UKMIX Urban/R&B Album of the Year 2016 - WINNER!

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Postby abi » Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:18 pm

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What is this countdown?
It's the Urban/R&B Album of The Year 2016. You guys vote for your favorite records then I will count them down until #1.

Rules

1. Listen to your favorite R&B/Urban albums of the year again, rank them from #1 (favorite) to #15 (least favorite), then PM the list to me.
2. You may submit up to 15 albums (max). There's no minimum amount of albums you can vote for. You can submit only 3 albums if you want to. Your number one will receive 15 points no matter how many albums you voted for.
3. Remember the genre. The albums that are allowed are:
- All albums that belong in this Urban/R&B section of UKMIX. (no matter how not-R&B you might think Jojo’s & BANKS’ albums are but they’re automatically allowed since their threads are in here)
- All albums that have charted within Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. You can check their stats on Wikipedia or Billboard. (means that Blood Orange’s last album is automatically eligible even though his thread is placed in Rock/Alternatives here)
- The term ‘R&B’ has been used so widely these days so there will be some Urban/R&B outsiders that I’m going to allow. For more details please see below.
4. The album has to be released between January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016.
5. You can also put some comments & list your favorite songs from each album you vote, just for fun.
6. The deadline is January 15, 2017.

Frequently Asked Questions:

May I vote for albums that are not on the list below?
Yes, as long as it’s Urban/R&B and released in the US and/or the UK between January 1st - December 31st.

Can I vote for non-English albums that belong to Urban/R&B, i.e. K-Pop or Latin?
Of course, why not.

How about mixtapes?
I’m going to allow it, so yes. As long as it contains original songs.

EP's?
Yes, as long as it contains at least 5 original tracks.


Urban/R&B Outsiders that are ALLOWED
The term ‘R&B’ has been used so loosely these days especially with the rise of PBR&B, so there will be some albums outside Urban/R&B that I’m going to allowed. Fyi I was having a hard time deciding which ones are R&B and which ones are not but after having a few talk with some members here, I’ve come up these decisions which I’m still not actually quite sure so I’m always open for further discussion.

from Pure Pop
Code: Select all
Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman
Emeli Sandé – Long Live the Angels
Haley Reinhart - Better
Jessy Lanza – Oh No
JONES – New Skin

from Rock/Alternatives
Code: Select all
Blood Orange – Freetown Sound
DJ Shadow – The Mountain Will Fall
James Blake – The Color in Anything
M.I.A. – AIM
Santigold - 99¢

from Dance/Remixes
Code: Select all
SBTRKT – SAVE YOURSELF

from K-Pop
Code: Select all
BIGBANG – MADE
Chancellor - My Full Name
Crush – Interlude
Crush – Wanderlust
DEAN – 130 Mood : TRBL
Heize - And July
Jay Park – Everything You Wanted


Urban/R&B Outsiders that are NOT ALLOWED
These are the albums that are borderline R&B but not enough to make it.
Code: Select all
BTS – Wings
Charlie Puth – Nine Track Mind
Fifth Harmony – 7/27
Katy B – Honey
Meghan Trainor – Thank You


List of Urban/R&B Albums released in 2016
Comments below if you think I've missed some.
Code: Select all
21 Savage & Metro Boomin  Savage Mode
A Tribe Called Quest    We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service
After 7   Timeless
Alicia Keys   Here
AlunaGeorge     I Remember
Ameriie   Drive
Anderson .Paak   Malibu
Ariana Grande   Dangerous Woman
ASAP Ferg   Always Strive and Prosper
BADBADNOTGOOD   V
BANKS   The Altar
Beyoncé   Lemonade
BIGBANG   MADE
BJ the Chicago Kid   In My Mind
Blood Orange   Freetown Sound
Brian McKnight   Better
Bruno Mars   24K Magic
Chance The Rapper   Coloring Book
Chancellor - My Full Name
Childish Gambino    Awaken, My Love!
Chloe X Halle   Sugar Symphony
Clams Casino   32 Levels
Corinne Bailey Rae   The Heart Speaks in Whispers
Craig David   Following My Intuition
Crush   Interlude
Crush   Wanderlust
Danny Brown     Atrocity Exhibition
Dawn Richard   Redemption
De La Soul    and the Anonymous Nobody...
Dean   130 Mood: TRBL
DJ Khaled   Major Key
DJ Shadow   The Mountain Will Fall
Drake   Views
dvsn   SEPT 5TH
Emeli Sande   Long Live The Angels
Eric Bellinger   Eric B. for President: Term 1
Eric Benet  Eric Benet
Fantasia   The Definition of...
Far East Movement   Identity
Frank Ocean   Blonde
French Montana   MC4
Gallant   Ology
Grace   FMA
Haley Reinhart    Better
Heize   And July
J. Cole   4 Your Eyez Only
Jacob Latimore    Connection
Jaheim   Struggle Love
James Blake   The Color in Anything
Jamila Woods     HEAVN
Jay Park   Everything You Wanted
Jessy Lanza   Oh No
Joe    #MyNameIsJoeThomas
John Legend   Darkness And Light
Jojo   MAD LOVE
JONES   New Skin
Justine Skye    8 Ounces
K. Michelle   More Issues Than Vogue
Kamaiyah     A Good Night in the Ghetto
Kanye West   The Life of Pablo
Kaytranada   99.90%
Keke Wyatt   Rated Love
Kendrick Lamar   Untitled Unmastered
Kevin Gates   Islah
Kid Cudi   Passion Pain & Demon Slayin'
Kilo Kish   Reflections in Real Time
KING     We Are KING
Laura Mvula   The Dreaming Room
Lion Babe   Begin
Lloyd   Tru
M.I.A.   AIM
Mac Miller   The Divine Feminine
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis   This Unruly Mess I've Made
Majid Jordan   Majid Jordan
Mavis Staples   Livin' on a High Note
Maxwell   blackSUMMER's Night
Mayer Hawthorne   Man About Town
Mila J   213
Musiq Soulchild   Life on Earth
Mya   Smoove Jones
Nao   For All We Know
Noname     Telefone
NxWorries     Yes Lawd!
PARTYNEXTDOOR   PARTYNEXTDOOR 3
Rae Stremmurd   SremmLife 2
Raleigh Ritchie    You're a Man Now, Boy
Rebecaa Ferguson   Superwoman
Rihanna   ANTI
Run the Jewels   Run the Jewels 3
Santigold   99c
SBTRKT   SAVE YOURSELF
Schoolboy Q   Black Face LP
Snoop Dogg   Coolaid
Solange   A Seat at the Table
SWV    Still
Tank   Sex Love & Pain II
The Dream    Love You to Death
The Weeknd   STARBOY
Tinashe   Nightride
Tory Lanez   I Told You
Tricky   Skilled Mechanics
Ty Dolla Signs    Campaign
Tweet   Charlene
TWENTY88  TWENTY88
Usher   Hard II Love
Various Artists   Empire: Original Soundtrack Season 2 Volume 2
Various Artists   Hidden Figures: The Album
Various Artists   Straight Outta Compton: Music from the Motion Picture
Various Artists   Suicide Squad: The Album
Various Artists   The Hamilton Mixtape
Vince Staples     Prima Donna
Wiz Khalifa   Khalifa
YG     Still Brazy
Young Thug     JEFFERY
Yuna   Chapters
Zayn   Mind of Mine


Voting opens now!
You may send your list now.

Remember, PM you list to me. Do not post your list in the thread. Happy voting y’all. :P
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Postby intosoul » Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:51 am

Can we vote already? We have to pm you? How many albums per list?
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Postby abi » Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:19 pm

intosoul wrote:Can we vote already? We have to pm you? How many albums per list?
I'd love it if you guys can wait a little bit more till Saturday/Sunday. I'm still making the design. :lol:

Also do we have any upcoming album releases later this month?
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Postby DnBLover » Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:52 pm

Yes, Kid Cudi!
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Postby intosoul » Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:54 pm

LOL
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Postby abi » Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:07 am

*UPDATED THE FIRST POST*

I'm to lazy to make a banner so I'll put up one later. :lol:
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Postby abi » Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:39 pm

Voters list so far:
1. Erotica
2. mattsky
3. ControlFreak
4. LongingHeart
5. JSparksFan
6. NothingFails
7. Ruthymon
8. Hermes
9. Biebz
10. DOSSOME
11. thankfulforkelly
12. nas4life123
13. cheapthrills
14. RayRay
15. GypsyHeart
16. Phoenixx
17. Loveguru
18. DnBLover
19. NavyUK
20. pscalp
21. intosoul
22. DoesAnybody
23. Ska8er (revised)
24. Jonathan
25. Gravity
26. stevyy
27. spiritboy
28. xerxes
29. Unbreakable34
30. Madelinefs
31. abi
32. tyguy723
33. truthless (revised)
34. minime
35. leomedar
36. BeeBoy
37. heppolo
38. Noahh
39. bluecherry
40. croatiaxtina
41. Rihab
42. nuttah
43. ludichris (revised)
44. ThaInfo1
45. Hugo
46. cristy
47. GetBack
48. flsilva
49. Swingin
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Postby abi » Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:50 pm

I'm only sure about 7 albums so far. There are several albums that I partially like such as Dangerous Woman, Hard II Love, Nightride & Mad Love but I still don't know if they worth my votes.
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Postby LongingHeart » Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:56 pm

Girl.... where is the best R&B album of the year in your list? K. Michelle - More Issues Than Vogue
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Postby abi » Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:05 pm

LongingHeart wrote:Girl.... where is the best R&B album of the year in your list? K. Michelle - More Issues Than Vogue
I forgot she exists. :lol: Added her.
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Postby DnBLover » Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:22 pm

Wait wait where's TWENTY88?
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Postby Controlfreak » Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:55 pm

Where are the following ??

SWV - Still
Tweet - Charlene
Joe - #MyNameIsJoeThomas
Jaheim - Struggle Love
After 7 - Timeless
Keke Wyatt - Rated Love
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Postby Ska8er » Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:33 am

Guys if you read abi's FAQ he clearly states that you can nominate for albums not on the list, as long as they're classified as R&B and released between January 1st - December 31st. Those are just some of his recommendations. Let's not fill up 3 pages asking about albums that are definitely eligible :wink:
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Postby DnBLover » Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:38 am

Ska8er wrote:Guys if you read abi's FAQ he clearly states that you can nominate for albums not on the list, as long as they're classified as R&B and released between January 1st - December 31st. Those are just some of his recommendations. Let's not fill up 3 pages asking about albums that are definitely eligible :wink:
All the albums must be listed. I don't keep in mind all the albums that were released in 2016, so I look at the list and decided from there.
If a key album misses the list, it won't be visible and might lose votes.
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Postby DnBLover » Sun Dec 18, 2016 1:08 am

AAArrrgh Chance the Rapper is also missing the list!
Almost forgot about it...
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Postby Jonathan » Sun Dec 18, 2016 1:27 am

add to the list:

A Tribe Called Quest — We got it from Here... Thank You 4 Your service
Childish Gambino — "Awaken, My Love!"
De La Soul — and the Anonymous Nobody...
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Postby abi » Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:11 am

Ska8er wrote:Guys if you read abi's FAQ he clearly states that you can nominate for albums not on the list, as long as they're classified as R&B and released between January 1st - December 31st. Those are just some of his recommendations. Let's not fill up 3 pages asking about albums that are definitely eligible :wink:
Yeah that list was initially only my suggestions as I can't think of literally all the R&B-related albums released this year but seeing how important it is to some people here well then I have to add all the albums I guess. Thank you though. :P
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Postby abi » Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:04 am

Added more albums based on Pitchfork & Rolling Stone's Best Albums of 2016.
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Postby abi » Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:05 am

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Best Urban Contemporary Album:
Lemonade — Beyoncé
Ology — Gallant
We Are King — KING
Malibu — Anderson .Paak
Anti — Rihanna

Best R&B Album:
In My Mind — BJ The Chicago Kid
Lalah Hathaway Live — Lalah Hathaway
Velvet Portraits — Terrace Martin
Healing Season — Mint Condition
Smoove Jones — Mya
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Postby abi » Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:08 am

Rolling Stone: 20 Best R&B Albums of 2016

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20. Chloe X Halle, 'Sugar Symphony' EP
19. Mavis Staples, 'Livin' on a High Note'
18. Childish Gambino, 'Awaken, My Love!'
17. Usher, 'Hard II Love'
16. Tinashe, 'Night Ride'
15. NxWorries, 'Yes Lawd!'
14. Fantasia, 'The Definition Of...'
13. Yuna, 'Chapters'
12. Tweet, 'Charlene'
11. Jamila Woods, 'Heavn'
10. Nao, 'For All We Know'
9. Anderson Paak, 'Malibu'
8. Dawn, 'Redemption'
7. King, 'We Are King'
6. Maxwell,'blackSUMMERS'night'
5. Alicia Keys, 'Here'
4. Blood Orange, 'Freetown Sound'
3. Solange, 'A Seat at the Table'
2. Frank Ocean, 'Blonde'
1. Beyoncé, 'Lemonade'
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Postby Guru » Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:27 am

^ Honestly, who the F is she :o
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Postby JSparksFan » Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:36 pm

It was a pretty solid year for R&B, in my opinion. This should be fun, though it's obviously a contest for second place. :lol:
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Postby Hermes » Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:57 am

Sending my list real quick ! 8-)

Edit : Voted. That was actually so hard. :o
There are at least 20 albums on the list which I love to death.
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Postby mattsky » Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:09 am

Don't forget about Khia's QUEENDOM CUM (featuring the hood classic Yum Yum Sauce)
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Postby minime » Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:56 pm

I'll work on my list around next week and send it then! I think this year will be a bit hard cuz there's so many albums I liked and unfortunately I can't add them all in :lol:
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