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  1. the meaning of mariah carey
    The Stories Behind 13 of Mariah Carey’s Biggest HitsEarly demos and, yes, “All I Want for Christmas Is You.”
  2. new music
    Bryson Tiller Drops New Album, Featuring Drake, Who’s on Another Album TodayAnd Drake brought SZA into all of this.
  3. live events lol
    Usher Optimistically Books a Las Vegas Residency for July 2021Who’s risking it for “Climax”?
  4. my single is finally dropping
    Bryson Tiller Reemerges With ‘Inhale,’ Announces New AlbumFinally, time to eat.
  5. my single is dropping
    Jazmine Sullivan Dares You to Text Your Ex in New Song ‘Lost One’“Please don’t forget about me, try not to love no one.”
  6. the streaming wars
    Aaliyah’s Music Is a Step Closer to StreamingHer music sporadically appears and disappears from the internet.
  7. the inside track
    Victoria Monét Saved the Best Songs for HerselfThe title track of Monét’s ’70s-tinged debut proves she’s not just someone else’s songwriter.
  8. my single is dropping
    Toni Braxton Misses Clubs As Much As the Rest of Us in ‘Dance’ Music VideoThe second offering from her tenth album, Spell My Name.
  9. my album is dropping
    Brandy is Back With New Album B7It’s her first album in 8 years.
  10. #mc30
    Mariah Carey Launches a Weekly Celebration of Mariah CareyStarting with the release of a rare live performance from 1990.
  11. my ep is dropping
    Let Summer Walker’s Sultry New EP Life On Earth Get You in Your Feelings“What have you become? What have you become?”
  12. my album is dropping
    Support Black Artists and Stream Teyana Taylor’s The Album this JuneteenthFeaturing Erykah Badu, Quavo, Kehlani, Missy Elliot and Ms. Lauryn Hill.
  13. q&a
    Tory Lanez Is the New King of RaunchAs “Demon Time” has emerged as a kind of makeshift strip-club VIP room for Instagram, Quarantine Radio is sort of like its “Howard Stern Show.”
  14. my single is dropping
    ‘Baby Mama’ Brandy and Wife Guy Chance the Rapper Drop a New Song“This song ain’t just for me, it’s for every mama.”
  15. relief efforts
    John Legend’s Quar ‘Fro and More Moments From the BET Coronavirus Relief Special“This may or may not be my real hair after not seeing my barber for six weeks.”
  16. my single is dropping
    Take a Sip of Kelly Rowland’s Sexy New Single ‘Coffee’“Hmm, they say mornin’ wood do a body good, babe.”
  17. where's the beef?
    Usher vs. the Weeknd Is the R&Beef We Didn’t Know We NeededOr whatever the R&B equivalent of a rap battle is …
  18. album review
    The Weeknd and Partynextdoor’s Dirtbag R&B Is Hard to BeatTwo of our finest R&B villains are at it again on After Hours and Partymobile.
  19. radio vulture
    R&B’s Future Sounds a Lot Like Its PastHow newcomers like Summer Walker and Ari Lennox look to R&B’s history to outline a new path for young black creatives.
  20. new yorker festival
    Kelela Describes Asserting Herself as a Black Woman in the Music Industry“There’s so many ways I have to assert myself.”
  21. vulture guides
    Your Guide to Telling All the ‘SoundCloud R&B’ Singers ApartFrom the Drake-approved to the viral sensations, here’s who’s who.
  22. right click
    Kelela Has Arrived to Snatch the Song of the Summer From Everyone’s GripWho turned on the heat?
  23. videology
    TLC Resurrect Themselves for Their Fittingly Vintage ‘Way Back’ VideoWhatever essence that made the group so special still lives on.
  24. Iggy Azalea Does ‘Freak Me’ for Lip Sync BattleWho says R&B is dead?
  25. r.i.p.
    R&B and Soul Legend Bobby Womack Dead at 70This is too deep.
  26. triumphant comebacks
    D’Angelo Made a Surprise Appearance at BonnarooIt was his first U.S. performance in 12 years.
  27. radio vulture
    Estelle, Robert Glasper, and the Inescapable Chris BrownNew albums by the British soul singer and American pianist-turned-bandleader. Plus, why Brown is the Monsanto of R&B.
  28. r&b
    Behold the Newest Installment of ‘Got 2 B Real,’ a Web Series That Dubs Over the Voices of R&B GoddessesPatti LaBelle calling Aretha’s hair a “deceased abracadabra”? Yes please!
  29. think like a man
    Hear Jennifer Hudson’s New Single, ‘Think Like a Man’Steve Harvey never would have imagined his book to inspire such a red hot jam. Or maybe he did. He is Steve Harvey, after all.
  30. r&b
    See a Supercut of Male R&B Singers Pleading for Your LoveThe trope of men pleading for a woman’s love (and sometimes overusing the word “crazy”) in the process is alive and well in this supercut.
  31. radio vulture
    R. Kelly Would Like to Beg for Your Forgiveness on New Album Love LetterOn this homage to classic sixties soul, the loopy Lothario sounds vaguely contrite about something or other that’s never specifically named.
  32. radio vulture
    Let’s All Just Sit for a Minute and Appreciate Jazmine Sullivan’s VoiceThe 23-year-old R&B singer has a powerful instrument — but she’s most effective when she restrains it.