Contemporary R&B covers a lot of styles. It is often infused with hip-hop, funk, reggae, pop, and even rock and electronic elements. As a result, it has become a vast and accommodating avenue for most artists to express their craft. On the other hand, it has offered listeners a large variety of music to enjoy and listen to.

The people have expressed their favorite albums to have and to play on their devices. To keep your playlists updated, here are the most-wished contemporary R&B albums now available on Amazon.

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The Diary of Alicia Keys [Vinyl]

The Diary of Alicia Keys
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"The Diary" was Alicia Keys' second studio release. The R&B album featured her collaborations with the big producers of the time such as Kanye West and Kerry Brothers, Jr. It debuted right at the top of the Billboard 200 chart. "The Diary of Alicia Keys" posted 618,000 equivalent album sales on its first week. Its strong sales clearly indicate its following, which continues on the Amazon wish list.

One of the landmark R&B albums at the start of the new millennium, it won three Grammy Awards for Alicia Keys. It spawned the hits "If I Ain't Got You" and "Karma." The Keys album also included the single "Diary," which featured Tony! Toni! Toné!. "The Diary of Alicia Keys" comes in this 12-inch, 33 rpm format.

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Amy Winehouse
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It was only Amy Winehouse's second yet final studio work. This soul and R&B album illustrates Winehouse's relationship with then ex-boyfriend Blake Fielder-Civil. Exploring infidelity, heartbreak, and guilt in its 11-track setlist, this stripped-down album is among the most sought-after vinyl records in Amazon.

This landmark album helped usher in the age of British Soul. Adele, Estelle, and Duffy further popularized the genre of music Winehouse pioneered. It won Best Pop Vocal Album and elevating Winehouse as among the most prolific songwriters of her generation.

Speakerboxxx/The Love Below

Speakerboxxx/ The Love Below
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While it was a single release under the Outkast name, it was actually a double hip-hop/ R&B album still up on Amazon. Each half was the exclusive ground of its members Andre 3000 and Big Boi. With Speakerboxxx, Big Boi focused on their signature Southern hip-hop exploring the themes of philosophy, family, and politics in its verses.

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On the other hand, The Love Below allowed Andre 3000 to explore a variety of genres. He infused elements from pop, electronic, and funk in addition to Southern Hip-Hop. Considered as one of the most influential hip-hop albums ever released, "Speakerboxxx/ The Love Below" was received to general critical acclaim.

The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
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Singer and rapper Lauryn Hill began her solo career with a strong debut album. "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill," while initially released in 1998, still maintains a steady demand on Amazon. While it was mainly an R&B album, it also features neo-soul, hip-hop, and reggae elements. Lyrically, the songs in "Miseducation" tackle Miss Hill's pregnancy. It also mentioned her issues with the rap collective Fugees.

The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 charts. It also spawned the hits "Doo Wop (That Thing)," "Everything Is Everything," and "Ex-Factor." Critics widely acclaimed it as the examination of love and life from a woman's honest standpoint. During the following Grammy Awards, the album earned Lauryn Hill 10 nominations. She won half of them, which was the most awards an artist received in a single night.

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