R&B

Essays

Solange’s New Album is a Homecoming Like No Other

'When I Get Home' is an intimate exploration of her Houston roots and black heritage.
Kristin Corry
3.4.19
grammys 2019

H.E.R.'s Grammy Performance Is A Hell of a Debut

The elusive singer performed "Hard Place" for her debut at this year's Grammys.
Kristin Corry
2.11.19
grammys 2019

Janelle Monáe's Grammys Performance Was "Free as Fuck," as Promised

The singer performed "Make Me Feel" from 'Dirty Computer.'
Kristin Corry
2.11.19
Premieres

Bathe's Surf R&B Is Full of Sobering Realities

"Sure Shot" is the Brooklyn-based duo's attempt at reclaiming beach music, or "surf R&B," as they call it.
Kristin Corry
1.24.19
Essays

James Blake Just Made a Gorgeous Album About Being Happy in Love

His overwhelmingly optimistic fourth album ‘Assume Form’ finds the UK singer-producer coming to terms with life after stability.
Josh Terry
1.18.19
Noisey News

One Week After 'Surviving R. Kelly,' the Change Is Just Beginning

In the week following Lifetime's 'Surviving R. Kelly,' the news cycle surrounding the Chicago singer has been unrelenting.
Kristin Corry
1.11.19
Noisey News

The Six Most Startling Takeaways From Lifetime's 'Surviving R. Kelly'

The Lifetime docuseries is the most comprehensive look at the sexual assault allegations made against the singer over the past two decades. Here's what we learned.
Kristin Corry
1.9.19
Premieres

The-Dream Is the King of R&B

With The-Dream dropping a 40-track mixtape, 'Ménage à Trois: Sextape Vol. 1, 2, and 3,' it's clear he's trying to get us all pregnant.
Kristin Corry
12.21.18
Interviews

Diana Gordon Already Made It, Now She's Starting All Over Again

The Queens native already found success in dance’s electropop scene as Wynter Gordon. Now, the mastermind between Beyoncé’s “Becky with the good hair” lyric is ready to step into her own on her new EP, ‘PURE.’
Kristin Corry
8.3.18
Open Submission Wednesdays

We Reviewed Literally Whatever You Sent Us, Volume 19

Please make better music next time.
Noisey Staff
4.11.18
New music

Jessie Reyez Hops on BLVK JVCK’s Ice-Melting Banger “Love Me Still”

The L.A./Miami production duo enlist the Canadian singer for their summery, yearning love track.
Sarah MacDonald
3.19.18