r&b

Interviews

BJ the Chicago Kid's '1123' Magnifies the Soul of the Black Experience

The singer's follow-up album is an ode to the Chicago upbringing that shaped how he approaches love and life.
Kristin Corry
7.31.19
Interviews

Amaal's Intimate R&B Shows that Love Is Hard Work

The Somali Canadian singer went from making protest music to analyzing the blind spots in her love life on her debut EP, 'Black Dove.'
Kristin Corry
7.23.19
R. Kelly

R. Kelly Was Just Slapped With His Most Serious Sexual Assault Charges Yet

Four of the charges each carry a maximum sentence of up to 30 years.
Rex Santus
5.30.19
R. Kelly

R. Kelly Is Back in Jail—This Time for Failing to Pay Child Support

Kelly will stay in jail until he pays more than $160,000 in child support to his ex-wife.
Rex Santus
3.7.19
Essays

Solange’s New Album is a Homecoming Like No Other

'When I Get Home' is an intimate exploration of her Houston roots and black heritage.
Kristin Corry
3.4.19
Music

Listen to Solange's New Album 'When I Get Home'

It's finally here! Thank God!
Noisey Staff
3.3.19
Noisey News

Two More Women Accuse R Kelly of Sexual Misconduct

A press conference hosted by lawyer Gloria Allred brought allegations of abuse and sexual harassment against the singer when the accusers were teenagers.
Josh Terry
2.21.19
Premieres

Bathe's Surf R&B Is Full of Sobering Realities

"Sure Shot" is the Brooklyn-based duo's attempt at reclaiming beach music, or "surf R&B," as they call it.
Kristin Corry
1.25.19
Noisey News

Frank Ocean, Stop Playing and Release Your SZA Cover

The singer teased his version of SZA's "The Weekend" on his Instagram page.
Kristin Corry
1.25.19
Noisey News

French Police Detain Chris Brown After Rape Accusation, According to Report

Investigators have two days to decide if the RCA-signed singer will be charged or let go.
Josh Terry
1.22.19
Noisey News

Report: Sony and R. Kelly Have Split

According to Billboard, the singer is now without a label in the wake of 'Surviving R. Kelly.'
Alex Robert Ross
1.21.19
Essays

James Blake Just Made a Gorgeous Album About Being Happy in Love

His overwhelmingly optimistic fourth album ‘Assume Form’ finds the UK singer-producer coming to terms with life after stability.
Josh Terry
1.21.19
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