Black History in the Making?: Male R&B Singers
You’ve heard the veteran R&B artists who have set the bar pretty high for young musicians, but the next generation of artists are truly a force to be reckoned with. Here are the hit-making R&B male singers to watch out for.
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Miguel’s debut album “All I Want Is You” resulted in three singles reaching the top 10 on the R&B songs chart in 2010 and 2011. His second studio album, "Kaleidoscope Dream" debuted at number three on the Billboard 200. Miguel has written songs for artists such as Jaheim and Usher.
Frank Ocean began his career as a ghostwriter for artists such as Justin Bieber, John Legend and Beyonce. This year, he received two Grammy Awards for his solo debut "Channel Orange" and collaboration with Jay-Z and Kanye West.
The singer and songwriter first began his career as an opening act for artists such as Brian McKnight and then became a background singer for Tyrese. His single “I Want You” is now a mega hit.
KEM’s self-released debut album, "Kemistry" was named a “Motown classic” by USA Today. He is also a songwriter and producer.
The Canadian artist first hit the music scene in early 2011 with the mixtape “House of Balloons.” Three mixtapes later, The Weeknd has developed a cult following and major industry support.