Billboard's 10 Best R&B Albums of 2016

Billboard's 10 Best R&B Albums of 2016

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10. Gallant - Ology

Gallant - Ology
April 6, 2016
Alternative R&B
Critic Score
75
5 reviews
User Score
75
68 reviews

9. Terrace Martin - Velvet Portraits

Terrace Martin - Velvet Portraits
April 1, 2016
Neo-Soul
Critic Score
77
5 reviews
User Score
73
17 reviews

8. King - We Are King

King - We Are King
February 5, 2016
R&B
Critic Score
80
9 reviews
User Score
74
75 reviews

Debut LP We Are King finally gives the act room to stretch its crushed-velvet sound to its outer edges.

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7. Yuna - Chapters

Yuna - Chapters
May 20, 2016
R&B
Critic Score
73
3 reviews
User Score
76
13 reviews

6. Anderson .Paak - Malibu

Anderson .Paak - Malibu
January 15, 2016
Neo-Soul
Critic Score
79
15 reviews
User Score
81
580 reviews

5. Solange - A Seat at the Table

Solange - A Seat at the Table
September 30, 2016
Alternative R&B
Critic Score
86
23 reviews
User Score
83
459 reviews

4. Frank Ocean - Blonde

Frank Ocean - Blonde
August 20, 2016
Alternative R&B
Critic Score
86
33 reviews
User Score
85
782 reviews

3. John Legend - Darkness and Light

John Legend - Darkness and Light
December 2, 2016
Neo-Soul
Critic Score
71
9 reviews
User Score
69
31 reviews

2. Rihanna - ANTI

Rihanna - ANTI
January 27, 2016
R&B
Critic Score
70
28 reviews
User Score
72
463 reviews
Indeed, the end product reveals that no matter how blessed we think Rihanna is, there's something darker lurking beneath. As the album art denotes: heavy lies the crown.
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1. Beyoncé - Lemonade

Beyoncé - Lemonade
April 23, 2016
R&B
Critic Score
89
30 reviews
User Score
80
756 reviews
Original Source: http://www.billboard.com/articles/events/year-in-music-2016/7616470/best-rb-albums-2016

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