With R&B in the midst of a resurgence, there’s been an upswing of artists pushing the genre out of the shadows of hip-hop. And it’s the ladies who are doing the heavy lifting of getting R&B back to its soulful roots. Here are some of the risk-takers pushing R&B into the future.
In the '90s, R&B’s influence was indelible. Artists dominated the charts with record-breaking singles and the explosion of groups – both male and female – created a boon for the genre. But as hip-hop continued its rise, the genre lost its way.