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
7.30.19
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
News

Rihanna, What Do You Mean 'No More Music?'

The singer unveiled a $230 "No More Music" t-shirt at her first pop-up shop for her LVMH-endorsed Fenty label.
Kristin Corry
6.19.19
Noisey Next

Lucky Daye Is Turning His Traumatic Religious Upbringing into Hope

The most exciting new voice in the R&B revival grew up in a Christian church that forbade him from listening to music. With his debut album, 'Painted,' he's turning his pain into song.
Kristin Corry
6.10.19
Interviews

Raveena's Debut Album Is a Dreamy R&B Universe

The Indian American singer crafts a world of self-acceptance on her debut album, 'Lucid.'
Kristin Corry
5.31.19
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
News

Lucky Daye's 'Painted' Is Perfect for a Tiny Desk Concert

The New Orleans native squeezed a 10-piece band into NPR's headquarters to perform a medley from his debut album, 'Painted.'
Kristin Corry
5.28.19
Premieres

Erika de Casier's R&B Feels Like Hitting the Club with an Old Friend

The hit-after-hit energy of her debut album 'Essentials' earns its title, which nods to classic best-of CDs.
Sam Goldner
5.15.19
News

Ari Lennox's New Video for 'Up Late' Is Just as Sultry as You Expected

"Up Late" is the latest visual from the Dreamville singer's debut album, 'Shea Butter Baby.'
Kristin Corry
5.14.19
Interviews

Emotional Oranges Are 'Normal' People Making R&B More Mysterious

Noisey spoke to the anonymous R&B group about the release of their debut EP, 'The Juice Vol. 1.'
Eduardo Cepeda
5.13.19
Interviews

Pink Sweat$ Is Putting Love Back in R&B

Philadelphia singer isn't afraid to sing about love, even if it's dysfunctional.
Kristin Corry
5.8.19
PROFILES

Jamila Woods Wants You to Stop Rewriting Black History

We grabbed lunch with the Chicago singer in the middle of Harlem. Her new album, 'LEGACY! LEGACY!,' underscores why Black lineage needs to be protected.
Kristin Corry
5.7.19
0129