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Justin Timberlake's New Music Will Lean Heavily on Black Artists, Again

The 'Man of the Woods' singer appears tired of the woods; he just announced forthcoming collaborations with SZA, Lizzo, and Meek Mill.

10.4.19

Summer Walker's 'Over It' Brought Your Favorite R&B Singers Out of Hiding

The singer's highly-anticipated debut album features guest spots from artists like Usher and PARTYNEXTDOOR.

9.27.19

The 28 Best R&B Songs of Summer 2019

Summer was hot and so was R&B with artists like Bryson Tiller, Jorja Smith, and H.E.R. leading the way.

7.30.19

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.

7.23.19

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.'

6.19.19

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.

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6.10.19

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.

5.31.19

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.'

5.30.19

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.

5.28.19

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.'

5.15.19

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.

5.14.19

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.'

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