r&b

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
7.24.19
News

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

The singer unveiled a £180 "No More Music" T-shirt at her first pop-up shop for her LVMH-endorsed Fenty label.
Kristin Corry
6.20.19
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
Premieres

Maya B's "Dollar to a Diamond" Is Motivation for Better Days

The California artist’s visual for “Dollar to a Diamond” proves you can’t put a dollar amount on self-worth.
Kristin Corry
5.1.19
Noisey News

Whoa, Kindness' New Song With Seinabo Sey Is So Good

"Lost Without" is the second single this year from Adam Bainbridge, following their Robyn collaboration "Cry Everything."
Josh Terry
5.1.19
Noisey News

Tink Returns With New Project, 'Voicemails'

The Chicago artist follows up 2018's 'Pain & Pleasure' with 'Voicemails,' a 12-track project released independently.
Kristin Corry
4.30.19
q&a

Hamzaa Turned Being "Sad as Fuck" into Rich Soul-R&B

We meet the 20-year-old singer and songwriter, who landed her first TV spot as an unsigned teen last autumn. She's just getting started.
Grace Shutti
4.26.19
New music

Beyoncé's New-Old Demo of "Sorry" Is Genius In-Progress

'Lemonade' is finally available on all streaming services and includes the original version to "Sorry."
Kristin Corry
4.24.19
Noisey News

Janelle Monáe on Coming Out: "I Was Terrified"

In a cover story for 'them,' Janelle Monáe opens up about coming out and how 'Dirty Computer' set her free in an interview with Lizzo.
Kristin Corry
4.15.19
Premieres

Girl Ultra’s “Ella Tu Y Yo” Combines Mexican R&B With Vintage Sci-Fi

"It’s very much inspired by ‘Videodrome.' I got really hooked on science fiction movies recently, and I wanted to incorporate this reality of screens sort of taking control over our lives.”
Eduardo Cepeda
4.12.19
Remembering Things

20 Years After "No Scrubs," We Look Back at the Song's Best (and Worst) Covers

The TLC track topped the charts two decades ago this week – since then artists of all stripes have offered up their takes.
Bonnie Stiernberg
4.11.19
Interviews

Tayla Parx Has Her Own Voice

Tayla Parx is best known for her role in ‘Hairspray’ and songwriting credits on “thank u, next” and “7 Rings.” Her debut album ‘We Need to Talk’ redirects the conversation where it should be: on her own work.
Kristin Corry
4.8.19
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