The 5 Highest Selling R&B Albums of All-Time consist of the genre’s biggest stars. The King of Pop, The Queen Bey, and perhaps the greatest vocalist of all-time are here. The 5 albums combine for a staggering 187 million copies sold and feature some of the most iconic songs of all-time. Check out the list.
5. “Dangerously in Love” by Beyonce (2003)
Queen Bey’s magnum opus sold over 11 million copies worldwide and rounds out the list. The album featured hit singles such as “Crazy in Love,” “Baby Boy,” and “Me, Myself and I” and thrust Beyonce is solo mega-stardom.
4. “Confessions” by Usher (2004)
Selling over 20 million copies worldwide, “Confessions” is the fourth highest selling R&B album of all-time. Controlling the airwaves for two years, the album featured the hit singles “Yeah!,” “Burn,” and “Confessions Part II.”
3. “The Bodyguard” Soundtrack (1992)
The biggest soundtrack of all-time is the 3rd biggest R&B album of all-time and Whitney Houston’s masterwork. Selling an astounding 45 million copies worldwide, “The Bodyguard” soundtrack is the fourth highest selling R&B album of all-time. The album featured hit singles such as “I Will Always Love You,” “I’m Every Woman,” and “Run to You.”
2. “Bad” by Michael Jackson (1987)
“Bad” is the album that cemented Michael Jackson as THE KING. Selling over 45 million copies worldwide, “Bad” is the second highest selling R&B album of all-time. The album featured hit singles and music videos such as “Smooth Criminal,” “Man in the Mirror,” and “The Way You Make Me Feel.”
1. “Thriller” by Michael Jackson (1982)
Everyone knows this one. With over 66 million copies sold worldwide, “Thriller” is not just the highest selling R&B album of all-time, it’s the highest selling album of any kind, period. It elevated Michael from superstar to King of Pop and featured multiple #1 singles such as “Beat,” “Billie Jean,” and of course the iconic “Thriller.”
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