Steeped in tradition while pushing music into new frontiers, modern R&B has infiltrated the mainstream and become the go-to sound for pop music.
Mixing hip-hop with R&B, New Jack Swing dominated the US charts between 1989 and 1993, and its innovations have left an indelible influence on modern music.
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Widely used by discerning crate-diggers and hip-hop heads, the best Blue Note samples have become part of the cultural fabric.
With 1994's 'My Life,' Blige was on her sophomore release and the follow-up to her 1992 breakthrough album 'What’s The 411?'
The best Christmas hip-hop and R&B songs find Kanye giving the gift of a guest spot and Kurtis Blow doing a different kind of Christmas wrapping.
'It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me' took Barry's bedroom soul into the disco era.
On 28 July 1992, Mary J Blige released her game-changing debut album, 'What’s The 411' and introduced to the world a fusion of R&B hooks and hip-hop beats and a sly producer...
The R&B/ hip-hop superstar previously scored two Oscar nominations for her work in 2017's much-acclaimed Mudbound,
They recorded the track as part of Hyundai’s campaign for the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup.
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Restlessly innovative, Maroon 5 released ‘It Won’t Be Soon Before Long’ in 2007, kick-starting their crossover assault on the pop and dance worlds.
Either as songwriters or performers, these musicians fit the criteria of Great American Songbook standards, with memorable melodies and enduring sentiments.
On the 50th anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King Jr's death, Stevie Wonder and over 80 musicians, politicians and actors share their #DreamStillLives video.
Mary J Blige, The Killers' Brandon Flowers and Heart's Ann Wilson are among the artists set to induct the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame stars in 2018.