R&B

Chlöe Announces Release Date For Long-Awaited Solo Album

R&B and pop singer-songwriter, Chlöe, announced that her debut solo album, In Pieces, will arrive in March via Parkwood Entertainment.… Read More

January 24, 2023

Anita Pointer, Founding Member of The Pointer Sisters, Has Died

Anita Pointer, longtime member of Oakland R&B and pop girl group The Pointer Sisters, died on Saturday at 74-years-old. Anita… Read More

January 2, 2023

Okayplayer’s 22 Best Songs of 2022

Whether the genre was hip-hop or R&B or punk or Afrobeats or all of the above, our favorite songs of… Read More

December 22, 2022

Okayplayer’s 22 Best Albums of 2022

While the music was constantly good in 2022 — sometimes even great — there weren't many game changers. Here are… Read More

December 20, 2022

Watch the Trailer For ‘Surviving R. Kelly Part III: The Final Chapter’

Lifetime has released a trailer for Surviving R. Kelly: The Final Chapter just days after his album, I Admit, was… Read More

December 14, 2022

6 New Hip-Hop Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of November 25)

This week's New Music Friday round-up includes albums from Meek Mill, Sadat and Dough Networks, Wajeed and more. We're getting… Read More

November 25, 2022

The Making of Miguel’s ‘Kaleidoscope Dream’ Album

Miguel’s Kaleidoscope Dream is an album that splits time between rebellious youth and reverence for a classic feeling. We spoke… Read More

September 28, 2022

‘Day in the Life:’ Kenyon Dixon Feels the Love for ‘Closer’ in Charlotte

Day in the Life is Okayplayer's latest series where we shadow some of music's brightest stars. We spent the day… Read More

September 27, 2022

R&B Vocalist Jesse Powell Has Died At 51

According to a statement from his family, R&B vocalist Jesse Powell has died. The singer, known for his 1999 hit… Read More

September 14, 2022

Producer Jordan Waré is the Secret Weapon Behind Brent Faiyaz’s ‘Wasteland’

We spoke to violinist and producer Jordan Waré about crafting the sound" of Brent Faiyaz’s hit album Wasteland. “Villain’s Theme,”… Read More

July 28, 2022

10 Underrated Albums In 2022 You May Have Missed So Far

In case they missed your ears, here’s 10 underrated albums that dropped in 2022 that we think are worthy of… Read More

July 1, 2022

Without SZA’s ‘CTRL,’ R&B Wouldn’t Be Where It Is Now

Released five years ago, SZA's major label debut is a peerless piece of work. CTRL is an honest, compelling R&B album… Read More

June 9, 2022

How R&B Allows Black Women To Express Their Sexuality

R&B allows Black women to explore a part of themselves that is often too taboo to touch on, in both… Read More

June 8, 2022

First Look Friday: UMI on Making Music That Heals

For our latest First Look Friday, we spoke with UMI about her career, her therapeutic debut album Forest in the… Read More

June 3, 2022

Mary J. Blige is No Longer Worried About the State of R&B

We spoke to legendary singer Mary J. Blige about the state of R&B and what she's trying to achieve with… Read More

May 11, 2022

PJ Morton’s ‘Watch the Sun’ is a Full Circle Moment

PJ Morton spoke with Okayplayer about representing New Orleans music, his new album Watch the Sun, collaborating with Nas and… Read More

April 29, 2022