The Roots Music Report's
Top Soul Album Chart
for the Year of 2020

 
Album Title Band/Artist Name Label
1Nick of TimeThe James Hunter SixDaptone
2We Get byMavis StaplesAnti
3KIWANUKAMichael KiwanukaInterscope
4Hot PinkDoja CatKemosabe
5Memories ofKaz HawkinsSelf-Release
6After HoursThe WeekndUMG
7OxnardAnderson .PaakAftermath Entertainment
8Lianne La HavasLianne La HavasNonesuch
9Work to DoMarc CohnBMG
10BlackbirdsBettye LaVetteVerve
11WorthyIndia.ArieBMG
12Homecoming: the Live AlbumBeyoncéParkwood
13Over ItSummer WalkerInterscope
14S.O.L.A.R.InayahInayahlator
15The Wild CardLedisiListen Back
16Soul Food: Cooking with MaceoMaceo ParkerMascot
17REAL LIFEEmeli SandéVirgin
18ChilomboJhené AikoDef Jam
19CASE STUDY 01Daniel CaesarGolden Child
20All Love EverythingAloe BlaccBMG
21A Muse in Her FeelingsdvsnOVO Sound
22West Coast GroovesGuthrie GovanSelf-Release
23Full CircleAngie StoneCleopatra
24AvalancheJulian Taylor BandGypsy Soul
25Dotted LineAlex Lucero & Live AgainSelf-Release
26Dinah Jane 1Dinah JaneHitco
27Poetry in MotionThe Soul RebelsMack Avenue
28Into the Purple ValleyRy CooderReprise
29Good ThingLeon BridgesSony
30The AlbumTeyana TaylorDef Jam
31B7BrandyeOne
32Back HomeTrey SongzAtlantic
33CautionMariah CareyEpic
34Jimmy LeeRaphael SaadiqColumbia
35Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night SweatsNathaniel Rateliff & The Night SweatsBottleneck
36Just Dropped in (To See What Condition My Rendition Was In)Sharon Jones & The Dap-KingsDaptone
37Love Always WinsKemMotown
38Coming HomeLeon BridgesColumbia
39Missunderstood: the DiariesQueen NaijaCapitol
40Rise AboveTomar and the FcsSplice
41The One PercentBryan Andrew WilsonCE Music
42Whatever It TakesThe James Hunter SixDaptone
43Say the WordThe AllergiesJalapeno
44It is What It isThundercatBrainfeeder
45It's Only UsMonophonicsColemine
46100 Days, 100 NightsSharon Jones & The Dap-KingsDaptone
47FeverThomas DybdahlV2
48Starts AgainTawiahFirst Word
49How the Mighty FallIzo FitzroyJalapeno
50Stay GoodBrooklyn Funk EssentialsDorado
51Land of the LivingEleanor UnderhillSelf-Release
52Call It Home, Vol. 1 & 2The California HoneydropsTubtune
53CrossoverEmma Donovan & The PutbacksHopestreet
54American GriotsLouis YorkWeirdo Workshop
55Never TwiceNick WaterhouseInnovative Leisure
56SamsaraLos CoastNew West
573.15.20Childish GambinoRCA
58Wide Nose Full LipsSuChArc Sai
59RESONANCECautious ClaySelf-Release
60I Learned the Hard WaySharon Jones & The Dap-KingsDaptone Records
61Dyna-MiteJon ClearyThirty Tigers
62IndigoChris BrownRCA
63Live in LondonMavis StaplesAnti
64Smoke & MirrorsBassel & the SupernaturalsBassel Music
65The Right TimeUral Thomas & the PainTender Loving Empire
66Acoustic SoulIndia.ArieUMG
67I'm Still LookingHazel MillerHazel Miller
68The Road from MemphisBooker T. JonesAnti
69"Awaken, My Love!"Childish GambinoGlassnote
70A Change is Gonna ComeLeela JamesWarner Bros
71Stone Rollin'Raphael SaadiqSony
72Interpretations: the British Rock SongbookBettye LaVetteANTI
73Are You ReadyLeela JamesEntertainment One
74How Do You DoMayer HawthorneUniversal
75Let LoveCommonLoma Vista
76I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love YouAretha FranklinAtlantic
77ListenKyshona ArmstrongTone Tree
78The Art of Love & WarAngie StoneStax
79Call MeAl GreenHi Under Exclusive
80The Very Best of the SpinnersThe SpinnersRhino
81The ArchAndroidJanelle MonaeAtlantic
82If All I Was Was BlackMavis StaplesAnti
83Shelby LynneShelby LynneEverso
84Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul (Collector's Edition)Otis ReddingWarner Music
85Sides (Acoustic)Emily KingATO
86I've Got My Own Hell to RaiseBettye LaVetteAnti
87Miss Sharon Jones! (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Sharon Jones & The Dap-KingsDaptone
88AtmosphereNew Orleans NightcrawlersSelf-Release
89Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings SoulOtis ReddingAtco
90In Black & WhiteFifty Dollar FriendSelf-Release
91ELDORADORo JamesByStorm
92Pure Southern SoulOtis ReddingRhino
93The Queen of SoulAretha FranklinRhino
94What Have You Done, My Brother?Naomi Shelton & The Gospel QueensDaptone
95Electric CaféEn VogueEn Vogue
96Right BrainKayla MarqueSelf-Release
971999PrinceWarner
98Black Love & WarG&DSomeothaship
99Friend GoalsTank and the BangasVerve Forecast
100American Love CallDurand Jones & The IndicationsDead Oceans
101Black Velvet: the InstrumentalsMenahan Street BandDaptone
102Look-ka Py PyThe MetersRounder
103MalibuAnderson .PaakSteel Wool
104Twenty Sixty FourAvery SunshineShanachie Ent. Corp
105The Tales People TellKelly FinniganColemine
10699 Cent DreamsEli "Paperboy" ReedYep Roc
107NaturallySharon Jones & The Dap-KingsDaptone
108Spell My NameToni BraxtonIsland
109The Essential Bill WithersBill WithersSony
110Give the People What They WantSharon Jones & The Dap-KingsDaptone
111Curtis Mayfield & the Impressions: the Anthology, 1961-1977Curtis MayfieldMCA
112A Sunshine State of MindThe Soul of John BlackYellow Dog
113No Time for DreamingCharles BradleyDaptone Records
114Good ThangThe Soul of John BlackYellow Dog Records
115The Love Songs CollectionAl GreenMotown
11630 Greatest HitsAretha FranklinAtlantic
117Minute by MinuteThe James Hunter SixGo Records
118Like You Mean ItThe California HoneydropsTubtone Records
119Don't Give Up on LoveDon BryantFat Possum
120Lou Rawls - AnthologyLou RawlsEMI
121Love AbsoluteVivian GreenSoNo
122The Best of Ray Charles: the Atlantic YearsRay CharlesAtlantic
123A River's InvitationThe California HoneydropsSelf-Release
124The Beyond / Where the Giants RoamThundercatBrainfeeder
125Hold On!The James Hunter SixDaptone
126Daptone GoldSharon Jones & The Dap-KingsDaptone
127Coloring BookChance The RapperSelf-Release
128Portrait of a LegendSam CookeABKCO
129FreudianDaniel CaesarGolden Child
130SceneryEmily KingATO
131Distant DangerNuela CharlesSelf-Release
132Take Me to the AlleyGregory PorterDecca
133Live at the Monterey International Pop FestivalOtis ReddingThe Monterey International Pop Festival Foundation
134Thankful N' ThoughtfulBettye LaVetteAnti Records
 

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