Saturday, May 6, 2017

In Retrospect: Top Female R&B/Soul Albums turn 30

If anything positive can be said about the year 1987 one thing's for sure, it was such a great period for women in music particularly R&B acts from Whitney Houston dominating the Hot 100 Billboard charts with consecutive #1 hits to Jody Watley releasing her Grammy Award-winning breakout self-titled solo debut to Pebbles making a statement, "Girlfriend how could you let him treat you so bad?" and of course Stephanie Mills, Angela Winbush, Regina Belle and Miki Howard slow jam grooves have stood the test of time.

Take a moment to reminisce on the top female soul albums turning 30 this year

Whitney Houston - Whitney
Singles: "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)", "Didn't We Almost Have It All", "So Emotional", "Where Do Broken Hearts Go", "Love Will Save the Day", "I Know Him So Well"

Jody Watley - Jody Watley (solo debut)
Singles: "Looking for a New Love", "Don't You Want Me", "Some Kind of Lover", "Still a Thrill", "Most of All"

Pebbles - Pebbles (debut)
Singles: "Mercedes Boy", "Girlfriend", "Take Your Time", "Do Me Right", "Love/Hate"

Stephanie Mills - If I Were Your Woman
Singles: "(You're Puttin') A Rush On Me", "I Feel Good All Over", "Secret Lady", "If I Were Your Woman"

Natalie Cole - Everlasting
Singles: "Pink Cadillac", "Jump Start", "I Live for Your Love", "When I Fall In Love", "Everlasting"

Diana Ross - Red Hot Rhythm & Blues
Singles: "Dirty Looks", "Tell Me Again"

Angela Winbush - Sharp (solo debut)
Singles: "Angel", "Run to Me", "Hello Beloved", "C'est Toi (It's You)"

Regina Belle - All By Myself (debut)
Singles: "Show Me the Way", "So Many Tears", "How Could You Do It to Me", "You Got the Love", "After the Love Has Lost It's Shine"

Meli’sa Morgan - Good Love
Singles: "Love Changes" w/ Kashif, "If You Can Do It: I Can Too!!", "Here Comes the Night", "Good Love"

Miki Howard - Love Confessions
Singles: "That's What Love Is" w/ Gerald Levert, "Baby, Be Mine", "Crazy"

Shanice - Discovery (debut)
Singles: "(Baby Tell Me) Can You Dance", "No 1/2 Steppin", "The Way You Love Me", "I'll Bet She's Got a Boyfriend"


Nona Hendryx - Female Trouble

Tawatha - Welcome to My Dream (solo debut)

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