Top 10 Best Modern Female R&B Albums

R&B delivers a unique sound that is mostly calming and soothing. For these reasons, it's the perfect genre to put as background music while completing your daily activities, walking around in the university, or even studying. If you want to listen to the best of what this genre has to offer, here is a list of the top ten best modern female R&B albums:

1.  A Seat at the Table by Solange

I must begin the list with this masterpiece of an album. "A Seat at the Table", has some of Solange’s most recognized hits, such as “Cranes in the Sky”, which she won a Grammy for Best R&B Performance in 2017, and “Don’t Touch my Hair”. If you haven’t listened to it yet, take some time to treat yourself and relax while playing this album. Trust me, you won’t regret it.

2. Z by Sza

You have probably heard that everyone is raving about SZA’S most recent album, CTRL. However, if you haven’t listened to her debut album, go ahead and give it a listen. This album has some hidden gems, such as “Child's Play” and “Julia”, that you’re sure to listen on repeat for a while after.

3. SweetSexySavage by Kehlani

If slow R&B isn’t for you, I suggest you check out Kehlani. This up-and-coming artist mixes R&B with Pop for a more upbeat vibe, while maintaining a silky voice that is characteristic of the R&B genre.

4. Nightride by Tinashe

Tinashe’s Nightride has a title that fits perfectly with its sensual vibe. Filled with songs that make you feel like you’re taking a soothing trip, this album sets the mood for any romantic activities.


5. LP1- by FKA Twigs

FKA Twigs came into the R&B scene making an immediate album with her debut album "LP1." If you listen to it, you’ll find out why she has one of the most unique voices and vibes in the industry. This one of a kind artist is sure to leave you breathless.

6. Souled Out by Jhene Aiko

"Souled Out" is best described as an album that is good for the soul. Its soft melodies and personal lyrics are sure take you to a peaceful state of mind.

7. About Time by Sabrina Claudio

If you haven’t heard of Sabrina Claudio, it’s time you discover this artist. Claudio’s smooth voice and lustful music sets the perfect mood for any date night.

8.  Urban Flora by Alina Baraz

Alina Baraz’s Urban Flora is the perfect mix of Electronic and R&B music. As strange as this mix may sound, this album is sure to give you romantic and calm vibes from start to finish. Be sure to add this album to complete your perfect R&B playlist


9. Purr! EP by Doja Cat

If you liked Kehlani’s SweetSexySavage, you’re sure to love "Purr!." Combining R&B with Pop, Doja Cat’s vibrant music creates a psychedelic atmosphere that is one-of-a-kind. Her unique songs are sure to take you on a trip to your happy place.


10. Moon Shoes EP by Ravyn Lenae

Ravyn Lenae is an up-and-coming R&B artist with peaceful songs, such as “Blossom Dearie” and “Moon Shoes”. "The Moon Shoes" EP serves as calming background music for everyday activities, such as studying.