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Get Busy with the Sexiest R&B Songs of All...
Best R&B and Soul songs for having sex and making love to.
12 Sweetest Love Songs in R&B History
Best R&B Love Songs by mary j blige, brian mcknight, sade, donell jones and others.
15 Sweet R&B Songs to Play at Your Wedding
Great Wedding Songs - R&B Wedding Songs
Soul Power: Check Out the 20 Best R&B...
Using a calculation formula that includes vocal creativity, chart-topping songs and albums, awards won, name recognition, songwriting ability and other factors, your R&B/Soul Guide has crafted a list of picks for the best R&B and Soul singers in music history. A few names might surprise you.
Best R&B Songs about Cheating Lovers
Best Songs About Cheating Lovers - Cheating Lover Songs
Ease Your Broken Heart with These 12 Great...
Best R&B Break-Up Songs - Songs About Breaking Up by R&B Artists
Singers and Rhymers: The 50 Best R&B/Rap...
Top 50 R&B/Rap Collaborations
Best R&B Romantic Duets
Whether you're making a mixtape for your significant other, looking for songs to sing with your baby on Karaoke night, seeking the perfect wedding music or just like hearing male and female voices in harmony, this list of best romantic R&B duets is for you.
Best Sad R&B Songs
Sad R&B Songs
Best Broken Heart Songs
Some artists, like Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo and the late, great Amy Winehouse to name a few, are known for their woeful tales of heartbreak. And the songs on this list represent some of the better modern day and classic songs about being brokenhearted.
Set the Mood with These 11 Romantic R&B...
Whether you're looking for a song that expresses how you feel about that special person in your life, searching for tunes that are perfect for setting a mood in the bedroom, or just like soothing love songs, the About R&B/Soul list of recommended romantic songs is here to fulfill your needs.
Best R&B Party Songs
Best Best R&B Party Songs
What is R&B Music?
R&B 101 - The Origins of R&B Music
Best Modern-Day Soul Artists
Best Modern-Day Soul Artists
Inspirational & Motivational R&B Songs
Best Inspirational and Motivational R&B Songs
Greatest R&B/Soul Groups Ever
Using a calculation formula that includes vocal creativity, chart-topping songs and albums, awards won, name recognition, songwriting ability and other factors, your R&B/Soul Guide has crafted a list of picks for the dozen best R&B, Soul and Funk groups in music history.
Best R&B Songs for Working Out
R&B might be best known as lovers' music, but that's not to say that some singers don't know how to put a high energy song or three out there. As artists like Usher, Beyonce and Ne-Yo have showed over the years, the R&B genre doesn't always have to live up to the 'Blues' portion of its Rhythm & Blues name. In fact, some songs are practically custom made for listening to while burning calories.
Recommended British Soul and R&B
R&B and Soul music may have originated and been molded in the United States, but the U.S. isn't the only place on earth where great Soul and Rhythm & Blues singers have come from.
Joe Who? Joe Thomas
The official about.com mini-biography of romantic R&B singer Joe, also known as Joe Thomas.
What is Funk Music?
An Origin & Definition of Funk Music.
Best Social & Political R&B/Soul Songs
Here's your R&B Guide's picks for the best social/political protest songs by R&B and Soul artists, including John Legend, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye and more.
Best-Ever Funk Songs
Best Funk Music Songs
Real Names of R&B Singers
If you've ever wondered what Prince's real name is (it's Prince), or why Ginuwine doesn't go by his real name (because it's Elgin Lumpkin, that's why), then check out this list of the real names of some of your favorite R&B and Soul singers.
The Definition of Soul
The Definition of Soul - What is Soul Music?
Best R&B Graduation Songs
Recommended R&B and Soul Graduation Songs
Best Remakes of Prince Songs
Best cover versions or remakes of Prince songs
What Is the 'Motown Sound'?
: What Is the 'Motown Sound'? What is the so-called 'Motown Sound'? : The Motown Sound is a style of
Best Songs by Prince
Best R&B Songs by R&B Singer Prince
What is Neo-Soul?
A definition & origin of neo-soul music
Best R&B Seduction Songs
Best R&B Seduction and Seduction Songs from the years 2007 to 2010, including Prince, Lizz Wright and Wayne Brady.
Essential Funk Music Artists
Recommended Funk Music Artists
Best R&B/Soul Movie Soundtracks
What makes for a great film soundtrack? Well, obviously it's all about the songs. A great OST (Original Sound Track) consists of quality, memorable tunes that stay with you long after a movie has ended. In fact, the best soundtracks are cohesive units that can be enjoyed even without the benefit of seeing the film they're attached to.
About SWV (Sisters With Voices)
The official about.com mini-biography of R&B trio SWV, which stands for Sisters With Voices.
Who is Kem?
Kem Owens R&B Jazz singer bio. R & B.
Recommended Greatest Hits & Best-Of Albums
Best R&B Greatest Hits & Best-Of albums
Best Country-Soul Crossovers
Recommended Country-Soul Music
John Legend
John Legend R&B singer bio. R & B.
R&B Artist Bio: Ledisi
R&B Artist Bio: Ledisi. R & B.
Avant: A Profile
Avant singer profile biography. R & B.
Prince's Full Name
Prince's real/full name. R & B.
Best Blue-Eyed Soul Singers
For those not familiar with the term, Blue-Eyed Soul is an expression created in the 1960s to describe
About Faith Evans
Profile of Faith Evans' successes and struggles, including her early life, recording career, and relationship with the Notorious B.I.G.
'Funk' Music: What It Is
An Origin & Definition of Funk Music.
All About Akon
Akon profile biography. R & B.
Best Free R&B/Soul Music Mixtapes
Although mixtapes started out strictly as a rap phenomenon, plenty of young R&B and Soul singers have jumped on the bandwagon in recent years. This list of the best R&B/Soul mixtapes includes free releases by young guns like Raheem DeVaughn, Trey Songz and Frank Ocean.
Usher: A Mini-Bio of Usher Raymond
A profile of R&B singer Usher (Usher Raymond)
Full Names of R&B and Soul Singers
Some people still remember that Beyonce's last name is Knowles and that Fantasia's is Barrino, but how many folks still know -- or ever knew -- what Aaliyah's surname was? Or what Ciara's is? If you don't and are curious, check out this handy-dandy list of the full names of mononymous R&B singers.
Essential R&B and Soul Albums:
Essential 1990s R&B and Soul Albums
R&B Artist Bio: Maxwell
The official about.com mini-biography of the R&B, Soul and neo-Soul singer known as Maxwell.
Review: Amy Winehouse - "Back to Black"
British Soul singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse has a voice that's very contradictory; it's strong and powerful,
Beyoncé's Full Name
Full name and background of R & B and pop singer Beyoncé's name.
About Keyshia Cole
The official about.com mini-biography and profile of R&B singer and reality show star Keyshia Cole.
The Life & Times of Chico DeBarge
The Life & Times of Chico DeBarge
About Jon B.
The official about.com mini-biography of caucasian R&B singer Jon B., who debuted and peaked in the mid-to-late 1990s.
Spring 2013 R&B/Soul Concert Tours
Spring 2013 R&B/Soul Concert Tours
About New Edition
The official about.com mini-biography of legendary R&B and pop group New Edition, whose members have included Bobby Brown, Ralph Tresvant, Johnny Gill and the trio Bel Biv Devoe.
Profile: Angie Stone
Angie Stone bio biography profile
About Mariah Carey
The official About R&B bio of singer-actress Mariah Carey.
Top 10 Remakes of R&B Songs By Non-R&B Artists
Top 10 Remakes of R&B Songs By Non-R&B Artists
R&B Artist Bio: Aaliyah
The official about.com mini-biography of the late R&B singer and actress Aaliyah.
Recommended Unsigned R&B Artists
Recommended Unsigned R&B Artists
Artist Bio: Trey Songz
The official about.com mini-biography of R&B singer Trey Songz.
About Brandy Norwood
The official about.com mini-biography of R&B singer and reality television star Brandy, the sister of singer Ray J. and daughter of Gospel vocalist Willie Norwood.
R&B Artist Bio: Monica
The official about.com mini-biography of R&B singer Monica Brown, known as just Monica.
Cherish (R&B Group)
R&B Group Cherish bio. R & B.
About Beyonce Knowles
The official About R&B bio of singer Beyonce Knowles, better known as simply Beyonce.
All About Amerie
A profile of R&B pop singer Amerie.
Who is Jill Scott?
The official about.com mini-biography of R&B/Soul singer and spoken word poet Jill Scott.
Artist bio: Kelis
R&B singer Kelis artist biography info
About Ne-Yo
The official about.com mini-biography of award-winning R&B-pop singer Ne-Yo.
Best R&B Versions of Rock/Pop Songs
Best R&B versions of songs originally recorded by rock and pop music artists.
Mario Barrett (R&B Singer)
Mario Barrett (R&B Singer) bio. R & B.
2013 R&B/Soul Music Preview
It's almost the first month of a brand new year, so it's time to take a look ahead at the R&B and Soul music releases due out over the course of the next 12 months. And in the 2013 R&B/Soul Music Preview, we have 20 releases that have been either officially confirmed as coming out during the year.
About Miguel (R&B singer)
The official about.com mini-biography of R&B singer Miguel.
About R&B Group 112 (One Twelve)
The official about.com mini-biography of Atlanta-based R&B quartet 112 (One Twelve).
About R. Kelly
The official about.com mini-biography of R&B/Soul singer, songwriter and producer R. Kelly.
About Lyfe Jennings
Lyfe Jennings profile biography. R & B.
R&B Artist Bio: India.Arie
The official about.com mini-biography of Atlanta-based R&B/Soul singer-songwriter India.Arie.
Audio Biography: Keith Sweat
Keith Sweat R&B singer bio biography
Who's Next: The Future of R&B -- 2013 Edition
At the start of each year, About R&B/Soul takes a look at some of the up and coming young artists who represent the future of music. This year's list includes fresh names and faces like Luke James, Ester Dean and Marcus Canty, to name a few.
Soul of a Songwriter
An interview with R&B singer songwriter Ryan Toby
About Erykah Badu
Erykah Badu R&B neo-soul singer mini-biography
About Tyrese (R&B Singer)
The official about.com mini-biography of R&B singer, actor, model and sex symbol Tyrese Gibson.
Artist Bio: Cee-Lo Green
The official about.com mini-biography of R&B/Soul singer and rapper Cee-Lo Green.
Album Review: Joe - 'The Good, the Bad, the Sexy'
R&B singer Joe Thomas' ninth studio album, 'The Good, the Bad, the Sexy', which was released in the U.S. on Oct. 18, 2011, is standard Joe; it's chock full of sexy songs about bedroom escapades. Hard to believe that one man could still find new ways to sing about lovemaking, but Joe somehow manages to pull it off.
About Mary J. Blige
The official about.com mini-biography of R&B, Soul and Hip-Hop singer and icon Mary J. Blige.
Neo-Soul: What Is Neo-Soul?
A definition & origin of neo-soul music
Raphael Saadiq
Raphael Saadiq biography information
R&B Artist Bio: Alicia Keys
The official about.com mini-biography of Grammy-winning R&B-pop singer Alicia Keys.
Artist Bio: Brian McKnight
The official about.com mini-biography of 1990s R&B music superstar Brian McKnight.
About Stevie Wonder
The official about.com mini-biography of legendary R&B/Soul singer and musician Stevie Wonder.
The Real Names of Dru Hill
R*B group Dru Hill members' real names
About Anthony Hamilton
The official about.com mini-biography of southern R&B and Soul singer Anthony Hamilton.
What is Ne-Yo's Real Name?
Ne-Yo's Real Name. R & B.
Tank
Bio of bodybuilding R&B singer Durrell Babbs, whose stage name is Tank.
Jagged Edge Profile
A profile of R&B act Jagged Edge
Tamia
The official about.com mini-biography of R&B-pop singer Tamia, who's the wife of NBA player Grant Hill.
Who is Avery*Sunshine?
The official about.com mini-biography of R&B/Soul singer Avery*Sunshine.
About Boyz II Men
The official about.com mini-biography of R&B/Soul group Boyz II Men
Artist bio: Leela James
The official about.com mini-biography of Soul singer Leela James.
Recommended R&B Christmas Songs
It's hard to sort through the literally tens of thousands of Christmas songs by R&B and Soul music artists to find the really good stuff. So to help you out a little, your Guide to R&B has compiled a list of great holiday songs by R&B artists, including audio streams for some tracks.
Album Review: Chrisette Michele - "I Am"
Album Review: Chrisette Michele - I Am
Ashanti: A Profile
Ashanti profile bio. R & B.
Underappreciated R&B/Soul Artists
Most Underappreciated R&B/Soul Performers
Rhonda Smith Interview
Interview with R&B Funk performer Rhonda Smith
Review: Lloyd - "Street Love"
On his second album, the singer Lloyd establishes the fact that he's here to stay, and also solidifies
Kelly Rowland bio
Kelly Rowland bio. R & B.
Album Review: Goapele - 'Break of Dawn'
On her first three albums, R&B singer Goapele shied away from showing her sexier, more sultry side. But on her fourth studio album, 'Break of Dawn,' we get a much more personal view into her as a person. 'Break of Dawn,' which was released in the U.S. on Oct. 25, 2011, is by far her most personal album yet.
What's Stevie Wonder's Real Name?
FAQ About Stevie Wonder. R & B.
Interview: R&B Singer Sammie
Interview with R&B singer Sammie
About Calvin Richardson
Calvin Richardson R&B singer bio
Artist Bio: Chaka Khan
The official about.com mini-biography of legendary R&B and Soul singer Chaka Khan.
Album Review: "Tomi"
Straight out of the "You Can't Judge a Book by Its Cover" department comes European singer-songwriter-musician
Review: "Daddy's Little Girls" Soundtrack
Many soundtracks these days contain a lot of music that has little - if any - relation to the movie itself.
About The Isley Brothers
The official about.com mini-biography of legendary R&B group The Isley Brothers, which is led by singer Ronald Isley.
About Teddy Pendergrass
Teddy Pendergrass biography. R & B.
All About: Mya
A profile of R&B singer Mya. R & B.
Ryan Leslie - 'Ryan Leslie'
Ryan Leslie - Review of Ryan Leslie's Debut Album
About Aretha Franklin
The official about.com biography of legendary R&B singer and Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.
The Donell Jones Story
Donell Jones profile r&b singer. R & B.
Artist Bio: Whitney Houston
The official About R&B mini-biography of R&B-pop singer Whitney Houston.
Jennifer Hudson - "Jennifer Hudson"
Out of all the former "American Idol" hopefuls - winners and losers alike - Jennifer Hudson will likely
About Chante Moore
The official about.com mini-biography of R&B and Jazz singer Chante Moore.
Album Review: Sade - 'Soldier of Love'
Sade - Soldier of Love album review
Interview: Ryan Leslie
Interview Ryan Leslie. R & B.
Ginuwine ... The Profile
R&B singer Ginuwine bio. R & B.
New R&B/Soul Music: Jan. 2013
There aren't a whole lot of new albums expected to drop during the first month of 2013, but artists with planned January release dates include the legendary Charlie Wilson, ex-Danity Kane member Dawn Richard and the late, great Teena Marie.
Review: Melanie Fiona - 'The Bridge'
Melanie Fiona - The Bridge album review
About Mayer Hawthorne
The official about.com mini-biography of R&B and Soul crooner Mayer Hawthorne.
About Ronald Isley
The official about.com mini-biography of R&B/Soul singer Ronald Isley of legendary group The Isley Brothers.
Album Review: Avant - 'Face the Music'
Avant's his seventh studio album, 'Face the Music,' which was released in the U.S. Feb. 5, 2013 shows that even though it's been 13 years since the release of his debut album, Avant's formula of strong lyrics, passionate vocals and tasteful song production hasn't grown stale
About Marvin Gaye
The official about.com biography of legendary R&B and Soul singer Marvin Gaye.
R&B Q&A: Jagged Edge
About.com's R&B/Soul music critic, Mark Edward Nero, had a chance to speak exclusively with two members of the vocal group Jagged Edge a couple of weeks before the June 21, 2011 release of their seventh studio album, 'The Remedy,' which is their first for Miami-based hip-hop label Slip-n-Slide.
Gerald Levert - "In My Songs"
In November 2006, Gerald Levert, the husky R&B singer nicknamed "Teddy Bear," died of a heart attack
About Musiq Soulchild
about.com biography of the R&B/Soul singer known as Musiq Soulchild
Best Songs by Aaliyah
A list of the best Songs by R&B-Pop Singer Aaliyah, as chose by about.com's R&B/Soul music critic.
Album Review: Brian McKnight - 'More Than Words'
'More Than Words,' which was released in the U.S. March 19, 2013, sounds exactly like vintage Brian McKnight. And although that might seem like a compliment on the surface, it actually means the album's stuck in the past.
Review: R. Kelly - 'Double Up'
CD Review: R. Kelly - Double Up. R & B.
R&B Singer Tweet
The official about.com profile and mini-biography of R&B and Soul singer Charlene 'Tweet' Keys.
Review: Usher - 'Raymond v. Raymond'
Usher - Raymond v. Raymond album review
Album Review: Michael Kiwanuka - 'Home Again'
Michael Kiwanuka's 'Home Again,' which was released in May 2012 in the U.S. and March 2012 in the United Kingdom, doesn't sound like a cheap imitation of '70s Soul or a watered-down replica attempting to cash in on nostalgia. No, the smooth, mellow Soul that Kiwanuka showcases here is real, genuine, warm and loving.
Album Review: Will Downing - "After Tonight"
Will Downing recorded much of his new album while suffering from a debilitating muscle condition, but
Album Review: Jamie Lidell - 'Jamie Lidell'
Throughout his career, Jamie has straddled the line between Soul, electronic and R&B and this latest release just represents the latest step in his evolution as an artist. And this self-titled album isn't just a one-dimensional look back at the past; there's also quite a few innovative, futuristic songs here that sound several years ahead of their time.
Album Review: Kelly Price - 'Kelly'
Make no mistake about it, Kelly Price is as pure a vocalist as they come. And on her fifth studio album, 'Kelly,' she shows why she deserves the favorable comparisons she's received over the years to such legends as Mahalia Jackson and Aretha Franklin.
R&B Bio: Anthony David
The official about.com mini-biography of Atlanta-based R&B/Soul singer Anthony Hamilton, who's also known as Tony Harrington.
Review: Rhonda Smith - 'RS2'
Rhonda Smith is one of those artists who's hard to categorize. This is great for her because that way
Album Review: Trey Songz - 'Chapter V'
On his fifth studio album, 'Chapter V,' Trey Songz displays the soaring vocal ability, charisma and sex appeal that have made him one of the top five male singers in urban music today.
If You Like Mary J. Blige ...
Recommended singers to try if you like Mary J. Blige.
Artist Bio: Lauryn Hill
The about.com mini-biography of the highly talented R&B/Hip-Hop vocalist.

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