UKMIX Urban/R&B Album of the Year 2017 (WINNER!)

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Who's going to be #1?

Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.
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SZA - CTRL
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Postby abi » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:13 am

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Mabel Ivy to Roses
* Points: 38
* Voted by: Gravity, Loose, heppolo
* Genre(s): R&B, Soul, Pop
* Highlights: "Finders Keepers” (feat. Kojo Funds), "Passionfruit”, "Begging”


Ivy to Roses is the debut mixtape, written and conducted by Mabel. It was released on 13 October 2017 through Polydor Records.

It features her hit single “Finders Keepers”, featuring Kojo Funds, and appearances from regular songwriting partners Joel Pott and Josh Crocker. It also features a cover of Drake’s “Passionfruit”.


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Postby abi » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:14 am

Surprised urbanmusik didn't give any love for Mabel. All the three people that voted for her put her in their top 5.

Anyway, that Syd song is a jam. :o
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Postby Loveguru » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:43 am

Logic's effort was nice
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Postby heppolo » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:20 am

abi wrote:Surprised urbanmusik didn't give any love for Mabel. All the three people that voted for her put her in their top 5.
Mabel surpassed my initial expectations. 8-)
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Postby Gravity » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:58 am

Mabel's mixtape is cool. I need a dope album from her soon.
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Postby abi » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:27 pm

Gravity wrote:Mabel's mixtape is cool. I need a dope album from her soon.
Doesn't she have a new album out?
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Postby Loose » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:09 pm

Only 3 people voted for Mabel? :-? That does not really reflect the success of her smash hit Finders Keepers IMO.
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Postby Gravity » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:38 pm

abi wrote:
Gravity wrote:Mabel's mixtape is cool. I need a dope album from her soon.
Doesn't she have a new album out?
Nope. A mixtape, an EP and a new single.
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Postby ThaInfo1 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:38 pm

Syd was my #5. Love her album. Love the production and she made me wish I was a lesbian.
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Postby abi » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:21 am

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G-Eazy The Beautiful & Damned
* Points: 40
* Year-End Chart History:
When It’s Dark Out (#44, 2015)

* Voted by: mattsky, Phoenixx, abi, BeeBoy
* Genre(s): Hip-Hop, Pop Rap
* Highlights: "Sober” (feat. Charlie Puth), "No Limit” (feat. A$AP Rocky & Cardi B), "Pray for Me”, "Him & I” (feat. Halsey)


The Beautiful & Damned is the fourth studio album by American rapper G-Eazy. It was released on December 15, 2017, by RCA Records. It features guest appearances from Halsey, Cardi B, ASAP Rocky, Kehlani, Jay Ant, E-40, Charlie Puth and Anna of the North, among others. The album was preceded by three singles; "No Limit", "Him & I" and "Sober".


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Postby abi » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:22 am

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Ledisi Let Love Rule
* Points: 41
* Year-End Chart History:
The Truth (#34, 2013)

* Voted by: Controlfreak, ludichris, Unbreakable34, Swingin
* Genre(s): R&B, Soul
* Highlights: "High”, "Add To Me”, "Here”, "Us 4ever” (feat. BJ The Chicago Kid)


In May 2017, Ledisi released a single titled "High" produced by Darhyl "Hey DJ" Camper and Rex Rideout. Her eighth studio album called Let Love Rule was released on September 22, 2017.


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Postby abi » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:24 am

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Postby abi » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:25 am

3 out of 4 people who voted for G-Eazy put him in their top 5. I swear y'all need to check out his music. The album is a major bop! It's actually better than Eminem's for me.
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Postby LongingHeart » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:19 am

I voted for K. Michelle aswell Abi - she was my #3
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Postby abi » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:23 am

LongingHeart wrote:I voted for K. Michelle aswell Abi - she was my #3
Sorry, I copied paste her post from the previous one and forgot to change the voters list.

All people that voted for her put her in their top 5 by the way. :P
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Postby Gravity » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:24 am

I lost interest in Kmart after AWBAH.

Too lazy to check Ledisi's album out. I Blame You is still my ish.

Not here for G-Eazy.
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Postby ludichris » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:16 am

I need to check out G-Eazy in full but Love is Gone is awesome.

Ledisi album was very good but not her best although Give You More with John Legend is seriously HOT.
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Postby Controlfreak » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:43 pm

Glad to see Ledisi's album made it. It's very good.
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Postby BeeBoy » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:55 pm

abi wrote:3 out of 4 people who voted for G-Eazy put him in their top 5. I swear y'all need to check out his music. The album is a major bop! It's actually better than Eminem's for me.
This! Way better. Ya'll are sleeping on a very good rap album. The second half is actually my favourite. Love "Mama Always Told Me"and "No Less"
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Postby abi » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:14 pm

BeeBoy wrote:
abi wrote:3 out of 4 people who voted for G-Eazy put him in their top 5. I swear y'all need to check out his music. The album is a major bop! It's actually better than Eminem's for me.
This! Way better. Ya'll are sleeping on a very good rap album. The second half is actually my favourite. Love "Mama Always Told Me"and "No Less"
Yesss! I guess people are only familiar with his Pop stuff that feature Pop singers on the hook. Which is a shame, because his Hip Hop songs are actually much better.
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Postby abi » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:20 pm

Y'all I made a mistake. K. Michelle was actually #27. I mixed her up with another kind-of-popular-but-not-really R&B girl at number #30. Sorry. The real #30 coming up soon. :lol:
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Postby abi » Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:53 pm

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Keyshia Cole 11 : 11 Reset
* Points: 41
* Year-End Chart History:
Point of No Return (#48, 2014), Just Like You (#5, 2007), (#49, 00’s), The Way It Is (#63, 00’s)

* Voted by: Controlfreak, LongingHeart, Unbreakable34, Swingin, minime
* Genre(s): R&B, Soul
* Highlights: "You” (feat. Remy Ma & French Montana), "Incapable”, "Ride” (feat. Kamaiyah), "Right Time”


11:11 Reset is the seventh studio album by American singer Keyshia Cole. The album was released on October 20, 2017 by Epic Records. It succeeds Cole's sixth album Point of No Return (2014). The album was preceded by the release of two singles—"You" and "Incapable". The album debuted at number thirty-seven on the Billboard 200 Album chart.


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Postby abi » Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:54 pm

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Goapele Dreamseeker
* Points: 42
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* Voted by: Gravity, heppolo, ThaInfo1, Swingin, nuttah
* Genre(s): R&B, Soul
* Highlights: "Stay” (feat. BJ the Chicago Kid), "$ecret”, "Stand”, "Take It Over”


Goapele’s sixth album, Dreamseeker, is full of sultry R&B and stylish, minimalist beats that bring to mind Aailyah’s futuristic pop—Goapele even channels the late singer’s spirit by echoing some of her old lyrics on “$ecret,” which combines creeping grooves and rattling hi-hats with her soaring, celestial voice.


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Postby abi » Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:55 pm

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Leela James Did It For Love
* Points: 44
* Year-End Chart History:
Fall For You (#48, 2014)

* Voted by: leomedar, WakeUpMusic, Unbreakable34, Swingin
* Genre(s): R&B, Soul
* Highlights: "Don’t Want You Back”, "Hard For Me”, "Good to Love You” (feat. Dave Hollister), "All Over Again”


James' sixth album, Did It For Love was released on March 31, 2017 by Shesangz Music under license to BMG. The album has the singles "Don't Want You Back" released on October 28, 2016, "Hard for Me" released on February 25, 2017, "Don't Mean a Thang" released on March 27, 2017, and a video single "All Over Again" on May 4, 2017. The single "Don't Want You Back" reached number 1 on Billboard' Adult R&B Songs chart on April 15, 2017, becoming her highest charting single ever.


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Postby abi » Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:57 pm

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K. Michelle Kimberly: The People I Used to Know
* Points: 47
* Year-End Chart History:
More Issues That Vogue (#34, 2016), Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart? (#15, 2015), Rebellious Soul (#26, 2013)

* Voted by: LongingHeart, bluecherry, Unbreakable34, minime
* Genre(s): R&B, Soul
* Highlights: "Crazy Like You”, "Make This Song Cry”, "Takes Two” (feat. Jeremih), "Birthday”


Kimberly: The People I Used to Know is the fourth studio album by American R&B singer K. Michelle, released on December 8, 2017, through Atlantic Records. The album was preceded by the release of the singles "Birthday", "Either Way", "Make This Song Cry" and "No Not You". The album was commercially unsuccessful compared to her previous releases failing to sell 20,000 copies in the U.S.


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