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.
Rihanna was awarded the President’s Award the NAACP Image Awards this past Saturday, where she was honoured for her many philanthropic efforts in the black community.
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“Rihanna has not only enjoyed a groundbreaking career as an artist and musician, but has also distinguished herself as a stellar public servant.”
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Rather than turning away from her trauma, Rihanna remerged with her most revelatory and defiant work to date with her ‘Rated R’ album.
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Straddling the chart-savvy and the underground, Kanye West’s ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ remains a masterpiece that’s both amazing and appalling.
With her ‘Talk That Talk’ album, Rihanna continued her reign over pop music, throwing genre and romantic conventions to the wind.