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The Best R&B Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked 

Jovaughn Brown
Updated January 2, 2020 1.1k votes 39 voters 99 items

List Rules Vote up the 2010s R&B albums that stand out from the rest.

Here are the best R&B albums of the decade, ranked by fans everywhere. This list of the top 2010s R&B albums features popular music from some of the biggest R&B singers today. From Frank Ocean's 2012 Grammy winner Channel Orange to H.E.R.'s 2019 critically acclaimed self-titled album, the 2010s decade is filled with so many good R&B albums.  

Vote up the best R&B albums of the 2010s, and add your favorites if they deserve to be on this list. 

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Bridges [2014] is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best R&B Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Bridges [2014]

"Love & Sex, Pt. 2"

"If You Lose Her"

"Future Teller"

27
East Atlanta Love Letter... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best R&B Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
East Atlanta Love Letter [2018]

"Switch"

"Seasons"

"Pretty Little Fears"

28
Ella Mai [2018] is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best R&B Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Ella Mai [2018]

"Shot Clock"

"Trip"

"Watchamacallit"

29
Back to Me is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best R&B Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Back to Me [2010] By Fantasia (2010); Tracks: Collard Greens & Cornbread, Even Angels, Trust Him

Genres (Music): Soul music, Contemporary R&B

"Falling In Love Tonight"

"Bittersweet"

"I'm Doin' Me"

30
Late Nights & Early ... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best R&B Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Late Nights & Early Mornings [2011] By Marsha Ambrosius (2011); Tracks: Butterflies (remix), I Want You to Stay, Tears

Genres (Music): Soul music, Contemporary R&B

"Late Nights & Early Mornings"

"Far Away"

"Your Hands"

31
Chapter V is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best R&B Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Chapter V [2012] By Trey Songz (2012); Tracks: Interlude 4 U (Interlude), Simply Amazing, Don't Be Scared

Label: Atlantic Records

Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B

"Heart Attack"

"Simply Amazing"

"2 Reasons"

32
Starboy [2016] is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best R&B Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Starboy [2016]

"Starboy"

"Party Monster"

"Sidewalks"

33
Me. I Am Mariah... The E... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best R&B Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse [2014]

Genres (Music): Contemporary R&B, Hip hop soul

"#Beautiful"

"You Don't Know What To Do"

"Faded"

34
The Light of the Sun is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best R&B Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
The Light of the Sun [2011] By Jill Scott (2011); Tracks: Making You Wait, When I Wake Up, I Love You

Genres (Music): Soul music, Contemporary R&B, Neo soul

"So Gone"

"So In Love"

"Blessed"

35
Passion, Pain & Plea... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best R&B Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
By Trey Songz (2010); Tracks: Massage, Love Faces, Bottoms Up

Label: Atlantic Records

Genres (Music): Pop music, Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B

"Bottoms Up"

"Can't Be Friends"

"Love Faces"

36
24K Magic [2016] is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best R&B Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
24K Magic [2016]

"Finesse"

"24K Magic"

"That's What I Like"

37
Dirty Computer [2018] is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best R&B Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Dirty Computer [2018]

"Make Me Feel"

"I Got The Juice"

"Pynk"

38
Freudian [2017] is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best R&B Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Freudian [2017]

"Get You"

"Best Part"

"Blessed"

39
Souled Out [2014] is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best R&B Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Souled Out [2014]

"Spotless Mind"

"Wading"

"Promises"

40
Reality Show [2015] is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best R&B Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Reality Show [2015]

"Dumb"

"Let It Burn"

"Mascara"

41
Here [2016] is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best R&B Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Here [2016]

"Girl Can't Be Herself"

"Pawn It All"

"Blended Family"

42
Thank Me Later is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best R&B Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
By Drake (2010); Tracks: Thank Me Now, Miss Me, Cece's Interlude

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Pop music, Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B

"Up All Night"

"Find Your Love"

"Shut It Down"

43
All Around the World is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best R&B Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
All Around the World [2013] By Mindless Behavior (2013); Tracks: Brightside, I Lean, All Around the World

Genres (Music): Pop music, Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B

"All Around The World"

"Keep Her On The Low"

"Used To Be"

44
LP1 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best R&B Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
By FKA twigs (2014); Tracks: Hours, Lights On, Closer

"Two Weeks"

"Video Girl"

"Give Up"

45
The London Sessions is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best R&B Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
The London Sessions [2014] By Mary Lou Williams; Tracks: 'Round About Midnight, Yesterdays (alternate take), For You

"Doubt"

"Therapy"

"Whole Damn Year"

46
Hard II Love [2016] is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best R&B Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Hard II Love [2016]

"No Limit"

"Crash"

"Rivals"

47
Trigga [2014] is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best R&B Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Trigga [2014]

"Na Na"

"Y.A.S."

"Touchin, Lovin"

48
Smokey & Friends [20... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best R&B Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Smokey & Friends [2014]

"My Girl"

"You Really Got A Hold On Me"

"Ooh Baby Baby"

49
Tremaine the Album [2017... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best R&B Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Tremaine the Album [2017]

"Nobody Else bu You"

"Animal"

"Song Goes Off"

50
SweetSexySavage [2017] ... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best R&B Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
SweetSexySavage [2017]

"CRZY"

"Escape"

"Keep On"