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ThisisRnB Presents: The Top 20 R&B Albums of 2014

Top 20 R&B Albums of 2014

Better late than never right?? 2014 may be over and done, but that doesn’t mean we can’t bask in it a bit more. While the year brought about many disappointments and frustrations, it also brought with it a few blessings in the form of R&B.

Whether you were waiting on your favorite artist to drop another album, or you were introduced to the sounds of someone different, there’s no denying the talent that moved through our ears and speakers last year. From Mary J. Blige’s commendable trip across the pond to K. Michelle’s anticipated sophomore effort to Chris Brown yet again finding favor in the hearts of many for his music, some damn good audible treats surfaced during 2014.

Although the above may be true, unfortunately some artists didn’t receive the shine that they deserved for their obviously noted underrated albums. That however, has never stopped us from giving them their well-deserved props and doing our part to help everyone discover their greatness.

So, even if you preferred to be “Dancing In The Dark” over getting “2 On,” there’s no way that anyone can say that this past year didn’t help with moving R&B back to the top of the charts! Gone are the days of R&B being looked at as “tarnished,” “washed,” or “unappreciated,” because there were truly some classic and timeless pieces of art dropped throughout last year.

So, without further adieu, give yourself one more look back with “The 20 Best R&B Albums of 2014″ below!

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List: The 10 Artists That We Are Most Thankful For This Year!


Ahhhh, Thanksgiving. The time of year that we sit around the table, stuff ourselves fat, and watch football all day long! While Thanksgiving gets its rep for the loaded plates that we anticipate all year long, some of us forget the true meaning of the holiday.  Meant to be a reminder of all things that we are thankful for, the Thanksgiving holiday wouldn’t be right for us, if we didn’t give our own spin on it.

This year has brought in a batch of talent fresher than your Granny’s cookies, that have made us find appreciation in 2014 just that much more.  But, don’t think that we’ve forgotten about the veterans that held it down this year too. With contributions from both old, and new artists to the R&B genre, 2014 dropped off some of the most impressive and – in some cases – unfortunately slept on talent that we’ve seen or heard.

From bringing back the true essence of R&B to keeping up with the current progressive sounds, each of these artists gave us a little something that had us looking back on the year with big smiles and wide arms.

So, without any further delay, let’s get into our Thanksgiving list, “10 Artists That We Are Most Thankful For This Year!”

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Watch: Luke James Performs “Options” on ‘Midnight Roses Experience’


Only days away from the release of his anticipated self-titled debut album, Luke James continues to show off his artistry on the stage with a stunning live performance of his single “Options,” from his ‘Midnight Roses Experience’ show.

Wearing all white, the R&B crooner delivers another captivating display of emotion as he belts out the extremely personal song.  The all female audience hang on his every word as he leaves it all on the stage through the smoke machines purple haze.

Luke’s debut album hits stores on Tuesday, Sept. 23, you can pre-order it on iTunes now.

Check out the impressive new performance video below!

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Listen: Luke James Releases ‘Luke James’ (Full Album Stream)


A week ahead of its official release, Luke James‘ self-titled debut album is ready for your listening pleasure.

The album, which is inclusive of 12 tracks on the standard version and 15 on the deluxe, has been well-anticipated from R&B lovers all over. Featuring the Rick Ross assisted single, “Options,” as well as “Dancing In The Dark” and “Exit Wounds,” we are more than thrilled to finally hear the crooners anticipated debut album.

Also including his Sam Smith cover of “Stay With Me” on the deluxe edition, this is sure to be an album worth all of your coins.

Ready to see what Luke is delivering next week? Take a listen after the jump!

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Ticket Giveaway: Luke James Live in NYC at SOB’s on Sept. 24


Following his previous sold-out show this past summer, Luke James will be returning to SOB’s in NYC for a special two-night performance event in celebration of his debut album release!

The Grammy nominated singer-songwriter has been on quite a journey throughout his lengthy career and he has much to celebrate during his return to the famed venue next week. Known to give everything and more when on stage, you won’t want to miss Luke’s latest appearance, and we have your chance to catch him live!

For those of you in the New York area, we have 2 pairs of tickets to his September 24 show available! To be entered for your chance to win, all you need to do is email us with the subject line ‘Luke James’ to, and tell us why you would love to see the singer live. Ages 21+ only. The winners will be picked by random drawing of the submitted entries. No transportation is provided. The contest will run from today through Thursday, September 18 at 11:59 PM.

You can also buy tickets here.

Best of Luck!!

Video: Luke James – ‘Exit Wounds’


Luke James relives the motions of a bad relationship in the music video for his latest song “Exit Wounds.”

Seated at the piano the R&B crooner shows a remorseful side reflecting on moments he could have been better, but as his mind jumps from one occurrence to the next the anger builds up and James quickly lashes out verbally with a remorseless “F**k You.”

Taking a sledge hammer to the piano James physically lets his pain out hoping to help heal the wounds she left him with.

The blunt break-up song is the third single off the singers anticipated, self-titled debut album, which is due out September 23. You can pre-order the album on iTunes now.

Check out Luke’s brand new video below:

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New Music: Luke James – Exit Wounds


Fresh off the release of the music video for his new single “Dancing In The Dark,” Luke James gets brutally honest on the blunt break-up song “Exit Wounds.”

“I’m kind of glad that it’s over / I’ve found a better half / I hope that hurts you,” Luke boasts over the piano laden production by Danja.

The heartfelt song about a man’s true feelings over a lost relationship and his lack of remorse is the third release off the crooners anticipated, self-titled debut album, due out September 23.

A music video for the song is set to premiere next week. Take a listen below, and pick it up on iTunes now.

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List: The Best of August – Top 15 Records


With summer unfortunately coming to an end and cooler weather around the corner, that means nothing more than a change of pace in music. While the hotter months tend to bring with it uptempo beats and plenty of songs to dance to, fall brings with it the songs that make you want to warm up close to someone special.

Although it’s not quite fall yet, a few of our choices for this month’s list say different. From the coo’s of Usher in his brand new single “Believe Me,” to the incredible sounds of Angie Fisher singing about the “I.R.S.,” our Best of August Top 15 list will have you ready for the cool out music that the new season is destined to bring.

Check out who made the cut this month below!

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