The Roots Music Report's
Top Soul Album Chart
for the Year of 2017

Album Title Band/Artist Name Label
1"Awaken, My Love!"Childish GambinoGlassnote
2Coming HomeLeon BridgesColumbia
3Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night SweatsNathaniel Rateliff & The Night SweatsBottleneck
5Billy Porter Presents: the Soul of Richard RodgersBilly PorterSony
6Got SoulRobert Randolph & The Family BandMasterworks
7Hard II LoveUsherRCA
8Strength of a WomanMary J. BligeCapitol
9EverybodyLogicDef Jam
10Did It for LoveLeela JamesBMG
11Eric BenétEric BenétBMG
12Long Song AwayKevin RossMotown
13Cheers to the FallAndra DayWarner Bros
14The Definition Of...Fantasia19 Recordings
15NaturalAndrea MarrOnly Blues Music
16Coloring BookChance The RapperSelf-Release
17DeliverancePrinceRouge Music Alliance
18Juke Joint at the Edge of the WorldRandall BramblettNew West
19Hold On!The James Hunter SixDaptone
21Weight in Gold (feat. Seal) - SingleGallantMind Of A Genius
22ChaptersYunaThe Verve
23Real One - SingleChanté MooreCM7
24SuperwomanRebecca FergusonSimco Limited
25K.Avett: RevelationsK.AvettKandeland
26Feel the RealMusiq SoulchildeOne
27ELDORADORo JamesByStorm
28Love SignalsFreddie JacksonClimax
29Don't Give Up on LoveDon BryantFat Possum
30Already All ReadyLa'Porsha RenaeMotown Records
31The SpectrumDaleyBMG Rights Management
32TLCTLC852 Musiq
33Three StripesBell Biv DeVoeeOne
35Distance - SingleOmarionAtlantic
36What if All I Was Was BlackMavis StaplesAnti
37Game ChangerJohnny GillJ Skillz
38Broken PeopleMuddy MagnoliasThird Generation
39We Can Always Come Back to ThisBrian Tyree HenryUnknown
40My Man - SingleTamar BraxtoneOne Music
41Another Love Song - SingleNe-YoMotown
42HEREAlicia KeysRCA Records
43Charlie Faye & the FayettesCharlie Faye And The FayettesSelf-Release
44Twenty Sixty FourAvery SunshineShanachie Ent. Corp
45TripJhené AikoDef Jam
46JetlaggerBette SmithFat Possum
47FreudianDaniel CaesarGolden Child
48Take Me to the AlleyGregory PorterDecca
49Black America AgainCommonDef Jam
50A Seat at the TableSolangeColumbia
51The Real Thing Don't Change - SinglePorcelanMade In Memphis
52Struggle LoveJaheimJulie's Dream Music Group
53Stone Rollin'Raphael SaadiqSony
54Bluebird of HappinessTamar BraxtonLoganLand
55In Common (The Remixes)Alicia KeysRCA
56Sea of NoiseSt. Paul & The Broken BonesRecords LLC
57Why I Love You - SingleMAJOR.BOE Music Group
58Go All inMike BiggarBusted Flat
59Life on EarthMusiq SoulchildE1 Music
60Faith (feat. Ariana Grande) [From "Sing"] - SingleStevie WonderRepublic Records
61Soul of the BayouGregg MartinezLouisiana Red Hot
62The Heart Speaks in WhispersCorinne Bailey RaeVirgin
63A Moment of MadnessIzzy BizuEpic
64Special NightLee FieldsBig Crown
65Miss Sharon Jones! (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Sharon Jones & The Dap-KingsDaptone
66Deadwood - SingleToni BraxtonDef Jam
67WomanJill ScottBlue Babe
68Strong Black Woman - SingleChrisette MicheleRichHipster/Four Kings
69Remember U - SingleMelanie FionaTitle 9 Productions
70The Best of Aretha FranklinAretha FranklinRhino
71Face Your FearCurtis HardingAnti
72Heart AttackTomar and the FcsSelf-Release
73VividVivian GreenCaroline
74In My MindBJ The Chicago KidMotown
751 Hopeful Rd.Vintage TroubleBlue Note
76JardinGabriel Garzon-MontanoStones Throw
77Take Me ApartKelelaWarp
79Move UpstairsThe Como MamsDaptone
80SkylineIzo FitzroyJalapeno
81The Carnival is Back in TownBrock ZemanSelf-Release
82The Best of Ray Charles: the Atlantic YearsRay CharlesAtlantic
83Hold onJoakim TinderholtBig H
84Fifty Miles of Elbow RoomFraser & DaleySelf-Release
85The Man Who Invented SoulSam CookeReprise
86Hooka TrainAl Wood & The WoodsmenSelf-Release
87When the Game is onGreasy GravyBig H
88100 Days, 100 NightsSharon Jones & The Dap-KingsDaptone
89SoloMichael PickettSelf-Release
90River of SoulBobby HardenNyota
91Bluewisdom, Vol. 2Yvonne MooreSelf-Release
92Electric CaféEn VogueEn Vogue
93Never TwiceNick WaterhouseInnovative Leisure
94Speed Racer - SingleMelatTALEM
95Now is the Time RevivalSelf
96Original Brunswick Hit RecordingsTyrone DavisBrunswick
97DistanceAtlanticDistance - Single
98Real OneCM7Real One - Single
99Weight in Gold (feat. Seal)Mind Of A GeniusWeight in Gold (feat. Seal) - Single
100Long Song AwayMotownLong Song Away
101I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love YouAretha FranklinAtlantic
102A River's InvitationThe California HoneydropsSelf-Release
103One NightClimaxOne Night - Single
104Start overeOneStart Over - Single
105WayBack852 MusiqWay Back (feat. Snoop Dogg) - Single
106While We're YoungDef JamWhile We're Young - Single
107My RomanceSonyBilly Porter Presents: The Soul of Richard Rodgers
108Another Love SongMotownAnother Love Song - Single
110#WHERESTHELOVE (feat. the World) - SingleThe Black Eyed PeasInterscope
111What About Wool WishbagsDenielle BasselsSelf-Release
112UnbreakableJanet JacksonRhythm Nation
113Lalah Hathaway LiveLalah HathawayEntertainment One
114RedboneGlassnote"Awaken, My Love!"
115U + Me (Love Lesson)CapitolStrength of a Woman
116GodsJohn LegendblackSUMMERS'night
117DeliveranceRouge Music AllianceDeliverance
118Best LoveThe VerveChapters
119Keep You in Mind - SingleGuordan BanksBank On It
120What I'm Feelin'Anthony HamiltonRCA Records
121RuneOneThree Stripes
122Good WomanMotown RecordsAlready All Ready
123BonesSimco LimitedSuperwoman
124My ManeOne MusicMy Man - Single
125The BuffetR. KellyRCA
126InsaneBMGEric Benét
127So I Can Have You BackPlaid Takeover#MYNAMEISJOETHOMAS
128The Matter (What Are We Here For?)KandelandK.Avett: Revelations
129Hard for MeBMGDid It for Love
1301-800-273-8255 (feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid)Def JamEverybody
131Missin URCAHard II Love
132Black RoseTyreseVoltron
133MalibuAnderson .PaakSteel Wool
134Blended Family (What You Do for Love)RCA RecordsHERE
135Carefully TaughtSonyBilly Porter Presents: The Soul of Richard Rodgers
136Thick of ItCapitolStrength of a Woman
1371990XJohn LegendblackSUMMERS'night
138UnknownLeslie Odom, Jr.Sony Music Masterworks
139Until the Pain is Gone (feat. Jill Scott)BMG Rights ManagementThe Spectrum
14030 Greatest HitsAretha FranklinAtlantic
141Black MessiahD'Angelo And The VanguardRCA
142Soulsville U.S.A. - a Celebration of StaxVarious ArtistsCraft Recordings
1435000 MilesJ SkillzGame Changer
144GenesisBrian McKnightThe SoNo Recording Group
145Acoustic SoulIndia.ArieUMG
146A Change is Gonna ComeLeela JamesWarner Bros
147Give the People What They WantSharon Jones & The Dap-KingsDaptone
148The Very Best ofAretha FranklinSony
149Durand Jones & the IndicationsDurand Jones & The IndicationsSelf-Release
150The Soul Queen of New Orleans (50th Anniversary Celebration)Irma ThomasRounder
151Child of the SeventiesBettye LaVetteRhino Atlantic
152Blues EtcCarlos del JuncoSelf-Release
153Love, Lies & Could Be'sRon BurkeSelf-Release
154Moondog HowlersMoondog HowlersSelf-Release
155FateDeep Pocket ThievesSelf
156Chuck Berry GoldChuck BerryUnknown
157The Love Songs CollectionAl GreenMotown
158The Queen of SoulAretha FranklinRhino
159Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings SoulOtis ReddingAtco
160The ArchAndroidJanelle MonaeAtlantic
161The Road from MemphisBooker T. JonesAnti
162No Time for DreamingCharles BradleyDaptone Records
163VettedZeshan BUnknown
164You've Got to Feel It!Chris PierceCalabma
165Portrait of a LegendSam CookeABKCO
166I've Got My Own Hell to RaiseBettye LaVetteAnti
167The Art of Love & WarAngie StoneStax
168What We Leave Behind (feat. Jay Nemor)Soul BasementITI
169I Learned the Hard WaySharon Jones & The Dap-KingsDaptone Records
170Ray Charles ForeverRay CharlesConcord
171A Woman Like MeBettye LaVetteBlues Express
172The American SongbookAllen ToussaintUnknown
173Aretha’s GoldAretha FranklinAtlantic
174Thankful N' ThoughtfulBettye LaVetteAnti Records
175Trial and ErrorSuChSuCh
176Electric LoveJack de KeyzerBlue Star Records
177SongbookAllen ToussaintRounder
178Heart of MemphisRobin MckelleOkeh
179Grand New BrewFrankie ThiffaultSelf-Release
180Sour MashThe Old No. 5sHigh Bar Rekkads
181SteamThe Old No. 5sSelf-Release
182The Very Best of Paul BradyPaul BradyUnknown
183Blues Blast offRicky T & the RocketsSelf-Release
184Oxford American Southern Music #18Koko TaylorSelf-Release
185Anybody Listening: Dialogues Vol 2Cécile Doo-KinguéSelf-Release
186Don't You KnowKaz Hawkins BandSelf-Release
187A Life Worth LivingMarc BroussardVanguard
188Wake Up!John LegendColumbia
189The Intimate TruthLedisiVerve
190BetterBrian McKnightSelf-Release
191Good ThangThe Soul of John BlackYellow Dog Records
192Blue NightPercy SledgeSky Ranch
193The Essential Bill WithersBill WithersSony
194A Sunshine State of MindThe Soul of John BlackYellow Dog
195Faithful ManLee FieldsTruth & Soul
196Call MeAl GreenHi Under Exclusive
197Rare & Unreleased Recordings from the Golden Reign of the Queen of SoulAretha FranklinUnknown
198Chic-ismChicWarner Bros
199VoodooD'Angelo And The VanguardVirgin Us
200NaturallySharon Jones & The Dap-KingsDaptone
201Love and HappinesAl GreenSelf Release
202Muscle Shoals SessionsAlicia KeysUniversal
203Jesus Gave Me WaterSam CookeGospel Train
204UnknownRoy WoodsOVO Sound/Warner Bros. Records Inc.
205Interpretations: the British Rock SongbookBettye LaVetteANTI
206Little Sister Got SoulAndrea MarrAmphead
207Down the RoadSoul ScratchBroken Complex
208Royal Oaks Blues CafeTrudy LynnConnor Ray Music
209What Have You Done, My Brother?Naomi Shelton & The Gospel QueensDaptone
210The Ultimate CollectionBen E. KingAtlantic
211Daptone GoldSharon Jones & The Dap-KingsDaptone
212UnknownMia MartinaIndependent
213UnknownTreh LaMonteHigher Reign Music Group
214UnknownMajid JordanOVO Sound/Warner Bros. Records
215UnknownNomadic MassiveProductions Nomadic Massive
216UnknownTory LanezMad Love / Interscope
217UnknownChloe CharlesForeseen Entertainment
218UnknownNuela CharlesNuela Charles Music
219Soul BluesDon BryantUnknown

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