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 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:48 am

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What is this countdown?
It's the Urban/R&B Album of The Year 2017. 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 Fergie’ album is but it's automatically allowed since its thread is in here)
- All albums that have charted within either Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, Billboard Top R&B Albums or Billboard Top Rap Albums. You can check their stats on Wikipedia or Billboard. (means that Calvin Harris’s last album is automatically eligible even though his thread is placed in Dance & Electronic 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, 2017 to December 31, 2017.
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, 2018.

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 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
Fifth Harmony   Fifth Harmony
Nelly Furtado   The Ride
Sam Smith   The Thrill of It All

from Rock & Alternatives
Code: Select all
Gorillaz   Humanz
Rag'n'Bone Man   Human

from Dance/Remixes
Code: Select all
Calvin Harris   Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1
Mura Masa   Mura Masa

from K-Pop/R&B/Hip-Hop
Code: Select all
2xxx!   Life
Code Kunst   MUGGLE'S MANSION
DPR LIVE   Her
DPR LIVE   Coming To You Live
EPIK HIGH   We've Done Something Wonderful
G-Dragon   Kwon Ji Young
Groovy Room   EVERYWHERE
millic   Vida
NCT 127   Limitless
NCT 127   Cherry Bomb
offonoff   boy.
Rad Museum   Scene
Sik-K   BOYCOLD
Sik-K   H.A.L.F (Have.A.Little.Fun)
Suran   Walkin'
ZICO   Television
Zion.T   OO


Urban/R&B Outsiders that are NOT ALLOWED
These are the albums that are borderline R&B/contain R&B influences but not enough to make it.
Code: Select all
Bebe Rexha   All Your Fault: Pt I
Bebe Rexha   All Your Fault: Pt II
BTS   Love Yourself: Her
Charli XCX   Number 1 Angel
Demi Lovato   Tell Me You Love Me
Dua Lipa   Dua Lipa
MØ   When I Was Young
Maroon 5   Red Pill Blues
Zara Larsson   So Good


List of Urban/R&B Albums released in 2017
Comments below if you think I've missed some.
Code: Select all
112   Q Mike Slim Daron
2xxx!   Life
2 Chainz   Pretty Girls Like Trap Music
21 Savage   Issa Album
A$AP Mob   Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy
Agnez Mo   X
Amber Coffman   City of No Reply
Bell Biv DeVoe   Three Stripes
Big Sean   I Decided
blackbear   Digital Druglord
blackbear   Cybersex
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony   New Waves
Boyz II Men   Under The Streetlight
Brockhampton   Saturation
Bryson Tiller   True to Self
Calvin Harris   Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1
Chante Moore   The Rise of The Phoenix
Charlie Wilson   In It To Win It
Chloe x Halle   The Two of Us
Chris Brown   Heartbreak On A Full Moon
Code Kunst   MUGGLE'S MANSION
Daley   The Spectrum
Daniel Caesar   Freudian
DJ Khaled   Grateful
DPR LIVE   Her
DPR LIVE   Coming To You Live
Drake   More Life
Earl St. Clair   Songs About A Girl I Used To Know
Elijah Blake   Audiology
Elli Ingram   Love You Really
Eminem   Revival
EPIK HIGH   We've Done Something Wonderful
Faith Evans & The Notorious B.I.G.   The King & I
Fat Joe & Remy Ma   Plata O Plomo
Fergie   Double Dutchess
Fifth Harmony   Fifth Harmony
Freddie Gibbs   You Only Live 2wice
French Montana   Jungle Rules
Future   HNDRXX
Future   Future
G-Dragon   Kwon Ji Young
G-Eazy   The Beautiful & Damned
Goapele   Dreamseeker
GoldLink   At What Cost
Gorillaz   Humanz
Groovy Room   EVERYWHERE
Gucci Mane   Droptopwop
H.E.R.   H.E.R.
Ibeyi   Ash
J.I.D   The Never Story
Jacquees   4275
Jagged Edge   The Layover
Jamila Woods   HEAVN
JAY-Z   4:44
Jessie Ware   Glasshouse
Jhene Aiko   Trip
Jidenna   The Chief
Joey Badass   All-Amerikkkan Bada$$
Jonwayne   Rap Album Two
Jordan Rakei   Wallflower
K. Michelle   Kimberly: The People I Used to Know
Kehlani   SweetSexySavage
Kelela   Take Me Apart
Kendrick Lamar   DAMN
Keyshia Cole   11:11 Reset
Khalid   American Teen
Kodak Black   Painting Pictures
Ledisi   Let Love Rule
Leela James   Did it for Love
LeToya Luckett   Back 2 Life
Lil Yachty   Teenage Emotions
Logic   Everybody
Loyle Carner   Yesterday's Gone
Lupe Fiasco   DROGAS Light
Mabel   Ivy to Roses
Mack Wilds   AfterHours
Majid Jordan   The Space Between
Make WiLL Made-It   Ransom 2
Mary J. Blige   Strength of a Woman
Migos   Culture
Miguel   War & Leisure
millic   Vida
Milo   Who Told You To Think??!!?!?!?!
Moses Sumney   Aromanticism
Mura Masa   Mura Masa
Murs    Captain California
Musiq   Feel The Real
N.E.R.D   No One Ever Really Dies
Nai Palm   Needle Paw
NCT 127   Limitless
NCT 127   Cherry Bomb
Nelly Furtado   The Ride
Nick Hakim   Green Twins
Niia   I
Oddisee   The Iceberg
offonoff   boy.
PARTYNEXTDOOR   Seven Days
PJ Morton   Gumbo
PnB Rock   Going Thru the Motions
Raekwon   The Wild
Rad Museum   Scene
Rag'n'Bone Man   Human
Rich Homie Quan   Back to Basics
Rick Ross   Rather You Than Me
Sabrina Claudio   About Time
Sabrina Claudio   Confidently Lost
Sam Smith   The Thrill of It All
Sammie   Coming of Age
Sampha   Process
Sevyn Streeter   Girl Disrupted
Sik-K   BOYCOLD
Sik-K   H.A.L.F (Have.A.Little.Fun)
Smino   blkswn
Snoh Aalegra   FEELS
Stormzy   Gang Signs & Prayer
Suran   Walkin'
Syd   Fin
SZA   CTRL
T-Pain   Oblivion
Tamar Braxton   Bluebird of Happiness
Tank   Savage
The Pollyseeds   The Sounds of Crenshaw Vol. 1
Thundercat   Drunk
Tinie Tempah   Youth
TLC   TLC
Trey Songz   Tremaine
Ty Dolla $ign   Beach House 3
Tyler, the Creator   Flower Boy
Úlfur Úlfur   Hefnið okkar
Various Artists   The Fate of the Furious: The Album
Vic Mensa   The Autobiography
Vince Staple   Big Fish Theory
Vivian Green   VGVI
Wale   Shine
Wiki   No Mountains In Manhattan
Wu-Tang Clan   The Saga Continues
XXXTentacion   17
Yelawolf   Trial by Fire
Young M.A   Herstory
Yung Lean   Stranger
ZICO   Television
Zion.T   OO


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 abi » Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:51 am

Voters so far:
1. Benjamin
2. leomedar
3. Gravity
4. Controlfreak
5. pscalp
6. LongingHeart
7. Loose
8. heppolo
9. cristy
10. bluecherry
11. eminemno1
12. Guru
13. mattsky
14. JSparksFan
15. WakeUpMusic
16. GreekGeek
17. Loveguru
18. ThaInfo1
19. RayRay
20. nas4life123
21. Phoenixxx
22. ludichris
23. abi
24. BeeBoy
25. Unbreakable34
26. croatiaxtina
27. tyguy723
28. Swingin
29. nuttah
30. minime
31. Goldmoney
32. Ska8er
33. urbanmusik
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Postby abi » Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:51 am

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Postby Goldmoney » Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:59 am

What a wack-ass year this was. :lol: Last year was more of the same, but at least there was Lemonade to fall back on. :cry:
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Postby Gravity » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:07 am

Add Elijah Blake - Audiology and Mack Wilds - Afterhours please!
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Postby abi » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:17 am

Gravity wrote:Add Elijah Blake - Audiology and Mack Wilds - Afterhours please!
Added Elijah Blake. Mack Wilds was already there. :P
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Postby Loose » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:31 am

What a weak year for R&B. I have only about 5 votes to give.

Would that be okay, abi?
Baby, hell no, that's not the way it goes. It's all about me tonight.
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Postby abi » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:33 am

^Yuppp. That's totally okay. Someone voted for only 3 albums last year if I remember correctly. :lol:
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Postby Benjamin » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:37 am

Voted for 20 :)
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Postby abi » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:52 am

Benjamin wrote:Voted for 20 :)
First voter. 8-) How did you even listen to all that? :o :lol:
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Postby Loose » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:22 am

I voted for 7 releases in the end.
Baby, hell no, that's not the way it goes. It's all about me tonight.
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Postby Gravity » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:38 am

abi wrote:
Gravity wrote:Add Elijah Blake - Audiology and Mack Wilds - Afterhours please!
Added Elijah Blake. Mack Wilds was already there. :P
I meant to write Mabel - Ivy To Roses, not Mack Wilds. :lol: My blonde moment for the day.
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Postby Loose » Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:30 pm

Gravity wrote:
abi wrote:
Gravity wrote:Add Elijah Blake - Audiology and Mack Wilds - Afterhours please!
Added Elijah Blake. Mack Wilds was already there. :P
I meant to write Mabel - Ivy To Roses, not Mack Wilds. :lol: My blonde moment for the day.
I was going to ask this as well.

What about the Mabel EPs?
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Postby cristy » Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:24 pm

Could you add blackbear's 'Digital Druglord' and 'Cybersex'?
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Postby Gravity » Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:27 pm

H.E.R. released two EPs this year. Not sure if it makes sense to vote for them separately...
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Postby abi » Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:45 pm

Loose wrote:
Gravity wrote:I meant to write Mabel - Ivy To Roses, not Mack Wilds. :lol: My blonde moment for the day.
I was going to ask this as well.

What about the Mabel EPs?
Ivy to Roses is qualified based on the rule (min. 5 tracks) so yes, Bedroom however is not :P

cristy wrote:Could you add blackbear's 'Digital Druglord' and 'Cybersex'?
Done. :P

Gravity wrote:H.E.R. released two EPs this year. Not sure if it makes sense to vote for them separately...
Just checked Wikipedia and she actually had 3. But then I checked again the tracklist and seems like songs from H.E.R. Vol. 2 and H.E.R. Vol. 2, The B Sides are all available in the full album H.E.R. so do you think it's best to only make the full album eligible?
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Postby abi » Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:49 pm

Also, if you guys have voted and wanted to change it, feel free to do it!

I'm gonna calculate all the votes near the deadline and I will only count your last vote if you submitted multiple times.
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Postby Gravity » Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:27 pm

Yeah, I guess it's the best to combine H.E R's EPs into one. Add Sabrina Claudio - About Time, Vivian Green - VGVI, Goapele - Dreamseeker and I by Niia please!
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Postby Controlfreak » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:01 pm

Add

Ledisi | Let Love Rule
Musiq | Feel the Real
Tank | Savage
112 | Q MIKE SLIM DARON
Sammie | Coming of Age
Boyz II Men | Under the Streetlight
Jagged Edge | The Layover
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Postby leomedar » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:11 pm

Voted!
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Postby Loveguru » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:21 am

SZA is the easy winner ha
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Postby abi » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:57 am

Loveguru wrote:SZA is the easy winner ha
Miguel says hi.
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Postby Loveguru » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:43 am

abi wrote:
Loveguru wrote:SZA is the easy winner ha
Miguel says hi.
He will be lucky to be in the top 10 later win this
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Postby abi » Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:43 am

Loveguru wrote:
abi wrote:
Loveguru wrote:SZA is the easy winner ha
Miguel says hi.
He will be lucky to be in the top 10 later win this
Bookmarked.

Y'all better vote for Miguel!
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Postby Benjamin » Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:43 am

abi wrote:
Loveguru wrote:
abi wrote:
Loveguru wrote:SZA is the easy winner ha
Miguel says hi.
He will be lucky to be in the top 10 later win this
Bookmarked.
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