Mary J. Blige, Usher, Trey Songz Top Best of 2012 R&B Albums Chart

Who had the best R&B album of the year 2012? Was it Brandy (“Two Eleven”), Usher (“Looking 4 Myself”), Anthony Hamilton (“Back To Love”), Emeli Sande (“Our Version of Events”) or Elle Varner (“Perfectly Imperfect”) ?
According to trusted publication Billboard, efforts from Mary J. Blige, Usher, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Rihanna and Tyrese are among the top 30 R&B/Hip Hop Albums of the Year.
Drake, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj cover the top tier of the chart respectively with “Take Care,” “Talk That Talk” and “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.” All three albums spawned hit singles like “Headlines,” “Where Have You Been,” and “Pound The Alarm” (just to name a few).
Mary J. Blige rounds out the top five with “My Life II: The Journey Continues (Act I).” The album, which features songs like “Mr. Wrong,” “Love A Woman (Ft. Beyonce),” “Don’t Mind” and “No Condition,” debuted at no.2 and has been on the chart over 56 weeks.
Lil Wayne, Jay Z/Kanye West (The Throne) and Rick Ross take slots 6-8 respectively with “Tha Carter IV,” “Watch The Throne,” and “God Forgives, I Don’t.”
Amy Winehouse and Usher round out the top 10 with “Lioness: Hidden Treasures” and “Looking 4 Myself,” the latter features the Grammy nominated song “Climax” (Best R&B Performance). “Looking 4 Myself” also debuted at no.1 and has spent at least 27 weeks on the chart.
With songs like “Thinkin Bout You,” “I Care,” “Don’t Judge Me” and “Simply Amazing,” albums from Frank Ocean (“Channel Orange,” no.12), Beyonce (“4,” no. 13), Chris Brown (“Fortune,” no. 14) Anthony Hamilton (“Back To Love,” no.19) and Trey Songz (“Chapter V,” no.20) fill in the top 20. Led by the single “2 Reasons,” Songz’s “Chapter V” debuted at no.1 and has been on the chart over 17 weeks.
“Open Invitation,” the Grammy nominated album from Tyrese, also makes the top 30 (No.26) followed by Meek Mill’s “Dreams and Nightmares” (no.28).
For the complete list (1-100) visit Billboard.