The Roots Music Report's
Top Soul Album Chart
for the Year of 2019

 
Album Title Band/Artist Name Label
1We Get byMavis StaplesAnti
2Good ThingLeon BridgesSony
3Talk - SingleKhalidRCA
4OxnardAnderson .PaakAftermath Entertainment
5Work to DoMarc CohnBMG
6Silver & StoneMike FarrisCompass
7CautionMariah CareyEpic
8Whatever It TakesThe James Hunter SixDaptone
999 Cent DreamsEli "Paperboy" ReedYep Roc
10American Love CallDurand Jones & The IndicationsDead Oceans
11Live in LondonMavis StaplesAnti
12UnstoppableCandi StatonBeracah
13HyperionGesaffelsteinColumbia
14KIWANUKAMichael KiwanukaInterscope
15That Magic - SingleIndia.ArieBMG
16Commitment - SingleMonicaMONDEENISE
17Full CircleAngie StoneCleopatra
18Sex & CigarettesToni BraxtonDef Jam
19Dyna-MiteJon ClearyThirty Tigers
20Build (feat. Arin Ray) - SingleJustine SkyeRoc Nation
21Shame - SingleMaxwellColumbia
22Testify - SingleRobin ThickeEmpire
23Greatest Love - SingleCiaraBeauty Marks
24Summertime Magic - SingleChildish GambinoSony
25Sparrow - SingleEmeli SandéVirgin EMI
26EX - SingleKiana LedéRepublic
27'Til It's over - SingleAnderson .PaakOBE
28Into the Purple ValleyRy CooderReprise
29Jimmy LeeRaphael SaadiqColumbia
30CASE STUDY 01Daniel CaesarGolden Child
31Dose - SingleCiaraBeauty Marks
32Dinah Jane 1Dinah JaneHitco
33Strength of a WomanMary J. BligeCapitol
34Spirit (From Disney's "The Lion King") - SingleBeyoncéWalt Disney
35Play It All DayTerry BlershSelf-Release
36Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night SweatsNathaniel Rateliff & The Night SweatsBottleneck
37Triggered (freestyle) - SingleJhené AikoDef Jam
38One Last Time (44 Remix) - SingleChristopher Jackson, Barack Obama & BeBe WinansHamilton Uptown
39Unshaken - SingleD'Angelo And The VanguardRCA
40WorthyIndia.ArieBMG
41FreudianDaniel CaesarGolden Child
42Get out and Get It - SingleDevon GilfillianCapitol
43Dirty ComputerJanelle MonaeAtlantic
44ReflectionsThe TemptationsUMG
45IndigoChris BrownRCA
46Ocean (feat. Khalid) - SingleMartin GarrixSony
47Homecoming: the Live AlbumBeyoncéParkwood
48Love SignalsFreddie JacksonClimax
49How Many Ways (feat. K-Ci) - SingleKeith SweatRED Music
50Brooklyn in the Summer - SingleAloe BlaccXIX
51West Coast GroovesGuthrie GovanSelf-Release
52SamsaraLos CoastNew West
53AvalancheJulian Taylor BandGypsy Soul
54The Tales People TellKelly FinniganColemine
55Stay GoodBrooklyn Funk EssentialsDorado
56Me + You - SingleMonicaMonDeenise
57Another Love Song - SingleNe-YoMotown
58Over ItSummer WalkerInterscope
59REAL LIFEEmeli SandéVirgin
60I Feel for You (Acoustic Demo) / I Feel for You - SinglePrinceWarner Bros.
61Coming HomeLeon BridgesColumbia
62Strong Black Woman - SingleChrisette MicheleRichHipster/Four Kings
63Got SoulRobert Randolph & The Family BandMasterworks
64I'm Probably Gonna Rock Your World - SingleLogicDef Jam
65Poetry in MotionThe Soul RebelsMack Avenue
66Dear Fats, I Love YouDavell CrawfordSelf-Release
67Up All Night - SingleKhalidRCA
68Time Machine - SingleAlicia KeysRCA
69S.O.L.A.R.InayahInayahlator
70Life IIVivian SessomsRopeadope
71Are You ReadyLeela JamesEntertainment One
72Blinding Lights - SingleThe WeekndXO Republic
73Electric CaféEn VogueEn Vogue
74Never TwiceNick WaterhouseInnovative Leisure
75Love in the WindThe Sha La DasDaptone
76In the CutJake Najor & the Moment of TruthThe Redwoods
77How Do You DoMayer HawthorneUniversal
78Call It Home, Vol. 1 & 2The California HoneydropsTubtune
79The Last WordThe O'JaysS-Curve
80OutcastLiz BrasherFat Possum
81MalibuAnderson .PaakSteel Wool
82Deadwood - SingleToni BraxtonDef Jam
83The Right TimeUral Thomas & the PainTender Loving Empire
84What if All I Was Was BlackMavis StaplesAnti
85Hey Brother (Do Unto Others) / Soul Fugue - SingleThe Family DaptoneDaptone
86The Carnival is Back in TownBrock ZemanSelf-Release
87Everything HereThe SuffersShanachie
88The Mike Duke Project... Took a WhileMike DukeLittle Village Foundation
89Black Love & WarG&DSomeothaship
90SceneryEmily KingATO
91Summer with FriendsDaniLeighDef Jam
92Amazing Grace: the Complete RecordingsAretha FranklinRhino
93Remember U - SingleMelanie FionaTitle 9 Productions
94Hearts Ain't Gonna Lie - SingleArlissaPositiva
95A Change is Gonna ComeLeela JamesWarner Bros
96Upside - SingleJudith HillSelf-Release
97"Awaken, My Love!"Childish GambinoGlassnote
98Better with TimePersonal TouchSelf-Release
99Stupid Happy - SingleABISelf-Release
100Loving U Blind - SingleElle VarnereOne Music
101This is America - SingleChildish GambinoUnknown
102Otis Redding - the Ultimate Legends SeriesOtis ReddingUnknown
103SpyboyCha WaUPT Music
104So Much Life - SingleReady for the WorldReady For The World Music
105ApolloSt. Paul & The Broken BonesRECORDS, LLC
106Queen of Soul-Atlantic RecordAretha FranklinWarner Music
107Lift Your SpiritAloe BlaccInterscope Records
108Soul of a WomanShay DeniseSoulMop
109100 Days, 100 NightsSharon Jones & The Dap-KingsDaptone
110Don't Give Up on LoveDon BryantFat Possum
111Wide Nose Full LipsSuChArc Sai
112DreamAngie StoneShanachie Entertaiment
113A River's InvitationThe California HoneydropsSelf-Release
114I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You (Mono)Aretha FranklinRCA
115Painted ImageLiz BrasherFat Possum
116Morning in AmericaDurand Jones & The IndicationsDead Oceans
117Wake Up!John LegendColumbia
118Take Me ApartKelelaWarp
119I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love YouAretha FranklinAtlantic
120What Have You Done, My Brother?Naomi Shelton & The Gospel QueensDaptone
121Broken PeopleMuddy MagnoliasThird Generation
122The Art of Love & WarAngie StoneStax
123Acoustic SoulIndia.ArieUMG
124Loving U BlindElle VarnereOne Music
125Confident (feat. the MB's) - SingleCliff BeachCalifornia Soul Music
126VoodooD'Angelo And The VanguardVirgin Us
127Chuck Berry GoldChuck BerryUnknown
128Out of the BlueWillie HightowerAce
129It Gets BetterRyan ShawDynotone
130Amazing Grace: the Complete Recordings (Live)Aretha FranklinRhino Atlantic
131Home (The Dockside Sessions)Marc BroussardG-Man Touring
132The Queen of SoulAretha FranklinRhino
133Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings SoulOtis ReddingAtco
134Hold On!The James Hunter SixDaptone
135The Ultimate CollectionBen E. KingAtlantic
136Call MeAl GreenHi Under Exclusive
137What We Leave Behind (feat. Jay Nemor)Soul BasementITI
138That's the Woman - SingleLaMorris WilliamsUnknown
139Alright - SingleMike YungSelf-Release
140Stone LoveAngie StoneSony Music
141Complete & Unbelievable...The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul (50th Anniversary Edition)Otis ReddingRhino Atlantic
142Curtis (Expanded Edition)Curtis MayfieldWoodstock Tapes
143Pour Me (feat. Wale) Feat. WaleElle VarnereOne Music
144A Place I Knew BeforeJoel AnsettJoel Ansett
145Beg, Scream & Shout!: Vol. 3 (US Release)Otis ReddingWarner Music
146So Full of LoveThe O'JaysLucasRecords
147Half Mile HarvestThe Teskey BrothersHarvest Mile
148The Very Best ofAretha FranklinSony
149The Road from MemphisBooker T. JonesAnti
150Spirit in the DarkAretha FranklinAtlantic / Warner
151A Brand New Me: Aretha Franklin (with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)Aretha FranklinRhino Atlantic
152CadillacJoel AnsettJoel Ansett
153Blu DeDeep Pocket ThievesSapphirerose Records LLC
154100 60sEdwin StarrUniversal Music
155The Definitive Collection : the Dock of the BayOtis ReddingWarner Music (Australia)
156No Time for Cryin'Mavis StaplesAnti/Epitaph
157Cold War (Stripped)Cautious ClayNone
158LocomotiveDeep Pocket ThievesSapphirerose Records Llc.
159Colonial MentalityKokoroko Afrobeat CollectiveSofar Sounds
160Let's Do the BoogalooTimmy ThomasBGP
161World PeaceIndia.ArieUnknown
162Mavis Staples I'll Take You There: an All-Star Concert Celebration (Live)Mavis Staples & Aaron NevilleBlackbird Production Partners LLC
163Miss Sharon Jones! (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Sharon Jones & The Dap-KingsDaptone
164The Very Best of Aretha Franklin: the 70'sAretha FranklinAtlantic
165We Get by (feat. Ben Harper)Ben HarperAnti/Epitaph
166Live at the Monterey International Pop Festival;Stax/Volt - the Complete Singles 1959-1968 - Volume 6Otis ReddingRhino Atlantic;Warner Bros.
167The Man Who Invented SoulSam CookeReprise
168I've Got My Own Hell to RaiseBettye LaVetteAnti
169Very Best of the SpinnersSpinnersRhino
170I Learned the Hard WaySharon Jones & The Dap-KingsDaptone Records
171Cheers to the FallAndra DayWarner Bros
172Portrait of a LegendSam CookeABKCO
173Adam Robert ThomasAdam Robert ThomasSelf Release
174VentriloquismMeshell NdegeocelloBelieve
175Turning Back the Hands of Time, the Soul of Tyrone DavisTyrone DavisEdsel
176Iron Fist (Original Soundtrack)Anderson .PaakSteel Wool / OBE
1777"Lee Fields & The ExpressionsBig Crown Records
178GotItBadSt. Paul & The Broken BonesRECORDS, LLC
179Music & Highlights: the Greatest Soul HitsAretha FranklinMusic & Highlights
180Free SoulAl GreenJVC
181Under My SkinBen l'Oncle SoulUniversal Music Division Decca Records France
182Keep on Keeping On: Curtis Mayfield Studio Albums 1970-1974 (Remastered)Curtis MayfieldRhino
183Laugh to Keep from CryingNat Turner RebellionPhilly Groove Records/Reservoir Media Management, Inc.
184Motown Legacy: the Songs of Norman Whitfield (International Version)The TemptationsUniversal Music
185Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul [Collector's Edition]Otis ReddingRhino Atlantic
1861999PrinceWarner
18730 Greatest HitsAretha FranklinAtlantic
188Sea of NoiseSt. Paul & The Broken BonesRecords LLC
189Give the People What They WantSharon Jones & The Dap-KingsDaptone
190Faithful ManLee FieldsTruth & Soul
191Little Sister Got SoulAndrea MarrAmphead
192Hold onJoakim TinderholtBig H
193UnknownSadie HartIndependent
194Show Me StateSadie HartSelf Release
195ChangeMavis StaplesAnti/Epitaph
196Casual EncounterDoug ShortsDaptone
197Stone Rollin'Raphael SaadiqSony
198A Sunshine State of MindThe Soul of John BlackYellow Dog
199The Essential Lou RawlsLou RawlsSony BMG
200Falling Faster Than You Can RunNathaniel Rateliff & The Night SweatsMod y Vi Records
201Blue NightPercy SledgeSky Ranch
2021 Hopeful Rd.Vintage TroubleBlue Note
203The ArchAndroidJanelle MonaeAtlantic
204Chic-ismChicWarner Bros
205UnknownOtis ReddingRhino
206Atlantic Rhythm & Blues 4: 1958-62The CoastersAtlantic
207BlackSUMMERS'nightMaxwellColumbia
208Hitnrun Phase TwoPrinceNPG
209Coloring BookChance The RapperSelf-Release
21020th Century Masters - the Millennium Collection: the Best of Kool & the GangKool & The GangIsland Mercury
211The Best of Sam CookeSam CookeUnknown
212A Seat at the TableSolangeColumbia
213Face Your FearCurtis HardingAnti
214Distant DangerNuela CharlesSelf-Release
215Janet.Janet JacksonUnknown
216Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, Vol. 1 & 2Ray CharlesConcord
217The Hi Records Singles CollectionAl GreenFat Possum Records
218Aretha Franklin: Greatest Hits (1980-1994)Aretha FranklinARISTA
219Purple Rain (Deluxe)PrinceWarner Bros.
220You Are My JoyThe Burroughsthe burroughs
221The #1 Rock 'n' Roll CollectionFontella BassUniversal Music Enterprises
222Soul MasterEdwin StarrRevolver Records
22350 Rockin' Oldies, Vol. 6CommodoresForever Classic Hits
224Mavis Staples I'll Take You There: an All-Star Concert Celebration (Live)Mavis StaplesBlackbird Production Partners LLC
225Don’t You Know (feat. Aaron Frazer)Durand Jones & The IndicationsDead Oceans
226Sounds of FunkFabulous CapricesGoldmine
227Big Little Lies (Music from the HBO Limited Series)Leon BridgesColumbia
228Voice from the ShadowsMary GreshamSoulscape Records
229The Slip / Forever in LoveThe BurroughsColor Red
230Hit the Road StaxEddie FloydStax
231Who is Jill Scott? (Words and Sounds Vol. 1)Jill ScottV2 Records Benelux
232Queen Alone (Instrumentals)Lady WrayBig Crown Records
233The Slip / Forever in Love - SingleThe BurroughsColor Red
234The R&B Masters from 1957 to 1960The CoastersLove Vision
2357"Isaac HayesGalaxy Sound Co.
236Hey Brother (Do Unto Others) / Soul FugueThe Family DaptoneDaptone Records
237The Collection [Collection]Gladys Knight & The PipsR.B Nostalgia
238Jersey GirlCorinne Bailey RaeDualtone Music Group, Inc.
239AnytimeMavis StaplesAnti/Epitaph
240Magic Winter SoundsSam Cooke69 digital
241Fire & Black Moon RisingBlack PumasATO Records
242Mavis Staples I'll Take You There: an All-Star Concert Celebration (Deluxe & Live)Gregg AllmanBlackbird Production Partners LLC
243MonstersLos CoastNew West Records
244The Christmas Album 2016Mariah CareyColumbia
 

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