What Is R&B Music?
So, I’m finished recording 5 songs (so excited!!) and I’m in the process of mixing them.
I’ve listened to them a thousand times or more, and while I always find something I want to do over (the perfectionist in me) I’m left with another problem.
I never really thought about this until now.
See, the music I listen to most — Michael Jackson, Earth, Wind & Fire, Mariah Carey, Lauryn Hill, Stevie Wonder — it’s a good mix of R&B Soul.
And because R&B is pretty much all I listen to, I always thought of myself as an R&B artist.
But looking at the top R&B charts, I don’t really match what’s charting.
So, I googled it…
R&B By Definition
Okay, I’m good there.
But when I pulled up the top R&B songs on Spotify the # 2 spot was Silento with Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae).
Not me at all.
Is the definition changing?
Many of the R&B charts combine both Hip Hop and R&B. When did that happen?
I’m not sure R&B is really R&B anymore.
What is R&B music to you? Who do you consider R&B? I’m curious to know what you think. Let me know in the comments.