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The Best New R&B Albums Of 2020

Updated October 17, 2020 1.0k votes 163 voters 1.2k views21 items

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Here are the best new R&B albums of 2020, ranked by fans of rhythm and blues and soul music. Many of the hottest R&B artists in the world right now have 2020 albums coming out, such as Alicia Keys and The Weeknd. Singer Jhené Aiko has also gotten off to a good start in 2020 with the release of her third album, Chilombo, in March. 

What do you think will be the top 10 R&B releases in 2020? Do you think any of them will stand up to the best R&B albums of all time?

Vote up your favorite new 2020 R&B albums below, and be sure to add any that you feel we may have missed. 

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  • 1
    good to know
    180
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  • 2
    After Hours
    115
    4

    After Hours

    The Weeknd

    "Heartless"

    "Blinding Lights"

    "In Your Eyes"

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  • 3
    Bigger Love
    115
    5

    Bigger Love

    John Legend
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    Spell My Name
    92
    1

    Spell My Name

    Toni Braxton

    "Do It"

    "Dance"

    "Spell My Name"

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  • 5
    MANTIC
    84
    1

    MANTIC

    Ro James
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  • 6
    The Album
    81
    2

    The Album

    Teyana Taylor
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  • 7
    Love Always Wins
    54
    1

    Love Always Wins

    Kem
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  • 8
    Kiki
    34
    4

    Kiki

    Kiana Ledé

    "Cancelled."

    "Movin."

    "Mad At Me."

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  • 9
    Chilombo
    24
    14

    Chilombo

    Jhené Aiko

    "B.S." (feat. H.E.R.)

    "10k Hours" (feat. Nas)

    "Lightning & Thunder" (feat. John Legend)

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  • 10
    Everything Means Nothing

    "Hot Girl Bummer"

    "Me & Ur Ghost"

    "Queen of Broken Hearts"

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  • 11
    B7
    11
    5

    B7

    Brandy

    "Baby Mama"

    "Borderline"

    "No Tomorrow"

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  • 12
    A Muse In Her Feelings

    "No Good"

    "Still Pray for You"

    "Miss Me?"

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  • 13
    It Was Good Until It Wasn't

    "Can I"

    "Real Hot Girl Skit"

    "Belong to the Streets Skit"

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  • 14
    Before Love Came to Kill Us

    "Figures"

    "Imported"

    "Love in the Dark"

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  • 15
    Fearless
    8
    10

    Fearless

    Fleur East

    "Favourite Thing"

    "Figured Out"

    "Size"

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  • 16
    Partymobile
    11
    14

    Partymobile

    PartyNextDoor

    "Loyal"

    "The News"

    "Split Decision"

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  • 17
    3.15.20
    7
    8

    3.15.20

    Childish Gambino

    "0.00"

    "Algorhythm"

    "Time"

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  • 18
    Bury the Moon
    7
    11

    Bury the Moon

    Ásgeir

    "Pictures"

    "Youth"

    "Breathe"

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  • 19
    What Kinda Music
    5
    11

    What Kinda Music

    Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes

    "I Did It For You"

    "Last 100"

    "Kyiv"

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  • 20
    Græ
    2
    7

    Græ

    Moses Sumney

    "Virile"

    "Polly"

    "Me in 20 Years"

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  • 21
    Alicia
    7
    22

    Alicia

    Alicia Keys

    "Show Me Love"

    "Time Machine"

    "Underdog"

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