Contemporary R&B

Contemporary R&B
Stylistic originsRhythm and blues, soul, funk, pop, hip hop, electronic, dance
Cultural originsEarly 1980s North America; New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Montreal, Toronto
Typical instrumentsSynthesizers, keyboard, drum machine, vocals, talkbox piano
Mainstream popularityModerate since 1980s worldwide, mainstream in the 1990s and 2000s especially in the United States, declining in early 2010s
Hip hop soul - Neo soul - G-funk - Nu-funk
Fusion genres
Quiet storm - New jack swing – 2-step – Grime - G-funk – Crunk&B – Snap&B - PBR&B - Zouk R&B
Other topics

Contemporary R&B is a music genre of R&B. It mixes rhythm and blues, soul, funk, pop, hip hop, electronic and dance. Contemporary R&B is currently a dominant music genre for the Top 40 radios. Artists of this type of music includes, Beyoncé, Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Stevie Wonder, and Whitney Houston. Contemporary R&B became a popular music genre after the disco era in the 1980s. Contemporary R&B is an African American type of music, however, there has been other artists who are not African American that record contemporary R&B.