10 Introductory R&B Albums For Every Non-R&B Listeners

10 Introductory R&B Albums For Every Non-R&B Listeners

You're also not ready for this.

Following up on the rap albums, Here are 10 modern R&B songs for a first time non-R&B listener. Enjoy!

1. "Trapsoul" - Bryson Tiller

Released on October 2, 2015, Trapsoul debuted number 11 on the Billboard 200 and was certified platinum on April 26, 2016. This album had a variety of producers, including Timbaland, and gave listeners a whole new sound of R&B.

2. "Souled Out" - Jhené Aiko

Aiko's Debut album "Souled Out" was released on September 9, 2014, and sold 70,000 copies its first week and over 125,000 copies since October 2014.

3. "R." - R.Kelly

The ever-controversial R.Kelly released this sacred gem on November 10,1998. This is R.Kelly's most notable album, selling over 8 million copies in the United States alone. His patented song "I Believe I Can Fly" spans across generations.

4. "Passion, Pain, Pleasure" - Trey Songz

Released on September 14th, 2010, Trey Songz' fourth studio number hit second on the US Billboard 200 chart and was certified platinum. Songs like "Bottoms up" and "Love Faces" made Songz very popular amongst R&B fans.

5. "Chris Brown" - F.A.M.E

Chris Brown's 4th studio album was released on March 14th, 2011. Songs such as "Look at Me Now" and "Beautiful People" catapulted the album to a Grammy Award for "Best R&B Album" and a Double Platinum Certification.

6. "Dangerously in Love" - Beyoncé

Beyoncé's Debut album was released on June 23, 2003, and showed Beyonce's individual prowess outside of Destiny's Child. She sold over 11 million copies worldwide with singles "Crazy in Love" and ."Baby Boy."

7. "Free 6lack" - 6lack

This album was released on November 18th of last year and debuted 64th on the Billboard 200.

8. "Songs in A Minor" - Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys released her debut album on June 5, 2001, and rose to superstardom, selling over six million copies in the United States with help of singles such as "Girlfriend" and "Fallin'."

9. "Aquarius" - Tinashe

Tinashe reveals herself to the world in her debut album Aquarius with singles such as "Pretend" and "2 On". This album has sold around 70,000 copies since its release.

10. "Channel Orange" - Frank Ocean

Released in 2012, Channel Orange gave R&B fans a new slower, much more relaxed vibe. Frank Ocean explores love, drugs, decadence and more in his debut album, which is certified gold and has sold over 600,000 copies.

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30 Things I'd Rather Be Than 'Pretty'

Because "pretty" is so overrated.

Nowadays, we put so much emphasis on our looks. We focus so much on the outside that we forget to really focus on what matters. I was inspired by a list that I found online of "Things I Would Rather Be Called Instead Of Pretty," so I made my own version. Here is a list of things that I would rather be than "pretty."

1. Captivating

I want one glance at me to completely steal your breath away.

2. Magnetic

I want people to feel drawn to me. I want something to be different about me that people recognize at first glance.

3. Raw

I want to be real. Vulnerable. Completely, genuinely myself.

4. Intoxicating

..and I want you addicted.

5. Humble

I want to recognize my abilities, but not be boastful or proud.

6. Exemplary

I want to stand out.

7. Loyal

I want to pride myself on sticking out the storm.

8. Fascinating

I want you to be hanging on every word I say.

9. Empathetic

I want to be able to feel your pain, so that I can help you heal.

10. Vivacious

I want to be the life of the party.

11. Reckless

I want to be crazy. Thrilling. Unpredictable. I want to keep you guessing, keep your heart pounding, and your blood rushing.

12. Philanthropic

I want to give.

13. Philosophical

I want to ask the tough questions that get you thinking about the purpose of our beating hearts.

14. Loving

When my name is spoken, I want my tenderness to come to mind.

15. Quaintrelle

I want my passion to ooze out of me.

16. Belesprit

I want to be quick. Witty. Always on my toes.

17. Conscientious

I want to always be thinking of others.

18. Passionate

...and I want people to know what my passions are.

19. Alluring

I want to be a woman who draws people in.

20. Kind

Simply put, I want to be pleasant and kind.

21. Selcouth

Even if you've known me your whole life, I want strange, yet marvelous. Rare and wondrous.

22. Pierian

From the way I move to the way I speak, I want to be poetic.

23. Esoteric

Do not mistake this. I do not want to be misunderstood. But rather I'd like to keep my circle small and close. I don't want to be an average, everyday person.

24. Authentic

I don't want anyone to ever question whether I am being genuine or telling the truth.

25. Novaturient

..about my own life. I never want to settle for good enough. Instead I always want to seek to make a positive change.

26. Observant

I want to take all of life in.

27. Peart

I want to be honestly in good spirits at all times.

28. Romantic

Sure, I want to be a little old school in this sense.

29. Elysian

I want to give you the same feeling that you get in paradise.

30. Curious

And I never want to stop searching for answers.
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13 Taylor Swift Lyrics About Love

“We could get married. Have 10 kids and teach em how to dream."


Taylor Swift is the only reason I've gotten through every love, and every break-up. Here's a list of 13 lyrics/quotes about love from Taylor Swift's albums.

“Losing him was blue like I’ve never known. Missing him was dark grey all alone. Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you never met. Loving him was red.”

"Red" from the album "Red." This song perfectly describes every feeling that radiates through your entire being when you love and then lose someone.

“I wish we could go back, and remember what we were fighting for. I wish you knew that, I miss you too much to be mad anymore. I wish you were right here, right now, it’s all good. I wish you would.”

"I Wish You Would" from 1989. Sometimes I wish it was acceptable to just blast Taylor Swift during an argument because I totally would.

“You learn my secrets and you figure out why I’m guarded. You say we’ll never make my parents mistake.”

"Mine" from Speak Now. Let's surpass everyone's expectations.

“My baby’s fly like a jet stream, high above the whole scene, loves me like I’m brand new.” 

"Call It What You Want To" from the Reputation album. Once in a lifetime, there's someone who looks at your scars and calls you strong and brave, instead of damaged.

“My mother accused me of losing my mind, but I swore I was fine.” 

"Dear John" from Speak now. Love makes you do crazy things.

“One night he wakes, strange look on his face. Pauses then says ‘you’re my best friend’. And you knew what it was. He is in love.” 

"You Are In Love" from the 1989 album. Swift gives me chills with this song. Every time you think you're in love, you realize that the last time wasn't even close. True love, happens once or twice, and not for everyone.

“You pull my chair out, and help me in. And you don’t know how nice that is, but I do. And you throw your head back laughing like a little kid. I think it’s strange that you think I’m funny cause, he never did. I’ve been spending the last eight months, thinking all love ever does is break, and burn, and end. But on a Wednesday, in a cafe, I watched it begin again.”

"Begin Again" from the Red album. One of my top five favorite songs. Real love shows you how you should've been treated all along.

“Why would you wanna make the very first scar? Why would you wanna break a perfectly good heart?”

"A Perfectly Good Heart" from the first Taylor Swift album. Some people are only here to take. Never to give or share.

“The rain came pouring down, when I was drowning that’s when I cold finally breathe. And by morning, gone was any trace of you, I think I am finally clean.”

'Clean' from 1989. It can take years, even lifetimes, to finally feel free from love.

“There I was again tonight, forcing laughter, faking smiles, same old tired lonely place. Walls of insincerity, shifting eyes and vacancy, vanished when I saw your face. All I can say is it was, enchanting to meet you.”

'Enchanted' from Speak Now album. Love at first sight?

“Romeo take me somewhere we can be alone, I’ll be waiting all that’s left to do is run. You’ll be the prince and I’ll be the princess, it’s a love story, baby just say yes.”

'Love Story' from Fearless album. This song makes me want to take a chance and escape with a stranger.

“I once was poison ivy, but now I’m your daisy.”

"Don't Blame Me" from Reputation. I'm only better when I'm with you.

“We could get married. Have 10 kids and teach em how to dream.”

"Starlight" from the Red album. Only certain people are worth growing with.

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