The Roots Music Report's
Top R&B Album Chart
for the Year of 2021

Album Title Band/Artist Name Label Sub Genre
1Collapsed in SunbeamsArlo ParksTransgressiveR&B
2Gold-Diggers SoundLeon BridgesColumbiaSoul
3WE AREJon BatisteVerveSoul
4Where Do We Go from HereDumpstaphunkMascotFunk
5Welcome 2 AmericaPrinceNPGSoul
6Have a SeatMaggie RoseStarstruckR&B
7When It's All Said and Done... Take TimeGiveonEpicSoul
8Back of My MindH.E.R.RCANeo-Soul
9Back HomeTrey SongzAtlanticSoul
10Missunderstood: the DiariesQueen NaijaCapitolSoul
11Dawn FMThe WeekndRepublicR&B
12The Wild CardLedisiListen BackSoul
13See MeLeela JamesBMGSoul
14After HoursThe WeekndUMGSoul
15Jam & Lewis, Vol. 1Jam & LewisFlyte TymeSoul
16ChilomboJhené AikoDef JamSoul
17On Earth, and in HeavenRobin ThickeLucky Music / EMPIRESoul
18Deadpan LoveCautious ClaySelf-ReleaseSoul
19Love Always WinsKemMotownSoul
20Moments in BetweenRuth B.DowntownSoul
21What's Going onDevon GilfillianCapitolR&B
22Hard UpThe BamboosPacific TheatreSoul
23My PeopleCha WaSingle LockSoul
26Blood on the VinylGuordan BanksBank On ItSoul
27All Love EverythingAloe BlaccBMGSoul
28Lianne La HavasLianne La HavasNonesuchSoul
29Spell My NameToni BraxtonIslandSoul
30Heaux Tales, Mo' Tales: the DeluxeJazmine SullivanRCAR&B
31BlackbirdsBettye LaVetteVerveSoul
32NicolletteNicollette SullivanFor ArtistsR&B
33Still Standing byMcKinley JamesRed LodgeR&B
34Freedom is LoveThe Freedom AffairSunflower SoulSoul
35RebirthRuff EndzChanceSoul
36One on OnePaul CarrackSelf-ReleaseDisco
37Dotted LineAlex Lucero & Live AgainSelf-ReleaseSoul
38Made in Lagos: Deluxe EditionWizKidStarboySoul
39TEMPORARY HIGHS in the VIOLET SKIESSnoh AalegraArtiumSoul
40- Ugh, Those Feels AgainSnoh AalegraEpicR&B
4150 Foot WomanHannah WilliamsRecord KicksFunk
42Just Dropped in (To See What Condition My Rendition Was In)Sharon Jones & The Dap-KingsDaptoneSoul
43Wide Nose Full LipsSuChArc SaiSoul
44Memories ofKaz HawkinsSelf-ReleaseSoul
45APARTAllen StoneATOSoul
46Private SpaceDurand Jones & The IndicationsDead OceansSoul
47BLK VintageBlk OdyssyAfter SchoolR&B
48What's Going onDevon GilfillianCapitolR&B
49Natural Born HustlerJosh Hoyer and Soul ColossalColor RedSoul
50A Muse in Her FeelingsdvsnOVO SoundSoul
51It is What It isThundercatBrainfeederSoul
52Promised LandThe AllergiesJalapenoSoul
53The DevonnsThe DevonnsRecord KicksMotown
54El AlimentoCimafunkTerapiaFunk
55AvalancheJulian Taylor BandGypsy SoulSoul
56Working Man BluesSonny Terry & Brownie McGheeSunset BlvdR&B
57CanopyDaniel FearsSelf-ReleaseR&B
58Hot PinkDoja CatKemosabeSoul
59Love and Hate in a Different TimeGabrielsAtlas ArtistsSoul
60GratefulElise LeGrowAwesome MusicR&B
61Soul Food: Cooking with MaceoMaceo ParkerMascotSoul
62Baby, I'm Hollywood!Judith HillRegime Music GroupR&B
63Three Little WordsDominique Fils-AimeEnsoulR&B
64The AlbumTeyana TaylorDef JamSoul
65Step UpTower of PowerArtistry MusicR&B
66Jeb Loy (feat. Cold Diamond & Mink)Jeb Loy NicholsTimmionR&B
67The Power of the OneBootsy CollinsSweetwater SoundsFunk
68DEACONserpentwithfeetSecretly CanadianR&B
69Crying for HopeGeorge Porter Jr. and Runnin' PardnersMascotFunk
70FurtherDwight & NicoleSelf-ReleaseR&B
71The Alien CoastSt. Paul & The Broken BonesATOSoul
72Bigger LoveJohn LegendColumbiaNeo-Soul
73Rise AboveTomar and the FcsSpliceSoul
74Rise AgainLaura Rain and the CaesarsLRC EntertainmentSoul
75Another SideLeo NocentelliLight In The AtticSoul
76Death or DevotionThe MotetThe MotetFunk
77It's Only UsMonophonicsColemineSoul
78Berlin SessionsBrownoutFat BeatsFunk
79This JoyResistance Revival ChorusRighteous BabeNeo-Soul
80KIWANUKAMichael KiwanukaInterscopeSoul
81Are You ReadyLeela JamesEntertainment OneSoul
82Canoga MadnessMestizo BeatCalifornia Soul MusicFunk
83Over ItSummer WalkerInterscopeSoul
84An Ode to EscapismGhost Funk OrchestraColemineR&B
85The Lightness of LoveAlvin GarrettHill EntertainmentR&B
86What a Time to Be in LoveRaheem DeVaughnSonoNeo-Soul
873.15.20Childish GambinoRCASoul
88That Rock 'n' Roll Rhythm!Tammi Savoy & The Chris Casello ComboSwelltuneR&B
89Broke-Down DeluxeAndy EpplerVelvet SyntaxR&B
90Dear Fats, I Love YouDavell CrawfordSelf-ReleaseSoul
91Travelogue - Blues Traveler ClassicsBlues TravelerA&M/UMER&B
92The Song GardenWill DowningSophisticated SoulR&B
93Friend GoalsTank and the BangasVerve ForecastSoul

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