The History of R&B

R&B, which stands for Rhythm and Blues, was created to replace the designation race music. The original term race music was considered offensive so the term Rhythm and Blues was implemented. It was used as a form of music that made black people come together. R&B was often thought of as love songs. By the 1970’s R&B was coined as a term that was inclusive to styles such as soul and funk.

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R&B Artists From The Spelmanite Point of View

Rhythm and Blues

By Nelly Ruach Background Rhythm and Blues Music, formally known as R&B is a fan favorite of people young and old.   This popular genera

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“Love, Peace, and Soul”

“Love, Peace, and Soul”: A Look at Soul Train Introduction Soul Train was a show that promoted individuality, good times, and musical expression. Formed in

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Musiq SOULchild

Thesis Musiq Soulchild is a male artist who has made various projects that have truly implemented the concept of soul into his music. In this

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Soul Music: The Temptations

by Claire Jackson Soul music is arguably the first genre where Black artists were given the recognition and praise they deserved for their contributions and

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Artist Paper Sources

Avane Ervin Artist Paper Sources- Ari Lennox “Ari Lennox: Biography & History.” AllMusic, www.allmusic.com/artist/ari-lennox-mn0003462621/biography.   Hyman, Dan. “Ari Lennox Is Anxious To Drop Her Debut:

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Ari Lennox

by Avane Ervin Courtney Shanade Salter“Ari Lennox” Courtney Shanade Salter also known as “Ari Lennox” is an American lyricist, singer, songwriter, and social media influencer.

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TLC Artist Sources

TLC Bibliography by Sharadiant Turner Works Cited III, Charles Stone, director. CrazySexyCool. n.d..    23, Beyonce KnowlesUpdated December, and Beyonce Knowles. “Beyonce Knowles Remembers Lisa ”Left

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My Life: As Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige has been an entertainer for decades. Her career has ranged from starring in movies, producing music and participating in televison shows. In

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Keke Wyatt

Keke Wyatt: Renowned Voice without Recognition Early Life & Beginnings Ke’Tara Shavon “Keke” Wyatt was born on March 10, 1982, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Consisting of

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Soul

The King of Soul: Marvin Gaye     – Marvin Pentz Gay was born in April 2, 1939. – He is also known as Marvin

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India.Arie (Artist Post)

India.Arie Introduction India.Arie is a neo-soul and R&B artist who simply does not receive enough credit for just how amazing her music is. When most

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Artist Paper – Kehlani

Kehlani “Success to me is only two things: happiness and stability.” Artist History Kehlani Ashley Parrish was born in Oakland, California, on April 24, 1995.

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Women of R&B

Women of R&B Patti LaBelle Early Life Patti LaBelle is referred to as the Godmother of Soul. She was born Patricia Louise Holte on May

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R&B Through the Years

First Stream (1940s-1950s) https://youtu.be/CnI_LuCJ4Ekhttps://youtu.be/nPeTtg3fTB8 Second Stream (mid 1950s- mid 1960s) https://youtu.be/u0Ujb6lJ_mMhttps://youtu.be/eFFgbc5Vcbw Third Stream (1960s- mid 1970s) https://youtu.be/9_y6nFjoVp4https://youtu.be/Or6Kgo3UsrU Fourth Stream (1970s-1980s) https://youtu.be/TvnYmWpD_T8https://youtu.be/CGib6okEeZ4 Fifth Stream (1990s-present) https://youtu.be/ZeP–wHHiy8https://youtu.be/9aZhLmXzAz8

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Is R&B Dead?

Many people today, consisting of artists, fans, and musical connoisseurs, have a strong belief that the genre of R&B is officially dead and gone with

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Obama Snubbed Etta James

Obama Snubbed Etta James It is January 20, 2009. Barack Obama has just been inaugurated as the 44th president of the United States. You turn

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The Boss Ms. Diana Ross

The Boss: Ms. Diana Ross Diana Ross is the boss of the music industry because of her extensive discography, crossover appeal, and longevity in entertainment. 

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Chaka Khan

Queen of Funk: Chaka Khan By: Demi Browder Yvette Marie Stevens Chaka Khan, known as the Queen of Funk was born on March 23, 1953

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Artist Paper Bibliography- Frank Ocean

Project by Claire Jackson Artist: Frank Ocean Opinion/topic: How Frank Ocean deconstructs heteronormativity in rap/r&b. https://www.pdcnet.org/palimpsest/content/palimpsest_2013_0002_0002_0187_0199 https://scholarsbank.uoregon.edu/xmlui/handle/1794/23515 https://scholarshare.temple.edu/bitstream/handle/20.500.12613/469/p15037coll12_2702.pdf?sequence=1 https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1367549414526730 https://scarab.bates.edu/honorstheses/326/ https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14769948.2019.1554329

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Elementor #98275

The Worlds Best Performer Hands down, as of who is still alive, it’s the Queen Bee!!! Don”t argue with me.

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Toni Braxton

Toni Braxton Who is Toni Braxton? Toni Michele Braxton was born of October 7, 1967. She is an American singer, songwriter, pianist, record producer, actress,

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R&B: The Fourth Stream

The Fourth Stream Rhythm and Blues is a genre that is so iconic to Black history. There are many aspects and factors to R&B and

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R&B: The 5th Stream

The New Millennium   The fusion R&B creations of independent composers ignited the careers of many new artists in the 1990s. Two production techniques were

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The Isley Brothers

Their Early Music Career The Isley Brothers are an R&B/Funk singing group of biological brothers from Cincinnati, OH. They are one most influential R&B groups

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90’s Girl Groups

History Although most remember the 1990s for gangster rap, many fans remember the soaring girl groups that emerged during the 1990s. The rising interest in

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The R&B in Jodeci

The R&B in Jodeci Jodeci revolutionized the R&B sound. The Beginning Jodeci has its roots in the church. The group was composed of the Hailey

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