The Best R&B Albums Of 2022

The top R&B albums released this year may be considered some of the best albums of 2022 across every music genre. From industry royalty Mary J. Blige and The Weeknd to on-the-rise singer-songwriters GIVĒON and Ravyn Lenae, some of your favorite multi-talented superstars are shattering glass ceilings with unparalleled soul and innovative hip-hop/funk inspired projects. Controversial heartthrob Chris Brown is back with his tenth studio album Breezy, and R&B superstar Kehlani dropped their highly-anticipated third album, Blue Water Road

Which 2022 R&B album will win a Grammy next year? How many of these records will surpass a billion streams across Spotify and Apple Music? Vote below for your favorite new R&B albums, and feel free to check out these artists' discography lists afterwards if you'd like to discover more of their greatest studio R&B albums of all time.


  • Dawn FM
    1
    The Weeknd
    41 votes
    • Genres (Music): Synth-pop, City pop
    Dawn FM is the fifth studio album by Canadian singer and songwriter the Weeknd. It was released through XO and Republic Records on January 7, 2022. The album is narrated by Jim Carrey, and features ...more
  • Give or Take
    2
    50 votes
    • Genres (Music): R&B, Soul
    Give or Take is the debut album by American R&B singer-songwriter GIVĒON, released June 24, 2022, via Not So Fast and Epic Records.
  • Breezy
    3
    Chris Brown
    60 votes
    • Genres (Music): R&B, Hip-hop, Pop
    Breezy is the tenth studio album by American singer Chris Brown, released on June 24, 2022 as the follow-up to his 2019 album Indigo. The artists featured on the album are Lil Durk, Capella Grey, ...more
  • Blue Water Road
    4
    32 votes
    • Genres (Music): R&B, Orchestral pop
    Blue Water Road is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Kehlani, released on April 29, 2022, through TSNMI and Atlantic Records. It serves as the "lighter" follow-up to their second ...more
  • Good Morning Gorgeous
    5
    37 votes
    • Genres (Music): R&B, Hip hop
    Good Morning Gorgeous is the fourteenth studio album by American singer Mary J. Blige, released on February 11, 2022, through 300 Entertainment and her Mary Jane Productions imprint. It marks her ...more
  • HYPNOS
    6
    Ravyn Lenae
    30 votes
    • Genres (Music): R&B, Neo soul
    HYPNOS is the debut album by American singer and songwriter Ravyn Lenae. It was released on May 20, 2022, through Atlantic Records. The album includes guest appearances and production from Monte ...more