With new releases from superstars like Toni Braxton, John Legend, and India.Arie, the 2010s marked a great decade for R&B music. The best R&B albums of the 2010s encompassed sounds ranging from funk to pop, hip-hop to soul, but all of them share a creative spark that was noticed by listeners and Grammy voters alike. These Grammy nominated 2010s albums are well worth celebrating.
Who will you find on this list of best 2010s album nominees? R. Kelly might be best known for his club hits, but his album Love Letter is all about romance. The album was nominated for a Grammy in 2012, and Kelly was nominated again in 2013 for his follow-up, Write Me Back. After more than a decade away from the music scene, D'Angelo won the Grammy for Best R&B Album for his 2016 release, Black Messiah. American Idol winner Fantasia was also popular among fans and Grammy voters throughout the '10s. Other notable entries on this 2010s R&B albums list include Aloe Blacc's Lift Your Spirit and F.A.M.E. by Chris Brown.Do you have a favorite R&B album from the decade? Vote your personal picks up to the top of the list.