April 13, 2024

Spotify has unveiled its inaugural catalog program, Spotify CLASSICS, a tribute to selected catalog music chosen by Spotify’s editorial team. The first iteration spotlights revered albums from the streaming era, spanning 2015 to the present day in North America.

The launch of Spotify CLASSICS initiates with the revelation of the 30 most influential Hip Hop and R&B albums from the past nine years. The on-platform experience introduces a new destination hub showcasing selected albums, including iconic projects like Lemonade (2016), To Pimp A Butterfly (2015), Over It (2019), and 4:44 (2017).

Spotify CLASSICS albums are meticulously handpicked for their cultural significance in North America. These selections are 100% qualitative, emphasizing replay value over chart performance. The streaming service chose 2015 as the starting point of the streaming era, as it marked the pivotal moment when music streaming surpassed digital downloads, reshaping the music landscape in terms of album rollouts and chart success.

The full list is available below:

Malibu (2016) – Anderson .Paak
Lemonade (2016) – Beyoncé
RENAISSANCE (2022) – Beyoncé
TRAPSOUL (2015) – Bryson Tiller
Mother (2021) – Cleo Sol
Freudian (2017) – Daniel Caesar
Bandana (2019) – Freddie Gibbs & Madlib
DS2 (2015) – Future
H.E.R (2017) – H.E.R
Ego Death (2015) – The Internet
4:44 (2017) – JAY-Z
Heaux Tales (2021) – Jazmine Sullivan
To Pimp A Butterfly (2015) – Kendrick Lamar
DAMN. (2017) – Kendrick Lamar
Lil Uzi Vert vs. The World (2016) – Lil Uzi Vert
Culture (2017) – Migos
Victory Lap (2018) – Nipsey Hussle
Blonde (2016) – Frank Ocean
Die Lit (2018) – Playboi Carti
Anti (2016) – Rihanna
Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial (2019) – Roddy Ricch
CARE FOR ME (2018) – Saba
A Seat at the Table (2016) – Solange
Over It (2019) – Summer Walker
CtrI (2017) – SZA
ASTROWORLD (2018) – Travis Scott
Flower Boy (2017) – Tyler, The Creator
IGOR (2019) – Tyler, The Creator.
CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST (2021)- Tyler, The Creator
17 (2017) – XXXTENTACION

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