21st-century vocal successes are proof that, as musical revolutions have risen and fallen, the desire to sign as a group remains. And there's nothing that can move listeners more than the human...
An introduction to a peerless catalog of sonically inventive and chart-busting tunes.
With ‘The Show, The After Party, The Hotel’, Jodeci pushed the boundaries of R&B and lived up their reputation as the “bad boys of R&B.”
Kick-starting Boyz II Men’s stratospheric career, ‘Cooleyhighharmony’ merged hip-hop and doo-wop to produce some of R&B’s undisputed classics.
The famed producers look back on the album on its 35th anniversary.
The best New Jack Swing songs are sonically defined as R&B with production more traditionally associated with hip-hop. But it’s also a culture too.
The fashion and style of New Jack Swing was an integral part of the genre's worldwide appeal. This photo essay presents some of the biggest names looking their finest.
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.
From 1987 to 1992, New Jack Sound’s innovative fusion of hip-hop and R&B dominated the charts.
A celebration of the Oakland trio, a group that interpolated its city's rugged sonic signatures in an unpredictable way.
Andre Harrell, founder of Uptown Records, was a massively influential record executive that shaped the sound of R&B and hip-hop.
The soundtrack to John Singleton’s provocative 1991 directorial debut ‘Boyz N The Hood’ is making its double-vinyl debut on 27 September via Qwest/Ume.
Blackstreet’s debut album saw Teddy Riley find his footing again as a performer, while helping R&B crossover from urban radio to the Top 40.