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Alternative R&B album of the year: 'Blonde' or 'A Seat at the Table'?

It's the end of the year! And throughout December, we're facing-off the best songs, albums, movies, TV shows, comic books, video games, sports, pro athletes and entertainers of 2016. The "Best of 2016" is chosen by a combination of popularity, impact, acclaim, rankings and/or amount sold. But ultimately, we want you to let us know who and what from 2016 won the year in each category.

Solange and Frank both had two of the most acclaimed albums of the year—but which album is the top alternative R&B-sounding LP in 2016?

And don't forget to check out these other end of year debates:

Rap album of the year: 'Coloring Book' or 'We Got It from Here...'?

Hip-hop album of the year: 'Views' or 'The Life of Pablo'?

Urban contemporary album of the year: 'Lemonade' or 'Anti'?

NBA team of the year: Warriors or Cavs?

Alternative rock album of the year: 'Blackstar' or 'A Moon Shaped Pool'?

Pop vocal album of the year: 'Dangerous Woman' or 'Purpose'?

Adult contemporary album of the year: '25' or 'Illuminate'?

Trap song of the year: 'Black Beatles' or 'Panda'?

Country song of the year: 'H.O.L.Y.' or 'Humble and Kind'?

Rap rock song of the year: 'Heathens' or 'Sucker for Pain'?

Soccer player of the year: Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo?

Sci-fi TV show of the year: 'Stranger Things' or 'Westworld'?

Dance-pop collaboration of the year: 'Cheap Thrills' or 'Side to Side'?

Electro-R&B song of the year: 'Starboy' or 'Pillowtalk'?

EDM song of the year: 'Closer' or 'This Is What You Came For'?

Woke anthem of the year: 'Formation' or 'Don't Touch My Hair'?

Adult contemporary song of the year: 'Love Yourself' or 'Treat You Better'?

Disco-pop song of the year: '24K Magic' or 'Can't Stop the Feeling!'?

Men's tennis player of the year: Andy Murray or Novak Djokovic?

Women's tennis player of the year: Serena Williams or Angelique Kerber?

MLB player of the year: Mike Trout or Bryce Harper?

NFL player of the year: Dak Prescott or Tom Brady?

Dancehall-pop song of the year: 'Work' or 'One Dance'?

NBA player of the year: LeBron James or Steph Curry?

Best animated movie of the year: 'Moana' or 'Zootopia'?

Girl group anthem of the year: 'Shout Out to My Ex' or 'Work from Home'?


Frank made his fans wait FOREVER for his "Blonde" album, but the wait was probably worth it. "Blonde" was mainly lauded by fans and critics. And the hit album topped the Billboard 200. While the album was delayed time-after-time, Frank definitely took "a worth while," experimental approach with the album's sound. Hence, Frank gave his fans what they had been waiting years for. 


Solange's album also took years to produce. The Grammy-nominated lead single "Cranes in the Sky" was actually written in 2008. Regardless of the wait, Solange officially stepped out of her sister's shadow with her effort. And she became a socially-conscious, woke and unapologetic artist in her own right. "A Seat at the Table" is filled with anthems that breathe truths about the Black experiences in America. And the album perfectly mixes soul, funk, dance and hip-hop into an overall R&B sound. And to top it all off, Solange garnered her first #1 album on the Billboard 200.


Listen to "A Seat at the Table" below. 

Alternative R&B album of the year: 'Blonde' or 'A Seat at the Table'?
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