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


August Alsina Testimony

#14. August Alsina – ‘Testimony’

2014 was a busy year for August Alsina. In addition to releasing his anticipated debut album Testimony, the young star went on his first headlining tour, joined Usher on his “UR Experience” tour, and spent some time recuperating from a sudden health issue that almost cost him his life.

Although the singer is still young in age, his hustle is far beyond those who are twice his senior. Producing an impressive debut album as the follow-up to his official EP, Downtown: Life Under The Gun, and previously released mixtapes, August made sure that his story and current lifestyle were showcased properly. Relaying his interesting and relevant tales of the street life through his songs, the New Orleans native delivers a character to be loved by just about everyone.

Supplying the ladies with his lyrical wordplay and giving the fellas the street side of R&B, it’s hard not to push play on any of his singles and not feel what he’s saying. From the trance like and melodic sounds on “FML” – which produced one of the most stimulating visuals of 2014 – to the eye-closing, head swaying sounds of “Kissin’ On My Tattoos,” August’s demonstration of his ability to dibble and dabble in many different lanes is proof enough that 2014 was just the start of his promising career. – K.P.



  1. Whatever. 9 years ago

    uhm where is Guy Sebastian? Pretty crappy top 20 tbh.

  2. Worst top 20 ever. 9 years ago

    where my man Joe at? Bridges was dope!!

  3. rd1981 9 years ago

    I liked Mariah’s album as well. I’m still shocked that not to many people got to hear it. Dave Hollister and Johnny Gill and Dave Hollister’s albums were also pretty decent.

  4. mon88 9 years ago

    D’Angelo definitely had my favorite album last year.

    Chris Brown & August Alsina had some good albums too but that’s about it. I hope Badu and Soulchild come with some heat this year.

  5. bettie 9 years ago


  6. Gremlin 9 years ago

    JMSN had the best R&B album of the year.

  7. Quezin 9 years ago

    R. Kelly had the best R&B album of 2014. #BlackPanties

  8. Kristopher Webb 9 years ago

    Glad to see Rochelle Jordan on the list. Her album was so good! Tinashe definitely deserved to be in the top 5 as well. Another great album!

  9. TUG 9 years ago

    Sorry But SexPlayList is the thing Omarion did.

  10. filip 9 years ago

    what about keyshia cole – point of no return and ashanti – braveheart?

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