5O UK PROJECTS RELEASED IN 2020 YOU NEED TO CHECK OUT



2020 is a year most of us are trying to forget and with good reason. While I'd have to agree that there is a lot of things about last year we need never revisit, music is not one of them. We entered this new decade with unprecedented turmoil from political disasters to global a pandemic. We were faced with so much uncertainty, but one thing that got us through the year was music. I mean we run a platform so we are always listening to music, but last year felt different we really got back to our roots of exploring music, digesting music and having albums on repeat. Also, R&B had a fighting chance last year, normally we are bombarded with throwaway club twerk songs, but if you're indoors that's not really the music your vibing too, I mean maybe sometimes.


The List is a combination of emerging UK artists as well as some well known names and focuses mainly on R&B, Soul, Rap and a sprinkle of Jazz.


You Can check out our favourite tracks from each project along with our favourite singles in our Best of 2020 playlist on Spotify.


We've listed them in order of release, but if you want to know which albums make our top 10 tune into The Music Room on YouTube next week and follow us on Instagram to see who makes the cut!


Let us know if we're missing any albums and which ones are your favourite from our list!


1) J Hus – 'Big Conspiracy'



Released: Jan 24th

Genre: UK Rap

Song on repeat:

'Play Play (feat. Burna Boy)'




2) Steven Bamidele –'A Sense of Belonging'


Released: Jan 31st

Genre: R&B/Soul

Song on repeat: 'Still My Mother's Baby'






3) Sharna Bass - 'Beautiful Chaos'


Released: Feb 28

Genre: R&B

Song on repeat: 'Private Love'






4) Yazmin Lacey – 'Morning Matters'


Released: March 27th

Genre: R&B/ Soul, Jazz

Song on repeat: 'Morning Matters'








5) Cleo Sol – 'Rose in the Dark'


Released: March 27th

Genre: R&B/Soul

Song on repeat: 'Butterfly'





6) PIP MILLET – 'LOST IN JUNE'


Released: April 10th

Genre: R&B/Soul

Song on repeat: 'June'





7) Alfa Mist, Emmavie – 'Epoch' (Re Released)


Released: Apr 17th

Genre: Soul/Jazz

Song on repeat: 'Energy'









8) AUGUST TWELFTH - THE COLLECTIONS VOL. 1



Released: MAY 29th

Genre: R&B/Soul

Song on repeat: ''Bad Girl (feat. Ricardo Williams)'








9) TOM MISCH & YUSSEF DAYES- 'WHAT KIND OF MUSIC'



Released: April 24th

Genre: Soul/Jazz

Song on repeat: 'Nightrider'





10) LITTLE SIMZ – 'DROP 6'



Released: May 6th

Genre: UK Hip-Hop

Song on repeat: 'Might Bang, Might Not'








11) OSCAR #WORLDPEACE – 'SPORADIC'



Released: May 8th

Genre: UK Rap

Song on repeat: 'Evening Time ( ft. Knucks, Etta Bond) '






12) JORDS – 'ALMOST AN ADULT'



Released: May 15th

Genre: UK Rap/ Hip Hop

Song on repeat: 'Rose Tinted Glasses ft Jaz Karis'





13) JAY PRINCE – 'PRAYERS AND SOLUTIONS'



Released: June 12

Genre: UK rap/hip-hop

Song on repeat: Prayers





14) ANEESA' MARIE - F.L.A.W


Released: June 12

Genre: R&B/Soul

Song on repeat: 'Chinese Whispers'





15) AWA – 'CRY.BABY'




Released: June 19

Genre: R&B/Soul

Song on repeat: Too Late for That (feat. BJ The Chicago Kid)




16) ETTA BOND – '2 METERS APART'




Released: June 19th

Genre: R&B/Soul

Song on repeat: On A Beach (feat Avelino)




17) JAKE ISSAC - THINGS I'LL TELL YOU TOMORROW




Released: APRIL 10th

Genre: R&B/Soul

Song on repeat: Thinkin 'Bout You





18) BELLAH - 'IN THE MEAN TIME'

Released: June 26th

Genre: R&B

Song on repeat: Need Me










19) EGO ELLA MAY – 'HONEY FOR WOUNDS'


Released: June 26th

Genre: R&B/Soul/Jazz

Song on repeat:

Girls Don't Always Sing About Boys







20) SHAKKA – 'CABIN FEVER'

Released: July 3rd

Genre: Soul/Jazz

Song on repeat:

Staying at Home - Happi Remix








21) COOPS – 'CRIMES AGAINST CREATION'


Released: July 9th

Genre: Rap/Hip-Hop

Song on repeat: 'Crimes Against Creation'






22) LIANNE LE HAVAS – 'LIANNE LE HAVAS'


Released: July 17th

Genre: Soul/Alternative Folk

Song on repeat: Paper Thin





23) J-SOL 'INTO THE COVERS, VOL.2



Released: July 17th

Genre: R&B

Song on repeat: 'Yummy (feat. Hari)'





24) JAZ KARIS – 'ALL EYES ON YOU'


Released: July 24th

Genre: R&B/Soul

Song on repeat: 'Worth '






25) BARNEY ARTIST - 'LOFI LOCKDOWN: THE RE-ISSUE'


Released: Aug 7th

Genre: UK Rap/ Hip-Hop

Song on repeat:

'Do What You Do, (ft. Ghost Post and Lex Amor) '



26) TIANA MAJOR 9 – 'AT SIXES AND SEVENS'



Released: Aug 7th

Genre: R&B/Soul

Song on repeat: 'Think About You'








27) DAMI SULE – 'EVERYTHING IS A FACADE'


Released: Aug 21st

Genre: Rap/Soul

Song on repeat: Do My Best





28) JY MNTL - 'R & T: THE MIXTAPE'



Released: Aug 24th

Genre: R&B/UK Rap

Song on repeat: Hd Show (feat. sk)








29) KNUCKS – 'LONDON CLASS'


Released: September 11th

Genre: UK Rap

Song on repeat: Standout (ft. Loyle Carner , Venna)






30) SIPPRELL – 'BAD HISTORY'



Released: Sep 18th

Genre: R&B/Soul

Song on repeat: 'Bad History'









31) [K S R] – 'TAKE CONTROL'

Released: Sep 25th

Genre: Neo-Soul/R&B

Song on repeat: 'Passion'










32) SHAMIYA BATTLES – 'BE MYSELF'


Released: Oct 2nd

Genre: R&B/Soul

Song on repeat: 'My Own'








33) KALEEM TAYLOR- 'SHE KNOWS'


Released: October 16th

Genre: R&B/Soul

Song on repeat: Feel









34) KEMI ADE – 'DRIVE (DAWN EDITION)'




Released: Oct 16th

Genre: R&B/Soul

Song on repeat: '5ADAY w/ Blue Lab Beats'





35) JAY PRINCE – SOL, VOL.1




Released: Oct 16th

Genre: Rap/Soul

Song on repeat: 'The Word'






36) CHE LINGO – 'THE WORST GENERARTION'



Released: Oct 23rd

Genre: Rap

Song on repeat: 'Dark Days (feat. Kojey Radical)'




37) IYAMAH – 'TRUTH EP.2'

Released: 'Oct 23rd'

Genre: R&B/Soul

Song on repeat: 'KYWK'






38) JAY PRINCE - 'SOL VOL.2'


Released: Nov 6th

Genre: Rap/Soul

Song on repeat: 'Nobody's Business'






39) REBECCA GARTON – 'TAKE ME HOME'



Released: Nov 13

Genre: R&B

Song on repeat: 'All me 2'









40) HOPE TALA – 'GIRLS EAT SUN'


Released: Nov 13th

Genre: R&B/ Soul

Song on repeat: 'Crazy'






41) RADIANT CHILDREN –'THERES ONLY BEING YOURSELF'



Released: Nov 18th

Genre: Soul/Jazz

Song on repeat: 'Rare'





42) BELLAH – 'THE ART OF CONVERSATION'




Released: Nov 20th

Genre: R&B/Soul

Song on repeat: ''Supernova'







43) JAMILLAH BARRY – 'ROMANCE ME'



Released: Nov 20th

Genre: R&B/Soul

Song on repeat: Glitter'





44) SCRIBZ RILEY – 'WISH ME LUCK'




Released: Nov 20th

Genre: R&B/Soul

Song on repeat: 'Mandy'





45) OSCAR #WORLDPEACE 'HIS & HERS'



Released: Nov 20th

Genre: Rap/R&B

Song on repeat: ''Need'






46) ODEAL – 'OVMBR: ROSES'


Released: Nov 27th

Genre: R&B/Soul

Song on repeat: 'Answer Me'






47) MEGA – 'FUTURE ME'



Released: Dec 4th

Genre: R&B/Soul

Song on repeat: 'Chariot'





48) SHIV – 'ME 2 ME'


Released: Dec 4th

Genre: R&B/Soul

Song on repeat: 'You and I'





49) JAY PRINCE 'SOL, VOL.3'



Released: Dec 11th

Genre: Rap/Soul

Song on repeat: 'Worth it'





50) TIANA MAJOR 9 – 'BACK AT SIXES AND SEVENS'



Released: Dec 18th

Genre: R&B/Soul

Song on repeat: 'Same Space?'






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