Contemporary R And B
505 artists, 7238 songs
Contemporary R&B encompasses a wide variety of styles, ranging from slickly produced pop to mature, sophisticated jazz-influenced tunes. Singers like Lauryn Hill and Mary J. Blige incorporate elements of hip-hop into their work, while artists like Jill Scott, Alicia Keys, Maxwell, D'Angelo and Erykah Badu draw from the soulful singer-songwriter tradition of Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder. Kelis and Macy Gray redefined the soul diva's image with their funky, fresh and fine attitude, and their recordings with electronic dance music's biggest producers earned them considerable underground credibility beyond contemporary R&B audiences.