When you sing R&B songs in front of an audience, you look out and there’s 85% women. I think R&B music is sort of designed for a man singing to a woman. I don’t sing it like the sexy thing, but sort of pseudo-sexy. We rally the women together because it’s about being independent and things like that.
I mean, there’s plenty of artists who are making R&B music, but because of their ethnicity, it’s considered something else.
It’s the most diverse genre of music. You hear the same theme and beats in Country and Rock. R&B is different.
Something you listen to when you want to feel young and the only genre of music EVERYONE likes.
The end of the classic R&B period was marked by Billboard magazine’s short-lived decision to combine its pop and R&B charts in 1963. Since then “R&B” has been used more broadly to encompass a range of black musical genres, including soul, funk, disco, and rap.
By the 2000s, R&B and hip hop were so similar that the only prominent difference between them was whether its vocals were rapped or sung.