Following a debate sparked by Diddy on who killed R&B, we highlighted 10 musicians who proved in 2022 that soul music is far from dead.

Finding a talented actress with both the stage presence and singing chops to make Whitney Houston proud from above will be the key component to making the upcoming remake of 'The Bodyguard' a success. Thankfully, we have a few suggestions!

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Songstress H.E.R. will be featured in the movie musical adaptation of The Color Purple.

To close out Black Music Month here at BAW, we put together a list of seven musicians that are new to the industry and changing the shift of African American-made music for the better.

The world needed more Jazmine Sullivan and this time she recruits H.E.R. for latest single "Girl Like Me" from Sullivan's upcoming LP Heaux Tales. After releasing "Pick Up Your Feelings" last November, Sullivan made a very necessary comeback, which fans argue became the R&B revival music needed.

Janet Jackson's song "Making Love In The Rain" was sampled by H.E.R. for "Damage." Other popular samples used in 2020 include Ginuwine's "Differences" for Pop Smoke's "What You Know Bout Love" and Jazmine Sullivan's "Circles" for Megan Thee Stallion's song of the same name.

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Almost three years ago, Missy Elliott sent a tweet to a then under-the-radar artist whose music she admired and told her that “she was going to blow up.” Fast forward to this week and H.E.R. has been nominated for 10 Grammys, won two and is now starring with the rap […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — Genre-mashing, bold and chart-topping new artists have caught the attention of the Recording Academy, as Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X lead in nominations at the 2020 Grammy Awards. RELATED: Lizzo Is Top Nominee For 2020 Grammys Lizzo is in first place, scoring eight bids Wednesday for her fun, positive […]

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VH1’s annual Dear Mama: A Love Letter to Mom returns May 6 with special performances and tributes from artists including Ashanti and H.E.R. Both will take the stage to sing and shout out their mothers who have shaped their massive career success. Ciara, on behalf of #SeeHer, will honor deserving moms who have helped spread the group’s mission of increasing […]

H.E.R popped onto the music scene surrounded by a cloud of mystery. She kept her identity and face a mystery on on purpose because she “just wanted to make it about the music and nothing else.” We still haven’t gotten her government name but she says her stage name, H.E.R stands for Having Everything Relieved. She […]

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Mary J. Blige, Naomi Campbell and Judith Jamison are among the recipients of the 2018 Black Girls Rock awards. Queen Latifah will host the show, which will be taped Sunday at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. Blige will receive the star power award. Campbell will be presented the […]


NEW YORK (AP) — The top 10 albums of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu. 1. SZA, “Ctrl”: As the beat of the opening track of SZA’s debut album played at a concert this week in New York City, the entire venue passionately sang the first two minutes of the song “Supermodel,” […]