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July 1, 2024

Album of the Year – Killer Mike, Michael Best Female R&B/Pop Artist – SZA Best Male R&B/Pop Artist – Usher Best Group – ¥$, Ye, Ty Dolla $ign Best Collaboration – Lil Durk feat. J. Cole, “All My Life” Best Female Hip-Hop Artist – Nicki Minaj Best Male Hip-Hop Artist – Kendrick Lamar Best New Artist […]

NPR music feature writer Sheldon Pearce explores the “whirlwind rise” of Dallas artist 4batz and what it “means for the genres he lies between.” 4batz’s video for “act ii: date @ 8” went viral on TikTok in 2023. By January of this year, he caught the attention of Kanye West, and by March 2024, he […]

Mary J. Blige and A Tribe Called Quest are among the 16 artists or other musical figures who will be inducted in 2024 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Also Foreigner has been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and features Rochester native Lou Gramm who sang for the band at its […]

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March 25, 2024

Celebrating Women’s History Month, the R&B genre is experiencing an exciting uplift, thanks to the groundbreaking work of Black women artists who are redefining the sound and scope of the genre with their diverse musical styles and deep musicianship. Here are five Black women in R&B making significant strides this year: Honey Bxby from Asbury, […]

Mary J. Blige said “I used to hate everything about me. The sound of my voice, the sound of my speaking voice. And I used to just be afraid to hear any music back,” On an episode of TODAY With Hoda and Jenna from Wednesdsay (March 8), the R&B/Soul icon revealed some surprising thoughts about her own […]

Over the weekend SZA walked off with 4 awards  Song Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Best R&B/Soul Female best R&B/Soul female artist, and The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award. . Usher won 3 statuettes including best R&B/Soul male artist, certified soul award and best collaboration with Summer Walker and 21 Savage. Victoria Monét […]

Another record for SZA! According to Billboard’s charts, SZA’s album “SOS” has been No. 1 on the Top R&B Albums charts 41st weeks. The most by any project since the list launched in 2013. SOS achieves its record week on the list dated Sept. 30, where it earned 53,000 equivalent album units in the tracking week […]

R&B star Brent Faiyaz has revealed the dates and details for his 2023 worldwide headline tour, “F*ck the World, It’s a Wasteland.” It kicks off on July 16 in Landover, MD at Broccoli City Festival, and visits major markets worldwide including Chicago, New York, Toronto and more. See the full tour itinerary below. TOUR DATES: […]

R&B trio Flo have shared a new song with Missy Elliott called “Fly Girl.” In addition to the new song comes a video directed by Tajana Tokyo. Check it out below: Source: Pitchfork

Reportedly, Spotify is launching an initiative to support up-and-coming r&b artists with their new campaign, ‘R&B First Nights.’ As part of the initiative, the music streaming platform will aid four R&B up-and-comers’ live shows in cities across America and invite their superfans to attend. Source: BET

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