by: WizKid

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Label: Starboy
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TEMPORARY HIGHS in the VIOLET SKIES
by: Snoh Aalegra

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Label: Artium
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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
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Wide Nose Full Lips
by: SuCh

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Label: Arc Sai
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Memories of
by: Kaz Hawkins

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Label: Self-Release
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Natural Born Hustler
by: Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal

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Label: Color Red
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APART
by: Allen Stone

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Label: ATO
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Private Space
by: Durand Jones & The Indications

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Label: Dead Oceans
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A Muse in Her Feelings
by: dvsn

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Label: OVO Sound
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Promised Land
by: The Allergies

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Label: Jalapeno
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Avalanche
by: Julian Taylor Band

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Label: Gypsy Soul
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Hot Pink
by: Doja Cat

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Label: Kemosabe
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Love and Hate in a Different Time
by: Gabriels

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Label: Atlas Artists
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Soul Food: Cooking with Maceo
by: Maceo Parker

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Label: Mascot
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The Album
by: Teyana Taylor

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Label: Def Jam
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The Alien Coast
by: St. Paul & The Broken Bones

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Label: ATO
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Rise Above
by: Tomar and the Fcs

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Label: Splice
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Rise Again
by: Laura Rain and the Caesars

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Label: LRC Entertainment
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Another Side
by: Leo Nocentelli

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Label: Light In The Attic
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It's Only Us
by: Monophonics

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Label: Colemine
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KIWANUKA
by: Michael Kiwanuka

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Label: Interscope
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Are You Ready
by: Leela James

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Label: Entertainment One
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Over It
by: Summer Walker

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Label: Interscope
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3.15.20
by: Childish Gambino

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Label: RCA
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Dear Fats, I Love You
by: Davell Crawford

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Label: Self-Release
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Friend Goals
by: Tank and the Bangas

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Label: Verve Forecast
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Music Life
by: Mia Doi Todd

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Label: City Zen
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We're New Again: a Reimagining by Makaya McCraven
by: Gil Scott-Heron & Makaya McCraven

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Label: XL Recordings
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Live in London
by: Mavis Staples

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Label: Anti
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American Griots
by: Louis York

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Label: Weirdo Workshop
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We Get by
by: Mavis Staples

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Label: Anti
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American Love Call
by: Durand Jones & The Indications

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Label: Dead Oceans
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Love Absolute
by: Vivian Green

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Label: SoNo
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Atmosphere
by: New Orleans Nightcrawlers

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Label: Self-Release
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Nick of Time
by: The James Hunter Six

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Label: Daptone
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KEYS
by: Alicia Keys

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Label: AK Worldwide
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Right Brain
by: Kayla Marque

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Label: Self-Release
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Crossover
by: Emma Donovan & The Putbacks

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Label: Hopestreet
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99 Cent Dreams
by: Eli "Paperboy" Reed

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Label: Yep Roc
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Let Love
by: Common

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Label: Loma Vista
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The Daptone Super Soul Revue Live at the Apollo
by: Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens

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Label: Daptone
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The Best of Teddy Pendergrass
by: Teddy Pendergrass

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Label: Sony
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Perfect Union
by: Kool & The Gang

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Label: Omnivore
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Give Me More Love
by: Al Green

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Label: Fat Possum
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In Black & White
by: Fifty Dollar Friend

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Label: Self-Release
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The Grand Alliance
by: The Grand Alliance

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Label: Fasor
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The Latona
by: Lauren Frihauf & Ben Suyat

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Worthy
by: India.Arie

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Label: BMG
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The Last Word
by: The O'Jays

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Label: S-Curve
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Sides (Acoustic)
by: Emily King

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Label: ATO
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Covers from the Cave
by: The California Honeydrops

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Label: Self-Release
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Shelby Lynne
by: Shelby Lynne

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Label: Everso
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