The membership numbers of Beyonce’s Beehive and Rihanna’s navy are astounding. In fact, the sheer force of their fan bases could probably overwhelm the military forces of some Third World countries. That is not an exaggeration.
And while that dynamic duo has owned the R&B game for well over a decade, a tantalizing crop of new talent is currently sprouting up, demanding with their otherworldly talent that we take a listen.
It’s time for us to fully get on board with this next wave, starting with the following five R&B artists who deserve more attention. Listen up.