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
65Night Time PeopleThe BamboosBMGR&B
66100 Days, 100 NightsSharon Jones & The Dap-KingsDaptoneSoul
67FeverThomas DybdahlV2Soul
68Star TimeJames BrownPolydorFunk
69Live at Sun StudioThe Movers & ShakersSelf-ReleaseR&B
70Starts AgainTawiahFirst WordSoul
71How the Mighty FallIzo FitzroyJalapenoSoul
72Stay GoodBrooklyn Funk EssentialsDoradoSoul
73Land of the LivingEleanor UnderhillSelf-ReleaseSoul
74Call It Home, Vol. 1 & 2The California HoneydropsTubtuneSoul
75CrossoverEmma Donovan & The PutbacksHopestreetSoul
76AfroclecticPlunky & OnenessSelf-ReleaseR&B
77TotemThe MotetSelf-ReleaseFunk
78Sis.KIRBYSelf-ReleaseR&B
79American GriotsLouis YorkWeirdo WorkshopSoul
80Never TwiceNick WaterhouseInnovative LeisureSoul
81Live from Austin, TxDelbert McClinton & Self-Made MenNew WestR&B
8288 Elmira St.Danny GattonElektraR&B
83Step into ItFunktionSelf-ReleaseFunk
84Death or DevotionThe MotetThe MotetFunk
85The HangRedtenbacher's FunkestraRSBFunk
86PAULPJ MortonMortonR&B
87The Lion King: the GiftBeyoncéSonyR&B
88SamsaraLos CoastNew WestSoul
893.15.20Childish GambinoRCASoul
90The Best of the Tru Thoughts YearsThe BamboosTru ThoughtsR&B
91Wide Nose Full LipsSuChArc SaiSoul
92RESONANCECautious ClaySelf-ReleaseSoul
93I Learned the Hard WaySharon Jones & The Dap-KingsDaptone RecordsSoul
94RedRoomJ. HowellJT ProductionsR&B
95Dyna-MiteJon ClearyThirty TigersSoul
96IndigoChris BrownRCASoul
97Soul Side of TownTower of PowerArtistry MusicR&B
98ExodusBrian McKnightThe SoNo Recording GroupR&B
99Hear from HereEric RobersonBlue Erro SoulNeo-Soul
100Live in LondonMavis StaplesAntiSoul
101KIKIKiana LedéRepublicNeo-Soul
102GenesisThe ShindellasWeirdo WorkshopR&B
103SurfacingR.Lum.RIslandR&B
104TimelessDay Kornegay45 RiotsR&B
105Heroes & GodsRahsaan PattersonShanachieNeo-Soul
106The Fun OnesRJD2Self-ReleaseR&B
107Love and CompromiseMahaliaWarnerR&B
108Forever YoursJ. BrownMoCha MusicR&B
109CeeLo Green is Thomas CallawayCee Lo GreenBMGDisco
110Romantique, Pt. 2Will DowningSophisticated SoulDisco
111Smoke & MirrorsBassel & the SupernaturalsBassel MusicSoul
112Chasing SummerSiRTop DawgR&B
113The Right TimeUral Thomas & the PainTender Loving EmpireSoul
114Tubman.Avery R. YoungFPER&B
115GREY AreaLittle SimzAge 101R&B
116That Rock 'n' Roll Rhythm!Tammi Savoy & The Chris Casello ComboSwelltuneR&B
117VenturaAnderson .PaakAftermathR&B
118Audacity CompleteKevin RossArt Society Music GroupR&B
119World Wide FunkBootsy CollinsMascotFunk
120Acoustic SoulIndia.ArieUMGSoul
121Neville JacobsNeville JacobsHarmonizedFunk
122I'm Still LookingHazel MillerHazel MillerSoul
123Pieces of MindWrite MindedSelf-ReleaseR&B
124TimelessAfter 7eOne MusicR&B
125The Road from MemphisBooker T. JonesAntiSoul
126"Awaken, My Love!"Childish GambinoGlassnoteSoul
127A Change is Gonna ComeLeela JamesWarner BrosSoul
128Romantique, Pt. 1Will DowningSophisticated SoulR&B
129Third Wall ChroniclesThe Pimps Of JoytimeSugar RoadFunk
130Stone Rollin'Raphael SaadiqSonySoul
131Every Great Motown Hit of Marvin GayeMarvin GayeMotownMotown
132Interpretations: the British Rock SongbookBettye LaVetteANTISoul
133Are You ReadyLeela JamesEntertainment OneSoul
134NylaMarsha AmbrosiuseOne MusicR&B
135How Do You DoMayer HawthorneUniversalSoul
136Let LoveCommonLoma VistaSoul
137I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love YouAretha FranklinAtlanticSoul
138ListenKyshona ArmstrongTone TreeSoul
139Higher!Sly & The Family StoneSonyFunk
140The Art of Love & WarAngie StoneStaxSoul
141This JoyResistance Revival ChorusRighteous BabeNeo-Soul
142Funky MotherAnalog SonColor RedR&B
143ICONOLOGY - EPMissy ElliottAtlanticR&B
144All or NothingCalvin RichardsonShanachieR&B
145Call MeAl GreenHi Under ExclusiveSoul
146The Very Best of the SpinnersThe SpinnersRhinoSoul
147A Strange ArrangementMayer HawthorneStones ThrowR&B
148Green OnionsBooker T. & The M.G.'sWarnerR&B
149The ArchAndroidJanelle MonaeAtlanticSoul
150If All I Was Was BlackMavis StaplesAntiSoul
151Shelby LynneShelby LynneEversoSoul
152ManifestationMaurice WhiteSoulmusicR&B
153Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul (Collector's Edition)Otis ReddingWarner MusicSoul
154Lovin' on YouJeffrey DenniseOne MusicR&B
155Love, Sex, & ReligionJohnta AustinAustin Ent.Neo-Soul
156MasterpeaceMontell JordanMasterpeaceNeo-Soul
157Family AffairTamika ScottBrolic Ent.Neo-Soul
158Sides (Acoustic)Emily KingATOSoul
159GoldOhio PlayersMercuryR&B
160I've Got My Own Hell to RaiseBettye LaVetteAntiSoul
161Small ChangeTom WaitsAsylumR&B
162Miss Sharon Jones! (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Sharon Jones & The Dap-KingsDaptoneSoul
163Can I Tell You Something?Mo MoshiriURBNETR&B
164AtmosphereNew Orleans NightcrawlersSelf-ReleaseSoul
165Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings SoulOtis ReddingAtcoSoul
166H.E.R.H.E.R.RCAR&B
167Dance with YouChris JasperGold CityR&B
168In Black & WhiteFifty Dollar FriendSelf-ReleaseSoul
169Dance to the MusicSly & The Family StoneOne MediaFunk
17050th Anniversary CollectionJames BrownUniversalFunk
171Where Do We Go from HereDumpstaphunkMascotFunk
172Talking BookStevie WonderUniversal Motown RecordsR&B
173FireEuforquestraEuforquestraFunk
174ELDORADORo JamesByStormSoul
175Pure Southern SoulOtis ReddingRhinoSoul
176Soul with a Capital "S" - the Best of Tower of PowerTower of PowerSonyFunk
177Junco Partner: Very Best of James Wayne 1950-1955James WayneJasmineR&B
178The Queen of SoulAretha FranklinRhinoSoul
179What Have You Done, My Brother?Naomi Shelton & The Gospel QueensDaptoneSoul
180Electric CaféEn VogueEn VogueSoul
181Queen NaijaQueen NaijaCapitolR&B
 

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