Top Contemporary R&B Albums





Rank All Time Artist Album Subgenre(s) Other Genre(s) Year
1
25
Michael Jackson Thriller Pop 1982
2
124
Lauryn Hill The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Neo-Soul 1998
3
154
Frank Ocean Channel Orange Alternative R&B 2012
4
317
James Blake James Blake Alternative R&B Art Pop, Electronic 2011
5
351
FKA twigs LP1 Alternative R&B Art Pop 2014
6
385
Frank Ocean Blonde Alternative R&B Neo-Soul 2016
7
411
Beyoncé Lemonade Pop 2016
8
509
Janelle Monáe The ArchAndroid Art Pop 2010
9
538
TLC CrazySexyCool 1994
10
684
Soul II Soul Club Classics Vol. One/Keep On Movin' Dance-Pop 1989
11
759
SZA Ctrl Alternative R&B 2017
12
809
Janet Jackson Control Dance-Pop 1986
13
879
The Weeknd House of Balloons Alternative R&B 2011
14
925
Drake Take Care Pop Rap 2011
15
950
Beyoncé Beyoncé 2013
16
1010
Janet Jackson Rhythm Nation 1814 New Jack Swing Dance-Pop 1989
17
1030
Anderson .Paak Malibu Alternative R&B Neo-Soul 2016
18
1107
Sampha Process Alternative R&B 2017
19
1143
James Blake Overgrown Alternative R&B Art Pop 2013
20
1229
Blood Orange Freetown Sound Alternative R&B Synth Funk 2016
21
1306
Kelela Take Me Apart Alternative R&B UK Bass 2017
22
1356
Mary J. Blige My Life 1994
23
1433
Terence Trent D'Arby Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby Soul 1987
24
1514
Janet Jackson The Velvet Rope Pop 1997
25
1543
Jessie Ware Devotion Alternative R&B 2012
26
1614
Janelle Monáe The Electric Lady Funk 2013
27
1638
Whitney Houston Whitney Houston Pop 1985
28
1651
Maxwell Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite Neo-Soul 1996
29
1660
Rick James Street Songs Synth Funk 1981
30
1681
Miguel Kaleidoscope Dream Alternative R&B 2012
31
1768
Alicia Keys Songs in A Minor Neo-Soul 2001
32
1796
Frank Ocean Nostalgia, Ultra Alternative R&B 2011
33
1798
Kaytranada 99.9% Alternative R&B Funky House 2016
34
1880
Michael Jackson Dangerous Pop 1991
35
1932
Rihanna Anti Alternative R&B 2016
36
1944
Mary J. Blige What's the 411? New Jack Swing 1992
37
2053
Miguel Wildheart Alternative R&B 2015
38
2098
Janet Jackson janet. Dance-Pop 1993
39
2148
Aaliyah Aaliyah Pop 2001
40
2250
James Blake The Colour in Anything Alternative R&B Art Pop 2016
41
2405
Justin Timberlake Justified Pop 2002
42
2429
Jill Scott Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1 Neo-Soul 2000
43
2439
Prince Lovesexy Funk, Pop Rock 1988
44
2630
Jessy Lanza Oh No Alternative R&B Synthpop, UK Bass 2016
45
2705
Cameo Word Up! Synth Funk 1986
46
2726
Rhye Woman Alternative R&B Smooth Soul, Sophisti-Pop 2013
47
2741
Prince & The New Power Generation O(+> ["Love Symbol Album"] Funk, Pop Rock, Pop Soul 1992
48
2856
Drake Nothing Was the Same Pop Rap 2013
49
2881
The-Dream Love King 2010
50
2898
Macy Gray On How Life Is Neo-Soul 1999
51
2903
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience [1 of 2] Pop 2013
52
2958
Autre Ne Veut Anxiety Alternative R&B Art Pop 2013

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
En Vogue Funky Divas 1992
Guy Guy New Jack Swing 1988
TLC Fanmail 1999
Prince & The New Power Generation Diamonds and Pearls Dance-Pop, Funk, Pop Soul 1991
Mary J. Blige Mary Neo-Soul 1999
Beyoncé 4 Pop 2011
Neneh Cherry Homebrew Pop 1992
Beyoncé Dangerously in Love Pop 2003
Usher Confessions Pop 2004
Blood Orange Cupid Deluxe Alternative R&B Synth Funk 2013
How to Dress Well Total Loss Alternative R&B Ambient Pop 2012
Kelis Kaleidoscope 1999
The Weeknd Beauty Behind the Madness Alternative R&B Pop 2015
How to Dress Well "What is This Heart?" Alternative R&B 2014
Destiny's Child The Writing's on the Wall 1999
R. Kelly 12 Play 1993
Ibeyi Ash Alternative R&B Art Pop 2017
Bobby Brown Don't Be Cruel New Jack Swing Dance-Pop 1988
Jessie Ware Tough Love Smooth Soul 2014
Beyoncé B'Day Pop 2006
Ms. Dynamite A Little Deeper Neo-Soul, UK Hip Hop 2002
Drake More Life Pop Rap 2017
KING We Are KING 2016
Syd Fin Alternative R&B 2017
Drake Views Pop Rap 2016
Maxwell blackSUMMERS'night Neo-Soul 2016
Mariah Carey Butterfly Pop 1997
Tony Toni Toné Sons of Soul New Jack Swing 1993
Toni Braxton Toni Braxton Smooth Soul 1993
Dirty Projectors Dirty Projectors Alternative R&B Art Pop, Glitch Pop 2017
The Internet Ego Death Alternative R&B Neo-Soul 2015
Soul II Soul Vol. II - 1990, A New Decade House 1990
SOHN Tremors Alternative R&B Art Pop 2014
Various Artists The Bodyguard Adult Contemporary, Film Soundtrack 1992
NAO For All We Know Alternative R&B Electropop 2016
Ibeyi Ibeyi Alternative R&B Art Pop 2015
Kelela Cut 4 Me Alternative R&B UK Bass 2013
Destiny's Child Survivor 2001
Mariah Carey The Emancipation of Mimi Pop 2005
Chet Faker Built on Glass Alternative R&B Indietronica 2014
Banks Goddess Alternative R&B 2014
P.M. Dawn The Bliss Album...? Conscious Hip Hop, Pop Rap 1993
Tinashe Aquarius Alternative R&B 2014
Womack and Womack Conscience Soul 1988
Mary J. Blige No More Drama 2001
Future HNDRXX Pop Rap, Trap Rap 2017
Laura Mvula Sing to the Moon Chamber Pop 2013
Kehlani SweetSexySavage Alternative R&B 2017
Maxwell BLACKsummers'night Neo-Soul 2009
Hiatus Kaiyote Choose Your Weapon Alternative R&B Neo-Soul 2015
The Weeknd Starboy Alternative R&B Electropop 2016
Jessy Lanza Pull My Hair Back Alternative R&B 2013
No Mythologies to Follow Alternative R&B Electropop 2014
AlunaGeorge Body Music Alternative R&B Electropop 2013
Dean Blunt The Redeemer Alternative R&B Art Pop 2013
Macy Gray The ID 2001
Craig David Born To Do It Pop Soul 2000
Nelly Furtado Loose Dance-Pop 2006
Dawn Richard Blackheart Alternative R&B 2015
Jazmine Sullivan Reality Show 2015
R. Kelly Chocolate Factory 2003
Khalid American Teen Alternative R&B 2017
Young Thug Beautiful Thugger Girls Pop Rap, Trap Rap 2017
Daniel Caesar Freudian 2017
Jam City Dream a Garden Alternative R&B Hypnagogic Pop, Indietronica 2015
Corinne Bailey Rae Corinne Bailey Rae Pop Soul, Singer/Songwriter 2006