Within the span of one year, Jermaine Dupri produced two masterpieces that were both unapologetically R&B, yet still managed to go diamond in a time when the music industry was on death's door, thereby becoming two of the biggest albums of the 00s, across all genres. A feat that seems almost impossible now for an R&B-ass R&B album to achieve. The second one of those two albums was Mariah Carey's 'The Emancipation of Mimi', which will get its due later. The first one was Usher's 2004 album 'Confessions', his magnum opus and undeniably one of the best R&B albums of all time. As Kenneth Hicks writes: So So Def. @Henry You can unpin the other now and pin this one, please.