5) Braveheart - Ashanti (8/10 )

Ashanti has sold 15 million records worldwide and she came back with a vengeance after a 6 year absence with ''Braveheart '' The album is a really solid/good effort . The major flaw in it is the hip/r&b tracks ( I Got It. Early in the Morning ) as Ashanti tries to keep her ''street side '' but ultimately it underwhelms. What keeps this album from greatness is that there aren't more R&B heavy songs like ''Runaway and Scars '' which truly shows Ashanti still has a place among the elite in R&b .





4 - Love, Marriage & Divorce - Toni Braxton & Babyface (9/10)

   The R&B legend Toni Braxton teamed up with another icon Babyface to deliver a stunning album, from tracks like '' I wish '' to ''Where Did we Go Wrong '' Love, Marriage and Divorce shows that Toni Braxton is truly an icon and one of the most recognizable voices of all time . This album deserves a Grammy ,




3-  1989 - Taylor Swift  (9/10)

   Great Pop album. Probably the best pop album of 2014. Taylor Swift effortlessly creates pop masterpieces. The track '' Blank Space '' is one of the best songs of her career. This album will receive a lot of Grammy Nominations for the 2016 Grammy Awards. Mark My words.



2 - Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart - K.Michelle (10/10)

   K.Michelle has finally DONE IT . The best r&b album of the year definitely goes to her. Judge Me, Love Em all. Drake Would Love , God I Get it are all standout tracks. This album would have been #1 on our list but ended up at # 2 based on its ''hit single '' potential compared to our # 1 pick. If the Grammys Snub her in 2016 , it would totally be an injustice, this album is amazing . !!



1- In the Lonely Hour - Sam Smith (10/10)


  Sam Smith's album is nothing short of PERFECTION. Lyrics, Vocals, Hit Singles, this album has it all and checks all markers for a smash album. His blend of r&b/pop ballads makes this truly a timeless classic album. Every song on this album is a hit . I'm not the Only One, Money on My Mind and Stay With me are among the standout tracks.