Steeped in tradition while pushing music into new frontiers, modern R&B has infiltrated the mainstream and become the go-to sound...
Fifteen of the best ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ performances – from soulful balladry to all-out guitar shreds – proving that “traditional” doesn’t always need to be dull.
“This is a historic song for an important moment in history, and what’s beautiful is that its message is timeless and universal.”
UK soul singer Michael Kiwanuka shares the official video for his brassy new single, ‘You Ain’t The Problem’, off his new album ‘KIWANUKA’, out on 25 October.
Mastering classic Motown albums for the ‘Motown In Mono’ reissue series gave engineer Kevin Gray a chance to remember why he first fell in love with them.
On the genre-merging ‘My Everything’ album, Ariana Grande moved away from the fizzy pop of her debut and started coming into her own.
‘Pon De Replay’ revealed Rihanna’s prowess as a hitmaker, but her debut album, ‘Music Of The Sun’, album proved she was a Caribbean queen in the making.
No longer masking her ornate bravado with hip-hop samples, ‘Mary’ saw Mary J Blige follow her 70s muse and take a plunge into neo-soul.
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.
The Motown release hit No. 1 on 15 August 1992, in a run that stretched from summer into late autumn.
UK soul singer Michael Kiwanuka announces his third album, ‘KIWANUKA’, set for release on 25 October and featuring the new single, ‘You Ain’t The Problem’.
On ‘Queen’, crossover artist Nicki Minaj reclaimed the hip-hop crown with her most rap-oriented album yet, and demanded fealty from the newcomers.
The stars of Motown were out in full force at the West Coast premiere of ‘Hitsville: The Making of Motown’ in Los Angeles
Like many of Blige’s soul-searching songs, ‘Know’ reflects a lifetime of pain and survival.
With a trademark mellow sound, ‘Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly’ laid down a bold marker in American R&B music, looking for something deep and meaningful.
When Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj joined forces on the powerhouse anthem ‘Bang Bang’, they proved three divas are better than one.