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Jhene Aiko

Great Music by Black Women Ignored

In 2011, the only person stopping R&B singer Marsha Ambrosius from topping the Billboard album…

‘SWV Reunited’ Shocker! [VIDEO]

Don’t miss SWV Reunited this Thursday (10pm ET/PT on WE tv). In this week’s episode,…

Trey Songz Chris Brown August Alsina

Rhythm and Bash:Why Is Today’s R&B So Hard on Women?

In 2008, Sean Fennessey, then VIBE’s music editor, wrote how R&B had grown soft. Ripping…

The History of R&B Music

Upcoming Documentary Explores ‘The History of R&B Music’

Legendary musician and producer turned filmmaker Kashif Saleem has embarked on a cinematic journey to…

How White Artists are redefining Rap and R&B

The White Rap Takeover

Although the music industry should be held accountable for its part in lowering the standards…

Ciara and Future are engaged

Future and Ciara Engaged to be Married

Ciara's future is Future: The R&B singer and the rapper-producer are engaged. Future surprised the…

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake and Black Music

I have a confession to make: I really like Justin Timberlake. And I really like…

Behind the scenes on D'Angelo's Voodoo.

D’Angelo’s Voodoo

Holdups and false starts kept Voodoo from a ’90s release. Perfectionist D’Angelo had become distracted by weed…

‘Why “Bad Religion” is My Song of the Year’

If you would have told me a year ago that, sometime next summer, I would…

Fontella Bass

“Rescue Me” Singer Fontella Bass Dies at 72

Soul singer Fontella Bass, who topped the charts in 1965 with her feel-good hit song…