R&B

Megan Thee Stallion & Normani’s ‘Diamonds’ is a cocky boost of self-esteem

What do you get when you mix the raunchy Megan Thee Stallion with the innocence of Normani? The answer is ‘Diamonds’: the exuberant female...

Listen to Kehlani’s long-awaited ‘All Me’ featuring Keyshia Cole

The stars have been teasing the track for a while

The Weeknd is still in his feelings on swaggering new singles ‘Heartless’ and ‘Blinding Lights’

Abel Tesfaye is back with a bang: two new album previews have laid down the gauntlet ahead of his expected domination of the new year

Rapman – ‘Blue Story (Music Inspired By the Original Motion Picture)’ review: a story that needs to be heard

Rapman and friends – including Krept & Konan, Jorja Smith and Giggs – create a sonic narrative so raw, and so true, that it could stand alone from the film it accompanies

Tory Lanez – ‘Chixtape 5’ review: the rapper samples countless classics to create peerless R&B nostalgia

The Canadian artist's 'Chixtape' series continues, reworking old favourites to craft a record that almost stands alone on its own feel-good terms

Victoria Monét interview – how ‘Ass Like That’ is finally putting the ‘Thank U, Next’ co-writer in the spotlight

The title of Victoria Monét’s latest single might strike fear into the hearts of thin-skinned radio producers and TV censors, but ‘Ass Like That’...

Steve Lacy shares groovy, colourful music video for ‘Playground’

Steve Lacy of The Internet has released a new video for ‘Playground’, a cut from his debut solo album ‘Apollo XXI’. Watch it below. ...

Summer Walker – ‘Over It’ review: a sucker-punch of slick sounds and emotional candour

R&B hasn't, in recent years, always reflected relationships as honestly as '90s and noughties R&B stars did. Yet on her stunning debut album, 'Over...

Cynthia Erivo to play Aretha Franklin in ‘Genius’ anthology series

Cynthia Erivo has been announced as the star of the next Genius anthology series about Aretha Franklin. The British actress, known for her work in 2018...

R Kelly wants bail because he can’t see his “two girlfriends in jail”

R Kelly's lawyer is calling for the R&B singer to be bailed because he is "only able to see one girlfriend at a time in...
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