Urban contemporary album of the year: 'Lemonade' or 'Anti'? | The Tylt
Urban contemporary album of the year: 'Lemonade' or 'Anti'?
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.
Beyoncé scored her sixth consecutive #1 album with "Lemonade." She has never been more creative (and that's saying a lot because she's a visionary) and she has never been more personal. "Lemonade" gave us a glimpse into Beyoncé's relationship with husband Jay-Z and she created a masterpiece that many folks across generations and color lines can enjoy.
And let's not forget her visually compelling mini-documentary (visual album) that premiered on HBO. Talk. about. making. music. history.
"Lemonade" is not only the urban contemporary album of 2016 for mixing soul, R&B and southern hip-hop—but it may very well be the album of the year. If anything's for sure, "Lemonade" will stand the test of time. How about those lemons?! 🍋🍋🍋
Rihanna outdid herself with the alternative, acclaimed album "Anti." She scored her second #1 album on the Billboard 200.
If you didn't know it before then you should know it now with "Anti"—Rihanna has mastered mixing alternative R&B, dancehall, soul, hip-hop, rock, dance into one cohesive sound. That's what urban contemporary really is—a blend of crossover R&B and pop sounds. And RiRi is so urban contemporary.
Rihanna also scored her 14th #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Work"—making her one of the top artists with the most #1 hits. Not only that, but "Needed Me" is also one of the top R&B songs of the year. RiRi can't stop making hits! Rihanna stays right on Bey's tracks, and "Anti" presents some stiff competition for "Lemonade."