Elle Varner and Usher looked to classic soul and funk to inform their sound, while Ariana Grande and Chris Brown each built on a tradition of steamy duets. It's impressive that they're landing their songs on year-end lists this early in their career, and it suggests that the genre has a bright future. Drake , "Recognize" You know an artist has potential when they deliver tracks that hype a crowd with or without a notable guest appearance. But it worked when a handful of contemporary producers -- Timbaland , Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins , Babyface -- polished up demos and old recordings for Xscape , shockingly earning its place as a very good MJ album. Adapted from a session with Paul Anka , the smiley rump-shaker is warm and robust, recalling Jackson's better work from the '80s. If only the King of Pop were still here to appreciate what his sound could still be in Chris Brown, feat. Elle Varner feat. The hands-in-the-air instrumental lightens the mood of Elle's sad girl posturing as she mopes in the corner, red cup in hand, fixated on how her man treated her heart like a strip of cigarette-burned carpet. The kicker: it could very well be hers playing through the speakers.
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The term "rhythm and blues" has undergone a number of shifts in meaning. In the early s, it was frequently applied to blues records. By the s, the term "rhythm and blues" changed again and was used as a blanket term for soul and funk. It combines rhythm and blues with elements of pop , soul , funk , disco , hip hop , and electronic music. Although Jerry Wexler of Billboard magazine is credited with coining the term "rhythm and blues" as a musical term in the United States in ,  the term was used in Billboard as early as According to him, the term embraced all black music except classical music and religious music , unless a gospel song sold enough to break into the charts. In the commercial rhythm and blues music typical of the s through the s, the bands usually consisted of piano, one or two guitars, bass, drums, and saxophone. Arrangements were rehearsed to the point of effortlessness and were sometimes accompanied by background vocalists. Simple repetitive parts mesh, creating momentum and rhythmic interplay producing mellow, lilting, and often hypnotic textures while calling attention to no individual sound. While singers are emotionally engaged with the lyrics, often intensely so, they remain cool, relaxed, and in control.
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This article summarizes the events, album releases, and album release dates in hip hop music for the year In pure album sales, Forest Hills Drive debuted with , copies,  while The Pinkprint debuted with , From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. January 12, Retrieved February 22, January 19, HipHop DX.
Blige who went to London and Prince who went to Mars. There's something for everyone here, young or old, not to mention young or old at heart. When Sharon Jones was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, went through chemotherapy and returned to appear on a Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade float in , the world discovered the light-footed year-old soul singer's strength.