Rhythm and Blues, also known as R&B, is a genre of music that is very popular in the African American community. This genre has been prevalent since the 1940’s and has made many shifts since then. R&B was created with the intentions of mixing blues and jazz music that was predominately performed and created by African Americans. Throughout history there have been several different artists that have influenced this genre. One of the most well known R&B singers of the 2000’s is Alicia Keys. Through her musical talents and her ability to connect with people all over the world, Alicia Keys has made a remarkable impact in the music industry.