R&B Veterans Produce Top R&B Albums in 2014
Mary J. Blige totally reinvented herself, and came in at #6 on the staff based picks for the 20 Best R&B albums. This was an easy choice because it showed a new Mary J. Blige. Diddy tried to rekindle the sound of her gloomy, but highly successful, “My Life” album with “My Life 2″ in 2011 and failed to reconnect with fans. Now Mary J. took matters into her own hands and created a whole new sound with “The London Sessions.”
Babyface was always a great writer for Toni Braxton. The two made many hits together with him penning a plethora of Toni Braxton hits. They finally got around to giving fans what they wanted with the “Love, Marriage and Divorce” album. Both of these stars have been divorced so they had personal experience to draw from. This album came in at #5.
Prince dropped in on the list at #2 with the “Art Official Age.” This was a nice comeback for a veteran artist that has released a string of not-so-great albums over the years.