ThisisRnB Presents: The 20 Best R&B Albums of 2016



If travel to parallel galaxies happened like trips to the Caribbean, We Are KING would be the in-flight soundtrack. Comprised of Anita Bias and twin sisters, Amber and Paris Strother, KING creates soundscapes of lush vocals enveloped by dreamy instrumentals. Their debut album is an exquisite rarity that has earned a Grammy nomination for Best Urban Contemporary Album.

Layered synths and pulsating percussion appear throughout the album creating infectious vibes. We Are KING expresses love—platonic and romantic—that makes your soul soar. Beyond love, it embodies awareness of our world. You know you have “The Right One,” as they sing, “People come our way and try to stop our love, but they don’t know that love is what we are.” Slow, hypnotic sounds soothe on “Love Song” and “Carry On,” while the album’s euphoric finale “Native Land,” honors our ancestors’ lessons.

Props from industry heavyweights like Prince, Erykah Badu and ?uestlove is a clear measure of KING’s deserved status among royalty. –Raquelle Harris

  1. Deal 7 years ago

    Yuna album was the best if you ask me!

  2. bbygirl_brighteyes 7 years ago

    Most overrated album… Rihanna. To me, it sounded like an unfinished project. Also, I don’t remember one song off of the Blonde album.

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