Hey Growns, as you turn from one radio station to the next it’s easy to ask the question with disgust, “Where is the good music? Where is the music for GROWN FOLKS?”

Well, “wayment” (wait a minute). ¬†Before you go dust off the jams from ’77, ’89 or ’96, check out this list of artists who released an album THIS YEAR (2014).

You just may not have heard about it on the radio.

In addition, this year Grown Folks Music had the pleasure of speaking with many of the artists on this list. (Check out our interviews).

*Disclaimer: this list is NOT all inclusive. We know there’s some artist/albums we’ve missed. This list is just to guide you in the right direction as you consider giving the gift of music to someone or even yourself this Christmas.

Noel Gourdin: City Heart, Southern Soul

Ruben Studdard: Unconditional Love

Ledisi: The Truth

Syleena Johnson: Chapter 6: Couples Therapy

L. Young: ReVerb

Montell Jordan and Victory World Church Worship: Covered

Freda Payne: Come Back To Me Love

Goapele: Strong As Glass

Brandon Williams: XII

Tank: Stronger

Kindred The Family Soul: A Couple Friends

Anthony Hamilton: Home For The Holidays

Algebra Blessett: Recovery

Steven Russell Harts (lead singer of TROOP): The Wedding Singer

Wess Morgan: Livin’

Five Men: Champions

Fred Hammond: I Will Trust

Faith Evans: Incomparable

Dirty Loops: Loopified

Dave Hollister: Chicago Winds… The Saga Continues

Calvin Richardson: I Am Calvin

Kelly Price: Sing, Pray, Love: Vol. 1: Sing

Chrisette Michele: The Lyricists’ Opus

Joe: Bridges

Marsha Ambrosius: Friends and Lovers

Daley: Days + Nights

The Floacist: Rise Of The Pheonix Mermaid

Kem: Promise To Love

J Moss: Grown Folks Gospel

George Tandy Jr.: The Foundation

Will Downing: Euphoria

Eric Roberson: The Box

Avery Sunshine: The Sun Room

Maysa: A Very Maysa Christmas

Boyz II Men: Collide

Jose’ James: While You Were Sleeping